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Mizuno Fortius 30 Power Badminton Racket

By Mizuno
£124.99
£150.00
- 17%
Free UK Delivery
Head Heavy Stiff Head Light Flexible
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  • Buying Guide
  • Delivery
  • Returns & Warranty
  • Price Match Promise

Description

  • 4U Weight
  • Head Heavy Power Racket
  • For advanced doubles play
  • Full Length Case Included
  • Box Frame for stability
  • 32lbs max tension frame

The Fortius 30 Power badminton racket is an advanced level racket designed for the hard hitting doubles player.

The 4U weight creates provides a great balance between swing weight power and speed. The stiff, 'Xtra slim shaft' reduces drag and is highly responsive when matched with good technique.

Also features:

High Foam System - By using a special molding technology, EVA foam is used on the internal of the frame, strengthening the external frame and still keeping the flexibility of the inner frame. This construction enables the frame to absorb shock when hitting the shuttlecock and offers more power.

Box Frame - A simple yet highly effective design that provides structural stability to the frame preventing it from twisting during powerful smash shots.

Rapid Response System - The Rapid Response System is an innovative technology aimed at delivering explosive power with every shot. By carefully calibrating the kick-point on the shaft, a moderate snapping back and a quick spring back creates a faster and more accurate smash.

Hot Melt Tech - The graphite sheets are heated at a higher temperature to further eliminate the impurities during the initial manufacturing process. This results in a smoother more consistent coating that not only strengthens the frame but enhances the aerodynamics of the graphite thus increasing the racquets velocity.

Brand Mizuno
Model Series Fortius
Model name Fortius 30
Shaft Construction Graphite - Japan HMG T46
Original Racket Strings & Tension Frame Only, No Strings
String Tension Range 20-32lbs
Racket Bag/Cover Included Full Size Zip Racket Bag
Player Level Professional
Player Style Attacking
Racket Balance Head Heavy
Flex Stiff
Weight 83 grams
Grip Size G5/S3 (Small)
Overall length 675mm
Hi Tension Racket Hi Tension

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 £3.95

Standard 2-4 days delivery.

Express (Mon-Fri) 1-2 working days £4.95

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

More Delivery Info

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 on the right with all the relevant details requested. Alternatively you can call our team on 02380 002388.
  2. We'll email you or call you after we review the price match request.

* 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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