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Badminton crowd : loud or quiet?

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by kwun, Aug 24, 2005.

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how should a badminton crowd cheer?

  1. loudly! make lots of noise between and during rallies (eg. INA open)

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  2. loudly, make noise only between rallies, stay quiet during rallies.

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  3. quiet, hand clapping between rallies. (eg. JPN open)

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  4. dead silence all the time.

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  1. kwun

    kwun Administrator

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    i see there are some differing opinions on how a badminton crowd should show their support during a badminton tournament. some thinks that too much noise is bad. some thinks that the more the better atmosphere. let's see what other members thinks...
     
  2. w_h_y

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    Badminton is Badminton, distracting cheers should not be blended into the game!Cheerings between rallies are ideal, no mater how loud they are, I mean after all, we are all badminton FANS who paid to see the exciting game. "Whoooo Ahhhh!!!!" during smashes should be elminiated. It's badminton, not Karl Malone posting a FT in an NBA game!


     
  3. Pre-emptive

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    I would say as loud as you could when not in rally and quiet or cheer politely with respect during the rally. Main thing is not to upset or distract the players while they are playing. Bare in mind that they are playing world class badminton and not club game or basketball.

    Sorry cooler for stealing your quote:

    funny: when the interviewer asked martin (DEN) after their lost, Martin went , laugh a bit witha facial expression, hello, are u deaf, the crowd is loud and crazy.
     
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    I have seen most of the cheers in badminton and including this WC. There wasnt anything that would bothered me except for rare occassional someone would say "out" before the play is dead. Professionals are professionals and they really should already know how to play in a noisy environment afterall its a sport and ultimately the fans are the ones paying and supporting the sport for any sport to be commercilly successful. Realistically and ideally the fans really have every right to cheer in ways they feel like as long as its not interrupting the play. In most professional sports in US, fans can "almost" say anything and cheer any time they want. Many times fans will talk directly to opponents and putting them down verbally. But guess what, the game goes on and the players keeps going. Whether thats right or wrong, it's now part of almost all professional games.

    I believe we all want badminton to be a major sport one day and we all want to be treated as equals when compared to basketball, baseball, football and hockey. So there may be a time when we have to sit down and decide if we are any more "special" than other sport where a fan must remain virtually silent for a special periods of time.
     
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    My vote is for loudness anytime. However you will find that during rallies, most spectators concentrate on the game until an exciting moment (smash, dive, trick shot) when they may OOH and AAH. If someone wants to lend vocal support to a favourite player, by all means knock yourself out. Players should be professional enough to play through noisy crowds/distractions.
     
  6. cooler

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    in amercia, audience participation is encouraged :D
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    Parody :)


    The starting line-up

    # Player Pos How recruited Fate
    - ---------------- --- -------------------------- ------------------------
    1 Steve Sax 2B playing at jazz club six life sentences
    2 Wade Boggs 3B punched out by Barney
    3 Darryl Strawberry RF pulled for pinch hitter
    4 Jose Canseco LF baseball card convention saving burning house
    5 Don Mattingly 1B washing dishes at home kicked off team
    6 Ken Griffey, Jr. CF overdose of nerve tonic
    7 Mike Scioscia C deer hunting radiation overdose
    8 Ozzie Smith SS touring Graceland lost in Mystery Spot
    9 Roger Clemens P thinks he's a chicken


    pic 1 the pep talk
    pic 2 darryl strawberry showing homer's of his ability
    pic 3 Bart and Lisa chanting : Darrrryl... Darrrryl....... (audience participation :p)
     

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  7. DinkAlot

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    Noise? Ever heard of home court advantage? That's the whole point. :p
     
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    Any of the above I feel is acceptable. The one which I can not tolerate is those occasions where some audience member shout "out" when the shuttle is close to the lines. They do not only do this once, but repeatedly. Hopefully, it doesn't influence any players - experienced or inexperienced.
     
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    LOUD :crying:

    Pommy

     
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    Loud! Shows that badminton isn't a boring sport but an exciting and exhilarating game! ;)
     
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    The sport needs some drunken badminton hooligans... :p
     
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    I reckon they should cheer as loud as they want. Most players will be concentrating so hard that they might not even notice the crowd once the rally has started. I also find that the crowd actually get gradually quieter in a long rally as they become more absorbed in it.


    Suppose it depends on the type of player whether they like the noise or not. Some will play to the crowd and will thrive of the feedback, others won't like it as much, but you can't have it both ways.:p
     
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    Loud is good but no yelling "OUT" or "IN" though. I think the loud cheering kept Howard going during the match. But he should definitely stop interacting with the crowd because he got warned twice.
     
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    definitely as loud as possible all the time, with exaggeration when a player can smash - i remember wc2003 when malaysians were playing - there was a hardcore bunch of supporters screaming 'ya' every time one of them was winding up for a smash - it was great.

    also i have experience playing thru noise - it's not as hard as you might imagine, even for a rubbish player like me.. very easy to get lost in concentration - altho difficult to tell your partner that it's their's :D ah well :D
     
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    Loudly! Please, between rallies, and especially when an imminent smash is coming ... :D

    Badminton is an exciting, dynamic sport, like real-life chess! Battle-hard, play hard. Cheer hard.

    -dave
     
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    Y'know, just had this thought. D'ya think it's the people who complain about the noise during rallies that the noise actually bothers. In other words they're using the players as a smokescreen for their own intolerance to the noise. Personally I don't think most players are bothered. Hmmm... just a thought.
     
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    I reckon the level at the All England championships is about right. Though this year, someone brought a trumpet/ fanfare in, I think it was one of the danish junior national squad who were there. That really annoyed me. When a player is winding up for a smash and the crowd are doing this "ooowwaaa" sorta thing, the largest "a" being when the smash is actually hit, thats great, gives some really great atmosphere, expecially if theres like 3 or 4 continual smashes. It also seems to give this addictive quality to the rally, assuming that I'm watching it on my PC, I keep rewinding and replaying it, anyone else know what I mean?

    I voted for loud cheering in between rallies btw...
     
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    cheer anytime. encourage audience participation. otherwise there would be little point to going to a live badminton event. it's all in good fun anyways.
     
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    I prefer the stadium to come alive with noise, action and colour. It should be a cauldron of excitement, If the rules allow it, bring along your 'music- and noise-making' instruments, whether home-made or bought, paint your face, wear your team's fanciful colours or mascots, gang up to deliver a punchline or sing a chorus, fly your flag, dance on the aisle, enjoy yourself!

    Badminton must be seen as entertainment, therefore spectators must feel that they have enjoyed themselves when they leave the stadium. The crowd should be allowed to join in the merry making uninhibited so long as they don't break the law. Let the umpire control the proceedings on court and make sure that the game runs smoothly.

    Supporters should not hestitate to cheer their favourites, urge them on, cajole them to make a big smash, make noise to support their winning shots and for long and interesting rallies particularly in doubles, etc. Inhibit them and they will not enjoy themselves and they may not return to support the game. I rather have a noisy stadium than a dead and quiet one.

    However, spectators must also learn to be more considerate and should not do things for long periods that may interfere with the viewing pleasure of those around them e.g. by consisitently standing up and blocking their view. But I would also urge those who prefer to be less active to be more understanding that a spillover of excitement and youthful exuberance is inevitable and they should learn to give and take, otherwise it may be better for them to stay home and watch the telly.

    Make a badminton event an item of entertainment and expectation, a time for enjoying oneself, a place to be seen and heard, a meeting place for friends, relatives and acquaintances and a place to let go of one's emotions! :D
     
  20. MikeJ

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    I guess it's to-each-his/her-own. :D It's true that badminton is not like golf, where the audience MUST be quiet while the players are hitting the ball.

    I personally prefer to only cheer after rallies and to allow the players to concentrate during rallies by being quiet (but that's just my own preference).

    I guess, like in the US or Indonesia, it's really just difficult to contain zeal and emotions when you really want your players to win.

    Maybe the only taboo or forbidden thing to do is to distract the players by shouting "OUT" or "IN" or "FAULT" or by using light (e.g. flash from a camera, etc).
     

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