Friday, September 1, 2017

Ling Mei Golden

A friend recently switch to the following brand and model of shuttles after trying out various shuttlecocks available in the Johor and Singapore market.

Tube colours for the Golden

Ling Mei states it is a China branded product. Searching the China market for the Golden, there is clearly no such model as Ling Mei uses numeric designation(s) in PRC. My guess for the most likely equivalent is the L-10 (see pix below), based on the colour of the sticker on the back of the shuttle head.

Ling Mei line-up

How does the shuttle fare?

Durability - Enough to last a set most of the time, for a game with about 50% smashing. Very apparent once the shuttle need to be replaced. 

Performance - Nice and consistent performance at the proper speeds. Shuttle itself does not feel heavy nor light - in the middle.

Cost - At RM68 per tube in the shop in Johor, it is priced at the lower end of the upper bracket.


In summary, this shuttle provides a good alternative to the established products with similar pricing as it provides good consistent performance with reasonable durability. Why? Because the established products in that price range has either performance or durability but not a decent balance of both these attributes.

10 comments:

  1. Did these come with 10 or 12 in a tube? LingMei likes to sell 10 in a tube.

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  2. No problems yet - think you like my friend, confusing Ling Mei and Li-Ning

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  3. Nope. Quite sure I'm talking about Ling Mei and not Li Ning. Li-Ning does the opposite and stuffs 14 in a tube.

    See Ling Mei website here: 10PCS/tube: http://www.lingmeisport.com/en/display.asp?id=993

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    1. I have bought quite a few of the Dimgrey and all have 12 in a tube.

      As pointed out before, the Ling-Mei we see in MY are in different tubes vs the PRC version. The local distributors may have done some reprocessing.

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    2. Still have a few tubes of Dimgrey and it's stated on the tube 12 in a tube.

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    3. Good to know! Thanks! I'm in Canada and they offered to send them to me, but they were offering 10/tube which made their pricing less appealing

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    4. Best to confirm with your local distributer

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  4. What kind of cork does the LM Golden have?
    Thanks!

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    1. I did not obtain a sample to cut-up. A well known shop in JB informs it's 3-layer.

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