Kawasaki KING KONG shuttlecocks
A shuttlecock is one of the major equipment which is used in the sports of badminton which adds to the fun and effectiveness of the game. A shuttlecock basically is a cone-like structure, along with ahead at the bottom and 16 feathers on the sides. Also known as the badminton birdie, shuttlecock are of two types – a feather shuttlecock and a synthetic shuttlecock. There are tons of shuttle brands overcrowding the market. But, finding the one with incredible stability along with quality is a tough task.
Kawasaki King Kong 500 hybrid shuttlecocks are duck feather shuttles, which have suddenly risen to popularity due to its unique hybrid structure (it’s half feather and half plastic!). Kawasaki King Kong shuttlecocks are delivered in a standard pack of 12 cocks and are a cost-effective version of feather shuttlecocks. Kawasaki King Kong 500 has a synthetic plastic cork, along with duck feathers. The cost-cutting is not only done on the cork but also on the manufacturing process as well.
Kawasaki has devised a very effective manufacturing procedure, reducing the production process by 20 steps. Due to this the production cycle is shortened by 90%, which in turn increases the material utilization rate by 35%. This unique manufacturing process also increases the lifecycle of a shuttlecock by almost 80%. The cost-saving done here is directly passed down to the consumer, resulting in better quality and an economically priced shuttlecocks.
There are generally three tiers under which every shuttlecock falls – A, B, and C. The plastic shuttle sits on the lower tier, tier C. They do not perform very well and do not provide the best gaming experience. They are more suitable for lower levels of the game and are more durable and cheap. Budget feather shuttles lie in the middle tier, tier B. These shuttles are good for drills and training exercises. However, they are not at all durable. The shuttles that lie in the top tier, tier A are the most expensive and good feather shuttles which provide more professional experience to the players. They are a pleasure to play with. Aerosensa 30 shuttlecocks which are considered the god of shuttles fall in this category.
Kawasaki King Kong shuttle cocks fall in the middle tier and are half the price of the shuttles falling in this category. This shuttlecock is not only a great budget option but also performs well on the field. The shuttle gives a full-feather hitting experience. The shots feel more crisp and full as opposed to the experience gained by plastic shuttles. Apart from a few minor errors here and there, you won’t even notice you are playing with a hybrid shuttle and not a feather shuttle.
Due to its synthetic base, Kawasaki King Kong 500 shuttlecocks, feel a bit heavier as compared to feather shuttles. They don’t decelerate too well and the shuttle path seems slightly unnatural, due to the heavy base. However, these are minor changes that only a professional player having years of experience would notice. These hybrid shuttlecocks are not even comparable to the plastic versions, they are so much better and affordable.
The major area where Kawasaki King Kong shuttlecocks shine is their durability. They are like the Nokia 500 of shuttles! Kawasaki shuttles are much more durable than the top tier and are a huge step up from the middle tier. The King Kong 500, has made a strong statement regarding their durability and easily passed the stress test when measured against Aerosensa 30 shuttles. Kawasaki shuttles come at half the price and twice as durable than others in the market.
Kawasaki Sports have done a great job with its Kingkong series, and they do exactly what they were supposed to do. They have replaced the plastic shuttles in the market, and provide a better gaming experience on the field. King Kong 500 shuttles are a much economical option for beginners and intermediate players, and for drill competitions and training exercises as well. These shuttles perform extremely well for a fraction of price and are effectively cheaper in the long run due to their durability. Where feather shuttles are quite expensive and less durable, and synthetic shuttles feel like crap, Kawasaki King Kong 500 shuttlecocks is a viable upgrade.