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squash vs badminton

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by kmodak, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. thunder.tw

    thunder.tw Regular Member

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    Even a superficial glance at the rules of squash will give you your answer.
     
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    i know it says you cannot obstruct your opponent, but you can still exploit that loophole.

    you could move slower, or just whip it really hard back yourself.
     
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    badminton > squash
     
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    It also completely neglects the difference in masses of the objects being struck as well as the energy losses due to the deformation of the ball. Speed by itself means little.
     
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    In either case the point would be awarded to your opponent or at best a let would be given. '

    Seriously, you think such an obvious exploit hasn't been considered??
     
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    in other words, you have to "cooperate" with your opponent to make the game work. this ruins the flow.
     
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    I used to love squash until it screwed up my knee, now I only play badminton mostly singles.

    Squash is a game that I enjoyed playing but hate watching.
    Badminton is a game that I enjoy playing and watching.

    To me both sports were equally taxing especially since I was never into that boring straight strokes near the wall.
     
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    You've never even played squash so your comment is idiotic. In other words pretty much standard for your posts.
     
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    squash is full of collisions...















    unintentional and OTHERWISE
     
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    I don't see the finesse in squash. seems like it's mostly a power game, like tennis.
     
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    Naaaah, squash is definitely not a power game, if it where the players would all be beefcakes like they are in tennis.

    also, there simply isn't enough space to develop the sort of power you get in tennis.

    to a level power is important, but past a point it actually hampers you. if you look at some of the egyptian players like ashur, the tricks he pulls and the deception and movement definitely show how much finesse squash requires.
     
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    Ask a badminton player and they'll tell you that badminton is the most demanding sport in the world.

    Ask a squash player and they'll tell you that squash is the most demanding sport in the world.

    Ask a hockey player and they'll tell you that hockey is the most demanding sport in the world.

    Ask a tennis player and they'll tell you that tennis is the most demanding sport in the world.

    Ask a boxer and they'll tell you that boxing is the most demanding sport in the world.


    Ask your local sports network what the most demanding sport is and they'll come up with a highly biased list of the most popular sports in that country.

    Everyone wants to play the most demanding sport, and in the end, it's just a popularity contest. I don't think we'll ever come to an exact answer to any of those questions.
     
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    **** squash, gooo badminton!
     
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    Is there deception in squash
     
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    I am a badminton player. All other sports are more demanding :) but thats mainly because i'm tuned to badminton.

    I used to play squash. It is quite demanding due to the racket weight and heavy ball (compare baddy players complaining about a few extra grams in their racket/bp points/plastics are too heavy vs feathers!). There is a steep physicality curve though. If you/opponent are crap/intermediate then squash feels not very demanding. if you're both good/advanced then it is very demanding.
    Badminton is more agility and reflex. I feel opposite to what someone else said in a previous post.
    I find badminton to be like cardio (high intensity light work). and squash more like light weight training.(moderate intensity, medium work)
     
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    I played both and loved both. Here is my assessment
    1) Squash feels great when you are playing but super boring to watch other people playing especially the pros with their endless wall hugging shots.
    2) Squash is less stressful on the knees
    3) Less chance of breaking the racket with badminton
    4) Accidental hits with the shuttle on the body are a lot lot lot less painful than with the squash ball.
    5) Shuttle does not need to warm up :)
    6) Squash ball last probably a month++ compared to 1 game with the shuttle.

    Seriously I feel badminton is a lot more exciting with the huge variety of shots and techniques. This is just my personal opinion.
     
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    That link is to a survey asking the opinions of American personal trainers: not exactly scientific. Probably most of those people have barely even heard of badminton.
     
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    This whole squash vs badminton thing is a joke. Comparing one sport as being 'harder' than another is a complete waste of time. There is no standard badminton level or squash level. The four old ladies I see hitting around at my gym burn less calories than I do getting dressed in the morning. I've competed in numerous sports and compared to how spent I feel after a soccer match or a hockey game both squash and badminton are a walk in the park.

    The point isn't which sport is 'harder', the point is that either way you are ahead of the game. At least you're out there burning calories rather than sitting on your couch playing video games or surfing the net.
     
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    How often does a racket clash occur in squash?

    I've never played squash before, but is the ball that hard? So it'll actually hurt if the ball hits me at high speed?
     
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    why don't you google for squash ball bruise ;)
     

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