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Yonex Mavis 350/370 shuttles

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by Stijn, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. Stijn

    Stijn Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I've searched the forum and read the reviews, but I can't really find an answer: What's the difference between Mavis 350 and Mavis 370 shuttles?
    Kind regards,
    Stijn
     
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    on the 370, some part of the shirts are blank off.
     
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    i'm not quite sure what you mean cooler, can you please explain a little more in detail?

    from what i heard its something to do with consistancy and durability or something :rolleyes:
     
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    i think the mavis 350 is a general best bang for you buck in terms of durability and playability. The mavis 370 has the plastic molded more so to simulate a real feather shuttlecock. I've played with both and i recommend the 370 if price isn't an issue... sure does last longer then a real feather! Main difference is the way the plastic is constructed.
     
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    please enlighten me. how is the construction of the Mavis 300, 350, and 370 different?? i thought that the only difference was consistency and slight durability? :confused:
     
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    show u tomorrow, a bit sleepy now :(
     
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    If you go to Yonex Japan's website and compare the pictures you can just see the differences.

    300 - basic construction. No nice feathery shaping.
    350 - some shaping of the supports between the 'quills'
    370 - as 350, but the bottom of the 'feathers' are angled like a proper feather would be.

    Hope this makes sense. I have no idea what each bit is supposed to be called in a plastic bird!
     
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    The yellow one is the Mavis 300, the white one is the Mavis 370

    both are brand new just out of the box:)

    the 300 is more angular, with less curves in the plastic while the 370 has more diagonals, curves and the skirt ends are joined horizontally, while the 300 has the vertical bits sticking past the last horizontal line.

    otherwise, given the same speed "blue, red, green" the 370 feels a bit lighter, and therefore goes a bit faster. The 300 speeds up after hitting with it for a while..i guess that's due to the bits of plastic falling off. I don't hit very hard, so i haven't exploded any of these shuttles, and neither one feels like it lasts longer/shorter than the other.
     

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    thanks, other,
    if anyone has a picture of the Mavis 350 that would be great as well. :) and does anyone else have comments on the durability differences and flight differences of these 3 shuttles? (300/350/370)

    btw other, your notebook has a pretty long Quick Launch Bar ;)
     
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    thats cos im lazy:p
    hehe..good thing its not in focus:cool:

    350s are not normally avaliable in the UK (not in the yonex 2005 catalogue anyway) so i have no clue.
     
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    excuse me for bein off topic :eek:
    but this is where toolbars come in :D

    anyways, next time i see Mavis 350 or 370 i'll make sure i compare them with Mavis 300 (which i own) :D
     

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    Just a question. I haven't been using plastic shuttles for ages. The only time i remember using is when i was a small kid. Does the plastic shuttles damage your strings? It may cut and frays your strings as hit it. Just need to verify. Anyone that uses feathers and plastics probably can give their reviews. thanks
     
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    lol...OT

    ah but i've only got a 15" TFT with max resolution of 1024x768 so i need all the desktop real estate i can get my hands on:D
     
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    i've been using plastic shuttles for a long time. when i got my MP 55 3-4 years ago, i had strung it with BG68-Ti. that didn't break until i cut it a few months ago. so i dont think plastic shuttles cut/fray string.
     
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    for some reason when i played with feathers, it seemed to loosen the tension a lot faster than when i play with plastics normally.

    however the consensus (no comment from me becuase i haven't played enough with feather) seems to be that the plastic feathers cause more string wear and tear than feather shuttles. Is this from hitting the actual skrit (plastic/feather), becuase the cork and stuff should be the same for both?
     
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    the 350 is like a mix between the 300 and 370,

    the plastic pattern of the 300 feather (the way the little square are arranged) and the spike (tips of the feather) and angular of the 370

    imo nothing feel different between 300 and 350, never play with 370
     
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    Mavis 370 looks better.

     
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    Thanks, so the 370 is better.. Is it a lot more expensive? Which speed would you recommend (green/blue/red)?
     
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    Thanks for the pics, other. Wich speed would you recommend? (red/blue/green)
     
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    its about £1 difference for 12 of 300 and 370 with the 370 being more expensive. I usually use the 300 becuase they come in yellow as well, making it much easier to see because the lighting is pretty bad in some of the courts here, and the 370 only comes in white.

    speed wise i'm so used to blue (medium) so i always buy that. it feels reasonable, i can clear from end to end (sometimes:p) with both the 300 and 370 (370 being a bit easier becuase its a bit faster)...

    maybe i'll do the shuttle speed test one day...but i think the blue 300 are a little slow (they do speed up after playing with them for a while and breaking some of the plastic:p)..the blue 370 is probably more "correct" speed brand new out of the tube.
     

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