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Thread: RKEP feather shuttles
10-17-2013, 07:28 PM #1
RKEP feather shuttles
Eric has just released some feather shuttles
Have some tubes coming already, looking forward to what everyone else thinks as well
10-21-2013, 06:39 PM #2
I have ordered 4 tubes to test aswell =) Arrived, will test it tomorrow if I can.
10-21-2013, 07:14 PM #3
Great, I'm always on the lookout for alternate shuttles (currently use RSL Standard). Initial price looks reasonable, but I'd expect cheaper prices for us loyal customers hehe (which Eric tends to give via e-mail anyway). Also, at that price, I'd expect the shuttle to last 1.5 games, not just 1 game.
I pay ~$US14.4 per tube (including delivery) for RSL Standard, and they can often last up to 1 MD game. Quality varies of course, and sometimes we use up to 3 shuttles per game, but that's not frequent.
10-22-2013, 12:16 AM #4
update on the performance of the shuttle and comparison with other brand. Which RSL standard are you talking?
10-22-2013, 12:56 AM #5
10-22-2013, 01:39 AM #6
equivalent to RSL 5
10-22-2013, 02:41 AM #7
What's RSL 5?
10-22-2013, 08:03 AM #8
RSL no 5 tourney
10-22-2013, 11:22 AM #9
Yeah I saw this, unfortunately I tend to avoid speed 77 for UK, unless this happens to be a very fast 77...
10-22-2013, 04:00 PM #10
10-22-2013, 07:07 PM #11
I didnt own it. Im using Ashaway here because it is available. But the RSL no 1 Tourney cost B$22
10-24-2013, 05:27 AM #12
Ordered some of these RKEP shuttles to try. Will post back here once I've played with them.
10-25-2013, 12:32 AM #13
waiting for it
11-07-2013, 10:57 PM #14
Any one tried them and wish to share a review?
11-08-2013, 05:48 PM #15
Just tried this at my badminton session. Shuttles were surprisingly fast for speed 77. Flight was a bit strange to me, I've used Yonex AS30, Yehlex Tournament and Carlton GT1, and these flew higher longer and would then suddenly dive.
As for durability, one feather lasted about 3 sets (we don't smash that hard). The other one lasted less than 1 set, because the skirt got squashed. Squeezing the shuttle in my hand, it's not as solid as the other shuttles I have tried.
Feeling wise, it's not as good the others, but they're not in the same price range. I haven't tried many cheap shuttles, because I'm a firm believer in the real economy of the durable and expensive shuttles. The shuttles weigh about 4.7g to 4.8g, while the GT1 (78) and Yonex shuttles (3) are around 5.3g.
At the end of the day, this shuttle is excellent value for money, which would only increase if you buy in higher bulk to offset the delivery costs.
Would I buy these again? Probably not. I prefer the feel and flight of Carlton GT1/Yonex AS30, but it's definitely worth trying out, especially if you happen to be buying something else from RKEP.
11-08-2013, 06:12 PM #16
emm...first review dosent sound good. waiting for more