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Shuttlecock Guide?

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by Charlie-SWUK, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. Charlie-SWUK

    Charlie-SWUK Regular Member

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    Hey BCers - especially [MENTION=1]kwun[/MENTION] and [MENTION=7]Cheung[/MENTION]

    I'm proposing we make a shuttlecock guide. The guide should detail:
    - Name of shuttle (I.E Yonex AS 30)
    - Country reviewed
    - Source of purchase listed
    - Pictures of new shuttles (preferrably two or three shuttles) showing feather quality and consistency
    - Flight quality (speed and trajectory [rating out of 10])
    - Durability (measured with games played/level of use/doubles or singles [rating out of 10])
    - Cork quality, including cover and tape (picture of whole cork and dissected cork [rating out of 10])
    - Overall shuttle quality (Rating out of 10)
    - Value based on the above factors (Rating out of 10)

    The thread should be a pure guide dedicated to shuttles, without comments. Each shuttle should have its own post. The opening post should have an index of reviewed shuttles for quick reference. I suspect people on BC would be able to provide reviews very promptly, and I feel like a thread with this information in would be very useful.

    I understand there'd be a great deal of subjectivity involved in this, but posts could always be ammended or appended as per necessary at a later date - say a shuttle changes cork quality.

    I'm sure we've all had it where we've been tempted to try a new type of shuttle, but haven't been sure about the quality. Who better to review shuttles than BCers?

    Any feedback would be appreciated.

    Reviewed shuttles:
    Adidas G PRO by Kwun
    Ashaway-450-shuttlecocks by HaruHaruQ
    Ashaway 500 International by Charlie-SWUK
    Li Ning A60 by Charlie SWUK
    Li Ning A300 by Charlie SWUK
    Yehlex Championship by Charlie-SWUK

    Please contact me or post if you have a review you'd like to add. They're organized by brand.
     
    #1 Charlie-SWUK, Mar 29, 2015
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  2. Cheung

    Cheung Moderator

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    Unfortunately, assessing shuttle quality is like hitting an unpredictable moving target. There is a lot of variability in the shipments. Plus, many brands source from the same factory. Rackets are much more consistent.
     
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    the prices vary also from one place to the other, and how to judge the quality without a relation to the price?
     
  4. Charlie-SWUK

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    @Cheung
    I guess the purpose of this is to assertain shuttle quality with a reasonable metric. The purpose of source gives you the location of the purchase/review, and a reasonable idea of if the shuttle might've been stored for a long time.

    If you can clearly see the feathers and cork, and have testimony to the playability, you should have a reasonable idea of what you're buying.

    @renbo that's where 'Value based on the above' comes in, as this would factor in location. If a shuttle is only a 3/5 for $15, then it's certainly not going to be worth it at £20.
     
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    I guess it's a guideline to what factors one should include in a shuttlecock review.

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