Here we share with you a little bit more about AirBadminton and the new outdoor shuttlecock – the AirShuttle.
The main difference between traditional badminton and AirBadminton is the shuttlecock and the design and dimensions of the court. The AirBadminton court has a two-metre dead zone at the front of the court. Should the AirShuttle land in that area, it is deemed a fault.
The AirShuttle is designed to have similar trajectory, acoustics and play feel to that of a traditional indoor shuttle. It has minimal impact from side and axial wind and limited influence from humidity variations.
A dead zone either side of the net is needed as the characteristics of the AirShuttle make net shots difficult to control. Therefore, the net area has been taken out to encourage strokes away from the net and to facilitate rally situations.
Setting up an AirBadminton court is very simple. You will only need a net system and a set of boundary lines. For more detailed information on AirBadminton court set-up and equipment, click here (link).
Triples is a new format to AirBadminton. It is played by teams of three, each containing a minimum of one female player. Players are not allowed to hit two consecutive returns. The player must allow another member of the team to take the next return. This rule creates more movement and increases the strategic element of the game.
There is a three-metre marker clearly visible on the side line. The player shall serve from anywhere behind this marker within the court, with both feet stationary. The whole AirShuttle should be below net height at the point of impact. Subsequently, the flight of the AirShuttle is upwards from the server’s racket.
AirBadminton can be played using traditional rackets on existing outdoor badminton courts as well.
We are currently working with production companies to confirm the manufacturing process and continue the development of the AirShuttle.
The intention is to rollout the AirShuttle globally to support the worldwide implementation of AirBadminton. For more, click here.