Badminton blends athleticism and entertainment value with elegance, innovation, and strategy in a single package. Badminton gamers are fully aware that badminton’s racket, shuttlecock, and string are highly fragile.
As badminton has gained a reputation for being a costly sport to participate in, appropriate protection and maintenance of your equipment are essential such that you don’t keep renewing them.
Compared to other sports’ bats and rackets, a badminton racket is remarkably light. The racket’s lightweight makes it vulnerable to natural deformation caused by string tension and cracking when it comes into contact with other obstacles or other rackets, all of which can compromise its fragile durability. Below are ways to keep rackets in op condition.
Avoid Exposure to Sunlight
Do not expose your racket to direct sunlight when storing it, as ultraviolet radiation produced by sunlight can harm the racket. The racket will not melt under direct sunlight, but it will lose the integrity of its molecules after extended exposure to UV radiation. The racket’s built-in technology, such as improving shot angle, smash power, or racket handling, may be compromised due to this. Graphite, the most common material used in badminton rackets, is used to construct the shaft and frame.
Replacement grip, over grip, and towel grips are all examples of grips exposed to sunlight, which can cause them to fade. Grips have a high sweat absorbency quality to prevent slippery handles. The grips’ effectiveness diminishes over time due to UV radiation reducing the absorption rate of the material.
Become More Consistent With Your Shuttlecock Hits
There are a lot of powerful badminton shots that can put a lot of pressure on your racket, such as the smash. The racket’s frame is relatively durable and can endure several mishits straight by the edge, but there is a danger that it will break due to minor cracks that have grown wider. Gamers should practice striking on the string bed to prevent hitting the shuttlecock with the frame. While this sounds like basic knowledge, people who are just starting may not have formed the correct timing.
Talk To Your Partner
The most common cause of broken rackets is racket collision. In this case, the problem stems from a misunderstanding about who should take the shot. Inexperienced players are more prone to collisions than intermediate and advanced players, but collisions can still occur at any level.
Misunderstandings can occur when two players meet for the very first time or when a right-handed and a left-handed player are paired together. Even if the rackets rotate in the same direction, collisions are still common. Before starting a match, talk with your partner and determine who will take each shot. Be ready to make adjustments and apply them throughout the game.
Avoid “High-Fiving” With Rackets
After a noteworthy point is won, players may screech their rackets together to express their appreciation. Although the entire force of racket collision is more destructive, the micro-impacts will build up over time. A proper hand hive-five would be preferable to using rackets to attain the same result.