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Thread: Mavis 2000 Review
08-05-2009, 05:17 PM #86
This would be kind of like to compare which racket graphite-shaft would produce the "fastest" drop shot
I am pretty sure some pros would use natural gut if the performance was superior, as they can easilyy have 5 rackets restrung and ready for each match..
You yourself has on other occasions (discussing F1 etc) correctly pointed out that at high-end, durability is not the prime factor...
09-02-2009, 12:42 PM #87
Never really used plastic shuttles much before, so I guess I won't be able to make any very useful comparisons.
Anyway, my club just bought a whole load of Mavis 2000s to see if they're really *that* bad.
IMO, they really are.
Hits don't sound or feel "crisp" - you just get kind of a dull thud.
They're also far too slow - "medium" speed M2000s are much slower than even 77 speed feathers (78 usually being the appropriate speed for where we play).
We all noticed our clears taking more effort, smashes being slower, and low serves often falling short. You don't get the same feel on netshots either.
I'd take even the cheapest feathers ahead of these - eg. We use some <£9 Kason feathers at another place I play.
09-09-2009, 03:31 AM #88
Hope oneday plastic shuttle will be able to replace feather because SHUTTLE is starting to get real expensive in MSIA...
average about RM55 a tube...
07-19-2011, 11:18 AM #89
So what's the latest on this score??
07-19-2011, 03:27 PM #90
07-19-2011, 04:32 PM #91
Thanks, visor, for the update.
07-19-2011, 05:07 PM #92
The thing I really hate about plastic shuttles above everything is the feeling upon impact with the racket, it just feels really bad, if they could replicate the feel of a feather shuttle, then I reckon more people would use them for training. Where possible I always use feathers.
08-03-2011, 12:34 PM #93
Can anybody compare the speed of these things to the equivalent M300? We use mediums. Also, have the M2000 appeared in yellow in UK yet? Our club is going to give them a try pretty soon, we think.
08-03-2011, 02:44 PM #94
08-04-2011, 03:38 AM #95
08-05-2011, 06:51 PM #96
My M2000 heads broke very quickly. First they start turning and then they just come off.
08-05-2011, 07:39 PM #97
08-16-2011, 02:43 PM #98
M2000 (med) review
We tried some of these last week, and I was pleasantly surprised by them. The flight characteristics are definitely more feather-like - a number of smashes that came at me rocketed off the other guys' rackets but slowed down enough for me to do something constructive with them. The brakes coming on was very noticeable.
The mediums play slightly faster than the equivalent M300 to begin with, but they slow down gradually as they're hit and end up roughly commensurate. Durability is very good indeed - we smacked one around for a good two hours and there was still no "ellipticity" of the skirt - I think the new lift ring helps bolster things up. The only fly in the ointment was that the pointy feather "tips" tend to break off, and this led to one very amusing smash where the skirt got tangled - the shuttle made a 45 degree upward turn in mid-air and ended up flying a good three feet out the back.
In short, a significant improvement over the 300 in every possible way IMHO.
08-16-2011, 03:02 PM #99
might be an improvement, but still lack the feel of a feather shuttle, if they could incorporate "feel" into the shuttle, then they might be onto a better shuttle.
08-16-2011, 03:41 PM #100
^^Anything with better feel would have to be made with a harder plastic which unfortunately will be more brittle and break easily. Thus making it not much more economical than feathers.
08-16-2011, 10:47 PM #101
http://www.badmintonwarehouse.com/Yo...cocks_s/35.htm for only USD $11 per can. That's only $2 more than a can of 300's.
In my opinion, the M2000 is so much better than the M300 that I would pay double for them over 300's. So a mere $2 more per can for M2000's is a great value. It will be a great day when we see an advance on the M2000 plastic shuttles as big as the M2000 was over the M300.
08-17-2011, 01:05 AM #102
If we play with plastic instead of feathers is purely in terms of durability of the birdie (hence the cost overall). The M2000 I concur (and everyone who tried it with me) is great in terms of flight etc but the plastic 'feathers' get deformed too fast and the flight is compromised. It also breaks more quickly than the M500G we usually use making it doubly not interesting. I still have 3-4 tubes at home which I must use in fact. There is no point keeping it. It is not currently available here and had to be imported.
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