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What do you do with your used shuttlecocks?

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by shuttler_8384, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. shuttler_8384

    shuttler_8384 Regular Member

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    What do you do with your used shuttlecocks?

    Do you throw them away?

    Or do you keep them for further use?
     
  2. silentheart

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    For one with 1 bad feather, I keep it for next game warmup. For theose with more than 2 damage feather, put it in the recycle box for the junior or 10 and under kids to practice.
     
  3. Javalina

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    I use plastic shuttle only. For the slightly dead ones (ripped, missing parts or loss cork), I keep them for practice. Otherwise they go straight to trash can.
     
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    I usually try to keep six or so for warm ups and footwork drills.
     
  5. Dummey

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    There is no such thing as used for my friends and me. They are ethier good or dead.
     
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    Keep ones that are past game use for training/knock ups, once there serriously wobbly though its bin time.
     
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    Sometimes I keep them for further use, depends on the storage quantity of all my birdies...But if I still have a lot of them, then they will go straight to the bin, just like Javalina said...hehe...
     
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    I keep a tube of quite decent shuttles for warming up.That all..the lousier one go into the bin.
     
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    Are shuttles worth recycling?

    To reduce landfill, can shuttles be recycled? (that is, after it has been reused for warm-up.)

    Can the cork be recycled? And feather (say feather filled pillow/clothing)? Since many people play in club/school environment, collecting them is already done after game. It's rather if recycling makes economical sense.
     
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    Depends how used. I usually save them until they're so bashed up that they're no longer any good for wallpractice, then toss them out.
     
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    someone told me that you can use the cork to plant orchid - same for cork from wine. However you need to clean them and soak into water first... Never tried it yet...
     
  12. disney.babies

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    if u use the feather birdie to make pillow wouldn't it be a bit too hard and pointy? :p
     
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    lol yeah sounds like it might hurt... unless you like having your head & face full of holes :eek:
     
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    Used shuttlecocks are mainly used for warm ups and training/drills if they still fly decently.
     
  15. hyperactive

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    My used shuttles get to regret their existence every 0.5 second as they come in contact with my brick wall...I use em until the cork flys off or when they end up on someones roof...(i sometimes do that on purpose)

    ...and yeap, I still abuse them after they've lost all their feathers...
     
  16. RiceBaiiKhao

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    Garbage all the time. I don't think they're worth being played LOL
     
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    Pluck the feathers!!!!! to make a pillow lol.
     
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    good idea.. we can have goose feather pilllow very soon.. then it can replace my cotton wool pillow.. haha..
     
  19. hardeep_21

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    The best thing to do with used FEATHER shuttlecocks:

    Practise low backhand serves!
    But you may be asking, why on earth would I want to practise serving with used shuttles? Well my friend, let me explain.

    1) Get about 4 or 5 used feather shuttlecocks.
    2) Stick the shuttlecocks on the net (no, not with super glue), so the cork is facing upwards, and try to knock the shuttlecocks off the net.

    This will help you serve lower, therefore making your serve, well..better!

    If you dont have a clue what im talking about, this picture might help you!
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    Now knock off the shuttlecocks!
    And if your wondering where I got this ideo from, I read about it somewhere on the internet.
     
    #19 hardeep_21, Apr 15, 2007
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  20. Dawnmoon

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    Wow thank you for sharing!!!
     

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