Sunday, June 23, 2013

How to prevent a broken badminton racket handle

Every badminton player has a favourite badminton racket. Some of them may stick to use the same racket for as long as they can. Some for over 20 years! As long as the head frame and shaft is in good condition, there's no reason you should retire your racket, unless the worst thing happens. Broken racket handle that is.

Badminton racket frame and shaft may be made from the best graphite material, and technology has driven in to improve the performance of every racket there is. Frame and shaft may last a lifetime, but racket handles don't. 

There are some people who would go all the way to fix and repair the handle. Some wood crafting experience is definitely needed there. Then there are a couple of websites that has wooden racket handles available for sale in different shaft diameters available.

Badminton racket handles are generally made from wood. The quality of wood has never been a question to anyone especially players. Quality of wood used would in fact affect the weight of a racket, the better the quality, the heavier it could be. Weight is something that can also affect the balance point and the feel of badminton rackets.

Wood absorbs sweat and could break the rackets easily when the wood is soft. Therefore, the wood surface should be sweat proof. How to achieve a dry racket handle surface?

Here are some tips to prolong the durability of your racket handles.

Before wrapping any grips over the racket handle, be it towel grips or overgrips, ensure that the wood racket handle is dry all the time. Make it sweat proof by first wrapping it with a layer of plastic cover. New rackets normally come with shrink wraps made from polymer plastic.

Another option is to use a layer of cellophane tape wrapped around the wooden badminton racket handle first. Change the cellophane tape at each change of grip if necessary.

A good racket is hard to find. It is very personal to you and you would not lend your favourite badminton racket to anyone, would you? Try this simple tip to care for your rackets to keep it safe and healthy! 

Please comment if you have any other tips on how to care for badminton racket handles!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Thwack SFX 5000 Xiong Guobao Badminton Racket

Experience the only unique patented badminton racket grip in the world! These are scientifically designed and developed rackets available in different sizes as per different age groups.


The unique grip enables amateurs and professionals to perfect their techniques, helping them enhance their backhand and forehand strokes manifold.


The racket is created by ex-world champion Xiong Guobao, also famously know as The Backhand King.
The SFX Model is designed for adult player.


* Package includes Training CD by Coach Xiong Guobao.




Thwack SFX 5000 Specifications
Frame Meterial: High Modulus Full Carbon Graphite
Shaft Material: Full Carbon Graphite
Flex: Medium
Weight: 85 +/- 2g (4U-G2)
Length: 675mm
Max Tension: 30lbs
Balance: 290 +/- 3mm
Grommet: 76 Holes
Model: SFX R1.7 (Adult, Right-Handed 1.7m)


Special Features
Isomectric head frame Equalizes the length of main and cross strings in the stringbed, enlarging the sweet-spot for more consistent accuracy even on off-center hits.
Patented Racket Grip The unique grip enable players to perfect their techniques and greatly enhance the backhand and forehand strokes throught the muscle memory concept.
High Modulus Carbon Graphite HMG racket provides strength and stiffness, minimizing head deflection. Which helps to prevent twisting of the racket head when the shuttle impacts outside the sweet spot of the racket head.
76 Grommets system This single-pass grommet holes construction provides more grommet holes, creating a high-performance stringing pattern that puts 7% more durability.


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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Yonex Voltric 5 Badminton Racket

Yonex Voltric 5 is a well balanced racquet with great handling and power for mid-level players.

Combining incredible power and lightning fast racquet for the first time, the VOLTRIC series racquet can take your game to a whole new level.

Specifications
FlexMedium
FrameCarbon
ShaftCarbon
Weight / Grip Size3U (85 - 89.9g) / G4
Length675mm +/- 2
Max Tension25lbs (10.5kg)
Balance Point300mm +/- 3 (Head Heavy)
Grommets72
ColorBlue
Made InTaiwan

Special Features
Tri-Voltage System

The stiff racquet structure at the top of the frame allows the head to bend in a very controlled way and hold shuttles on the string bed for longer.

The thin frame sides then allow the frame to flex more and transfer more energy to the shuttle. This combination allows you to smash with instant power.

In Voltric, the weight is balanced on the top of the frame and at the joint area which allows good handling while also maintaining power.

The thin sides of the frame and at the top of the head reduce air resistance and improve the handling even further. Players can now make a full swing even during short range rallies as Voltric responds instantly to even subtle movements.

Isometric

Developed by Yonex, the Isometric Square Head Shape provides a 32% larger effective hitting area than a conventional racquet.

The Isometric Square Head Shape equalizes the length of main and cross strings in the stringbed, enlarging the sweetspot for more consistent accuracy even on off-center hits.

Build-in T-JointMoulded deep into the layers of graphite where the frame connects with the shaft, the Yonex Built-in T-Joint creates a durable and high-strength one-piece frame that is torque-free.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Apacs Finapi 252 Badminton Racket


The Apacs Finapi 252 racket is the latest model from Apacs Finapi Series Badminton racket.

  • Finapi 252 is designed for Control Player, and give you Sharper, Stable and Powerful smashes and at the same time let you enjoy the precise drop shot and netting play.
  • With the racket Box Type Wide Body Head design, player can generate more Controlled Smashes and Drive Shot.
  • The racket was developed with the new "Carbon Nano Tube" which combines exceptional power and great handling, and overall improve execution with Power and more Control.
  • With its light body, enable you to move the racket like a sword and to deliver a very clean and sharp execution.
  • The racket is a Medium flex racket that will deliver more power even for intermediate player, and at the same time provide excellent control.
  • The Finapi 252 is a stable racket and is developed to suit control based players who want more control or those seeking to produce accuracy in smashes.
  • This racket is very well balanced and awesome to play with, and with the price over performance, it gives you the best value for money.

 

Apacs Finapi 252 Specifications
Frame Meterial:Hi Modulus Graphite + Box Wide Body Head
Shaft Material:Hi Modulus Graphite
Flex:Medium
Weight: 86g +/- 1 (4U-G1)
Length:675mm +/- 2
Max Tension: 35lbs
Balance: 285mm +/- 3

 

Special Features
Isomectric head frameEqualizes the length of main and cross strings in the stringbed, enlarging the sweet-spot for more consistent accuracy even on off-center hits.
Box Wide Body Head
The racket Box-Type Wide Body Head design will enable player to generate more Control and Accurate Shots and Smashes.
Hi-Tension Frame

With the Hi-Tension Frame the maximum Horizontal String tension is 36lbs and Vertical string tension is 34lbs. The strengthened frame is more stable thus enabling more control and performance during smash and fast drive.

CNT Carbon Nanotube

The new material ‘CNT Carbon Nanotube’ is adopted in both sides of the frame in order to give strength and perseverance.

It holds large amount of energy at the impact, and releases it back like an arrow. It gives you depth and control in your game.

The strength and flexibility of ‘CNT Carbon Nanotube’ will lead your game into the next level.

 


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Apacs Finapi 232 Badminton Racket


The Apacs Finapi 232 racket is the latest model from Apacs Finapi Series Badminton racket.

  • Finapi 232 is designed for Offensive Player, and give you sharper and powerful smashes and at the same time let you enjoy the precise drop shot and netting play.
  • With the racket Aero-dynamic Wide Body Head design, player can generate more smashing Power and Speed.
  • The racket was developed with the new "Carbon Nano Tube" which combines exceptional power and great handling, and overall improve execution with Power and more Control.
  • With its light body, enable you to move the racket like a sword and to deliver a very clean and sharp execution.
  • The racket is a Medium flex racket that will deliver more power even for intermediate player, and at the same time provide excellent control.
  • The Finapi 232 is fast racket and is developed to suit attack based players who want more control or those seeking to produce instant power for smashes.
  • This racket is very well balanced and awesome to play with, and with the price over performance, it gives you the best value for money.

 

Apacs Finapi 232 Specifications
Frame Meterial:Hi Modulus Graphite + Aero Wide Body Head
Shaft Material:Hi Modulus Graphite
Flex:Medium
Weight: 86g +/- 1 (4U-G1)
Length:675mm +/- 2
Max Tension: 35lbs
Balance: 285mm +/- 3

 

Special Features
Isomectric head frameEqualizes the length of main and cross strings in the stringbed, enlarging the sweet-spot for more consistent accuracy even on off-center hits.
Aero Wide Body Head
The racket Aero-dynamic Wide Body Head design will enable player to generate more smashing Power and Speed.
Hi-Tension Frame

With the Hi-Tension Frame the maximum Horizontal String tension is 36lbs and Vertical string tension is 34lbs. The strengthened frame is more stable thus enabling more control and performance during smash and fast drive.

CNT Carbon Nanotube

The new material ‘CNT Carbon Nanotube’ is adopted in both sides of the frame in order to give strength and perseverance.

It holds large amount of energy at the impact, and releases it back like an arrow. It gives you depth and control in your game.

The strength and flexibility of ‘CNT Carbon Nanotube’ will lead your game into the next level.

 


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Apacs Finapi 212 Badminton Racket




The Apacs Finapi 212 racket is the latest model from Apacs Finapi Series Badminton racket.

  • Finapi 212 is designed for Powerful Hitter, and give you sharper smashes and at the same time let you enjoy the precise drop shot and netting play.
  • The racket was developed with the new "Carbon Nano Tube" which combines exceptional power and great handling, and overall improve execution with Power and more Control.
  • With its light body, enable you to move the racket like a sword and to deliver a very clean and sharp execution.
  • The racket is a stiff flex racket that will deliver more power for powerful hitter, and at the same time provide excellent control.
  • The Finapi 212 is fast racket and is developed to suit power based players who want more control or those seeking to produce instant power for smashes.
  • This racket is very well balanced and awesome to play with, and with the price over performance, it gives you the best value for money.

 

Apacs Finapi 212 Specifications
Frame Meterial:Hi Modulus Graphite + Muscle Power Slim Head
Shaft Material:Hi Modulus Graphite + Slim Shaft
Flex:Stiff
Weight: 86g +/- 1 (4U-G2)
Length:675mm +/- 2
Max Tension: 35lbs
Balance: 285mm +/- 3

 

Special Features
Isomectric head frameEqualizes the length of main and cross strings in the stringbed, enlarging the sweet-spot for more consistent accuracy even on off-center hits.
76 Grommets systemThis single-pass grommet holes construction provides more grommet holes, creating a high-performance stringing pattern that puts 7% more durability.
Hi-Tension Frame

With the Hi-Tension Frame the maximum Horizontal String tension is 36lbs and Vertical string tension is 34lbs. The strengthened frame is more stable thus enabling more control and performance during smash and fast drive.

CNT Carbon Nanotube

The new material ‘CNT Carbon Nanotube’ is adopted in both sides of the frame in order to give strength and perseverance.

It holds large amount of energy at the impact, and releases it back like an arrow. It gives you depth and control in your game.

The strength and flexibility of ‘CNT Carbon Nanotube’ will lead your game into the next level.

 


 



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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Apacs Badminton Training Racket 120g, 140g, 160g, 180g


A lot of top badminton players in the world uses various training techniques to improve arm and wrist strength, and to warm up prior to a match. One of the conventional way was to use a squash racket as the training racket.

This is because of the heavier weight of the squash racket, making it suitable for resistance training. However the squash racket is still not a badminton racket, playing or practicing with the squash racket does not give you the feel and touch of a badminton racket.

Knowing this limitation and the needs of a proper badminton training racket for fellow badminton players, Apacs research & development team created a range of training racket specifically to solve this problem.

  • With these new training rackets, players can now use them to strengthen their arm and wrist works, thus improving overall shots consistency, accuracy and power.
  • The range of rackets available are W-120g, W-140g, W-160g, and W-180g. So the selection can be based on your level, limit and preference.
  • The Apacs Training Racket is also recommended to be used in a normal game as the heavier racket will indirectly train your arm and wrist work, making your shots and smashes more powerful and stronger overtime.
  • This racket is highly recommended for all serious badminton player and to those who wanted to improve the skill and strength level.
  • A well worth investment to improve your game and also this racket is one of the best price in the market.

APACS Training W-120 Specifications
Frame Meterial:Hi Modulus Graphite
Shaft Material:Hi Modulus Graphite
Flex:Stiff
Weight:120g
Length:670mm
Max Tension:

26lbs

Balance:330 +/- 5mm
Grommet:72 Holes
Head:Isomectric head

APACS Training W-140 Specifications
Frame Meterial:Hi Modulus Graphite
Shaft Material:Hi Modulus Graphite
Flex:Stiff
Weight:140g
Length:670mm
Max Tension:

26lbs

Balance:320mm +/- 5
Grommet:72 Holes
Head:Isomectric head

APACS Training W-160 Specifications
Frame Meterial:Hi Modulus Graphite
Shaft Material:Hi Modulus Graphite
Flex:Stiff
Weight:160g
Length:670mm
Max Tension:

26lbs

Balance:310mm +/- 5
Grommet:72 Holes
Head:Isomectric head

APACS Training W-180 Specifications
Frame Meterial:Hi Modulus Graphite
Shaft Material:Hi Modulus Graphite
Flex:Stiff
Weight:180g
Length:670mm
Max Tension:

26lbs

Balance:300mm +/- 5
Grommet:72 Holes
Head:Isomectric head

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