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
Re-tried a tube of YangYang 300B recently and must say quality has drop significantly since we last used it. Sigh sigh ...
We re-visited using the Li-Ning A300+ since prices for shuttles are set to rise (sooner or later).The A300+ shuttles seem to be lighter than what I remembered from the past.Doing a quick check at the end of the session reveals many A300+ shuttles with a warp-ed rib cage structure (after a number of smashes). Even so, the feathers seem to be in-tact on most of the shuttles with very few breakages.Probably will not be using both the 300B (many required) and the A300+ (costly) in the near future due to cost considerations.
Recently retried using the Yang Yang 300B at a friends game. Ribcage structure still not as solid since we were changing shuttles after few hard smashes. Feathers were not broken though, just that the shuttle wobbling with a deformed ribcage structure.
Must say these 2 well-known shuttles are nowadays like The Hulk being transformed into Pee-Wee Herman eg no longer providing the quality as per in the past.