Flying Dutchman" This shuttle, designed by Jan Louet has a few unique features. First, the metal wire bowed across the top of the shuttle, spreads apart sticky warp threads. Second, the plastic guide in the front allows for optimal unwinding of your bobbin. Shuttles are lacquered 34x6.8x4.8cm (13.5"x2.75"x2"), weight: 160 gr. (5.7 oz) made of laquered beech.