A shuttlecock (also called a bird, birdie, or shuttle) is a high-drag projectile used in the sport of badminton. It has an open conical shape formed by feathers or plastic (or a synthetic alternative) embedded into a rounded cork (or rubber) base. The shuttlecock’s shape makes it extremely aerodynamically stable.
Also to know is, what are badminton balls called?
Besides, what is the original name of badminton?
What are the badminton rules?
- A match consists of the best of three games of 21 points.
- The player/pair winning a rally adds a point to its score.
- At 20-all, the player/pair which first gains a 2-point lead wins that game.
- At 29-all, the side scoring the 30th point wins that game.
- The player/pair winning a game serves first in the next game.
Badminton takes its name from Badminton House—home of the Duke of Beaufort in the English county of Gloucestershire. In 1873, the Duke is credited with bringing a version of the game—Poona—back from India and introducing it to his guests.
The badminton smash is mainly used for attacking. It often acts as a winning shot in any badminton rallies. Basically a smash is an offensive shot shot fired from a high point and travels down steeply towards your opponent. Types of Smash. There are few types of smashes that are commonly used in badminton games today.
Therefore, it is an indoor game because shuttlecock weight consisting of either feather or plastic is about 4.75 gm to 5.5gm. … When you play outdoors, the trajectory and pace of a shuttlecock can be hampered by even the slightest breeze. That’s why badminton halls do not have fans built and just air conditioning.