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  • Non-racquet foot forward

    349 19.71%
  • Racquet foot forward

    1,083 61.15%
  • Both feet (roughly) square to the net

    173 9.77%
  • It varies, depending on which side I serve from

    166 9.37%
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    Default Foot stance for doubles backhand serve?

    Following the discussion in this thread, it's time to follow up with some statistics!

    (And I decided we try a public poll this time!)
    Last edited by Mag; 04-14-2005 at 08:51 AM.

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    Damn I had the exact same thread without the poll and it was deleted lol....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neosakai
    Damn I had the exact same thread without the poll and it was deleted lol....
    Or should I say... merged with another one....



    But anyways, for people who chose varies depending on which side you're serving from, Is there a reason to it?

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    Read the other thread (linked above). It is mentioned there.

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    Default Bug in the poll???

    I'm pretty sure that I voted " Racquet foot forward" as this is the way I always serve.
    So why does the poll say that I voted "Non-racquet foot forward" now??

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    Funny you should say that. I noticed the same thing. I thought I just had a blackout when I voted, but maybe not...?

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    i did the non racquet foot but i think the other way would be better, here why
    when you get a good short serve, you bring your back foot in front to get square to the net with leg '' far one from other'', so when your non racquet foot come, your racquet foot is still planted on the ground and this give some advantage, nearest from your backhand net coner, feel more confortable to jump smash ( natural position).

    disavantage of being square to the net: you have yo more both feet to get in position, this can be weird ehrn you don't know where the net shot will come

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    Interesting poll.

    If I'm in the right box, my right foot is forward, if I'm in left box, my left foot is forward. It just feels natural to me.

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    very interesting to see how many people had put down non-racquet foot forward! i don't see this very often where i play.

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    For me, it varies when I am on the right hand side of the court serving to the left, my right foot is out first ( non racquet foot)

    When I serve on the left to right, my left leg is infront (racquet foot)

    Hope that helps the poll. I voted varies.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenpoodle
    very interesting to see how many people had put down non-racquet foot forward! i don't see this very often where i play.
    Well, don't trust the results of the poll too much as there seems to have been a bug on all the first answers.
    I answered "racked foot forward" and am counted as having answered the opposite ("non-racket foot forward)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenpoodle
    very interesting to see how many people had put down non-racquet foot forward! i don't see this very often where i play.
    That's what my coach taught me, and I never question my coach

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    It is racket foot foward.. I was doing it with non racket foot foward before and my coach told me it was wrong.
    If non racket foot is foward you have a limited space and not enough space to serve. You can't do a flick serve because your leg gets in the way but if it was vice-versa you can do it.
    Therefore it is racket foot foward lol
    100% sure
    Look at some doubles badminton video and watch what foot they put in front

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaymondLin
    If non racket foot is foward you have a limited space and not enough space to serve. You can't do a flick serve because your leg gets in the way but if it was vice-versa you can do it.
    You can perfectly do a flick serve with your non racket foot forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptorman
    You can perfectly do a flick serve with your non racket foot forward.
    Well maybe you can..but its incorrect
    My coach said its racket foot foward
    Look at some badminton video and see how they do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaymondLin
    Well maybe you can..but its incorrect
    My coach said its racket foot foward
    Look at some badminton video and see how they do it.
    So because your coach says racquet foot forward, non racquet foot forward is incorrect

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptorman
    So because your coach says racquet foot forward, non racquet foot forward is incorrect
    Ya it is incorrect because coach usually right and I find the reason he give me for racket foot foward makes sense.
    Before I did non racket foot foward and after i switched it around I find it a lot easier to serve.(More space) doesn't hit non racket foot.

    Here's a picture of Gong Ruina serving backhand
    Notice how her racket foot is foward
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