Yonex shuttle speed, where's it written on the tube?

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  1. techno79

    techno79 Regular Member

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    I've purchased a tube of Yonex AS 30 shuttles but at the time of purchase, I didn't know what speed they were (e.g. 77, 78, 79). I've had a look on the tube but I can't see anything to indicate what speed it is. How can you tell?

    TIA
     
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    Hi, Yonex uses a different speed system such as 2, 3, etc.
     
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    So far I've been using RSL, yonex and protech. Yonex no. 2 is equivalent to RSL/Protech 77 (and not 76) while 3=78

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    The bottom cap which is flat. It shows speed 1-5.
     
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    Don't be too picky about the speed. It depends how fresh your shuttles are. Some areas(Asia) in the world get them in better conditions (more fresh) compared to Europe. Some steam them, which will make them slightly faster. Just do the speed test and maybe bend the feathers slightly. This will always lead to a playable shuttlecock at the correct speed. I uses Yonex, Speed 3 and can play all season with it. If it's really hot, you must bend every forth, but it will always be the correct speed. Can't agree about the fact that RSL 78 = Yonex 3. RSL 78 is also during winter (league games) pretty fast. Never ever the same speed as Yonex 3.
     
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    I live in asia near to the equator (tropical climate) and the shops here only sell 2 speed variants: 2 (77) and 3 (78). We always play with 2 or 77. 3 and 78 are both too fast. I cannot speak for European countries and how fast the shuttles are there, but in here 2 = 77 and 3=78

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    This isn't true that Yonex Speed 3 (japanese System) equals Speed 78 (international System). Yonex Speed 3 is closer to 77 of e.g. RSL than 78 of RSL. Yonex Speed 3 is made for 22°C to 27°C (Source: Yonex) and 77 grains for 20°C to 25°C (Source: Rules). This means that Speed 3 nearly the same as 77 grains. 78 grains is for 14-19°C. If your shops have Yonex Speed 2 in the shops, they should stock 76 instead of 78 for your climate. I can verify that this system is correct. 77 RSL are on par with Yonex 3.
     
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    Hi ucantseeme, I sense your tone is a bit condescending but fret not, I took no offence. I understand that, just like any other forum, low post count equals to zero credibility so I'm afraid you just have to believe me when I say I am good enough/have been playing long enough to tell the difference if I play with shuttles with different speeds, or this discussion will go nowhere.

    People in my club usually play with both no. 77 and 2, and I can verify they are the same; if there is any difference then it's negligible. In fact, I can interchange yonex no. 2 with RSL (or other brands) no. 77 and no one in the club can tell the difference, whereas when we are playing with no. 78 or no. 3, the shuttles will fly all over the place; every now and then, there is always someone who buys the wrong speed.

    I currently reside in Brunei but I originally came from Indonesia; both countries are very near to the sea (where humidity is very high, probably 100% RH), altitude is around sea level and temperature around 30-33 degC all year long. I can see that the OP is from UK and because you mentioned winter games earlier I guess probably you are from Europe too, so probably your experience is more valid to him than mine. That does not make what I said isn't true.

    Anyway, we have strayed from the point. I have said all I can say so if you still "disagree" (I still don't understand how someone can disagree with someone else's experience but okay), let's just agree to disagree.
     
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    Sorry for beeing harsh to you. I'm not that person who credits people by posts and likes.

    I just don't agree with the part that Speed 2 = Speed 77 and Speed 3 = Speed 78. My experience is different. The charts also say something different.

    I regular play Yonex Shuttles, due a sponsorship/contract of my club. I also came across many other shuttles because of tournaments and league games and I agree that a very few brands are off. E.g. Oliver or Yang Yang.

    I can say that RSL(77), Babolat(77) Victor(77) and Yonex(3) are same speed. It's often possible that you get 1 or 2 of 12 out of the tube which are off-speed. Some people steam their shuttles, others not. I also made the experience that opponents during league games bend the feathers to prevent hitting out or to slow down the smashs of the opponents. I normally test the speed and let my opponent do the same.

    All in all the correct speed has a window (back of the court area) where it must land. If not you can bend.
     
  11. Charlie-SWUK

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    Hi,

    A YY 3 is about a 77. Even when compared to Li Ning 78s, they fall around a foot closer from the speed test.

    P.S please also note that shuttles can have different flight trajectories based on their production. I personally find that tri-layer cork shuttles fly faster than normal. So be aware other factors can alter how speeds compare.

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    The Yonex speed system is different from the rest of the brands out there.
     
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    1,2,3,4 like that. I like yonex 's , use Japanese speed.
     

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