I'm almost certain I already know the answer to this, but I'm interested to see what others say. I know your feet have to be both on the ground, inside the service lines on hitting the shuttle, but what if you stand as far to the right side of the court as you legally can and reach as far to the right as you can, hitting the shuttle outside the court boundaries. Obviously, you still hit the shuttle diagonally to the opponent's receiving court, below the waist, with the racket downward, etc. There is no rule that says the shuttle has to be hit while inside the court, right? And I know somebody is going to say, 'Why would you want to?' I know the risks involved, but I've got a pretty powerful way of striking the shuttle this way that cuts across the court fairly low and at a sharp angle, which I think would be awkward to hit. I'm curious to try it sometime, although it might be a bit too cut-throat (and sometimes a bit wild). I can't see any reason why this wouldn't be legal. Any thoughts?