Everything you need to know about badminton shuttlecocks

By Katrina Terrazas
Aug. 26, 2020

Badminton shuttlecocks are one of the most important equipment in the game of badminton. Badminton in general considered to be a fairly easy game due to its popularity all over the world. In some countries badminton is a really celebrated game because of which people usually play it in the evening daily to bond or pass their time. With the rise of the popularity of the game and ever since the badminton got included in the Olympics a lot of people are getting inspired and taking the game seriously. A lot of professional badminton academies are opening all around the world to train people professionally.

If you play badminton casually to stay fit and healthy then it probably is okay if you do not pay attention to the details of the game but if you aspire to be a professional player someday and practice to move forward then there are a lot of things that you need to learn about the game. For example, If is very important that you choose your badminton racket according to your playing style. If you do not pay attention to the features and specifications of the racket and buy the first one see, then it can be really difficult for you move forward in the game gracefully. To choose the perfect badminton racket for yourself, you can read the article that I have linked to gain some knowledge.

Badminton shuttlecocks on the other hand are also very important and you need to choose them carefully. They will affect your performance but they can definitely bring minor changes which may or may not be good for you. But first, you need to know what are the different kinds of shuttlecocks available in the market, there are two types of shuttlecocks one being real feather shuttlecock and synthetic or plastic shuttlecock. They both are good options but their specifications and features if paid attention to and chosen wisely can give you many advantages.

Now that you know what kind of shuttlecocks are available in the market it is time to learn when you should use which one. If you are a causal player who likes to play badminton for fun, you can but a high quality feather shuttlecock to have fun, since, you will not be playing badminton all the time. If you are a player who practices daily then you should get something which is more durable and long living. You can get high quality plastic shuttlecocks to practice regularly. If you are a professional player who seldom plays matches then you can get high quality feather shuttlecock. You might not have thought about it before but the shuttle speed matters a lot and different shuttlecocks have different shuttle speeds.

There are few things that can affect the speed of the shuttlecock for example the temperature in general. If you live in hot climate then the speed of your shuttlecock is faster in comparison to cold weather. Also, the altitude of the region you live in tends to affect the speed of your shuttlecock. If you live in higher altitude then the speed of your shuttlecock will be faster in comparison to lower altitudes.