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Budget Shuttle

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by ThomasJE, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. ThomasJE

    ThomasJE Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I would like to buy some cheap(ish) budget shuttles, and I would like to order them from SportsDirect.com. The ones I am looking at are the AS10, AS20 and the Carlton GT4 and GT3. But which one of these would be the best choice?

    Here's more info; I would need Speed 79, these are for use with junior players (14/15 yo), and with beginners, so durability would have to be average.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Among the four you listed, I've only played with AS10 before. It's a decent shuttle and could last at least a game if you don't hit the feathers. I've recently played with Chao Pai pink and read. They are pretty good but I guess not cheap at all. Why not buy a tube from each one of them and test them yourself?

    If budget is an issue, I would really suggest using plastic shuttles for those who still hit the feathers. No durable feather shuttles exist to bear the brutal force.
     
  3. ThomasJE

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    We did use plastics (Mavis 10's), but I now play with feathers, so it would be nice to use feathers with them.

    I also plan to use some of these with intermediate and more advanced players as well.

    As for testing shuttles, I'm not really in a position to test 3 or 4 tubes of shuttles, but I may buy a tube of AS20's and a tube of GT3/GT4's.
     
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    We ran out of AS30s in our club and needed some feathers for a match so we popped down to Sports Direct and picked up some GT4's, they were really really bad. We'll never use them again. Pay a few quid more and order a few tubes of AS30's, they're much more durable.
     
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    So GT4's and maybe GT3 and AS10 are out of the question.

    But what about GT2's? Has anyone had any good experiences with them?
     
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    I'd need to order by today (in about 4 hours), and I'm considering these three:

    Carlton GT3 (£13.99)
    Carlton GT2 (£14.99)
    Yonex AS30 (£15.80)
    Prices for 1 tube of 12.

    I'm leaning towards the GT2; has anyone had any good experiences with them? Also, are the AS30's worth the extra pound?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Try them, if they're no good then get the AS30's next time.
     
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    For the price of Yonex 30's you could pay a little more and get something better. They don't last. Plus if you are going to use them with int/adv they will chew through them. With the higher string tensions they will flatten and soften rapidly. Have a look at Yehlex Premiership. We've found them reasonable in quality and cost effective. There's an equation you can use when choosing shuttles. Cost you can afford/durability = the best shuttle for you. Happy hunting
     

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