Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Li-Ning shuttlecock with replaceable feathers

Found the following sample in one of the halls I frequent.

Here are close-up(s) of the shuttle.
Li-Ning shuttle with replacable feather rib-cage

2 replacable feathers removed from the shuttle
The tip of each of the feathers has been made into a uniform "shape" eg alike a chisel.

Close-up of the rib-cage structure

Another view of the rib-cage structure

I called the local Li-Ning agent to enquire of the cost for replacement feathers.

Surprise surprise ...

Replacement feathers are not available separately. Only a few replacement feathers will be provided in every tube sold.

This is like discovering the wheel but then deciding to lock it away!!!

Guess the only thing which matters nowadays is the bottom line ...

Monday, September 1, 2014

Prince Red

Have not played with this model of shuttlecock before.

Found the sample at one of the halls I frequent.

Initial impressions are flimsy rib structure. Quality seem more alike the budget shuttlecocks.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Xzile RF-X2 and X3

Have not use the following before and including for documentation purposes.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Protech Silver (SG)

Have not played with the following and found the sample in one of the badminton halls I frequent.

The Protech Silver is unique to Singapore - as per PT-10, PT-20.

Enclosure for documentation purposes.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Li-Ning A+62 XD

Tried the below with a different group and could not honestly tell the difference with the Li-Ning Grandprix Gold.

All I will say is that the shuttlecock was good only for 2 above average smashes before it has to be replace. 

Both of the Li-Ning shuttlecocks were light-tish and not very durable. Flight characteristics were passable only.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Protech Platinum Edition

The Protech Platinum edition is sold with a black tube in a black box (matching colours right?)

It is one of the more expensive shuttles from their lineup.

How does it fare?

The shuttle feels lighter than the WorldClass but with better flight characteristics.  Speed DOES NOT change drastically ... even after heavy smashes.

Feedback from my regulars include good flight characteristics and the nice crisp feeling when hitting the shuttle.

Bad news is that atleast 2 shuttles are required for a heavy smashing game as the feathers tend to be give way after a bit of abuse.

Oh well ... can't win them all!