Shuttlecocks Can Only Be Made of the Left Wings of Geese
That’s right, the right wings simply won’t do. … The romance of badminton is embodied by its shuttlecock: 16 feathers, preferably from a goose (though a duck will do), and preferably from the goose’s left wing, are threaded together and glued to a piece of cork.
Herein, what is feathered shuttlecock?
Feather shuttlecocks are made with bird feathers. On the other hand, synthetic shuttlecocks consist of plastic or nylon material. The feather ones offer high aerodynamic lift whereas the plastic shuttlecocks are durable.
Likewise, people ask, what is a good shuttlecock birdie made of?
Well-made, natural-feather shuttlecocks are typically the best performers. Some shuttlecocks are made with synthetic feathers, nylon, or plastic. Some may also have a foam head covered with plastic or rubber, instead of a cork head. These types of birdies are slightly more durable but less accurate in terms of control.
Why do shuttlecocks use left wing feathers?
 To ensure that shuttlecocks rotate consistently, only feathers from the birds’ left wings are used.  The shuttlecock’s shape makes it extremely aerodynamically stable. Regardless of initial orientation, it will turn to fly cork first, and remain in the cork-first orientation.
Feather shuttles are made of natural duck or goose feathers. … Aside from greater initial shuttle speed, the feather shuttle will also decelerate faster due to the higher drag it experiences during its flight and therefore will travel less distance and fall at a steeper angle.
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The Nylon shuttlecocks are durable, and they offer more speed. That’s one of the reasons new players prefer them. Whereas professional players like using feathered shuttles as they provide better control to the players. In fact, feathered shuttles are the ones used in international events like the Olympics.
The highest priced product is Yonex Aerosensa 2 Feather Shuttle – White available at Rs. 1,449 in India.
best badminton shuttlecock in India
- Yonex Mavis 350 Nylon Shuttlecock (Pack of 6) …
- Victor NS 3000 6 Pieces Nylon Shuttlecock (Set of 2) …
- SUPER SONA Vins Nylon Shuttlecock. …
- Yonex Mavis 10 Nylon 6 Shuttlecocks. …
- COSCO AERO 727 SHUTTLE COCKS-NYLON.