How to choose a badminton ball?
The most important factor when choosing a ball is its use. It depends on whether you only enjoy badminton on holiday, train regularly and play a match here and there, or take part in various competitions and professional tournaments.
Distribution by material
A) Plastic balls
These balls are mainly characterized by their high resistance. They are made of synthetic materials, which, however, do not have such flight properties as feather ones. However, they fully meet the requirements for ordinary badminton in sports
centers, clubs and divisions. They are also very popular in amateur tournaments. When choosing, they are also more affordable.
B) Feather balls
They consist of 16 goose or duck feathers set in a cork base. They are very prone to damage, where the slightest bend affects the flight characteristics. The stability of this ball is paramount
advantage. These balls are used by professional players and competitions. 6 to 12 balls are usually used during one match.
Badminton balls are also distributed according to speed. The speed of the ball itself depends on the environment in which the balls are used. The main role is played by temperature. They are divided according to the numbers you find written on the tube or according to the colors of the lid or ring around the header.
75 - green - suitable for temperatures 22–33 ° C
76 - medium slow
77 - medium - suitable for temperatures 12–23 ° C
78 - medium fast
79 - fast - suitable for air temperatures 0–13 ° C
Green - slow
Blue - medium
Red - fast
Black - the fastest