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NEW: Fixed Height Experiment for Service

Discussion in 'Rules / Tournament Regulation / Officiating' started by CantSmashThis, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. craigandy

    craigandy Regular Member

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    How come LD, LCW are short asses and the best? tall folk can take less over head, have a lower center of gravity(balance) and are slower to get down to shots.
     
  2. blableblibloblu

    blableblibloblu Regular Member

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    It's not like being tall automatically makes you good. It has advantages but also a LOT of inconvenients
     
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    How tall are LD and LCW? Given a choice, you want to be tall or short?
     
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    Again, given a choice, you want to be tall or short?
     
  5. craigandy

    craigandy Regular Member

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    For singles i would rather be short 5'8" or so, i think it is an advantage to be around that height. No tall person could ever get about the court like LCW(5'7") and LD(5'9"). Could go into it more but it's off topic.
     
  6. blableblibloblu

    blableblibloblu Regular Member

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    I'd rather be short, your point?
     
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    If anyone consider 5'7 and 5'9 are short, I have nothing to say. Or if someone believe being short have advantage in sport, I have nothing to say also.
     
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    it's below average in a lot of places in the world so I don't think calling 5'7" is really a stretch. But Chen long is taller than average and moves pretty fast around the court. On topic : is this rule going to be put into effect in any major tournaments soon?.
     
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    With Bwf's record they probably will trial it out at the next major t'ment and f*** it all up
     
  10. CantSmashThis

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    I do not know about that. There isn't really much information on it. I do know that an experiment period is for 6 months usually. By July, they will have another GCR meeting and decide whether it will be permanent or they will take it out.
     
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    this ideas is a piece of ****!
    bwf should be much more careful when changing rules, scoring systems and whatsoever.

    for the service judge, it easier to figure out whether a service is above waist-level than whether it is below 1.2m.
    this idea is just ridiculous.
     
  12. craigandy

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    Really? all they would need is a solid board in front of the service judge at said height. Service judges eye level sit at top of board. If line judge can see contact with shuttle then fault, it's full proof. Maybe need a chin rest so there is no bobbing of the head:)
     
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    My "Yes" or "No" would depend on just one answer:
    Will it improve Cheng Wen Hsing's serve?
     
  14. blableblibloblu

    blableblibloblu Regular Member

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    as long as it doesn't make it worse
     
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    agree. in fact, that is a good idea!

    they do need to calibrate it very carefully beforehand with a spirit level, etc. etc.
     
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    will have to call up Tom Cruise on that one.
     
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    Yes, and once he's correctly seated, strap him down tight, pin him in place with duct tape, so that he cannot shift and send all the calibration out the window. Since we don't want any error after all this effort, he will just have to co-operate...
     
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    Errrr, you sure about this, craig?
     
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    is she still playing? haven't seen her and harry potter play in ages...
     
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    she was at the Korean Open last week... lost in the 1st round in WD and XD...
     

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