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Which Broomstick

"According to Which Broomstick, the Firebolt's going to be the broom of choice for the national teams at this year's World Championship."
-- Lee Jordan (PA13)

Which Broomstick

Which Broomstick is a wizarding magazine comparing the various types of brooms available.

The magazine has appeared several times:

  • Harry Potter borrowed a copy from Oliver Wood to read up on the different makes of broom when he needed to replace his Nimbus 2000 (PA10).
  • There is an order form at the back that can be used to order a new broom (PA12).
  • Lee Jordan quoted Which Broomstick‘s article about what the World Championship brooms that year would be (PA13).
  • Ron Weasley quoted Which Broomstick‘s article about what the Comet 260’s maximum acceleration was (which could only be achieved with a decent tailwind) while singing the praises of his own new broom (OP9).
  • The editor of Which Broomstick is quoted in the “Praise” section at the beginning of Kennilworthy Whisp’s book Quidditch Through the Ages (QA/f).

Commentary

Etymology

In the UK, "Which?" magazine publishes special edition consumer guides such as Which Car and Which Laptop. Which Broomstick would fit right into this stable.

Notes

Lexicon list of Broom Manufacturers

From the Web

Pottermore feature: Broomsticks

Harry Potter Wiki: Brooms

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