Firstly, to get a racket, it really comes down to your style of play. If you want to play as a heavy smasher, reliant on powerful blows on your opponent. You will require a stiff, head-heavy racket. Preferably, a racket with the stiffness of 3U and with strings of high tension. A suggestion would be BG 66 Ultimax at 27 lbs. For a heavy smashing racket, Z Force I and Z Force II would be a diligent choice. For a skill player, one of quick and speedier powerful shots. You will need a a lighter racket, a softer flex and moderate balance. It should be a racket of 4U or above. The stringing could be still BG 66 Ultimate at 27 lbs. A suggestion for that racket would be the Yonex Z Speed or Z Slash.
Note: All of these rackets will have prices of at least $165 USD
Yonex is used by the majority of International competitive players.
Power from the wrist is needed greatly in badminton because using power to drive your opponent to the back of the court and then suddenly tipping it over the net could win you many points. Not only that but the badminton smash, the equivalent to a volleyball spike, needs a lot of power as you must hit the birdie in a way that it shoots down and then your opponent can't get it.
the shaft of the badminton racket is the long bit to generate the whip action of the racket.
how can i make a badaminton racket
a badminton court with a net, a badminton racket and a shuttlecock...
a shuttlecock, a badminton racket, and the players
generally a precise racket weighs around 100 grams which are made of aluminium but a carbon fibre racket weighs around 90 gms