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    Default Buying cheap feathers

    I'm tryin to make the conversion to all feather birdies that are reltively cheap/durable in the US, anybody know where I can get these?

    I used to play plastic but I hate playing plastic now, it's so unsatisfying and nobody plays plastic in a real tournament so ya, any recommendations on durable/cheap feather birdies?

    P.s. do you think clubs like sgvbc would let me pick up their leftoer trash birdies since my club is pretty low on money and in need of feather birdies?

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    there are no durable and cheap birdies, unfortunately.

    in fact, most cheap birides are approximately 75% of the price of the good ones, and they last less than 50% as long. if you do the math, it is actually more economical to get the more expensive ones.

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    Please PM DinkALot for RSL #4. Also, he is in LA area. You can drive to San Gabrial to pick up from him.

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    if u're in china,there'll be no problems.The cheap but playable is around 20-40rmb($3 to $6).How bout searching for some chinese brands shuttle?would it be cheaper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smichz View Post
    if u're in china,there'll be no problems.The cheap but playable is around 20-40rmb($3 to $6).How bout searching for some chinese brands shuttle?would it be cheaper?
    But consider the price vs. salary ratio, it's even more expensive for CHN locals for feather shuttle purchase.

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    I Have Found that Cheaper shutles are worth Using if in a hot and humid climate, perhaps bcause the quality of the shuttle is aided by the more suppleness the damper air gives the feathers.

    In colder and drier climates I found cheaper shuttles are not worth buying because they are just too brittle, and you use disproportionately more than the saving on purchasing (As Kwun said).

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    In China I used RSL No.5. They were acceptable, and lasted similar time length to more expensive RSL No. 1 (although they were not as consistent).

    In UK buying The same shuttles they break more frequently, whilst RSL No.1 still are very good.

    Perhaps this is because the shuttles are packaged in the more humid climate and then transported to the drier climate?

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    got some sosan green... $10/tube (15 tubes left), you pay shipping (prolly end up about $10 for shipping) is that cheap? =P

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    I no a place were i can get 6 feather shuttles for 2 bucks but there horrible

    they looked used before u even open the pack
    not durable
    1 Smash bam ... Need new bird
    big holes where feathers are, and it seems to be glued in ...

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    Post Cheap shuttles

    Hi guys,
    Usually "Good things are not cheap, Cheap things are not good". It depends on one's feeling of acceptability in usage relative to shuttles' pricings.U may get cheap duck feathers shuttles at RMB$30/- to around RMB$60/- per dozen in China. Do u call these "good"? There are so many duck feathers shuttles in China nowaday. This is partly because of bird flu n scarcity of supply for goose feathers from the north east region. Costs have gone up,so many suppliers even used "acceptable" but not the best feathers in these making process. Local there are using duck feathers shuttles for their games.
    Try it if u like......
    Lee

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    My dad bought some Victor Practice shuttles from China for about 5 dollars a tube. It was brand name, packaged well, decent quality, consistency and durability at a price you can't complain about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesd20 View Post
    I Have Found that Cheaper shutles are worth Using if in a hot and humid climate, perhaps bcause the quality of the shuttle is aided by the more suppleness the damper air gives the feathers.

    In colder and drier climates I found cheaper shuttles are not worth buying because they are just too brittle, and you use disproportionately more than the saving on purchasing (As Kwun said).

    Example:

    In China I used RSL No.5. They were acceptable, and lasted similar time length to more expensive RSL No. 1 (although they were not as consistent).

    In UK buying The same shuttles they break more frequently, whilst RSL No.1 still are very good.

    Perhaps this is because the shuttles are packaged in the more humid climate and then transported to the drier climate?
    hey mate, before the day you play just steam the tube of shuttles (boil some water in a kettle) that will take away the brittleness and make the shuttles last MUCH longer. It's what they usually do in most places.

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