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02-18-2011, 01:18 PM #1
Best shuttlecocks to buy in $14-$16 price range?
I'm looking for the best-bang for the buck shuttles in the $14-$16 dollar price range. I am located in CA, USA, so any place with free/low shipping and tax free is highly desired.
I've tried religent oranges for $14 from SGVBC, good flight but very lacking in durability
I've tried D&A yellow for $16, pretty good but i think i can get something better.
D&A orange and black are trash to me.
I've gotten Aerosensa 20's for $19, I'm satisfied but again out of my price range.
I am thinking about hi-qua blue's from mybadminstore for about $17, but that price is really pushing my limit.
Badminton warehouse has alot of shuttles in this price range such as mmoa-86, youhe 500, tactic zinc, and tronex. Has anyone tried these shuttles?
I know aeroplane are generally regarded as best bang for the buck, but it is out of my price range. If aeroplane EG was on a scale of 100, how would you rate your recommended shuttle RELATIVE to the aeroplane EG? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
02-21-2011, 05:30 PM #2
I guess you have to take into account of how many tubes you use normally. In general, Aeroplane Black (EG) is about 1.5 times durable than D&A yellow, then assume you use one tube Aeroplane a month, for a year,
Aeroplane Black (EG) $20*12=$240
For D&A Yellow $16*12*1.5=$288
If you use a lot every month, then go for one or two boxes of 50 tubes and you will get discounted price anyway.
$14-$16 is not a cost effective price range. Those listed at badmintonwarehouse is not durable. Also the HIQUA blue at mybadmintonstore is not the HIQUA blue here in USA, the later is on par with Aeroplane Black (if not, then at least on par with Aerooplane RED).
One more thing, don't buy any other Yonex shuttlecocks because they are simply not cost effective. Only Yonex shuttlecocks you should buy are AS50/40, because no one else makes them.
02-22-2011, 02:33 AM #3
Here's my situation.
After a few weeks of playing at the club there are basically 4 uses of birdies that I noticied. Aeroplane red (people who work there), AS-30 (higher level players and some college students), DHS 306 and D&A black (the older generation who go to the club on a consistent basis).
Against ppl who fork out the aeroplane and AS's, I have no problem bringing out a high-mid to high tier shuttle. Now against people who use the DHS and D&A black, I rather bring out something "cheaper." Most game uses up 4 birdies anyways (regardless of low or high quality shuttles), if i bring out a high quality shuttle that is actually durable, I'll just be saving 2 people's cheap shuttles. At the same time i've been spoiled by aeroplane black a few years back so I dont want to be buying the same crap either. Actually thinking some more the DHS306 actually performs very well at $9/tube but I figure I would compromise and wonder if there's anything worth getting at the mid level range.
Oh also, my partner and I are basically "strangers" at the club, we found ppl that split up a box D&A and DHS, but no one who orders aeroplanes by the box.
02-22-2011, 12:01 PM #4
The web site selling D&A list RSL No 5 $250 for 25 tubes, which I believe is a very good price in this grade range but I don't know if they still have in stock. RSL No5 is a lot better than D&A black in my experience.
Sure, you need two types of shuttlecocks, high grade and low grade, depends who is playing what. Aeroplane Black or Red is certainly not for recreational.
02-22-2011, 12:34 PM #5
go to shuttlecombo website and you'll find their own brand which is a fairly good price. I tested it and write a review on them in the forum, and I would say if you're looking for a well-priced shuttle this is alright. It won't last as long as the Aeroplane or the Chao Pai but it's a decent buy
02-23-2011, 12:02 AM #6
Can you elaborate on the difference between the mybadmintonstore hi-qua blue and the hi-qua blue from USA? both are in the $18-$20 dollar price range so i would imagine they would be the same?
I will need to need hit up shuttlecombo directly whenever I drive up north again, although I'd probably end up getting chao pai's.
02-23-2011, 01:43 PM #7
is obvious different from those at mybadmintonstore, where HIQUA RED appears to be the top grade. HIQUA purple is also different.
03-10-2011, 04:04 AM #8
hiqua reds from MBS was not worth my 20$
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