Sunflex Badminton Shuttles Feather – 79 × 12 (Fast
Did you notice that some shuttles feel light and are able to fly very far; whereas some other shuttles seem heavy and can hardly fly?
In badminton, we refer to this as the shuttle speed.
- A fast shuttle speed means the shuttle can travel a relatively long distance
- A slow shuttle speed means the shuttle is unlikely to fly far
If you buy shuttles that fly too far (even with soft hits), take note that this is NOT the manufacturer’s fault for providing “lousy” shuttles. This simply means you have chosen the wrong shuttle speed.
The speed of a shuttle will be affected by TEMPERATURE, ALTITUDE, and HUMIDITY. A shuttlecock that flies perfectly well in Australia does not necessarily fly well in Thailand.
The speed of the shuttlecock is classified into different categories (ranges from 75 to 79). Usually there will be a white and round sticker at the bottom of the shuttlecock tube indicating the shuttle speed.