03-14-2013, 01:04 AM #18
quite elementary but needs worthwhile mention.
be sure you are not late in taking the shot and the shuttle is in front of you (rather than directly on top or behind)...
03-14-2013, 01:12 AM #19
03-14-2013, 01:29 AM #20
What i fear is that while pronating, i either over pronate, or during the point of contact, i initially meet the shuttle flat, but the pronation is still taking place and i kind of make an angle towards the end of the point of contact, OR MAYBE, maybe because the face of the racquet that hits the shuttle faces right(i am a righty) at the end of the stroke, i think im not hitting it flat.
03-14-2013, 02:09 AM #21
^^ to be able to hit the bird
2. in the sweetspot
3. while pronating the forearm
4. and extending the arm
is asking a lot for someone to coordinate...
but that is what's called technique
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03-14-2013, 02:37 AM #22
03-14-2013, 04:58 AM #23
but there are fair chances that you grip is not correct when you miss your clear.
03-14-2013, 05:18 AM #24
Thanks everyone for pointing out possible mistakes. Ill try to keep these in mind the next time i hit the courts. Thanks again
03-14-2013, 06:42 AM #25
Just like to clarify your previous comment
But the pronation involves no angle, or no change of angle. The racquet is flat all the time
The act of pronation is the racquet face inwards and turning outwards. At the point of striking the shuttle, the racquet is facing forward and then continues in motion facing outwards.
03-14-2013, 07:24 AM #26
Now that I do the swing in my living room so to analyse it, I come to realize that the OP's problem is perhaps not hitting the shuttle with an almost 90° angle, but something like 75°, thus giving a brushing sound unstead of a "pop", clear and crisp, and thus loosing most of the stenght of the shot. It is something I have noticed with a great number of players
03-14-2013, 10:25 AM #27
what is forearm pronation..i think am lost at the middle of the thread that i read..pls tell me or pm me..
03-14-2013, 10:44 AM #28
03-14-2013, 10:56 AM #29
i know it is not exactly relevant (smash) but this is very useful
-Not a power stroke, more of a technique.
-Apply force diagonally, not vertically. This is achieved by following through.
-Smashing can be broken down into 4 steps:
1. Ready position--1:03
2. Form a straight line with your arms and the path of the bird -- 1:05
3. Bend your elbow, letting the racket fall behind you-- 1:07
4. Swing with body turn. -- 1:08
03-14-2013, 07:51 PM #30
03-14-2013, 08:37 PM #31
03-22-2013, 12:56 AM #32
did some clear drills today i was very in-consistence, but these r what i learned:
1. If you dont relax your body and muscles, u tend to hit with strength and arm which u generate less power!
2. You have to hit shuttle at the highest point of your arm+racket can reach, of you swing circle.
3. Force yourself to use the usually unnatural to all people, V natural grip!
4. Only relaxing everything before impact can losen your racket and have it drop down behind you at the back swing, which generate effortless power.
5. Pronate, or "snap" at the very point of impact, pretty much its the only point u hold tight and be tense onto your racket
6. Again grip grip grip, your brain always wants to trick you to use panhandle grip! try to fight your brain and understand the basic mechanic!
Sounds all obvious and easy but try to do it in a rally or drill or game involved totally different mentality. Just relax and believe your practice!
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03-22-2013, 02:52 AM #33
One of the biggest ones is not moving behind the shuttle. You need to move behind the shuttle quick enough to have more forward movement into the shuttle to force it to the back
Could also be other things like grip, technique, pronation, not hitting the sweetspot of the racket...
Definitely has nothing to do with the racket that's for sure