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April 24, 2024 2 min read

Is The Volant Havoc S1 Head Heavy Badminton Racket Good To Play With?

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Volant's Head Heavy Badminton Racquet is a head heavy racket with a balance point of 300-305mm from the handle. 

It hasNanoSpec Technology which creates a lighter yet stronger frame and the TurboShaft increases racket snap-back for acceleration & control. To enlarge the sweet spot and improve shot accuracy, it has 3-point DynaDistribution and anti-shock technology.

We tested the 87g (or 3U) version using Exbolt 63 string at 28lbs. 


How did it feel when playing with the Volant Havoc S1 Badminton Racquet?

It’s relatively swift through the air, and has a bit of flex. You can tell it’s head-heavy when swinging although it’s not overly heavy. 

Control-wise, it’s pretty good - we found it quite responsive to changes in direction and it was quite easy to place the shot to where we wanted. 

For power, it was powerful but definitely not the most powerful of the 3U rackets that we have tried. As it is a bit more flexible, it was better for half-smashes and snaps from the rear court rather than pure brute power.

It was pretty good in terms of speed though - for a head heavy, 3U racket. Although it’s not the fastest racket out there, we found it quite comfortable to return smashes and drives. 

Our Ratings of the Volant Havoc S1 Badminton Racket
As per all our other racket reviews, 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 Havoc S1 Badminton Racket, our ratings are:

  • Feeling and handling: 8 / 10
  • Control: 7.5 / 10
  • Power: 8 / 10
  • Speed: 7 / 10
Total: 30.5 / 40
What kind of player is the Volant Havoc S1 Badminton Racquet for?

This is a racket for an all round player, but one that is more on the offensive side. That’s because it’s powerful but can still keep up in fast, defensive exchanges.

It would suit a doubles or singles player, unless you’re predominantly a front court doubles player - in that case, you might want to go for an even balanced or head-light racket instead.

How Do You Buy It?

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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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