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2012 London Olympics BadmintonCentral Get-together..

Discussion in 'Olympics LONDON 2012' started by ctjcad, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. limsy

    limsy Regular Member

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    didnt u read in this thread,everything is free
    so i assume it include accommodation(evil smile)
     
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    I wish I had seen this post!
    I was volunteering down there, would've loved to get a bit of playing and banter in.
    Looks like you guys had fun! Maybe next time...
     
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    Whose the girl ? Pretty lar....:p
     
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    Dont worry, there is always All-England in March which is a major tournament ,
     
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    ..used a Canon SX20 IS camera..there should be newer generation/versions of the SX line..
     
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    Guvnor??..:cool:
     

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    Boggieeiggob Regular Member

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    well a million apologies for the EXTREMELY late reply because in all honesty, i completely forgot about this thread >_>' Thank you so much to ctcjad and Fengwei for being awesome, and jamesd (i'm still confused as to which one it is) for being REALLY awesome (not being biased, but he bought me a shirt :3) and yes that is me on the floor... oh how I laugh at how bad I am and even worse I was back then... still, again, thanks for a great summer! :D
     
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    Thanks again Ctjcad!! :)
     
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    Took you long enough! Been almost a year since London 2012 :p I had a fantastic time meeting all of you, even if someone's mom had to tag along! The group dinner was a great idea for a little BC get-together but I failed to remember everyone's names... :( And I missed the badminton session!

    The whole event felt hugely different compared to Beijing 2008 and I think Ctjcad would agree. Very European, very down to earth. I was less awestruck and blown away than four years earlier. However, the feeling of seeing some amazing friends again, even after several years, bunched together in a nice little house on the outskirts of London, taking the Tube to Wembley every morning, exploring the big city at night, talking over all the new and old adventures that we may or may not have been through together.. oh, and not to forget; all the Indian fried/peri peri chicken we had for days on end.. AND meeting a huge number of absolutely wonderful people and making new friends every single day there: It was all so GOOD.

    And Chris, you visiting me in Amsterdam after the Olympics/your Eurotrip made it all just so much better. Perfect conclusion of another quadrennial happening.
     
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    Well I'm sorry Fengwei that "I'm taking a guy I don't know around London and being his guide" sounds a little odd to my mum :p
     
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    anyone know what happened to Chris? he seem to disappeared into thin air after London 2012.
     
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    drew tze en Regular Member

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    Hey Boggieeggob,
    Do you remember me ? :p
     
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    Boggieeiggob Regular Member

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    Haha yes drew, I remember you. I also remember you hitting me repeatedly with your zsth :p
     
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    drew tze en Regular Member

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    hahaha, you asked me to smash at you so I did :)
    Hows your racket collection coming along? I got an Arcsaber 10 now :)
     
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    No, you got your racquet and genuinely hit me. Not smash a me, that was when I wanted to practice defence :p
    anyway, nice! I just let go of my arc10pg for an N90II and traded an Arc FB for a Kason F9. Looking to get rid of a telex though to build up funds for another F9 :3
     
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    Oh yea :) That's because you were on the floor!
    What was the Arc FB like ? I want to buy a Voltric Z-Force LTD or Arc 11 :)
     
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    You still hit me :c
    anyway, the Arc FB's as light as it says on the tin, seriously. So you get REAL fast swings on it, and defence+ net shots are improved/made easier. It's stiffer though so power shots like clears and smashes are slightly compromised, but it's not a HUGE difference. Just noticeable. I didn't play with it much because I let go of it quickly, but I got the feeling that cuz it was so light, it felt reeeaaalllly delicate, so I traded it before I broke it
     
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    oh right haha, I would like to try it but not to have one because of the way I play, I worry that the shaft will break as I tend to flex the shaft a lot when I smash, clear and etc :(
     
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    haha, well I reckon it could take it. It's just a matter of how often you mishit and/or clash in my opinion that determines when you'll break it
     
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    *yehlex. whoops :3
     

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