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best way to improve your game, not racket, nor your smash.....

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by kwun, Jun 23, 2003.

  1. urameatball

    urameatball Regular Member

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    snapped the strings on both my racquets in the first game at a tournament last week.
    ended up borrowing some girl's backup racquet strung at 18lb (I use 24lb), which took all the power out of my smashes. played 7 matches totalling 19 games. Even got a huge blister because I was not use to the grip on the racquet.

    Came in 2nd after losing in the finals in 3 sets.
    I hope that's sufficient evidence to prove that skill level is FAR more important than equipment.
     
  2. nickspeed9900

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    TOTALLY AGREE with you Kwun! Footwork! Footwork! Footwork!
     
  3. aaronhor

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    Thanks Kwun for the sharing. Footwork is always my weakest part, followed by smash. But I do not have any personal coach, so I do not have any idea on how to improve on my footwork as well. What I normally do is just watch some youtube video and try to follow, but the result is not so good...
     
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  4. aman85

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    I want to improve my performance but i dont have good time&exercise... Huhuhu... Now i still amateur!!!
     
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    Yesterday i learned a lot from my partner. He is 62 years old. I tought we will be outmatched by our opponent, but to my surprise although the opponent is really good, we can manage to balance the game. We lost 28-30, actually we were leading by 28-26 but lost because i was a bit nervous and impatient. My partner although he move slowly, he can reach all the shuttle placed by the opponent. Wow... i really impressed.
     
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    Great advice. ;)

    Does anyone know any drills or anything you can do to improve your footwork at home?
     
  7. kagaya

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    tat's would be good if we can practice at home :) any recommendation ??
     
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    Of course, badminton is played in two steps and if you have that much space you can train at home. This is a good exercise because you have to go back to the starting position in a small space.
     
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    Footwork is the most easy way to bring a loud difference in your game..easy said then done I know... I still struggle with it...work in progress...I'll get there soon :)
     
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    Totally agree! I'am working on it but need to lose the weight first!
     
  12. Rykard

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    try circuits they are working for me.
    something like below - 30 seconds of exercise 60 seconds of rest do 3 rounds of.

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    [TD]lunges
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  13. SantaSCSI

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    I never got the footwork training when i was young (i play in a recreational club) so the change to good footwork is hard. It's a real pro if you can incorporate this into your initial badminton training. It's way harder to unlearn a wrong method than having no method at all :p.
     
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    I don't know if I ever posted about my story here

    I learnt proper footwork and I can cover most of the court
    sometimes it feels that the bird is impossible to get, but I made it on time to get the shuttle
    the feeling is.. amazing

    even my friend said I am improved a lot in past one year (when I go back to indonesia)

    I also lost 7kgs in past one month (it's still 114kg..) which is good for my health and for badminton
    I feel much faster and lighter
     
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    Badminton without good footwork is like playing baseball if you can't hit the ball. You can't reach the bird if you don't get around the court.
     
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    I just started playing badminton after more than 8yrs n watched the recent Lin Dan, LLC and Taufik's games on U-tube. They are much more agile aggressive than the old pros like Liem Swie King, Zhao Jian Hua...etc. Partly because the games are much shorter than before (Liem Swie King vs Han Jian friendly in Singapore on 1980 lasted almost 2 hours). There were so many exchanges of serves that with the modern system it would have been over 100pts were played. Swie King was defeated by what? Han Jian's FOOTWORK mostly. HJ is barely over 5'7" and does not really have any killing shots/technique. http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php/15066-Learn-Badminton-Basics-from-Han-Jian.
    I am also a short guy (5'6") n yet could do a good net after a semi jump-smash (in singles) with 2 long strides to the net. I am not not a badminton pro, just played singles at Singapore U-18 national final in 1980.
    Sorry to digress but our boss Mr. Kwun is 1000% correct!!!
     
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    But that was 31yrs ago! Now I can only afford to lunge to the floor to retrieve a smash low return at the net. He..he..he..
    After jump smash no more gas/petrol. HABISS or FINISHED...:eek::D
     
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    guys, i'm wondering, what do u guys exercise when u're not on the court? *i'm sorry if i'm on the wrong thread, please direct me to the right thread :) *

    For improving badminton speed (+stamina of course ), which one is better:
    1. Jogging with constant speed for say, like 30-35 minutes? or
    2. Sprint until u can't take it, then walk, then sprint again, then walk, for say, like 20 minutes?

    and last one, i've been doing wrist curl at the gym.. is it a good exercise to gain more power in ur smash? i know that technique is important and right now i'm trying to work hard on correcting my technique.. but should i continue on doing the wrist curl?

    thanks alot :)
     
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    Do both jogging and sprinting. The sprinting is to built up your leg muscles and the jogging is to improve your stamina. The wrist curl is good but even better is playing w/ a wall using a training racket. Also, importantly, shadow badminton is very2 helpful to improve your footwork.
     
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  20. syhaffa

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    Hi to all lovely badminton...

    I'm new player..anyone know the right technic how use backhand smash or backhand clear?hope get attch link video other at youtube.........
     

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