In sleek white, the Li-Ning Windstorm 700 badminton racket is lightweight and powerful, providing a unique experience fit for intermediate/advanced level players. Using the Windstorm Technology Platform, the Windstorm 700 is extremely maneuverable and swift, making competitive play almost effortless. Priced at $120, this racket is perfect for club players who are committed and who play often. With a headlight balance and flexible shaft, this racket is perfect for players who need racket speed as well as maneuverability. BW goes over the highlights and features of the Li-Ning Windstorm 700 racket.
Windstorm 700 Racket Highlights:
- Material: Commercial Grade Carbon Fiber
- Color: White
- Weight: 4U(80 gms)
- Balance Point: 298mm
- Balance: Head Light
- Flex: Flexible
- Grip Size: 3 ⅛”
Power - 6.5
Because of the combination of its head light balance, the power of this racket is sacrificed for exceptional control, maneuverability, and racket speed. However, all hope is not lost. This racket still packs a punch because of its flexible shaft. The flexibility gives the player wiggle room for a slower swing, something extremely common in intermediate players. This will allow the player to still get enough power even though his or her skills are still developing. However, because of its features, this racket is more fit for a player who isn’t looking for a great deal of punch and power. For a player looking for more power, BW recommends opting for a stiffer racket with a heavier head such as the Li-Ning Windstorm 500 or Yonex Astrox 22.
Maneuverability - 9.5
The headlight balance and flexible shaft make for an ideal racket that can provide the perfect amount of maneuverability in a racket. The headlight nature of this racket gives the player incredible racket speed, allowing them to quickly react to powerful shots such as drives and smashes. The headlight balance of this racket provides a soft touch, giving the player maneuverability to hit any type of shot from the front of the court. Even though the Windstorm 700 may not provide the most power, the headlight balance will allow for an exceptional front and midcourt game.
Control - 9
While this racket may not give you immense power, it truly shines in terms of control. It gives the incredible finesse that a player wants in the front and midcourt. Perfect for quick defensive shots as well as an attacking front game. The flexible shaft is perfectly forgiving for players still perfecting their swing. For players who emphasize their front game as well as the midcourt, this racket is a perfect fit. It provides the perfect amount of control for a player who loves attacking in the frontcourt but still wants the feel of a finesse game with drop shots and soft touches.