Wood Shot - Shot that results when the base of the shuttle is hit by the frame of the racket. Once illegal, this shot was ruled acceptable by the International Badminton Federation in 1963. I think this term also relates to the old days when the racket frame was made of wood, like the brand "Dunlop/Maxply" which is heavier, unlike today. When you hit the wooden frame the shuttle can bounce off in an unexpected direction and can catch your opponent totally by surprise. It was once considered NOT a 'clean' hit, therefore a "fault". Not now anymore. I think similarly when the shuttle touches the net tape on its way to your opponent's court, it was once considered a fault or "re-serve" (let) depending on whether it landed on or beyond the short service line or not, like in table-tennis. Now, it is considered OK if it lands on or beyond the short service line.