TOP 8 Best Badminton Rackets for All Types of Players

It is a bit difficult to choose a top 8 best badminton rackets because the racket that is best for you and your style of play may not be for another player with a different style of play or who has other preferences.

Taking this into consideration, our article will mention which top 8 best badminton rackets with separations, pointing out which ones are best for an offensive, defensive, balanced style of play, for doubles matches, etc …

In this way, you will be able to learn more about some rackets that probably have not even given much attention but which may even suit you.

Our List of the TOP 8 Best Badminton Rackets

For Offensive Players

The best badminton rackets for offensive players have some distinctive characteristics that are often seen in the vast majority of them.

In terms of flexibility, they are quite stiff and this happens so there is not a loss of power in the smash when making your swing pretty fast.

Usually also have more weight on the head, so it is possible to have more weight in the movement and can make a smash more powerful and fast.

  • YONEX Voltric Lin Dan Force

voltric ld force

Launched at the 2016 Olympics, this racquet was designed following the specifications are given by Lin Dan, who is one of the best badminton players ever.

The version that is available for sale is not 100% the same as the one he used in these Olympics but it is still a fairly balanced racket but with characteristics that greatly enhance a faster and more aggressive game.

Brand YONEX
 Flex Stiff
 Frame H.M.Graphite, NANOMETRIC DR, Tungsten
 Shaft H.M.Graphite, NANOMETRIC
 Weight / Grip Size: 3U (85-89.9g) G4
 Color Premium Gold

As you might expect, this is a head-heavy racket.

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  • YONEX Duora 10

duora 10

For a long time, the Duora 10 was the favorite racket of Lee Chong Wei, one of the best players ever and who has a very aggressive style of play, having as main play his cross-court smash.

One of the features that the players who have played with it stand out is the fact that it is quite thin and has a shape that makes it quite aerodynamic enough, cuts the air quite well and allows you to have a quick and powerful swing.

Powerful smashes and ease in fooling the opponent with drop-shots are the biggest advantages pointed at this racket.

Brand YONEX
Flex Stiff
 Frame H.M. Graphite, NANOMETRIC DR, Ni-Ti Fiber
 Shaft H.M. Graphite, NANOMETRIC
 Weight / Grip Size: 3U (Ave.88g) G4,5
2U (Ave.93g) G4,5
 Color Blue/Orange

It’s a head-heavy racket.

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  • YONEX Voltric Z-Force II

z-force ii

Finally, the YONEX Voltric Z-Force II is the racket of choice for many offensive players already over several years because all its features were designed to reinforce this style of play.

It’s not a racquet for everyone, especially because it causes Stiff, which can be very weird for a player who is accustomed to rackets with more flexibility, but if you can, it’s worth trying one and seeing what you think of the racket without any doubt is a good buy for a player who loves and supports his game in powerful smashes.

 Brand YONEX
 Flex Extra Stiff
 Frame H.M. Graphite, Sound Filter, NANOMETRIC, Tungsten
 Shaft H.M. Graphite, EX-HMG, NANOMETRIC
 Weight / Grip Size: 4U (Ave.83g) G4,5
3U (Ave.88g) G4,5
 Color Black and Blue

It’s head-heavy racket, which feels really well when you use it.

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For Double Players

Our choices to best badminton rackets for double players are:

  • YONEX Nanoray 900

nanoray 900

The Nanoray 900 came after the Nanoray 9900 had been discontinued and what was expected was a racket virtually identical but with another painting, because to date this was one of the rackets preferred by many professionals, but this was not what happened.

They are two very different rackets but the biggest feature they both share is the fact that it is quite light and fairly balanced.

These features make it a fairly complete racket and great for double players for being fast enough for this type of game but also for giving enough power to your smash when needed.

Brand YONEX
 Flex Stiff
 Frame H.T. Graphite, H.M. Graphite, NANOMETRIC, SUPER HMG
 Shaft H.M. GRAPHITE/Namd
 Weight / Grip Size: 4U (Ave.83g) G4,5
3U (Ave.88g) G4,5
 Color Blue/Navy

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  • Li-Ning Woods N90 II

li ning n90

Li-Ning is a Chinese brand that is not so well-known in the West but has been producing rackets of immense quality for quite a number of years, although they are usually a bit expensive compared to the competition.

The Li-Ning Woods N90 II has already been launched in 2012 but continues to be the racket of many professional players worldwide.

This racket has characteristics quite similar to the Z-Force II, being able to extract a lot of power from it, but as it is a bit agiler than we decided to include it in the recommended for doubles players.

Brand Li-Ning
 Flex Extra Stiff
 Weight / Grip Size: 85-89g (3U/W3)
 Color Red/Gold

It’s a head-heavy racket.

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For Defensive Players

If you are a player who likes to have a more defensive style of play then it might be best to consider that you may be better at playing doubles than an individual.

The vast majority of the best individual players in the world have a very strong offense and although there are some less striking in this aspect and have a very solid defense, usually on the offensive also can be quite consistent.

  • Yonex ArcSaber 11

The racket we decided to recommend in “best badminton rackets for defensive players” is ArcSaber 11.

This is a balanced racket that allows you to have a good defense and make the most of your reflexes and that is also capable of producing smashes with immense power in the hands of those who know how to do it.

Proof of that is Viktor Axelsen, Danish player, one of the best in the world and famous for his powerful smashes used this racket for several years.

Brand YONEX
 Flex  Stiff
 Frame  H.M. Graphite, Neo CS CARBON NANOTUBE, SONIC METAL
 Shaft  H.M. Graphite, Ultra PEF
 Weight / Grip Size:  3U (Ave.88g) G4,5
2U (Ave.93g) G4,5
 Color Metallic Red

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Best Badminton Rackets for All Types of Players

The rackets that we choose for this section are those that can be used at the highest level and of very consistent performance in any type of player, being him an individual player or of doubles.

  • Victor Bravesword 12

bravesword 12

Victor Bravesword 12 is well known, especially among European players and is the racket of choice for many of them, being balanced and having a very consistent performance in all types of game.

If you are looking for a versatile racquet that suits everything you want to do during a game, then you will hardly be disappointed if you decide to buy one of these.

Professional players know that the most important thing is not if you can make a smash a little more powerful than the opponent, but if you can have a more consistent game, pressing the opponent with precise movements and with the least possible errors.

Brand Victor
 Flex Medium
 Frame + Shaft Ultra High Modulus Graphite+Nano Resin
 Shaft H.M. GRAPHITE/Namd
 Weight / Grip Size: 3U / 4U, G4
 Color  Blue/White/Black

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  • VICTOR Jetspeed S10

victor jetspeed

Finally, we will recommend another racket from VICTOR, in this case, Jetspeed S10, which is very similar to Bravesword 12, but this one is a little heavier in the head.

This extra weight makes your smashes get even more power and does not seem to be enough to start slowing your movement when you need to defend.

Drop shots also seem to be easier to do, making it possible to move more naturally and with less effort, which also helps your stamina throughout the game.

One of the complaints of intermediate players and even the most advanced is that rackets that are made with a lot of focus on an offensive game style put a lot of pressure on the arm and that ends up causing fatigue in longer and more active games, something that with Jetspeed 10 does not is reported.

Brand Victor
 Flex Stiff
 Frame & Shaft Ultra Hi-Modulus Graphite + PYROFIL + Nano Fortify
 Weight / Grip Size: 87 g (4U) / G5
 Color Black / Blue /  White / Red

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Recommendations

Often players gives too much importance is to the choice of  the “best badminton rackets”.

The vast majority of intermediate and even advanced players will not feel a very big difference from racket to a racket if they choose a good one.

From the moment you buy and use a good racket, the model X or Y (which is practically the same but a little lighter) will be the same for you.

Just advise you to buy a racket that has offensive characteristics (there are several in this list, not only the first ones), especially if you mostly an individual player because a good smash never lacked any player or a long high clear for the bottom of the court.

And so, did you know more about what are the best badminton rackets for offensive, defensive, individual or doubles players?

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