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Head Light Defensive Badminton Rackets
Headlight badminton rackets in general are made for players wanting better control speed, and reactions in doubles, as well as those junior or weaker players with less natural strength. Due to the weight distribution on the rackets it also makes them perfect for overall defense and in particular from smashes in rallies. The improved control at the front of the net for these types of rackets is particularly useful to women in mixed doubles who tend to spend the majority of their time at the front of the court.
Finally, if you’re a player that loves changes of pace in rallies, or wants fast and attacking reaction speeds when playing doubles then these kinds of rackets will really suit your style of game.
There’s a big difference between a head light rackets and a lightweight racket and it’s important to understand the difference because it significantly affects performance. A headlight racket basically means the distribution of the weight in the racket goes to handle more than the head of the racket frame. There’s benefits and drawbacks to choosing a racket made like this.
The key benefits are increased reaction speed in rallies, this is great in fast moving rally situations where flat shots in particular are important or where there’s changes of pace in the shots being executed. Secondly, because the weight of the racket it towards the handle, it improves the general feel of the shots executed, this is particularly helpful for tight net shots, or delicate drop shots.
Our top 3 of the best lightest and fastest badminton rackets around would be:
- Yonex Nanoflare 700 Badminton Racket - a rapid speed headlight racket that’s perfect for attacking doubles shots combined with fast reactions in defense.
- Yonex Nanoray 10F Badminton Racket - perfect for beginner players developing good technique.
- Yonex Nanoray 9 Badminton Racket - A perfect beginner graphite head light racket.