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    Quote Originally Posted by Udonming View Post
    Night time is even worse because hot air accumulates. Best time will be the morning.
    From our experiences, it was like playing badminton in a huge sauna room and if you don't take a break after 2 games the chance you got pass out is pretty high.
    Well, I definitely will take a note on this if they don't have air-con, nothing personal.
    Free sauna, isn't that a good thing? Pumping in cold air (air conditioning) isn't the only solution for keeping an optimal temperature. It has a lot to do with the way the building is engineered. I hope I don't disappoint you. Just a sidenote, we get a nice breeze down here being right on the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    I don't doubt you. Most likely that place (as most if not all baddy places in Richmond) are converted warehouses with absolutely zero attention paid to ventilation. Hence they will become stuffy in the hot weather.... I hope that this BV will have some kind of ventilation as kwun has described. Afterall it is not a converted warehouse and it seems like quite a lot of thought and planning has been put into the design and building.
    aw shucks....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad-vancouver View Post
    Free sauna, isn't that a good thing? Pumping in cold air (air conditioning) isn't the only solution for keeping an optimal temperature. It has a lot to do with the way the building is engineered. I hope I don't disappoint you. Just a sidenote, we get a nice breeze down here being right on the water.
    Do you leave the barn doors or vents open for the breeze to cool off the inside space?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad-vancouver View Post
    so if I cooked asian food for your on weekends, would you play weekends?
    My friends and I bring our kids with us (about 8 adults and 6 small kids). They play in the area with the TV and couches at ClearOne Leslie. Then we go to Aberdeen Mall cuz that's the largest area for all of us with a variety of food. Family time and all that jazz. Does your place have something similar to accomodate all of us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobalt View Post
    Do you leave the barn doors or vents open for the breeze to cool off the inside space?
    The ventilation system is responsible for maintaining the temperature. I only mentioned the cool breeze on the island as its actually quite pleasant outside down here even on hot days.

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    To build a masterpiece is one thing, how to maintain the people is another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanucksDynasty View Post
    My friends and I bring our kids with us (about 8 adults and 6 small kids). They play in the area with the TV and couches at ClearOne Leslie. Then we go to Aberdeen Mall cuz that's the largest area for all of us with a variety of food. Family time and all that jazz. Does your place have something similar to accomodate all of us?
    Unfortunately not. I don't forsee an asian supermall opening up on Mitchell island in the near future. If all the little ones need are couches and big screens, I'm sure we can find somthing to keep them occupied. ps. any reason the little ones aren't playing badminton amongst themselves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad-vancouver View Post
    Unfortunately not. I don't forsee an asian supermall opening up on Mitchell island in the near future. If all the little ones need are couches and big screens, I'm sure we can find somthing to keep them occupied. ps. any reason the little ones aren't playing badminton amongst themselves?
    A bit too young (2-5yrs) to follow instructions for 2 hrs. The plan is when they are a bit older to get them into it (ie. lessons).

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanucksDynasty View Post
    A bit too young (2-5yrs) to follow instructions for 2 hrs. The plan is when they are a bit older to get them into it (ie. lessons).
    sounds about right. I think you'll be the best judge on whether or not we can keep your children entertained while you and your friends play badminton. Looking forward to seeing you.

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    The complaint I heard from some Vancouver players -the floor seems to be too hard in the gyms using mat over concrete.
    They like the floors in the 2 clubs in Seattle which is suspended floor when they come down to play. So if your floor system
    has good support, you should be able to attract players.

    Yes, didn't realize VRC court area is bare wood without any finish until a conversation with a VRC board member recently,
    only the non-court area is finished/coated. The downside is the cost, VRC has to resurface the floor every few years (3-5 ?) and need
    to replace the floor sooner than floors with finish due to each resurface actually shave off some wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clinton View Post
    The complaint I heard from some Vancouver players -the floor seems to be too hard in the gyms using mat over concrete.
    They like the floors in the 2 clubs in Seattle which is suspended floor when they come down to play. So if your floor system
    has good support, you should be able to attract players.

    Yes, didn't realize VRC court area is bare wood without any finish until a conversation with a VRC board member recently,
    only the non-court area is finished/coated. The downside is the cost, VRC has to resurface the floor every few years (3-5 ?) and need
    to replace the floor sooner than floors with finish due to each resurface actually shave off some wood.
    clinton, which 2 clubs are these? I'm always interested in hearing what players like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad-vancouver View Post
    clinton, which 2 clubs are these? I'm always interested in hearing what players like.
    Bellevue and Seattle Badminton Club.

    i have been to SBC and the feel of the floor is very good. and the fact that they are suspended explains why. nothing beats a properly done suspended wooden floor. our knees are not getting any younger.

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    Will there be a pro shop and what are you planning on carrying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanucksDynasty View Post
    Will there be a pro shop and what are you planning on carrying?
    I would assume that a proper badminton facility would have a pro shop. What would you ideally like to see carried in the pro shop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udonming View Post
    To build a masterpiece is one thing, how to maintain the people is another.
    udonming, I would never talk about Badminton Vancouver as being a masterpiece. Like all new things, its a work in progress and there will be the bumps along the way. I can only wish in my wildest dreams that I am working towards creating a masterpiece and for the time being I will have to be satisfied that I have done as much as I can into attempting to create a masterpiece. I think Badminton Vancouver will always be a work in progress, constantly looking for ways to improve the badminton experience. I hope that you will enjoy the new badminton centre by continuing to show your support if you like what we have done.

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    bad-vancouver,

    You're heading in the right direction here. If it's a masterpiece, people will naturally come. All ventures and initiatives come with risks. Nothing will be built if nobody risks anything. Good luck with it and hopefully what you built will keep customers coming back for more!

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    As Kwun mentioned, Seattle Badminton Club (open last December) and Bellevue Badminton Club.
    We were able to build the floor cost effective, basically, 3/4 inch rubber pads on the bottom and 2 layers of 3/4 inches wood on top.
    I think typical suspended/floating floor, has 1 layer of pad and 2 to 3 layers of wood on top.

    Also the type of finish coating can give you the grip you want.

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