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what speed shuttle do you use?

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by kwun, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. kwun

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    i remember seeing some chart online that shows what shuttle speed is appropriate for each geographical location. but i cannot find it anymore. but either way, i think it will be interesting to know what's the relation between geographical location and shuttle speed. if we have enough data, we can create our own chart.

    i know that people who live high up in the mountains use really slow speed like 74, but most in sea level are using 77/78.

    so please post where you are located, whether it is close to sea level or not, and what speed shuttle you normally use. here is mine:

    location: N. California
    altitude: sea level
    speed: 77
     
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    I use 77 summer and 78 for winter.
     
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    I have a few different tubes, yet only one of them lists the speed rating. The one that does--Airshuttle Standard--is a 77, and I consider them to be the slowest of any I've used.

    Sorry, I can't help your survey. I look at cost, durability, and how well it flies, not so much how far. As long as it's not extreme, I just adjust them if necessary.
     
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    does shuttlespeeds apply to nylon birds too? i presume no as they have no feathers.

    btw... feathers and nylons are supposed to fly at the same speed, right?
     
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    All or most nylon have different speeds too!!....
    Black Knight has the kind where you rip the black tape off to adjust speed.
    Yonex has green(slow) and blue(normal).
    Caltons have all 3 speeds, but I forgot which colour.

    The speed for nylons is determined by the cork I think....not too sure though...
    :confused:
     
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    Speed 77 and 78

    When i'm in the UK and playing i find that 77 and 78 are ok but when i was in HK i brought a tube of RSL silvers at 78 and found them zooming out in the hall. I think that heat and humidity played its part. The hall that i played in did not have any airconditioning but just aload of fans that was away from the courts.

    In the UK the place is alot drier than it is in HK.
     
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    Location : Singapore
    Speed : 76 or 77
     
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    i thought shuttles had different speeds because it temperature, humidity, moisture, etc, affected the actual speed of the shuttle, so you pick a different weight (rated speed) to compensate. With nylon, mosiure and temperature shouldnt affect the bird's speed, so there would be no need to compensate???
     
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    NOT TRUE. TEMPERATURE, RELATIVE HUMUDITY AND AIR PRESSURE AFFECTS AIR DENSITY. AIR DENSITY DIRECTLY AFFECTS HOW MUCH DRAG IS IMPACTED ON A SHUTTLECOCK. THEREFORE, AT HIGH ALTITUDE ONE WOULD USE A LIGHTER WEIGH SHUTTLECOCK IRRESPECTIVE OF THE MATERIAL (NYLON OR FEATHER) BECAUSE AIR PRESSURE IS LOWER.

     
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    yes, there is four grades of speed for yonex nylon shuttles.
     
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    Ahh... that makes sense. Dunno why that didn't occur to me... I even studied physics too.
     

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