In 1928, the company Reinforced Shuttles Ltd. was founded in London. This came later to be known as RSL. The idea was to create affordable shuttles with great quality. 90 years later, they are still the biggest manufacturer of shuttles in the world. More than 50 years, these famous shuttles were produced in Kent, before production moved to China. They have a large variety of shuttles, but they also offer a lot of different products, such as rackets, bags, shoes and clothes. In 2017, RSL raised the highest sales in the history of the company.
They are able to combine quality with their low prices due to their massive network of advanced factories. That is one of the reasons that innovation and development is important to RSL. Their network consists of 20 factories spread over China, which are filled with automated machines to ensure consistency.
These are the locations of some RSL factories.
Their top model, the RSL Classic Shuttle, was repeatedly named ‘’best in the test’’. When it comes to the tourney shuttles, RSL has almost no tolerance. Because of this, every shuttle has the exact characteristics demanded by players, while lasting about 20% longer.
RSL also helps to promote badminton by sponsoring players and tournaments internationally. They also offer special assistance to countries and people in those countries which are still in the course of development programs.
Badmintonplanet has a big assortment of RSL products, like shuttles, clothing, grips, rackets en bags for every player.
RSL Shuttlecocks: At this moment, we offer 10 different kinds of RSL shuttles. There are some cheaper options, such as the RSL DTL shuttles, or the premium quality of the RSL Classic Tourney. With their low-tolerance policy, RSL ensures great quality with every shuttle.
RSL Sportswear: In addition to their shuttlecocks, RSL also develops their own sportswear. They have a wide selection of trouser, T-shirts, polos shirts, shorts, jackets and more. Their aim is to create ‘’smart’’ and ‘’functional’’ sportswear. A lot of players from different clubs wear the RSL club clothing.
RSL Grips: RSL has the popular RSL over grip in the colour you want, but they also have different kinds of other grips, such as replacement grips or towel grips. The overgrips are sold per piece, but also in a box of 60 pieces.
RSL Rackets: RSL has also entered the field of badminton rackets. They offer innovative rackets from a beginner level up to the elite level. They strive to have the best equipment for the player, and therefore, they are continuously aiming for development.
RSL Bags: The RSL Explorer is a series filled with great badminton bags. It goes from backpacks in every colour, to bags with 2 or 3 compartments and even a travel bag with wheels.