Babolat Badminton Webshop
This is the Babolat webshop from Badmintonplanet. Babolat is a French badminton brand with a nice range of badminton rackets, badminton shoes, badminton bags, badminton clothing and badminton shuttlecocks. Here you can find all information about these products, as well as a brief introduction to the brand.
Babolat rackets are designed for all kind of players, from novice youth players to experienced, competitive players. Because every playing style requires a different type of racket, Babolat has developed a wide range of rackets. We have cheaper rackets made from aluminum, but also more expensive, high-end rackets. Special shorter rackets are also available for the youngest youth. To help our customers as best as possible, you can check the racket selector (see image) to find out which racket is most suitable for you. A distinction is made between club (recreational player), intensive (advanced player) and performance (competition players). A difference has also been made between offensive play, defensive play and all-round play. Finally, you can choose whether you would like a racket with a more flexible shaft(+ / ++) or with a stiffer shaft(- / -). For example, if you are a competition player with allround play and if you would prefer a slightly more flexible racket, then you might have a look for the Babolat X-Feel Essential.
Babolat has five different series, namely Prime, I-pulse, X-feel Origin, Satelite and X-feel. The Prime rackets are mainly aimed at beginners, the I-pulse rackets for recreational players, the X-feel Origin rackets for advanced players, the Satelite rackets and the X-feel rackets for competition players. Most top female players choose the Satelite rackets, because they are more manoeuvrable and faster. There are also a number of extra light rackets available, namely the Satelite Gravity rackets. These rackets offer even more racket speed, allowing you to react even faster. Most top male players choose the X-feel rackets, because these rackets offer maximum power and control.
There are also some nice racket covers available for the children. Take a look at them here.
Babolat also has various badminton shoes. With their functional technology, Babolat tries to make shoes that suit everyone perfectly. They focus on comfort, stability and flexibility. Since the beginning, Babolat has been working with Michelin to provide the shoes with the best cushioning. All Babolat shoes have this cushioning. All shoes also have a flexible top, which makes the shoe smoother. There are three types of shoes in the range, namely the Shadow Team, the Shadow Spirit and the Shadow Tour. All these models are available for both men and women.
The Babolat Shadow Team is the cheapest model. These shoes are mainly aimed at the novice or recreational player and offer enough grip for explosive movements and quick stops on the badminton court.
The Babolat Shadow Spirit is mainly intended for the experienced players. These shoes are a bit more luxurious than the Shadow Team, because the insole is shaped making the shoes more comfortable.
The Babolat Shadow Tour is Babolat's best model. These shoes have extra cushioning at the heel and offer even more support and stability. These shoes are perfect for competition players.
Are you looking for the perfect bag to store your badminton equipment? The Babolat range contains a lot of different types of bags. There are small backpacks for children, but also larger backpacks for adult players. Babolat is very innovative with the bags in terms of design. There are duffle bags. These special bags are categorized as 1-compartment bags, but you can furnish this compartment yourself with spacers and Velcro. The Backracq (see image) and Sling Bag are two other special bags, both of which can be worn on the back. Finally, Babolat also offers various racket holders, these are bags with the 'normal, original shape'. These racket holders are available in various sizes, namely for 3 rackets, 6 rackets, 9 rackets and 12 rackets. So you have a lot of choice.
Babolat sportswear will make you look and feel great. Babolat combines functionality and style by using comfortable materials. The clothes are made for both children and adults. To make the choice of size a bit easier, we have added a size chart for the clothing.
Are you interested in using Babolat clothing for club clothing? Then look here for the possibilities.
Babolat has both feather shuttles and nylon shuttles in its range. The nylon shuttles are mainly focused on durability, while the feather shuttles have a better flight and offer more playing comfort. Would you like to play with shuttles from Babolat at your club? Please contact our customer service for the possibilities.
The history of Babolat
The firm Babolat & Monnier, located in Lyon, started selling badminton strings in 1875. One year later, they sold their first tennis strings. This makes them the first company to specialize in racket sports.
People wanted thinner strings and more tension. This caused Babolat to create the VS-Strings in 1925, which are thinner and stronger. More than 100 grand slams are won by people using this string.
Thanks to the popularity of Tennis in the 1950’s, Babolat created an international distribution network for their products. This way, Babolat quickly became known all over the world. In order to satisfy the player, Babolat continues to innovate so they can offer the player better and accessible products. For example the Elascord, which is the company’s first synthetic string. This string offered great quality for an affordable price.
In the 1960’s they expanded their range of products, by creating their first line of tennis rackets and in 1995, they launched their first badminton racket. In 2003 Babolat started a partnership with the brand Michelin. They used their expertise in rubber and contact with the ground to create their first line of shoes. Babolat also releases clothing. At this point, they offer complete equipment for Badminton, Tennis and Padel players.
Babolat strives to be the best at what they do. They do this by listening to players, making improvements and focusing on the best quality. It is important to push the boundaries. This curiosity helps them improve their products and stay on top.
Babolat often teams up with different companies to create great products. For example, they had a partnership with Michelin in order to create their shoes, or they teamed up with the aerospace industry to improve the aerodynamics of their racket frames.
Because Babolat has been connected with these sports since day one, they built up an expertise in creating badminton and tennis products. Babolat uses observations of players and communicating with people as a guide to create improved products. That is why they built up a worldwide network with clubs, tournaments, players and coaches.
In 1928, the company Reinforced Shuttles Ltd. was founded in London. This came later to be known as RSL. The idea was to create affordable shuttles with great quality. 90 years later, they are still the biggest manufacturer of shuttles in the world. More than 50 years, these famous shuttles were produced in Kent, before production moved to China. They have a large variety of shuttles, but they also offer a lot of different products, such as rackets, bags, shoes and clothes. In 2017, RSL raised the highest sales in the history of the company.
They are able to combine quality with their low prices due to their massive network of advanced factories. That is one of the reasons that innovation and development is important to RSL. Their network consists of 20 factories spread over China, which are filled with automated machines to ensure consistency.
These are the locations of some RSL factories.
Their top model, the RSL Classic Shuttle, was repeatedly named ‘’best in the test’’. When it comes to the tourney shuttles, RSL has almost no tolerance. Because of this, every shuttle has the exact characteristics demanded by players, while lasting about 20% longer.
RSL also helps to promote badminton by sponsoring players and tournaments internationally. They also offer special assistance to countries and people in those countries which are still in the course of development programs.
Badmintonplanet has a big assortment of RSL products, like shuttles, clothing, grips, rackets en bags for every player.
RSL Shuttlecocks: At this moment, we offer 10 different kinds of RSL shuttles. There are some cheaper options, such as the RSL DTL shuttles, or the premium quality of the RSL Classic Tourney. With their low-tolerance policy, RSL ensures great quality with every shuttle.
RSL Sportswear: In addition to their shuttlecocks, RSL also develops their own sportswear. They have a wide selection of trouser, T-shirts, polos shirts, shorts, jackets and more. Their aim is to create ‘’smart’’ and ‘’functional’’ sportswear. A lot of players from different clubs wear the RSL club clothing.
RSL Grips: RSL has the popular RSL over grip in the colour you want, but they also have different kinds of other grips, such as replacement grips or towel grips. The overgrips are sold per piece, but also in a box of 60 pieces.
RSL Rackets: RSL has also entered the field of badminton rackets. They offer innovative rackets from a beginner level up to the elite level. They strive to have the best equipment for the player, and therefore, they are continuously aiming for development.
RSL Bags: The RSL Explorer is a series filled with great badminton bags. It goes from backpacks in every colour, to bags with 2 or 3 compartments and even a travel bag with wheels.