Top 5 Badminton Racquets 2021 [Reviewed]

The world is changing every day and so on sports. Today it requires tons of the latest features especially if it’s game-like badminton. Top badminton brands like YONEX, Li-Ning, HEAD, etc. are working hard on the equipment they manufacture such as badminton rackets, badminton shuttlecock, badminton shoes and accessories to meet the requirements of the modern age game and give the world of badminton technologically improved super-advanced badminton equipment.

For instance, Yonex has launched the latest Astrox series, which helps players to achieve outstanding power while maintaining control over shots. Moreover, its rotation generation theory helps in maintaining better weight distribution within the racquet.

Similarly, Li-Ning also played a significant role by introducing Turbo and 3D Caliber Series to assist players to get desired results. Their recent Aeronaut series which has remained in aerospace technology aids in providing excellent swing speed to the frame of Lining rackets.

Top 5 Badminton Racquets 2021

Badminton Racquets

Technology

Weight (gms)

COUNTER

ATTACK (10)

POWER (10)

SWING SPEED (10)

Yonex Nanoflare 800

Nanometric & Razor Frame

83

9.7

9

9.7

Yonex Astrox 99 LCW

Namd & Rotational Generator System

84

9.5

9.5

9.4

HEAD Octane Pro

 Advanced Composites Technology

86 

9.5 

 9.5

9.2 

Li Ning 3D Calibar 001

TB Nano, & Wing Stabilizer

82

9.4

9.4

9.6

Yonex Duora 10 LT

Aero Box Frame, Nanometric DR

83

9.2

9.3

9.2

 

In the coming context, we’ll discuss the top 5 badminton racquets of 2021 with their advanced technology which can help any level player to grow within the game.

1. Yonex Nanoflare 800

Yonex Nanoflare 800 Badminton Racquet

Let’s start with Yonex Nanoflare 800 which holds first position in the list. Yonex Nanoflare 800 is placed within the top position as it provides impressive speed to support aggressive level players.

YONEX NANOFLARE 800 SPECIFICATION

Technology

Nanometric & Razor Frame

Frame Material

H.M Graphite + HMG + M40X

Shaft Material

H.M Graphite

Maximum String Tension

 28 lbs 

Shaft Flex

Stiff

Weight

83 Grams

 

Yonex badminton racquets are embedded with razor frame technology which helps in the reduction of air resistance by 9%. Moreover, these rackets are designed with an ultra-slim shaft which enables to form them aerodynamic in nature.

But in this badminton racket, it will reduce air resistance in the upper part by 13% and the lower part by 15% which is relatively much more as compared to the majority of the rackets.

Nanoflare 800 is a lightweight (Head lightweight) racquet 80-83 grams and recommended string for this racket is about 25-28 lbs.

The head of the Yonex Nanoflare 800 is formed with an elastic material such as H.M Graphite + HMG + M40X which makes it best for a user-friendly experience.

Pros:

  1. Super Lightweight: Yonex Nanoflare is extremely lightweight which helps players to play powerful shots on the court.
  2. Durable: Yonex Nanoflare is very durable in nature as it is formed from high-quality material. Thus, helps to get more practice or matches on the court.
  3. Maximum Feel: Yonex Nanoflare 800 features a long slim shaft that aids in reducing air resistance in a better way thus, providing an optimized feel on the court.

Cons:

  1. Expensive: The price of a racquet is a bit expensive when compared to other presents within the market.

2. Yonex Astrox 99 LCW

Yonex Astrox 99 LCW Badminton Racquet

Yonex Astrox 99 LCW is best referred to as a Malaysian player’s racket. It’s designed by Lee Chong Wei (Former World No.1 Badminton Player) and has included all his playing style formats.

YONEX NANOFLARE 800 SPECIFICATION

Technology

Nanometric & Razor Frame

Frame Material

H.M Graphite + HMG + M40X

Shaft Material

H.M Graphite

Maximum String Tension

 28 lbs 

Shaft Flex

Stiff

Weight

83 Grams

 

Yonex Astrox 99 LCW is embedded with Namd technology to reinforce the contact time between shuttlecock and string which will ultimately generate excessive power while playing on the courts.

If we throw an eye on its framing, it’s fabricated with H.M Graphite & Namd material which adds a special feature to its performance as the racquet weighs only 84 grams.

Yonex Astrox has also used its trademark technology which is a rotational generator system to work on its balance theory. In the balance theory, the weight is totally distributed from the top of the frame to the handle of the racket to offer better support and power to the players while pushing for the hard shots.

Pros:

  1. Powerful Shots: Astrox 99 LCW is capable of providing powerful shots which will stun your opponents while playing against you.
  2. Unique Design: Design is taken into account to be one of the vital factors while designing any racquet.
  3. Improved Durability: Good Racket always go for an extra session as compared to the normal one.

Cons:

  1. Not for Beginners: If you have just started playing badminton, then Astrox 99 LCW is not made for you. It is specially made for professional-level players.

 

Also Read: Top 5 Badminton Shuttlecocks 2021 [Reviewed]

 

3. HEAD Octane Pro

HEAD Octane Pro Badminton Racquet

You must have known HEAD as Tennis Brand but over the last years, HEAD introduced itself in the field of Badminton as well. HEAD Badminton introduces a set of Badminton Racquets and among them, Octane Pro is one of the best badminton racquets which is made for Advance and Professional players,

Designed in Austria, Octane Pro is best for people who want to serve best on the court and intend to compete with an enormous margin.

HEAD OCTANE PRO SPECIFICATION

Technology

Advanced Composites Technology

Frame Material

H.M Graphite

Shaft Material

H.M Graphite

Maximum String Tension

24-30 lbs

Shaft Flex

Medium

Weight

86 grams

 

HEAD Octane Pro Badminton Racquet is made for advanced tournament-level players who want to supply optimized power.

HEAD Octane is embedded with reinforced carbon fibers which are especially liable for greater stability to support explosive power.

HEAD’s Revolutionary frame system is worldwide famous for offering a unique combination of box frame & aero-dynamic properties.  All these will help the HEAD racquet to generate explosive power for those who like to play forehand smashes.

Pros:

  1. Explosive Power: The Racquet has been provided Head-Heavy for providing explosive power and one can beat anyone on the court with it.
  2. Hi-Flex Shaft: HEAD has provided Arctek system along with a hi-flex shaft that will result in reducing air resistance to produce a faster swing on the court.

Cons:

  1. Not for Beginners: Head has made this racquet especially for tournament-level players. Beginners might not find its features appropriate for them.

4. Li Ning 3D Calibar 001

Li Ning 3D Calibar 001 Badminton Racquet

Li Ning 3D Calibar 001 is a masterpiece for people looking to possess control while playing powerful shots on the court. Li Ning 3D Calibar is the latest model of Li Ning which provides the following features.

LI NING 3D CALIBAR 001 SPECIFICATION

Technology

TB Nano, & Wing Stabilizer

Frame Material

Commercial Grade Carbon Fiber

Shaft Material

Commercial Grade Carbon Fiber

Maximum String Tension

30 lbs

Shaft Flex

Extra Stiff

Weight

82 Grams

 

Li Ning 3D Calibar 001 depicts a streamlined design that enables it to possess advanced power. With the availability of optimized design & aerodynamic frames, players are capable of providing fast swing which is a major strategy while playing against deadly counterattacks.

The Frame of Lining 3D Calibar is designed with commercial-grade carbon fiber which is combined with high-tech geometric rackets to provide faster swing while going for the big smashes.

When it comes to using technology, it has Wing Stabilizer technology which has it remains in the aviation sector. This technology helps in controlling unnecessary vibration which comes when the string bed is hit with a shuttlecock. Hence, it generates extra power by avoiding vibration.

Pros:

  1. Faster Swing Speed: The racket is made from commercial-grade carbon fiber which enables it to reduce air resistance thus provides fast swing with powerful shots.
  2. Better Durability & Strength: Li Ning has to implement multi-layer carbon fibers making it more strong and durable.

Cons:

  1. Expensive: Though the racket is advance in terms of technology and features which are not affordable by everyone.

Also Read: 5 Things to consider before buying a Badminton Racquet

 

5. Yonex Duora 10 LT

Yonex Duora 10 LT Badminton Racquet

Yonex Duora 10 LT is commenced with cutting edge technology such as an aero-box frame, dual optimum system to rule the court.

YONEX DUORA 10 LT SPECIFICATION

Technology

Aero Box Frame, Nanometric DR

Frame Material

Aero Box Frame, Nanometric DR

Shaft Material

H.M Graphite, Nanometric

Maximum String Tension

26 lbs

Shaft Flex

Stiff

Weight

83 Grams

 

Yonex Duora 10 LT is launched with a dual optimum system that consists of two frames. The first frame is boxed with Nanometric DR and another one with Aero frame (Ni-Ti Fiber) to provide extra shuttle holding time and quick repulsion power by an increment of 3% and 9% respectively.

Vibslayer carbon is fitted in the bottom half of the badminton to provide absorption from the shock which can alter the quality of badminton shots.

Yonex Duora 10 LT appears with a stiff shaft that is capable of playing a fast game with 83 grams.  

Pros:

  1. Aerodynamic & Fast in Nature: Yonex Duora 10 LT is embedded with aerodynamic technology which helps in cutting through the air and allows to generate extra power on the shots.
  2. Excellent Powe on Court: The racket is exploded with advanced features giving maximum chances for power.

Cons:

  1. Need Extra Coordination: Yonex Duora 10 LT is a bit expensive racket especially if you are a beginner. An expert will surely appreciate the latest technologies and fine materials used.

 

Also Read: Badminton Racquet String Guide

 

Wrap Up

So based on our research, given above is the list of Top 5 badminton rackets. But this may vary from person to person. Only after using these badminton rackets, you can decide which one is your favorite and best for your playing style!