My Badminton Equipments
Here are some of the equipment I use to enhance my badminton gameplay, I am constantly kept up to date with badminton racket and shoe technologies. A good racket choice can really help make a difference during gameplay. While a great pair of shoes not only help cushion your landing impacts but enhance your court coverage and at the same time avoid injuries which are common in the sport. This question always pop up during my online or private coaching session, which racket or shoe are you using and why coach? Here's the answers and where to buy them.
YONEX Astrox 77 ( Shine Yellow )
The Astrox 77 is designed for players that want to overwhelm their opponents with speed and power. The medium flex shaft and head heavy balance help to deliver devastating power and sharp angled smashes.
What I think :
The racket's good weight distribution and NAMD material shaft allows it to flex more during hard swings which translates into more power, and flex less during short swings for more accuracy. Your flat drives will be faster and smashes steeper. Swing transition have improved too because of the rotational generator system that works as a counter weight reversing the motion of the racket head faster which translates into more preparation time for your next shot. Which means you can now transit through swings with greater ease.
The attached Amazon link here will lead you to the latest model. I'm using the 4UG5 version stringed with Yonex Ultimax with tension 26 lbs. This racket is great for both Doubles and Singles gameplay.
I'm currently using the Yonex Astrox 77 badminton racket in Shine Yellow, the latest 2020 released color is Shine Red in Matt finish. The real thing definitely looks more orange than red. Which looks Awesome!
YONEX Nanoflare 800
I've recently adopted this badminton racket in 2022. The Yonex Nanoflare 800 has a high elastic carbon Razor frame, M40X, EXHMG, high elastic carbon shaft, Nanometric, new built-in T-type joint. This racket is always Out of Stock Worldwide, so make sure you grap it once it pops up. This racket is great for players who favours fast exchanges, trust me this blade here is Crazy Fast! I'm using the 4UG5 version stringed with Yonex Ultimax with tension 27 lbs. This racket is great for Doubles gameplay only.
Asics Court Control FF 2
FLYTEFOAM MIDSOLE TECHNOLOGY (COURT)
Provides exceptional bounce back and responsiveness no matter the duration
Seamless PU covered upper provides not only great stability but also durability and flexibility
BADMINTON SPECIFIC OUTSOLE
New round outsole construction provides smooth landing for quick footwork
REARFOOT GEL TECHNOLOGY CUSHIONING SYSTEM
TRUSSTIC SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY
The TRUSSTIC technology supports stable movements by reinforcing the middle part of the sole and preventing the shoe from twisting.
OCTOPOD OUTSOLE TECHNOLOGY
NC RUBBER OUTSOLE
Asics Gel Blade 8
The GEL-BLADE 8 shoe creates good support for badminton players engaging in multi-directional movements. Practical for diagonal court coverage, this shoe helps you push your body and mind to new boundaries.
The upper has been reconstructed to promote a more supportive foothold. It keeps your foot locked-in when making quick transitions. By raising the heel collar height, this shoe offers more stability while allowing your foot to move more freely.
Redesigned outsole with X GUIDANCETM technology for improved diagonal court coverage. This function increases flexibility and allows you to move more easily on the court.
- No-sew overlays improve support and flexibility
- Raised heel collar height improves stability and keeps the foot from slipping out of the shoe
- Solution dye sockliner helps reduce overall water usage by approx. 33% and carbon emissions by approx. 45% TPU TRUSSTICTM technology improves stability
- GELTM technology cushioning provides excellent shock absorption
- X GUIDANCETM technology improves flexibility and agility during multi-directional movements STAY