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half smash / fast drop shot

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by shirosan, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. shirosan

    shirosan Regular Member

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    Hi!

    Can someone explain me the difference between a half smash and a fast drop shot?
     
  2. amleto

    amleto Regular Member

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    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...
     
  3. gnoils

    gnoils Regular Member

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    Smash trajectory is relatively straight. Drop trajectory is more curved hence the name. Fast drop curves down while slow drop curves up first.
     
  4. shirosan

    shirosan Regular Member

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    Got it now. thx for the answers!
     

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