Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

hydrate your shuttlecocks, not steam them

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by brendanlong, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. brendanlong

    brendanlong Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2013
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cambridge Massachusetts
    Empty your tube. Stack your birds in 6 groups of 2.
    Take a spray bottle of room temp water and mist the inside of the tube with visible droplets of water running through the barrel. Push the tube back onto the pairs until you filled the tube back up.

    Use saran wrap and fold into a square. Push square of saran wrap over each tube cover and mist each end and place back onto tube for an airtight seal. Water will HYDRATE the shuttle. Why use steam?
     
  2. Elisha

    Elisha Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    819
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Sounds like a recipe for mold.
     
  3. visor

    visor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    13,403
    Likes Received:
    224
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Your method is too complicated for me. I just open the ends of a tube and stick it over the steam rising from the vent of the rice cooker for 10 secs each end, close it for 2 days before game night and voila birds that will last a whole game each and yet feel crisp on hitting. :D
     
  4. Fidget

    Fidget Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    3,278
    Likes Received:
    31
    Occupation:
    something far too busy for my badminton needs
    Location:
    Canada
    [MENTION=57143]visor[/MENTION]- @ visor- I am looking for every edge in equipment over my enemies: Which rice do you find provides the optimum steam for your shuttlecocks? Which rice does Lin Dan use? ;-)
     
  5. visor

    visor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    13,403
    Likes Received:
    224
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    [MENTION=32159]Fidget[/MENTION]
    The one that produces the best hot air of course. I was using Chinese rice all this while but since recently switching to the Malaysian rice that BAM uses, I've been getting great results. ;)
     
  6. pcll99

    pcll99 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    Messages:
    6,646
    Likes Received:
    159
    Occupation:
    Cylon Agent
    Location:
    HK
    I smell a business opportunity here.

    Maybe Yonex and Victor will start producing rice cookers!! :D
     
  7. kaki!

    kaki! Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2012
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    South Bay
    Seriously? I hope you guys are joking. Rice just doesn't matter!






















    It's the dish you steam on top of the rice that provides the flavor (refreshes your mood during game) and texture (gives better feel to serve/net/touch) on the birds!
    Gee I didn't know I have to point out the obvious.
     
  8. pcll99

    pcll99 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    Messages:
    6,646
    Likes Received:
    159
    Occupation:
    Cylon Agent
    Location:
    HK
    what dish would u recommend? dried salted dish?:D
     
  9. Ihasdapie

    Ihasdapie Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2014
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Salt makes the shuttle too brittle... put fish on rice :p
     
  10. seagame2001

    seagame2001 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2013
    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    CNC
    Location:
    Toronto
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1427030438.585948.jpg

    Get this kinda steamer. It is really instant steamer and it gives cool steam only. It work best and save time save money too
     
  11. DarthHowie

    DarthHowie Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2003
    Messages:
    884
    Likes Received:
    20
    Occupation:
    Software Developer & Assistant Coach @ GBC
    Location:
    Toronto & Vancouver, Canada
    I can't make out the manufacturer of the steamer from your picture. Can you identify the steamer/humidifier and where you bought it for us fellow Canadians? Thanks
     
  12. seagame2001

    seagame2001 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2013
    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    CNC
    Location:
    Toronto
  13. pcll99

    pcll99 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    Messages:
    6,646
    Likes Received:
    159
    Occupation:
    Cylon Agent
    Location:
    HK
  14. seagame2001

    seagame2001 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2013
    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    CNC
    Location:
    Toronto
    we have that at out badminton club here in Toronto if you are in HK you can buy them on Taobao. It is really good for shuttlecock
     
  15. visor

    visor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    13,403
    Likes Received:
    224
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Just go to any pharmacy or drug store and look for a "cool mist humidifier" ... nothing special about it...
     
  16. Fidget

    Fidget Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    3,278
    Likes Received:
    31
    Occupation:
    something far too busy for my badminton needs
    Location:
    Canada
    But the mister shown is designed specifically to fit shuttle tubes. I was very tempted to order one from a Chinese website last year. But I can't read a word of Chinese, so couldn't understand the site.

    Perhaps a clever shop owner sells them in Canada? (or we should ask Eric from RKEP to start selling them).
     
  17. Charlie-SWUK

    Charlie-SWUK Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2014
    Messages:
    1,347
    Likes Received:
    53
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    SW UK
    Just move somewhere more humid. The humidity where I am is 70%, and it's March. During December it's like 90, same with July.
     
  18. iceananas

    iceananas Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2014
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Germany
  19. visor

    visor Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    13,403
    Likes Received:
    224
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
  20. Ihasdapie

    Ihasdapie Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2014
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    I have a ultrasonic humidifier, and that works well :)
     

Share This Page