I would agree with acidburn09 that the Nanoray 200 Aero isn’t a bad choice and is a cheaper racquet price-wise. It’s a head light so it is a quicker racket which is also helped by its design to be more aerodynamic. Certainly for defensive and net play in doubles, this racket will do the job.BestFind wrote: ↑Dec 28th, 2018 8:14 pmCan someone recommend a badminton racket out of the lot on sale? I am intermediate level, would like to use it for doubles and can smash better. I currently play with a nanoray orion racket which i bout for about $60 at Sports expert and would like to buy a 2nd racket
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I do think good technique will compensate for smashes to an extent but if your plan is to be a more aggressive player you may want to consider a head heavy racquet. I recently got a Victor Onigiri which is a head heavy (but a light frame) as I was in a similar predicament as you... doubles player, intermediate level and looking for a bit more power. I will admit some of my touch shots are a little off as I only had this racquet for a week, but I notice my smashes have a lot more pop (I had a Nanoray Glanz before).
Just my opinion, but I would probably look at the Voltric 50 etune first. It’s head heavy and you can tweak the weight a little as well. The Duora 7 is another option and it’s more even balanced. You may want to consider this if you’re concerned a head heavy would mess up your defensive game, but it costs more.
While a head heavy isn’t like playing badminton with a tennis racquet, there is a perceptible difference in feel. Like I said, my finesse game is a little off right now but my power game definitely has more oomph in it. I figure in a few weeks, I’ll get acclimated to it.
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