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What Shuttles Have You Used

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by drowsysmurf, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. adrian.sutikna

    adrian.sutikna Regular Member

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    maybe u buy a fake garuda...the genuine one costs about 70 thousand...
    lebih enak jauh, tapi kualitasnya emang lagi turun dibandingin tahun2 lalu, mungkin karena banyak kenaikan juga kali
     
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    been playing with RSL Classic Tourney as well as #1 and found them to be excellent, excellent shuttles :D. the are much more durable than some Yonex, Aeroplane and Swallow. they seem to be going down which is :eek:
    the Aeroplane gets soft after a couple of smashes plus missing feathers and does some quite dizzying spins in flight, but the RSLs stays true
     
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    Sheesh! I can rarely find RSL Classic Tourney anymore around my area. :(
    The last time I used it , it was definitely great !
    Currently using Protech Masterpiece , it's pretty good but a tad bit pricey.
     
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    you may try out the Fleet 2002....:D
     
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    Smash City has come out with their own brand name of shuttlecocks! Would someone please try it and tell how it goes ;D.

    I'm on a highschool budget therefore I can't always purchase high end shuttlecocks.
    But so far my list of top bang-for-the-buck shuttlecocks is:

    Chester - These are a little expensive but definitely worth it as the quality and durability makes up for it. They can be found for about US$18? Of course you can always order 50+ tubes and the wholesale price would be around US$15.

    Tai Lai Gold
    - Awesome shuttles, it might be that I got a good tube, but the consistency, quality, and durability was great! I think this brand of shuttlecocks is about the same as Chester if not better. These are a dollar cheaper than Chesters at US$17 at Badminton Alley.

    Yang Yang 2000A - These are great for the price. Great overall performance. US$14 great price. Most Yang Yang shuttles are quite inexpensive but performs quite well.

    These are based on my previous experiences, many factors affect shuttlecock performance such as the batch, where/how long its been stored(in what temperature), whether or not you steamed them, and the speeds you've purchased them. Please do not get discouraged from purchasing a brand of birds purely because of one tube.
     
  6. DoubleDstyle

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    I agree with Happy Daniel, the Yang Yang 2000a is great for Price and quality. Had been using Yonex AS30/AS40 and they are same in quality but the price cost an arm and a leg in Toronto.
     
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    nobody use chaopai ?
    I think it is good.
     
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    i like using yonex as40s since they are more durable although expensive. :/ I find them lasting longer than the typical club shuttles that people buy at the clubs. IT last about twice as long.
     
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    Chao Pai feathers are generally fine. The tournament grade are the RED and PURPLE series. The Blue series is also a good one. :)
     
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    The RSL Classic Tourney is one of the industry standards of tournament grade feathers :)
     
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    Yea, how are smashcity shuttle cocks
     
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    indocock red
    poor durability due to thin feather
    flight traject is normal
    speed is normal
    stability is bad
    price is cheap enough (Rp. 35.000 ~ USD$4)
    i don't know why this shuttlecock used by many tournament in Indonesia beside Yonex.
    Anyone could recommend some cheap and good shuttlecock in indo??
     
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    There are a few, but it depends..

    ..how much one is willing to spend??..:confused:
    I've tried the Indocock Black and Brown shuttles..heard the Black is the top of the line.
    I've also tried Garuda, MikasaStar, Java, Waikiki & Saxon, to name a few..all abt the same quality & running abt the same price.
    Yes, i don't know why Indocock shuttles have been used in several tourneys in Indonesia. But if i were to compare, i'd say Indocock shuttles are pretty decent for the price. It flies OK, esp. here in the U.S. However, durability is not good:p
    I've recently bought some shuttlecocks in Surabaya, and never heard of the brand, called Gajah Emas (GE). I believe they have 2 models: Perak (Silver) and Hitam (Black). Same price and roughly the same quality/playability also as the Indocock shuttles.
    But the best one, IMO, that i've used is the Green-band Gadjah Mada shuttles. Not the Red-band one. I believe i purchase it for around $6+/tube. Pretty decent feather thickness, and flies fine (esp. here in the U.S.). I heard they manufacturing warehouse is in Tegal (near Surabaya). And I believe kwun also tried it before.;)
     
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    about USD$4-5
    already tried indocock red and black, java, saxon red, mikasa, all is decent performance IMO, except red indocok slightly below decent
     
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    I've never tried..

    ..the Red Indocock shuttles, only the Black and Brown...Yeah, all of those INA-made shuttles are roughly the same, in price, quality and playability...However, if you have a chance, try to play with the Green-band Gadjah Mada shuttles. They don't sell them as widespread/common, esp. the Green-band ones, most likely the Red-band ones, but if you have a chance, try it out..Purchase price for that particular GM tube is around Rp.65,000..;):cool:
    Of course there are Yonex, RSL, Wilson, Hi-Qua shuttles, but they cost more..:rolleyes::p
     
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    okay, thanks:)
    how about the other colour of gajahmada? ever try garuda?
    next time i'll try green gm:)
     
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    Sifu you have not tried green gajah mada....... you must be joking :p. you have to try man. It's a nice shuttles, it's packed 6 shuttles in one cone. The price here around Rp35,000 ($3.8).
    BTW I recently realize that the quality is not the same as before, it's easy to broke. What I did before play, I normally put some sweat on the feather. This will long last the feather. It works.

    If you think the price is little bit expensive, I recommend to use Young Young Champ special, it is also packed 6 shuttles in one cone. Don't try other young2, they are not consistent. The price is around Rp28-30,000.
    Believe me you will love this shuttles, the feeling is almost the same with Gajah mada (green label)
     
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    Currently i'm using Protech Masterpiece, RSL Classic Tournament, Yonex New Official and Yonex Tournament.
     
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    Hmm

    ..the other color of Gadjah Mada, which i used to play with and really bad, is the Red-band..For your benefit, DO NOT get those..:p..I think Gadjah Mada only comes in 2 colors...and yes, i've tried Garuda..it's so-so...
    ..actually i saw and purchased a few Green-band Gadjah Mada tube packed w/12 shuttles recently, instead of the 6 shuttles in a tube. I haven't tried them yet, but hope it's still the same as the 6 packed ones..;):p
    Btw, just curious, which part of INA are you from, h4n5ip??..
     
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    I dunno that they are long cone (12 shuttles) in Green gajah mada.
    As you can see from my nick info, I am in Batavia = Jakarta :)
    In Jakarta Green gajahmada is very popular, BTW I think it can be considered one of the expensive shuttle among other.
     

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