I WILL NEVER, EVER, EVER PLAY WITH THESE SHUTTLES. AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU. Why? Okay. Currently, we have feather shuttles, made from feathers (duh), jute and cork. Here's Victor now, wanting to replace that with....Styrene foam and carbon fiber? And their reason? "It will last longer". This is correct. The Feather shuttle will biodegrade, whereas the Carbosonics WILL STAY IN LANDFILL FOREVER. This is progress??? This is such a retrogressive step that I'm completely flabbergasted. In fact, I'm so disappointed that this product even got made that I'm seriously considering dumping all of my Victor products. It's already bad enough that strings and rackets go into landfill, but now Victor wants us to put shuttle into landfill as well?? Lazy, stupid and irresponsible beyond words.