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    haha this is assuming that you're great at smashing.. I'm just high school level - -;; I was wondering if changing rackets and string adds a significant difference to smashing power? i've had mixed opinions on that. Right now I have a Nanospeed 8000 w/ BG68ti at about 21 pounds.. I was thinking of getting a Nanospeed 9000 S w/ BG80 @ 23 pounds.. I heard X is better for attack, but I also heard its too stiff for most people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midknightblue
    haha this is assuming that you're great at smashing.. I'm just high school level - -;; I was wondering if changing rackets and string adds a significant difference to smashing power? i've had mixed opinions on that. Right now I have a Nanospeed 8000 w/ BG68ti at about 21 pounds.. I was thinking of getting a Nanospeed 9000 S w/ BG80 @ 23 pounds.. I heard X is better for attack, but I also heard its too stiff for most people.
    it may help incrementally, but if you want to make a big difference in your smash power, switching racquets and/or tensions isn't going to change that much.

    The first things you can do is analyze your footwork... ensure that you're getting behind the bird, scissor-kicking, moving all your momentum forward, and hitting the bird with a crisp, clean stroke. Power is depending on timing which is dependent on footwork, so getting there is really the most crucial part.

    Once you've got that down, you can do core body, hip flexor, quad, and arm strengthening to accelerate your smash speed. However, in school and local circuits, accuracy in smashes is often more valuable than sheer power once you're hitting the bird at a half-decent mileage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilfredlgf
    Were you talking about this, Mag?

    CaiYun/FuHaiFeng
    HOLEYYYY I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY JUMP SO HIGH!! ACTUALLY KIND OF>>..

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    hmm, for the smash technique mentioned in the first post, are you supposed to straighten your kneeds, rotate your body and swing your arm at the top of your jump, or when you start to fall?

    and talking about footwork to get to the bird faster... Do yonex badminton shoes help much? I've been using a pair of year-old basketball shoes.. lol

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    I've been playing for almost a year now, and have started to naturally do random jumpsmashes. I think that mentally, you can't keep thinking about jumping to the bird, but rather "pulling" yourself high enough, then, with your racket arm shoulder bent back, and back bent back as well, you use your legs and other arm as a leverage, adding on to the effect of the smash's power and angle. In many of the pictures, you see the players stick their arm out upwards toward the birdie. I think the reason is that as they jump, they use that arm as the "pulling" effect. Almost lunging, then they do the shoulder and back snapping action. Also, you can't keep thnking about jumping as high as you can. It makes you think you're heavier. Clear your thoughts as you position yourself for the jump, then smash. That's basically what i think, and funny enough, earlier this morning i had my sister serve to me so i could practice jump smash. I am already getting the hang of it after about 20-30 tries.

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    Default Here are some jump smash pics of Ricky Subagja

    Here are some jump smash pics of Ricky Subagja
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    Quote Originally Posted by midknightblue
    hmm, for the smash technique mentioned in the first post, are you supposed to straighten your kneeds, rotate your body and swing your arm at the top of your jump, or when you start to fall?

    and talking about footwork to get to the bird faster... Do yonex badminton shoes help much? I've been using a pair of year-old basketball shoes.. lol
    Badminton shoes are a huge help, and I'd go as far as saying they're more important than the racket - especially for those less experienced. I recently tried playing in squash shoes, which are court shoes themselves, and immediately felt a negative impact in my ease of footwork.

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    I notice all pro jumpsmashers can jump very high about 2 foot up into the air. I tried just plain jumping as high as possible but barely 1/2 a foot !

    How???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monster
    I notice all pro jumpsmashers can jump very high about 2 foot up into the air. I tried just plain jumping as high as possible but barely 1/2 a foot !

    How???
    Train your legs I do lots of lunges and weighted squats... but i think it's more important to build explosive strength, which is why I do frog jumps too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monster
    I notice all pro jumpsmashers can jump very high about 2 foot up into the air. I tried just plain jumping as high as possible but barely 1/2 a foot !

    How???
    ACS = Ancient Chinese Secret, at least for me.

    For you ABS = Ancient Brunei Secret.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midknightblue
    Train your legs I do lots of lunges and weighted squats... but i think it's more important to build explosive strength, which is why I do frog jumps too.
    Good advice, also remember, jump rope is the key/based to all jump training.

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    How high can you guys here jump ?

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    lol...standing still, i can get well over a foot but not quite two. with one foot i can do like 9 inches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monster
    How high can you guys here jump ?
    Currently, not so good: 20"-24", based on a 230lbs. panda.

    Best Ever: 33"-36", a svelte 200lbs. panda (many years ago)!

    Goal: 30" at 220lbs.

    Still got about another year until I can achieve those goals, if I can even achieve them.

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    Me don't want to jump as adviced by the doc . There is so much knee . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by DinkAlot
    Currently, not so good: 20"-24", based on a 230lbs. panda.

    Best Ever: 33"-36", a svelte 200lbs. panda (many years ago)!

    Goal: 30" at 220lbs.

    Still got about another year until I can achieve those goals, if I can even achieve them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD
    Me don't want to jump as adviced by the doc . There is so much knee . . .
    Well, that's why if and when I jump smash, I only do a 12"-18" jump. Save the knees.

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    Well a couple weeks ago when my back wasn't killing me I was able to touch the basketball rim. I'm 5'10" and reach is about 7'2", so that's about 30".

    I'm not sure what my vertical is for badminton smashes, probably not much more than 15".

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