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    I do agree shuttlecock are over priced since some of the lesser known brands are selling and almost half the cost of the brand like Yonex.

    What I can't understand is, why can't they standardise the weight of the shuttle? If you are manufacturing shuttlecock for a living, I am sure you can control the standard of the shuttlecock to meet min standard.

    Even Yonex has 1 to 5 model with varies in weight. I know the intension is for training, etc but can't we stick to one common weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bukitimah
    I do agree shuttlecock are over priced since some of the lesser known brands are selling and almost half the cost of the brand like Yonex.
    But that is not "shuttles being overpriced" is it?? You mean some brands like Yonex are being overpriced...(and does this apply only to shuttles? Not rackets etc?? )

    /T

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    Sorry for adding confusion to the discussion. Yes, I mean shuttle cock in general are priced too high. What I am trying to say is, if a ordinary brand shuttle can cost less than S$1, Yonex with the quantity of shuttle sold all over the world can do it at that price too.

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    That is a very good point regarding standard and quality. You can put up $10, $15, or $20 but still not sure what you are going to get. They vary a lot.

    BTW, a friend of mine has an interesting suggestion. Why can't shuttlecocks be made with synthetic feathers. In another word, "fake feathers". There ought to be smart people out there can figure this out. It probably won't be any cheaper but at least, they will last longer.

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    Technically, this is achievable but as we all know, somebody need to make a living out of this. I was told light bulb can be made to last the whole life. Who is going to shoot his own feet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bukitimah

    Even Yonex has 1 to 5 model with varies in weight. I know the intension is for training, etc but can't we stick to one common weight?
    The difference in weight is due to the environmental conditions, such as altitute and temperature.

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    not really if u're in china.Since the cheap but playable will only be around $3 to $6..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smichz View Post
    not really if u're in china.Since the cheap but playable will only be around $3 to $6..
    hey Smichz, can i ask u if the shuttlecock brand 'AN-YU' is a chinese brand? when my friend first sold me for AUD18 per dozen, i thought i was ripped off for a cheap chinese brand but its quality turns out to be much better and longer lasting than yonex, yang yang and RSL shuttlecocks. you guys should try AN-YU shuttlecocks =)

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    i never heard of that brand before.Any pics or does it have any english name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smichz View Post
    i never heard of that brand before.Any pics or does it have any english name?
    yeap..those pics are here.. they sound like chinese name though
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    Lol they call them "Birds" XD
    I really agree that the shuttles are pricy, and wayyy too pricy here in montreal
    The reason why some region's shuttles are more expensive is that
    Every region has a Life's Cost (In french we call it "Le coût de la vie"
    for example, if you want to know which state in the USA is the most costy
    to live in, you can try to call 2 mcdonalds in every states (except
    vermont cuz there aren't any in there) and ask them for one BigMac's
    price. The states where the bigmac costs the most are relatively
    more expensive to live in. (Just an experiment some people did)
    Here, in quebec we did it with Poutines (french fries + cheese kurd + grayvee sauce)

    The same with Shuttlecocks; the price will vary in function of the
    life's cost in where we live.
    By the way, in Montreal-Laval, here, the YonexAerosensa-20
    shuttlecocks in Sports Experts,
    probably the most popular sports shop in here, are 34,99CA$ for a dozen
    (approx 29US$)

    Some clubs sell em for 22CAD/dozen. Way better =) but still too pricy
    as-40 should be 25$/doz..
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    World of sports sells As10 for 40SGD here. Thats overpriced for you

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    All due to bird flu...The whole world will eventually run out of feathers
    to make any more shuttles....

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    Never seen that before.I doubt that it's really sold in chinese market.Btw,make a search of bird brands n then tell me.If i have tried them,i'll tell u which one u should buy..

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    i agree shuttles are overprice... even plastic ones
    Carlton T-800's are 9.99 at Canadian Tire (i no lame but onli plave close by that had shuttles) and theres onli 6 in a tube...
    Feathers Cost Pretty Similar here cept they just dont last...

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    If you guys want good shuttles at a nice price take a plane to hkg then bring some(example 100 tubes of rsl tourney No I at 85hkg$/each not so expensive),or buy a factory ,do sme shuttles then sell them at a chaep price at original cost(without any tax or marginal value),
    yonex need money to pay advertising ,to give pocket money to lin dan ........
    want they give some free racket to the good player........
    shuttles are not so expensive when you see the job done by chinese girls
    during all the process of makinf a shuttle!!!!!!!!
    in case feather are too expensive go for plastic shuttle!!!
    MING

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    why not to china then?Since birds in HK is definitely more expensive than in china.Do u know this?A feather shuttle is made of a 1 1/2 goose total feathers?I knew it during a match,n the commentator said that.So,no wonder it's expensive.But i'm glad there's still birds that is sold around 2 USD a dozen in china,for the outdoor fun.So,more ppl can afford it n play the game.

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