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    Actually that's one of the reasons why feather shuttlers seldom switch back to nylon birdies unless they really have no choice. A nylon shuttle deforms after a few rallies and actually increase speed, so basically turning the whole game into a power game match... which is kinda boring cuz smash is close to impossible to return.

    If you play with a pro using a nylon shuttle, you won't even see the birdie when he smash. Feathers slows down and actually allows more opportunity for plays and lengthen the rallies. You would know that a player is truly good when you can't even see a feather shuttle smash coming from him.

    If that's modernizing, I don't want to have anything to do with it. Too much speed will take out the fun in the game. Ideally you want the game to be about the players, not the shuttle.

    Quote Originally Posted by Neosakai
    I think faster birds and larger courts would modernizing the sport more than the height of the net. Unless there is a reason to it...

    However I don't think using slow birds will "modernize" it... Since "modernizing" doesn't mean to make the sport harder right??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neosakai
    I think faster birds and larger courts would modernizing the sport more than the height of the net. Unless there is a reason to it...

    However I don't think using slow birds will "modernize" it... Since "modernizing" doesn't mean to make the sport harder right??
    the speed of the shuttle cannot be changed for the simple reason that the speed of the shuttle and the court size are tailored for each other. when a intermediate player or a professional do a clear, the length of the clear somehow just end up around the length of the court. if you make it faster, then all pros will hit it out all the time. if you make it slower, then no intermediate players can clear properly.

    i would also want to know what "modernize" means in the context of badminton. how would one define it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neosakai
    I think faster birds and larger courts would modernizing the sport more than the height of the net. Unless there is a reason to it...

    However I don't think using slow birds will "modernize" it... Since "modernizing" doesn't mean to make the sport harder right??
    then u should try this 'modern' game instead

    http://www.properformancestore.com/s...nton/About.asp
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    Quote Originally Posted by cooler
    then u should try this 'modern' game instead

    http://www.properformancestore.com/s...nton/About.asp
    Hi Cooler,

    Would Maria Sharapova play a game of speedminton with me? I dream of that every night...

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    Oh jeeze... speedminton... apparently you can hit the 'bird / projectile' at 190 MPH... i think im going to puke. It almost seems like badminton without nets using squash rackets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quisitor
    People, athletes, badminton players have evolved.

    We are taller, stronger, more explosive, and in general, athletic phenomena.

    Much of the skill, thought and heart to the game have been eroded.

    The men's singles game is characterized by short rallies, down-the-line smashes, crosscourt smashes, net drop winners and a high number of unforced errors.

    Technology has also played a role with rackets becoming increasingly powerful.

    In many sports, measures have been taken to accommodate the evolution of the athlete and technology. The hope is to restore a balance to the sport such that all factors involved in the outcome of the game have at least some significance and form an optimal equilibrium. Golf, for example, has lengthened its courses in recognition of the modern hitter striking the ball further.

    Isn't it about time badminton accommodated the modern athlete by increasing the height of its net by 4cm?

    How about basketball, volleyball, etc... don't see the point..

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentheart
    Hi Cooler,

    Would Maria Sharapova play a game of speedminton with me? I dream of that every night...
    Yes she would, in your dreams

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooler
    Yes she would, in your dreams
    Guys.. anything that you want can happen in your dreams! Note: ANYTHING.. ANY-THING!!!

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    Default Err...I think you guys has been had...

    ...I think it's one of those 'sham' post designed to invoke strong emotions from the community. Given all the responses, I don't see the original poster, Quisitor, responding and/or clarifying his position.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Winex West Can
    ...I think it's one of those 'sham' post designed to invoke strong emotions from the community. Given all the responses, I don't see the original poster, Quisitor, responding and/or clarifying his position.

    hindsight is 20/20

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    I applaud guys like Quisitor who's willing to stick it out and post his thoughts, no matter how controversial they may be. It'll be better if he could reinforce his argument more rationally. I do suspect that he get this idea after a particularly punishing game and wanted to vent some frustration. Goodness knows we all have days like these!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurasian =--(O)
    Oh jeeze... speedminton... apparently you can hit the 'bird / projectile' at 190 MPH... i think im going to puke. It almost seems like badminton without nets using squash rackets.
    yeah....it looks kinda pathetic if you ask me. it's pretty much tennis without the net and bounce cause it appears that all you can do is basically lob it back and forth. what really p!$$e$ me of is how they claim that it's a "new kind of high-octane badminton" like...they think so low of badminton already, but they expect to get somewhere with that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamikaze
    with all due respect, this has to be one of the worst ideas for badminton, ever
    i agree .. its dumb, really dumb

    its already hard for kids to enjoy this game because they can only hit the shuttle up... and cannot smash.


    thats one of the worst things about competitive basketball - your height is a prerequisit... which basically eliminates mass groups of people from even dreaming about being an elite player.

    dont do this to badminton as well.

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    that speedminton is RETARDED! lol i wonder how far it will go...

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    Both sides improve, so what makes a difference? Also, I'm shorter than six feet . My point is that we still have the same resources; so it doesn't really make any difference.
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    badminton does not need any changes regarding the height or dimensions of the court, like mentioned before i think that lots of people would have some problems adapting to it. but just curious like so many others why 4cm? is there some reason or was it just the lucky number that got picked. oh and that speedminton wtf that promotional video with all the kids playing looks rather gay...getting back to badminton great things are best left unchanged.

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    LOL agree. badminton is a great sport alone and doesnt need to be mixed in with that crap

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