If you are a serious player, it is essential that you have the right equipment when you play. This includes your racket, shoes, and even badminton accessories like shuttlecocks and strings.
You can choose from a variety of rackets, depending on your playing style and preferences.
- Butterfly Racket: This racket is know for its speed, power and precision. It was design for players with strong strokes who want to take advantage of the racket’s extra speed in order to gain an advantage over their opponents.
- Standard Racket: The standard badminton racket is suitable for all kinds of players as it gives them an equal chance against every opponent regardless of their skill level or how long they have been playing this sport.
- Fastback Racket: A fastback has been specifically design so that there are no strings at all; instead there are two handles where you grip them between your hands when playing the game!
Badminton shoes / Grip
A good grip is an absolute must-have for your badminton equipment. It allows you to hold the shuttlecock securely and prevents it from slipping out of your hands during play. A good grip is available in different sizes, so you can choose the one that fits best with your foot size and racket shape. For example: if you have wide feet or if there’s a lot of space between the edge of your club and the sole plate (the flat part where all four strings are attach), then you would need an extra large size grip; otherwise, if this area seems small, then go for smaller ones instead!
Badminton Shuttlecock (Birdies)
Shuttlecocks are the feathery ball that you hit when playing badminton. They come in various shapes and sizes, but all can be categorize into two types:
- Single shuttlecock (usually made of goose feathers)
- Double shuttlecock (usually made of both goose and duck feathers)
You can buy badminton shuttles in singles or as part of a set. A set usually includes 3 or 4 balls per type so you can use them for practice before using your actual equipment for matches!
Badminton Overgrip/Replacement Grip
The overgrip is a thin layer of rubber that is wrapp around the handle of your racket. It’s use to improve grip, comfort and balance. Overgrips made from synthetic materials like rubber, or natural materials like cotton.
Badminton grips come in several different types:
- Butyrate—made from butyric acid (a fatty acid) which has been know to be more effective at preventing blisters than other types of grips because it has anti-inflammatory properties as well as keeping moisture away from your hands while playing badminton!
- Natural—made from natural materials like cotton and rubber. These grips are often use by beginners as they’re the most affordable option, but may not last as long as other types of overgrips.
- Silicone—made from silicone and other synthetic materials, these overgrips are very durable and have a nice feel to them. They’re also suitable for all weather conditions.
- Hybrid—a hybrid grip is a great option if you’re looking for something that has the durability of a silicone grip, but also feels like a natural grip. It’s usually made from a combination of both materials.
The best badminton grips are available at your local sports store or online. If you’re unsure which type of overgrip is right for you, speak to a member of staff and they should be able to help!
Badminton Stringing Machine
The stringing machine is a tool that allows you to string your badminton racket. It helps you setup the tension of the strings, so they are evenly distributed over your racket head. It also helps with keeping them in good condition and makes sure they don’t get damaged easily.
The best way to use this machine is by following these steps:
- Take off all parts attached on top of each other (handle, head cover) and set aside somewhere safe while working on stringing it.
- Place one end of each string through holes at both ends of its corresponding side piece separately then place them together so that their tips line up evenly across entire length of shaft (including handle).
Tighten each string by pulling the corresponding side piece towards you using the tension gauge. Do it slowly and evenly so that no one string is tighter than another. Once all strings are tightened properly, place your racket back together and start playing!
You need to buy a shuttlecock and strings for your racket!
Shuttlecocks are made of plastic, while strings are made of string. They both come in different sizes and shapes, so it’s important that you find the right size for your racket. If you’re new to the sport, we recommend buying a solid color one that matches your existing racket or clothes (we have some great options). The best place to buy these things is on the internet—you can find them all over there!
As you can see, there are a lot of different types of accessories that you can add to your badminton equipment. But which ones will work best for you? It all depends on what type of player you are and how much money you want to spend. So choose wisely!