how to choose your shuttlecocks for badminton?

Plastic or feather? Here's what you need to know to pick the right badminton shuttlecock for your game.

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How To Choose Your Shuttlecocks For Badminton?

how to choose your shuttlecocks for badminton?

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As a racket sports brand we have plenty of advice to help you with your game.

Your shuttlecock choice will depend on your playing level, what you feel when you are playing with different shuttlecocks and what you expect from them.

1. Your Playing Level

Your shuttlecock choice will mostly depend on your playing level. There are different types of shuttlecock which suit different playing levels. Knowing the difference between two types of shuttlecock can be helpful.

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Occasional Use

When you start playing badminton, you simply need the shuttlecock to be strong so that you can make the most of your first few games. Pick a plastic shuttlecock with a foam head.

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Regular Practice

For regular practice you will need your shuttlecock to be strong but also comfortable on impact. As your game evolves so will your feel for the shuttlecock. Opt for a plastic shuttlecock with a cork head.

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Intensive Practice

Once you have mastered badminton, you can move on to feather shuttlecocks with cork heads which will give you more control and comfort.

2. The Difference Between Shuttlecocks
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It may not be clear, but the difference between feather and plastic shuttlecocks, aside from appearance is the trajectory. Take a look at this image which shows the different trajectories for the different types of shuttlecock. Line no. 1 shows the trajectory of a feather shuttlecock while line no.2 shows the trajectory of a plastic shuttlecock.

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Cheng

Badminton Products Manager

As soon as your practice becomes more intense, you shouldn’t hesitate to switch to feather shuttlecocks. This will make you feel more comfortable and enhance your enjoyment of the sport – this type of shuttlecock will enable you to add some spin to your shots while giving you more power.

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