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Wilson shuttlecocks

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by walfisch, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. walfisch

    walfisch Regular Member

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    Hi guys, have anyone tried playing with Wilson shuttlecocks?

    Saw a tube selling for S$19.00 at World of Sports, speed 77

    Want to get some reviews before buying them to try..
     
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    J_M_V Regular Member

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    I've tried a couple of tubes of WS400, and those were pure crab. They're simply badly done, and don't last anything. Maybe the top of the line ones are better? I'd still put my money on something more reliable, eg. Victor, Fukuda, Sosan or Yonex. Though I guess since Wilson is a finnish owned brand (Amer, a big finnish sports company, purchased Wilson a few years ago) I should be saying good things about them ;) . Ok, Wilson does make good baseball gloves & mitts :D .
     
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    lol at the cc i played at, they use wilson birdie. in one day my friend and i broke 2 :p and only 2 hours of playing too
     
  4. LazyBuddy

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    I assume that u r talking about nylon shuttles? If feather ones, 1 can last 1 hr, I will just get it, no matter what the price is. ;)
     
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    Can you specify the model? Wilson offer different feather shuttles, range from club practice grade all the way up to IBF tourny approved. :cool:
     
  6. J_M_V

    J_M_V Regular Member

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    I'll eat my playing shorts if you can make two Wilson feather shuttlecocks last 2 hours of game-type playing :eek: . My record is 25 minutes (1,5 sets) with one Black Sosan - and that time included plenty of smashing too.
     
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    Wow, average 1 bird per hr. Are these made from feather of super goose? My record is about 30min doing baseline rally only.
     
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    maybe 15 minutes of play, followed by 45 minutes recovery time. ;) :p
     
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    Are you sure? It might be 15min break for every 5 min played...:p
     
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    No kidding! If a feather shuttle can last 30 minutes for me, I'll buy it.
     
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    Exactly, 5 minutes is more like it. Sometimes one good (or bad) smash (depending how you hit it) will do in the shuttle.
     
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    Most of the time is you pay for what you get, rather spend on expensive birdies that can last me longer than buying cheap ones that finishes the entire tube in few games. Choose it yourself :rolleyes:
     
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    Hi guys,

    The model on the tube reads "WS 6500 Coaching"

    "1 dozen WS 6500 COACHING quality badminton shuttlecocks"

    yea the word 'coaching' is in caps...
     
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    In US, I only saw Wilson WS400 and WS700 within the WS series. Not sure where WS6500 lines up in between. If that's from a reputable resource, I assume it's a special model only introduced in limited region. :rolleyes:
     
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    Also consider what type of game (participants) u r dealing with. No offense on beginners, but no matter how durable a shuttle is, if ppl keep chop on the feather, it will break in no time. :cool:
     
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    Just thought i'd pull up this thread since i tried some Wilson shuttles recently - Wilson Tournament Gold. at 14.95 per tube, they're excellent. really durable, consistant flight and speed.

    The little humidifying cap is a clever idea, and i'm glad to see that a big company like Wilson is coming in for a share of the badminton world. Since Wilson is such a large company, they should have the financial base to compete with Yonex. That will mean more competitive pricing for us badminton players:)

    Also, as the previous posts in this thread mentioned, the Wilson WS-400 and WS-700 are of a lower quality ($7 and $11 per dozen respectively). You get what you pay for.
     
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    In Finland WS-400 costs 20 € (=about 24 $), whereas Black Sosan 17 € (15,30 € if you buy 10+ tubes). Not in all countries will you get what you pay for :( .
     
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    WS400 for $24??? I mean, for such a low grade shuttle charging crazy price, I wonder if anyone can have a successful business with it. :rolleyes:
     
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    bought wilson 6500 coaching...the durability is poor..after some smash the feather torn apart...
     
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    Yang Yang 300 B shuttlecock is very durable

    try this model of yang yang 300 B shuttlecock , wow it is very durable .:eek: :rolleyes:
    one game one shuttle . it is as more durable compared with yonex aerosensa 50 ,
    Alot of tournament in malaysia are using it because of its durablity and flight consistent .

    Price in malaysia is RM 55 per dozen:rolleyes:
    i had send to my friend in australia n now their whole badminton club in that area are using it , but shipment might be expensive ,
    last month he ask me to sent him 100 dozens shuttlecock ,
    price for shipment already RM 850 ( ringgit malaysia ) if fast 4 day delivery
    price for Shipment RM 600 ( ringgit malaysia ) if two weeks delivery

    it come to about 63.50 per tube and its still cheaper than what you are paying for .
     

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