It will require some craftsmanship skills, but you can create by hand a functional badminton racket that is a usable piece of equipment by following a few simple steps. Badminton is an enjoyable sport and the racket is the most essential piece of equipment. A badminton racket is relatively straightforward to make if you have the right tools and materials.
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Things you need
- Wood stick
- Duct tape
- Flexible wood stick
- Nylon thread
Find a stick that is roughly the same length and diameter as a regulation badminton racket. This will form the handle and shaft of your racket. Sand the stick to remove any imperfections or sharp edges from its surface.
Find a flexible stick or tree branch that can be bent into a circle. This will form the head of your racket and will be used to return the shuttlecock. You need a stick that won't split or crack when you bend it, such as willow.
Bend your stick into a full circle with your hands until each end meets the stick that you are using for your handle. Make it as symmetrical as possible. Use duct tape to attach the flexible stick to your handle. Use enough duct tape to ensure the racket holds together during a game of badminton.
Cut the nylon with scissors into strips slightly longer than the horizontal and vertical length of your racket head. Line up the nylon going vertically and horizontally across the racket head at approximately one cm intervals. Tie the nylon around the bendy stick of your racket head. Make it quite taut so that it returns the shuttlecock successfully.
Wrap duct tape around the base of the stick used for your handle to improve your grip on the racket. Sand the head of the racket to remove any imperfections.
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