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    Hello,I'm just curious but on badminton clearing after the starting postiion does ur arm go and bend behind ur back and swing, i meant like. when u scratch ur neck, at that postion except with a racquet. cause my dad used to be a pro player and he says that is the way, and i belive him.but i took classes and then the teacher was like o that is wrong!the teacher said it doesnt bend and the starting position is L shaped and ur arm will go over ur head will not bend/swing or go behind ur back.so like overhead only. so which way is correct?i think my dad is, but i'm thinking some things might have changed over the years cause my dad was born in 1960's and played pro around 1975. so thanks ^^.

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    I do some what of combination of both...some time I do like what your dad does. if u search around there are 4 instructional video on basic technique and tactics

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    thx^^,and where is this video,but which way is the correct way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CkcJsm
    Hello,I'm just curious but on badminton clearing after the starting postiion does ur arm go and bend behind ur back and swing, i meant like. when u scratch ur neck, at that postion except with a racquet. cause my dad used to be a pro player and he says that is the way, and i belive him.but i took classes and then the teacher was like o that is wrong!the teacher said it doesnt bend and the starting position is L shaped and ur arm will go over ur head will not bend/swing or go behind ur back.so like overhead only. so which way is correct?i think my dad is, but i'm thinking some things might have changed over the years cause my dad was born in 1960's and played pro around 1975. so thanks ^^.
    Well there is more than one correct one, try both and see which works better for you. You dont have to do everything exactly like how the book says to do it, alot of players change and develop their own style of play and different techiques works for different ppl, you most likely do a clear differnetly everytime when you are in an fast and intense game.

    There really is no point of playing bmt if everyone plays exactly like how the book says to play. I have seen ppl do things (grip, swings, positioning, etc) when its incorrect but they play better that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xkenji
    There really is no point of playing bmt if everyone plays exactly like how the book says to play. I have seen ppl do things (grip, swings, positioning, etc) when its incorrect but they play better that way.
    Only up to a certain level of play. At the top level, there is very little difference in basic technique nowadays. Any inefficient habit has to be changed, because it confers at least a slight disadvantage.

    Your dad is describing the right method. Watch the pros perform a full smash; it will look like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum
    Only up to a certain level of play. At the top level, there is very little difference in basic technique nowadays. Any inefficient habit has to be changed, because it confers at least a slight disadvantage.

    Your dad is describing the right method. Watch the pros perform a full smash; it will look like this.
    thx,cause i heard somethings changed over then years.and where is the video o.o?

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    Hi,

    I think both your dad and coach are right: in the 70s the rackets used to be heavier and a large swing was needed. Nowadays with lighter rackets you can sometimes even clear with no swing at all. If you compare watching pro matches videos, you will see that the loop performed by the racket is generally smaller and happens later now.

    My two cents,

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    A shorter swing is useful in some situations, but it will never replace using a full swing when you have time. With a full swing, you can threaten to play a full-power smash, whereas you can never play a full-power smash with a short swing. The long swing, if you have sufficient time to use it, will give more power.

    Yet the short swing version is still very important, especially in doubles. It allows you to play a clear or half-smash in situations where otherwise you would only be able to play a drop shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CkcJsm
    my dad was born in 1960's and played pro around 1975. so thanks ^^.
    Your father must have been a top player to be a professional player at the (maximum) age of 15.

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    Where's Coold00b, our resident clearing expert? ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWB001
    Your father must have been a top player to be a professional player at the (maximum) age of 15.
    Damn, you beat me to it.

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