Thread: Shuttlecock speed
12-10-2004, 12:20 AM #1
i recently bought and used aeroplane shuttlecock (red label) for the company's game. Some commented that the shuttlecocks seems to be slower. i asked some shop owners and players, they said that the faster shuttlecocks are for students who weaker. is this true?
12-10-2004, 07:21 AM #2
Actually it is the opposite, faster shuttlecocks is more for tournament play while slower shuttlecocks are for practice because it is easier to hit. Take for example RSL tourney 7, it flies very slow, making it ideal for beginners learning to hit the shuttle.
12-10-2004, 08:10 AM #3
A range of shuttle speeds are manufactured to suit different playing conditions. A shuttle will fly at different speeds depending on the temperature and humidity, so that players in Malaysia will typically have to use slower shuttles than players in Canada. Even in the same climate, different venues may require different shuttles.
You can also, of course, deliberately choose a slower or faster shuttle, but I think this is normally a bad idea.
12-10-2004, 08:26 AM #4
Hi roquejo & pelican,
I think both have your point.
"Slower shuttlecocks are easier to hit and faster shuttlecocks are for whose weaker player"
Depend on room temperature, air density, etc... Different speed of shuttlecocks will be tested by the Referee to select a correct speed shuttlecocks used during tournament.
You can refer to LOB 3.1 & 3.2, Testing A Shuttle For Speed.
12-10-2004, 10:34 AM #5Originally Posted by pelican
12-10-2004, 03:27 PM #6
given the climate and altitude of the court, there should only be one speed in which the shuttle travels. that speed should allow you to hit an underhand from baseline and lands on the doubles baseline on the other end.
there are variations in speed of the shuttle because of the climate and temperature change, and not because of whether one is beginner or not.
here is the official law:
3. TESTING A SHUTTLE FOR SPEED
3.1 To test a shuttle, use a full underhand stroke which makes contact with the shuttle over the back boundary line. The shuttle shall be hit at an upward angle and in a direction parallel to the side lines.
3.2 A shuttle of correct speed will land not less than 530 mm and not more than 990 mm short of the other back boundary line
12-10-2004, 05:19 PM #7Originally Posted by kwun
12-11-2004, 08:51 PM #8Originally Posted by Dill
I am surprised you have never been able to hit the shuttle the required distance. I do shuttle testing sometimes. Although most of the time I couldn't reach the distance, I do sometimes hit the shuttle to land between the two markers, although it is more often closer to the nearer marker.
12-14-2004, 12:13 AM #9
confused??Originally Posted by kwun
Guys pardon the ignorance.. but am confused with the wording of 3.2.
"A shuttle of correct speed will land not less than 530mm and not more than 990mm short (?) of the other back boundary line"
... so the shuttle should not land shorter than 530 mm and also not shorter than 990 mm? Am a bit confused. How can their be two minimum distances...??
thanks in advance.
12-14-2004, 01:55 AM #10Originally Posted by Pball
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