The Li-Ning Tectonic 7 Drive is one of the finest all round rackets created by Li-Ning in recent years scoring a massive 94/100. Tested in October 2020.
Yet another disappointing top of the range Astrox racket, not friendly to use for most club players – look elsewhere! Tested October 2020
Victor rackets continue to impress us, this Victor Thruster F Claw really is super stable, easy to maneuver, great for defense and with superb build quality! Tested October 2020
How We Test Our Rackets
Remember all rackets are re-strung using Yonex BG65 to the same 25 lbs tension
We use the same shuttles for all tests Yonex AS30’s
We have had the same player do all of our testing for us.
Every racket is subjected to the same testing in the same way
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“Does it matter which badminton racket I use?” Very much so! If it didn’t then we could all just play badminton with a squash racket. This example is proven particularly well when using a training racket which is really heavy and hard to manoeuvre.
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For a full explanation on how to use this site please click here to “Learn more“. Rackets were rated out of 20 for each of the categories, but from 2020 we have increased the test categories from 5 to 10 (please see below).
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Measures shuttle velocity in Km/h
Measure the racket’s ability to control the shuttle
Measures the racket head speed in
WEIGHT vs POWER
Racket is rated according to its weight to smash power ratio
WEIGHT vs SPEED
Racket is rated according to its weight to manoeuvre speed ratio
Player effort input vs shuttle flight from racket
How effective the racket responds to strong attack
The rackets ability to control and power flat shots
How easy this racket plays clears
EASE OF USE
Is this racket easy to use or does it require a lot of effort