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  • Plastic

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  • Feather

    858 64.66%
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    if you play feather matches then you most definitely must practice with feather. The feel and control of feathers are very different. Like even smashing and return a smash is different. When nylon players play with feathers the first time, they'll call feather slow but it's the way it flies.
    Go for duck feathers if you want practice but goose feather are the best to play matches with. Many companies like SOTX have duck feathers at the lowest grade of shuttles and then goose feather as the top grade. practice with the low grade and play with the higher grades. and the price difference for the duck and goose feathers are very different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhirata View Post
    I usually make use of used shuttles found in bins to practise, if they're still in good condition. Plastic shuttles are horrible.

    yes i do that too when i was a poor student hahaha plastic shuttles just feel wrong...

    If you have some $ to spare, can try ashaway practice shuttle (red/orange tube) cost around S$9.90 for 12(few yrs back), durability is better than AS10 IMO

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    in Terms of Yonex shuttles, which ones are most used for matches and/or training? AS-50? AS-20

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    Anyone please tell me what the differences are? I'm buying new birdies, and so, i' m wondering the Pros and cons of each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jchan04 View Post
    in Terms of Yonex shuttles, which ones are most used for matches and/or training? AS-50? AS-20
    lol i think 50s are int'l opens, while 40-30 is good enough nationally...so that leaves 20-15 pretty good for regional/provincials or any tournament wise...but 10s seems pretty bad to practice with..=\

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    just out of curiosity, how big of a difference in feel is there to you guys from feather to plastic.

    yea, i play with almost only plastic, though i do have feathers, for some reason, i keep wanting to save them..

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    I've used a feather once in 2 years of playing. I must be missing out.
    We use plastic at school, for training + matches

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    definitely feathers..kawasaki brand!good quality but the price is cheap.

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    Feather is the one, plastic is to small and doesn't have right feel like feather, who cares if feather is expensive.

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    For clear/smash/drives plastic aren't that bad, but they really suck for net play and drop shots

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    Plastic. It's kinda hard for a High-School student to afford feather birds :O

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    Plastic shuttlecocks
    Are for non-competitiveplay where the aim is to try and hit the shuttle to one another and not to allow it to land on the floor. If you want to have some fun with a beginner, and get him or her interested in the sport, this is definetely the one to go for.

    Feathered shuttlecocks
    For all and any kind of competitive play, where the aim is to kill off your opponent. With it's superior flight-path and solid visibility compared to plastic shuttlecocks,(where it gets difficult most of the time to spot the shuttle when it travels at high-speed) even for training this is what you should be using, if your goal is to be a competitive player.

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    I don't know why, but I get really annoyed when using plastic shuttles. I feel like I wasn't playing badminton at all, but i guess it's just me.

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    Not only is the feel different, the sound as well

    Quote Originally Posted by Dealucis View Post
    I don't know why, but I get really annoyed when using plastic shuttles. I feel like I wasn't playing badminton at all, but i guess it's just me.

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    Feather, but the damaged feather ones.

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    my club uses feather shuttlecocks that were used from the last social when we practice.

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    feathers of course..

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