Typically from November to April or during dry weather – when relative humidity is less than 50% – some feathers can become slightly brittle and affect the durability of the shuttle.
Humidifying or steaming the shuttles properly will solve this problem.
- Twenty four hours before playing, do the following:
- Boil water in tea kettle or cooking pan.
- Open both lids and point the steam into the tube until the steam goes through it.
- Wait few seconds.
- Turn the tube upside down, repeat step 2 & 3.
- Close the lids.