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Thread: Taufik Hidayat's smashes
11-24-2011, 03:38 AM #69
Physique = As you may know there are 2 type of muscles 1.the endurance muscles(last long but not so power) and 2.the power muscles(have lot amount of power but dont last long). The thing about the muscle is, it doesn't related to the shape of the body. The search for iron man competition(swim, run and ride, u should know), the winner and other competitor dont really have a very built body. Muscles and body build, they dont go parallel.
Smash = To make a really fast smash u need to loosen the muscles. Tight muscles will move slow. Link:http://badmintondoubles.hubpages.com/hub/Badminton-Smash-How-to-Play-the-Shot
Taufik smash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r590F7mRTw
Extra point for fast swing is smooth body movement/gesture. As for this there's no great example other than Taufik. Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woSj8...eature=related
Initial power = This is an advantage for taufik. If you see closely Taufik take a shot with little room from racket to shuttle. This can save time. That also explained the phenomenon backhand smash. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ualwA...eature=related
Its not a surprised for someone to be amazed by the way he play.
03-01-2013, 12:33 PM #70
The legendary badminton player:
1. Lin Dan (powerful smash n speed)
2. Lee chong wei (Great defence)
3. Taufik Hidayat (movement trick technique)
4. Peter Gade (the best european player ever)
03-11-2013, 12:44 AM #71
Althou TH had that smash with him, his gameplay only changed when BWF decided to go 21pts. i saw him play in SG in 1999. he rarely uses any smashes. in comparison, he was playing like rudy hartono.. as highlighted by a few golden age uncles i was sitting with.. how he develop his smashes.. try looking at his backhand smashes..
wrist power + body movement
face of racquet
try looking @ his backhand smashes, and u will see it.
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