Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

Which type of shuttlecock for practice?

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

?

Which type of shuttlecock for practice?

  1. Plastic

    1 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Feather

    1 vote(s)
    50.0%
  1. jhirata

    jhirata Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,477
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Wellington, New Zealand, New Z
    I usually make use of used shuttles found in bins to practise, if they're still in good condition. Plastic shuttles are horrible.
     
  2. Daylightkiller

    Daylightkiller Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2004
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Taipei & Los Angeles
    i always use used feathers for practice.
     
  3. Elixau

    Elixau Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2007
    Messages:
    331
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    I'd go for feather, it's better (to me.)
     
  4. cryptail

    cryptail Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    Belgium
    The shuttles people use depend on 2 things I think...
    1 Budget
    2 good player or not (beginners usually use plastic)

    I more like the feathers and I do train with them...
    When we have played a match, we take all the used birdies together and we put them in a big box. When we train we take those shuttles, they are great to train with.

    Cryptail
     
  5. george@chongwei

    george@chongwei Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    30,005
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    MIA
    feather is always suitable for practise but it depends on u...
     
  6. CkcJsm

    CkcJsm Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2006
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California
    I prefer feathers.
    But since I'm cheap and poor. I have to use plastic.
     
  7. coley

    coley Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2007
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    engineer
    Location:
    midlands, england
    i always use feathers nowadays, use a cheaper shuttle for training thow, usually part used ones
     
  8. xXazn_romeoXx

    xXazn_romeoXx Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2007
    Messages:
    813
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    North American Technical Director for Oliver Sport
    Location:
    Ottawa, ON
    lol i'd go with plastics for the main part..but switching to duck feathers to experiment ^^...
     
  9. KazeCloud

    KazeCloud Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2007
    Messages:
    512
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Stockton, California
    I've never practiced with feather. I've only used plastic. Is that why I think my smashes are always slower? Haha. And also since plastics have slower smash speed, how should I change my game tactics?
     
  10. jhirata

    jhirata Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,477
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Wellington, New Zealand, New Z
    Instead of playing offensively, you could play like.. deceptively. Use lots of sliced-drops, deceptive netshots, etc..
     
  11. jchan04

    jchan04 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Messages:
    683
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Mississauga, Canada
    if you play feather matches then you most definitely must practice with feather. The feel and control of feathers are very different. Like even smashing and return a smash is different. When nylon players play with feathers the first time, they'll call feather slow but it's the way it flies.
    Go for duck feathers if you want practice but goose feather are the best to play matches with. Many companies like SOTX have duck feathers at the lowest grade of shuttles and then goose feather as the top grade. practice with the low grade and play with the higher grades. and the price difference for the duck and goose feathers are very different.
     
  12. aerotus70

    aerotus70 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2004
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Singapore

    yes i do that too when i was a poor student hahaha :D plastic shuttles just feel wrong...

    If you have some $ to spare, can try ashaway practice shuttle (red/orange tube) cost around S$9.90 for 12(few yrs back), durability is better than AS10 IMO
     
  13. jchan04

    jchan04 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Messages:
    683
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Mississauga, Canada
    in Terms of Yonex shuttles, which ones are most used for matches and/or training? AS-50? AS-20
     
  14. AznAndrew

    AznAndrew Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2008
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Anyone please tell me what the differences are? I'm buying new birdies, and so, i' m wondering the Pros and cons of each.
     
  15. xXazn_romeoXx

    xXazn_romeoXx Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2007
    Messages:
    813
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    North American Technical Director for Oliver Sport
    Location:
    Ottawa, ON
    lol i think 50s are int'l opens, while 40-30 is good enough nationally...so that leaves 20-15 pretty good for regional/provincials or any tournament wise...but 10s seems pretty bad to practice with..=\
     
  16. woduhuk

    woduhuk New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2008
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Toronto
    just out of curiosity, how big of a difference in feel is there to you guys from feather to plastic.

    yea, i play with almost only plastic, though i do have feathers, for some reason, i keep wanting to save them..
     
  17. Sleepy

    Sleepy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2008
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    England
    I've used a feather once in 2 years of playing. I must be missing out.
    We use plastic at school, for training + matches
     
  18. Baddict_2006

    Baddict_2006 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Chef
    Location:
    Philippines
    definitely feathers..kawasaki brand!good quality but the price is cheap.:)
     
  19. RED&WHITE

    RED&WHITE Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2008
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Currently regina
    Feather is the one, plastic is to small and doesn't have right feel like feather, who cares if feather is expensive.
     
  20. Moggy

    Moggy Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Melbourne
    For clear/smash/drives plastic aren't that bad, but they really suck for net play and drop shots
     

Share This Page