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Coaching videos from Bob Tampas, Badminton Expert

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by Gollum, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. Gollum

    Gollum Regular Member

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    There's a bunch of these, but I particularly like this one:

    How to Hit a Forehand Stroke

    Are you ready to unleash a furious attack with your badminton racket? Learn how to hit the forehand in this video clip.​


    God bless America.:D
     
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    Very useful set of videos.

    The key points in the forehand video seem to be:
    - Hit the bird only when it is below your waist.
    - Angle your returns upwards at 45 degrees
    - Follow-through as with a golf swing.
    - Do not, by any means, rotate your forearm during a swing.


    I particularly liked that there was a frisbee on the grass behind him...so you can be sure what he was teaching next. Ahhhh, a master in the forgotten sport of Classic Greek Biathlon (badminton-frisbee).:D
     
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    - don't forget the three steps before the service.:D
     
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    What a joke, this bloke has a very limited knowledge and he doesnt even know the rules. Most of what he says is rubbish!! Why wud any1 take badminton tips from a man outside in the grass wearing no shoes!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Gollum

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    Whoops, I got his name wrong: it's Bob Hunt, from Tampa in Florida. Sorry Bob!

    Sssshh, keep it quiet. I'm hoping Bob won't recognise my plagiarism. ;)

    And henceforth, it'll be known as Bob's Badmitten Bible. :D

    Yes, it's important to get a run-up for power.
     
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    Ton-Min-Bad Regular Member

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    WTF I need to change my technique totally!!! :crying:
     
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    Did he really say "when this game gets fast and there's a bit of wind, it gets difficult" ?

    Take a look at the 'slow motion' serve on 1:00min of "how to grip a badmitten racket", it's just the worst mishit possible...

    What a goldmine...
     
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    Thanks for a good laugh on Black Friday stuck at work!

    :)
     
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    The Happy Gilmore of Badminton?
     
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    guys, he meant the sport of badmitten, completely different from what we know as badminton
    clearly he's an expert at badmitten, and not at badminton
     
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    So this is how I'm supposed to be playing badmitten. I've been this all wrong!!
     
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    what's with the fake sound at 1:42??
     
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    well u should see what they wrote below. i got nothing to say. =X

    About this Author
    Bob Hunt is a native of Florida, where he was able to cultivate his love of games. Bob has been playing competitive games since he was a small child, and enjoys teaching others the benefits of friendly competition.
     
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    Wow, I can see the plagiarism. The reasons why you should use proper grip is exactly the same, no originality at all. Even the part about smashes and smash defense.

    They could have said that proper grip will improve your clear depth just to change it around.

    So they have one person who knows nothing about badminton giving instructional videos and another who plagiarizes work.
     
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    Wow, I'd never noticed the amazing similarity between golf and tennis before. It opens up a whole new way of thinking about badminton.

    Thanks Gollum for the link, this is truly special!
     

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