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Something You Should Know About Feather Shuttle

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by Han Yue, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. Han Yue

    Han Yue Member

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    Usually, the feather shuttle is divided into goose feather and duck feather. And there is something about duck feather shuttle you would like to know.

    As per feather material, duck feather shuttle includes Cigu duck, Tai duck, Water duck, Cherry duck and Tun duck.

    As per feather cut, there are all-round, big-board, middle-board, small-board, humpbacked and single-side shuttles.

    The feather is also divided into left wing and right wing. How to distinguish them? Here is a method for your reference. Place a shuttle in the table with the cork upside, and check which side is wider with the center line of feather stem. And which side is wider is which side.

    At last, the feather can be divided into 5 or more grades as per feather appearance.

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  2. selasarorg

    selasarorg Regular Member

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    thank u for the information
     
  3. Han Yue

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    It's my pleasure if these info can help you.;)
     
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    So, is it true that only the feathers from the left wing is used? Or is that only for high quality feathers?
     
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    Nope, both of left and right wings can be used for shuttles, usually we think that left wing shuttles are better than right wing.
     
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    does province of Jiangsu produce the most shuttlecocks in China?

    thanks.
     
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    Usually, the most shuttlecocks in the world come from China, and the most shuttlecocks spread in Guangzhou, Anhui, Zhejiang and Jiangsu Province.
     
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    Recently I've been suspecting that feather shuttles are coated with some sort of antifungal agent. Because I've put some moist paper towel in a tube before to humidify the shuttles, but a week later I find the paper towel to grow some fungus, but the feathers are fine.

    Also upon reading most instructions on how to steam the shuttle tube, there is a warning to not use kitchen pots or kettles that will be later used for food preparation, because the condensation may drip down into the utensil.

    Am I correct in suspecting this? If so, then I'm going to have to avoid touching my face too much when playing...
     
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    I wouldn't use a kettle or pot to "steam" the shuttles... I recall it being bad for the feather because of the heat. I'd suggest a humidifier.
     

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