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12-07-2013, 01:48 AM #1
Backhand clear - need help picking basic technique
So I have never been able to hit this shot. With youtube, I seem to be getting closer. However, I am getting confused with various coaches and techniques.
I was wondering if there was a recommended technique by the people on this board.
I came across the Xiong Guo Bao - videos - but in a another thread - people didn't think this was a good technique.
I saw Lee Jae Bok, Jimmy Lin, British Badminton assoc and few others I can't remember off the top of my head.
So if there is a recommended technique or video - that would be great.
Thanks in advance
12-07-2013, 04:41 AM #2
You want to be able to do backhand clear by watching video without investing in coaching. Not even Einstein could do that.
Last edited by latecomer; 12-07-2013 at 04:43 AM.
12-07-2013, 07:49 AM #3
I think a good coaching video on internet can be equivalent to having a personal coach tell you the same things in person, as long as you have possibility to practice with other players too.
I think Lee Jae Bok's videos are very good. Maybe this video from thejym can be useful?
Also read badmintonbible article on backhand clear
12-07-2013, 07:57 AM #4
Don't get bogged down to much in detail. This video covers a back hand clear. It does not show grip but it is important to remember you do not use try to use the backhand grip if the shuttle is behind you and you have to fully turn your body the opposite direction of the net. Ignore lee Jae boks video(he is right but) I think it is confusing for a beginner(except the bit about how to use the wrist, listen to that very very important http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBMrmV2DYvo)
Concentrate on spanking the shuttle(focus power) and getting that nice flush sound and relax. That nice flush sound will tell you if you have the right grip etc.
Here - learn from the master ignore everyone else, just do what you see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0sY9Qof7J8
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12-07-2013, 11:14 AM #5
12-07-2013, 11:18 AM #6
Thanks visor and craigandy for the suggestions and the video links very helpful.
I was hoping Taufik Hidyat had done a seminar on the backhand clear - it seems so effortless.
But then again with extremely talented players - their technique might not be optimal as their talent could compensate for any mistakes. In my case it might get magnified!
12-07-2013, 12:18 PM #7
about the comment about a video being equivalent to a coach telling you - A coach is not there JUST to tell you stuff. Arguably the most important aspect is to correct your technique
12-07-2013, 12:33 PM #8
OP, why don't you post a video of you playing the bh clear. May be easier for people to comment and correct you.
12-07-2013, 01:35 PM #9
12-07-2013, 02:45 PM #10
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12-07-2013, 03:46 PM #11
A backhand clear isn't difficult to hit. Relaxed, use your back and shoulder with rotation, don't slice the shuttle, and use feather not nylon. The most difficult part is the footwork to get to the position early.
12-07-2013, 04:13 PM #12
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12-07-2013, 06:37 PM #15
Here's another pro...
12-08-2013, 04:06 AM #16
12-08-2013, 06:58 AM #17
Most recreational players can't, because they either get there too late in the first place or use a tennis backhand to hit.
I can do a baseline-to-baseline backhand clear if somebody feeds a shuttle to me, but in a match I can only do an awkward backhand drop because of poor footwork. I would do overhead otherwise if I really could get there early.