The first item is a badminton racket. Just like squash or tennis, badminton is a racket game. Many people are unaware of the effect a badminton racket has on the game. The two factors that are different from each racket are its weight and size. This is mainly influenced by the material the racket is made by. For example, carbon fiber remains as the best material as it is both strong and light. The size of a racket shall not exceed the length of 680mm or 230mm while the stringed area shall not be longer than 280mm or 220mm.
A badminton racket needs its string. The tension of the string affects the velocity and impact of the shuttle when struck. Therefore, the tighter the string is tied onto the racket, the better as its tension increases. Another item that is essential to the game is the shuttlecock. The shuttles in the past were made out of feather which is the same ones used in all major tournaments. Now however, shuttles are also available in plastic form. It has become popular as it can be used for a long period of time. Feathers, on the other hand, must be changed very often as they wear out faster. Although a plastic shuttle may sound good to you, there is a vast difference in feel as they are heavier when compared to the feathered shuttles.
The last item that is essential in a proper badminton game is the net. Yes, the net is important as it sets a height to where the shuttle must go over. There is not much to it when choosing a net as it is simply an indicator of height. With all these items above, you are now ready to go out and have a blast. There are several other items which are ‘add on’ items in the badminton set such as badminton shoes, headbands, wristbands, etc. Prices of these items are based on its brand and material.