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Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Huey Rider, Aug 2, 2020.
The world’s fastest racquet sport is badminton, where the shuttlecock reaches speeds nearly 200mph.
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A shuttlecock, struck by one of the top players in the world with a modern racquet, can travel up to 200 mph. Not bad for a piece of equipment made from sticking goose feathers into a piece of cork.
The sport is extremely demanding. The shuttle travels so fast that players have to possess superb reflexes to keep it in play, together with awesome stamina.
Top players have been known to cover up to four miles in a single match. Therefore, players must be extremely agile and light on their feet to counter the unpredictable flight of the shuttle