Ashaway bird2

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  1. dbswansea

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    Oddly I saw them mentioned in some news article a month or 2 ago (about bird flu.. feathers etc.. ) and wondered what they were and why haven't I heard of them, I did a google then and found nothing.. it appears they have been launched now, I wonder what they are like ?
     
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    I'm not keen on the 2 tone skirt
     
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    I'm not keen on the price. It's not clear on the website whether the price is per dozen or per tube of 6 although I expect the former. Note also that there are shipping costs on top which would make these shuttles more expensive than AS50's. That can't be right, surely?

    I agree with db - the two tone skirt isn't very attractive.

    Paul
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    Nineteen quid a dozen?!? Unless these things last literally twice as long as a Mavis...

    Still, I'd like to try them out just for curiosity's sake:).
     
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    Says the price if for 2 tubes.
     
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    It's on you then to let us know if they're worth it :)
     
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    I was given a box of these to test.
    In brief the shuttle holds its speed well, there is a good bite on impact with the shuttle which makes for a rewarding smash.
    However the balance of the shuttle is wrong and almost too heavy. This makes net play impossible. The shuttle deforms and tears just as fast as a mavis shuttle. The cork separating from the plastic skirt over time. I wouldnt pay for these.
    Plaudits still go to Ashaway for trying something different. Still a shock to me that no manufacturers have perfected the synthetic shuttle.
     
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    There you go - saved myself 20 quid;).
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking.
     
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    Although we should realistically compare to Mavis 2000 or 300 instead of feathers.

    @shosasakigamba : what are you comparing them with?
     
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    Comparing with 350 & 2000, 2000 is still the best plastic shuttle i have tried.
     
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    agree. 2 tone skirt really look silly
     
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    Tks. Yeah, I agree on the 2000.
     
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    It would be good to get other opinions/reviews.
     
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    Re the 2-tone skirt, you get used to it very quickly and it's a useful aid to visibility against difficult backgrounds.
     
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    black is worse than white on the shuttle to make it easier to be seen. The yellow is best so far for a lot of badminton halls in the UK. Why don't they just make it just white or yellow?
     
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    I can only think they've gone two-tone so you can see at least half of it in whichever conditions you play, but I agree: yellow or white. (It still irks me that we can't get the M2000 in yellow...)
     
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    That's very strange... Over here in N. America, we can only get the yellow M2000, not the white!
     

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