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Thread: Durable Shuttlecock
08-20-2008, 06:49 PM #1
Im a backyard player. I love playing, and although I dont plan on getting into serious playing, I would like a better more durable shuttlecock than I use now (These ones cost $2 for 6 with rubber not cork). Is there a nice durable shuttlecock out there that isnt too expensive (Maybe $10 for 12). Ive read about durablility between feather and nylon, but either is good for me
08-20-2008, 06:56 PM #2
i think yonex mavis 300/350 would work for u in this case.
08-20-2008, 07:16 PM #3
Feather is a no go for backyard players. Plastic or Nylon is your best option since they are cheap and last very long.
08-20-2008, 08:05 PM #4
Whats the difference in speed and color? I mean I get what they mean, but for a beginner, will I notice a difference in speed and is color just for visibility?
08-20-2008, 08:11 PM #5
Plastic shuttlecocks come in yellow or white. Depending on your surrounding colours the colour of the shuttlecock will vary. The speed of the shuttlecock is based on the temperature of the playing area.
08-20-2008, 08:17 PM #6
1) Medium speed Mavis is fine for all US weather.
2) I have 1 tube (6 shuttle) Mavis 7 and 1 tube Mavis 300 medium speed I can sell you for $10 total plus $2 s/h. Total for $12. PM me if you are interested.
08-20-2008, 08:20 PM #7
Thanks you all.
Im thinking of going with Mavis 350 Medium Speed, white. Ive never had issues with my white shuttles, so why change and I read online in the US where I live, Medium speed is usually good.
08-20-2008, 08:28 PM #8
Actually, I just realized there are only 6 in a tube. Are there any cheaper options? I mean unless these last that much longer, in which case I could just get 6 and have a better shuttle that lasts longer.
08-20-2008, 08:36 PM #9
08-20-2008, 08:48 PM #10
One more thing. Do the cork tips on these break off. I got 3 with my Badminton net and within a very short time day, I broke 2 shuttles. Skirt was fine, but the corks broke off. Thanks
PS Im leaning towards getting just 6 Mavis 350 shuttles.
08-20-2008, 09:02 PM #11
08-20-2008, 09:47 PM #12
A lot of the corks from my tubes broke off. But that's probably just abuse from smashing them against a wall.
08-21-2008, 03:21 PM #13
Do any online stores ship for a reasonable price? I mean I want $9 Shuttles, but the shipping is $10. I have no need to buy more than one tube. What are the most popular stores you all use? Thanks
08-21-2008, 03:45 PM #14
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08-21-2008, 05:03 PM #16
What do you mean I got offered a great deal and looked elsewhere? I was just wondering where you all buy, so I can purchase from a site I can trust and has the best prices.
08-21-2008, 05:47 PM #17
silentheart is one of the most trustworthy sellers of badminton products you'll meet. Sure, I've never bought anything from him, but he's already dealt with many other members here with many items over $100.
His offer to you for Mavis shuttlecocks is probably the best you'll be able to find over the internet, your only other options are to buy cheapo shuttles from some random place, or fork over more money at a local sports retailer.
Most players here have in-person contacts to supply them shuttles at discounts, or buy in bulk online (eg. 10 tubes+).
In my opinion, you're not going to find many good stores that will have S&H less than 10 dollars, so buying a single tube online will probably result in you paying more for the S&H than the product. Only buy online if you know someone with a deal, or plan to buy a lot.
Mavis shuttles will last a long time unless you abuse them and bat them against the fence or a tree. They're also of high quality and play many times better than something from the dollar store.
Lastly, lol @ the amazon link. I assume shipping will overtake the price of the shuttles indefinitely,
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