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    Default How could 13 year old girl hitting clear consistently.

    Hi,
    I (Age 35) find it very difficult to hit clear while playing badminton for pretty long.
    There is a 13 year old girl( and many more) at the club where I play , hitting forehand clear with amazing whipping sound.
    I am surprised if she is stronger than me.
    Can someone explain this,
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    Quote Originally Posted by agdwh View Post
    Hi,
    I (Age 35) find it very difficult to hit clear while playing badminton for pretty long.
    There is a 13 year old girl( and many more) at the club where I play , hitting forehand clear with amazing whipping sound.
    I am surprised if she is stronger than me.
    Can someone explain this,
    AG
    She probably has better technique then you do... Like you can't clear from baseline to baseline?

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    13? I have I more than one occasion beaten by 11 and 12 years old girls in a game of singles.

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    It goes to show you it isn't typically how strong one is. Those girls that are on teams in high school are beasts. Easily can beat me in a game of singles. I need to be more tricky with my play. They always accuse me of cheating, and I don't deny it. Gotta get a point somehow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    13? I have I more than one occasion beaten by 11 and 12 years old girls in a game of singles.
    Shame on you on the other occasions, beating up on someone (a girl no less!) 3x younger than you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by agdwh View Post
    Hi,
    I (Age 35) find it very difficult to hit clear while playing badminton for pretty long.
    There is a 13 year old girl( and many more) at the club where I play , hitting forehand clear with amazing whipping sound.
    I am surprised if she is stronger than me.
    Can someone explain this,
    AG
    Why don't you ask the girl herself?

    Another way would be to ask a third person to compare your swing to her swing. You stand next to the girl and both of you do shadow swings. Then the third person can watch you both and do the comparison.

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    Well actually for me, i don't find it difficult to clear from baseline to baseline nor lift from net to baseline.


    Ummmmmmm, technique? Strength training?

    lol i find this funny especially that the kids who defeated you were girls. :P lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    Shame on you on the other occasions, beating up on someone (a girl no less!) 3x younger than you...
    Well I gotta win somehow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by agdwh View Post
    Hi,
    I (Age 35) find it very difficult to hit clear while playing badminton for pretty long.
    There is a 13 year old girl( and many more) at the club where I play , hitting forehand clear with amazing whipping sound.
    I am surprised if she is stronger than me.
    Can someone explain this,
    AG
    Using your wording "whipping sound" as the example. If you pick up a whip and try make it crack just by launching it forward hard it will not make the crack. Same in badminton it is all about the timing of your power.

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    Technique? I have seen players as young as 6 hitting baseline to baseline or baseline to the doubles long service line.

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    Arm pronation technique should answer you question about hitting a clear. Youtube has a lot of it

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    And timing and finger power...

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    your tension might be too high also.

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    A number of things I can think of. Technique is an obvious one. Other than that, string tension (as mentioned) might play a part. Compare their clears trajectories with that of yours. Are yours too high? This might prevent your clears from going far. Another factor - speed of the shuttles used. Compare yours with theirs, are yours slower? Coach Paul Stewart has an article about using shuttles of the right speed. Yonex AS-30, e.g., is the standard shuttle of choice for U.S. junior tournaments. It's faster than a lot of other brands, and thus is easier to clear. Weight of your racket may also play a role.

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    Technique and timing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by raymond View Post
    A number of things I can think of. Technique is an obvious one. Other than that, string tension (as mentioned) might play a part. Compare their clears trajectories with that of yours. Are yours too high? This might prevent your clears from going far. Another factor - speed of the shuttles used. Compare yours with theirs, are yours slower? Coach Paul Stewart has an article about using shuttles of the right speed. Yonex AS-30, e.g., is the standard shuttle of choice for U.S. junior tournaments. It's faster than a lot of other brands, and thus is easier to clear. Weight of your racket may also play a role.
    Minor correction. I shouldn't have said Yonex AS-30 is faster. It's the "gold" standard in speed, if you do the speed test properly. Instead, I should say the other brands are not of the right speeds (i.e. too slow). Here's Coach Paul's article:

    http://badminton-coach.co.uk/278/mor...g-a-hot-topic/
    and this:

    http://badminton-coach.co.uk/261/why...-skill-levels/

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    I would have thought the speed of the shuttle is related to the weather..

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