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Mavis 2000 Review

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by Destricto_Ense, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. ray_mond

    ray_mond Regular Member

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    $16?!!!.. thats a good $5 more than most common plastic shuttles.. At $16 + tax. you're better off with feathers..
     
  2. cooler

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    i think mavis 300 cost 15-16$ retail here.
     
  3. ray_mond

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    there $12/10 tubes i believe, 11.50/50tubes i think?.. I noticed that the mavis 2000 have a more feather like skirt, how do these stand up to pounding?
     
  4. renfang

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    i bought 2 tubes of these for play with my friends since feathers are really expensive here in usa
    cost me 10.95 usd /tube
    and 8.50 shipping :(

    if they turn out nice maybe someone can set up a group buy for discount
     
  5. Jasonvan

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    Cost me a bit under $15 including tax for a tube, bought it to try out 3 weeks ago... I think most of the reviews were correct, the shuttle for me feels kinda heavy on impact, but it seems more durable than the 300's....
     
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    Sorry my friend, you got ripped...
     
  7. renfang

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    why would you say that?
    where can you get these for cheaper?
     
  8. cooler

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    do u have a sport store close to you?
    it should retail about 13 USD
     
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    I honestly think it'll be faster to buy the shuttles from Yonex dealers if that's what you guys are interested on versus attempting to post and get a seller on BC. Prices and agreements will probably be twice as long as the shipment anyways.
     
  10. renfang

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    all the ones ive checked either don't have the mavis 2000 in stock or are too far away to offset shipping costs.
    the cheapest ive found was on amazon.com for $14 a tube but thats still only $2 cheaper
     
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    just played with them recently and these birdies flight are really consistent!, the skirt is really well constructed and it doesnt tear easily... it has a very long lifetime.
    I'd say good value for your money for nylon birdie users.
     
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    Much nicer to play with than 300 or 350 and from my experience more durable. Just need them in yellow due to school gym walls and they would be
    the go to birds. Maybe I can dye them with my next batch of Easter eggs.:D
     
  13. Kiloo

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    with the new 'materials' being developed, they will eventually.
     
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    the new plastic you mean? lol, hmmm
     
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    Of course plastic shuttle manufacturers will bodly claim they will come close to real feathers one day. This claim was made perhaps thirty years back, and plastics today definitely does not even come close to feathers.
    Let me boldly put this to plastics manufacturers : first make a plastic bird that flies like a real bird, and having done that perhaps they can make the real thing. Do you seriously think they can make a plastic bird fly like a real bird?
     
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    NO, but a birdie they can. Probably they don't bother that much. Consider the cost and the use of feathers. Loads. Take a plastic shuttle and U can pract play a whole match of 3 sets with it. Which is more cost effective?...........for the maker?
     
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    At least feathers in shuttlecocks share something with their live cousins' feathers-they don't last forever. We change feathers shuttlecocks just like ducks and geese molt (replace) their feathers. The feathers in a feather shuttlecock are a carbon copy of the ones live ducks and geese have on their wings. In all these where do plastics stand? Pluck out a feather from a feather shuttle and try doing that to plastics, which has nothing to pluck out. Herein lies the sad truth-it is unlikely Yonex or Carlton can ever make a single plastic feather, let alone a complete feather-like plastic shuttle.
     
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    taneepak, u should tout about feathers, head to head, within feather vs nylon threads. Don't go picking a low key mavis 2000 review thread to exbound on feathers
     
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    Truth is I don't mind using feather shuttles either. I mean for me I just adapt to the situation. I don't exact this or that shuttle when i play. Prob because I am amateur. LOL So I am really looking fwd to get some M2000 to try. They 'look' nice.
     
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    Guys, lets not make this into a feather vs. nylon shuttle war :eek:

    It is interesting to follow the progress of producing artificial shuttles that is trying to mimic feather shuttles properties, closer and closer.

    Quill and Mav2K seems to be steps in the right direction, but most players agree there is still a long way to go... Some players (like Cooler?!) seems to think even the previos generation of plastics (Mav300,350,370 etc) where "good enough" for competetive play, and that maybe Mav2000 or future artifical shuttle development is not even neccessary.

    I hope we vill se Mavis 3000, 4000, 5000 or 100000 ;) progressing and getting better and better rigidity, fligth, spin and playability..

    I will try to get my hands on some Mav 2000, have not tried them myself :)

    Cheers,
    Twobeer
     

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