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naked shuttlecock...

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by kwun, May 16, 2003.

  1. kwun

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    Have these shuttles been hit a few times or brand new out of the box?
     
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    nice find kwun.

    but wouldn't the quality of the bird cork vary from each of the same species?

    maybe they got the one of not so good corks on camera :)
     
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    sorry i was on my way out. didn't comment much on the link.

    it was interesting to see the different types of cork used in different brand. i don't know enough, so i don't know what to make of them though. most seems to be one single piece of cork, some are layered, some doesn't look like cork at all.
     
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    WOW, those pics were too hot! :D
    Now my eyes hurt.
     
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    With shuttles, it's usually the quality of the feathers that is considered. I never hear anything about the quality of the cork.

    Nevertheless, I've used some shuttles where the feathers hold up better than the cork.
     
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    Wow, weird that there's so many different corks!
     
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    LOL, you sound like ralph wiggum:D
     
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    Has anyone done a similar thing with nylon shuttles?

    Here is my stripped and naked Mavis 300. Note that the head is a 2-piece construction, with the hemispherical portion as one piece and the cylindrical portion as the other.

    -Rick
     

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    Maybe that's the most economical way to make them--make cork spheres, cut them in half, and combine them with sections of cork cylinders.
     
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    i doubt that... it's very difficult to make spheres from wood... compared to other shapes anyway.

    I'd imagine they have lathe with the drill at the front to make the half-hemisphere, and then another lathe with the drill at the side to make the cylinder. This would be the easiest way to make it. Having two drill bits on a single lathe would make it difficult to design a high-speed process since there wouldn't be enough access for the machines to put in the unlathed cork and eject the finnished cork.
     
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    the plastic skirt and feathers are inserted into the cork differently. I can see why the plastic shuttle's cork is two piece construction. Overall the mavis 300 cork look pretty decent quality.
     

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