ADIDAS Flieger Feather Shuttles [FS1... FS7]

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  1. speCulatius

    speCulatius Regular Member

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    Here is the Adidas shuttlecock lineup that will be available in Europe:
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    Again, they chose a German name and cover quite a wide price range. Looks like I'll get to test some of the better ones, but since I won't get to play much for the next one to two months, maybe one of you already tried them? How big is the difference between FS6 and FS7? Has anyone seen in store prices?
    Are any of the cheaper ones worth the money?

    I'm interested in your experience... until I have my own opinion.
     
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    35euros for a tube of top grade shuttles seems very expensive.. that's more expensive than AS50 here.
     
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    It's 35€ rrp (recommended retail price). I would expect them to sell for about 29€ just like as50.
    Haven't seen them in any store yet. Is there a release date?
     
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    speCulatius Regular Member

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    Tennistown.de has them for just below 30 (this is 2 more than AS40, no AS50 available, same price as Victor Master Ace), delivery within three business days, but in my opinion they're always on the more expensive side for shuttles. Haven't seen them anywhere else. Since I won't get to play with the tube (FS7 or FS6, I don't even know) that's on the way to my home until August, I started this thread.
     
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    As long as Adidas don't have a license of official shuttle for my state (NRW same state as @speCulatius play) it's useless to buy it. I can't use it at ranking tournaments or league games. IMO a must if you wanna sell shuttles in Germany or make contracts with clubs. You need to have NRW for season 19/20 in your pocket to get a feet into the door of Germany. A very big part of Germany. And as long as I get shuttles at half or third of the price in a shop from the clubs I play, I will never spend such amount of money for a training shuttle. Adidas makes the same mistake like before (not buying the license for NRW for around 800€) to join the serious shuttle game.
     
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    Doesn't look too good for Adidas.
    Haven't seen those shuttles beside tennistown.
    A few weeks ago when I tried to order some mid-range shuttles for testing (I think it was fs4) tennistown told me that it's out of stock and not available anymore.
    They still list them on their website thou... Maybe they stocked up on them again.
     
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    Just got a tube of FS7 for around €23. Try to review it later ;)
     
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    Yeah, had a quick browse of prices here in UK and found the FS7 at £19.99. Same price as AS30 at the same shop, so if they're close to being real A grade feathers, it should be a no brainer. Tried a similar ish shuttle at decathlon recently at the same price point, so would be interesting to compare between the two.
     
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    FS7 comes with consistent flight paths across the birds. This is the factor which is very concerning to me. Time and again, there are slight "lateral drift" during the flight for a couple of birds in one tube of Victor Mater Ace.
    But as a fast consuming thing, I will for the time being stick to Lining A+300 cos it's cheaper than FS7 and Master Ace and still meet my demand in flight consistency.
     
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    I finally bought some to test... While I do get a discount on some ADIDAS things, shuttles are not included. I bought them at a regular shop that had a 20% discount, so I paid about the price for the AS20 (FS6) and AS30 (FS7), but normally the prices would compare to the AS40 and AS50, I believe.

    The first look doesn't show much difference between the two and not much difference to the AS30. I didn't get to play with them yet.
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    The tubes are slightly longer than all others I've seen so far and they look great it matt black.
     
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    I also got a tube of FS6 with that discount sitting at home and waiting to be tested. First optical impression is really good I would say. But as always, the court will tell the truth!
     

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