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    Question Will Using Feather Birdies Screw Me Up for School?

    Well, as you all probally know, here in Canada, high school badminton uses plastic birdies . In the summer, I'm joining a two month badminton camp that uses feather birdies. So my question is, would playing with feather birdies for the two summer months mess up my game when I have to go back to using plastics?

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    I woudln't say it would mess up your game. Once I also only used feathers for about a month and a half, then went back to using plastics. It only took me a game or so to get used to the shuttle, so I wouldn't say it would mess your game up.
    Hope you have fun at the summer camp!

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    thank god it only takes a short time to get use to it. and thnx, i'll have loads of fun.

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    I switch regualry btw. plastic and feather in a week depending on who I play with. I've found with plastics it's hard to tumble net shots but easier to smash, feather is the opposite, but adjustment is within a game or two.

    You may prefer feather, though, after you master net techniques.

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    i think it's harder to go from plastic to feather
    going back to plastic shouldn't be that bad

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    Hey david whats this camp your going to? Sounds like fun

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    not quite sure what the name is, it's held at some chinese centre lol

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    You have any info on it? Im looking for a place to go in the summer

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    We briefly switched to feathers in preparation for a big local tournament and I LOVED them, as they're brilliant to defend against and sound like cannons when clouted properly. Going back to plastic was initially difficult, but the transition was ironed out within a week or two.

    I'd say the biggest problem is the fact that you'll miss feathers so much.

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    I switch back and forth regularly, so adjusting isn't too much of a problem. A couple of rallies will usually do it for me. The biggest problem for me is the amount of touch I need to adjust when doing netshots. When switching from plastics to feather, I will hit it wayyy too short. From feather to plastic, I'll hit it too far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweak
    I switch back and forth regularly, so adjusting isn't too much of a problem. A couple of rallies will usually do it for me. The biggest problem for me is the amount of touch I need to adjust when doing netshots. When switching from plastics to feather, I will hit it wayyy too short. From feather to plastic, I'll hit it too far.
    what he said. plastic feels a lot lighter than feather. you can get away with a lot of things using plastic, but not with feather. Ie you have to hit it properly.

    so I take it you can't even provide the feather when both party agree to play with feather? that's sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double_Player
    what he said. plastic feels a lot lighter than feather. you can get away with a lot of things using plastic, but not with feather. Ie you have to hit it properly.

    so I take it you can't even provide the feather when both party agree to play with feather? that's sucks.
    Mhm, canada sucks
    no badminton funding FTL

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    just wail at the plastic ur bound to win ^^

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