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Exact difference between goose and duck feathers?

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by superflip_, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. superflip_

    superflip_ Regular Member

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    Who can tell me what the exact difference is between goose and duck feathers?
     
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    All i know is goose feather provides better warmth than duck feathers in winter jackets... hehehehehe... so probably goose feather are finer and more closely knit?!
     
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    Not 100% sure , but have a look on following 3 pictures

    The Aeroplane Black and AS50 use goose feather. The third one use duck feahter.
    There is "bone" in the middle of each feather. what's the difference between the 3 "bones" :)

    It is a simple way to distinguish duck feather and goose feather, but not 100% accurate
     

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    And what makes the practical difference? Is it durability? Flight? Speed? Weight?
     
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    The goose feather has stronger "bone" than duck's.
    That's why the duck feather shuttles are more easier to break.
     
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    well, u will appreciate the goose feather if u know how to play a decent badminton game...
    1 heavy smash on duck feather is all it takes to kill the shuttlecock...
     
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    hmm, this is odd. I notice the aeroplane black in your picture has rounded feathers. The one I buy, have normal tapered feathers, similar to normal shuttles.

    I've heard people mention the round feathers on aeroplane blacks before but i've never understood what they meant.
     

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    Yep, aeroplane produces both types. Both are "EG" black label series. I have tried both and cannot tell the difference between them. Both are excellent flight and durability. The current batches are a notch down in durability but still exhibits great consistency in flight.
     
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    How to differentiate between goose feather bone with duck feather? It is because goose feather bone center got curve in or otherwise?
     
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    Duck-feather shuttles tend to be a little bit yellow'ish compared to goose feather shuttles.
     
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    AS50 -> Duck.

    I believe the flight pattern is different and goose tends to weight more. This is case based anyway.
     
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    WOW...
    The person gave you that info either lying to you or do not know what he/she is talking about. If you really have a tube of AS50 made with duck feather, you got ripped off. Sorry bud...
     
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    price of AS50 here is over $30, prolly made of swan feathers:(
     
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    Does it dive like a swan too?
     
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    This is nonsense ;)
     
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    Sorry if no one got your joke silentheart... I got it though~:D
     
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    That is why I don't try too many clean joke...:confused::eek::D
     
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    Dink it! More boy cow jokes? :confused:

     
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    No more "Boy Cow" jokes please

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    :D:D:D No more "Boy Cow" jokes please. :D:D:D
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    Aw... Wrong T_T I mean Goose... Yonex hate ducks lol xD... sometimes I got forgot which is duck which is goose T_T... Geez... sorry for being sloppy :p:p:p Just read them today though....
     

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