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How Does The Kineseis Rapid Score?

Power = 9/10

Control = 7/10

Manoeuverability = 8/10

Value = 10/10

Appearance = 7/10

OVERALL RATING = 8.2 / 10


WHAT WE SAY AS TESTED BY OUR OWN FULLY QUALIFIED BADMINTON COACHING STAFF:

Weighing in at over 90 grams, the Kinesis Rapid is not light but does deliver great power in smashes and drives. We like the even balance feel of the Rapid – the racket plays well out of all areas of the court keeping good touch and feel around the net without compromising on that all important baseline power for clears and smashes. If you’re looking for that great all-round performance without breaking the bank, Kinesis Rapid is the deal for you!

POSITIVE: Unbeatable all-round performance

NEGATIVE: Last year’s colours.


The Carlton Kinesis Raid Badminton Racket is designed for players to attack with high force using a short swing. Unlike the Kinesis Ultra the Rapid has a Stiff shaft as opposed to a Ultra Stiff shaft making shuttle control easier and 5grms heavierfor an even deeper smash.

The design makes the racket light and maneuverability this allows greater control in rapid fast flat exchanges and when recovering fast smashes. Overhead shots are effortless due to the balanced feel of the racket and the maneuverability allows quick deception.

Kinesis - 90 degree twists at 2, 5, 7 and 10 o'clock to reduce weight and acts to increase swing speed witht the Vortex Geometry.
Vortex Geometry - A new design of the racket head to help improve the aerodynamics of the racket throughout the whole swing. Most rackets are designed with excellent aerodynamics in a single plane, the Vortex System is designed to have excellent speed through a whole rotation.
Circometric - An oval shaped head that provides better aerodynamics than an isometric head allowing faster swing speeds. The more compact hitting area gives extra feel and touch on the shuttle.
Xtreme Tension Frame - Attention to detail and high quality materials ensure that Carlton rackets are safe to be strung at higher tensions.
Micro Grommet System - Smaller tapered edge grommets that sit in a groove in the frame reduce aerodynamic drag by allowing the string to sit closer to the frame.
Pro V12 Grommets - Small flexible grommets that allow greater string movement to increase the power the centre crosses can generate.
Japanese HM Carbon - A Hi Modulus top of the range carbon that is a consistent high quality providing durability and stability.
Ultra-Lite Cap - A re-design of the traditional cap to reduce the racket weight as much as possible. The new cap is perforated to reduce its weight by 28%.
The racket comes strung in Carlton Xelerate X67. The tension range for this racket is 18-28lbs.
Flex Stiff
Default String Xelerate X67 Default String
Head Shape Optimetric
Average Weight 90 grams
Balance Even
Player Type MID SPEED ATTACKING
Shaft Construction Japanese Carbon
CS Max Stringing Tension 28 lbs
Length 675 mm
Material Spec Japanese HM Carbon - Nanocell Enhanced
String tension Please be mindful, the higher your string tension the quicker your strings will degrade.
Zone First Class Next Day
UK Mainland Free £4.99
Northern Ireland £6.99
Isle of Man £4.99
Scot..Highlands & Islands £5.99
Channel Islands £6.99

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Carlton Kinesis Rapid

STIFF WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE

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        World Class Power: Colours: Black, Pink, Yellow, Red,Blue,White

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        Superb Shuttle Control: Colours: Black,Pink,Yellow,Red,Blue,White

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        Durability with Power: Colours: Black, Pink,Yellow,Red,Blue,White

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        Dynamic Hard Hitting

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        Ultra High Performance with Durability

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        High Performance Power String

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        Power with Control. Colours:Orange

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        Hybrid Super Attack string. Colours: Red/Grey/Blue

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        World Class Power Performance. Colours:White/Yellow

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        Power with Durability. Colours:Orange

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        Designed for feel Colour: Gold

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        For dynamic power and control. Colour:White

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        Top all round performance. Colour: Yellow/White

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        All round performer. Colour: White/Red

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        High Intensity multifilament for elite players

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        High Intensity multifilament for elite players

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        Thin High Performance. Colour: White

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        Thinnest string in the WORLD!! Colours: White

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        Multi Attack Capability. Colour: White/Orange

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        Excellent durable all rounder. Colour: Gold

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        Supreme Attack String

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