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    Default your badminton superstitions/routines

    Looking at Joseph's thread about "bad habits"..it gave me an idea to put up a thread about "badminton supersititions and routines." Saying this, I'm wondering what kind of things (your routine) you do in a badminton game. Routine before you serve? And whether it effects your game (as a superstition)?

    Well, before I serve OR recieving, I seem to always pace around just to slow the game down a bit. Uhh..before the match, I always stretch my arms (even though i'm not warm ) and find that when I play, I can play better? Just a "superstition."

    Uhh, yeah, so just wondering, what kind of superstitions and routines are in your game?

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    Hrmms...whenever playing, i always check which way the yy on the bottom of the yonex handle is pointing. If its not facing a certain way, then i sorta feel out of sync. Its something i picked up from my friend. Its just something i always do now when i play.

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    Originally posted by Joseph
    Hrmms...whenever playing, i always check which way the yy on the bottom of the yonex handle is pointing. If its not facing a certain way, then i sorta feel out of sync. Its something i picked up from my friend. Its just something i always do now when i play.
    SN side up!

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    check strings after bad shot

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    Originally posted by alex l
    check strings after bad shot
    Sorry for sounding like an idiot but, how do you determine whether your strings are out of place? I mean it isn't like a tennis raquet where the strings are stretched aparted so it hugs either the upper line or lower line.

    Whenever I miss a shot, say a drop, I usually redo the shot as if I had a second chance and think about what I did wrong (Sorry to make the game sound so stressful).

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    My doubles partner used to say we should never ask to change the shuttle if we were on a winning streak. Even when the shuttle had like only 2 feathers left, he would still refuse to change it until we lost a point.

    Unfortunately I can't remember whether this ever proved a benefit or a hindrance, but I suppose as long as it made him play better, it was OK. Placebo effect, I guess...

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    Default Hmm...

    Let's see....I've no idea what I do....let me think....taking out my watch....wearing my wristband....hmm.....checking my strings too, I guess, if I miss the shuttle or something to check what's wrong with it, lol.

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    I check the string bed between each point and straighten them out. check out the cute girl sitting on the side. j/k

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    Originally posted by jwu
    check out the cute girl sitting on the side. j/k

    Really??? How come I did not notice that? Must be I was busy cursing out myself for the performance that night.

    Hope ur gf won't sign up here and read this.

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    Originally posted by LazyBuddy
    Really??? How come I did not notice that? Must be I was busy cursing out myself for the performance that night.

    Hope ur gf won't sign up here and read this.
    haha, maybe she's the one I would be looking at between points. and you didn't notice because she wasn't there that night.

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    Originally posted by jwu
    haha, maybe she's the one I would be looking at between points. and you didn't notice because she wasn't there that night.

    Wow... fantastic explaination...

    Now, I think we should encourage ur gf to sign up and read, since this is surely sweet to her...

    Good job...

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    haha thanks, don't think we'll ever find her on this site though.

    not sure if this is a superstitution but I always check the feathers before I serve.

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    spin the grip in my hands before the serve (when in the back)
    when serving, pick up bird, shuffle around the T of the service line.. place my feet in position... serve.

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    my superstition - don't piss off mrs. badrad just before playing. her voodoo gets me every time. shots are total off, opponents strength triples, strategies are countered at every strike. baaddd mojo! no go there!

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    Originally posted by badrad
    my superstition - don't piss off mrs. badrad just before playing. her voodoo gets me every time. shots are total off, opponents strength triples, strategies are countered at every strike. baaddd mojo! no go there!
    so true, so true!!

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    with one of my friends we can on yelling at each other when we play doubles together. we've been doing it so long that it has become routine and it seems weird if we TRY to be nicer

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    I also like to spin my raquet ALOT! It is just a wacky thing I do alot!

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