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Gopher G1000™ Steel Badminton Racquets

70 Overall Rating

Item No. 53-336 / Unit: Ea / Availability: In Stock


A great introductory racquet, with durable all-steel construction.

  • Tempered-steel head
  • Single tempered-steel shaft
  • Synthetic-leather grip
  • Braided-nylon (4.2 oz) or coated-steel strings (4.8 oz)
  • 26"L


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Needed rackets that would hold up. These do.
Anonymous - Other
Raquette Lake , NY
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Wish I had gone with steel strings Date:
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I wish I had spent a little more money and baught the steel strings, the nylon strings broke after two classes on some of the racquets.
JohnLocke - PE Professional
Ooltewah , TN
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Response from Gopher:
By Beth, Customer Service,

"We're sorry this product didn't meet your expectations! Gopher stands behind all the products we offer with an Unconditional 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. This means that if you are not satisfied with any Gopher purchase for any reason, at any time, we will replace the product, credit your account, or refund the purchase price. If this product isn't suited to your needs, we'll gladly assist you finding an entirely different product that will work for you. With Gopher, you will always be satisfied. We guarantee it."

Sport Tips

Which badminton racquet is right for me?

  • Most durable
  • Slightly heavier
  • For all play, especially rugged use
  • Lighter than steel
  • A little easier to control
  • For all play
Composites (graphite and titanium alloys)
  • Very light and extremely rigid
  • Provide the best control
  • For advanced play
  • The traditional shape
  • For all levels of play
  • Modified oval shape
  • Provides a larger sweet spot
  • Offers the largest sweet spot
  • Not for competitive play
  • Single strand of nylon
  • Relatively responsive and strong
  • For all play
Braided Nylon
  • Multiple strands of braided nylon 
  • Stronger and more responsive than single-strand nylon
  • For advanced play
  • Braided steel wire with a thin coating to prevent rust and fraying
  • Strongest but least responsive
  • Ideal for rough use
Single Shaft
  • The traditional design 
  • Lightweight and suitable for all play
Twin Shaft
  • Stronger than single shaft
  • Ideal for rough use
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