Shuttlescocks

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.

TEMPERATURE:

Hot weather Speed of the shuttle will be faster.
Cold weather Speed of the shuttle will be slower

ALTITUDE:

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.