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Thread: what shuttles you guys prefer?
06-21-2002, 11:10 AM #52
At the Orange County Badminton Club, a US national training center, you are REQUIRED to use THEIR shuttles. They are sold at their pro shop in a tube with the club name printed on it, and the club logo is on the cork sticker. There is a sign posted in the club stating that if you are caught using any other shuttle, you will be told to leave and your membership will be permanently revoked.
Now I realize this is done to bring in cash for the club, but it just struck me as a little extreme. Do any of your clubs outside the US do this?
I don't know who manufactures the OCBC shuttles, but they did not seem to be as good as Yonex.
06-21-2002, 12:45 PM #53
That's very extreme. But is the price of a shuttle exhorbitant?
Last edited by Cheung; 06-21-2002 at 12:48 PM.
06-21-2002, 01:00 PM #54
I would say screw em, that is FAR too extreme! I have never heard of anythin like that, pathetic. How much are these shuttles per tube?
06-21-2002, 01:05 PM #55
Californian: Would they consider charging "corkage" if you want to use your own shuttles?
06-21-2002, 04:12 PM #56
I've only been there a couple of times--once to watch the US Nationals, and once to play in a Yonex-sponsored tournament. In the tournament I played, they supplied each match with two free Yonex shuttles. In one long, hard singles match I played, we used up the freebies and had to buy the club shuttles. The per-shuttle price was about $1.60--not too bad (I just purchased a tube of 12 HiQuas for $13.00 at the San Gabriel club). We ended up having to use three club birds to finish the match.
That's one of those rules that probably isn't enforced often. After all, I'm sure they don't go around checking everyone's shuttles. Still, the rule is there, and if you happen to play the wrong person, you could get called on it.
06-25-2002, 06:58 PM #57
Unfortunately, we share the same as our fellow cattle-loving aussies and use not so good shuttles..although not epsilon, we use Green Pine..(dunno if better or worse compared to Epsilon) You guys in Australia used Green pine b4? It's not bad..not that great either..so-so..
But when I played in the NZ Open, I think we used the Yonex Tournament shuttles, I like it!!!! It even made me look like a semi-pro player heh..i.e a few drops and net shots that just touched the net and roll over ..better control and manipulation plus it doesn't get ruffled too easily when hitting slice shots with them.
When I used to play back in Malaysia..ages ago..when the dinasours roam, we use RSL shuttles..the orange ones I think..and sometimes the light green one.
But it's true what they say..once you've gone feather, you won't go back to plastic / synthetic/ nylon..
06-26-2002, 09:48 AM #58
06-26-2002, 09:13 PM #59
Victor Champion (green)
Lee's Club (Green)
Hi Qua Blue/Red
Victor Eagle (light blue)
Sea Lion (can't remember which label)
Prefer current shuttles.
Yonex shuttles are just too expensive here
08-13-2002, 11:06 PM #60
I recently tried CN Aplha (Gold) shuttles and they're very good!
It cost around the same price as the Yonex AS40 but the CN Alpha seems to be more durable.
08-14-2002, 09:57 AM #61
i would use the AS-3 to warm up and either the Victor or AS-5 for gameplay.
I use to play with Sealion and ProKennex back in M'sia but not anymore.
I also think the standard of Aeroplane has dropped tremendously.
But AS-5 is definitely expensive.... but very good.
08-30-2002, 10:34 AM #62
For all o you Melbourne people, I know a place in Glen Waverley that sells RSL shuttles for $15, $17, $24 and about 30 per tube depending on the type. Dunno if that's cheap or what, but if you guys are interested PM/email me, I'll give you his number.
08-30-2002, 01:52 PM #63
Currently I'm Using Yonex As-30 , As10, Aeroplane , Rsl Tourney and Gosen Red.
I think Yonex shuttles nowadays is not as consisten as before. Except if you buy the expensive ones. I'm not so sure.. the last time i disected a yonex cork , i found that they did put a screw inside the cork. Anyone had the same experience? Maybe for the weight. Nowadays none have been found.
Gosen ,Aeroplane and Rsl Tourney , what i can say that , their flight pattern is good, consistent. But don't really last that long.
Its hard to find a good cheap yet durable shuttles especially for hard hitters.
Sometimes when i play , i find that the different hall conditions does have an effect on flight pattern of the shuttles. For example if i use Gosen and As-30 in almost "vacummed area" so to speak , the shuttles last longer. But if i play in Big hall or stadium , it doesn't really last that long and the shuttles moves further if i use the same amount of energy to hit compare to the much enclosed area.
10-30-2002, 06:09 PM #64
What brand of shuttle do you guys use?
I tried HiQua orange, and blue and they don't last very long. I just bought a tube of Victor champion and HiQua red shuttle.
What shuttle do you guys use?
10-30-2002, 07:52 PM #65
Winex Tournament & Victor Champion.
Great shuttles but slightly more $$$ than others.
10-30-2002, 07:56 PM #66
R.S.L. Silver Feather
10-30-2002, 09:20 PM #67
10-30-2002, 09:49 PM #68
thank you modious. i much prefer people to dig out and continue old thread instead of starting a new thread asking the same exact question over and over again. so i am going to merge these two threads together.
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