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Babolat X-Feel Origin Essential Badminton Racket - Black Blue

By Babolat
£74.99
£90.00
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Description

  • Great all round, value for money racket
  • Great all round racket
  • Excellent for Net Players
  • Control your shots easily with this racket
  • Extra thin 6.8 shaft - for optimal air penetration
  • Carbon frame for stabiity - Carbon Xtrem Technology

The Babolat X-Feel Origin Essential Badminton Racket is designed to give you maximum performance at a fantastic price. Build with technology to improve the way a player can control their shots it's perfect for front court doubles players and those that like to move their opponent around the court with excellent control shots

The X-FEEL ESSENTIAL offers the perfect compromise between precision and versatility. Thanks to AERO+ technology, the racket is as aerodynamic as possible. It's designed for players looking for speed and maneuverability so they don't miss a single shot! The X-FEEL ESSENTIAL is Delphine LANSAC's racket.

IMPORTANT: This racket comes with original specialist strings and tensions already applied for longer term use from the brand. We recommend you select "original strings" when choosing you preferred upgrade option, as it'll save you cost and money in the present and future, unless you're a specialist high level competitive player or someone that specifically wants a certain string & tension.

Brand Babolat
Model Series X-Feel
Model name X-Feel Origin Lite
Shaft Construction Hot Melt Graphite
Original Racket Strings & Tension I-Feel 66 Strings at 20lbs
Recommended Strings & Tension iFeel 68 at 24lbs
String Tension Range 18-27lbs
Racket Bag/Cover Included Full Size Zip Racket Bag
Player Level Intermediate
Player Style Defensive
Racket Balance Even Balance
Flex Medium
Weight 84 grams
Grip Size G4/S2 (Medium)
Head shape Isometric
Overall length 675mm
Country of origin China

Buying Guide

Badminton Rackets Buying Guide

The key question to ask firstly is what style of player are you, or what type of player do you want to become?

  1. Power Attacking
  2. All ound
  3. Fast Reactions to Rallies
  4. Control and Touch, by moving players around the court to create space

As a general guide for your playing style below is the kind of racket you'll want to look at purchasing:

Playing Style

Racket Balance

Racket Flexibility

Racket Weight

Power Attacking

Head Heavy

Stiff

85g – 89g (3U)

All Round

Balanced

Medium

80g – 84g (4U)

Speed & Fast Reactions

Head Light

Medium

79g or below (5U and up)

Control & Touch

Head Light

Hi Flex

79g or below (5U and up)


In simple terms is means this:
Player with Explosive Backswing Hitting = Stiffer Shaft needed as it'll unload faster for more power
Player with Slower Backswing Hitting = More Flexible Shaft needed so that it'll unload fully at impact

If you're still unsure what to choose for yourself, we'd recommend going for a medium flex badminton racket to minimise the chances of choosing incorrectly what's right for you.

Weight:
Weight can make a real difference to reaction speeds, and power behind the hit of a shuttle. Too light a racket and it won't go far or powerful enough. However too heavy a racket and you'll find you'll be reacting too slow in fast flat rallies, where reaction speed is everything.

Most rackets are weighted around 3U (85-89g) or 4U (80-84g), this is because it's a good weight balance for players to hit hard and also be able to react fast too.

Typically singles players will use heavier rackets 3U (85-89g), this provides the player with more stability and accuracy, with a little more weight for power behind it, without compromising on racket speed too much, as quick racket head speed isn't needed as much in the singles game.

Doubles players however will usually want lighter rackets, the most popular weight for this being 4U (80-84g), this is because the Badminton Racket will offer more speed and quicker reactions in around the net and for defence against smashes.

Racket Strings Used & Tension

Again like the grip, this is customisable on any racket. However do look out for racket tension ranges on the product as this could potentially limit your ability to have the racket strung at a desired tension.

For a full breakdown on strings and tensions, see our buying guide specifically on this.

To put it simply however, if you're unsure what to choose when buying a racket you like, either go for the “Original Strings” option or “Stringers Professional Decision” for which we'll choose the string that best suits getting the maximum performance out of the racket for you.

Full Badminton Racket Buying Guide

Delivery

UK Mainland Delivery

FREE if over £50 or £2.95

Standard 2-4 days delivery.

Express (Mon-Fri) 1-2 working days £3.95

Order by 1pm Monday-Friday for Next Working Day UK delivery.

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International Delivery

Unfortunately, due to Brexit, we will no longer be shipping outside of UK Mainland.

Return & Warranty

Easy Returns

UK Customers

We have a simple 30 days (can be extended) upon receiving the order policy, but we will be flexible and extend this if it's a gift for a specific event, such a a birthday, this can be done by simply ticking the the gift option when purchasing.

We a provide a part filled returns form for all UK orders, simply follow the process below:

To find your local collect plus shop: https://www.collectplus.co.uk/store-locator See here for our full returns details & information.

International Customers

We provide a pre-filled returns form you can use for the return. For returns outside the UK, you'll be required to pay shipping costs with tracking.

Once received, a full refund to the value of the goods, minus the full cost of the us sending the order originally out to you will be given.

Our UK Address for returns is:

Badminton HQ
Unit 1, Greabridge Business Park,
Budds Lane,
Romsey,
Hampshire,
England
SO51 0HA

Warranty Policy - Our Risk Free Support

Within 30 Days of receipt of the items?

Simple 30 days retailer warranty on all orders with genuine manufacturer defects.

More than 30 Days?

We work with the brands/suppliers to see if it can be covered under warranty for you (usually it is, but depends on the way the damage has occurred).

Still not covered but within 6 months of purchase?

We offer a crash replacement policy, where we offer a goodwill policy of 25% discount off your next order with us for the same/alternative replacement item, not including postage costs.

Price Match Promise

Price Match Promise

It's this simple - Find it cheaper ANYWHERE else & we'll match it PLUS give you 10% of the difference off in addition! Subject to conditions (see below).

So how does it work?

  1. Fill in the form and go ahead and place your order now Important: make sure you use the same email for both the price promise form and your order.
  2. We'll email you after the order has been placed confirming the refund +10% the difference for the price match, if there's any issue that comes up, we'll ask you what you want. Alternatively call us on +44 (0)2380 002388.

* By requesting the price request you have checked it meets the requirements below.

The boring conditions bit:

  1. Make sure the item being sold elsewhere is new and include a direct link to it.
  2. We can only price match other UK retailers. Inernational retailers can not be price matched.
  3. The item must be in stock and actively being sold.
  4. At our own discretion we can refuse to offer the price match. Where this is the case we will offer you a full refund, this is rare, but there are exceptions. We will offer to refund the order in full if this happens.
  5. The product is identical to ours in brand, colour, size and model number.
  6. We cannot provide retrospective price matching after you have already purchased from us in the past, as we cannot verify if on the date of original purchase the price of the alternative retailer you may ask us to price match with.
  7. Strings and Shuttlecocks excluded.
  8. Yonex products are excluded from this offer.

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Abishayan Sivabalan
Fantastic racket!

This is my second racket, coming from a Dunlop Blackstorm. This racket is fantastic and I am very much happy with it - great weight, great handling and I feel that I can generate a high amount of power with a racket. I'm a firm believer that the player is significantly more important than the racket, but a well-made racket such as this one will help in elevating your game. Equipment is not something to obsess over, but nonetheless, I am very happy with my purchase and I will be buying from Babolat again in the near future. No complaints.

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Abishayan Sivabalan
Fantastic racket!

This is my second racket, coming from a Dunlop Blackstorm. This racket is fantastic and I am very much happy with it - great weight, great handling and I feel that I can generate a high amount of power with a racket. I'm a firm believer that the player is significantly more important than the racket, but a well-made racket such as this one will help in elevating your game. Equipment is not something to obsess over, but nonetheless, I am very happy with my purchase and I will be buying from Babolat again in the near future. No complaints.