04-08-2008, 11:13 PM #443
Winning requires a combination of attack and defence.
To say that 'attack always wins' is to stretch the point.
A team that relies purely on attack dies swiftly if denied the chance to attack.
Similarly, attacking when an attack is not warranted is the easiest way to lose the point. (Two recent examples are the 2008 Swiss Open MD Final and the 2008 India Open XD Final.) Simply put, defensive play can be very lethal against a poorly set-up attack -- the term 'offensive defence' might be an oxymoron, but it would surely be an apt description here.
The great doubles teams have been equally adept at attack and defence.
What's prized is the ability to opportunistically switch between the two - and therein lies the key to success.
We could have a similar argument for singles play but Lin Dan's overlordship in the time of Lee Chong Wei and Taufik Hidayat aids the "attack-is-better" position
05-18-2011, 02:47 AM #444
As for the sport of badminton, I don't deny that stamina is required as that of tennis but even though the size of a tennis court is much bigger, don't forget that the speed and reflex required in the game of badminton is much more crucial as the shuttle reaches its destination faster than a tennis ball because the court is smaller. Same goes for ping pong, don't think that because the table size is so much smaller than a tennis court, it therefore requires less speed and stamina. In fact, it is vice versa because in momentum terms, a sudden short spurt of speed requires more power just like when you floor down your car's gas pedal. In in reality, these movements tires out and wears you down faster than when you run at a gradual constant speed. So putting the requirement to best of 5 games for professional is easier said than done in 21 point scoring system.
05-18-2011, 06:22 PM #445
A NSS Singles game will last about 20 minutes (most of the time)
We have now found that a NSS Singles game will last about 20 minutes (most of the time).
Therefore, if a Singles match is to go into the 3rd game, the match would probably finish in around 60 minutes (plus/minus 10 minutes).
If the match was to be the best of 5 games, and the match is played to the 5th game, then the match would probably finish in around 100 minutes (which is almost the same length of a normal movie show).
Last edited by chris-ccc; 05-18-2011 at 06:24 PM.
05-19-2011, 04:04 AM #446
It's amazing how I found threads ranging as early as 2005 of how BCERs over here vehemently discredits the 21 point system whereas now, it's so normal and cool to watch the game in such quick explosive manner and within a short period of time you get to see the best of what players have to offer on court, or the lack of it.
05-19-2011, 04:27 AM #447
There are also many other things good about the NSS
11-22-2011, 10:22 PM #448
The nature of the game has changed over the years and the NSS may have been the catalyst in how the game has been shaped.
In the olden days, single players play the classic style of serving high and as far as the service line. You just wait for the opponent to drop, clear or smash. If your opponent can win a smash from your serve, he still has to serve to win the point.
These days, single players are taught to serve low because of the advantages of forcing your opponent to net or lift. You want to attack first. In the olden days under the OSS, you can elect to play a defensive or attacking game. It is like a game of chess. These days it's all attacking game and
Have you seen a high lob these days in professional championship? Almost never…. as it is too slow.
Under the OSS, a doubles team can still win with a strong defence. The Sidek brothers in the 1990s had such strong defence that they can lift and lift all day just to get their opponent to smash into trouble.
Today, you can watch four players smashing in a match because with one serve in doubles it is crucial to win at all cost. No need to defend…. Just attack.
I have the privilege to watch good players in action in the past and now and certainly it has been a joy to watch the older version of badminton under the OSS. Yes… the game may be slower but it’s still a game of skill and hard work. Today’s NSS will never see Liem Siew King come back 1-14 to win the third set in a world championship tournament ( because of the many saves he made in the service over under the OSS) or the Sidek brothers lifting20-30 shots to invite their opponents to smash.
Today’s’ game that we see today is so much faster and more of an attacking game. Keeping it low is the name of the game and don’t lift to avoid being smashed at 230kph. The badminton game these days is like tennis today….. a faster game and NSS will facilitate it.
11-24-2011, 08:16 AM #449
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