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01-13-2006, 05:51 AM #86
jerby, i agree but i have to say that the grip is more important than the racket as well, if you have a rubbish grip then the racket might just fly out of your hand
Last edited by lindanfan; 01-13-2006 at 05:55 AM.
01-13-2006, 06:03 AM #87Originally Posted by lindanfan
To me shoes are top priority for "safety" reasons
string(tension) are real performance enhancers
and rackets/grips/etc just make it more comfortable and perhaps a bit easier.
But peopel should stop makign statements as "this racket improved m game 20%"
or: "this arcket made me smash twice as hard"
01-13-2006, 08:00 AM #88Originally Posted by jerby
i still bought those rackets anyway
01-13-2006, 08:17 AM #89
I'm not saying you shouldn't buy a new racket.
hell I've got an ns8k myself....
but honestly: My power didn't improve, my shots didn't get more accurate.
But it made the game more comfortable. it hits "nice"..and that's what im looking for...
Off course soem raquets pack more power. teh mp100 i wa sholdign the other day certainly had umph in it...but i can't say "my game was at a completly higher level"...
following is a direct quote form an ns8k-revieuw....exactly teh thign i disagree with
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01-13-2006, 08:40 AM #90
i have been looking at some advanced coaching routines and they include alot of theory (badminton physcology). i guess that would also benefit your game more than any racket beacuse if you know where your openent is going to return the shuttle it makes the game a whole lot easier
01-13-2006, 05:34 PM #91Originally Posted by lindanfan
" correctly anticipating your opponents shots can help your game significantly. but if you anticipated wrong then x_X "
01-13-2006, 05:37 PM #92Originally Posted by tinkerbella122
01-14-2006, 12:03 PM #93
I would say that the only equipment that could possibly make a more than minute diffference to your game is strings and grip and possibly shoes
01-14-2006, 12:40 PM #94Originally Posted by fast3r
01-14-2006, 12:45 PM #95Originally Posted by lindanfan
01-14-2006, 12:48 PM #96Originally Posted by fast3r
01-14-2006, 09:49 PM #97
receiving serve return in singles: any advice?
I have been playing for 25 years but, having started in the former Soviet Union, I must have missed some basics. One problem that bothers me is that, even though I have pretty good and decent stamina, I am having trouble in singles returning the serve return after I serve. Get it? I serve, the other guy returns and, more often than not, I am in trouble. I have especially tough time reaching fast drops in the corners. If I get them, I get them too low. If I try stand closer to the net and get ready to run forward, I have a tough time reacting to a fast clear shot. In general, I cover the court OK (well, at my level) - but this first shot is really tough. I recently lost a lot of weight by doing very serious conditioning. My stamina improved dramatically; actually my speed during the rallies is better, too - but this issue persists.
Any suggestions? Maybe, it is my stance? Maybe, it is some move that I need to make when the other hits the birdie (or right before it?) Maybe, it is mental? Any suggestions are welcome.
01-15-2006, 12:14 PM #98Originally Posted by korsunbo
01-15-2006, 02:07 PM #99Originally Posted by lindanfan
01-15-2006, 03:04 PM #100Originally Posted by lindanfan
01-15-2006, 03:50 PM #101
In my opinion the split step (I don't think it's drop) is very usefull right when you serve long, clear high or have a long lift. Make sure u are on ur toes, low to the ground, balanced and have your feet spread out. Visualize urselve reaching every shot and getting on to the attack and most important have confidence. I prefere to bounce with both feet equally in this sitation but I think it depends on the type of footwork you have. (ex prefer chasse or cross over)
After the initial shots, just make sure u have a little hop (I agree with the poster before me that the left leg should hop a bit more) before the opponent hits the shot on the way back to the base if you dropped or smashed (basically when ur on the attack). Watch ZJH or peter Gade as they perform this very well.
Last edited by ploppers; 01-15-2006 at 03:53 PM.
01-15-2006, 04:05 PM #102Originally Posted by fast3r
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