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Why do i keep missing??

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by Chander9204, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. Chander9204

    Chander9204 Regular Member

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    Hi guys... I've been playing badminton for many years and still facing a problem... Whenever there's a high shuttle coming towards me... I'll still miss hitting the shuttle even after having a proper aim on the shuttle... Even if i happen to hit it, it'll most likely to be in contact with my racket frame... It happens in 6/10(approx) high shuttles. Please help me out guys... :(
     
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    First, make sure your vision is fine. Then go hire a coach.
     
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    Chander9204 Regular Member

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    I see... Is there any basics that I've missed perhaps?
     
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    High shuttles that are properly lifted high to baseline , especially feathers, are notoriously difficult to time the hit... due to the near vertical drop. It can be quite difficult to time a hard smash, if so, you could try a half smash or a drop or clear.
     
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    I'll try practicing with these moves then... Thanks a lot visor:)
     
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    watch the shuttle, don't turn your head or take eyes off too soon! Get a coach (or someone knowledgable) to watch your technique
     
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    Watch the shuttle?? I often get my eyes off it(closed or looking towards the opponent's court) before i swing my racket... Could this be the cause??
     
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    Waddaya mean you don't watch the shuttle at strike? If you look at slow motion videos of pro players, their eyes are glued onto the shuttle until they hit it.
     
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    I tried to keep my eye locked as long as possible... But as soon as i begin to swing my racket, i dont lock on them anymore... Its been a habit ever since... Hahaha
     
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    I was watching a game with Mia Audina the other day when I was discussing around the head shots with someone. Yes! They definitely are hard to hit. I haven't really had this problem because gyms I play at have such low ceilings (there are still lifts and clears, of course).
    Assuming that you have time to move because it is such a high shots, you might be able to get a better perspective by moving to the side of the birdie before you get under/behind the shuttle to hit it. ex. your partner thinks it's a really easy shot because he's standing to the side, so I figure it might be easier to try that.
    I hope this helps!
     
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    What??! Didnt expect it's categorised as "hard to hit".. Wow... Gonna try this as well... Thanks a lot!!
     
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    Are you fine with other part of your game?
     
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    Sorry latecomer... Other part meaning??
     
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    Of course not your body parts. Can you smash, drop, drive, push, lift, etc.
     
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    Wouldn't consider myself a pro player... Somewhere around Intermediate... As all of the other part above... Mostly yes.. But theres still place for improvement =)
     
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    If you mis-hit a high clear 6 out of 10 times, something wrong with you. The only solution is you need to see either a doctor or a coach.
     
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    Oh my.....
     
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    How often do you play?
     
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    Used to play once a week for 2 hours when i was in high school... Then a long stop... Started again last year till present - 2-3 times a week for abt 2-3 hours per session...
     
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    Basically, you are still beginner and not experienced enough to know what to change to give you greater consistency. Short term benefit would be to train consistency with your imperfect technique.

    You need what Malaysians refer to as "stroke practice".
     

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