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Help me stop hitting shuttle with tip of racket on smash.

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by BernieR, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. BernieR

    BernieR Regular Member

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    I have played casually for decades but just recently I have been trying to improve all aspects of my game. Until now I have never thought about how I smash, I just did it, and not very often. Now I have had a little bit of coaching and watched a lot of videos, and I have changed the way I smash. I turn sideways more, and earlier, take the racket back and stop, with a bent elbow, and then try to make it "swish". It still feels a bit unnatural, but when it works it is much more powerful and accurate.

    But, I keep hitting the shuttle with just the tip of the racket. Any common reasons for that, and any suggestions for correcting it?
     
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    gingerphil79 Regular Member

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    U r maybe taking it too high. Slow down the stroke, wait for it a bit more. Its just your timing is off.
     
  3. visor

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    Just get a heavier and or head heavier racket to slow done your swing. ;)
     
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    Keep practicing.
     
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    jump a bit more; ie stronger legs.
     
  6. extremenanopowe

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    practice with tennis serves slowly. ;)
     
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    I think you need a coach to guide u..
     
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    just a timing issue.. practice with more fed lifted shuttlecock from a partner or just toss a shuttlecock up yourself.
     

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