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most difficult shot to master

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by kwun, Aug 23, 2007.

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most difficult shot to master

  1. clear

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  2. lift

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  3. drop

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    22.2%
  4. smash

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    22.2%
  5. drive

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  6. straight net

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  7. crosscourt net

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    55.6%
  1. LazyBuddy

    LazyBuddy Regular Member

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    I have a very weak smash, forehand or backhand. Can't effectly finish a double rally. :crying:
     
  2. Dreamzz

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    i take it you're a defensive, trick shot player then?
     
  3. jerby

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    it's not how hard you smash, it's wére you smash. A hard-hitter friend of mine (who's a lot more experienced and older) said:
    "smashing hard rarely gets you/me the point, it's placing your smash that's important... :D though the harder you smash, the less you have to worry about placement..."
     
  4. Athelete1234

    Athelete1234 Regular Member

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    I can't do drives, but BCCD is hard as well.... my smash is only hard enough to finish off rally... can't really pound the opposition with a smash...
     
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    martin8768 New Member

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    jump smash, the timing is very difficult and takes a lot of hours of practice to finally get it right and hitting harder then a regular smash, every other shot is easy for me i guess i have a lot of touch control because i love tight CC dropshots.
     
  6. Jinky

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    yeah...jumpsmash is another hard shot
     
  7. Blurry D

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    I second that i always jump too late hence my smashed ends up floating..
     
  8. goku999

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    the back hand cross court drop shot is the weaker atm
     
  9. colekwok

    colekwok Regular Member

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    I think doing all these shots are not that difficult, the most difficult is to fine tune them.

    I personally think that a drop shot from the baseline is probably the most difficult to 'master'. First, you will have to do a deceptive wrist movement, then you need to correct your wrist angle, then you finally adjust your touch for the drop......... I can always do it, but then maybe half of the time, the quality of the drops is not good at all, some even end up into the net since you always want the shuttle to be close to the net as always. It may not be that critical for singles, but for doubles , the margin of error is much less.
     
  10. DinkAlot

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    Dang! All of you that didn't say backhand drop/backhand crosscourt drop must be pros! :eek:...panda needs to take lessons from you! :D:D:D
     
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    i think backhand full/crosscourt clear is the toughest to master. It required both power, proper stroke sequence and timing. Full clear i mean shuttle landing 1-8 inches from the back line. Anything shorter than that is useless clear as it will be hard to defend the smashes that come afterward
     
  12. Jurethatsme

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    For me, the toughest shot is a back-court-backhand-behind-the-back-full-cross-court-jump-smash. I don't know why but it hurts and I never succeed... :D
     
  13. DivingBirdie

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    mastering the backhand crosscourt drop and backhand clear came at the same time for me.
    backhand crosscourt drop is actually not hard to execute, but if you try to do it with extra slice and deception like the pros, then it's hard. backhand crosscourt half-smash is hard. it's like a fast drop(but faster) that lands around the service line, maybe a little behind.

    backhand clear is definitely difficult to master. because most of the time you're executing it, you're actually in quite a bad position. the ball is either to far to your backhand side, or it has already gone behind you. shuttles that have gone behind you is harder to clear with backhand, but it is so common that most of the time we hit a backhand the shuttle's actually behind you. so far i can do 3 quarter court backhand clears pretty consistent, but baseline to baseline would depend on how good the shuttle flies, and how early i get to it:D
     
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    Backhand drop isn't THAT hard;). Just the crosscourt part:(
     
  15. azn_123

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    I just had a chance to play doubles with 2 girls yesterday at c2. I actually know on of their name but she doesn't know me and she was in WCSG. She did a backhand crosscourt drop to me and I was completely blank.:crying:
     
  16. azn_123

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    Yeah..I rarely do do the crosscourt if I do and I'm out of position hehe..I screw up.
     
  17. Athelete1234

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    I think my drops from the backhand corner are getting really easy to predict; Backhand straight, or around the head crosscourt...
     
  18. Jurethatsme

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    I don't think that backhand crosscourt drops are so difficult if you use a backhand grip that Zhao Jianhua recommends - thumb on the narrower bevel (episode 6):
     

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    yeah, that grip does help me a lot on my backhand shots, but I still feel it's not generating enough power for me. oh well, time for more practice, then.
     
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    the clear was my most difficult shot, it tooks me a year to learn it. But I think the most difficult shot is the backhand crosscourt drop from the backhand, also the overhead crosscourt dropshot.
     

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