Could you please help me the best racket from the list?

Discussion in 'Racket Recommendation / Comparison' started by Ben Mathew James, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. Ben Mathew James

    Ben Mathew James New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2020
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Riyadh
    Hello,
    Could you please help me select a racket from below options which is value for money? The prices are from a local store in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and I converted the prices to USD.

    1. How often do you play, how serious are you?
    Most days
    2. What style of player are you? (Aggressive smasher, net player ...)
    Balance
    3. Do you care much about durability or is it all about performance?
    Performance
    4. How much money do you want to spend?
    As listed

    Lining turbo x90 $80.00
    Lining nano power np880 $86.00
    Lining gforce power 1500 $73.00
    Lining turbo x80 $73.00
    Lining nano power np819 $73.00
    Lining gforce pro2500 $84.00
    Lining gforce power 1600 $85.00
    Lining nano power np828 $76.00
    Lining nano power np890 $86.00
    Lining turbo x80 $73.00
    Yonex nanoflare 270 speed $84.00
    Yonex muscle power 8 $58.00
    Yonex isometric lite 3 $59.00
    Yonex nanoflare drive $68.00
    Yonex astrox 6 $76.00
    Yonex Nanoray 370 speed $92.00
    Yonex nanoflare 160fx $84.00
    Yonex astrox 38s $81.00
    Yonex astrox 39 $81.00
    Yonex astrox 38d $81.00

    Regards,
    Ben
     
  2. ucantseeme

    ucantseeme Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Messages:
    4,685
    Likes Received:
    1,902
    Location:
    on court no. 1
    Out of the list most of the rackets are so unpopular that really rare to none people have experience with them. Out of the list I would personally buy the 38D or the Astrox 6. The 38S is a bit too flexible on light for my liking. The rest I never got in my hand except the MP8 which is alloy and should be skipped.
     
  3. seanc6441

    seanc6441 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2017
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Ireland
    The 38D 4u is around 293mm balance point and 83 grams weight, whilst the 39 is around 298mm balance point and also 83 grams weight. So the 39 is a bit head heavy racket whilst the 38D is more even balance or slightly head heavy. If the manufacturer specs are to believed.

    If you can get 3u versions I'd say go for the 38D, if in 4u that would depend on whether you need more power for singles (39) or more speed for doubles (38D).

    If you are unsure just go for the 38D, it seems to have well rounded specs, my preference would be 3u but if you must get 4u it will be just fine and easy to handle.
     
    #3 seanc6441, Aug 8, 2020
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2020
  4. ucantseeme

    ucantseeme Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Messages:
    4,685
    Likes Received:
    1,902
    Location:
    on court no. 1
    They don't come in 3U. While they are made in china and low end the specs won't be accurate as websites will tell you.
     
  5. seanc6441

    seanc6441 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2017
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Ireland
    Sadly that's true, so few people review these rackets it's difficult to get accurate specs. I'd say he won't go wrong with 38D 4u though if it's even slightly similar to it's older brother the 88D 4u. From the few opinions I heard it will be a bit more flexible though, which won't be a deal breaker for most unless they want stiff rackets only.
     
  6. Ben Mathew James

    Ben Mathew James New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2020
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Riyadh
    Thanks for all your answers. Between I forgot to mention. The 38s, 39 and 38d rackets were demo rackets. Will it make any difference? And what string type and tension will give best performance?
     
  7. Budi

    Budi Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2019
    Messages:
    923
    Likes Received:
    327
    Location:
    Indonesia
    Do you have any racket currently?
    If you had one, does it broke already?
    If not, why you want to get another racket?
     
  8. deepinthemusic

    deepinthemusic Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2018
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    indonesia
    Dayummmm, badminton rackets sure are pricey over there, in my country ax38s d and 39 roughly around 30usd brand new
     
  9. Ben Mathew James

    Ben Mathew James New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2020
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Riyadh
    yes its very expensive over here.
     
  10. seanc6441

    seanc6441 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2017
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Ireland
    I don't know how reputable this channel is but these guys seem to think the 39 is by far the easiest astrox to use and a good all rounder.



    These guys intentionally promote rackets with forgiving specs (mid flex, large sweetspot and usually even balance or slight hh) and usually don't praise extreme rackets or high end rackets. There target audience is budget rackets that are easy to use/generate power with.
     
  11. Budi

    Budi Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2019
    Messages:
    923
    Likes Received:
    327
    Location:
    Indonesia
    on his new Voltric DG series video, he also mention 21DG being the easiest to handle tho compare to 8DG, it just slight lighter but quite high BP.
    But well, i guest its totaly subjective as what he feel definitely different from what we feel. Like me who go agains the nature using 3U head heavy for double:p

    At the very least, he really did test the racket unlike some other Gods that just copy paste everything on internet.
     
    Father Parrot and seanc6441 like this.
  12. seanc6441

    seanc6441 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2017
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Ireland
    I think as long as the viewer is aware that this channel promotes mostly only beginner-low intermediate suitable rackets (anything that's not heavy or stiff mostly) then it's a channel to compare lower-mid end rackets.

    For high end racket reviews and for intermediate-advanced level I prefer 'Paul Stewart Advanced Badminton Coach' channel for reviews and 'badminton guide' channel for racket specs.

    ...and obviously browsing around here is another good way to compare rackets usually.
     
  13. missclicked

    missclicked Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2019
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Malaysia
    I have both Astrox 38s and 39, they are both fun rackets to play with.

    38s if you are more front court/control/defensive oriented
    39s if you like to attack/smash
     

Share This Page