Like any other sporting equipment, shuttles too have evolved over the years. While the traditional shuttlecocks consist of 16 feathers, the more modern ones are made from plastic or nylon. Shuttles are graded according to their speed, if you are an expert you can use a standard speed shuttle and play from baseline to baseline. Conversely, if you are a beginner you can use faster shuttles till you build the necessary skill and power in the strokes. Weather and varying temperatures can affect your game, as these directly impact the flight of a shuttle. When it is cold the shuttle will move slower, and when temperatures are higher it will move faster.
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Feathered shuttles vs Synthetic shuttles
One of the first factors that are taken into consideration is price. Feathered shuttles tend to be more expensive than the nylon shuttlecock, the latter is preferred because it is far more durable, and lasts through more matches with minimal impairment.
Professional players usually stick to the feathered shuttles as it offers a better feel on impact with the racket string bed, and gives them better control of the shots. Novice players and those who play the game on a recreational level prefer the plastic ones.
In terms of performance, plastic shuttles fly slowly during initial impact, but take time to slow down when descending, which means that you cannot really a straight drop get falling. On the other hand, feathered shuttles fly fast on initial impact and slow down faster as they drop.
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