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Which type of shuttlecock for practice?

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by Stalker, Aug 13, 2002.

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Which type of shuttlecock for practice?

  1. Plastic

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  2. Feather

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  1. azn_123

    azn_123 Regular Member

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    Ohh lala lol but for jsut slicing at the net not slice drops I find the plastics really tumble. But I don't really use feathers, only used a few times:( I'll be buying some later hehe:D
     
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    i always play with feathers as you will become more accurate in seeing the feathers flight path, if you start with a dead feather it makes you hit the new one wrong more often which decreases the feathers life.
     
  3. JaCk™

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    depends.. if we have the purchasing power, there is no harm in using new shuttles when stroke or warming up. :)
     
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    I don't practice. So, no shuttle is necessary. If it wasn't for the sake of others, I don't like warm up either. I just wanna play game.
     
  5. azabaz_ipoh

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    I have always, and i suspect will always be, a feather lover. be it for training, practice or actual play. i like the feel better. even the inconsistent flight makes it more interesting and has more personality. the last time i used nylon shuttle was when i was a kid. nope, did not enjoy it. how should i say this, toooooooo...... plasticky? he he he. i used old feather shuttle for banging the wall. fairly good ones for warm up and training. good ones for actual play.
     
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    I always use feather one bcuz it interesting & i can enjoy it..
    For now, I just play for fun..so, no need to practice..
     
  7. PHOENIXSHUTTLES

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    Hey guys...have you try Phoenix Shuttles yet...I'm will give some away as sample and have a group buy soon.

    Keep you guys posted...or you can head over to www.phoenixshuttles.com

    Quantity discount is available.

    den

     
  8. ctjcad

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    Heyya, Dennis..

    ...oi, yes, please keep us updated on that offer and group buy deal...:)
    If they're available, i might swing by SGVBC and pick up some from you..;) :D :cool:
    Btw, do you have the Phoenix Gold in town??..:)
     
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    i would use the nylon ones becuz they last longer and the feather for like the real games so save the feather ones?? inno
     
  10. Qu3sT10nMaRk

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    I use plastic cuz its cheaper and more duriable so yea plastic the way to go for me ... anyways im trying to finish off my backhand smash so yea id kill alot of feathers ... hehe
     
  11. PHOENIXSHUTTLES

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    GOLD in HERE :)

    Ya the Gold ones are in.

    Dennis


     
  12. PHOENIXSHUTTLES

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    Feather or Plastic...if you let Dinkalot got his hand on...he will smash the birds into dust! Pooff!:D


     
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    depends what ur practicing... if u r trying 2 develope techniques use feather...if u wanna pratice defence...use plastic..they r quicker and make u think more and u have 2 more agile 2 get em back!
     
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    A feather would be a definite choice. If you practice all the time using a plastic shuttle , you will feel very much different when hitting a feather shuttle in a game. I think that although plastic shuttles are rather durable compared to feather , the quality of practice is greatly reduced.
     
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    Hi
    As anyone tried the new Head plastic range?

    John
     
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    Some of you have mentioned in various posts that you can bend the "feathers" of a nylon birdie and make it go as fast as a bullet so that it is unreturnable. My question is whether this is something that occasionally happens or is it automatic with you all. The reason I ask is because I have played with both feather and nylon but have been playing with nylon for much longer and personally have seen this done only 2-3 times in a 10 year span. I, myself, cannot do this but I don't doubt that there might be some of you that can create this phenomenon occasionally and maybe even frequently.
    I practice with both feather and nylon; it just depends in which place I play.
     
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    For wall practice and warm-up shots I use a yonex mavis 300 but when in play I prefer a feather shuttle of course.

    I prefer the Tronex Championship Grade Goose Feather shuttles because they would last about 2-3 games (for us hard hitters) compared to the RSL Tourney 1 shuttles which can only last for about 1 set. Maybe it's just me though. =p
     
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    Is Victor (Champion - green tube) shuttlecock still as good as before? Went to Malaysia and got a tube since I saw it. I have not seen it sold here in Singapore. (perhaps in Queensway but haven't been there in a while...)
     
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    Not quite. Plastics will develop your reflex but more than likely it will make you lazy in game situation because if you can hit hard with the shuttle you don't need to aim too much. That means you get less variety shots that'll move you around the court. Feathers all the way (unless cost hinders you too much).

     
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    Feather all the way. To me, feather creates more shot and more technique needed. Control and smarts is the main idea when using a feather to me. Playing with plastic seems to be the complete opposite to me, to me, people tend to be more of a power player when using plastic, instead of actually thinking about the shot of placement and the smarts of the game like feather would make you think. Thats all me, i know some of you are gonna be like wTf hes weird of that doesnt make sense, but to sum it up, feather is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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