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Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by kwun, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. faceless_el

    faceless_el New Member

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    i've been reading this thread backwards from newest post to oldest. It's great! Like Newkid's post I picked up for Badminton health and exercise purposes and since I am new to this thing I'm glad BC exists to help us be more aware of our new chosen sport.
     
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    hi!!

    thx 4 the advice its will help me
     
  3. laivc

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    My dad only started playing badminton when he was 31 years old. He is now 67 years old and still playing on a weekly basis. At his "prime", he was the Singapore Veteran champion for doubles in his fifties. From my dad's example, I guess nobody is too late to start playing competitively if you are interested and put in lots of efforts. :)
     
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    I have proper grip, strokes, and fitness down. Still need to work on my footwork a bit... o_O

    I've never had a fancy style or done much in the way of trick shots. In fact, I've been called boring because I was practicing drops, clears, etc while my friend practiced hitting the bird between his legs... lol.

    As for strength training and an expensive racket... um... I started working out, and I own a Victor Super Waves 33 Power ($300). I got it for only $100 though, so it's not so bad. :)
     
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    Thanks for the grip tutorial Gollum, and thanks for the beginners tutorial Sith. They helps a lot of understanding after some reading ... hope I can master them and beat my new group ( their average age are 55), and me 35, rookie player.
     
  7. Evil Ira

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    My 6 years old son joining Yonex Sunrise Badminton


    [FONT='Arial','sans-serif']What type of racquet is recommended to use in Junior 8 and under division? Junior or Standard racquet? Shall I train him to use the Standard at an early stage? When will I know he is ready to change his junior racquet to a high end standard size racquet?[/FONT]

    [FONT='Arial','sans-serif']Please advise. Thank you.[/FONT]
     
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    I am a student and we will begin to learn playing badminton.i just want to ask a question. Do i have to run for a long time?
     
  9. kenton1

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    shot description

    Hi there
    This may sound fundamental but im a newbie and i have already done my best with the search function so bear with me.
    My query is can someone clarify the meaning of shot description for me? ie what is push shots, drives, spinning net shots, in fact a description of anything other than clears, smashes, drop shots, would be great. Im reading posts and getting confused with the terminology.

    Thanks.
     
  10. BaddiCrazi

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    1. HAH like I can even do that
    2. Nope still in the home clear
    3. PSHHHHH Strength Training is for good peoples haha
    4. ehhhhh?? yeah i have expensive rackets, but they were given to me so YAY not stupid...yet
     
  11. Xushi

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    Best thing to do as a beginner?
    IMO is...................... *drum roll*
    have fun playing badminton,
    because if you don't enjoy it you won't play it.
    Enjoyment > Basics & Technique > anything else unimportant.

    And if possible, start early.
    Badminton generally becomes more fun the further you get into it.
     
  12. adimi

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    As for me, most important is to learn defence/return/stroke, and not forget about service... a good/clear/tidy service is most important. Another one is, TRY DO NOT PLAY WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE SAME LEVEL WITH YOU. LOOK FOR A SENIOR/ADVANCE/INTERMIDEATE PLAYER, PLAY WITH THEM, TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHICH ONE IS MOST IMPORTANT, POWER OR TACTICAL?...anyhow, MOST IMPORTANT AMONG ALL....ENJOY THE GAME!!!!!!!1
     
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    As i learn, trick shot is every important, some people see is cannot use in the real game,
    here is some tips from my 23 years of experience,
    i use to trick my oponent left and right, i use my body.
    front and back is use my movement speed, fast and slow.
    When u totally master trick shot, is very useful.
    first, learning trick shot, wrist and hand has to be steady. if not trick will be trick back.
     
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    Fancy stile helps a lot!

    I know a dozen of players who just need to be fancy or they feel not good. Also it helps them to be always in time for the play and do their best! Have you not tried to put on a new dress for a paty and feel awrsome! This works in sports too! You feel already good and you stert to play good!
    Mark
    my blog
     
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    Can some one tell me were the how to hold the grip guide is?
     
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    [FONT=宋体]Thanks for all the advise. I'm just beginning, but I think all the advise will help me grow faster.[/FONT]
     
  18. shooting stroke

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    Indeed whatever being mentioned here are very informative and useful as a guidelines for those who is starting to venture in this extremely exciting game we call badminton. Regardless whatever beauty there are that yet to be discovered by any beginners venturing in this sport, conducting adequate, correct and appropriate approach in making sure safety is adhere always is also important before you start playing, while playing and after playing badminton because if you are injured, than the excitement and fun will turn into a nightmare. So

    1. What you need to buy

    - Invest in a good pair if badminton shoes
    - Buy and wear appropriate badminton clothes
    - If you have history of any knee/ankle injury before from other sports/accident/injured
    by your karate coach because you late paying the fees:D...then buy a knee/ankle
    protective equipment (e.g brace etc)

    2. What you need to do before play

    - Rent a good badminton court to play (rubberize > parquet>cement>your backyard:D)
    - Know your physical limits (e.g if you are so tired that day, no point for you to go and
    just play or otherwise you will just prone to injured yourself...then its better to rest
    first)
    - Eat well and hydrate adequately
    - Make sure your shoes fits properly and wear socks
    - Put your badminton bags on the proper places and not near besides the court
    - Always...always, again,.... always.....Warm up before you play

    3. What you need to do while playing

    - Clean the sweat on the floor, if there are, coz it can cause the court slippery
    - Focus while playing
    - Rehydrate

    4. What you need to do after playing

    - Warm down adequately
    - Rehydrate adequately
    - Rest adequately
    - Go to work the next day or else your boss will "karate " you.. .....(exclude this one:D)
     
  19. fiish

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    The advice on this thread is very useful, thanks. I never progressed beyond beginner's level as a child, and perhaps not playing for nearly 10 years is a blessing in disguise in that I have forgotten lots of things, and can go with the correct basics now. Hopefully with what I learn from this forum, Han Jian's book and badmintonbible.com I can make progress :)
     
  20. nickspeed9900

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    great! I agree with you Gollum... Be teachable is one of the key...
     

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