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12-18-2012, 06:39 AM #18
Would you mind posting a link to that post with the diagram? Thanks
12-19-2012, 02:43 AM #19
12-19-2012, 08:24 AM #20
95% of the processing power done by your brain is focused within 5 degrees of the center of your vision. That means that for something very close to the centre of your vision, you will have many more times the "processing power" from your brain. This means you will register what is happening more easily, e.g. the direction of the shuttle, the trajectory etc, if you can keep the shuttles in the centre (or near the centre) for longer. We want to avoid using the peripheral vision, and anything too far off centre.
If you crouch lower, and the shuttle is struck downwards (a smash), then the shuttle should feel like its coming "towards" you, as it should stay in your central field of vision as it comes down "at" you. If you were stood upright, looking at the shuttle, and the shuttle was struck downwards, the shuttle will quickly dip below your line of vision, resulting in you have to move your eyes/head to keep up with the shuttle. Thus, when standing, when your opponent strikes the shuttle, you are more likely to lose the shuttle into your peripheral vision, and then have to try and "find it" again so that you can then keep more careful track of its progress. This is because the shuttle will slip "below" your line of vision if you were stood upright.
If your crouch however, there is less chance that the shuttle will drop below your line of sight (as you are looking upwards at it). As it comes downwards towards you, you will be using more of your brain to process the shuttle, allowing you to respond more quickly.
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12-19-2012, 09:39 AM #21
Excellent, thanks for the explanation!
12-19-2012, 11:28 AM #22
Good points from Matt and Hugh about low crouching position. Allows easier and faster retrieval of steep smashes... with direct central vision and taking the shuttle early in front of the body with extended arm. And any smash that's too high would likely be out . I'll have to remember these important points.