Badminton|How to choose the right badminton shuttlecock?

Do you know the difference between a natural shuttlecock and a plastic shuttlecock? More importantly, do you know how to choose a more suitable shuttlecock for your badminton practice? Come and see which one is best for you!

Difference between plastic and feather shuttlecock
racket shuttlecock


The skill level is the main reference when considering how to choose a shuttlecock. Different skill levels should choose shuttlecock in different materials.

racket shuttlecock

Shuttlecock speed

You might often notice numbers on top of the tube:76, 77, 78, 79 or 1, 2, 3, 4. What do these labels mean? How to choose a shuttlecock when looking at these labels? The smaller the label value (lighter weight), the slower the speed, and the larger the label value (heavier weight), the faster the speed. ~The shuttlecock is very light. The speed is determined by the weight of the shuttlecock.;Secondly, the temperature, and the altitude of the court also have a great impact on its weight.

In general, we should play with a light weight shuttlecock in high temperature, high humidity, or high altitude in summer. ~In contrast, a heavier shuttlecock will be a better choice when the temperature is low, the climate is dry, the humidity is small, or the low altitude in winter.

Badminton classification and flight path

The difference between natural and plastic shuttlecock, apart from the material and appearance, the flight paths are not the same; you can refer to the following figure for the difference between the two shuttlecock flight paths. The first picture represents the flight path of natural shuttlecock; the second picture represents the flight path of plastic shuttlecock.

Do you know?

- The best natural shuttlecock feathers are taken from the left wing of the goose

- Badminton is the fastest sport in the world

- The fastest badminton smash record in history is 439km/h

- In an international tournament, it is possible to use up to 50 shuttlecocks in one game.