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Thread: Solutions for High Serving
06-18-2013, 04:44 AM #1
Solutions for High Serving
Currently a badminton serve has many rules to fulfil before it is considered a valid serve. Amongst these rules is one stating that a serve must come from below the waist (defined as the lowest rib).
If you watch Superseries badminton, you may have noticed that service-judges have a hard time judging what is and isn't a high serve.
Can you think of solutions to this problem?
Since this came from an other thread, here's some we made earlier:
1: Mark the lowest rib on the player (done by a doctor), and leave a hole in the top so the mark can be seen.
2: An easier version might be to mark the line on the shirt instead?
3: Use a laser to define the highest serving point. Forget about waists...
The idea is to discus these (and other) ideas!
06-18-2013, 07:03 AM #2
During Indonesian Open I didn't see any service fault for a short serve (might have missed that). On the other hand flicks were handled more strict. I think when doing flicks you get a bigger advantage if you serve illegaly compared to short serves.
If it stays that way I would be happy with the whole service fault situation.
06-18-2013, 12:41 PM #3
I think it makes more of a difference the higher the lever you're playing at. I'd be perfectly happy leaving the rules as-is for normal competitions, but once you get to international pro tournaments, I don't think the current measurements are good enough.
06-18-2013, 01:41 PM #4
I have the following idea:
(1) Draw a white line across the net at 4 feet above the ground.
(2) Put camera on both sides of the court.
(3) Point the camera in the opposite direction.
(4) The camera should be exactly 4 feet above ground. Obviously, put them in a position where they will not be blocked by anyone. (This might be a bit of a problem in Mixed Doubles.)
(5) If a player wants to challenge the service judge, they just look at instant replay.
Last edited by pcll99; 06-18-2013 at 01:53 PM.
06-18-2013, 01:42 PM #5
06-18-2013, 03:54 PM #6
I think that'd be very helpful when a wrong call has been made, but it's not a system that will help the service judge make a correct decision in the first place. It'd be great to combine it with other measures.
Also, if the cameras are calibrated properly, you wouldn't need an extra line on the net. Messing with the net can make it harder to follow the shuttle with the eye.
06-18-2013, 04:58 PM #7
So, no topless play?
06-18-2013, 06:45 PM #8
It's because Ko Sung Hyun might feel a bit shy ...
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06-18-2013, 09:02 PM #9
06-18-2013, 11:53 PM #10
Last edited by pcll99; 06-19-2013 at 12:00 AM.
06-19-2013, 12:13 AM #11
06-19-2013, 03:01 AM #12
Since the BWF is considering these 'hawk-eye'-esque cameras on the lines, it might fit with their plans.