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!

Player Heights???

Discussion in 'Professional Players' started by andyleethailand, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. andyleethailand

    andyleethailand Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Bangkok, Thailand
    I'm just interested in player's heights, sorry if this had been posted before but i just can't seem to find the thread...

    I'm especially interested in Xie Zhongbo's height...i've seen him and heard that he's massive, but anyone know his exact height???...every answer/suggestion will be appreciated!
     
    #1 andyleethailand, Jul 14, 2008
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2008
  2. event

    event Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2005
    Messages:
    2,535
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Korea
    190cm according to this.
     
  3. andyleethailand

    andyleethailand Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Thanks!...sure he is massive then...^^
     
  4. oldfreeman

    oldfreeman Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Editor and writer
    Location:
    Subang Jaya
    Height does not matter to old players like Eddy Choong who is only 5 ft 2 inches tall. He made up for it by his leaping smashes and great agility. Sometimes players compensate for their physical disadvantage by adapting to it. Read that Ong Poh Lim had a limp but compensated for it by wriggling his hips and executing his crocodile service to fool opponents.
     
  5. suetyan

    suetyan Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    8,469
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Japan/Singapore
    XZB is taller or BCL? :D
     
  6. george@chongwei

    george@chongwei Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    30,013
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    MIA
    xzb ..i think but this is really damn hard question!:D:D
     
  7. suetyan

    suetyan Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    8,469
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Japan/Singapore
    actually it is an easy question, just ask both of them stand together then we could get the answer :p
     
  8. george@chongwei

    george@chongwei Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    30,013
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    MIA
    u got any pics let us see and estimate???:p
     
  9. event

    event Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2005
    Messages:
    2,535
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Korea
    You can judge for yourself the reliability of this website but it says Bao is 192cm and Xie is 190cm. Mind you, it also has Wang Lin at 172cm, but that is explained by the accompanying photo, in which Wang looks about 14. In other words, old photo, old stats.
     
  10. nicole_tvxq

    nicole_tvxq Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2008
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Malaysia / Singapore
    BCL is taller.
    Does badminton need 190cm player??
    Will it be to tall??
     
  11. Isegrim

    Isegrim Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2006
    Messages:
    448
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Switzerland
    Yes, badminton needs 190cm players
    because i am 1,90 too :)
     
  12. narnia

    narnia Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2007
    Messages:
    1,437
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    DKF
    IMO,

    In MS: doesn't matter, see TH and LCW they are just around 173cm...

    In WS: it somewhat matters. see Tine Rasmussen or XXF or ZN they can cover the court in just 2 or 3 steps while shorter players should go one or two steps more. But there's still a player like Zhou Mi who compensates it with great skills to read her opponent's moves.

    in MD, WD, and XD: height matters. at least one of the players should be tall. see around the top players.

    :)
     
  13. george@chongwei

    george@chongwei Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    30,013
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    MIA
    MD: it doesnt matter too..look at JJS, Kido or the FUzzy pair..they can be the champions too;)
     
  14. SibugiChai

    SibugiChai Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2005
    Messages:
    4,062
    Likes Received:
    4
    Occupation:
    YAB
    Location:
    malaysia
    Height will determine how the player play... lol!
     
  15. abedeng

    abedeng Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2004
    Messages:
    18,496
    Likes Received:
    72
    Occupation:
    Occupying Tall Buildings
    Location:
    In Competition
    In my opinion, height is of less consequence in doubles play. Most of doubles kills are midcourt or at the net anyway.

    But in singles, height is definitely advantageous.
     
  16. narnia

    narnia Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2007
    Messages:
    1,437
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    DKF
    I said at least one of them should be tall. look at their partners. The reason JJS and Kido can make high jump smashes freely is that LYD and Hendra stand up in the front of the net. Their heights rule. You should feel the pressure from the WALL.

    But there're always exceptions out there. :)
     
    #16 narnia, Dec 26, 2008
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2008
  17. jam_girl

    jam_girl Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    malaysia
    how about maria kristin height...?i am just 165cm only and she...?
     
  18. venkatesh

    venkatesh Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,115
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    editor
    Location:
    manila
    Come to think of it. In MD, the shortest, I think, is Kido, who's 1.65 m (5'5"). But his best position is at the back, thundering down smashes, with Setiawan usually killing from the front. He's partnered with Hendra Setiawan, who's 1.81 m (5'11 1/2"). For Asians, this is considerably tall.

    Jung Jae Sung stands 1.68 m (5'6"). Again, like the Indonesian pair, the short players are usually the back players. JJS has got a very high jump, and a tricky jump drop shot if I may add. His partner, Lee Yong Dae, is 1.80 m (5'11"), again, considerably tall, and his favorite position is at the front.

    I guess in MD, a tall and a short player could be a good pair. I guess this is a good combination especially if the tall player blocks everything at the net.

    Look at Boe and Mogensen. Boe is the taller of the two, but their pairing is more effective if Boe is at the front.

    Lee Yong Dae and Lee Hyo Jung are also effective because LHJ, the taller of the two, blocks everything at the net.

    This is just an observation. Care to comment? :)
     
  19. koo_fan

    koo_fan Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2007
    Messages:
    2,854
    Likes Received:
    3
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Shah Alam
    Koo Kien Kiat is shorter. Yet, he's good at net. Don't u think?
     
  20. haifeng4ever

    haifeng4ever Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2006
    Messages:
    512
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Somewhere I truly belong
    Coz he used his brain to play the game.....:D
     

Share This Page