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    what are the best books ever written on badminton?

    English, Chinese, or other languages are fine. thanks.

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    That book is not written or published so far.

    I've done a subjective and personal survey on the published, accessible knowledge on Badminton ranging from Amazon's litany of Success in Steps, Drills, Strokes, Muscles in English, a range of most German and one Chinese (oddly enough co-written by a German; I skipped the French and Bahasa so there you might find that super book, I've also read here on the forums that there was a Danish book project published by active int'l shuttlers in 2003/4 but never translated into English); Jake Downey's ebooks from the 1980s, the myriad of blog entries, the better posts here on the forum and last-not-least the academic English literature, from anthropometrics, shuttlecock trajectory simulation to RFID chips as tracking methods ... not to mention the videos by coaches like J Lin, or by the BWF schooling programme.

    pcll99, you've read my earlier post on the first 5 shots. I bet you're not going to read this in any commercial book or on any blog between 1999 and April 2012, despite the fact that the underlying technique, the notational analysis, has been in the coaching industry at least since the mid 1990s; and backward induction has been there since at least the 1970s and also got recognition by the Nobel prize committee.

    I have not bought one single book on Badminton so far, none looked like worth the penny, but the best insights I got for free.

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    I also surveyed Worldcat.org (the world's largest catalogue on books and libraries)

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    There are plenty of beginner books on badminton. It depends what the reader is looking for.

    Books lag behind current knowledge in all subjects.

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    i found a few good books written in Chinese

    http://115.com/file/dpzjsla9#

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