You can call it a shuttle, a bird or a shuttlecock. But whatever you call it, the badminton shuttlecock is one of the most important – if least considered – elements of badminton.
You may have played badminton with a shuttlecock made from plastic, a synthetic material such as nylon or one made of cork and feathers. The important thing is that it should have the feel on your racket and the flight characteristics similar to those produced by a natural feathered shuttlecock that has a cork base covered with a thin layer of leathers. To read more about how to choose the best badminton set for you, click here.