In market, there are various sports items available
Recently, badminton has been in highlights and many seem to be interested in this particular sport. So, keeping in mind the interest of the people, there are vendors in the market, who provide badminton rackets, strings, grips, shuttlecocks and shoes as per the international quality standards. The products are highly durable and are also available in customized sizes and dimensions as per the specifications provided by the buyer.
Here are some of the basic details that one should keep in mind before buying sports items and sports wear for the badminton sport:
The rackets should be light in weight and the standard badminton rackets weighs between 70 grams to 95 grams, excluding the strings and the grip. The material used in the making of rackets are carbon fiber composite, solid steel etc. Moreover, nano-materials like fullerene and carbon nano-tubes are also used in rack-lets in order to provide extensive durability.
Thin badminton strings perform excellently as its thickness ranges from 0.62 mm to 0.73 mm. The normal tension strength of the string available in the market is 80 N to 160 N. in the professional strings, the tension is of about 110 N and 160 N but the recreational players prefer strings that have slightly less tension ranging from 80 N and 110 N.
The grip of the rackets, help the players play comfortable and increase the thickness of the rackets according to them. The material used in the making of the grips of badminton rackets are PU synthetic, cotton towel etc. Moreover, this grip helps the player to overcome the issue of sweat in palms while playing and the racket also gets thickness allowing better performance of the player.
A shuttlecock is conical projectile, with 16 feathers overlapping each other. These feathers are embedded in a cork at the end with the final thin layer of leather or any other synthetic material. In market there is other type of shuttlecock also available that are made up of nylon with cork or synthetic foam base. It has a plastic skirt in place of 16 overlapping feathers.
Badminton shoes are light in weight and the sole of the shoe is made up of rubber some similar high grip material. As compared to the other sport shoes, these shoes are light in weight and designed in order to provide support to the ankle and ensuring safe footwork at the time of play.