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March 27, 2024 2 min read

How good is volant's flight s1 badminton racquet? 

For those who would prefer words on a page, here's a breakdown of the above video.

The Volant Flight S1 is a head-light badminton racquet with a balance point of 280-285mm engineered with specialised NanoSpec Technology which enhances your game speed while maintaining strength & stability. 

It is suitable for all playing levels and has a light yet strong & durable frame - this allows for fast recovery and enhanced racket acceleration. 

The frame design also allows it to have reduced vibration, an enlarged sweet spot and ease of manoeuvrability.

We tested the 87g (or 3U) version using Nanogy 98 at 28 lbs 

How did the Volant Flight S1 Badminton Racket Play?

Because of its lightweight and frame design, it feels good in the hand and is pretty easy to manoeuvre. The overall feel is what you would expect for a quality racket although it’s not mind blowing. 

The control was there and we were able to place shots accurately and consistently although it didn’t have that much carry as you would expect from a heavier head, which needed to be compensated for. 

As with most head light rackets, it didn’t have the greatest power out there but it can still finish the point when you need it to. 

Part of the reason why we called the racket the 'FLIGHT' is because of its speed and I’m sure you can guess that it does pretty well in this department. Fast defence and aggressive driving and net-play is what worked really well with the Flight S1.

Our Ratings of the Flight S1
If you've ever watched any of our videos, we rate rackets based on 4 main metrics with a score out of 10 for each with a total score out of 40 points. These are:
  • Feeling & Handling
  • Control
  • Power
  • Speed

So for the Volant Flight S1 Badminton Racquet, our ratings are:

  • Feeling and handling: 7 / 10
  • Control: 7.5 / 10
  • Power: 6 / 10
  • Speed: 8.5 / 10
Total: 29 / 40
Who is the Flight S1 Racket For?

Although you could probably make a case for singles players that’s naturally powerful, this is really a racket designed for doubles players. Especially those who thrive on fast exchanges and tend to be the front court player of a pairing.

It’s also suitable for beginners just getting into the sport as the lightweight will help reduce the risk of injury from poor technique at the start of your journey.

How Do You Buy It?

EASY! Just click here. 

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Jeffrey Tho
Jeffrey Tho

Jeff is an ex-international badminton player who represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games (twice as a player & once as a coach), World Championships, All England Championships and multiple Thomas and Sudirman Cups. He was the Australian National Coach, Senior State Head Coach and is the co-founder of Volant badminton & The Badminton Podcast. Jeff is extremely passionate about building the worldwide badminton community & showing the world how incredible our sport really is.

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