Yonex Badminton Rackets – Are They The Best?

Yonex Badminton rackets are used by more top players than any other manufacturer. Yonex are the dominant force in badminton today. The question is, are they the best?

The latest Yonex racket is the ArcSaber 10 and it retails at around £160, which just about makes it the most expensive badminton racket ever made. Other top end Yonex rackets are the Armortec series and the Nano speed series. The muscle power series are also still going strong. Prices for these rackets range from around £80 to £110, which is a significant amount of money to invest in a badminton racket.

In my opinion, Yonex badminton rackets are quality products, but i do think the prices are a bit too high. There is no fun in breaking your badminton racket in a clash with your partners racket, especially when your new bat has just set you back over £100. This happens time and again, and no warranty on this earth will cover accidental damage. I know this from personal experience, and at that moment, no racket is worth the money, especially if only your racket has broke.

I have used many Yonex badminton rackets over the years, from the early CAB 8DX, CAB 20 and CAB 21. The CAB 21 is one of my favourite rackets of all time, an absolute classic. I then moved to the Yonex Aerotus series, which proved to be a big disappointment. I had 3 of these and they all snapped, and not on someone elses racket i might add.

After this bad experience i started to use Carlton badminton rackets, and i can say that they are excellent badminton rackets. If you are looking for an alternative to Yonex badminton rackets then i recommend giving Carlton a try. I still use the Carlton Airblade Tour, as well as Yonex rackets.

Yonex has now got strong competition in the west. Wilson and Head are now bringing out more and more badminton rackets. With a proven track record in tennis, they are now putting their expertise into badminton. This can only benefit us players, and variety is the spice of life.

However, in the far east, Yonex dominates. They have a larger selection of rackets that cater for all standards. They have been producing badminton rackets or longer than the other companies, and are always at the forefront of technology. The ArcSaber range is proof that they do not rest on their laurels.

Yonex badminton rackets are probably the best you can get. The fact that you can see almost every top ranked badminton player using their equipment adds to their reputation. After all, if they are good enough for the best players they must surely be good enough for us,right?

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