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    Default Test - Post your playing style and your horoscope

    Hi

    I would like to do a little test in here about personallity and playing style, is there a fit? Recruiment people have a lot of concepts trying to reveal people, at different levels from simple models like 'the whole brain theory' or the Enneagram to more advanced stuff.

    On the other hand, where I live the concept of the horoscope is considered, not serious and not scientific, so it does not have the same status. In my point of I view in dont find much difference between the business models and the horoscope.

    Whehter you beleive it or not, please be a part of this test, as I want to see whether there is pattern.

    What I want you to do is to state:

    Age: (you can skip this one, if you dont like it)
    Level:
    Playing style: (more than a single word but max a few lines please).
    Horoscope:

    Please do it in that order. I dont want you to start with your horoscope, trying to figure out whether there is a fit or not. I dont want any evalution on that (at least not at first). So just describe your playing style and then state your the horoscope.

    Thx
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    Age: 29
    Level: (Low?) Intermediate
    Playing Style: Aggressive rear-court player; Decent athleticism & anticipation, but zero finesse.
    Star Sign: Cancer

    I sort of believe there may be some truth in star signs being predictors of personality - not because of the alignment of planets or anything like that though.
    I just think that if you were born in September, then you would always have been the oldest in your school year (in the UK at least) - and you might be bigger than the other kids (allowing you to excel in team sports; making it less likely you were bullied, etc) and perhaps more mature/confident, etc - and your experiences as a child would have a significant bearing on how you turned out as an adult.
    Obviously there are other, more important factors, but if you had a large enough sample size, you might start to see a vague pattern.

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    Thx, hope there will be more. 'Finesse' - what is that in relation to badminton? You did not mean fitness right, but more something like being sloppy with details?

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    "Finesse" players are very skillful, using precise shot placement and execution. They have a very delicate touch at the net, play tight and accurate drop shots, and often use a lot of deception.
    They don't just smack everything as hard as they can...

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    Age: 14
    Level:Intermediate/Advanced
    Playing style: Aggressive but can be accurate and precise when I need to.
    Horoscope: Virgo

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    Age: 28
    Level: Intermediate
    Playing style: Aggressive smasher at the rear court most of the time, but when in front, I am not too aggressive for some unknown reasons.
    Horoscope: Taurus

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    Age: 18
    Level: Intermediate
    Playing: Aggressive power smasher, fast and aggressive drops at the net
    Horoscope: Cancer

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    Age: 13
    Level: Low/intermediate
    Playing style: Playing with patience, but also all too reactive - 'Keep the shuttle going approach'. Sometimes get stubborn and win. Tried to decide who will win with in the first few points. Too serious, which destroyed my creative/playing skills.
    Horoscope: Capricorn


    (Lol, I am 32 today, but not playing, and there is a huge gap between my theoretical badminton knowledge and practical playing skills. So I cheated a bit and choose an age where I was stuck not developing).

    BTW: Sketchy thx for the explanation.

    And thx to all of you for posting, that is the form I like

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    Age: 15
    Level: Intermediate
    Playing Style: Love to smash but wait for right opportunity when i get a week return. Otherwise push to backhand. Also LOVE net shots, especially crosscourt nets. =D
    Horoscope: Gemini

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    Age: 15
    Level: Higher intermediate
    Playing style: All-around the court with some tricky shots. However, I'm more comfortable in front of the court with some tricky net plays.
    Horoscope: Sagittarius

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    Default I got a stronger style, but dislike it...

    Age: 22
    Level: Intermediate
    Playing style: Rally 4 corners till they drop dead on the court. Prefer to aim at the line and tap it down accurately.

    Reaction = very slow, usually can't read slice drop properly and barely reach it when it's 3 inches off the front court, thankfully I can control it well enough to let it barely go over the net, so my opponent don't really gain anything from my slow reaction.

    Smash power = Ahahaha, what smash power? T_T Still trying very hard to learn how to smash properly... Trying very hard.

    weakness = slow to turn forehand to backhand when driving the shuttle. often have to hit backhand with forehand grip and couldn't hit powerfully enough.

    Horoscope: Gemini

    Gain a lot of confident if opponent keep making mistakes. Don't have much stamina, but my playstyle trick everyone into thinking I'm fit... So they rush to finish me off. Which I feed off their mistakes and reckless attacking shots.

    but really, I hate the way I play, I want to be a much more aggressive player. But sometimes, that's the only way I can win.

    e.g. Aggressive = 19-21 lost first set, then start defending play... 21-7, 21-12 win.

    still... Really dislike the way I play...

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    age: 19
    level: university varsity team in canada. probably average compared to other canada varsity players.
    style: all about speed. my reflexes and leg strength are my biggest assets, so i do a lot of offensive play (not necessarily full smashing every time, but fairly high paced) and counter-attacking on defense. This means that i pull off some amazing shots and pick-ups, but i have a hard time slowing the pace down, and my endurance can't keep up with my fast, sometimes inefficient footwork. Maybe I need to change my mentality to slow myself down sometimes.
    horoscope: taurus

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    Age: 22
    Level: Intermediate
    Style: overall my style is an aggresive one, i didn't like rally-ing too much bcoz i have a limited stamina
    Single: more into a control player but still use power alot
    Double: use power alot and rarely do any placing
    Horoscope: Capricorn

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    Age: 17
    Level: Intermediate
    Style: Careless, rash but considerably fast compared to people around my standard and love rallying. Mostly play singles because i feel insecure in doubles and tend to be pressured by my partner
    horoscope: Capricorn

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    Age : 19
    Level: i would say intermediate :P
    Style:
    Non-game (rally) : Play more passively, hitting it to a reachable area around the opponent ( depending on their skill level), no slice and unpredictable shots. Basically keep the rally going. ( this helps me train stamina and helps me teach myself to hit more effectively)
    Game : Play more aggressively, smashing at the back when the chance comes, cross court drops, , "hard " drives when i am at the rear ( sounds like a smash) , "point" smash ( or whatever you call it) for angle, drops that tumble and fakes. :P ( while all this, learning to move faster, react faster and fix my hits ( fix things like sometimes accidentally slicing the shot even though i want a crisp hit)
    Horoscope : pisces

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    Interesting topic here. (Old thread sorreh)

    Where are all my pisces at?

    Age: 20+
    Level:
    Style: Passive play, I don't really use aggression to force the downward shots to prevent errors. I usually try to react instead of anticipate which makes me a little slow but not easily deceived by deceptive shots. I stand-smash really hard but prefer to do slice drops from the rearcourt. I don't really like doing tricks on court and just keep it simple to prevent errors. I like to lift and clear even in high level of doubles(not cool) maybe because i despise flat shots. ))

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    Age 34
    Level : Intermediate
    Style : Attacking conservatively through placement and deception. Decent smash with range of strokes (relative to people in my standard). Slow round court (heavy ), but decent anticipation.
    Star sign: Sagittarius

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