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What Shuttle speed do you use?

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by enthusiast, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. enthusiast

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    Just out of curiosity, I was wondering what shuttle speeds are used in specific locales around the world (like Beijing, Jakarta, KL, Tokyo, HK, London, Edinburgh, Paris, Copenhagen, Sidney, Munich, Warsaw, etc.).

    Maybe members could give the speed they use at home.

    Thanks.
     
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    PS. I use 77's
     
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    In Melbourne we use 77,78 and 79.
     
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    Wow! Must get pretty cold there.
     
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    Yeah it is, the temperature can range from 2-38 degrees Celsius when we play.
     
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    i use 77 in Singapore, 76 too slow, 78 too fast
     
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    It's surprising until I checked my globe and see that Melbourne is at the same latitude as San Francisco! Having lived there many years, I know it can get quite cool.
     
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    Thanks. We use the same speed here. I have the impression, though, that HK uses 76 speed. I bought a dozen tubes of 76 shuttles from there and the sender said that was the speed they used. I wonder if someone knows whether it is really that different there from Singapore or other coastal cities.
     
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    Here we use speed 77 and 78
     
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    77 is too slow in WA. The correct speed used should be 78 because the climate is close to BC, Canada which also uses 78.
     
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    74-75........................
     
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    Thanks. I'll be sure to ask WA state tournament organizers to up their birdie speeds. :D
     
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    I don't know about the numbers quoted here but in Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean, green banded shuttles are the standard here. Basically the slowest speed available.
     
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    You must live on the high plains. Alberta? Manitoba?
     
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    He's in Alberta, yeah they need it to be that slow or else they go at super speeds lol!!
     
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    we use in Fremont CA, uh, i think 77....the average speed.
    xD
    its the Yonex Blue Caps
     
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    Surely there are some differences accordingly to altitude and latitude. For instance, 5g in equator may not be 5g in Northern hemisphere.
     
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    Yeah 77 is correct in California since it is hotter there.

    Yup this is true. The 5g part is more about gravity. At the equator, the gravity is less.
     
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    What you say is true about less gravity at the equator (something I was not aware of before), but wouldn't altitude or temperature be a bigger factor there? Judging from the input so far, if we allow for differences in temperature, it seems that the same shuttle speeds are used in coastal cities around the world. The reply from kingmarioXV in Jamaica was puzzling, but he was unsure as to what the actual shuttle speed he used was.
     
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    I are factors as well. I do not recall all the factors as this was mentinoed back in the university days.

    Found two websites which seems to explains it:
    http://celebrating200years.noaa.gov/foundations/gravity_surveys/welcome.html
    http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/question.php?number=465
     
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