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    I would love to try them too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisha View Post
    I would love to try them too!

    Talk to Black Knight, they have close ties with AshawayUK. We are stepping up production rates at the moment so they should be available in the next few weeks.

    Gordon.

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    gordon, will this be available in singapore any time? looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vajrasattva View Post
    gordon, will this be available in singapore any time? looks good.
    For all inquiries about product availability contact AshawayUK at info@goode-sport.co.uk

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    Just introduced these at my badminton club. We normally use mavis 2000.

    The heavy hitters like the feel. Some of the net players commented that it dies quicker, so they needed to push more at the net, so much closer to the feel of feathers.

    Each court had a shuttle each for 2 hours, minor tear at the skirt, however the cork is feeling loose. This can been seen on both shuttles. So durability wise, it looks like the corks going to come loose before the skirt becomes too ripped. Durability and cost wise is probably worse than mavis 2000, but still more economical than feathers.

    All in all, very positive. The only downside is that it does feel heavier and the club can't even think about switching until we worked our way through our current batch of shuttles. :-(
    Last edited by Rimano; 07-12-2013 at 05:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rimano View Post
    Just introduced these at my badminton club. We normally use mavis 2000.

    The heavy hitters like the feel. Some of the net players commented that it dies quicker, so they needed to push more at the net, so much closer to the feel of feathers.

    Each court had a shuttle each for 2 hours, minor tear at the skirt, however the cork is feeling loose. This can been seen on both shuttles. So durability wise, it looks like the corks going to come loose before the skirt becomes too ripped. Durability and cost wise is probably worse than mavis 2000, but still more economical than feathers.

    All in all, very positive. The only downside is that it does feel heavier and the club can't even think about switching until we worked our way through our current batch of shuttles. :-(

    We haven't had any feedback about the bases before, but it looks like we need to bond the bases to the stem section. Thanks.

    Gordon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Willis View Post
    We haven't had any feedback about the bases before, but it looks like we need to bond the bases to the stem section. Thanks.

    Gordon.
    I would concur with Rimano. After 3 sessions approx 2hours each, and lending out the shuttles for people to try, the 5 remaining shuttles now have wobbly corks.

    I would suggest this is possibly due to rigid (black) skirt of shuttle. On feathers the skirt is very close to the edge of the cork, while on the plastics there is an approx 4mm gap from where the skirt goes into the cork and the distance to the edge of the cork.

    Because the skirt does not collapse like normal plastics, striking the shuttle causes some force/leverage on the rigid skirt vs the base of the cork. Over time I think hard strikes of the shuttle are causing the skirt to loosen from the cork.

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    For those in North America best to contact Alan at black knight Canada.

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    One of the club members brought it to the session and handed them out to each court for a test run.
    Everyone agreed that the shuttle felt very nice on hit, very similar sound and feel to a feather. But one thing we noticed is the shuttle carried speed very well, almost too well, where most feathers die out in speed in a flat smash (not a steep one) the bird2 carries on for at least 1 meter more before slowing down. I think thats due to the shuttle possibly having more weight on it than conventional plastics/feathers, which is understandable. I do agree about the cork becoming loose, after about 20 minutes play the cork base started wobbling, glueing it to the skirt would solve the problem I imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jchowdhury View Post
    One of the club members brought it to the session and handed them out to each court for a test run.
    Everyone agreed that the shuttle felt very nice on hit, very similar sound and feel to a feather. But one thing we noticed is the shuttle carried speed very well, almost too well, where most feathers die out in speed in a flat smash (not a steep one) the bird2 carries on for at least 1 meter more before slowing down. I think thats due to the shuttle possibly having more weight on it than conventional plastics/feathers, which is understandable. I do agree about the cork becoming loose, after about 20 minutes play the cork base started wobbling, glueing it to the skirt would solve the problem I imagine.
    Thanks for feedback, all products now have glued bases. We have also reduced the weight of the medium slightly.

    Gordon from Bird Design

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    I tried these for the first time today, played a solid hour, and no cork issues. The club I used to play at goes through loads of boxes of feathers per season, and for me I actually enjoyed playing with this shuttle a lot better than feathers and any other synthetic shuttle that I have tried. Don't get me wrong though, I love playing with feathers, but really cannot stand playing on with a few rallies after the feather should be replaced, feathers becomes quite inconsistent to play with very fast. The Bird 2 was a joy to play with, and I will probably never buy another type of synthetic again, unless of course a better product comes out. All 4 players today that I played with were impressed by the feel and control. Well done Cheers Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Willis View Post
    Thanks for feedback, all products now have glued bases. We have also reduced the weight of the medium slightly.

    Gordon from Bird Design
    Thanks! When will these updated versions be released? Im interested in picking these up if they replace the current ones in online stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jchowdhury View Post
    Thanks! When will these updated versions be released? Im interested in picking these up if they replace the current ones in online stores.
    Anything sent out from Central Sports after 4 September is new stock with bonded bases.

    Gordon.

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    Hello Gordon,

    any advice on how to get the Bird2 in Frankfurt, Germany? I'm very curious to try this shuttle out.
    I tried contacting Central Sports for an international shipment three times now and did not receive any answer at all - very disappointing.
    In parallel to this post I'll try contacting the goode-sports address you suggested few posts earlier, although I assume that you only sell via your retailers, don't you?

    Cheers and many thanks
    Dennis

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    Hi Dennis,

    For international enquiries please contact us at nick@goode-sport.co.uk

    Thanks

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    Thanks! Is there any plans to change the Black base of the skirting and change it into white?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jchowdhury View Post
    Thanks! Is there any plans to change the Black base of the skirting and change it into white?
    There are a number of technical manufacturing reasons for the dark grey (some of the early batches were too dark but not black); mainly due to durability additives. Most ceilings are white and research showed that the the flight section gave a large enough area to pick up light from hall lighting and the dark stem section formed a contrast with the ceiling and lights and gave better visibility. The feedback we are now getting suggests that, after an initial reaction to the different appearance, players find it is an improvement on all white shuttles, so we will not make an all white product.

    Gordon

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