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Thread: Budget Shuttle
04-07-2013, 06:50 AM #1
I would like to buy some cheap(ish) budget shuttles, and I would like to order them from SportsDirect.com. The ones I am looking at are the AS10, AS20 and the Carlton GT4 and GT3. But which one of these would be the best choice?
Here's more info; I would need Speed 79, these are for use with junior players (14/15 yo), and with beginners, so durability would have to be average.
Thanks in advance.
04-07-2013, 08:31 AM #2
Among the four you listed, I've only played with AS10 before. It's a decent shuttle and could last at least a game if you don't hit the feathers. I've recently played with Chao Pai pink and read. They are pretty good but I guess not cheap at all. Why not buy a tube from each one of them and test them yourself?
If budget is an issue, I would really suggest using plastic shuttles for those who still hit the feathers. No durable feather shuttles exist to bear the brutal force.
04-07-2013, 08:49 AM #3
I also plan to use some of these with intermediate and more advanced players as well.
As for testing shuttles, I'm not really in a position to test 3 or 4 tubes of shuttles, but I may buy a tube of AS20's and a tube of GT3/GT4's.
04-07-2013, 09:24 AM #4
04-07-2013, 09:44 AM #5
04-08-2013, 10:46 AM #6
I'd need to order by today (in about 4 hours), and I'm considering these three:
Carlton GT3 (£13.99)
Carlton GT2 (£14.99)
Yonex AS30 (£15.80)
Prices for 1 tube of 12.
I'm leaning towards the GT2; has anyone had any good experiences with them? Also, are the AS30's worth the extra pound?
Thanks in advance.
04-08-2013, 10:48 AM #7
04-08-2013, 01:49 PM #8
For the price of Yonex 30's you could pay a little more and get something better. They don't last. Plus if you are going to use them with int/adv they will chew through them. With the higher string tensions they will flatten and soften rapidly. Have a look at Yehlex Premiership. We've found them reasonable in quality and cost effective. There's an equation you can use when choosing shuttles. Cost you can afford/durability = the best shuttle for you. Happy hunting