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Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by shirosan, Aug 14, 2013.
Can someone explain me the difference between a half smash and a fast drop shot?
half smash/stick smash is hit square/cleanly and virtually only uses pronation to generate speed.
A fast drop is... a fast drop. You can do a fast drop by using the same technique as above, just a bit more gentle. You can also do a fast drop by slicing the shuttle and using high racket speed. If done correctly you have a drop shot with moderate speed, and high shuttle spin. The high shuttle spin will bring the shuttle down steeper.
The distinction is a bit more vague than perhaps I have proposed, others may have different opinions...
Smash trajectory is relatively straight. Drop trajectory is more curved hence the name. Fast drop curves down while slow drop curves up first.
Got it now. thx for the answers!