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What are the differences between the 3 types of feathered shuttles?

Our CH30 shuttles are superior quality duck feather and are ideal for high quality training. The CH40 shuttles are tournament-grade goose feather. Finally, the PT60 shuttles use premium tournament grade goose feather.

What is the difference between the two speeds of shuttlecocks?

Our shuttles come in two different speeds: 74 and 78. A shuttle with a speed value of 74’ means it travels slower, which is ideal for play in high altitude areas (ex. Denver, Guatemala, Mexico City) since the air is thinner and provides less air resistance. Our shuttles with a speed value of 78’ travel faster, and are ideal for play anywhere that is not high altitude.

Why do the SYN 35's not have a natural cork tip?

After testing, we discovered that the nylon skirt with the synthetic PVC tip more closely resembles the flight and flip rate of a feathered shuttle with cork.The synthetic tip also does not break strings as often, stays on and does not break, meaning the shuttle lasts longer.  

What kind of racket would you recommend for an entry-level tournament or team player?

Any of our rackets that are priced $50 - 110 would be a great match for an entry player. These HL rackets are designed to grow with you as you grow as a player without requiring an upgrade.

What’s the difference between the PE (Physical Education) rackets?

The components that make up the PE rackets and the weights of the rackets themselves are different from your standard badminton racket. The aluminum headed rackets have stronger heads and higher string tensions than steel rackets. All of our PE rackets are well strung and designed to the needs of all physical education programs.

Why does HL only offer one badminton net?

The net that we offer is an international tournament-quality net, weights only 1 pound, and does not require high tension support systems. We also offer the option of putting multiple nets on one rope at a nominal charge. Perfect for running across a bunch of courts of a whole gym without the need for support poles for every single net. This is the only net we offer since its versatility makes it perfect for any setting, from individual backyard practice to team practice and tournaments.

I just got my racket and my string just broke at the top. Why did my string break?

Generally, if your string breaks right away, the likely scenario is that you had mishit a shot at the top or edge of the frame. This is also more common with players who are using a cork tip nylon shuttle.

What do I do if my string breaks?

If you break a string, you can either try to patch it yourself, or take it to a shop to have your racket restrung. If you want to try to patch the racket yourself, you can check out our video on how to fix your strings to guide you through the process.

If you need to get your racket restrung, you can take it to us at any HL Badminton retail location, or take it to your local pro shop that offers racket restringing. Generally, you don’t want to string your racket any higher than 25 pounds. If you go to pro shop that mainly restrings tennis rackets, make sure to let them know about the tension you want for your badminton racket, since tennis racket tension is typically around 60 pounds.

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If you have any other badminton questions that you would like to ask the pros here at HL Badminton, just contact us and we would be more than happy to help you. Our team here at HL Badminton is composed of badminton experts who all share an unwavering passion and dedication to the sport and its athletes. For over 30 years, we've worked to support and grow the sport of badminton on every level, from recreational and juniors to high school and tournament play. We look forward to hearing from you, answering your questions, and getting you set up with the perfect gear.

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