Speedminton, Badminton At 189MPH

Posted: Jul 5 2007, 2:00pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 2:39am CDT, in News | Other Stuff

 
Speedminton, Badminton at 189MPH
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I can’t say that I have ever played a game of badminton and the only time I have seen it played was watching American Chopper. At any rate if you are a badminton fan, but want to make the game a bit more extreme Hammacher Schlemmer has your set.

Speedminton uses the same concepts as badminton, but doesn’t use a net. The shuttlecocks are aerodynamic and heavier than standard badminton shuttlecocks and are able to travel at up to 189MPH. That’s fast; I’d hate to take on of those shuttlecocks to the face or groin.

The Speedminton kit consists of two aluminum rackets with a 26-pound string tension, three different shuttlecocks, rings for stabilizing the shuttlecocks in light winds and eight cones for making court boundaries plus a bag to hold all the gear. They even throw in some shuttlecock light rings for night play. Man, Speedminton sounds really perverted. Via Hammacher Schlemmer

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