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    Default Badminton is the fastest racket sport

    New record made in Beijing.

    New speed record in badminton

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    *Gulp* 332 kph? That's so crazy incomparison with the old record of only 260.

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    Wow

    It would be interesting to know the speed:
    • As the shuttle leaves the racket
    • When it hits the floor (or opponent's racket)
    • Averaged over the flight

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    Default Wow!

    That truly is nuts, I knew that badminton shuttles traveled at high speeds, but thats nuts!

    I would love to try and return one of those smashes!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azwok
    That truly is nuts, I knew that badminton shuttles traveled at high speeds, but thats nuts!

    I would love to try and return one of those smashes!!!


    I would love to try and return one of those smashes using nylon shuttles !!!

    That test was done during a game. If a smashing contest is held as a separate contest, like best speed of 5 smashes, by smasher specialist, i'm sure speed would exceed that of fu's 332 kph. (similar to longest distance drive contest in golf)
    Last edited by cooler; 05-12-2005 at 03:05 PM.

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    Badminton stakes claim as fastest racquet sport

    BEIJING: Badminton can firmly stake its claim to be the worlds fastest racket sport, with smashes reaching speeds of up to 332 kph (207 mph) so far at testing during the Sudirman Cup in Beijing.

    The International Badminton Federation is conducting speed trials for the first time at one of its major events, with microwave sensors recording the speed of smashes on the main court at the world mixed team championships.

    Chinese doubles star Fu Haifeng has clocked the fastest smash of 332 kph so far, while world number two Kenneth Jonassen of Denmark has recorded the fastest smash for a singles player at 298 kph (185 mph).

    And with womens singles shuttler Huang Sui hitting at 257 kph (160 mph), tennis star Andy Roddicks world-record serve of 246 kph (153 mph) is some way off of badmintons blistering pace.

    "The speed and agility of these athletes is just amazing," said Alex Loccisano, whose Melbourne-based company is providing the specialist sensors and software, which have also been used at major cricket and tennis events.

    "Badminton can certainly consider itself to be the worlds fastest racket sport, and at this rate, will force this speed testing technology to move forward pretty quickly in order to keep up."

    The equipment is currently only able to record speeds of up to around 350 kph (217 mph), so todays star shuttlers are already pushing the limits. The biennial Sudirman Cup, currently in its ninth edition, ends on Sunday.

    China are favourites to win back the title they lost to South Korea two years ago in Eindhoven.

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    Default And probably the slowest

    Had anybody heard about slowest racquet sport?

    I can guess that badminton could contest for this record also. I mean very weak strokes while playing near net's top.

    So, if this is true, badminton could be nominated also as a sport with the widest dynamical diapason!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael.ru
    Had anybody heard about slowest racquet sport?

    I can guess that badminton could contest for this record also. I mean very weak strokes while playing near net's top.

    So, if this is true, badminton could be nominated also as a sport with the widest dynamical diapason!
    I guess you could be right. Net plays often make a shuttle to flip anti-clockwise in the air at Zero "forward" velocity for split second before falling perpendicularly down to the ground.

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    damn 332kph thats crazy i wonder how long until that is surpassed and by how much. i would love to see what that looks like, you wouldent happen to know if theres a video clip of it would you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael.ru
    So, if this is true, badminton could be nominated also as a sport with the widest dynamical diapason!
    I didn't know badminton was musical

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum
    I didn't know badminton was musical
    LOL! Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OTFK
    New record made in Beijing.

    New speed record in badminton
    not only is badminton the fastest RACKET sport , but badminton is also the 2nd fastest SPORT on earth

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbella122
    not only is badminton the fastest RACKET sport , but badminton is also the 2nd fastest SPORT on earth
    Is the fastest sport "Quasar", the game where you try to shoot your opponent with a laser gun, to gain points for your team?

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    I'd be interested in knowing:
    • Speed of racket face during stroke
    • "Speed of wrist"

    Just because, I'm wondering just how much of that extra oomph comes from the flex of the shaft and the strings...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcl49
    Is the fastest sport "Quasar", the game where you try to shoot your opponent with a laser gun, to gain points for your team?

    huh ... never heard of the sport before ... but neways ... I think the fastest sport on earth is table tennis believe it or not

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    Does anyone know how fast squash can be? I think it should be quite fast if not as fast as badminton.

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    Good thing the word 'racquet' was in the title, else I'd say Formula 1.
    Top speed of 379 kmph.

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