Blog to show the internals of the shuttlecock used in the game of badminton.
Includes feedback on the shuttlecocks utilised, based on personal experience with them. Speed of shuttles is 77
UPDATE - New poll for your favourite brand of shuttlecocks as the previous poll was completed in 2015
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Fleet Platinum, F-9000, F-2002 and F-300
We do use Fleet shuttles from time to time, when our de facto standard is not available.
Of the following illustrated here, we have not use the F-300 before - found a sample in the badminton hall.
We discovered the F-2002 was not suitable for smashing games as the shuttles need to be changed after about three hits.
The F-9000 is pretty good quality but hard to came by. It is quite durable and retains the shape even after many hard hits.
The Platinum is the most expensive of the available models. It was our preferred birdie a number of years ago. Quality has drop since. Though the Platinum is still a good shuttle, it tends to be a bit light and the feathers tend to be unforgiving if the player hits it.
Cork structure for the shuttles seem to be the 3-layers, except for F-9000 which has 4-layers.
We currently prefer a different model of the Fleet shuttles. Will update once I open a tube.
Fleet Platinum, F-9000, F-2002 and F-300 in LHS->RHS
Fleet F-300, F-2002, F-9000 and Platinum in LHS->RHS