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11-06-2013, 12:09 AM #1
Need help with flat attacking clear.
Can anyone help me how to deal with flat attacking clear? I ll say my level is between intermediate to advance. No prob with footwork.
the way i see it i have some options here:
1. Intercept to drop (this i m afraid i might not land in time for net return and it can only be a block slow drop)
2. Intercept to attacking clear (can't give power to shuttle since the trajectory is stil horizontal)
3. Intercept to defensive high clear (nver tried this one)
4. Get behind the shuttle, the shuttle will go bit lower and drop (which is risky)
5. Get behind the shuttle, the shuttle will go bit lower and high clear (also risky cos it might go half court).
6. Get behind the shuttle, the shuttle will go bit lower and pwer drive (opponent can just block or drive back crosscourt)
7. Stick smash also not enough power same reason with number 2.
8. Slice drop isn't an option coz u can't slice the shuttle head if it's not falling down
9. Power smash is not possible because the shuttle is not high enough when i got behind it.
note: i can do all those options with either forehand or backhand no prob but i always do round the head if possible. Only use backhand when i m on right side (right hander) and pushed deep to my backhand side.
11-06-2013, 04:49 AM #2
surely it depends on where you and your opponent are on court. Then pick one of your options according to what will keep you safe or give good counter attack depending on your preference.
11-06-2013, 07:59 AM #3
We both are in neutral position. But all those options above dont seem to work for me. Can u give me any solution? My opponent is really agile and persistent.
11-06-2013, 09:41 AM #4
I'm curious for #2, why no power? If the shuttle is still horizontal that just means more pressure. I think you can just add abit more pace to counter the pressure.
11-06-2013, 12:33 PM #5
Also, if someone does attacking clear from proper rear court corner then it is unlikely that they are in a neutral position if you intercept.
If your shots to his rear court are not good length then this will make attacking clears more difficult to respond accurately to.
11-06-2013, 01:34 PM #6
11-06-2013, 01:46 PM #7
Another thing is i think my intercept is too slow as i only hold my racket to block. I should slice on the point of contact to make the shuttle drops faster.
11-06-2013, 05:08 PM #8
I'm thinking maybe the faster flat clear from your opponent is throwing your timing off a little esp with the wrist snap. It's possible it's the same problem with the faster lighter shuttles.
11-06-2013, 10:56 PM #9
i wonder is returning attacking clear with attacking clear reasonable and effective? Or is it better to return with defensive clear since i am under 'attack'?
11-06-2013, 11:46 PM #10
Regarding the shuttle, what shuttle are you using?
11-07-2013, 03:21 AM #11
11-09-2013, 01:52 AM #12
Guys i think i almost solve my problem. Because the shuttle is fast my stroke needs to be faster just like returning drive with drive. Cos i noticed when i strike slower when returning drives the result will be the same as return flat clear. My stroke for all clears before is like when u watch pros hit clear when warming up. Anyway thanks a lot guys for the kind reply and i ll put into practice tonite as i just found this yesterday and my opponent was not good enough.
11-10-2013, 07:29 PM #13
11-11-2013, 03:00 AM #14
Well he didn't come. I ll try again tonight.
11-11-2013, 12:42 PM #15
It didn't work as i expected. I am now in singapore using heavier shuttle so the diff is not so significant. Though i could punch the shutlle to rear court, i dont get the feeling i am looking for. I want to feel my power not being dispersed as the shuttle trembles after contact.
11-11-2013, 01:48 PM #16
A few things.
Faster racket speed, ie whip pronation / supination.
Strings getting old? Need new string job if losing repulsion and crispness.
11-11-2013, 10:21 PM #17
Perhaps the contact point is too high; your arm was in full stretch. Train your legs - jump higher and more explosive. The movement to the back - catch up with the punch clear will take care of business for you.