Badminton rackets are an important part that affects play, and there are many manufacturers and types, so it is hard to decide which one to choose.
After all, there are many people who choose from their favorite players and popular rackets, so I researched on the homepage and catalog and created a popularity ranking.
By referring to the racket of the player you are using, you can also refer to whether it is suitable for singles or doubles to some extent.
Then, we will announce the badminton racket popularity ranking of the world's top players, so please refer to it.
- Recommended for choosing a Badminton Racket【World's top players use of Popularity Ranking】
- Ranking No.1：YONEX｜NANOFLARE700
- Ranking No.2：YONEX｜ASTROX88S PRO
- Ranking No.2：YONEX｜NANOFLRE800
- Ranking No.4：YONEX｜ASTROX88D PRO
- Ranking No.4：YONEX｜ASTROX99
- Ranking No.4：YONEX｜ASTROX100ZZ
- Ranking No.7：YONEX｜ASTROX88D
- Ranking No.7：YONEX｜ASTROX77
- Ranking No.9：YONEX｜DUORA7
- Ranking No.9：YONEX｜DUORA Z-STRIKE
- Ranking No.9：VICTOR｜DriveX-9X
- Ranking No.12：YONEX｜ASTROX88S
- 12位：LI-NING｜AERONAUT 9000I
- Explanation of how to choose a badminton racket
Recommended for choosing a Badminton Racket【World's top players use of Popularity Ranking】
|players using NANOFLARE700|
|Doubles||Arisa Higashino, Wang Chi-lin, Lee So Hee, Seo Seung Jae, John Kyungeun|
|Singles||Ratchanok Intanon,Carolina Marin, Son Wanho|
Ratchanok Intanon outplays Carolina Marin in a terrific final at the Daihatsu Indonesia Masters. Read more: https://t.co/GtW67LmMX0#HSBCBWFbadminton #IndonesiaMasters2020 #HSBCRaceToGuangzhou #WorldTour @badmintonphoto pic.twitter.com/XDaWKKnJ2d
— BWF (@bwfmedia) January 19, 2020
"YONEX NANOFLARE 700" is a racket with a headlight design and strong power, and it has become the most used racket by the world's top players.
The shape of the frame makes it easy to swing, so it is easy to protect the doubles receive, and it is also suitable for doubles because it can aggressively attack the smash.
An attractive racket that has both operability and power, it is easy to handle even in singles, and it is recommended for beginners to advanced players.
▶Click here for a review of YONEX NANOFLARE 700 (Japanese)
今回のバドミントングッズ紹介はトップ選手に人気が高いラケットで、東京オリンピック金メダリストのワン・チーリン選手も使用している「YONEX NANOFLARE700 」です。 「高次元の ...
Ranking No.2：YONEX｜ASTROX88S PRO
|players using ASTROX88S PRO||Kevin・S・Sukamuljo、Ayaka Hirota、Takeshi Kamura、Wakana Nagahara、Li Yin hui、Rian Ardianto|
Congratulations to Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon! This week marks 100 consecutive weeks that they've been Number One in the Men's Doubles World Ranking! 🔥💯🔥#TeamYonex #YonexBadminton #Minions pic.twitter.com/vNxuLPX8l8
— Yonex Badminton (@yonex_badminton) August 28, 2019
"YONEX ASTROX 88S PRO" is a racket for avant-garde with enhanced precision control, and is used by Skalmuyo, who is ranked number one in the world in men's doubles.
With the new frame shape, the sweet spot has expanded and the attack power has increased, and you can control the shuttle firmly with the ball, which enhances your deciding power.
The 5mm long racket size is short and easy to handle, and it is a recommended racket for those who value the avant-garde of doubles.
▶Click here for YONEX ASTROX88S PRO spec information(Japanese)
今回はYONEXの人気ラケット「アストロクス88S」と「アストロクス88D」の違いを解説していきます。 Astrox 88S and Astrox 88D! The Choice of #WorldN ...
|players using NANOFLARE800|
|Doubles||Ayaka Takahashi、Mayu Matsumoto、LEE Yang、TAN Wee Kiong、Du Yue|
|Singles||Song Ji Hyun|
Happy Birthday Mayu Matsumoto!!
Enjoy your day 🎁 🎈 🎉 pic.twitter.com/4YjuosCSAG
— 🏆 Yonex All England Badminton Championships 🏆 (@YonexAllEngland) August 7, 2020
"YONEX NANOFLARE800" is a racket with enhanced swing and power, and is used by Matsumoto, who won the All England Open 2021.
The frame shape with reduced air resistance and the thinner shaft make it easier for the racket to swing.
There is also the "NANOFLARE 800 LT", which is even lighter and makes it easier to swing the racket, so it is recommended to compare it with people who emphasize the operability and swinging of the racket.
▶Click here for YONEX NANOFLARE800 spec information(Japanese)
"振り抜きの良さ"を追求したバドミントンラケット「NANOFLARE 800」(ナノフレア 800)を2019年9月上旬より世界同時発売‼️https://t.co/oMG ...
Ranking No.4：YONEX｜ASTROX88D PRO
|players using ASTROX88D PRO|
|Doubles||Marcus・F・Gideon、Keigo Sonoda、Yuki Fukushima、Fajar Alfian|
— 🏆 Yonex All England Badminton Championships 🏆 (@YonexAllEngland) February 12, 2019
"YONEX ASTROX 88D PRO" is a doubles rearguard type racket with improved ball control and breakthrough power, and is used by Gideon, who is ranked number one in the world.
The frame structure with a wide ball holding and sweet spot enhances the attack power, and the control is improved so that the smash can be sunk firmly.
Since the shaft is thinner than the previous Astrox 88D, operability and swinging are improved, and the shot feeling is hard and the repulsive force is also increased, so the smash hit comfortably.
It is a racket with high operability and attack power, and it is also popular, and it is a racket recommended not only for doubles but also for singles.
▶Click here for a review of YONEX ASTROX88D PRO (Japanese)
【YONEX ASTROX88D PROレビュー】前作のコンセプト継承しつつ操作性と攻撃力が向上したラケット
今回のバドミントングッズ紹介はダブルスのトップ選手に人気で、世界ランキング1位のギデオン選手も使用している「YONEX ASTROX88D PRO」です。 アストロクス88Dプロは「球の ...
|players using ASTROX99||Kento Momota、Lee Chong Wei、Saina Nehwal、Lee Cheuk Yiu、Beiwen ZHANG|
Kento Momota is the 2019 @YonexAllEngland Champion!
— Yonex Badminton (@yonex_badminton) March 11, 2019
"YONEX ASTROX 99" is an attack type racket that has both playing and power, and is used by Kento Momota, who is ranked number one in the world, and is very popular with singles players.
It is the heaviest head in YONEX, the power is easily transmitted to the hit ball, and the balance is adjusted so that the racket swings smoothly.
It is a racket recommended for those who want to hit the smash with a solid shot feeling with a ball and mainly attack the smash of a single sprayer.
▶Click here for a review of YONEX ASTROX99 (Japanese)
今回のバドミントングッズの紹介は桃田賢斗選手が使用してる「YONEX ASTROX99」です。 アストロクス99は「鋭い連続スマッシュに最大のパワーを」がコンセプトで、ヘッドヘビーの攻 ...
|players using ASTROX100ZZ||Akane Yamaguchi、Hiroyuki Endo、Viktor AXELSEN、LIU Yuchen、SHI Yuqi|
Yuta Watanabe et Hiroyuki Endo ont marqué l'histoire du badminton et de leur pays en devenant la première paire masculine japonaise à remporté le Yonex All England. 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/oXqzNLJ4YF
— yonexfrance (@yonexfrance) March 18, 2020
"YONEX ASTOX 100ZZ" is used by Hiroyuki Endo, who won the All England Open 2021 and is the highest-end model that has both power and operability.
With the thinnest shaft in YONEX, it has a hard shot feeling and swings well as it is a solid design, and it firmly holds down the shuttle and has repulsive force, so smashing is also comfortable.
The grip cap has a shape that makes it easy to attach to your thumb, and the shaft is short and easy to handle, making it suitable for doubles receiving.
The design of Astrox 100ZZ is a recommended racket with a cool feeling of Klenai and a fairly high quality.
▶Click here for a review of YONEX ASTROX100ZZ (Japanese)
今回は全英オープン2020で優勝した遠藤選手とアクセルセンに、山口茜選手も使用している「YONEX ASTOX100ZZ」の紹介です。 ASTROX100ZZは「革新的なパワースマッシュ ...
|players using ASTROX88D|
|Doubles||Li Yin hui、Yuki Kaneko、Kim Gi Jung、KIM So Yeong|
Confidence in both front-court offense and back-court offense.
Li Yin Hui told us she keeps both the ASTROX 88 S and 88 D ready in her racquet bag.
— Yonex Badminton (@yonex_badminton) April 30, 2021
"YONEX ASTROX 88D" has been discontinued, but it is a popular masterpiece of doubles rear guard racket with the concept of easy to angle smash.
The bright red and glittering design is also attractive, and it is a racket that is easy to use for both doubles and singles.
Since it is out of print, if you want to attack with a smash from the rear guard, it is recommended to purchase it in comparison with the new ASTROX 88D PRO.
▶Click here for a review of YONEX ASTROX88D (Japanese)
今回のバドミントングッズ紹介は園田啓悟選手やギデオン選手が使用するダブルス後衛型のラケット「YONEX ASTROX88D」です。 新作のアストロクス88D[PRO]と[GAME]が発売 ...
|players using ASTROX77||Chen Yu Fei、AN Se Young、Du Yue、Stoeva S.|
"YONEX ASTROX 77" is a very well-balanced and popular racket used by Chen Yufei, the top player in women's singles.
The ASTROX77 is designed to allow the smash to be angled by making the shaft easier to bend and speeding up restoration.
I felt it was a heavy and powerful racket with a good swing, so it is recommended for those who want to hit the smash firmly.
▶Click here for YONEX ASTROX77 spec information (Japanese)
今回のバドミントングッズ情報は2019年に山口茜選手が使用していたラケットYONEX ASTROX77を紹介します。 What a match! Akane Yamaguchi secured her ...
|players using DUORA7||Gabriella Stoeva、Jongkolphan、Rawinda|
"YONEX DUORA 7" is a racket with a deformed frame in the fore and back, which is very well-balanced and popular with top female doubles players.
The fore is easy to play and clear, and the back is easy to receive and control, so you can hit the smash firmly while achieving both power and operability.
This is a masterpiece racket used by Ayaka Takahashi at the Rio Olympics, and is recommended for beginners as well as for intermediate and advanced players.
▶Click here for a review of YONEX DUORA7 (Japanese)
今回のバドミントングッズの紹介は、リオオリンピック金メダリストの高橋礼華選手が使用していたラケット「YONEX DUORA7」です。 https://t.co/fcOETuCiPU 高橋礼華、松友美佐 ...
Ranking No.9：YONEX｜DUORA Z-STRIKE
|players using DUORA Z-STRIKE||Chou Tien Chen 、Yugo Kobayashi、Satwiksairaj Rankireddy|
Strength, endurance, and will have propelled @ChouTienChen to back-to-back YONEX German Open Gold Medals.
— Yonex Badminton (@yonex_badminton) February 25, 2019
"YONEX DUORA Z-STRIKE" is an offensive fore and back racket with a deformed shape, and is used by Taiwanese ace single Chow.
The fore has a solid shot feeling that the shuttle bites into, and the back has a feeling of hitting.
The sweet spot is also expanded to the top, so it feels good and powerful when the smash catches it with the core.
The racket balance is a compact frame and an ultra-fine shaft even if the head is heavy, so it is a racket that swings well and feels easy to operate.
It's about a full-scale attack, so it's a racket recommended for advanced players who really want to attack.
▶Click here for a review of YONEX DUORA Z-STRIKE (Japanese)
【YONEX DUORA Z-STRIKEレビュー】硬い打球感で球持ちと反発力がある振り抜きがいいラケット【修理ラケット】
今回のバドミントングッズ紹介はエンワタペアが使用したこともある、DUORAシリーズの最上位モデル「YONEX DUORA Z-STRIKE」です。 DUORA Z-STRIKEは「全面攻 ...
|players using DriveX-9X||Greysia Polii、Apriyani Rahayu、Wang Tzu Wei|
“Badminton is not my job anymore. It became my passion. Loving every bit of it.”
— BWF (@bwfmedia) March 1, 2021
"Drive X-9X" is a racket that has evolved around power and speed, and is used in pairs by Polly / Yuhara, who won the YONEX Thailand Open.
The shaft is also a lightweight and thin shaft that improves the stability of the swing, and it is a racket that has both a stable shot feeling and flexible changes.
It is recommended for those who want a sense of stability in the swing of the racket with a clear shot feeling.
|players using ASTROX88S|
|Doubles||Lee Yong Dae、BAEK Ha Na|
"YONEX ASTROX 88S" has been discontinued, but it is used by legendary Lee Yong Dae player in a doubles avant-garde racket.
YONEX's first 5mm long racket with a flexible frame that holds the ball well, and is a popular masterpiece racket that has both operability and power.
For those who value doubles avant-garde and control of hitting balls, it is recommended to consider purchasing in comparison with the popular ASTROX 88S PRO in the successor version.
▶Click here for YONEX ASTROX88S spec information (Japanese)
今回はYONEXの人気ラケット「アストロクス88S」と「アストロクス88D」の違いを解説していきます。 Astrox 88S and Astrox 88D! The Choice of #WorldN ...
Yuta Watanabe @champ_together became the first male double titlist at the @YonexAllEngland in nearly two decades as Japan swept the paired events in its 111th edition.#HSBCbadminton #BWFWorldTour #AllEngland2021https://t.co/TZjd7eaaLv
— BWF (@bwfmedia) March 21, 2021
|players using AERONUT9000I||Yuta Watanabe、Anthony Sisnica Gintin|
"AERONUT9000I" is a racket with four wind tunnel designs at the bottom of the frame, which reduces air resistance and enhances swing.
The elasticity of the surface has increased and the playing performance has also improved, making it easier to handle due to its light weight and quick swinging.
It is used by Yuta Watanabe of Japan national team and Gintin of Indonesia, and is also recommended for fans.
Explanation of how to choose a badminton racket
Since the badminton racket has a racket shape in terms of weight and balance, the power also changes in swinging and operability.
Using a racket that suits your swing can reduce mistakes and improve your badminton.
I have written explanations on how to choose a racket for beginners and recommended rackets for each level, so please refer to this as well.
Then I will explain how to choose a badminton racket.
Find your favorite racket weight
The weight of a badminton racket is related to operability, so it is important to find the weight you like.
If you are a beginner, you may not know the type of racket and how to choose it, so please refer to the 10 recommended selections.
Even the racket used by the top players introduced has a weight range of 2U to 5U, and if the number of "U" on the display increases by 1, the racket will become lighter by about 5g.
|weight||about 90-95ｇ||about 85-90ｇ||about 80-85ｇ||about 75-80ｇ|
Even the same racket may have two types of weight, and if the weight changes, the ease of swinging and power will differ, so be sure to check before purchasing.
For boys who have power in singles, 3U is mainly used, but for women it is heavy, so it is recommended to search from 4U / 5U.
It seems that many people choose 4U for doubles, and 5U if you want to make it easier to operate the racket with 3U if power is important.
By the way, I think Momota's ASTROX99 was 4U and Kevin's ASTROX88S was 3U.
Find your favorite racket balance
There are 3 types of weight balance in the racket, and it is important to find the balance you like because the feeling of weight and ease of swinging when you hold it are different.
|Head heavy||The racket has power, but it feels heavy and difficult to swing|
|even||Both power and operability|
|Head light||The operability of the racket is high, but the power is light|
The feeling of weight with an actual racket changes depending on the combination of weight and balance.
Even or headlights are recommended for doubles, and head heavys are fine for those who value smash from the rearguard.
If it is a single, many advanced users use head heavy, and I feel that it may be their own taste.
Racket grip size
The grip size is also related to the ease of gripping and swinging the racket, so you should take a close look.
There are three types of grip thickness, G5 is the standard thickness, G4 is thicker and G6 is thinner.
I feel that it is safest to choose the standard G5 for the grip size, and for those who value operability, it is G6, and for those who value power, it is G4
Momota's ASTROX99 is G6, and Axelsen's ASTROX100ZZ seems to be using G4.
The thickness of the grip can be adjusted by underwrapping when wrapping the grip tape, so please refer to it.
If you borrow a racket from a person and try it out, the weight and grip size are displayed on the grip cap, so check it.
Check the shape and thickness of the frame
The frame structure of YONEX is basically ISOMETRIC shape, but the shape and thickness differ depending on the type of racket.
The aero shape with a sharp tip of the frame and the compact frame have low air resistance, so it is easy to swing the racket and it is easy to get head speed.
If the shape of the sweet spot is widened and the frame is thick, the shuttle will play more easily, so you can speed up smashing, driving and receiving.
In the DUORA series, the shape of the racket matches the fore and back, so please check the shape of the frame by the type of racket.
Also pay attention to the thickness and material of the shaft
The thickness of the YONEX shaft is divided into 5 stages, and the ease and power of swinging the racket changes depending on the thickness and material.
The thinner the shaft, the harder the shot feeling, the less air resistance, the easier it is to swing the racket, and the quicker the restoration of bending, so you can put power firmly.
There is also a racket that enhances the power of smash by using a material with high resilience and a material with high resilience that is easy to bend, so please check it.
This time, we introduced the racket with the title "Recommended for choosing a Badminton Racket【World's top players use of Popularity Ranking】".
"Choosing a badminton racket" has a big influence on the play, so it is recommended to try the racket first.
I and the people around me usually choose from the rackets used by the top players, so I think it will be helpful.
In addition, the model rackets used by Okuhara and Matsutomo are recommended for intermediate players, so please read them for reference.
I tried to create the best 3 popularity rankings by top players singles and doubles.
Doubles popular racket ranking best 3
ASTROX 88S PRO is popular among the top doubles players, and it is recommended to compare it with the Nanoflare series and Astrox 88 series.
I also made 11 recommended rackets for doubles, so if you are interested, please read it.
今回はBADLOG的ダブルス向きおすすめバドミントンラケット11選を紹介しています。 バドミントンのラケットはプレーに影響する重要なところで、種類・メーカーが増えて、選ぶのに迷ってしまう ...
Top 3 popular racket rankings for singles
In the popular racket ranking of singles, ASTROX99 used by Momota was the most popular.
I also made 11 recommended rackets for singles, so if you are interested, please read it.
今回はBADLOG的シングルス向きのおすすめバドミントンラケット11選を紹介しています。 バドミントンのラケットはプレーに影響する重要なところで、種類・メーカーが増えて、選ぶのに迷ってし ...
As the badminton racket evolves day by day and new works are released, the goods used by the world's top players will change, so we will update it after the World Tour tournament.
The above is the popularity ranking of badminton rackets used by top players. I hope it will help you choose a badminton racket.
バドミントンシューズはフットワークの動きに影響する重要なところで、メーカーや種類が多いのでどれを選ぶか迷ってしまいますね。 世界のトップ選手が履いているシューズは動きやすいはず！ &nb ...
バドミントンガットは打球感に影響する重要なところで、メーカーや種類が多いのでどれを選ぶか迷ってしまいますね。 世界のトップ選手はガットにもこだわってるはず！ ということで今 ...
今回は好きな選手からバドミントングッズを選ぶ人もいると思うので、トップ選手のラケット/シューズ/ガットをザーッとまとめました。 トップ選手の使用しているバドミントングッズをランキングにし ...
今回はバドミントンの練習など移動に便利なラケットバックのおすすめを紹介していきます。 練習や試合の移動ではラケットやシューズだけでなく、着替えや小物までたくさん持ち運ぶのでラケットバック ...