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    Quote Originally Posted by red00ecstrat
    taufik cut the strings of all his rackets after a match! just for one match?
    may i know the reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by red00ecstrat
    a paparazzi of badminton central forum rushed into qe stadium and took a pix of his favourite player mr. peter gade while gade's watching a game!
    Gade looks angry? :S

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeyet
    oh no!! he is beaten by milroy??!! wei chung
    sorry to tell ya yes. just a few points in the 3rd set.

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    more pics

    keep it coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by malayali
    Do they actually pre-string the rackets before tensioning it ??
    I see some rackets that are pre-strung in the background of the first picture !!!!
    yeah, they were all pre-strung b4 tensioning. 4 peoples there. 2 stringers and 2 assistants to do the job. the reason was saving time i guess!
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    Quote Originally Posted by weeyet
    may i know the reason?
    keep them fresh on each match perhaps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go Gade
    Gade looks angry? :S
    nope, not really! he just wanna make sure i m not going to make a suicide bombing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by red00ecstrat
    this malaysian player was so emotional. he's always shouting/screaming. no matter he get a point or lost a point! he's lying down on the court for more than 30 seconds after beated by a canadian player!
    I think this guy is James Chua?
    He was the Malaysian Open champion few years ago. But only that .....
    So sad ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by alloh
    I think this guy is James Chua?
    He was the Malaysian Open champion few years ago. But only that .....
    So sad ~
    nope, he's pei wei chung.

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    excellent photos, thank you so much

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    Quote Originally Posted by red00ecstrat
    a lot of players here who strung their rackets above 30lbs. this gentleman told me the highest one is 36lbs !
    Great job ...proud to have you reporting HK Open for BC pals !! Will I see you "sneaking" around on Saturday??

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeyet
    may i know the reason?
    i know ppl like pros re-string their racquets b4 the tournaments..not really sure ppl resring each game..haha..anyway..i can't afford restring mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by red00ecstrat
    taufik cut the strings of all his rackets after a match! just for one match?
    yes, sometime even the unused ones too. (depending on importance of event and level of tournaments)
    Last edited by cooler; 11-02-2005 at 10:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red00ecstrat
    hope u guys like it! that's all for today.
    nice pics great to see stuffs from a badminton nut point of view

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    Quote Originally Posted by red00ecstrat
    this malaysian player was so emotional. he's always shouting/screaming. no matter he get a point or lost a point! he's lying down on the court for more than 30 seconds after beated by a canadian player!

    LOL, i bet it feels like a nightmare for him, beaten by a canadian nobody

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    well, time to let the world know a bit about the milroy boys. They are natural athletes. All trained and loved badminton but the hockey money is better in canada and older darren took that path. If they've gotten better funding and sparring partners, they could easily be inside top 20.
    --------------------Duncan Milroy's badminton history
    By Chris Marchand,



    'Where'd that Milroy kid get that wrist shot anyway?' While there is no doubt Kootenay Ice fans are happy to have the WHL's most prolific scorer on the roster this season, Duncan Milroy's history as a high calibre athlete in a completely different sport is a fact most Cranbrook hockey fans and even a few of his teammates may be unaware of.

    Before entering the WHL at the age 16, Milroy captured five national titles in singles badminton in a two-year span, and was Canada's highest ranked player in his age range until leaving the sport behind for hockey.

    "When I grew up I played every sport and badminton and hockey were the ones I took a liking to," Milroy said. "My brothers and I played it forever, and I decided to quit when I was 16 and joined the Western Hockey League."

    Badminton is a family affair for Milroy. His brothers, Bob and William took recent titles in singles and doubles play respectively at the national championships in Sherbrooke, Que. Between him and his siblings, the brothers Milroy hold a total of 15 national titles.

    "They're both ranked number one in Canada in different categories, so they're doing well," Milroy said. "I've always competed against them and that's helped for hockey and badminton; I've always tried to be better than them. They've done a lot for my hockey career."

    Unlike countries such as Indonesia, Holland and Korea, where top badminton players are revered as national heroes, Milroy said the sport doesn't receive the attention it deserves in North America.

    He is quick to dismiss the macho perceptions of badminton as an easy, less physical sport. "I don't think it's 'girly' at all," he said. "It's very competitive, it's the second most popular sport in the world. I don't think people tend to know exactly how tough the sport of badminton is. It's one of the toughest sports in the world, I believe. You have to be really committed to play it. Canada doesn't get a lot of exposure to it because we don't have great funding like the Asians and Europeans where it is really popular."

    Never one to toot his own horn, Milroy said he's not sure how many of his teammates know about his past in the sport. "I think a lot of them know," he said. "I think if you ask them you'd get the 'girlish' comment, but the guys don't bother me too much about it. I think they wish they could get out there and play it, to be honest. They want to see if I really am what I was. I could probably make a few bets and make a little money off of it."

    Milroy said his involvement in the sport allowed him the opportunity to travel abroad, including an eye-opening trip to the UK for the European Championships. But eventually, the call of the ice was too strong to ignore. "It's just a fun sport," he said. "I benefited a lot from it, traveling all over the world. It was a great thrill when I played and in some ways I still wish I could be playing both, but hockey definitely takes up most of my time now.'

    Besides benefiting from the experience of high-level competition, Milroy said his badminton skills have helped his play on the ice. "I think the skills cross over a lot," he said. "You have to be really fit to play badminton; it's a running game and you don't get a lot of breaks between rallies. Also the agility for moving side to side really helps. You use a lot of wrist actions in badminton and in hockey a wrist shot...is all wrist." Milroy encourages all the non-believers out there to throw on some white shorts, non-marking soles and bat the 'ol shuttlecock.

    "You always come back with a nice sweat on you, it's good exercise,' Milroy said. "I encourage everybody to get out there and try it if they haven't played before
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    http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article...readed&order=0

    http://www.chl.ca/WHLNews0102/0202_pom.html

    WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE'S EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STARS
    Goaltenders Team
    Blackburn, Dan Kootenay
    Krahn, Brent Calgary
    Defencemen
    Bouwmeester, Jay Medicine Hat
    Jackman, Barret Regina
    Kinch, Matt Calgary
    Novak, Filip Regina
    Schultz, Nick Prince Albert
    Vandermeer, Jim Red Deer
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    Barrett, Nathan Lethbridge
    Bartovic, Milan Brandon
    Beech, Kris Calgary
    Blatny, Zdenek Kootenay
    Brendl, Pavel Calgary
    Erat, Martin Saskatoon
    Krestanovich, Jordan Calgary
    Mapletoft, Justin Red Deer
    Milroy, Duncan Swift Current
    Stoll, Jarret Kootenay
    Sutherby, Brian Moose Jaw
    Ulmer, Layne Swift Current
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    red00ecstrat, good job!! Are u a pro photographer?? Btw, can I request for Fu, Cai and Ng Wei pics??? Thanks so much!!

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