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    Quote Originally Posted by limsy View Post
    oh...zimbabwei(am i spell right???) have more...they have a billion dollar cash in just one piece of money(sorry...my english not good)...so pity those people there...drink a coffee need to bring a bag of money...counting money after finish drinking(pay bills) need more than 1 hour to finish if u bring one dollar cash...
    that is assuming if they even have coffee to drink. all the coffee they have probably went to Mugabe's palaces and given as gifts to his closest friends and allies. also, do they have bills to pay? all the power and water probably flowed to his palaces to turn on his oversized screen tv (to watch Kofi Annan while swearing at him) and flush his golden toilet bowl every 2 seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llpjlau View Post
    that is assuming if they even have coffee to drink. all the coffee they have probably went to Mugabe's palaces and given as gifts to his closest friends and allies. also, do they have bills to pay? all the power and water probably flowed to his palaces to turn on his oversized screen tv (to watch Kofi Annan while swearing at him) and flush his golden toilet bowl every 2 seconds.
    hmm...actually...where is perth???...i am interesting to yours location after u posting this???

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    Quote Originally Posted by limsy View Post
    hmm...actually...where is perth???...i am interesting to yours location after u posting this???
    australia. (message too short)

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    Quote Originally Posted by llpjlau View Post
    australia. (message too short)
    oh i see...why u so know about africa???...hehe...^^...

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    Quote Originally Posted by limsy View Post
    oh i see...why u so know about africa???...hehe...^^...
    i was being sarcastic. i don't know if its true. it could be, who knows? he might really have a golden toilet bowl that flushes every 2 seconds just for the sake of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llpjlau View Post
    i was being sarcastic. i don't know if its true. it could be, who knows? he might really have a golden toilet bowl that flushes every 2 seconds just for the sake of it.
    as i know...zimbabwei(not sure spell right or not)is a fast growth country in recent year...but the resource are drying off soon...so...the economi of the country facing a huge jobless population...many ran to neighbour country...morning been send back...afternoon ran out of country again...afternoon been send back...night ran out again......yes...they have gold resource...but now finish i think...sorry...off topic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by limsy View Post
    as i know...zimbabwei(not sure spell right or not)is a fast growth country in recent year...but the resource are drying off soon...so...the economi of the country facing a huge jobless population...many ran to neighbour country...morning been send back...afternoon ran out of country again...afternoon been send back...night ran out again......yes...they have gold resource...but now finish i think...sorry...off topic...
    i think it has more to do with their useless dicator, Mugabe. he's enjoying caviar and champagne while the population starves.

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    From a reliable resource, Yonex is considering pushing US Badminton Open to a super ser. That mean, ESPN in US might pick up some broadcasting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentheart View Post
    From a reliable resource, Yonex is considering pushing US Badminton Open to a super ser. That mean, ESPN in US might pick up some broadcasting.
    Fantastic!!!!! I hope it's true. If badminton on ESPN gets a big viewership, then the network will see there is a big demand to see the sport. Once a sport gets its foot in the door with ESPN, although it is premium station, maybe the networks will eventually follow, as well.
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    i so agree with u kwun. i am a person who will only use yonex equipment.since i started playing i have never use any other.

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    Yonex do make better quality products like many top Japanese sports companies eg ASICS and Mizuno.....but the Japanese marketing executives cannot match their western counterparts like Nike/Addidas in terms of their advertisements.

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    I have been thinking about badminton popularity and TV airing many times and my opinion is that badminton is not so attractive on TV as tennis for example. It is much easier one to keep eye on the yellow-green tennis ball, than the white shuttle. Also everything is too fast in badminton -- one has to be extremely concentrated on what is going on the court. And one who is tennis fan can go to the toilet and get some beer from the fridge, while Nadal is preparing to serve

    But all this does not matter! We all love badminton and have fun playing it -- that is what matters!

    Edit: Badminton is also more "3D" game -- it is great seeing it "live" but is difficult to be captured with camera. That's why I don't enjoy watching recordings -- watch only to see some strokes and footwork...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasho View Post
    I have been thinking about badminton popularity and TV airing many times and my opinion is that badminton is not so attractive on TV as tennis for example. It is much easier one to keep eye on the yellow-green tennis ball, than the white shuttle. Also everything is too fast in badminton -- one has to be extremely concentrated on what is going on the court. And one who is tennis fan can go to the toilet and get some beer from the fridge, while Nadal is preparing to serve

    But all this does not matter! We all love badminton and have fun playing it -- that is what matters!

    Edit: Badminton is also more "3D" game -- it is great seeing it "live" but is difficult to be captured with camera. That's why I don't enjoy watching recordings -- watch only to see some strokes and footwork...
    i have to agree with this. i get confused whenever i take my concentration off any badminton game on screen for any longer than 5-10secs.

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    I totally agree about the visibilty of the shuttle. A phosphorescent green, yellow, orange or pink show up up better on the screen [I can see, though, that techically, it might be difficult to make such a shuttle]. Living in the States, I can view badminton only on recordings, which are made from actual broadcasts. My big complaints regarding these recordings are

    1) Poor commentary. Commentators who have little playing experience and blather on to fill up the air time.

    2) The standard rear-overhead view which shows the whole court action, but loses most of the urgency and finesse of the play. Overhead views should be used more sparingly. Watching a game from that angle is about as exciting as viewing the game live from a cheap seat the other end of the stadium. Or watching a computer game.

    The 2008 All-England recording was an exception. There, one got instant replays with meaningful commentary. There were a lot of visuals at or close to COURT-LEVEL that showed the difficulty and artistry behind each stroke or rally. There were also a big variety of viewing angles, not just one or two.

    3) Occasionally focusing on the players's faces is fine, as it gives the players an identity. Too much, though, is silly and misses the action, which is what viewers want to see.

    Better and more professional ways of visually documenting the game for TV might help to promote the televised sport among non-players, as well as players.
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    I agree that badminton companies should push to get more popularity, but only to some extent. Unless somehow all the companies (Black Knight, Yonex, etc.) join forces to push, then it'd would be really, really, really hard (not that it already is).

    But not only do companies have to push, but we as fans must also push. Spread some word around, get new people to play. I'd say this would be a better way because if we meet failure, at least more people can spread the word.

    Coloured shuttlecocks? Go for it. What do we have to lose (other than some money for making it coloured)? It would be easier to follow on recordings. Imagine tennis without a lime green ball!

    Recordings? What enthusiast said. I 100% agree.

    One day I dream of having badminton courts all around (like basketball courts, but indoors) so we could freely play.

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    Enthusiast, I 100% agree. We need to put this idea into action. Any ideas how?

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    Start asking for them. I believe some makers will respond. I have heard that Canary (Vietnam) may come out with one soon.

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