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    hble
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    Default Feather Shuttles

    I've always played with shuttles straight out of the tube, but then I was told by a veteran player last week that I should "wet" then first. Can somebody shead some light on this? Do you have to prepare feather shuttles before play? If so how?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Feather Shuttles

    What the fellow meant was that you can prolong the durability of your shuttles by hydrating it beforehand (48 hrs before playing).

    Check out the info on http://www.shuttlecock.com/Resources/Shuttlecock/index.php for more information on how to hydrate shuttlecocks.

    I do with my own feathers but because the club where I play provides the shuttles, they use them right out of the tube.

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    hble
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    Default Re: Feather Shuttles

    thanks

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    dave
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    Default Re: Feather Shuttles

    Keep your shuttles in the refrigeratot. This will keep the feathers moist. Hydrating them will prolong the life of your shuttle.

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    Norm
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    Default Re: Feather Shuttles


    I've had good results from steaming the birds.

    Open both ends of the tube and hold it over a steaming spout of a water pot. When steam rises through the top, cap both ends. This will keep the feathers moist and much less brittle.

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