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    Default JumpSmash Technique!

    Hello,

    I can smash pretty good now (when grounded, and im 15 by the way, so now adult techniques cos im not very tall!) and I was wondering what the technique for the airboune smash would be so that I could reduce the angle of my smash. I've read to lift the left leg, and jump, upon contact do a scissor kick... is this right, or does anyone have a better technique?

    Thanks.

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    well usually when u first starting to learn how to do jump smashes
    at the early stage u'll noice there really is only so little time in air
    and so much to do, u have to watch yr leg, yr kick, yr hand yr waist..
    and while u focus on all that and u lose track of the bird and mess up
    the swing all together.
    So if you just started, focus on geting your timing perfect first.
    No matter how many moves you are able to pull off in mid air,
    How High you can jump and how Long you can stay in air is rather
    stable and it takes a long time into training if you want to change those facctors.
    If you jump too soon or jump too late, nothing much u can do in mid air to
    fix that. So let your body memorize the timing so u get it right everytime
    THEN you can focus on other stuffs u can do to fine tune the power/angle

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    Ahh.. reminds me of many moments when I fly in the air only to have a 'swing and a miss'.. hehe.. gOsh! *blushes*

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    also you need to be attend into your legs when you return to the floor because you can fall down easily and maybe that your opponent return the smash and you lose your point.

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    Default How to increase the time in the air?

    I am curious to know if there is any drills/trainning to increase the air time while doing a jump smash.(so that in the air body can be adjusted before smash)

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    he he he, that is a secret.

    Seriously, just do a lot of running. Yep, seriously. And, mostly footworks when you go playing badminton.

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    Default Plyometrics

    you may do plyometrics drills.

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    Just make sure that you're fit enough to do the drills Good luck!

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    Take a look at that jumpsmash pic of me

    I thought the form was good...

    Note * thats only the start of the smash *
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    Last edited by MikeD; 04-08-2006 at 11:05 PM.

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    good pic!!!
    do you have more photos about jump smash??, cause i also have problems in the jump smash

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    Default My Jump Smash Technique

    For starters, lets talk about the start.

    weight should be placed upon your take off foot *whichever hand you are*

    From there, you should jump, propelling your weight forward.
    *you take off foot should swing slightly forward, almost like a scisors motion*
    The motion mentioned above should occur when your hitting the shuttle.

    Its basically like doing a smash on the ground, except the timing is odd.

    hope this helped?

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    hmm when i jump smash i just turn my body and smash it in the air, i got alot of hang time so i can time it better. This is probably the wrong way of doing it but... hey, thats what you get when you are self taught in everything

    by the way, i was wondering how high everyone can jump, im about 5'6 - 5'7 and i can touch a 10' net on a good day. I read somewhere that at our age, we should not jump smash because we do not have enough power in our legs, would this still apply to me?

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    hmm this is an interesting thread... ive been stuck on this lately... the jumpsmash.. for some reason i can jumpand hit teh thing with good power to win poitns against my friends and such ( note: im not very good anyways but i know how to play ) when i watch people that imo are good play, i observed that they only jump smash if they have a bit behind the birdy, if you have not a good distance behind the bird it doesn't work thast what i observed.. i try to jump smash into the birdy if that makes sense like jump @ it.. i tried jumping back to do a jump smash doesn't work for me =/ if you are 2 clsoe to the birdy youd rather do a rather smash maybe a little hop. but this is where my problem comes in.. when i jump smash i dont know what to do with my legs.. i mean i can still get it over with power but im more worried about the form and techinqie so i dont injure my self or build up bad positions / habits. i have noticed peopel do a few things,

    1) when they do a little hop smash, they tend to lift up their left leg and curl it, it do this its just natural the first tiem i jump smashed my leg came out automatically just like in basketbal for me

    2) when they jump smash either they dangle both legs or they curl both of them back...

    u guys mentioned that scisor thing im confused.. but is what i observed correct? o btw im no pro feel free to correct my post
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    o i have one more quseiton. my coach said that when you smash, ( assuming that your righth handed and hold the racuqet with your right hand ) the bird is suppose to be on your left side, so you twist your waist around tand asmash it, is this true? what i have noticed is when i smash the bird is alreasy on top or in front on my racquet on the right its never on the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessy-Bounket
    hm. I read somewhere that at our age, we should not jump smash because we do not have enough power in our legs, would this still apply to me?


    Man if you are 15 you should be able to jump around all day!


    Besides that will build power in you legs to jump


    Don't beleive all you hear.........I once got asked ' why do you jump smash for a sharper angle when you are already 6 foot 4 ?, people who are tall do not need to jump! What rubbish!.........plus, it is fun!

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    so 1 qusetioned answered 2 to go... well i just treid jumping @ home by my self.. i find out that my jumps curl automatically. its a natural thing for me to do when i jump... but my main problem is now. i tend to jump forward intot he bird not up, cuz i find that ofrward gives more power cuz u can lean your body into it...

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    yah but would you have enough speed to get that much BEHIND the bird
    where u can jump forward, its not like v-ball where u have plenty of time
    to setup a smash.
    Plus if u put in too much effort into jumping forward it will take you
    the same extra effort to stop your body in motion which could be
    a weakness as it takes longer to recover and prepare for the next swing.

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    good point cheesy monkey,, well then would it be safe to say that u generally try to get behind the bird as possible, and im more worried about the leg form im compeltely lost for that one eveyrone seems to do different positions

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