Shuttlecocks are seriously overpriced?

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by vagpwner, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. phandrew

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    having a big font is just wasting room in a thread.
     
  2. taneepak

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    BTW, how much do you pay for a tube of RSL Classic, Aeroplane Black Label, and Hi-Qua Red?
     
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    we use chicken shuttles. hear me right chicken shuttles. they cost like 2$ a tube and last really long but they are not meant for serious play, just recreation. but if someone made it better(yonex)instead of our local chaps, im sure its feasible
     
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    Much more room on the thread could be saved by folks making comments based upon the Badminton content of a thread rather than the style used by the author! I have noticed on this and other forums that those who make the most errors, such as lack of proper capitalization and punctuation, misspelling of even common words, and wandering off subject, are the first to criticize others!!

    I recommend that when using a Quote, please 'CROP OUT' the parts of the Quote that do not regard the Reply. That way, it is easier for the reader to determine what in the previous thread, which he has already read, the Reply is actually about, and saves rereading the entire previous thread just to figure it out!!

    PS: I always endeavor to make my Reply as clear as possible, and do not resort to using colors, fonts, or other options to send a 'secret message' about the true intent of my Reply!!

    PPS: These threads are written by people from all over our world, and no one should hesitate to Reply due to their limited English language skills. However, we should each compose the best message that we can, and then take the time to edit it to ensure that it is clear, accurate, easy to read, and positive!!

     
  5. taneepak

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    Consistent with the title of this thread, I would like to know the range of prices some of you are paying for some of the top brand goose feathers.
     
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    No wonder there is a CLEAR generation gap.

    Be careful when you are playing badminton at this age, any accident you may break your bones.

    Thanks.
     
  7. Bozmo

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    Lee's Badminton in GTA Ontario selling AS50s on sale for $25 CAD tax in.
     
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    Wow!! bargain price for the worlds greatest shuttle :D

    /Twobeer
     
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    are the other AS-## on sale too?
     
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    They only had AS50 when I was there. =/
     
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    I expect the price there to go up 15% after the existing stocks are sold out, due to the appreciation of the Chinese currency.
     
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    you mean both gst and pst included?
     
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    yes they are overpriced too much, i am getting 100 dozens from a chinese factory directly at $9 per dozen. I've tested a few, i feel they are much better than the ones sell $14+ in the US, they are comparable to those $18 ones. anyone want some?
     
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    Mavis 500's - get them... unless you're elite or money isn't an issue.

    My group just had 2 hours of good fun and the shuttle's still in very good shape... 1 tiny broken bit...

    Yes feather cock's are very expensive, more expensive than golf balls... I use premium golf balls and they're about 70 AUD for a dozen but I use on average 1.5 a round...

    One tube a session is exxy... (our shuttles last about 2/3 of a game)

    Mavis people MAVIS!!!
     
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    Using Mavis in real badminton is like using range balls on golf rounds... Not very fun.. but if you are a cheapo...

    /Twobeer
     
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    my club is using SOTX Bs-201 and they are £6.49 a tube is about half the price of the aerosensa 10
     
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    I wonder how's the performance about BS-201? If decent for the price, I don't mind to take a try at my local club. :rolleyes:
     
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    well my club have just switched and a few ppl have moaned about the speed (77) they say its too fast, but with the last order i got a tube of 78 and this seems a bit slower. mind you my local club know nothing about badminton really they just play, with gloucestershire we play with speed 78 yehlex (the purple one cant remember which that is :) ).


    i dunno why the 78 seems slower but it does :S
     
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    Thanks.

    Besides the speed, anything to say regarding impact feeling, flight pattern and durability? :rolleyes:
     
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    initially they felt quite light to play with, but nice control we've only had them at club for 3 weeks now and we play with 2 courts for 2 and a half hours and we still havnt used a whole tube in a night though saying that we arnt very fussy about the odd missing feather, even with a missing feather they fly fine, i recommend you get a tube to test. i dont know whether it was a different temp/humidity in the hall tonight but they werent lasting very well whereas the first week we tried them they lasted ages, im gunna try different storage places as there a bit dry atmo.
     

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