Wooden Badminton Rackets? No, we’re not kidding….these are actual wooden badminton rackets! Did any of you own one of them? Related posts: ‘Our Toys’ The Toys of Yesterday… The ‘B’ Team, ACS 1950 Did you own a MOBO? By felicia|2016-08-10T16:52:32+08:00August 10th, 2016|Categories: childhood, games, Identify Photographs|9 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsappGoogle+TumblrPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Teen Idols? Gallery Teen Idols? Singing with emotion Gallery Singing with emotion Then & Now – Movie Posters Gallery Then & Now – Movie Posters ‘Reel’ life Gallery ‘Reel’ life “The Greatest Show on Earth” Gallery “The Greatest Show on Earth” 9 Comments sk August 11, 2016 at 4:02 pm - Reply Of course, I have, several, with one signed by one of the Badminton Greats ” Wong Peng Soon”. He was a Singles Chanpion in Malaya, All England , Denmark, Philippine, India & Malaya Team Captain for Thomas Cup. Mano August 12, 2016 at 8:53 am - Reply Wow!, sk. I bet the one signed by Wong Peng Soon is a Dunlop Maxply ,the weapon of choice for many a player for long time. Dunlop later came up with the metal shaft design whilst Carlton introduced their all metal round headed . The word amoungst the ‘experts’ was, the Dunlop design was good for attack whilst the Carlton was good for defense. I know what you’re thinking, sk, – too bad the rules didn’t allow the use of both hands!:) By the way, I think when it comes to badminton the word is spelt ‘racquet’. It’s spelt ‘racket’ for tennis. felicia August 12, 2016 at 9:12 am - Reply Hi Mano. I didn’t know there was a difference in the spelling! Thank you for that little bit 🙂 Mano August 14, 2016 at 6:54 am - Reply You’re welcome, Felicia! sk August 13, 2016 at 12:46 pm - Reply Hi Mano, You could be right. I have to dig up from my store room which has been gathering dust. We had to use a clamp, otherwise the racquet would warp. Yes, the picture is incomplete without the clamp.The racquet symbol on the right looks very familiar but I cant remember what brand. Cant be a Dunlop. That time, Yoneyama or now known as Yonex was unheard of. That time, when the strings broke, we only repair the broken ones as could not afford to change the whole set. The plastic one was cheap but could not last long.Later it improved with metal insulation. Mano August 14, 2016 at 3:13 pm - Reply Sk, as for the racquet on the right, this is very vague but I think it was the Gold Cup racquet which was made in China. Further to the difference in the spelling, amounst all the racquet games that the Brits invented, only tennis became popular with the Yanks and so, like so many of the English words, they simplified it’s spelling and ensured it’s usage. By the way, ever wonder why the British invented so many games? It’s because they kept losing at it! Ruth Iversen Rollitt August 15, 2016 at 1:49 am - Reply I had several of the wooden rakets and we had a badminton court In our garden at 110 Tambun Road. We also played at the Turf Club – the only game I was ever any good at! sk August 15, 2016 at 8:30 am - Reply Mano, Spot on,. You could be right. It was a Cup symbol but didnt know it was made in China. I omly knew Shuttlecocks were made in China with Aeroplane as one the most expensive Made In China Shuttlecocks. RSL was way too expensive for us in our schooldays. Calton plastic shuttlecocks was not very p0pular. It came in 3 colours , red, blue & I cant remember the other colour with the colour denoting for fast, medium & slow speed. The plastic lasted longer but the flight not very good. All the while, I thought RSL stood for Royal Shuttlecocks Ltd. With the advent of Google, I only discovered it was Reinforced Shuttlecocks Ltd. sk August 25, 2016 at 2:24 pm - Reply For those who wants to know how a shuttlecock is made, take a look at this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK0c2xKQb8Q Its really labour intensive. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Prove that you are a human!