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Nylon shuttles!

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by malaysianfreak, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. malaysianfreak

    malaysianfreak Regular Member

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    1.What are the best nylon shuttles?
    2.are nylon more durbale than feather?

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    thanks in advance!! =DD
     
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    So far, most people will say yonex mavis 2000. While the hiqua slow speed are the cheapest and still have feather like feel.

    Yes they are more durable, but don't mistaken this for indestructible. You should periodically check the shuttle for flight and speed consistency. If the shuttle is too slow use a new one for game play. I see many ppl keep using their old nylon shuttle even though its not completely broken like a feather.
     
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    o yea mavis 2000....about the durability....a normal feather shuttle (aerosensa 40) lasts about half a game ...but how about nylon? how much longer do they lasts? =P sorry if i ask many question...newbie here
     
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    how much more durable thhan a feather? for a nylon shuule?
     
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    shuttle sorry!typo =P
     
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    I say at minimum you can play 10 games with a plastic on average i change mine once a week, vs feather which can be from 2 games to breaking in 1 rally.
     
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    woaaa 5xs more durable....i tink i gonna buy it!
     
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    difference between nylon - feather

    HIES! may i know the advantages of nylon shuttles compared to feather? since i live in malaysia and rarely anyone uses nylon shuttles...so no one can give their opinion abt nylons..~ hope someone can enlight me :D
     
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    Perhaps the only advantages I can see are durability and cost. They last for many more games and therefore are a cost effective alternative to feather shuttlecocks. Unfortunately, it's main disadvantage is in it's performance and flight characteristics, making them less enjoyable to play with IMHO...
     
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    so...i am just an intermediate player...rookie sort of speak~ so should i use feather or nylon?
     
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    Are you a Malaysian? I think Malaysians don't use nylon shuttles when playing badminton. That would be a disgrace for a badminton-strong country like Malaysia. Even in Hong Kong if you play with nylon the others will look down on you.
     
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    taneeepak: 100% agreed! i never never never ever ever see anyone uses nylon shuttles in malaysia...and thats just sad...i have been telling my friends that i am buying some and i am being discouraged greatly =(...still i am an open minded person and i will try it hehe
     
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    I have been asked to test the different models of Yonex nylon shuttles and they are all useless. My strong suggestion to you is to avoid it because it is false economy and it has a terribly heavy price-you will never be a real badminton player, only a nylon version of the beautiful game that kills the skills of the player.
     
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    malaysianfreak,
    if you're in asia where feather shuttles are relatively cheap(er) than in western countries, don't bother using nylon birds

    only with feather can you truly learn the finer art and skill of badminton; the intricasies of timing of the strike and shots such as slices, tumbling net shots, fast drops cannot be learned with nylon
     
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    lol...thanks taneepak for your opinion....bye bye nylon~~~!
     
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    for us, we kill 1 mavis 2000 per 3 hr. usually is the shuttle head becomes soft and flight become slow and less responsive.
     
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    sooo is it worth the money?
     
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    one tube of of half-dozen mavis 2000 is about SGD$16.50 (we purchase in bulk), while a tube of dozen feathers is about $25 - 40. Per shuttle is about the same, but mavis can last at least 20 semi-core matches while a feather can last about 3-4 semi-core matches. smasher and slicer are the killer of shuttles.
     
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    how about the flight pattern and similarity to feateher?
     
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    mavis 2000 follow feather quite closely in terms of flight pattern (as in the dropping angle & timing). mavis 500 is far too slow in dropping angle and fast in timing.

    anyway, just buy a tube to try...
     

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