So I got to know that the makers of the Bekia brand of badminton rackets are closing shop and moving on to the Prokennex brand.
While I look forward to the new rackets that might come my way, what with Prokennex's Force Flow Technology (basically a Y-shaped T-joint), it's a pity to see such a good series of nice affordable and very much usable rackets come to an end.
I jumped at the chance to procure a racket from the last production run for Bekia - the Bravesword 10 replica.
I own one other racket by Bekia, and it's an amazing piece of engineering. Here's the review.
Made from Taiwan, the Bekia series of rackets includes (from what I've seen anyway) the Braveswords 10, 11, and 12; Meteor X80; Voltric 80; Twister C7, X8, and F9, and the Triple Threat.
Some might say that they make only copies, but I've played with one and I can dare say it gives the big boys a run for their money.
From a badminton player who's used all sorts of rackets, I salute Bekia for making the Twister X8. I will try the Bravesword 10 replica with great anticipation.