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.
|Hot weather||Speed of the shuttle will be faster.|
|Cold weather||Speed of the shuttle will be slower|
|Higher grounds||Speed of the shuttle will be faster|
|Lower grounds||Speed of the shuttle will be slower|
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.
What shuttle speed to choose?
|Shuttle Speed||Meaning||When to use these shuttles?|
|75||Slow||use in very hot countries above sea level|
|76||Quite Slow||use in hot countries above sea level|
|77||Moderate Speed||use in countries AT sea level with perfectly fine temperature|
|78||Quite Fast||use in cold countries below sea level|
|79||Fast||use in very cold countries below sea level|
The above is merely a guide. You should choose the shuttle speed that suits your needs.
If you’re serious about playing badminton, choose the shuttle speed in accordance to the standards of international badminton tournaments.