Raquet Ball Equipment: Tips For Buying A Raquet Ball Racket

Choosing the best racquetball racquet doesn't have to be overwhelming. Tips on styles and types.

Choosing the best racquetball racquet can be a bit confusing for some players. There are some simple rules to follow, however, that will make selecting the best racquet for you easier.

First, you will need to visit a pro shop or sporting goods store that has a good selection of racquets and at least one or two knowledgeable salespeople. One of the best ways to choose between several racquets is to try out some of the store's demo racquets. Demos will help you get accustomed to the differences between the different racquets available. Keep in mind, however, that some salespeople will push certain brands of racquets, so it is important that you don't rely on their advice only.

Once you have become acquainted with the various racquets that are on the market, it is time to get more specific in searching the type of racquet you will need. Determine what type of player you currently are or want to be. Are you a casual, occasional weekend or evening player, or are you shooting for a competitive edge over other players? You will need to pick your racquet accordingly.

The tighter a racket is strung, generally the more power it radiates. However, with that power may come less control. Are you ready for a racquet that packs a lot of punch with every hit, and can you control the ball with this type of racquet? These are important questions that you must ask yourself.

Lighter racquets offer more control, and sometimes this is just what a less experienced player wants. With a lighter racquet comes faster speed, and this may work well for a player who enjoys fast-paced play. Heavier racquets offer up more power and work well for the player who is experience enough to still have accuracy along with that power. Remember, power levels are based on numbers. The higher the number, then the greater the power of the racquet will be.

The head shape and head size of a racquet should also be considered when purchasing the best racquet for your playing style. Head shapes can have long strings inside a stiffer frame. These racquets will offer more power and are usually called quadiforms. Racquets that have shorter main strings are sometimes referred to as open-throat racquets; they typically give the player more control. Most of these racquets are a tear-dropped shape.

Grip is another important aspect to consider when choosing a racquet. The two main grip sizes are small and extra-small. Some brands have the flared option or super-small option, also. Generally, the smaller your grip size, the more snap you'll have in your swing. Grip each racquet that you are considering purchasing. Which feels more comfortable to you? You want to grasp the racquet as if you are shaking hands with it. If your middle finger almost touches the palm of your hand, you should have a good fit. Most racquet ball players want the smallest grip available.

Choosing a good racquetball racquet can be a bit of a challenge. However, pay attention to what feels good to you. You can start out with a teardrop racquet that gives you less power but more control. As you become a better racquetball player, you can move up to a heavier racket with more power. Above all, enjoy the game.

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