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04-26-2005, 05:45 PM #1
Plastic shuttle that flies like feathers
I remember a few years ago somebody (RSL? Carlton?) in the UK released a plastic shuttle that flies almost like a feather bird, and more durable than the mavis 300. I recall a few UK BFers having tried it and liked it very much. It was supposed to have begun exporting to other countries sometime last year, but I have yet to hear about them since.
Does anyone know what happened?
04-26-2005, 05:57 PM #2
It was RSL but we haven't heard anything from the users so far.
Originally Posted by bigredlemon
04-26-2005, 06:01 PM #3
Are you refering to the Carlton "Quill"? I heard some stuff about it before, that it's supposed to be very similiar to feather shuttles.
04-26-2005, 06:07 PM #4
The quill shuttle is made by Ashaway. Here's what Central Sports gushes:
Originally Posted by Central Sports
But there's no way in hell that thing feels like a feather.
Last edited by Gollum; 04-26-2005 at 06:13 PM.
04-27-2005, 07:25 AM #5
The Mavis 370 is supposed to recover after a smash within 0.005 seconds of the recovery time of a feather shuttle. Whether that classes as "flying like a feather bird" I don't know. These don't seem to be available in all parts of the world, but is the plastic shuttle of choice in our local leagues.
Played in a league match where the opponents used Ashaway Quill shuttles. We normally use M370's and I think they felt a bit more like M300's from what I remember. A bit more solid when you hit them. Not sure about the durability though - we destroyed a couple (which doesn't usually happen with M370's)
Slightly off topic (perhaps), has anyone tried the Mavis 500's shown on Yonex Japan's website?
Last edited by j_e_thompson; 04-27-2005 at 07:29 AM.
04-27-2005, 09:19 AM #6Originally Posted by j_e_thompson
04-27-2005, 01:39 PM #7Originally Posted by j_e_thompson
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