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04-04-2007, 05:23 AM #120
Originally Posted by melsenga
04-04-2007, 11:15 AM #121
increasing the court dimensions for doubles will be good. we shall see how doubles players cover their larger area of court.
04-04-2007, 11:21 AM #122
Originally Posted by JaCkô
court coverage isn't an issue in doubles, because the pace is so high. Players aren't focused on placing shuttles and makign the opponents move. Players focus on placement to gain an oppertunity to put the shuttle into the floor.
increasing courtseize would just lower the pace (and excitement) of doubles.
04-04-2007, 12:22 PM #123
Originally Posted by jerby
04-05-2007, 12:58 AM #124
Your post #117 on the different reactions between feathered and nylon shuttles when struck on the stringbed proves interesting reading. I have not played nylon shuttles before but I wonder whether your observations or "speculatons" are based on some sort of scientific research or they are just based on your own experience with both types of shuttles.
04-05-2007, 05:48 AM #125
Originally Posted by JaCkô
04-05-2007, 08:19 AM #126
Originally Posted by JaCkô
why does everything always have to change; update to be faster, longer, better, everything ending with -er ?
04-05-2007, 10:08 AM #127
I would love a tennis net hahaah
04-05-2007, 07:26 PM #128
badminton is perfect the way it is, nuf said.
04-05-2007, 08:14 PM #129
Originally Posted by the_oro
Some proposed changes are meant to offset the changes seen in badminton in the past few decades.
04-05-2007, 08:36 PM #130
In my opinion, the best solution would be to simply slow down the shuttle, i.e. use slower feather shuttles for competitions, like in tennis when they use larger balls to slow the pace down. Anyway, remember that player's defensive capabilities will improve as well as offensive due to techology and improved coaching.
04-05-2007, 09:15 PM #131
Originally Posted by SystemicAnomaly
In truth the only thing that's changed about the game is the scoring system, everything else is the same. Players are still using rackets, they're not the same as in the past, but that's not what makes the game. If a player plays badminton using a squash or tennis racket, are they still not playing badminton? The way the players play the game is changing, but that's not what makes the game either, simply because everyone's different. Someone who played 40 years ago was still playing badminton, and someone who plays now is still playing badminton. If the game was different with each player then nobody would be playing badminton, but some variation of the sport.
I'm sure that someone from the wood-racket era might not think the game, the way is played today, is badminton in its purest form. They might have said that badminton was already perfect back then
If you say modifications in equipment and styles make the game, then yonex owns badminton completely.
So don't move the net, don't widen or shrink the court, people don't like it when something they love changes. And say the court was smaller, we've all played half court singles right? It's not exactly faster than full court is it? It'd be the same as however much you want to skew the court down. Smashes would be that much easier to return, ergo people won't smash as much. Inversely, if you widen the court, how the hell are people supposed to get the shuttle in time?! ...Rasing or lowering the net's been mentioned already, too high and you give the opponent too much time to receive, too low and there's not enough.
So please don't do anything to the game, there's a reason it's lasted this long without having to have to change.
Last edited by the_oro; 04-05-2007 at 09:22 PM.
04-05-2007, 09:19 PM #132
Originally Posted by Loppy
04-06-2007, 08:27 AM #133
Originally Posted by Loh
Part of the reason that feather shuttles tend to turn around quicker (flying cork first) has to do with their weight distribution -- they are a bit cork heavy. Some nylon shuttles had a more even distribution which causes them to turn around a bit slower and to tumble more when sliced net drops are executed. Feather birds tend to right themselves a bit quicker due to their weight distribution & other construction parameters.
The connection that I make between the sound of a hard-struck shuttle and its initial motion (milliseconds after) coming off the racket, the abrupt acceleration, is largely my own conjecture. I recall a rather lengthy forum discussion about this & related matters with cooler more than 5 years ago. With what I know about sound generation & acoustics, it all makes a lot of sense.
It is possible that the sound generated can also be affected by the dwell -- how long the shuttle remains in contact with the stringbed. However for a given stringbed (at a given tension), I wouldnt think that there would be any significant difference in dwell for a feather shuttle vs nylon shuttle (assuming that its head is also cork).
It was quite a lot of years ago that I first heard about the streamlining efect of a forcefully-struck feather shuttle. Since it seems to make perfect sense, I've never really questioned it. Since the skirt of a nylon shuttle is one molded piece (it duznt consist of independent "feathers") it's no strectch of the imagination to think that the synthetic shuttle might have less of a tendency to streamline.
It was one of the old-time forum veterans, perhaps May or Mag, that mentioned that high-speed studies revealed that nylon skirts underwent an unusal distortion rather than becoming streamilined when accelerated at a high speed. I never really confirmed this for myself but I did accept it as a reasonably strong possibility.
Perhpas I can say more about the fluid dynamics involved in another post.
04-06-2007, 11:50 AM #134
actually, badminton has changed a lot since the 80s. faster speed shuttlecocks, higher tensioned rackets, more colourful shirts and shoes. maybe in another twenty years time, badminton will experience some changes again.
04-07-2007, 03:00 AM #135
Originally Posted by Cheung
04-08-2007, 09:01 PM #136
I think also if you raise the net, you'll have more clears, which will slow down the game and make it more boring both to play and watch
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