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    Question badmintons smash

    How do you practice your smash so that it will never touch the net ever again? Also please give me some things I need to do because I have stopped playing badminton for more than 6 months and I have not been physically active by any means. I just surfed the net all day long.

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    I really need it.

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    for me, i just imagine the the net is higher than the actual net height so i can always hit over the net, that's my tactic, hope it helps

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    but I also want it to be deadly... how is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrick2197 View Post
    but I also want it to be deadly... how is that?
    A smash is not deadly because it is steep. A smash is deadly because it is accurate, powerful and steep. Aim a foot above the net on every shot. This will stop it ever hitting the net. Get behind the shuttle so that you can better aim and get your bodyweight into the shot. Search for a high contact point to get the best angle possible given your court position i.e. standing on back line = not very steep, whereas midcourt = very steep. Note, that you can use less power to get the shuttle more steep by using slice, if you are really worried about the angle. However, just hitting the best angle you can, without ever hitting the net, should be sufficient.

    Now then, what if they still get my smash back???? How can I get more power and angle? In my opinion, if your smash is ineffective, you are not placing it accurately. You do not need to add more power or more angle, just place it better - a few inches in either direction mean all the difference between easy hitting zone and confusion/awkward return (which means your partner can finish the point, or you can come forwards to finish it yourself seeing as you are well behind the shuttle with your bodyweight coming forwards!).

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    tryin holdin ur bat jus above ur handle a bit.. it helps in controllin n 4 parallel game also

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrick2197 View Post
    How do you practice your smash so that it will never touch the net ever again? Also please give me some things I need to do because I have stopped playing badminton for more than 6 months and I have not been physically active by any means. I just surfed the net all day long.
    Get on court. Hit more shuttles. Work out what adjustments work for you.

    Good amateur players are on court 4-6 times a week working on their game. Spending all you time surfing the net makes you really good at......surfing the net.
    Last edited by Cheung; 09-17-2012 at 08:25 PM.

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    Most of my steep smashes are blocked back and I ended up retrieving low in front court. My "flat" smashes, however won points easily. Do you still want to go for only steep smashes ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSeeley View Post
    In my opinion, if your smash is ineffective, you are not placing it accurately. You do not need to add more power or more angle, just place it better - a few inches in either direction mean all the difference between easy hitting zone and confusion/awkward return
    Great advice, thanks!

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    Default Don't think... Feel

    I know, it sound cheesy.

    I don't actually know how high the net is... I just kinda... feel how high it is. And when I smash, I aim my shuttle in a downward angle that is barely higher than the net.

    Even when quit badminton for a year(Health reasons), when I came back, I still have no trouble smashing it consistently over the net.

    I always have a picture of how high the net is. So instead of trying to not smash in the net, I'm more focus on getting the downward angle that I pictured/desired.

    (I'm not tall either, only 170cm, plus minus 2 cm.)

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    like what others have been saying, you have get the feel of it.
    try smashing over and over again and i'm sure u'll eventually get the feel.

    a smash need not be steep or powerful, i believe accuracy of smash is the most important.people can argue it the other way around, though.

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    Thank you very much! All of these were so helpful!

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