I had a game with some friends last night. During one of the dbles games, one of my opponents strike a hit which was clearly a double hit. I told them it was a fault as the shuttle had clearly hit the racket twice before onto our court. but one of the guy claimed double hit is no longer a "fault" under the current rules. WTF?!!!!! i asked.
These are the only rules I can find that may explain it. All under chapter 13 in regards to Faults. I quote these directly from here http://www.bwfbadminton.org/file_dow...d=364295&tid=1 and they were last approved at the BWF May 2012 AGM and June 1 2012 Council Meeting
13.3.7 is caught and held on the racket and then slung during the execution of a stroke;
13.3.8 is hit twice in succession by the same player. However, a shuttle hitting the head and the stringed area of the racket in one stroke shall not be a 'fault';
13.3.9 is hit by a player and the player's partner successively; or
13.3.10 touches a player's racket and does not travel towards the opponents' court;
But if you're saying he clearly hit the shuttle with two separate strokes then that guy is definitely giving you crap seeing as he thinks he knows the rules =/
It is a good rule change because many a disagreement arose from people's different perceptions of a double hit. But the 'carry' or 'sling' is still a fault -- a few folks think that rule was eliminated too. (I actually had to convince an opponent that my sling was indeed a fault and thus his point)