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Old 12-01-2019, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Gus
Real RSL shuttlecocks available here.
Someone could make a pretty penny 3D printing, in a softer plastic (or otherwise replicating, perhaps using one of the softer, more flexible polyurethane casting resins in RTV [Room Temperature-Vulcanizing] rubber molds [the platinum-cure ones are better and longer-lasting than the tin-cure molds]) those RSL shuttlecocks, because:

[1] They are long out of production, and so will eventually become unavailable;
[2] They're the authentic Estes-used ones, and;
[3] Their spiraled ribs did give them some stability-increasing spin, as the seller on eBay wrote (this feature isn't necessary, but it adds to their authenticity as *THE* "official" Estes Birdie shuttlecock.
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