What Do You Call Em? ShuttleBirds?

Shuttlecocks… Birdies… Cocks… Shuttles… Balls… Birds… – those are six different ways we’ve heard the flying part of the game of badminton referenced by our customers.  Why so many ways to refer to the same thing?  Spending some time searching the topic on the internet doesn’t yield a definitive answer, but a lot of theories.  The most common definition of shuttlecock goes like this:

“A shuttlecock (also called a bird or birdie) is a high-drag projectile used in the sport of badminton. It has an open conical shape formed by feathers (or a synthetic alternative) embedded into a rounded cork (or rubber) base. The shuttlecock’s shape makes it extremely aerodynamically stable. Regardless of initial orientation, it will turn to fly cork first, and remain in the cork-first orientation.” (Wikipedia)

Going a little further, there is also this guess at how the name(s) came to be:

“The name shuttlecock is frequently shortened to shuttle. The “shuttle” part of the name was probably derived from its back-and-forth motion during the game, resembling the shuttle of a loom; the “cock” part of the name was probably derived from the resemblance of the feathers to those on a cockerel or rooster.” (Wikipedia)

But I think one of our favorites might be this:

“…So the shuttlecock is a missile that looks like a chicken. Which is, perhaps, why we call it a ‘birdie.’ “

So, if you’re in the market for some new chicken missiles, then we have you covered here at RiteTrak Sports, because we have three varieties of shuttlecocks that we manufacture and sell exclusively on Amazon.

We have our RiteFlite Feather, RiteFlite Nylon and NiteFlite Light-Up varieties, and also a gift pack assortment of one tube of all three styles so you can try some of each, or as a great gift idea for your badminton-loving family or friends.

Finally, you’ll also want to check out our exclusive badminton T-shirt which will allow you to “Fly Like A Birdie” and demonstrate your love for the game of badminton wherever you go.  Shirts are available in standard, premium and long-sleeve editions and in multiple colors.

As always, be sure to check out our flagship badminton product — the FiberFlash 7 Badminton Racket Set, which includes a sample of 3 of our RiteFlite Nylon shuttles.

Here’s to a great summer of 2018, and we’ll see you on the badminton court!

Where to Play Badminton in the Winter?

As this post is being written in early January 2018, there are many parts of the US that are experiencing extremely cold and snowy conditions, so setting up a badminton net in your backyard may not be an option for many this time of year.  So where to play your favorite game when outdoors is not an option?  RiteTrak Sports is here to help!

No matter where you live in the USA, there are courts and facilities for badminton play in every state.  Some states even have fully dedicated badminton facilities!  Check out this great list of badminton courts by US state to find a location near you.  No need to wait until the weather warms up to play your favorite game…and don’t forget to take along your FiberFlash 7 Badminton Racket Set from RiteTrak Sports!

End of Year Sale on New Badminton Rackets!

The year is coming to a close and 2018 is upon us!  At RiteTrak Sports, we’re celebrating the new year with a huge discount offer on our Best-Selling and Top-Rated FiberFlash 7 Badminton Racket set!

A solid, quality product and this is your chance to give them a try at an even greater price!  For a limited time we’re offering these great sets of rackets for just $27.99 — that’s almost 30% OFF of our regular price — and shipped in 2 days for free with Amazon Prime!

Our rackets are very lightweight due to their one-piece construction design with carbon fiber/graphite shafts and light aluminum frames.  Each set includes two rackets, a set of 3 nylon, cork head shuttlecocks and a fabric carrying bag to keep it all together.  This great set is available exclusively on Amazon.com.

Be sure to ORDER TODAY, because this offer won’t last long and the price will soon return to our normal price.

Badminton Gifts from RiteTrak Sports with our Christmas Discount!

When it’s time to work through your Christmas gift list for that friend or family member that loves to play badminton, take advantage of our 2017 storewide discount!

From now through December 22nd, enjoy 15% OFF all RiteTrak Sports products by using the code RITE2017 when you checkout through Amazon.com!

All of our products are 100% guaranteed by RiteTrak Sports. If at any point after purchasing one of our products you encounter any issues or are not 100% satisfied, we will happily take care of the situation to make it right, including a prompt replacement of the product or refund of your purchase price.


Fall Is Here – Time to Get Outside!

For many people, fall is their favorite time of year.  Whether you live in a part of the country where you enjoy beautiful fall color like in this picture or not, the cooler temperatures make fall a perfect time to get outside and soak up the great outdoors!

At RiteTrak Sports, our products are ideal for making the most of the fall season.  Whether it’s going on a hike near home or away, our Sling Backpack is great for a day hike or any kind of fall travel you may be considering.

Or, if badminton is more your style, head to the park or string up a net in your yard or on the beach and enjoy a fall game with your friends.  RiteTrak Sports offers a great range of badminton products including our top-selling FiberFlash 7 Badminton Racket Set, or many of our various styles of shuttlecocks, including our light-up NiteFlite birdies for playing after dark!

The holidays are approaching soon, but fall is the time to get outside with RiteTrak Sports!

Are You Playing Badminton This Summer?

Summer 2017 is well underway and we hope you’ve spent time outdoors soaking up the sun or participating in all sorts of great activities.  At RiteTrak Sports, we hope that you’ve given our line of badminton products a try and are putting them to use this summer.

Our FiberFlash 7 Badminton Racket Set is the #1 selling badminton racket on Amazon right now and for good reason.  A solid, quality product at a great price! Our rackets are very lightweight due to their one-piece construction design with carbon fiber/graphite shafts and light aluminum frames.  Each set includes two rackets, a set of 3 starter nylon shuttlecocks and a fabric carrying bag to keep it all together.  This great set is available exclusively on Amazon.com.

And note our special promotion that runs through August 15th.  Buy a FiberFlash 7 Racket Set on Amazon and you can get 50% OFF the normal price of a tube of your choice of either our RiteFlite Feather Shuttlecocks or our NiteFlite Light-Up Shuttles for playing after dark!

So if you haven’t played the great backyard game of badminton in a while, now is the time to remind yourself what a classic fun family game it is! Badminton rackets and birdies from RiteTrak Sports are your ticket to summertime fun!

Prime Day 2017 is Here – Check Out Our Deals

Amazon’s annual Prime Day officially runs for 30 hours starting at 9pm EDT on Monday, July 10th and runs through Tuesday, July 11thRiteTrak Sports is joining the party and we have deals!

First, we are privileged to have been selected by Amazon to be an official Prime Day Lightning Deal on our popular lightweight Sling Backpack – now available in 4 colors!  The Lightning Deal runs for six hours from 9AM to 3PM (EDT) on Prime Day, July 11th. With this deal, you can snag one of these backpacks for 25% or 37% off of our regular selling prices, depending on which color you choose! Remember, this is a Prime Day Lightning Deal that runs only from 9AM and ends at 3PM (Eastern time) on Tuesday — once the deal is over, this product returns to its regular selling price of $24.99 or $23.99, depending on color.

PRIME DAY UPDATE: The above Lightning Deal on our Sling Backpack has now ended — to great success! – but our BOGO offers on the badminton racket set (below) will remain available through July 15th – Happy “Prime Week!”

If backpacks aren’t your thing, but badminton is, we’re running our Buy One Get One promotion on our top-selling FiberFlash 7 Badminton Racket Set.  This promo runs through all of “Prime Week.” Choose from one of two BOGO promotions when you purchase a racket set. Either get a FREE tube of our RiteFlite Nylon Shuttlecocks OR choose instead a tube of our RiteFlite Feather Shuttlecocks at 50% OFF the regular price.

Summer is the perfect time to break out a new set of rackets for a classic game of badminton, and our rackets are earning rave reviews for being top quality! To take advantage of this BOGO offer, just go to the FiberFlash 7 Badminton Racket Set product page anytime after Prime Day/Week starts on Monday at 6pm EDT and look for the free or half-price shuttlecocks offer in the “Special Offers and Product Promotions” section of the page!

Amazon’s Prime Day and RiteTrak Sports are a great combination — happy summer shopping!


Ready To Fly Like A Birdie?

Hello, badminton fans!  Summer is approaching and you’ll want to be seen in one of our new Gonna Fly Like A Birdie  badminton T-shirts.

Just released for 2017, these awesome shirts are now available for order in 5 color choices for guys, gals and kids of all sizes!  All of our products are available exclusively at Amazon.

We’d love to make one of our new shirts for you – order yours TODAY!

Badminton R Us!

Late last year, we introduced our first product in a new line of badminton products, including lightweight carbon-fiber shaft rackets and three different styles of shuttlecocks or “birdies.”

We’re proud of the quality of our products, but we’re a bit surprised (and thrilled) with the results after just a few short months selling badminton equipment.  We are now the #1 Best Seller of badminton rackets on Amazon.com!  Our FiberFlash 7 set of rackets is available in two color combinations and the reviews are coming in strong and loud — people love this new set.

Very Satisfied!! Bought this a week back and have had a chance to use it a couple of times. It’s a really great racket. Especially when you consider the price. I use a Yonex racket as well and I can honestly say this has been comparable. I would definitely recommend this to others.

Great quality for the price. Feels like a feather compared to steel entry-level rackets and even over our last upgrade, an aluminum set. Also, no joints to loosen up over time! I’m just scared that the kids will abuse their hand-me-down rackets now so that they can have a set to match mom n dad!

If you haven’t checked out our line of badminton rackets and birdies, click HERE to see all of our products!