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Is racket clash considered a fault

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by bimbra, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. bimbra

    bimbra New Member

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    I am looking for clarification about the following question: in a doubles game, if players' rackets collide (clash) then is that considered a fault. I have read badminton laws but wasn't finding that helps clarify this to me.
    Thanks. Tosh.
     
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    There is no faults for clashes. Play on.
     
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    i say its the other persons fault for hitting me! :p
     
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    as long as both the racquets frames or strings do not touch the shuttle at the same time..
     
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    Just to elaborate further, the clash of rackets happens between players playing as doubles partners, attempting to return shot to opponents.

    illusionistpro, I would definately blame my partner :D for swinging at 'my' shot and perhaps that will be end of that partnership!
     
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    how can both players ever hit the birdy at the same time? oO
     
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    If the frames of the rackets hits the shuttlecock at the same time.
     
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    How is that suppose to happen? lol
     
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    the top area of each frame
     
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    It would be hard to tell whether the racquets touched the shuttle at the same time before it crosses the net.. unless, they had cameras & they put it in slow motion.

    This is a rare occasion.
     
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    And one has to be right handed and the other has to be left handed to hit the birdy at the same time with the top of the racket's frame. I doubt this will ever happen. Most likely when racket clashes occur, it is never both players hitting the birdy.
     
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    not all pairs are both right handed. a righty/lefty combination is pretty common.
     
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    This really depends where you play, but the majority of the people are right handers. In fact, right handed is so common that it doesn't even get a special name, where else there is one for left handers because its so rare. So i think right/lefty combination is not very common. Furthermore, the place i play at, usually people are both right handed. But yea, its not uncommon to be right/lefty combination, but there arn't that many.
     
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    As long as only one racket hits the shuttle, partners can do with their rackets what they want. Rackets clashing in the excedution of a shot indeed happens more fequently than one would be inclined t think and it does not constitute a fault.
     
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    Well, if you are referring to if both rackets touch about the same time, then essentially it is a double touch.
     
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    It will always be a fault when both rackets touch the shuttle, for that you do not need a clash. However, in case of a clash, the clash itself remains a non-item as long as only one of the two rackets touches the shuttle
     

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