What do you guys do with empty shuttlecock tube?

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  1. flash jawa

    flash jawa New Member

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    I think it is a waste to just throw them away. Any idea guys?
     
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    Well, not very inventive, but I use cut tubes as pencil holder, paperclip holder and coupon holder.
    When the kids were younger, they used them to make rocket ships and tunnels for toy cars. :)
     
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    Build a bed if your wife or partner kick you out of the bedroom or lock you out of the house.
     
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    I use mine to keep some small badminton accessories. Currently I have replacement over grips, 2 packets of string, foldable scissors, pen and a small roll of tape. I also have a resealable bag with first aid stuff that I shove in the tube. The tube keeps it all organized and stops my scissors and pen from destroying my bag.
     
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    @xzavire , that's great idea for the first aid kit. Thanks!
     
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    Why? Use it as backup racket, of course!
    (Anyone remember Lin Dan and Bao Chu Lai's exhibition game? Was that in LA?)
     
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    Did they actually use the tubes to play?!
     
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    For a point or two, yeah.
     
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    Can't really think of a sustainable re-use of the tubes.

    Good thing is that they are mostly made of cardboard and should be ready to recycle. Unlike tennis balls tubes which are made of plastic..
     
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    And damn good accuracy and power they had too... just with the flattened tubes!
     
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    I use the tube for my refurbished shuttles. Yes I am pulling feathers and gluing them together again. We don't reuse them in club play, only for warm up so I use some when playing with my boy, and stocks are pilling up.
     
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    it can be glued and used as a pennies box
     
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    Could be used to train smashes like how Lee jae Bok teaches..but the troublesome thing is that you need someone else also
     
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    I have seen kids glued 3 of them together, tied a string to hang across the shoulder, and used it as a manual shuttle dispenser for training.
     
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    that's a brilliant idea.
     
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    Camera stand, "target board", obstacles, keep usable recycled shuttles, simple ruler.
     
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    My friend has his own Origami business & uses empty tubes to ship things like Origami flowers.

    Saves him a bit on packaging.
     
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