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    I'm sure that as people become badminton fanatics, they get addicted to watching the professionals play. Does it ever happen to you where you try to imitate them too much? I've been doing the following:
    • Trying to act smooth when i'm not
    • Lifting my right leg as I smash (i'm right-handed, so my right leg is in back)
    • Trying to drop too much
    • Trying to serve with the raised elbows on forehand serves (I used to serve with a relaxed racquet hand)
    • etc. etc. etc.
    I was just wondering if any of you guys did this

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    erm.....yup...i do the serve thingy too

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    haha sounds exactly like my serve, the left legy thing is the right leg thow, but that pretty much sums it up wen i try to think about the match i watched last night the next day at badminton practice. lol

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    yea, but i think this is more of a positive thing as i play better when i am trying to imitate the pros, it kinda gives me confidence.

    For example, like Taufik's backhand slice crosscourt drop, so i kinda learnt from it and use it in real life. So does PG's chopping.

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    yea, but i think this is more of a positive thing as i play better when i am trying to imitate the pros, it kinda gives me confidence.

    For example, like Taufik's backhand slice crosscourt drop, so i kinda learnt from it and use it in real life. So does PG's chopping.

    Sorry for the double post. I cant seem to delete it. I got disconnected and i thought the post didnt go through because it didnt load to the other page.
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    There's nothing wrong watching and trying to imitate pros. When we commit to improve our techniques, watching pros does not neccessary show us what it need to hit correctly, but at least it is like a reference point which keep us from drifting too far from the correct techniques (unless you always have a coach out there any time to tell you what is wrong). Besides, it can gives us a moral boost, like jas211 said.

    When i watch the pros jump smash, i notice they lift their racket leg up prior to smashing. This help wind up the body and give them more explosiveness. I just manage to do it lately (after 3 years, there are so many things to learn :-) ), and it improves my smash drastically.

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    Nothing wrong to "learn" from the pros. However, we need to work on our fundamentals 1st. Once the base is soild, we can move on. Even when we come to a stage to able to get "fancy", we might want to carefully flirt which pro(s) we want to learn from. Everyone has his/her own style, no way we can get a combo of "all in the world".

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    i did kinda try.. but didn't work for me. it just feels like i'm not playing the way i usually play

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazypeetee246
    I'm sure that as people become badminton fanatics, they get addicted to watching the professionals play. Does it ever happen to you where you try to imitate them too much? I've been doing the following:
    • Trying to act smooth when i'm not
    • Lifting my right leg as I smash (i'm right-handed, so my right leg is in back)
    • Trying to drop too much
    • Trying to serve with the raised elbows on forehand serves (I used to serve with a relaxed racquet hand)
    • etc. etc. etc.
    I was just wondering if any of you guys did this
    I dont get ur serve thing w/ ur elbos up.

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