Quite a while back, I did a review of the Yonex Mavis 300 nylon shuttlecocks. They were some of the cheapest shuttles you could get and decent quality. But finally, I’ve come out with a review of the Yonex Mavis 350 badminton shuttlecocks.
The Yonex Mavis 350 is an upgrade to the Yonex Mavis 300s. They don’t cost much more, but the difference between the two shuttlecocks are still relatively similar. Without talking too much about the comparison, let’s get into the review.
Price: ~$13-15 USD
Quantity: 1/2 Dozen
Overall Rating: 8/10
Compared to feather shuttles, the speed and feel of the Yonex Mavis 350s are not that great. The main difference is that it’s a nylon shuttle which flies abnormally fast and doesn’t have the sort of touch the feather shuttles have.
But for a nylon shuttle, the Yonex Mavis 350s are quite good. These shuttles fly at decent speeds, and they have an okay feeling.
You’ll notice the speed difference most in your smashes, drives, and net shots. It will definitely push your reaction time. Clears and drops are pretty solid which definitely compensates for the other badminton shots.
Like the Yonex Mavis 300, the most noticeable problem is the feel. While the Yonex Mavis 350s feel a lot better than the 300s, overhead shots just don’t have the satisfying feeling produced by feather shuttles. Nylon shuttles in general also fly differently, and if you’re a user of feather shuttles, you’ll notice it takes a lot less power to play certain shots but occasionally more energy to play other shots such as a clear.
What’s great about the Yonex Mavis 350s though is that as they degrade, their speed and feel doesn’t change too much until you see bits of plastic physically breaking off.
And that leads me into durability.
The big advantage of nylon shuttles over feather shuttles, other than price, is that they have exceptional durability. The Mavis 350s are quite good. They actually beat out the Mavis 300s by a little bit.
These shuttles can last days of constant smashing and overall play. When I buy a tube of these shuttles, they will last me approximately half a year as opposed to a month if I bought feather shuttles. Pretty good investment don’t you think?
One of the great qualities of the Mavis 350s’ durability is that, as mentioned above, their speed and feel doesn’t change too much as they degrade. Like even when parts of the shuttle are broken but still attached to the shuttle, they still perform quite well.
This is quite good for someone that doesn’t have much money but plays a lot. I bought my last tube around August 2018, and it’s still doing great right now (April 2019)! I still have two perfect, never used shuttles remaining in the tube and the other ones are still viable for use; although their speed and feel have definitely changed.
The Yonex Mavis 350s are probably your best nylon shuttles you can get out there. Great speed and feel, excellent durability, and they’re only approximately $1 more expensive than the Mavis 300s!
These shuttles definitely have a high value which is surprising because it’s something from Yonex. High-quality nylon shuttles for $13? I would buy them.
Buying a tube of the Yonex Mavis 350s gives you half a dozen, or six shuttles. When compared to feather shuttles which most come in dozens and have a price of $30 upwards, the Yonex Mavis 350s come in at a great value as buying two (a dozen) is only $26. Still cheaper than feather shuttles!
But quality is still an issue. The reason people buy feather shuttles is that they’re the worldwide standard for badminton tournaments. Tournament players would always train with feather shuttles because if they don’t, they won’t understand the control when playing with the feather shuttles.
If you’re a more casual player though, the Yonex Mavis 350s are probably the best choice for you.
Casual player? Buy the Yonex Mavis 350s here at Amazon.com.
There’s absolutely no reason not to. While you could save a dollar or two buying different nylon shuttles such as the Yonex Mavis 300s or from other brands, the quality of the Yonex Mavis 350s, as well as the durability, makes it a shuttle that you shouldn’t miss out on.
What do you think? I would love to hear your opinions in the comment section down below. As always, good luck in your games and have a great day!