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12-20-2011, 11:37 PM #392
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12-21-2011, 01:18 AM #397
thanks cantsmashthis for coming in to clear things up
makes perfect sense now
if saina was a foot further back, she probably wouldn't have been faulted
12-21-2011, 06:28 PM #398
But I am wondering, do the players know that, actually that kind of blocking is illegal in badminton? Like what LD (from the video) and Saina (from the picture) did. If they had known about it, why do they still put their rackets up before their opponents hit a stroke? If they had known that it is illegal, they should know they will not be awarded a point even though the shuttle 'luckily' hit their rackets and bounce back to their opponents' side. So, what for they still put their rackets up?
Or is it because they thought that is actually legal so they raise their rackets up and try for some luck?
12-21-2011, 06:37 PM #399
I'm not quite sure, but it could be instinct to protect themselves. I guess for pros, that's how they may protect themself.
As for me, I'd cower down into a ball.
12-21-2011, 07:53 PM #400
Question: Why do they still put their rackets up before their opponents hit a stroke?
Like CantSmashThis has replied; it could be the instinct to protect themselves.
For me as a coach, I tell my trainees/charges it's illegal to do that. I am sure that qualified coaches would have told their charges the same.
When we players enter tournaments, we need to know the Laws of Badminton; then we can understand how umpires make their calls.
It's silly for players and umpires (and tournament referee) to bring out the book of Laws of Badminton during the match to settle the dispute.
Anyway, it's good that this issue/matter has now been informed for our BC members.
As I have said before, when I see a player holding up his/her racket at the net (when I am at the net to reply the shot), I wouldn't even do my over-the-net stroke (since he/she is obstructing my stroke). And explain to him/her that he/she cannot do that.
Last edited by chris-ccc; 12-21-2011 at 08:02 PM.
12-21-2011, 10:33 PM #401
Take a look at these 2 cases, in the same match (SS Finals, round 2); they tell the story of how a player prepare for the net-kill. I notice that Taufik almost always steps back to the service line, giving himself the option to lunge for a weak net return, or to counter a weak net-kill. He has done this time and again in many, many matches. Obviously he has trained for this, as an extension of his net-play.
12-21-2011, 11:42 PM #402
I hope one of these days an umpire will surprise us with a different decision in favour of a situation like SN's so that players will not conclude that it is an automatic fault. Visor has given us a credible reason that SN should not be faulted had she stood about a foot further away. It helps the umpire to see the whole incident better.
12-22-2011, 12:36 AM #403
12-22-2011, 07:46 AM #404
12-22-2011, 07:56 AM #405
Only if SN is more than 2 feet away from the net.
Loh, the next time when I meet you I shall show you how easily a racket-head can go 2 feet horizontally over the net into the opponent's space.
In a match, if the umpire doesn't fault my opponent holding up his racket near the net (trying to block my stroke as described in previous posts), I would request for the umpire to see a demonstration of my follow-through; to convince him that my racket will clash with my opponent's racket.
Note: In the post before this, I mentioned that it's permitted to block in the game of volleyball (like SN and LD did); This is because a follow-through of the hand of a volleyball striker hardly get to follow-through more than 3 inches over the high volleyball net-tape.
Last edited by chris-ccc; 12-22-2011 at 08:08 AM.
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