Maybe it is a movement to protect the goose or duck? I am supportive of this idea: 1. It will protect the animals from which the feathers come from - giving a guilt-free image of the sport; 2. It will cost less for the organisation organising the tournaments - if it cost less for one shuttle it is already a saving and if the shuttle is twice as durable it will reduce cost even more; 3. Feathers will be required even less. If the pros are using plastic, the amateurs will follow suit as well. And the cost worldwide will be lowered; and 4. It'll be interesting to see what kind of stuffs the top pros will be doing with plastic shuttles.