08-02-2008, 05:56 PM #86
08-02-2008, 06:19 PM #87
08-06-2008, 04:15 AM #88
09-06-2008, 09:39 PM #89
this is an interesting topic
Is there any test or review available? to compare 300/350 and 500
Can we use machine to hit the ball with constant force and measure the distance they travel?
09-07-2008, 12:03 AM #90
Asians are poorer than North Americans yet almost no Asian, even those who are beginners, will play with plastics except on the beaches and in country parks. Herein lies the difference. Asians know the break-even point of plastics vs feathers and they have overwhelmingly chosen : feathers for the courts and plastics for the beaches. This is I believe why North Americans just don't make the cut in competitive badminton because of a large portion of its "raw materials" are being fed on a diet of plastics which ill-prepares them for the real world of badminton.
09-07-2008, 01:28 PM #91
Not a question whether North Americans are or are not poorer than Asians. Its a simple question of what is available. No matter how rich we are, or how easy it is to order online, shipping batches of feather birdies month after month is a hassle. Why bother with that when plastic birdies are readily available at a cheaper price. Yes, we do not enjoy the game as much, but the fact is, Asians live in a super saturated market of feather, and North Americans are the exact opposite.
Simple question of why Canadians import Japanese beef to eat. Its such a hassle, especially through immigration, and not to mention the high cost. The only reason would be because Japanese beef tastes much better, but ordering beef every month is such a hassle. While on the other hand, Canadian beef is readily available at the supermarket outside my house, at a cheaper price and convenience as well. Ultimately, what enters our mouth comes out the same way, which is besides the point in this huge metaphor.
I believe the Carlton F1's are durable and comparable to Mavis 350's from what I heard, although I have not personally yet been able to try the F1's. F1's are pretty rare here. Half a dozen of Mavis 350's may cost as much as a dozen medium grade feather birdies from MBS. and imo, mavis 350's medium break too easily, both cork and skirt.
Last edited by ray_mond; 09-07-2008 at 01:31 PM.
09-07-2008, 05:46 PM #92
09-07-2008, 05:54 PM #93
The comparison“analogy made with beef is moot, I think, as the cost difference is extreme between good quality domestic beef and imported top-quality japaneese beef.
Each individual feather shuttle is actually less expensive than the plastic shuttles, so the metaphor is not really comparable at all.
09-07-2008, 07:35 PM #94
09-08-2008, 03:26 AM #95
But I see you point :-)
That makes the analogy with the beef and shuttles even more inaccurate :-) :-)
Also check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_beef (off topic)
Last edited by twobeer; 09-08-2008 at 03:29 AM.
09-08-2008, 03:32 AM #96
10-21-2008, 10:21 PM #97
10-21-2008, 10:25 PM #98
What's the basis for declaring one variety of beef as 'the best beef in the world'?
Merely because the Japanese say so?
Merely because someone says so?
Who is this judge that has tasted every variety of beef there is?
Finally, what's all this beef about beef in this Mavis thread?
10-21-2008, 10:51 PM #99
huh? why are u guys talking about beef here??
10-22-2008, 03:28 AM #100
RM400/steak, good taste, good texture
RM40/steak, good taste, good texture (almost same to the RM400 beef)
RM16/steak, good taste, good texture, excellent value for money (almost same to RM40 beef)
but, at least i did eat that once and not paid by me......
11-05-2008, 01:44 AM #101
i don't think anyone really understands, but MAVIS 300S ARE A !@#$load better then EVERY OTHER PLASTIC
11-05-2008, 02:44 AM #102
on the beef topic:
kobe beef is promoted like gucci or lululemon products.
To me, i don't eat anythng is 50%+ fat. Fat is cheap (free), why pay $100/lb for it?? Of course it melt in your mouth, so why not bite into butter, it's even more tender than kobe beef. I' am blessed with excellent Alberta beef over here, tender and juicy with only 1-2% fat and i get to taste 98-99% beef flavor. Even Japanese imports alot of US and Canadian beef annually.
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