Better than nylon shuttlecocks

The next time you pick up a shuttlecock, it might not make of duck or goose feathers anymore, but it flies like one. The next generation shuttlecock is designed to emulate the flight of a natural feathered shuttlecock. It is more rigid than nylon shuttlecocks and does not collapse on impact. It even sounds like a feather when it is hit. Designed by Gordon Willis, it took him 15 years to research and develop the patented product bird2. A search on the Internet shows that it is already a commercial product.


New badminton shuttlecock is certainly worth a gander

In what can only be welcome news for geese a British designer has developed a new form of shuttlecock that doesn’t require feathers…


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