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    Default how to speed up heavy (nylon) shuttles?

    I recently bought a canister of Yonex Mavis 350s to try out, and they seem quite a bit heavier and slower than the feathers and nylons and I'm used to. Their speed is causing a lot of mishits and awkwardness, so is there a non-destructive way to speed these shuttles up rather than giving them up?





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    not sure as i never use plastics, but did you try trimming it with a pair of scissors?

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    use your palm and try to reduce the cone diameter of the nylon skirt.

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    Originally posted by kwun
    not sure as i never use plastics, but did you try trimming it with a pair of scissors?
    and make it look like a flower? hehe

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    Isn't a heavier nylon shuttle faster because a lighter shuttle is slowed down more by air resistance?

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    Originally posted by kwun
    not sure as i never use plastics, but did you try trimming it with a pair of scissors?
    hmm that won't ruin the strength of the feathers and cause it to tear?

    i'll take a crack tomorrow

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    dunno. worth a try. another way to do it is not to trim the end of the feather, but trim from the center. evenly on each "feather" so the shape of the overall birdie is the same but with less dense feathers.

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    Another thougt : you may put a little screw in the cork. It gets even more heavier, but i think it should go faster then.

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