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How to make shuttlecocks fly faster?

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by capaxone, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. capaxone

    capaxone Regular Member

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    I bought a bunch of shuttlecocks from China and realize their speed is too slow. The quality is okay but the speed really ruins the games. I am wondering if anyone knows any tricks to make the birdies fly faster ? Please share...thanks.
     
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    Bend alternate feather tips (top 2-3mm) inwards.
     
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    Or wet the feathers with water prior to use...
     
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    Ooops...r u using feather or plastic birdie?
     
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    Feather...
     
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    Any other tips?
     
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    Yeah, like bend all the *tips* inwards... ;)
     
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    There are two ways to increase the speed shuttlecocks:
    1. Adding weight shuttlecocks by placing it in the freezer for 2 hours before use.
    2. Reducing the diameter of a circle shuttlecock (eg. 68 mm to 67 mm) by transferring into a tube smaller packs for several days.
     
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    I second. Used to dip them 2-3 times in a bowl of warm water. Just the feathers and put them back in the tube. IMO this works really well for slow shuttles.
     

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