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Ashaway Bird 3 Hybrid Nylon Shuttles / Shuttlecocks - Set of 6

by Ashaway

Current price £11.95
Original price £14.95
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  • Product Description
  • Buying Guide
  • Product Delivery
  • Returns / Warranty
  • Price Match

Product Description

  • The Ultimate Feather Substitute
  • Improved Feather-Like Performance
  • Improved Vortex Design
  • Now in line with feather shuttlecock weights
  • Highly Durable
  • Made in the UK

The new Bird 3 is the latest innovation, developed from the Bird 2. Changes have been made on the improvement of both flight and feel of the shuttle. Never before has a nylon felt and flown so much like a feather shuttlecock.

Although the Bird3 is actually lighter than Bird2, it feels heavier when hit (more like a feather) due to the increased air resistance. The medium speed (77 gram) is 5.0 grams, whereas standard nylon shuttles are heavier, ranging from 5.2 to 5.5 grams.

Bird3 is very different from standard one-piece nylon shuttlecocks. The design of the cage (the dark part) at the bottom has been improved to alter the vortex speed within the shuttle as the shuttle moves through the air. This increases baffle and gives the feeling of real weight.

The weight changes and increased air resistance means the shuttle performs noticeably better than Bird 2,One of the big differences in the development of Bird3 is the performance on net shots. This is noticeably better than Bird 2 on net play.

Brand Ashaway
Model Series Bird 3
Shuttle Type Nylon

Buying Guide

Badminton Shuttle Buying Guide

When looking on our product pages, for Badminton Shuttlecocks look for the 4 key areas we list:

  1. Shuttle Flight Path Quality – How close to the ideal shuttle flight path it flies
  2. Shuttle Consistency – How accurately the shuttle lands in the same spot when hit in the same way
  3. Shuttlecock Durability – How long it lasts before it needs replacement
  4. Playing Level: Recreational, Training, Club, Match, Tournament, Senior Tournament.

There are 3 main factors when deciding what Badminton Shuttlecocks to buy:

  1. Type of Shuttlecock you want & Playing Standard
  2. The Speed of Badminton Shuttlecock – based upon the conditions where they'll be played in
  3. Price and Durability, leading to overall value for money

Types of Shuttlecocks & Playing Standard:

There are 2 main types of Badminton Shuttlecocks - Feather Shuttlecocks and Plastic/Nylon Shuttlecocks.


  1. Feather Shuttlecocks is used by Intermediate to Professional Level players, don't last as long, but fly much better in general as opposed to plastic/nylon shuttlecocks.
  2. Plastic/Nylon Shuttlecocks are generally used by Beginner and Recreational Level players, they're very durable, but don't have the ideal flight path compared to feather shuttles.

Badminton Shuttlecock Speeds:

If you're UK or Europe based, it's simple, go for 78 – Quite Fast Speed. It's by far and away the most popular speed shuttlecock in this region.

If you're purchasing a plastic/nylon shuttlecock, generally go for medium speed if UK or Europe based.

For more details on how to choose the correct speed see our full Badminton Shuttlecocks Buying Guide.

So how can I choose, well for a basic guide see the below table: 

Shuttle Speed



Popularity for UK & Europe

75 – Slow

Above Sea Level

Very Hot (30+ Degrees)

Never Used

76 – Quite Slow

Sea Level

Hot (25-30 Degrees)

Used Rarely

77 - Average Speed

Sea Level

Average Temp (15-25 Degrees)

Used Sometimes

78 – Quite Fast

Below Sea Level

Cold (0 – 15 Degrees

By Far the Most Popular)

79 - Fast

Below Sea Level

Very Cold (Below Freezing)

Used Rarely


Price and Durability, leading to overall value for money:
This is the final and often most important deciding factor, particularly if you're a club or a coach, using load of feather shuttles week to week. 

Our key advice is to take a look at the key graph features we show on the individual product pages, and in particular - Shuttlecock Durability. This is because many people want a quality shuttlecock but find it won't last.

Full Badminton Shuttles Buying Guide


UK Mainland Delivery

FREE if over £75 or £4.95

Standard 2-4 days delivery.

Express (Mon-Fri) 1-2 working days £5.95

Order by 1PM Monday-Friday for Next Working Day UK delivery.

Full Badminton Delivery Buying Guide

International Delivery

Unfortunately, due to Brexit, we will no longer be shipping outside of UK Mainland.

Returns & Warranty

Easy Returns

UK Customers

We have a simple 30 days (can be extended) upon receiving the order policy, but we will be flexible and extend this if it's a gift for a specific event, such a a birthday, this can be done by simply ticking the the gift option when purchasing.

We provide a part filled returns form for all UK orders, simply follow the process below:

To find your local collect plus shop:

See here for our full returns details & information.

International Customers

We provide a pre-filled returns form you can use for the return. For returns outside the UK, you'll be required to pay shipping costs with tracking.

Once received, a full refund to the value of the goods, minus the full cost of the us sending the order originally out to you will be given.

Our UK Address for returns is:

Badminton HQ
Unit 1, Greabridge Business Park
Budds Lane,
SO51 0HA

Warranty Policy - Our Risk Free Support

Within 30 Days of receipt of the items?

Simple 30 days retailer warranty on all orders with genuine manufacturer defects.

More than 30 Days?

We work with the brands/suppliers to see if it can be covered under warranty for you (usually it is, but depends on the way the damage has occurred).

Still not covered but within 6 months of purchase?

We offer a crash replacement policy, where we offer a goodwill policy of 25% discount off your next order with us for the same/alternative replacement item, not including postage costs.

Price Match

Price Match Promise

It's this simple - Find it cheaper ANYWHERE else & we'll match it PLUS give you 10% of the difference off in addition! Subject to conditions (see below).

So how does it work?

  1. Fill in the form on the right with all the relevant details requested. Alternatively you can call our team on 02380 002388.
  2. We'll email you or call you after we review the price match request.

* By requesting the price request you have checked it meets the requirements below

The boring conditions bit:

  1. Make sure the item being sold elsewhere is new and include a direct link to it.
  2. We can only price match other UK retailers. Inernational retailers can not be price matched.
  3. The item must be in stock and actively being sold.
  4. At our own discretion we can refuse to offer the price match. Where this is the case we will offer you a full refund, this is rare, but there are exceptions. We will offer to refund the order in full if this happens.
  5. The product is identical to ours in brand, colour, size and model number.
  6. We cannot provide retrospective price matching after you have already purchased from us in the past, as we cannot verify if on the date of original purchase the price of the alternative retailer you may ask us to price match with.
  7. Strings and Shuttlecocks excluded.
  8. Yonex products are excluded from this offer.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
A grower!

Initially, felt the flight was slow and put the tube away in the cupboard. Have gone back to these after some improvement in our playing ability, and now most impressed with performance and durability. Will buy again, and nice to see they are made in the UK. Find the contrast of the blue and white gives them good visibility. Like the feeling of weight in the bird.

Great alternative to feathers

I understand feathers are plucked from live Geese which is pretty cruel. So, for this reason, I now avoid feather shuttles. I really prefer these over nylon shuttles, love the heavier feel in the smash and net play is excellent - I am just an amateur but having played with feathered shuttles they do feel the same. Perhaps not quite as durable as nylon shuttles but far more durable versus feathers that's for sure. Keep up the good work. As another reviewer commented, some in our club prefer neon green colour to improve visibility (actually I find these Bird 3) more visible than white nylons due to the dark blue section. But a neon green version would be welcome to please players who struggle to see white shuttles.

Travellers Sports Club Nottingham
Shuttles are Good but durability is questionable

Shuttles are good and they do travel like feather shuttles. The only problem is durability. We have managed to break one with in 10 minutes of use. I think its still require some improvement . in overall its good to use

Mark Palmos
fly beautifully, not yellow, break easiliy

Two sets is all it took for the cork to come flying off this shuttlecock. Sadly not as visible as the yellow Yonex the older players prefer, so despite flying beautifully, it's been given thumbs down by the club, not strong enough, not visible enough.

brian jackson
Great Intermediate Shuttle Cocks

We play in a Seniors ( over 65s) class twice a week and we are of mixed abilities.
The Ashaway Bird 3 gives us the nearest comparison to feathers but has a far longer life.

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