Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

Introduction of a Finn

Discussion in 'Introduction' started by mcjoel, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. mcjoel

    mcjoel Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Espoo, Finland
    Hello everyone!

    I recently registered to this forum and I've found it quite remarkable when you guys talk about techinques and equipment. I've played badminton for 5 years now, but without any coach, so I've probably developed some very bad playing habits. So, I'm 24 now and I live in Finland, and I just joined a badminton club and I hope I'll learn lots of badminton there! :)

    I've watched Zhao Jian Hua's and Xiao Jie's videos and of course read a lot about badminton techniques, and on Friday I'm going to test what I've learned :).

    I'm totally crazy about badminton now, and I hope you're too, since it's a great sports!
     
  2. Dreamzz

    Dreamzz Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2004
    Messages:
    6,130
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    London & Penang
    haha, welcome, you're in the right place if you're crazy about badminton, there are loads of people here in your category.
     
  3. JasonMichael

    JasonMichael Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2004
    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    IT consultant
    Location:
    Malaysia
    bro, the people here are as crazy as a crazy badminton fanatic extremist can get...so hold on to your horses and enjoy the ride!
    welcome to badminton central :)
     
  4. george@chongwei

    george@chongwei Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    30,005
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    MIA
    Welcome To Bc Forum !!!
    Here U Will Have A Lot Of Fun!!.
     
  5. azabaz_ipoh

    azabaz_ipoh Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,977
    Likes Received:
    4
    Occupation:
    is second to badminton
    Location:
    Ipoh, Malaysia
    hang ten! surf happy i bid you. :D
     
  6. ctjcad

    ctjcad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2004
    Messages:
    19,138
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    u.s.a.
    Welcome..

    ..to BCBF, mcjoel!:)..Wow, it's great to hear someone coming from Finland who also loves baddy!..Please share more about your club, even take pics of baddy actions in Finland! We'd love to see and read all the pics & stories!..Yes, there are lots of good and knowledgeable people in BC who'll help you with your inquiries!..Anyway, hope you'll make yourself at home and have fun surfing in BC!;):cool:
     
  7. jhirata

    jhirata Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,477
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Wellington, New Zealand, New Z
    Ah, welcome! You've come to the perfect forum for a badminton addict :)
     
  8. Birdwood

    Birdwood Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Messages:
    1,469
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CA
    Welcome to BC, nice to hear BCers from all over the world. The sports must be getting very popular theses days :rolleyes:
     
  9. Smichz

    Smichz Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    3,787
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student,Tour guide,Marketer
    Location:
    Beijing,Guilin,K.L & Jakarta
    Welcome to BC,mcjoel..hopefully u'll learn more n more,n u can improve in ur badminton game after ur join.Have a good time here..
     
  10. mcjoel

    mcjoel Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Espoo, Finland
    Thank you very much folks! I've been enjoying my stay here a lot and even found help for my ankle sprain. Well, it's not that bad anymore, and tomorrow I'll buy a wobble board to strengthen my ankles.

    I'm not sure how popular badminton is in Finland, but you can see badminton courts almost in every sports hall here.
     
  11. azabaz_ipoh

    azabaz_ipoh Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,977
    Likes Received:
    4
    Occupation:
    is second to badminton
    Location:
    Ipoh, Malaysia
    i have two favourite finnish men, mika hakkinen and kimi raikkonen, :D i wonder if they play badminton. hahahahah :)
     
  12. ctjcad

    ctjcad Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2004
    Messages:
    19,138
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    u.s.a.
    So..

    ..if what you wrote is true, then i would assume badminton is quite popular then, in Finland..:cool:
     
  13. mcjoel

    mcjoel Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Espoo, Finland
    Haha, i'm not sure. They've probably tried it and who knows, if badminton was the reason for their success :D

    Well, almost all my friends have at least tried badminton and it's relatively easy to start playing badminton here in Finland. In Esport-Center (a good sports hall in Espoo) there are school groups playing badminton every morning. So, I guess it's quite popular nowadays.
     
  14. babystar

    babystar Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2007
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    forget-home sweet home
    wow....a badminton fan from FINLAND
    (i always wonder whether a country like Finland has badminton fans)

    from espoo? same as my favourite KIMI...:D
    do u play ice hockey...as i know, Finland is good in that kind of sport

    welcome to BC
     
  15. drifit

    drifit Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2007
    Messages:
    5,156
    Likes Received:
    4
    Occupation:
    PM
    Location:
    Selangor, Malaysia
    welcome to BC...............:)
    nice to have new Finnish here......


    hm.... am i in that category?? :rolleyes:
    maybe a lower category.... maniac category maybe.....:p
     
  16. mcjoel

    mcjoel Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Espoo, Finland
    You did? Cool, yep, we have badminton fans and a lot of badminton clubs here, but i don't know many Finns who have been successful on international badminton courts. :/

    Yes, I play hockey but not that much. Usually I play badminton, swim or run. We have been pretty good at ice hockey but we have won gold in the ice hockey WCs only once.
     

Share This Page