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Weight of Shuttlecock

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by cheongsa, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. cheongsa

    cheongsa Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I was looking for the actual weight of a shuttlecock, but found two different values for it. On www.shuttlecocks.com, the weight was given as 48-52 metric wt, which I take to mean 48-52 grams. On a page from www.badmintonalley.com, the average weight of a shuttlecock was said to be 5.0 g.

    Now 5.0 g happens to the weight of a piece of letter-sized paper, so I held them with my right hand, and the shuttlecock felt heavier. But of course I won't be able to tell whether the shuttlecock is 10 times heavier than the piece of paper.

    Anyone with an electronic balance handy?
     
  2. cheongsa

    cheongsa Regular Member

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    I need this information for a little project of mine. Just to whet your appetite a little...
     

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    feather shuttle weighs 4.7 to 5.2 g, depending on speed rating of the shuttle.
    I think 4.8 -4.9 g are most commonly used.
     
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    I dont think the shuttles would weigh 50 grams. It is definitley 4.8-5.2 grams.
     
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    Spring Constant of Cork Base

    Can I tag on another request then? To figure t0 = (m/k)^0.5, which sets the time scale for a shuttlecock to rebound off the stringbed of a badminton racket, I also need the effective spring constant of the cork base of the shuttlecock.

    My own crude experiment gives me k = 1 x 10^4 N/m, for a 1 mm depression when I squeeze it with about 10 N force. This value disagrees with a crude calculation done starting from the Young modulus of cork by a factor of 100 (i.e. my experiment value for k is too small, compared to crude theory).

    Anyone able to do a more refined measurement of k?
     
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    50 gram shuttle will be like a bullet when you do the smash :)
     
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    Either that or the shaft of your racket would snap :eek:
     
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    50 grams is almost a tennis ball's weight :D
     
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    not in grams...4.8-5.2 oz (136-141grams)
     
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    my G-shock watch weighs roughly around 130 grams. that means the shuttle is heavier?? then i must be breaking rackets like toothpicks!!
     
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    I was wondering the same thing
     
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    "2.2.6 The shuttle shall weigh from 4.74 to 5.50 grams."
     
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