Badminton comes in many shapes and forms. You’ve probably played casually for a while and fallen in love with the feeling you get when playing an intense rally and the shuttle just won’t hit the floor. It’s hella fun!
You are likely not looking to become a professional badminton player but wouldn’t mind taking your skills up a notch, even if it’s just to beat your friends on the weekend.
Does any of this sound familiar?
- You’re frustrated with how difficult it is to find the perfect racket without having to spend a ton of money buying each one just to understand if it’s a good fit for you
- You’re playing badminton to stay healthy and perhaps even lose some weight, and found it more fun than going to the gym
If so, you’ve come to the right place.
Hi, I’m an intermediate badminton player who got frustrated buying rackets without any chance to properly try them first to see if they were a good fit for me.
I don’t feel that a “dry” swing with a racket at the local badminton store is enough and I don’t want to count on having a friend with just the racket I’m interested in.
Instead, I’ve taken it upon myself to buy and play-test my way through rackets, shoes, and other badminton gear, as an experiment to see if I can make this experience better for all of us badminton players out there. This is an evolving project, so I’m sure it’ll improve as I learn and I hope you’ll consider sharing constructive feedback.
My current gear testing process is as follows:
- 1. Discover new gear
- 2. Buy the gear (with my own money)
- 3. Test it during training drills (on court)
- 4. Test it during social games (on court)
- 5. Compare with the item’s marketing
- 6. Prepare a write-up for you