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06-09-2009, 07:21 AM #171
06-12-2009, 10:13 AM #172
There is one simple feathers shuttle quality test everyone can carry out to find out how good their shuttles are. For this let us assume you use the correct speed for the hall you test the shuttle for speed. To do this, you 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 sidelines. A good quality shuttle will land not less than 530 mm and not more than 990 mm of the back boundary line at the other end of the court. This distance range is enough to cover the avearge hitter and the powerful hitter.
At about sea level and in a temperature range between 15 degrees C to 29 degrees C, a shuttle speed of 77 should be selected.
Poor quality shuttles will almost never make it. The poorer the shuttle the shorter it will land. If increasing the shuttle speed from 77 to 78 still falls short of the minimum distance then you really have a poor shuttle.
Shuttles that feel hard or heavy at impact will not make it because their feathers lack the required flight properties of good feathers. That hard or heavy feeling is not from the hardness or any extra weight of the base but is a classic symptom of strong air resistance faced by the feathers that lack good flight properties. A good shuttle should fly off the stringbed with the greatest ease and without any feeling of hardness-a sure sign that its feathers exhibit great lift properties just like geese that fly at great heights effortlessly.
Usually the top model or grade of any brand is quality shuttle although there are some surprises. Due to a supply shortage of very good feathers, both duck and goose, some top brands do not now have the quality they used to have. Even the Yonex AS-50 and the Aeroplane Black Label do not use the best feathers. If you are experienced in classifying feathers you can visually tell them apart. Not all goose feathers are good; some are worse than the average duck feathers. There are goose and there are goose. The same can be said of ducks. Some geese fly well, some don't fly so well, and it is this that translates into the difference between one goose feather shuttle selling at US$6/dozen and another at US$30/doz.
Irrespective of claimed quality for any brand the ultimate test is the 'Testing a shuttle for speed' described above. For in this test, provided the correct speed is used for the hall temperature, only quality shuttlecocks will pass the test. There is simply no way a poor quality shuttle will ever reach the distance. Those two simple short markers at the backlines are your best feathers shuttlecock qc inspectors.
06-17-2009, 08:05 AM #173
Yonex By Far Are The Best And Although Expensive But The Durability Makes Them More Economical Then Rest Of The Lot Any Day!
06-17-2009, 09:16 AM #174
btw, please do not capitalize every word... it's almost painful to read.
06-17-2009, 11:49 AM #175
As 40 or 50 lo...
06-17-2009, 07:42 PM #176
No doubt about that - AS5, AS40 and AS50 are really good. The price may seems steep but when you split the bill equally among the players, it's really just a dollar to two extra as compared to the other brand.
Another alternative, for me, is Sintec 818SP. It comes with a lower price tag and yet has the flight and durability to compete against the above mentioned brand.
06-17-2009, 08:14 PM #177
Many players do not understand the importance of correct speed required in their area. They often used the wrong speed and then said the shuttles are too fast or too slow, thus they are no good. Shuttles used at wrong speed also adversely affect their durability. The players may miss the timing or need to use excessive power so as to damage the feathers easily. If they are too slow, you need to exercise excessive power to hit them and may damage your arm, shoulder, wrist or waist in the long run.
Some shuttlecock retailers have no idea of speed, either. They may only stock one speed of shuttles or even import the shuttles with different speed in different batch. In small islands such as Hong Kong, Singapore or Taiwan; one correct speed for that area should be OK. In China and Australia, the country is so big and the sellers must stock different speed of shuttles if they want to sell them in the whole country.
Some shuttle sellers just do not care whether the speed is correct. They only stock one speed in order to save their running cost and sell them to anyone who wants cheaper price of shuttles. Some even do not have any knowledge about shuttlecocks and try to sell them by internet marketing via advertisement in media. If someone is only carrying few kinds of shuttles as well as sell other goods not related to badminton in his/her website, do not purchase from them because probably the shuttles may have wrong speed.
It is better to buy shuttlecocks from the sellers who are marketing the broad range of badminton products such as www.calibreaustralia.com.
06-17-2009, 08:34 PM #178
Use Pro tech-10, is not bad, quite lasting.
07-10-2009, 04:57 AM #179
JinQue is durable but lack of fine detail. give you the feel of strong and hard and very long lasting.
Yang Yang give you the feel of fine in detail, give you more dynamic. for advance player.
07-24-2009, 02:09 AM #180
Can anyone compare the Aeroplane Green to an equivalent shuttlecock in the Yonex or RSL range? Any help appreciated.
07-24-2009, 10:53 AM #181
Sealion Gold anyone??
07-24-2009, 11:50 AM #182
Snow Peak Shuttles
Yonex is the best shuttle but the price is to high, I suggest u try snow peak that is very similar to yonex interms flight and durability. snowpeakbadminton.com
12-11-2009, 09:32 AM #183
i think if you just looking at trainning i will suggest yang yang 99A or Jinque blue. i comparing in the area such as price, flight, impact feel and durability.
however, if you would like to have a bit better quality i think the areoplane green label, black labe or yang yang 300b is a good choose as well.
12-11-2009, 06:50 PM #184
12-13-2009, 07:11 PM #185
For all those comment about quality and prices, I will just go for RSL Classic, should really give it a try.
12-29-2009, 06:05 AM #186
How about Babolat?
12-29-2009, 08:19 AM #187
AS30/40/50 are superior but they are overpriced :-( .. Wilson, Li-Ning, Head, Mizuono, Victor top shuttles has been nice, when i have tried them.
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