Where to Play Badminton in the Winter?

As this post is being written in early November 2020, there are many parts of the US that are heading into a season of 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!

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!

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!

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!

September Contest Winners Announced!

img_8499-tap1000-lesstextOur very first winners of our two RiteTrak Sports contests have been announced for the quarter and month ending September 30, 2016!  We are giving away an Amazon Tap and carrying sling (a $150 value!) to one lucky entrant from all entries received to our Amazon Tap contest and also a $50 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly selected entry from our photo contest!

Visit the Past Contest Winners page to see if you’ve won!  All contests reset as of October 1st, so if you didn’t win, you can enter again!

Our RiteTrak Sports Sling Backpack has a special clip and design feature for carrying the Amazon Tap portable music system.

Don’t pass on your chance to win yours!  Enter today

NOTE: one entry per person, per contest — any additional entries for the same person will be deleted before determining the random winner.  

Need Your Garage Cleaned Out? Play Badminton!

One of our favorite customers pointed us to this great video clip from the 2004 Olympics where the announcer starts talking about shuttlecocks (ours DO have 16 goose feathers!) and at the 1:10 mark she shifts to a hilarious rant about backyard badminton at her house — maybe it’s like at your place?  Enjoy…


So if you need your garage cleaned out…or just want to have some fun playing an Olympic sport in your backyard or on the beach or at the park….try our new NiteFlite Light-Up Badminton Shuttlecocks.

This new product is available NOW, exclusively on Amazon.com!

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New Product Released Today…

Today, we are proud to unveil a new product for RiteTrak Sports that we’ve been working on for a while.  It relates to an Olympic sport as we were talking about in the previous post….and that sport is…BADMINTON!

RTS3405-Tube-v2-forlistingOur new product, now available on Amazon, is a 5-pack of badminton birdies (also known as shuttlecocks).

But not just regular badminton birdies.  We call these birdies NiteFlite because they light-up for night-time play!  Each one has a different color LED light inside that you turn on while you play the game…making it really easy to track these and play badminton after dark!

This new product is available NOW, exclusively on Amazon.com!

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