A badminton racket generally has five parts- a stringed area, frame, throat, shaft, and handle.
The uppermost of the racket is called the frame, which has an isometric or an oval head shape; the strings are indulged inside this frame, the shaft is the part of the racket that joints the frame to its handle, the point where the shaft and the frame connect is called the throat, and handle is the lower part of the racket, which the player grips to hit the shuttlecock.
And today, here in this article, we will discuss the shaft of the racket and the technologies indulged in it.
Badminton racket shafts are made of carbon, steel, graphite, and carbon fiber. On the other hand, there are different types of shafts: medium stiff, extra stiff, and flexible, as Shaft flexibility is just as crucial as balance when purchasing a badminton racquet; the correct level depends on your wrist/arm speed.
So, let’s dive in and learn more about the badminton racket shafts:
High Tensile Slim Shaft
High Tensile Slim Shaft design provides extreme strength and better control. Li-Ning designed a 7.0 mm slim shaft with a unique elastic material and craft work, effectively balancing the rebound and anti-torsion performance, accurately transmitting power, and reflecting the player’s intention.
The shaft comprises ultra-strong material; the racket has optimum rigidity to bear higher tension for exact and steady strokes. The shaft body is proven at the perfect balance of weight, movement inertia, and aerodynamics.
The flexibility of the racket also depends on the ability of the racket shaft and players with an average swing.
Also, speed can benefit from a soft to medium flex shaft as it helps to generate additional repulsion power without any loss of control.
Benefits of High Tensile Slim Shaft
- Provides amazing speed and strength.
- Increases shaft flexibility.
- Helps to transfer the maximum power to the shuttlecock.
- Provides better control while performing powerful strokes.
So, Li-Ning was the brand to introduce this technology first. The top slim shaft design provides extreme strength and easier free control to the players.
Rather than this, a high tensile slim shaft, as the mainstay of power and skill, strictly and precisely releases the intention of players in a cohesive state of racket and the body.