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Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by dbswansea, May 30, 2013.
Anyone seen or tried these?
Quick googling results:
And slightly less informative...
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 ?
I'm not keen on the 2 tone skirt
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.
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.
Says the price if for 2 tubes.
It's on you then to let us know if they're worth it
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.
There you go - saved myself 20 quid.
Exactly what I was thinking.
Although we should realistically compare to Mavis 2000 or 300 instead of feathers.
@shosasakigamba : what are you comparing them with?
Comparing with 350 & 2000, 2000 is still the best plastic shuttle i have tried.
agree. 2 tone skirt really look silly
Tks. Yeah, I agree on the 2000.
It would be good to get other opinions/reviews.
Re the 2-tone skirt, you get used to it very quickly and it's a useful aid to visibility against difficult backgrounds.
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?
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...)
That's very strange... Over here in N. America, we can only get the yellow M2000, not the white!