I have a specific question about smashing technique: I've been trying two different methods of smashing and I need to know which is better and which is the 'standard' one. 1) The smash has a smaller, shorter arc and the racket head finishes around my right knee. This is my normal smash, it's quicker and easier so more suitable for doubles, but not as powerful. 2) The smash has a much bigger, more vertical arc. The racket head goes past my left leg with a longer follow through and finishes slightly behind my body, under my left arm. This takes more time, but produces a lot more power. I generally can only use this in singles or if I can get under the shuttle to jump smash. I don't know if I should be only using one technique as the 'correct' one as I'm not sure which is better overall. Watching the pros, they seem to smash more across their body, as in 2).