As you may have noticed, it’s incredibly difficult to find good information about badminton shuttlecocks online. In fact, just finding out what is even available is a headache! Which is why I’ve created this post to help you understand what shuttlecocks Li-Ning has to offer. I’ve already written about some other brands which you can find below:
Note that this is just an overview of the shuttlecocks, I haven’t tried them personally yet but plan to in the future so stay tuned for those updates!
Let’s first look at the list of shuttlecocks available. I sorted them by the type of feathers they use and are roughly in the order of quality within their own series.
Li-Ning Shuttlecocks Overview
Li-Ning Shuttlecock Series
As you may have noticed, there are a couple of series of shuttlecocks listed above. Let’s take a look at each of them.
First though, I want to note that Li-Ning has recently created some new Series that are not on this list since I couldn’t find much information on them or where to buy them. They are the D, C, G, and K Series. I believe that these Series are just re-brandings of their original shuttlecocks but it’s not entirely clear.
The D Series has shuttlecocks D1, D3, D6, and D8. The C Series has shuttlecocks C10, C20, C30, C60, and C80. The G Series has shuttlecocks G100, G200, G300, G500, G600, G700, G800, and G900. The K Series has shuttlecocks K2, K3, K5, K6, K7, and K8.
From what I see, the G shuttlecocks use goose feathers while C and D use duck feathers. If you ever find more information on these, please let me know in the comments below or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The Li-Ning A+ series is Li-Ning’s most prominent brand of shuttlecocks. They go from A+ 40 to A+ 600, with A+ 600 being the highest quality shuttlecocks. While the shuttlecocks are all part of the same series, not all of them are made of goose feather, which makes it somewhat confusing. The A+ 40, 50, and 80 are all made using duck feathers instead of goose feathers, which generally means that they are not as durable.
The Li-Ning Super Series are all goose feather shuttlecocks. I don’t really see them available on many websites or on their catalog so they might be an older series that isn’t widely available.
The shuttlecocks available in the Super Series are the Super 500, Super 750, Super 1000. They’re likely using these numbers for marketing purposes as they are the same names as the levels of major Super Series badminton tournaments.
The KS Series is Li-Ning’s Kason brand shuttlecocks. Kason is a brand that was acquired by Li-Ning and has its own shuttlecocks. From what I see, they aren’t particularly well known and use duck feathers.
The Bolt Series are synthetic shuttlecocks that are popular and available in India. I didn’t see them marketed anywhere else but you might be able to get them shipped to you even if you’re not in India.
Li-Ning Goose Shuttlecocks
The Super 1000 is a best seller in Europe and was designed for tournament play.
The Super 500 was designed for recreational play and beginners.
Li-Ning Duck Shuttlecocks
The KS 50 is claimed to be a regional grade shuttlecock. It uses a synthetic cork and is part of Li-Ning’s Kason brand.
The KS 40 is recreational shuttlecock. It uses a synthetic cork and is part of Li-Ning’s Kason brand.
The SG Gold claims to be a competition level shuttlecock.
The A2 shuttlecock is marketed to be used for training purposes.
The Champ shuttlecock should be used for training purposes.
Li-Ning Synthetic Shuttlecocks
The Mark X800 is available worldwide and is Li-Ning’s most popular synthetic shuttlecock.
The Bolt Gold is the best shuttlecock in the Bolt Series and can be used by advanced players who wish to continue using synthetic shuttlecocks.
The Bolt Neo is very popular in India and is extremely durable. It is great for beginners and training.
Li-Ning is a sports company founded in 1989 by a champion gymnast of the same name. The company was started in China but has grown to produce and distribute products worldwide. As you may know, Li-Ning produces plenty of badminton equipment, but they also create products for other sports like running, weight lifting, and basketball.
Li-Ning, the founder of Li-Ning the company, is an ex-gymnast, who won 106 gold medals in his gymnastics career, with 3 of them being Olympic golds in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Now, through his company, he is a billionaire entrepreneur as its largest shareholder.
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