05-10-2006, 03:54 PM #103
Progress after 1 weeks practising the high backhand instructions
I have always been hitting a weak backhand and my high backhand "clear" has at its best been 3/4 length.
Now, I have followed the high backhand instructions and drills in the book for about 1 week. In total I have spent perhaps 60 min hitting the backhand in my living room to get used to the motion (5-10 min per day), and practised it for 2 hours with a partner and occasionally in 3 matches....pretty much badminton for one week for me.
By this mail, I just want to testify that after 1 weeks practice I can hit the full length backhand clear frequently, but far from all the time. The biggest improvement is my timing and I have reduced the number of "disaster backhand shots" - the motion no longer feels awkvard. I still need a lot of practice to incorporate it as a new weapon in my game, but I am very hapy with the progress so far.
05-10-2006, 06:48 PM #104
Most people take longer to learn itOriginally Posted by ecsjgre
You're doing great! Keep it up!
05-15-2006, 02:53 AM #105
Hi VIP, is the book available in Cebu? I can't find any badminton books in National Bookstore SM.
05-15-2006, 05:27 AM #106
CebuOriginally Posted by keith_aquino
05-15-2006, 09:22 AM #107Originally Posted by vip_m
05-15-2006, 12:50 PM #108
CebuOriginally Posted by keith_aquino
05-16-2006, 12:17 AM #109
Anyway some of the guys asked me thru PM on regards to the book.. so i might as well post it here. Heheh Free Publicity for VIP and Butch.
I think the book is really good for beginners and intermediate. It has alot of illustration on how to execute shots. The graphics and pictures are good. IMO it is better than other badminton books in the market. It is good to read and not boring. Most books are very technical and most of the illustration are either written on drawn and not many pictures on how to hit and execute certain shots. So i can say that there is no such badminton book yet as such as the one did by Butch Oreta and Vip Malixi.
This is a very good book. I would recommend it to anyone who plays badminton. The only thing that can be improve is the weight of the book and the clarity of the pictures. Anyhow, its good enough for me at least. . I hope it helps.
05-16-2006, 12:35 AM #110Originally Posted by ants
05-16-2006, 01:37 AM #111Originally Posted by DinkAlot
05-16-2006, 07:13 AM #112Originally Posted by vip_m
05-16-2006, 07:44 AM #113
Re: reconsider...Originally Posted by raptorman
When the book finally got printed, it sold out its first two print runs and is now on its third. I got some requests from foreign buyers asking how to get the book. Because of its weight and the fact that I don't have any access to the print books other than collecting royalties (which I haven't received a single cent yet 'cuz it's a small publisher and they will only pay Butch and me some time in the future), I tried to convince foreign distributors like Amazon, ebook.com, etc. to make the book available abroad--but, to no avail. So, even though I didn't think I would be able to market it well ('cuz I don't really have money to spend on Internet marketing, etc.), I created the website to sell the book on my own, I created the layout for the web page, designed and programmed the PHP/MySQL to process the payments and downloads, links, etc.
The result: a lot of people's badminton skills have improved. I've received dozens of emails from people who've bought the book and were really happy at how it upped their game. They say they learned a lot from it. Even if Butch and I never get rich from the book, we'll be satisfied for having contributed something to this world that has made better some people's lives. We feel we've created the first really good book on badminton. Not bad for two guys from a "Third-world" country. The lesson I learned from this endeavor is this: when you have passion, love, for something (in this case, badminton), if you just persevere, you can accomplish anything.
Everyone told me this book was just a pipe dream, that it'll never get made. But I pushed on anyway. And now it's done, it exists, and it's doing well. As Steve Jobs used to say, "Real artists ship." That's all I've ever wanted to be. A 'real artist.'
05-16-2006, 08:00 AM #114Originally Posted by vip_m
05-16-2006, 09:50 AM #115Originally Posted by raptorman
Hope this helps
05-16-2006, 01:23 PM #116
printingOriginally Posted by raptorman
05-19-2006, 01:31 AM #117
vip, how can i get a copy? i check it out sa national bookstore and powerbook pero out of stocks.
05-19-2006, 04:02 PM #118
I've looked through the thread but still didn't get it...
1. Ok, if I want to buy this e-book together with my training partner, can I just make him a copy of the book and tell him the password? So both of us have the access to the book?
2. What's the six month limitation about? One can't see the online videos after six month or what?
05-19-2006, 04:32 PM #119
clarificationOriginally Posted by Cui Yang
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