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
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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.