Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

 
 
     
 
Knight Trainer
Knight Trainer by Black Knight.
 
Speed Drills
 
Consistent Feeds
 
Practice independantly
 
Faster skill aquisition
 
Variable Speed Remote
 
Cutting Edge Technology
 

 
The Knight Trainer comes with a 2 Year Warranty.


The revolutionary Knight Trainer allows players to learn, improve and perfect badminton skills far faster than in the past, and frees coaches to concentrate on teaching and coaching.

Learn: Dramatically accelerate the beginner's learning curve for all ages with the Knight Trainer. Simulate any shot consistently and repeatedly, allowing beginners to concentrate on coordination and technique with the shuttle arriving in the same spot, shot after shot.

Coaches don't have to double as shot feeders, but can do what is most important - observe their students, coach and teach.

Improve: Players can improve accuracy, consistency and technique with a uniform feed of any shot. Coaches can objectively measure improvement, using the consistency of the Knight Trainer to measure players' success percentages for various shots.

Train against smashes, drives, fast drops, slow drops, net shots, clears, short serves, long serves, smash returns and more, all fed consistently, shot after shot.

Perfect: Elite players can perfect every shot in their repertoire, and expand that repertoire. Push players' reflexes with drives and smashes at a rate of more than 2 per second, or set a slower frequency to allow time for players to prepare and execute a wide range of shots. Set up two machines in series in order to feed opposite shots - for example, a clear to the forehand followed seconds later by a smash to the backhand, each shot consistently repeated while the player perfects the tightness and placement of the returns.

 

 

As a coach we know your focus has to be on the students, observing their technique and helping them improve. The Knight Trainer will help supplement coaches and allow them to spend more time coaching rather than feeding birds.

 

 

  • Specifications
  • What you get
  • Literature
  • Warranty
  • F.A.Q.

The Knight Trainer by Black Knight is developed and manufactured in Canada. The high quality construction lends to its durability and reliability.

Product Specifications:

  • Height: Launches shuttles from 54” adjustable to 82”
  • Stands 6.5 feet high to 8 feet, plus tube length of 50”
  • Footprint of stand: 60" in diameter
  • Fully portable, mounted on tripod stand with wheels
  • LED light gauge indicates activity
  • Frequency: Ejects up to 2.5 shuttles per second at chosen velocity
  • Optional cable for tandem use with another Knight Trainer
  • Plastic shuttlecock feeding tubes each holds 50 shuttles
  • Infrared remote allows for control of frequency and velocity of feeds

 

Types of Shuttlecocks:

The Knight Trainer has been designed to work best with nylon and feather shuttlecocks with cork bases.

For nylon shuttlecocks, the cork construction of some popular brands is not suitably durable and the corks will separate with little use. Therefore, the Black Knight nylon models Truflight 3000 and Truflight 4000 have been designed with Knight Trainer use in mind, and are strongly recommended. Both will last much longer than many other brands, while offering top level playability.

The Knight Trainer has been tested with a wide variety of feather shuttlecocks brands and no problems have been noted.

 

Electrical requirements:

The Knight Trainer is configured to operate at 120 V, 60 Hz, 5 Amps, and is suitable for standard current in Canada and the US. A compact transformer is available as an option for any Knight Trainers shipped to countries with different electrical requirements.

You will need to provide your own grounded extension cord long enough to reach from an electrical outlet to the net while lying flat on the court floor for the whole distance. This extension cord will be connected to the 6’ power cord supplied with the Knight Trainer and will allow you a full range of positions on the court.

If you are using a transformer, the transformer should be located at the electrical outlet.

The remote control requires 2 AAA batteries (one pair included).

 

Delivery Costs:

To most points in Canada, $50. For points outside of Canada, please email us with your location to receive a quote.

 

Delivery format (may vary)

Delivery Time:

4-8 weeks following receipt of 50% deposit

Shipped from: Montreal, Canada

Made in: Canada

 

The Knight Trainer package contains the following:

  • BK Knight Trainer
  • Stand, adjustable from 54" to 82"
  • Shuttle feeding tubes (2 tubes per unit plus one spare)
  • Carrying bag for 3 shuttle tubes (1 bag per Knight Trainer)
  • Carrying bag for stand (1 bag per Knight Trainer)
  • Transport / storage bag with wheels for the Knight Trainer
  • Eyeguards, model AC-111 Lasers (3 pairs per Knight Trainer)
  • One remote control, plus one spare
  • User’s manual (available in English or French)

 

Download the Knight Trainer product manual:
 

 

 

 

The Knight Trainer is delivered with a one year warranty as follows:

  • During the 12 month period starting from the date of delivery, the Knight Trainer is guaranteed against any failure of parts, or any sustained malfunction, as long as the Knight Trainer has been properly used. The only exception is normal wear to the ejection wheels.

  • The Knight Trainer will be repaired without cost to the owner of the Knight Trainer.
    • The first step will be to attempt to resolve the problem through telephone or e-mail support, with parts provided as necessary (see page 2 for contact information).
    • If the problem cannot be resolved in the above manner, the vendor will either provide on-site support, or will arrange for the Knight Trainer to be returned to a service centre, at the vendor’s expense, up to $150 each way, per incident, for repair.

  • Any damage or malfunction due to mishandling of the Knight Trainer is not covered under this warranty. Examples:
    • Allowing the Knight Trainer to become wet
    • Dropping the Knight Trainer
    • Using the Knight Trainer to eject objects other than regulation shuttlecocks.
    • Not using the appropriate power transformer when connecting the Knight Trainer to power sources other than 110V.

Options:

  • Service contract for 2nd year
  • Service contract for 3rd year

The service contract (SC) must be selected within 6 months of purchasing a Knight Trainer. The SC provides the same coverage as the original 1 year guarantee, with the exception of transport, for which restrictions will apply depending on location of the Knight Trainer being serviced.

 

FAQs:

Electrical requirements

The Knight Trainer is configured to operate at 120 V, 60 Hz, 5 Amps, and is suitable for standard current in Canada and the US. A compact transformer is available as an option for any Knight Trainers shipped to countries with different electrical requirements.

You will need an appropriate extension cord long enough to reach from an electrical outlet to the net while lying flat on the court floor for the whole distance. This extension will be connected to the power cord supplied with the Knight Trainer and will allow you a full range of positions on the court.

If you are using a transformer, the transformer should be located at the electrical outlet.

The remote control requires 2 AAA batteries (included).

 

What kind of shuttlecocks can be used with the Knight Trainer?

The Knight Trainer has been designed to work best with nylon and feather shuttlecocks with cork bases. It will work with nylon shuttles with either foam or synthetic corks but has only been extensively tested with natural cork.

For nylon shuttlecocks, the cork construction of some popular brands is not suitably durable and the corks will separate with little use. Therefore, the Black Knight nylon models Truflight 3000 and Truflight 4000 are strongly recommended for use with the Knight Trainer. These models have been designed with the Knight Trainer in mind, and will last much longer than many other brands, while offering top level playability.

However, we have found satisfactory performance with many brands of feather shuttlecocks.

 

Will the Knight Trainer work with used shuttlecocks?

The Knight Trainer will work with used shuttlecocks as long as their condition will allow them to feed properly. Feather shuttlecocks with broken feathers are more likely to snag another shuttle, in which case two might be ejected together.

Bear in mind that shot quality and shot consistency are best with shuttlecocks in good condition. Shuttles in bad condition are best for drills where accuracy is not as important.

 

Should feather shuttlecocks be humidified?

For longest life, feather shuttlecocks should always be humidified. With the Knight Trainer, you can:

  • Use steam to humidify shuttles in their original shuttle tubes and then transfer to the Knight Trainer’s feeding tubes. Do not use hot steam directly into the Knight Trainer’s feeding tubes as the heat will damage the plastic. Don’t over steam – the goal is to put some moisture in the tube that the shuttles can absorb slowly, and to leave the shuttles to do so while cooling after steaming.
  • Store feather shuttles in the Knight Trainer tubes, with something moist (but not too wet) just inside the orange end cap (such as a sponge). Air out the tube bag and tube from time to time to avoid mold.

 

Will the Knight Trainer damage the shuttles?

The Knight Trainer ejects the shuttles by grabbing the cork and makes minimal contact with the feathers or nylon cage, so damage to the cage by the Knight Trainer is very rare. Shuttles will be damaged by players hitting the shuttles, as is normally the case in play or training. Feather shuttles will always last longer if humidified.

You will see signs of wear on the cork, such as abrasion and wearing away of the cork’s cover, and some compression of the cork.

Due to the compression of the cork, some corks may eventually break while the feathers or nylon are still intact. If there is persistent early cork breakage, refer to the troubleshooting section of the manual.

 

Can the Knight Trainer automatically vary shots?

Once the Knight Trainer has been set for a particular shot, it will repeat that shot with a small range of variability in the trajectory.
The Knight Trainer has been designed to offer a steady repetition of quality shots. Coaches and players of all levels can take advantage of this to improve and increase their repertoires of shots, and to steadily improve accuracy in placement.

 

 

 

 

 
 

© Black Knight Sales (Canada) Ltd.. . All rights reserved.
Solution by Lee Graphics