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Modernizing Badminton: Increasing the Height of the Net

Discussion in 'Rules / Tournament Regulation / Officiating' started by quisitor, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. Sevex

    Sevex Regular Member

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    As this thread has been summoned from the depths of time I though I'd comment on it.

    All this would do is benefit taller players, if the net was made too high the average club player would no longer be able to smash downwards, instead everything would be flat making it easier to drive back cross court. This would make defending better than attacking and everyone would stop smashing as a result.

    Basically a lot of what I like about badminton would vanish. No more high speed rallies just clears and drops forever...
     
  2. Fidget

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    Don't know how you can be be so sure what the OP is doing. The seven years (!) since the thread was opened has given the OP plenty of opportunity to change his mind on this topic. (Or to seek rehab.)

    That sounds exactly like backyard picnic badminton. :eek:
     
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    The OP must be a net hitter thus his suggestion for net height increase. :D.

    The other alternative would be to increase the players height!

    Somebody go invent a pair of shoes 4 cm higher

    and a base broad enough to prevent ankle twist.

    With the current technology it maybe possible.

    If not so much of a trouble,

    invent some mini spring to go along with it :D.
     
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    Man.. very creative. How about 3D badminton? ;)
     
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    ITS ALREADY 3D!!!!!!! are u living in a 2D world... :D just kidding friend... this thread is funny...
     
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    If anything need to be modernized, it will be the serve. Many ways can be suggested. The reference of player's waist, racket head etc. are very difficult to monitor that is why all doubles serves by pros were all dubious and umpire didn't fault them.
    With technology today, serve should reference to fix object such as distant from the floor or distant below the top of the net. This can be monitor easily using the similar technology that has been used for measuring the speed of the shuttles travel. Laser and computer can be easily used with a bit of imagination.
     
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    You really expect smaller regional tournaments to implement this? I really don't think it's necessary. Maybe a replay for line calls at most for tourneys with prize money on hand.

    BTW... HOLY COW PIE IS THIS THREAD OLD!
     
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    why not play badminton between the roof of the houses? that gives more thrills over accidentally fall down or upsetting winds.
     
  9. yop32

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    How about getting two points for winning a rally by hitting your opponent? Badminton has a weak image in much of the world. Let's inject a little testosterone.

    Some other features/benefits:

    Evens things out. This helps small players b/c they have a smaller target area to defend. Tall players have the advantage of longer reach and steeper angles. This gives the little guys more of a fighting chance.

    Adds drama. Even with the "win by two" rule, every rally towards the end of a tight game has the potential to be the clincher. "Sudden death" is always fun
     
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    Can somebody make a XBox 360 version with Kinect support, so i can beat my friends from Asia.
     

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