2018 Badminton Beginner Equipment Guide

2018 Badminton Beginner Equipment Guide

2018 Badminton Beginner Equipment Guide

With new rackets, bags, and shoes being released every year, it can be hard to keep up with the latest gear. 

But luckily, we've got you covered!  This 2018 Badminton Equipment Guide will provide recommendations on rackets, shoes, and bags for players of different levels and playing styles.

RACKET SUGGESTIONS:

If you are not sure what the specs of a racket tells you, check out our guide on "How to Choose a Badminton Racket" for more info!

You can always email Tommyli.yumo@gmail.com if you have any further questions!

Beginner Player

All-Rounded Play-style [Even Balanced Rackets]
For the all-rounded player, who plays a balance of attacking and control shots.

YONEX
Nanoray 50 FX
Nanoray 3
Nanoray 10F
Duora 55

VICTOR
Brave Sword 1800
Brave Sword 1700N
Brave Sword 1300
Arrow Speed 11
Arrow Speed 12
Columbia V

LI NING
Club Play A800
UC8000
UC9000
CL 55

BLACK KNIGHT
Diamond 100
Conqueror

KARAKAL
Power Drive
M-75 FF

Aggressive Attacking Play-style [Head Heavy Rackets]
For the offensive player who likes to smash at every chance they get and likes to play at the rear court.

YONEX
Voltric 0F
Voltric 1 TR
Voltric 5 FX
Voltric 8 Etune

VICTOR
Thruster K 100
Thruster K 300
Thruster K 600
Arrow Power 8000

LI NING
Windstorm 600
Windstorm 300
Pro Master Turbocharging 9TF
Mega Power Air Stream 99 TD

BLACK KNIGHT
Uni Force X21
Uni Force X28
Power Channel V65

KARAKAL
Power Drive
BN-60 FF

Controlled Play-style [Head Light Rackets]
For the player who likes to play at the front court and take control of the net with tight spinning net shots as well as playing fast drive exchanges.

YONEX
Nanoray 3
Nanoray 9
Nanoray 20
Nanoray 50 FX

VICTOR
Brave Sword 1800
Brave Sword 1700N
Brave Sword 1300
Arrow Speed 11
Arrow Speed 12
Jetspeed 09L

LI NING
Multi Control UC 7000
Multi Control UC 6000

BLACK KNIGHT
Photon 20
Photon 20 XL

KARAKAL

 

Intermediate-Advanced Player

All-Rounded Play-style [Even Balanced Rackets]
For the all-rounded player, who plays a balance of attacking and control shots.

YONEX
Duora 77
Arcsaber 6 FL
Duora 7
Nanoray Speed
Arcsaber 11

VICTOR
Brave Sword 12L
Brave Sword 12
Brave Sword 9N
Jetspeed 12

LI NING
Pro Master Turbo 7TD
Pro Master Airstream 50TD
Pro Master 90TD
Pro Master Xiphos X1

BLACK KNIGHT
Max Force DT 820
Max Force DT 825 XL
Uni Force Ruby A40

KARAKAL


Aggressive Attacking Play-style [Head Heavy Rackets]
For the offensive player who likes to smash at every chance they get and likes to play at the rear court.

YONEX
Voltric 8 Etune
Voltric Force
Voltric 50 Etune
Voltric 70 Etune
Astrox 6
Astrox 7
Astrox 9

VICTOR
Thruster K 15
Thruster K 6000
Thruster K 8000
Thruster K 9000
Hypernano X 800 Power

LI NING
Windstorm 72
Mega Power Flame N55 III
Mega Power Turbocharging N9
Mega Power Breakfree N90 III

BLACK KNIGHT
Photon 40T
Photon 40T XL

 

KARAKAL
Power Drive
BN-60 FF

 

Controlled Play-style [Head Light Rackets]
For the player who likes to play at the front court and take control of the net with tight spinning net shots and pushes and drives.

YONEX
Nanoray 70DX
Nanoray 95DX
Nanoray 300 Neo
Nanoray i-Speed
Nanoray 700FX
Nanoray 750

VICTOR
Hypernano X 70
Brave Sword 12L
Hypernano X 800 Air
Hypernano x 800 Control
Jetspeed 12F
Jetspeed 10

LI NING
Multi Control Xiphos X1
Multi Control N90 III S Type

BLACK KNIGHT
Photon 20
Photon 20 XL

KARAKAL

SHOE SUGGESTIONS:

Low End
These shoes are recommended for individuals who are starting out in badminton and want a pair of budget-friendly shoes.

 

YONEX
Power Cushion 35 M
Power Cushion 35 L
Power Cushion 47
Power Cushion 65R2 M
Power Cushion 65R2 L

VICTOR
AS-3W FG/JE  (WIDE MODEL)
AS-32 GC
AS-33 CO

Mid End
These shoes are recommended for individuals who are seeking better support and cushioning at a reasonable price.

 

YONEX
Power Cushion 55
Power Cushion Comfort M
Power Cushion Comfort L
Power Cushion 65X Wide
Power Cushion 65X L
Power Cushion 65X M

VICTOR
AS-9200W DG  (WIDE MODEL)
SH-A390 FB/DF  (WIDE MODEL)
SH-A610 FO
SH-A620 AQ

High End
These shoes are recommended for individuals who are aggressive on court and are seeking maximum support and cushioning.

 

YONEX
Power Cushion 03 M
Power Cushion 65Z
Power Cushion Comfort Z
Power Cushion 03Z M
Power Cushion 03Z L
Aerus 2 M
Aerus 2 L

VICTOR
SH-A710
SH-A830-CG  (WIDE MODEL)
P9300 FO/DE

 

BAG SUGGESTIONS:

Backpack Style
These backpack style bags are designed for those who are on the go and want to keep things simple and compact, bringing only the essentials.

YONEX
1818 EX Black/Navy
9812 EX Black/Blue
8822 EX Blue

 

3 Racket
A compact racket bag with one large compartment for rackets and a side compartment for small things. You can fit shoes in the large compartment if you do not have too many rackets. Bag is single strapped.

YONEX
4823 EX Lime/Red
8823 EX Lime/Red/Blue

VICTOR

 

6 Racket
A standard sized racket bag with two large compartments for rackets/clothing/etc, a shoe compartment, and a side compartment for small things. Bag can be single or double strapped.

YONEX
4826 EX Lime/Red
6826 EX Blue
8826 EX Lime/Red/Blue
9826 EX Blue/Black/Pink/Platinum

VICTOR

 

9 Racket
A large sized racket bag with three large compartments for rackets/clothing/etc, a shoe compartment, and a side compartment for small things.  Bag is double strapped.

YONEX
8829 EX Lime
9829 EX Blue/Black/Pink

VICTOR

SHUTTLE SUGGESTIONS:

Beginner Player

Synthetic Shuttles
Yonex Mavis 300
Yonex Mavis 350
Yonex Mavis 2000
Victor Carbonsonic #1

Feather Shuttles
Victor Champion #5
Victor Champion # 3
Chao Pai Gold

Intermediate-Advanced Player

Feather Shuttles
Chao Pai Pink
Chao Pai Red
Victor Champion #1
Victor Gold

 

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