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Lee Chong Wei’s Badminton Racket (A Long History)

Lee Chong Wei was one of the greatest badminton players of all time. In this post, I will talk about Lee Chong Wei’s badminton racket throughout his entire career. By the end of this post, you will know what badminton rackets Lee Chong Wei has used in his career.

Let’s jump right in!

2019 – Present: Yonex Astrox 99 LCW Edition

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After almost 20 years of professional badminton, the three-time Olympic silver medalist, Lee Chong Wei, finally retired in 2019 after a fierce battle with nose cancer.

Initially, when the Yonex Astrox 99 came out, Lee Chong Wei was going to be the leading ambassador for the racket. All of the Yonex promo videos involved him using it.

Unfortunately, Lee Chong Wei never got to use the Yonex Astrox 99 competitively because of nose cancer.

Later on, Yonex made a Lee Chong Wei limited edition Yonex Astrox 99 to honor Lee Chong Wei’s lasting impact on the game of badminton and his legacy.

Although Lee Chong Wei has never used this racket in competitive play, I will still include it in this blog post as it is Lee Chong Wei’s badminton racket.

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2015 – 2018: Yonex Duora 10 (And All The Various Editions)

The Yonex Duora 10 became one of the most popular rackets of all time since Lee Chong Wei started using it.

Lee Chong Wei has gone through many different iterations of the Duora 10, starting from the classic green and orange edition, all the way to the white and blue version.

Here’s a whole list of all the different Duora 10s Lee Chong Wei used:

lee chong wei green orange duora 10

lee chong wei duora 10 blue orangelee chong wei frosty blue duora 10

When Lee Chong Wei was playing competitively with the Yonex Duora 10, this racket was the flagship racket along with the Yonex Voltric Z Force II.

In every tournament I played at, there are always a large handful of players who use the Yonex Duora 10, including my brother. It is definitely a great racket.

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2014 – 2015: Yonex Voltric Z Force II LCW Edition

The Yonex Voltric Z Force II was one of the most popular rackets ever released by Yonex. When it came out, everyone began using it, including Lee Chong Wei.

The Yonex Voltric Z Force II was actually one of the first high-end badminton rackets I ever used. It lee chong wei yonex voltric z force II

features a smaller head than most rackets and the thinnest and stiffest shaft I ever experienced.

The power generated by the racket is outstanding. You can check out my full review of the Yonex Voltric Z Force II here.

Lee Chong Wei sported a distinctive pink and dark blue edition of the Yonex Voltric Z Force II that he used in tournaments such as the 2015 Sudirman Cup.

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2012 – 2013: Yonex Voltric Z Force

The Yonex Voltric Z Force is another one of Lee Chong Wei’s badminton rackets that was super popular. Lee Chong Wei used two versions of the Yonex Voltric Z Force.

One version was the green/white/black edition, and the other is a white and gold edition used by Lee Chong Wei in the 2012 Olympics.

lee chong wei 2012 olympics

lee chong wei voltric z force

Since then, the Yonex Voltric Z Force has been discontinued and replaced by the Yonex Voltric Z Force II, but you can still find the Yonex Voltric Z Force at various vendors.

2010 – 2011: Yonex Voltric 80

The Yonex Voltric 80 was another hugely popular racket used by players such as Peter Gade, Mathias Boe, and of course, Lee Chong Wei.

Lee Chong Wei used this racket in the iconic 2011 World Championships finals against Lin Dan, but unfortunately, he lost the match.

lee chong wei yonex voltric 80

The Yonex Voltric 80 has also been discontinued for a few years, having been replaced by the Yonex Voltric Z Force II and the Yonex Voltric 80 E-Tune (which has also recently been discontinued).

But like the Yonex Voltric Z Force, you can still probably find rackets on various websites.

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2009: Yonex Arcsaber Z Slash

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In 2009, Lee Chong Wei had also been seen playing competitively with the Yonex Arcsaber Z Slash, specifically in the 2009 Japan Open.

The racket was definitely not as popular as some of the other rackets. However, it is still one of Lee Chong Wei’s badminton rackets that he used professionally.

The Yonex Arcsaber Z Slash has also been discontinued as well.

2007 – 2008: Yonex Armortec 900 Power

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lee chong wei armortec 900p

As we dive deeper into Lee Chong Wei’s history, we come across Yonex racket series that don’t even exist anymore. One of these series is the Armortec series, which used to be one of the most popular series with players such as Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei playing with these rackets in the 2008 Olympics.

Like the many of the other rackets on this list, there is a limited edition of Lee Chong Wei’s badminton racket. The Yonex Armortec 900 Power has a red/white version as well as a Lee Chong Wei yellow edition.

2006: Yonex Nanospeed 9000

I had to go even deeper into research when I was looking for what rackets Lee Chong Wei used early in lee chong wei yonex nanospeed 9000

his career.

I was searching around various pictures of Lee Chong Wei playing competitively. I found a gold, white, and blue racket that I could not identify.

Later, after asking around and doing my research, I confirmed it to be the Yonex Nanospeed 9000, another long discontinued badminton racket from Yonex.

2000 – 2005: Yonex Muscle Power 88

I didn’t just stop at 2006 either, I went even deeper. What was Lee Chong Wei’s racket before 2006?

I found a few pictures of a blue and silver racket that I had never seen before.

After searching around, I found out that it was the Yonex Muscle Power 88, which is quite weird because it is noted as a beginner-friendly racket.

It just shows that to be the best in the world, doesn’t necessarily mean you need the best equipment.

Lee Chong Wei’s Badminton Racket

I hoped you enjoyed today’s post on Lee Chong Wei’s badminton racket throughout his entire career. It’s always very interesting looking into the history of pro players and badminton companies.

As a quick recap, here’s a list of Lee Chong Wei’s badminton rackets:

  • 2019 – Present Racket: Yonex Astrox 99 LCW Edition
  • 2015 – 2018: Yonex Duora 10 (And All The Various Editions)
  • 2014 – 2015: Yonex Voltric Z Force II LCW Edition
  • 2012 – 2013: Yonex Voltric Z Force
  • 2010 – 2011: Yonex Voltric 80
  • 2009: Yonex Arcsaber Z Slash
  • 2007 – 2008: Yonex Armortec 900 Power
  • 2006: Yonex Nanospeed 9000
  • 2000 – 2005: Yonex Muscle Power 88

Thank you for reading! If you have any comments or questions, don’t hesitate to leave them down below. As always, good luck in your games and have a great day!

Also, check out my Lee Chong Wei player study!

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Lin Dan’s Badminton Racket [2019 UPDATED]

Hey everyone! It’s time for a change-up since the past 20 something posts have all been about my training regime. Today, I’m going to talk about Lin Dan’s badminton racket and what he uses to play with in 2019 all the way down to some of his early career rackets.

Let’s start with what he is using in 2019.

2019 – Present Racket: Yonex Voltric LD Force 2019 Edition

lin dan's badminton racket in 2019

I’m hesitant to put this racket here because it’s basically the same thing as the Yonex Voltric LD Force that he was using before 2019. It’s basically just another marketing ploy by Yonex to put out something new so that people would buy it.

While I haven’t directly tried out this racket, I assume it would have a very similar feeling to the Yonex Voltric Z Force II and the Yonex Voltric LD Force. I definitely want to get my hands on it so that I can give a full review of the racket.

I did some research though, and the story behind this racket is quite fantastic.

Its red design on the sides actually symbolizes a phoenix rising from the ashes imitating how Lin Dan’s worst year was 2018, and he rose back up to win the 2019 Malaysia Open. Unfortunately, it does seem like Lin Dan cannot maintain his phoenix status after losing in the 2019 World Championships and other tournaments… but it does make for a cool story.

If you would like to play with Lin Dan’s badminton racket:

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2018 Racket: Yonex Voltric LD Force (Black Version)

lin dan 2018 badminton racket

I’m surprised that I couldn’t actually find information on which badminton racket Lin Dan used in 2018. I actually found pictures where I can zoom into the racket, but I have not seen anything like it.

I’m guessing it is a Yonex Voltric Z Force II that has been customed painted and is not on the badminton racket market. I have asked a few people, and I’m waiting on some responses.

If anyone finds out, I will update this section here. For now, let’s move onto the 2016 and 2017 rackets.

Edit: The racket Lin Dan is using is actually the black version of the Yonex Voltric LD Force. For some reason I can’t seem to find vendors selling it in the U.S. or Canada though.

2016 – 17 Racket: Yonex Voltric LD Force and Yonex Duora Z Strike

There was a time in 2017 where he switched to the Yonex Duora Z Strike, but the racket did not suit him well as he lost to a 16-year-old player in the Sudirman Cup.

lin dan with the yonex duora z strike

Lin Dan actually snapped his racket in half after the match out of anger and switched back to the Voltrc LD Force/Voltric Z Force II.

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In 2016, there has been some controversy as to what racket Lin Dan was actually using. Officials will tell you that Lin Dan was using a Yonex Voltric LD Force as that was the limited edition racket that was put out by Yonex for Lin Dan to use during the Olympics.

But during the first half of 2016, Lin Dan was actually using a limited edition Voltric Z Force II. Zoomed lin dan painted z force 2 comparison

up pictures on Lin Dan’s racket and a side by side comparison with a painted Yonex Voltric Z Force II revealed that Lin Dan may have been using a Voltric Z Force II painted in the 2016 Voltric LD Force style.

Reasoning as to why Lin Dan would do this makes sense as well since the Yonex Voltric Z Force II and Voltric LD Force have slight differences that would impact your game. And thus, it wouldn’t be smart to switch so suddenly to a Voltric LD Force during Olympic season.

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2014 – 16 Racket: Yonex Voltric Z Force II Limited Editions

During the span of 2014 to the first half of 2016 (maybe even the second half like explained above), Lin Dan was using the Yonex Voltric Z Force II in different limited editions.

One of them was yellow with a metallic grey around the sides while the other sported a bright red. I do believe that the red version was more popular than the yellow, but Lin Dan did use both.

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red limited ld voltric z force 2

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2010 – 13 Racket: Li Ning Woods N-90

From 2010 to 2013, Lin Dan’s badminton racket was the Li Ning Woods N-90, one of the best rackets Li Ning has ever lin dan 2012 racket

produced. It’s a heavy but crazy powerful racket.

Lin Dan used this racket to win a 2012 London Olympic Gold medal against Lee Chong Wei in an intense three games. He was also able to become the 2009, 2011, and 2013 World Champion with it.

Unfortunately, this racket is discontinued and can be relatively challenging to get. You may find it in an auction or on specialized sites.

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2004 – 2008 Racket: Yonex Armortec 700

lin dan 2008 olympics

Like the Li Ning Woods N-90, the Yonex Armortec 700 is another classic badminton racket that has been discontinued. This was the badminton racket Lin Dan used to win the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

This racket will be even more challenging to get than the Li Ning Woods N-90, but I will put up a link down below if you would like to check if it’s in stock or not.

 Check if the Yonex Armortec 700 is in stock!

Lin Dan’s Badminton Rackets, Know Any More?

I hope you enjoy today’s post about Lin Dan’s badminton rackets. It’s a little bit different than any post I have done before, and I will likely make some more. It’s always quite interesting to do a little bit of research into what the pro players use as equipment.

So if you’re a huge Lin Dan fan, make sure you go check out some of these rackets! Also, make sure to read my Lin Dan player study as well.

If you have any questions or comments, I would love to answer them in the comment section down below. As always, good luck in your games and have a great day!