A curious little object surrounded with feathers is known as Badminton shuttlecock. A light cone consisting of a cork stub with feathered flights, struck to and from in badminton game. The best Badminton Shuttlecocks are made from feathers from the left wing of a goose or from duck. It is designed with 16 feathers which is attached to a base of cork. The length of Badminton shuttlecock is between 62 and 70 mm long or may be 1.8 to 2.1 inches. The weight of shuttle lies between 4.74 to 5.50 grams. Speed is the most important aspect of a shuttlecock, which determines how far it can go when it hits with average force. According to speed shuttles are usually graded. The speed at which the shuttle travels is also affected by the weather, altitude and temperature. The shuttle will fly faster when it’s hot and when it’s cold, the shuttle will move slower. If you are playing in an air-conditioned hall, use a slightly faster shuttle. You can use a slower speed shuttle when you are playing at high altitude.
For the beginners fast speed are good because the shuttlecock will go farther, but altitude and temperature may affect the shuttlecocks.