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Please take my poll.

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by vince poon, Jan 6, 2001.

  1. vince poon

    vince poon Guest

    I think I waste a lot of time in badminton, plan to cut back this year but I still think I am a badminton fanatic after the cut back. I need to know if I should cut back more so take my poll.

    Q1. How many time do you guy play a week and how long each time?
    Q2. Do you guys pratice your swing with your racquet at home?
    Q3. Do you guys play more than one location within a week?
    Q4. Do you guys play in tournament?
    Q5. Do you guys watch badminton tape over and over again.
    Q6. Who is your favorite player?
    Q7. Do you play when friend call you up?
    Q8. Do you play when you are sick.
    Q9. How many different racket model you owned?
    Q10. How many racquet do you have?
    Q11. Do you run on trek mill or build muscle mass for badminton?

    For Me:
    A1. 4 times, 3 hrs each time.
    A2. yes I do swing my racquet at home to improve my technique.
    A3. no, I usually play at the same location.
    A4. no, I don't want to waste $90 cdn to get my ass kick.
    A5. yes, I watch religiously.
    A6. myself, just kidding. Taufik Hidiyat.
    A7. yes, always because it free and I like badminton.
    A8. yes, it actually make me feel better.
    A9. just 1, cab21.
    A10. 3 racquets but I usually carry 2 at one time.
    A11. no, I believe it better to have good technique then to have good endurance or raw power.

    Thanks for sharing your badminton habits.
     
  2. kwun

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    vince poon wrote:
    > I think I waste a lot of time in badminton, plan to cut
    > back this year but I still think I am a badminton fanatic after
    > the cut back. I need to know if I should cut back more so take
    > my poll.

    vince, 12 hours a week is quite a lot of hours, but still, i think if you can afford the time and you enjoy it, you should continue.

    > Q1. How many time do you guy play a week and how long each time?

    I used to play as much as you do. around 3-4 times, up to nearly 10 hours, but since i started my job, i don't have as much time anymore, i only play 4 hours everyweek.

    > Q2. Do you guys pratice your swing with your racquet at home?

    you do that too?? :)

    > Q3. Do you guys play more than one location within a week?

    used to (again), i have played in as many as 4 gyms in one week.

    > Q4. Do you guys play in tournament?

    used to. i haven't done that for nearly a year now. tournaments are fun, but they tend to take up a whole weekend.

    > Q5. Do you guys watch badminton tape over and over again.

    yup. :)

    > Q6. Who is your favorite player?

    Gong, and Dong..

    > Q7. Do you play when friend call you up?

    yeah.

    > Q8. Do you play when you are sick.

    yup.

    > Q9. How many different racket model you owned?

    quite a few. i only use two of them though, the rest tend to be experiments.

    > Q10. How many racquet do you have?

    erm.... like 6 or so intact ones..

    > Q11. Do you run on trek mill or build muscle mass for badminton?

    no, but i bike a lot. biking is very good since there's less impact on the knees.

    this poll is cool. i am curious what the other fanatics do. :)
     
  3. Byro-Nenium

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    1) 2-3 times a week, 1 1/2 hour sessions
    2) No, my roof is too small and i live in an apartment
    3) yes
    4) yes i do, college ones..... :)
    5) No, i don't own any and Singapore TV barely ever shows Badminton
    6) Hendrawan
    7) If my friends do then YES! (But most of them don't play badminton, if they call, its always to go and play some soccer or street basketball.
    8) Yup, even if i have a stomach flu (I did once actually)
    9) 4-Yonex Ti-10
    Yonex Ti-3
    Yonex Ti Pro 60
    Fleet Ti-99
    10) 4
    11) Run about 3K daily
     
  4. wake

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    A1. 3-4 times a week, 3-4 hours at a time
    A2. What??
    A3. Often
    A4. Occasionally
    A5. No
    A6. None
    A7. Yes
    A8. Yes
    A9. Alot
    A10. 5
    A11. You need sufficient strength in order to utilize your proper technique and to cover the court efficiently.
     
  5. Zclyh3

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    Q1. How many time do you guy play a week and how long each time?
    I'd say 2 time, 8 hours a week.

    Q2. Do you guys pratice your swing with your racquet at home?
    Hell yeah.

    Q3. Do you guys play more than one location within a week?
    Roughly 2 locations.

    Q4. Do you guys play in tournament?
    Yeah..it's only $12 for the UC tournaments in CA.

    Q5. Do you guys watch badminton tape over and over again.
    I wish I could find some! Help me find some!

    Q6. Who is your favorite player?
    Don't have one.

    Q7. Do you play when friend call you up?
    I'm usually the "friend" that call THEM up.

    Q8. Do you play when you are sick.
    Nothing can stop me from playing badminton.

    Q9. How many different racket model you owned?
    I own a Ti-10 and just got me a new MP100.

    Q10. How many racquet do you have?
    2

    Q11. Do you run on trek mill or build muscle mass for badminton?
    I use to do some conditioning with a coach...but now I just play..which I hate.
     
  6. paul

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    Q1. How many time do you guy play a week and how long each time?
    1-3 per week

    Q2. Do you guys pratice your swing with your racquet at home?
    no
    Q3. Do you guys play more than one location within a week?
    yes
    Q4. Do you guys play in tournament?
    Yes
    Q5. Do you guys watch badminton tape over and over again.
    I like to watch but not the same match again and again.
    Q6. Who is your favorite player?
    Zhoa Jian Hua
    Q7. Do you play when friend call you up?
    Yes
    Q8. Do you play when you are sick.
    Only if its a match
    Q9. How many different racket model you owned?
    I have 2 cab-21 and 2 cab-20tour
    Q10. How many racquet do you have?
    4
    Q11. Do you run on trek mill or build muscle mass for badminton?
    I do fitness work on court and gym work for strength. Dips chins and legpress are my favourite exercises
     
  7. Canyt

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    Q1. How many time do you guy play a week and how long each time?
    A: 2 to 3 times a week, about an hour and a half each time

    Q2. Do you guys pratice your swing with your racquet at home?
    A: I do...but the ceiling is not high enough, so I just practice my movement and footworks without the racquet

    Q3. Do you guys play more than one location within a week?
    A: usually I play in my school's practices and sometimes I play outside in a private club

    Q4. Do you guys play in tournament?
    A: Hell ya! it's fun! the intensity and stuff~

    Q5. Do you guys watch badminton tape over and over again.
    A: I want to..but there's none available>.<

    Q6. Who is your favorite player?
    A: GongZhiChao

    Q7. Do you play when friend call you up?
    A: usually

    Q8. Do you play when you are sick.
    A: No since I think it'll effect my ability and judgement

    Q9. How many different racket model you owned?
    A: Only one...Iso 800..but wanting to get a MP 100~

    Q10. How many racquet do you have?
    A: 2, actually 3...but I don't use that one much

    Q11. Do you run on trek mill or build muscle mass for badminton?
    A: Yes..actually I just go out and have a run and do weights..
     
  8. viver

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    Nowadays I play only 1/week if I have time. But since you wanted to find about badminton "fanatism" my answers refers to the period when I was more active in badminton:

    Q1. At least 5 times/week, minimum 3 h/session
    Q2. Not only swing but also footwoork
    Q3. Yes - 3 locations
    Q4. Yes
    Q5. Yes
    Q6. Tang Hsien Fu (actually Chinese National Men's team coach)
    Q7. Always
    Q8. Yes. Practiced even injured. Ankle sprain practice strokes (clears, serves, net play ...). Arm or wrist injury, do footwork
    Q9. Carltons, YY and actually Winex (4 Winex 600 Sq).
    Q11. Yes. You are more prone to injury if your fitness is not suitable for your playing level
     
  9. Jay

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    Q1. Time: 3-4 times (2-3 hours each time)
    Q2. Swing at home? Used to but killed my raquet and roof :)
    Q3. More than one location? No not really.
    Q4. Tournament? Yes, as much as I can.
    Q5. Badminton tapes? Wish I had some.
    Q6. Favorite player? Yang Yang
    Q7. Do you play when friend call you up? Yes!
    Q8. Do you play when you are sick? Yes!
    Q9. How many different racket model you owned? 3 (Aerotus, Ti-10 that i don't use, and a LEVEL racket from Holland)
    Q10. How many racquet do you have? 3
    Q11. Do you run on trek mill or build muscle mass for badminton? Yups.

    Hey, keep on playing badminton. Just make sure you have a good balance :p
     
  10. Jaysee

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    Q1. Time: 3-4 times (2-3 hours each time)
    Q2. Swing at home? Used to but killed my raquet and roof :)
    Q3. More than one location? No not really.
    Q4. Tournament? Yes, as much as I can.
    Q5. Badminton tapes? Wish I had some.
    Q6. Favorite player? Yang Yang
    Q7. Do you play when friend call you up? Yes!
    Q8. Do you play when you are sick? Yes!
    Q9. How many different racket model you owned? 3 (Aerotus, Ti-10 that i don't use, and a LEVEL racket from Holland)
    Q10. How many racquet do you have? 3
    Q11. Do you run on trek mill or build muscle mass for badminton? Yups.

    Hey, keep on playing badminton. Just make sure you have a good balance :p
     
  11. cooler

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    testing

    my last post didnt went through
     
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    Q1. How many time do you guy play a week and how long each time?
    2 to 3 times/wk, 3 hr each.

    Q2. Do you guys pratice your swing with your racquet at home?
    Yes, with real shuttle too. Footwork to certain madonna's beats
    (Byro, i practice golf swing at home too, #1 wood and irons using homemade balls)

    Q3. Do you guys play more than one location within a week?
    2 to 3 locations

    Q4. Do you guys play in tournament?
    only once to fill in my friend. I know what level i am and i hate the travels and waiting between matches.

    Q5. Do you guys watch badminton tape over and over again.
    yes but my vcr is not working lately. Waiting for cheap DVD-RW and HD vcr.

    Q6. Who is your favorite player?
    zhao jianhua (i haven't seen yangyang on tapes yet), gong,
    carmilla martin too(She could be better a player if she's train under chinese team)

    Q7. Do you play when friend call you up?
    sometime

    Q8. Do you play when you are sick.
    If i can drive there, yes.

    Q9. How many different racket model you owned?
    yonex, proace. Not much choice in cananda

    Q10. How many racquet do you have?
    12 playable racquets

    Q11. Do you run on trek mill or build muscle mass for badminton?
    no, just occasional free weight for wrist. I would if i go to tournaments.
     
  13. Byro-Nenium

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    Sorry for switching subjects Vince......

    Cooler, what are your home made balls made out of?
     
  14. vince poon

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    No big deal Byro, every thread often bring up different subject. I am just glad I am not the only one that swing racquet around the house and some of you do footwork drill at home, I do too. This sound scary, when I watch the badminton tape, I pretend to be the player at the bottom of the screen and pratice footwork drill according where the shuttle is placed by the player on the top of the screen. Boys! they are fast, I have problem simulating their speed and anticipation but it does work for me. Anybody have strange badminton ritual they like to share?
     
  15. Ricky

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    Q1. How many time do you guy play a week and how long each time?
    1 to 3 per week (depending on the workload and schedule of that week). 2 hours each.

    Q2. Do you guys pratice your swing with your racquet at home?
    Sometime, but apartments in HK are usually quite small, i.e. you don't have enough space to do this (you will very easily hit your racquet with the furniture).

    Q3. Do you guys play more than one location within a week?
    Yes.

    Q4. Do you guys play in tournament?
    No, not up to the standard yet.

    Q5. Do you guys watch badminton tape over and over again.
    Yes.

    Q6. Who is your favorite player?
    Most recently - Wang Chen, the best player in HK (but she comes from China team). I was impressed in how fast she can climb up the ranking last year.

    Q7. Do you play when friend call you up?
    Yes.

    Q8. Do you play when you are sick.
    Most of the time.

    Q9. How many different racket model you owned?
    Over 10, from Yonex, Carlton, Mizuno, Gosen, Winex, RSL and Hi-Qua.

    Q10. How many racquet do you have?
    Over 10.

    Q11. Do you run on trek mill or build muscle mass for badminton?
    A little.
     
  16. cb

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    Q1. How many time do you guy play a week and how long each time?
    3 times a week. About 8.5 hours total a week.

    Q2. Do you guys pratice your swing with your racquet at home?
    Is the sky blue? At home, at work...... You don't even need
    a racquet. I only do this during the winter since I don't play
    in the summer. In the summer, I practice my golf swing.....

    Q3. Do you guys play more than one location within a week?
    Just one location.

    Q4. Do you guys play in tournament?
    Sure, but only in Masters events(for old people over the age of 30)

    Q5. Do you guys watch badminton tape over and over again.
    Not obsessively but I do watch.

    Q6. Who is your favorite player?
    Zhao Jianhua, Yang Yang, Subaja/Mainaky

    Q7. Do you play when friend call you up?
    Sometimes.

    Q8. Do you play when you are sick.
    No, it's bad for you.

    Q9. How many different racket model you owned?
    Q10. How many racquet do you have?
    I have 17 CAB 8's and use them exclusively because
    they're affordable and durable.

    Q11. Do you run on trek mill or build muscle mass for badminton?
    No, but I ride a stationary bike 3 times a week to maintain
    my aerobic base.
     
  17. marshall

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    Q1. I play 3 times a week, 3 hours each time. Occasionally, I play an extra 2 hours at another gym also.
    Q2. I practice my swing with and without a racquet. Once, while taking a shower, I was practicing my overhead swing and knocked the shower rod and curtain across the bathroom. Water and soapsuds everywhere!
    Q3. Usually I play at the same location every week, but see Q1.
    Q4. I play in Senior tournaments (brackets are 35 yrs old to 80 in US). It's still badminton, and I'd rather lose than not play. Who can sit and watch other people play for hours and not want to play? Also, I try to learn from good opponents.
    Q5. I watch badminton tapes every day. We cheer for Gong Zhichao even when we know how the match will end.
    Q6. Gong, Xia Xuanze, Ge/Gu, Chandra Wijaya/Tony Gunawan, Kusharyanto/Timur, Ardy Wiranata, Yap Kim Hock are my favorites.
    Q7. Friends don't have to call me up. Thay know where to find me Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
    Q8. I play if I have a cold, because it's a good cure. I tried playing with the flu and a fever, but I just got sicker.
    Q9. Iso 300(2), Iso 600, Cab 9 t-joint, plus 3 racquets I don't like and lend to people.
    Q10. 4 good ones, 3 so-so.
    Q11. I run on soft indoor track, ride stationary bike, use weight machines for chest, back, triceps, abdomen muscles, and legs (especially hamstrings). I've been lazy for about 3 months and need to get back on regular workout program.
    BTW, a Danish coach said that technique is 80-85% of game, the other 15% is endurance and power. But I saw a friend win a tournament (singles) against better players by running them from front to back until they were too tired to use their good technique. One guy fell down and the other almost threw up. So I think conditioning is important, too.
     
  18. vince poon

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    marshall wrote:
    >BTW, a Danish coach said that technique is 80-85% of game, the other >15% is endurance and power. But I saw a friend win a tournament >(singles) against better players by running them from front to back >until they were too tired to use their good technique. One guy fell >down and the other almost threw up. So I think conditioning is >important, too.

    I agree with the Danish coach but you right, technique and endurance go hand in hand, especially in a tournament. Without endurance, your technique go out the window once the fatigue sets in. But with good technique, you use less energy. There one guy I play with who couldn't last more than a match with me, and after the game, he said he need to get on the trekmill to improve his endurance but this guy already can run over an hour on a trekmill. This guy doesn't need to improve his endurance, he need to improve his technique.
     
  19. Jaysee

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    I think its also strategy...
    You can convserve energy if you can set the pace of the game....and attacking and aggressive match will most of the time be more tiring for the attacking player.

    I actually saw in a tournament once player (older) who played a younger, more fit player. But the older player with more experience left all the shuttles that were impossible to get and did not run to get them cuz it would waste energy.

    Just my thoughts
     
  20. vince poon

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    So he does say die and give up but does this strategy work against him or for him? Did he win that match? I see people give up shot too when it seem impossible to reach but those people are old. When you are old, injury comes easy and I totally understand why they say die. If you are not that old and give up hard to reach shot to save energy, that I don't agree. When you give up hard to reach shot, it means you lost the volley, therefore you prelong the game more than you have to, unless you planned to lose in the first place. So is more tiring in the long run because he have to win a volley to get the serve back and win another volley to gain a point.
     

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