Just ordered two dozen of Kawasaki King Kong 500 hybrid shuttlecocks. For the ones who never heard about it yet (found very few information about it online and none on the forum) these are goose feather shuttles with plastic skirt and composite cork. Kawasaki announces a shorten and automated production cycle which result in a pretty low cost shuttle at 13 euros the dozen and what is claimed to be a very consistent and durable one. Apparently the shuttle would last up to 3 sets or until the feathers are worn off as the skirt of the shuttle doesn’t break easily. I’m pretty excited to try it out as I’m looking for a durable practice “feather” or at least feather-like shuttle for drills and exercices and I’ll leave a review here as soon as I received the order and finished the tubes. In the meanwhile, below are more details about these shuttles.