May it be good for Badminton? Synthetic feather shuttlecocks approved by BWF from 2021

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Posted on Mon Dec 28 2020


May it be good for Badminton? Synthetic feather shuttlecocks approved by BWF from 2021

May it be good for Badminton? Synthetic feather shuttlecocks approved by BWF from 2021

"...the synthetic feather shuttle could reduce shuttlecock usage up to 25%, providing a significant environmental and economic edge for badminton going forward."

Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Monday it has approved synthetic feather shuttlecocks for its international tournaments from next year as it bids to cut down on waste.

BWF collaborated with Yonex to develop the synthetic version, which was used at three BWF-sanctioned international tournaments last year.

"Feedback indicated that the Yonex synthetic feather shuttle was more durable and economical compared to a traditional natural feathered shuttle, whilst at the same time providing a very similar flight and performance," BWF said in a statement.

Elite shuttlers involved in the testing quickly adjusted to the variance, BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund said.

"The vision is to ensure the long-term sustainability of badminton and become less dependent of using natural feathers for shuttlecocks," Lund added.

BWF said it was updating technical guidelines and that manufacturers could seek approval for their versions of synthetic feather shuttlecocks to be used in international competitions.

It could be remembered that BWF introduced outdoor Badminton with synethic shuttles and muscled to frame the guideline & framework last year.

Was it sensed by the BWF that expense of the Badminton is higher than other sports which will elude the growth of the Badminton future?

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