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Your height?

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by jianlian23, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. jianlian23

    jianlian23 Regular Member

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    Im just wondering how tall you guys are and if your height affects your game.
    I think tall players are better at attacking (Smashers) and short player are better at defence(Dont have to bend down to get low shots).
     
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    Taller people can reach further but can't defend well when the shuttlecock is hit at their body while short people can't reach as far but can defend well if the shuttlecock is hit at their body.
     
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    im 6'2ish and i hate being tall. I wish i could shrink 4 inches just to make things right for me.
     
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    Man.... I take your 4" shrink.... I am 5'2ish....
    Soo I am gonna be 5'6 :cool: man i am ruin my day :eek:
     
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    iph03n1xi Regular Member

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    I'm around...5'8" to 5'9"? I wish I was an inch or two taller though...would help with some of my shots.
     
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    same here, i'm 5'2 5'3? one of the shortest ppl playing at rosemead hahhah
     
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    I've been 5'11/6 since I was 12. Even though I'm not that tall, I do agree that I'm weak against body-shots.
     
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    I lost 1" in the past year. I am getting too old even thou i am 19:p:p. I am still 6'1"
     
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    oh yeah! transfer height anyone? haha i would definitely offer some of my height if that was possible, getting tired of living a 6'2 haha
     
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    I am 5'4. Of course I am still in my growing mode, but I wish to get taller much faster. I can't smash steeply from the baseline without jumping. =(
    And how I wish I could dunk when playing basketball..
     
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    I think I'm about 5'10, which I'm pretty happy with. =D
     
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    I'm 5'2 boo hoo
     
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    I am 6'5" here. The height is both an advantage and disadvantage.

    A little tall for someone who is Indonesian/Chinese in background.
     
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    6'1-2 here, id drop 2 inches if i could :(
     
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    im about 5'10", theres one great thing about shorter like short players they have a lower center of gravity and they are able to move really fast around the court if they have great leg strength, footwork and explosiveness. but yes it can be disadvantagous to them as well.
     
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    Yeah, pass them over to kwun :p
    He can then switch to basketball.
     
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    im not sure inches..but im 173cm..i also wish can be taller..at least no need to jump ..
     
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    I'm a litle over 6 feet tall.(185 cm) As mentioned before it is harder for tall people to defend against shots that are very close to the body. I also find it harder to return smashes.
     

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