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.3：YONEX｜NANOFLRE800
- Ranking No.4：YONEX｜ASTROX88D PRO
- Ranking No.4：YONEX｜ASTROX99
- Ranking No.6：YONEX｜ASTROX100ZZ
- Ranking No.6：YONEX｜ASTROX88D
- Ranking No.6：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
- Points on how to choose a racket
Recommended for choosing a Badminton Racket【World's top players use of Popularity Ranking】
|players using NANOFLARE700|
|Doubles||Arisa Higashino, Lee So Hee, Seo Seung Jae, John Kyungeun, Wang Chi-lin|
|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 used by 8 people including Intanon, and has become the most used racket by the world's top players.
NANOFLARE700 is easy to swing out due to the shape of the frame, and it is characterized by improving the stability and playing of the surface using a new material.
The head light design makes it easy to handle the racket, so it is easy to hit and the playing is solid, so there is power in both drive and smash.
It is an attractive racket that has both operability and power, so 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2020年世界のトップ選手人気No.1のラケット「YONEX NANOFLARE700 」です。 ナノフレア700はダブルスのレジェンドのイー・ヨンデも使っ ...
Ranking No.2：YONEX｜ASTROX88S PRO
|players using ASTROX88S PRO||Kevin・S・Sukamuljo、Ayaka Hirota、Takeshi Kamura、Wakana Nagahara、LIU Yuchen、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 new racket with enhanced precision control, and is used by Skalmuyo, who is ranked No.1 in the world for men's doubles.
There are three types of Astrox 88S, the previous work that was discontinued and the GAME that softened the shot feeling, so I think it's a good idea to compare them.
It is recommended for those who value the avant-garde of doubles because they can control the shuttle firmly with the ball.
▶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 ASTROX88D PRO" is a doubles rearguard type racket that is an improvement of the masterpiece Astrox 88D and has improved ball control and breakthrough power.
Like the ASTROX88S PRO, it has a frame structure that expands the ball holding and sweet spot, and is designed to improve attack power and control.
The impression I used was that the shot feeling was harder than the previous work, the operability and repulsive force were improved, and I felt that the smash was easy to the smash angle.
It is a racket with high operability and attack power, so it is a recommended racket 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新作でダブルスのトップ選手に人気がある「YONEX ASTROX88D PRO」です。 アストロクスD プロは園田啓悟選手とギデオン選手が使っていて、「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 used by Kento Momota, who is ranked number one in the world, and is popular with singles players because it is an offensive racket that has both playing and power.
Even with the heaviest head in YONEX, the racket swings smoothly by adjusting the weight balance, and I felt that the swing was better than the masterpiece "VOLTRIC Z-FOCE II".
It is a racket recommended for those who want to attack mainly with single sprayer smash because it is characterized by being able to hit continuous smash with power.
▶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、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
The "YONEX ASTOX100ZZ" is the highest-end model in the ASTROX series and is used by Hiroyuki Endo, who won the All England Open 2021.
The shaft used in the Astrox 100ZZ is a solid design and is the thinnest in YONEX, and the length is also short, so swinging and operability are improved even with heavy heads.
The impression I used was that the shot feeling was hard and easy to swing out, the shuttle was held in and it was easy to play, and I felt that it was easy to the smash angle.
The design of Astrox 100ZZ is recommended because Klenai looks cool and the quality of the racket is quite high.
▶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 masterpiece racket used by Ayaka Takahashi at the Rio Olympics and is popular with female doubles players.
There is a difference in the shape of the frame between the fore and the back, the fore is easy to fly the clear firmly, and the back is designed so that you can control the receive by biting.
Even with 3U, the swing and operability are good, the power is solid, the hitting sound is high, and the smash hits with pleasure.
It is recommended for doubles, but I think that it is a racket that is easy to handle even for singles because you can fly the shuttle firmly.
▶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 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
|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.
Points on how to choose a 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.
In the case of singles, I feel that 3U is relatively large for boys, but women are heavy, so it is recommended to search from 4U / 5U.
I think that many people choose 4U for doubles, but if you want to make it easier to operate the racket with 3U if you place importance on power, it is like 5U.
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 head lights are recommended for doubles, and I think it's okay for singles to be your own taste.
For those who value smash from the rear guard even in doubles, I think head heavy is fine.
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の種類・メーカーが増えて選ぶのに迷うことがありますが、たくさん動くスポーツなのでフットワークが軽いシューズを選びたいですよね。 世界のトップ選手が履いているシューズは ...
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