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Shuttlecock factories

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by Shuttlecock UG, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Shuttlecock UG

    Shuttlecock UG Regular Member

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    Hello,

    do everyone know from which chinese factory Yonex AS-50 and Aeroplane EG-1130 shuttlecocks come from?
    I heard some rumors that they are produced in the same factory....is that true?
    Maybe that´s the reason why they are both one of the very best shuttlecocks ever!
     
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    no. they are not the same factory.

    Aeroplane is made in Shanghai Badminton in Zhen Jiang.

    AS50's factory is in Ningbo.

    the EG1130 and AS50 have very different construction and feel.
     
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    Shuttlecock UG Regular Member

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    Hey kwun, thanks for your quick answer!
    Now there will be no more rumor about it:)

    But what kind of different feel do they have?
    I´m not an expert, so I cannot give a professional statement of my own.

    Which of them do you like most?
    I only can say that they are my favorite shuttlecock on the market! But maybe I´m wrong.

    I hope you can help!

    And moreover: do you know the address of the factories in Shanghai and Ningbo?

    thanks a lot!
     
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    AS50 is the gold standard. it is very consistent in flight, feeling is crisp, stiff and slightly weighty. and also last quite long.

    EG1130 is also very consistent in flight, the feeling is not as stiff and crisp as AS50, and slightly more compact and less weighty. its durability is unrivaled. however, EG1130 tends to slowdown faster as it gets more and more wearing during the game.

    EG1130 is this factory:

    http://www.shuttlecockchina.com/index.asp

    AS50 factory is kind of a secret as that's how Yonex wants it.
     
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    kwun you are awesome:)
    thanks for that!
    I will play again those shuttles and test them using your criteria...
    where do you get your informations from? they are very helpful!
    Are you chinese? your name sounds like that but I see you are living in california...

    kind regards
     
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    EG1130 also cheaper than AS50. with the durability and flight taken into account, EG1130 is a much much better value.
     
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    do you know where this difference come from?
    Do they use different kind of goose feathers?
     
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    you seem to the an expert:)
    so I would like to ask you what is your favorite shuttlecock. Not in the way of the purchasing price but only in quality?
     
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    different cook different taste. :)

    the actual sources of materials and construction technique is probably trade secrets.
     
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    ok....I understand!
    It´s the same in any business;)

    sorry I have to ask again the question before: What is your favorite shuttlecock?
     
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    just check my shuttle storage. must have used around 40 tubes in the last 18 months.

    that's around 1 tube every 2 weeks. not bad given both my wife and I play.
     
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    Would you be placing big group order any time soon? I find I'm using about 1 tube per week, and would be looking for some good deal real soon.
     
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    Anyone know where the Chao Pai and Hi-Qua factories are? Is it possible to contact them directly?
     
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    Hello Michael23,

    I only have contact details of Chao Pai factory in Shenzhen. You find it on the picture below:

    Bildschirmfoto 2012-01-05 um 16.00.20.jpg

    It´s possible to contact them directly, but you have to order at least 500 or 1000 dozens.
    Mr. Ma is a very kind person and will answer all your email requests.
     

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