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Biggest badminton insight: what was it?

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by thumpsky, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. thumpsky

    thumpsky Regular Member

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    For me, it was getting more behind the bird. Smashes are steeper and I'm actually looking where I'm hitting lol
     
  2. kwun

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    reaching up for the bird. this extends the body and arm, and also adds a little hop to the feet.
     
  3. thumpsky

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    reaching up with your non racket arm?
     
  4. kwun

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    racket arm, or visualizing like reaching up with the racket hand.
     
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    Finger power and forearm pronation/supination.
     
  6. Fidget

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    Biggest insight that changed my game? Finding Badminton Central! :)
     
  7. visor

    visor Regular Member

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    Ain't that the truth!
     
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    Not assuming my opponent won`t be able to return my last shot.
     
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    I second finger power and forearm pronation/supination.
     
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    Being on my toes rather than flat footed. For singles, not trying to smash EVERYTHING.
     
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    Using finger technique and relaxing the arm.
     
  12. pcll99

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    I find that if my heels do not touch the ground (assuming I am not jumping), the accuracy of my smash improves.
     
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    nearly all the things that we need to know can be learnt from watching the pros
     
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    Not using finger technique for forehand shots.
     
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    Bringing my racket back up during net play.
     
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    I asked Coach Google.
     
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    After seeing some beginners play yesterday, I was reminded of how I started out. I'm going to have to add "switching from panhandle to basic grip". Panhandlers seem to use twice the effort for half the power and can't return anything once it's gone past them.
     
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    A relaxed yet focused mind and body plays the best.

    Found this out from injuries and from being pushed to limits. My mind and body will automatically go into a "I give up" mode, but ironically that makes me better through very efficient use of techniques.

    How I accomplish it is unknown to me. My brain and body does it for me. Subconscious I guess.
     
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    Playing with finger power and wrist. I also found out the best possible returns to specific shots by watching the pros.
     
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    When things are going downhill, take stock and change the rhythm of the game.
     

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