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Badminton – A cross-training sport

Posted by Nikhil Javeri on

It was only last year that I saw four football players from a local high school in the Chicagoland area indulging themselves in a game a badminton. Intrigued, I took a seat next to their football coach who was watching intently. It was quite a sight to watch these phenomenal athletes trying to smash the badminton shuttle and fail miserably. A bunch of whiffs, huffs, puffs, sweat, and tears. I checked with the coach - he happens to be the head badminton coach as well; after their friendly badminton match was called off because they had to make the gym...

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Badminton - A 'Cool' Sport

Posted by Nikhil Javeri on

“Cool as the other side of the pillow”, a phrase often used by popular ESPN Sportscenter anchor Stuart Scott is what playing sports is all about. Football, basketball, baseball, soccer, and tennis have been part of our ethos and social fabric for generations. Then there are a vast majority of sports which become parts of our lives for a fortnight every four years. Yes, the summer Olympics are instrumental in bringing these 'other' sports into our family rooms. Badminton is one such sport. One of the fastest racket sports, badminton has not been part of the American sports culture. It ranks...

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Selecting the right badminton racket - Finding a needle in a haystack

Posted by Ajit Ram on

Selecting the right badminton racket - Finding a needle in a haystack

Selecting a badminton racket ideally suited for your game is often a head-scratcher.  Given the multitude of brands, price points, and technical specifications, picking an ideal racket can be confusing.  Add to the fact that most the brick and mortar stores carry very basic models, a vast majority of people buy their badminton rackets online.  There are no test drives.  The Badminton Racket Selection Guide deigned and developed by the experts at Badminton Warehouse, an online badminton equipment retailer, has helped customers find an ideal racket for them by answering a few basic questions. Some of the top selling rackets have...

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Carolina Marin & P V Sindhu

Posted by Ajit Ram on

                                                                The 2016 Rio Olympics Women's finals for badminton featured two uniquely talented players in world badminton today, Carolina Marin of Spain and P V Sindhu of India. They have distinct playing styles and use different rackets to power their game. Both rely on different means to dominate their opponents, with Marin using her lightning quick court coverage and quickness and Sindhu, her height and her incredible smashing ability. Marin...

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2016 RIO OLYMPIC LIN DAN BADMINTON RACKET-VOLTRIC LIN DAN FORCE

Posted by Ajit Ram on

Yonex has announced a new racket for the 2-time Olympic Gold medalist Lin Dan. The Voltric Lin Dan Force is a head heavy racket that offers both power and control to dominate the rally and overwhelm your opponent. While similar to the ZForce 2 in terms of balance and stiffness, The Lin Dan Force racket has a regular sized frame allowing for superior power and control. This new racket is tailored to Lin Dan's play style which revolves around forcing his opponent to make a weak return and finishing it off with a powerful smash. The Yonex Voltric Lin Dan...

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