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Thread: squash vs badminton
04-06-2012, 04:14 AM #69
squash is full of collisions...
unintentional and OTHERWISE
04-06-2012, 04:16 AM #70
I don't see the finesse in squash. seems like it's mostly a power game, like tennis.
04-06-2012, 09:46 AM #71
Naaaah, squash is definitely not a power game, if it where the players would all be beefcakes like they are in tennis.
also, there simply isn't enough space to develop the sort of power you get in tennis.
to a level power is important, but past a point it actually hampers you. if you look at some of the egyptian players like ashur, the tricks he pulls and the deception and movement definitely show how much finesse squash requires.
04-07-2012, 01:36 PM #72
Ask a badminton player and they'll tell you that badminton is the most demanding sport in the world.
Ask a squash player and they'll tell you that squash is the most demanding sport in the world.
Ask a hockey player and they'll tell you that hockey is the most demanding sport in the world.
Ask a tennis player and they'll tell you that tennis is the most demanding sport in the world.
Ask a boxer and they'll tell you that boxing is the most demanding sport in the world.
Ask your local sports network what the most demanding sport is and they'll come up with a highly biased list of the most popular sports in that country.
Everyone wants to play the most demanding sport, and in the end, it's just a popularity contest. I don't think we'll ever come to an exact answer to any of those questions.
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01-27-2013, 12:37 AM #73
**** squash, gooo badminton!
01-28-2013, 04:05 AM #74
Is there deception in squash
01-28-2013, 04:42 AM #75
I used to play squash. It is quite demanding due to the racket weight and heavy ball (compare baddy players complaining about a few extra grams in their racket/bp points/plastics are too heavy vs feathers!). There is a steep physicality curve though. If you/opponent are crap/intermediate then squash feels not very demanding. if you're both good/advanced then it is very demanding.
Badminton is more agility and reflex. I feel opposite to what someone else said in a previous post.
I find badminton to be like cardio (high intensity light work). and squash more like light weight training.(moderate intensity, medium work)
01-28-2013, 09:03 AM #76
I played both and loved both. Here is my assessment
1) Squash feels great when you are playing but super boring to watch other people playing especially the pros with their endless wall hugging shots.
2) Squash is less stressful on the knees
3) Less chance of breaking the racket with badminton
4) Accidental hits with the shuttle on the body are a lot lot lot less painful than with the squash ball.
5) Shuttle does not need to warm up
6) Squash ball last probably a month++ compared to 1 game with the shuttle.
Seriously I feel badminton is a lot more exciting with the huge variety of shots and techniques. This is just my personal opinion.
01-29-2013, 11:49 PM #77
01-30-2013, 11:12 PM #78
This whole squash vs badminton thing is a joke. Comparing one sport as being 'harder' than another is a complete waste of time. There is no standard badminton level or squash level. The four old ladies I see hitting around at my gym burn less calories than I do getting dressed in the morning. I've competed in numerous sports and compared to how spent I feel after a soccer match or a hockey game both squash and badminton are a walk in the park.
The point isn't which sport is 'harder', the point is that either way you are ahead of the game. At least you're out there burning calories rather than sitting on your couch playing video games or surfing the net.
06-02-2013, 03:37 AM #79
06-02-2013, 09:02 AM #80
06-15-2013, 09:26 AM #81
All you hear from squash players that seem to want to talk about how much tougher it is than badminton, who cares? I would say that squash probably is physically more demanding, though not vastly, but technically badminton is way more varied and requires a far greater range of racket and footwork skills.
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