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Thread: Shuttlecock suitable for UK area
03-02-2011, 06:49 PM #1
Shuttlecock suitable for UK area
so.. I want to upgrade my shuttlecock
I use Mavis 300 (medium speed, blue), but recently, I feel that it is too slow
based on yonex chart
I'm in Newcastle mountain area with pretty low temperature (usually around 0-10 Celsius) and no heater inside the building
should I go for red one? (not only because low temperature, but also because it is at higher area)
and is it Mavis 2000 fly pattern almost like the feather one? (I cannot afford feather as my play mates are beginner intermediate which means they would destroy the shuttlecock pretty fast)
I need a new tube asap, and it would be great if someone can help me, thanks
03-03-2011, 03:33 AM #2
Mavis 370 I believe. Try red, but we play in a cold hall and use Blue, albeit at a low altitude.
Where are the mountains in Newcastle?
03-03-2011, 03:46 AM #3
Avenger, which part of Newcastle are you at? I'm currently in Newcastle too and from Indonesia as well.
I would recommend trying red too. I normally use blue and has no problem with it but I think it's just personal preference.
03-03-2011, 06:56 AM #4
03-03-2011, 09:31 AM #5
03-03-2011, 10:24 AM #6
Mavis 2000 are the top of the range, and the price difference is pretty negligible, so that's what I would (and do) get. They're still *totally* different from feathers though.
There shouldn't be any speed difference between the 300 and 2000, so I'd properly test your current shuttles to see if they are actually too slow ( http://www.badminton-information.com/shuttlecock.html ).
I play in an unheated hall, which always feels cold, but blue is definitely the right speed for us - reds are way too fast, and completely ruin the game.
03-03-2011, 12:12 PM #7
So are Mavis 2000 "better" than 300's or 370's?
03-03-2011, 04:57 PM #8
03-04-2011, 08:34 AM #9
However i find that 370 (medium/blue) is faster than 300/350/2000 (medium/blue).
My ratings (have bought shuttles from direct-sports and centralsports in UK for the last 6 years):
"Best flight" - 2000/370/350&300
Fastest (medium/blue) - 370/350&2000/300
Most durable - 350/2000 & 300/370
Of course none is close to feathers, but for clears and smashes I think Mavis 2000 is the one which imitates a feather best. Net shots (stops and tumbles) are a far cry from feathers......
YMMV / mats
03-10-2011, 03:30 PM #10
I got mine few days ago
it looks like feather, in term of shape, unlike Mavis 300 which is no where looks feather
let me tried it this Saturday, tried to use it in the living room, initial impression: looks good
can't wait to try it
next year I will bring around 4-5 tubes feather shuttlecock from Indonesia where I can get one tube for US $6-7 / £4
03-20-2011, 05:14 AM #11
after I used it for 3 session (1 1/2 hour each)
I think what wirre said is right
blue is perfect for Newcastle
maybe I only want better shuttlecock
Mavis 2000 imitates feather flying pattern and a little bit faster than 300 which is I like it
however, it is not too durable? (the plastic ripped easily)
I need one for one Mavis 2000 per one session while I can use 1 Mavis 300 for 3-4 sessions
want to meet somewhere and play badminton?
I will not go back in easter while my friends go back so I have no playing partner
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