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    Hi!

    I've been employed at a small badminton shuttlecock factory for almost 15 years, it's been around since the late 50's, unfortunately it closed shop about 3 years ago. Our company used to buy cork from Spain or Portugal, and when it proved to be too expensive to import cork, we improvised with what's locally available. The local corks were heavy and not as dense as the previous ones we used. Poor quality just couldn't compete with the glut of imported brands that are cheaper, and in a labor intensive cottage industry;our company had no other option but to close.

    Life goes on... I've put up a screen printing and graphic design company, some of my clients are local badminton clubs and venues... I have a 13 year old daughter who wants to get into badminton (I know, I should've started her early) and I'm planning to join her. I couldn't remember the last time I played badminton... well, I still have my warped Carbonex 8 racket...so go figure. I sort of drifted into other sports- table tennis and mountainbiking.

    Any tips or advise from you guys will be very much appreciated.

    Glad to be here,
    Eric

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    Welcome Eric!

    It's never too late to pick up the game again as long as you still has the love for it. Enjoy playing the game and especially playing it with your daughter for some quality time together!

    Cheers

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    It's never too late to start. It's better to start than not starting at all! And Welcome!

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    Thanks guys!... I'm trying to convince my wife to join us and make it a family affair... I also have a one-and-a-half-year old daughter that could be a bit of a problem... she's like a little tornado...

    Eric

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    ooohhh, tornados are excellent things mover...hehehehe. she might like it and learn to focus all her energy in one place. would be nice to have the whole family interested in badminton and spending quality time together. so, welcome! welcome!

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    Thanks AI... we'll try to make it a weekly family affair.

    Eric

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    Welcome to BadmintonCentral, Griffinarts ... mabuhay.

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    Welcome Eric!

    13 years old isn't too bad, I'm training my cousin who's this age as well and it's extremely exciting to see his progress.

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    Thank you Dave & fishmilk... I have an old pal whose also a trainer, I'll ask him if he can squeeze in my daughter to his sked... maybe even me... I'm getting rusty!

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    With proper training she'd be better than I currently am in one year.

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    Let's hope so... but what do you mean by "better than I currently am in one year"?... getting rusty too or did you got injured?

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    I never had formal training, hence never did the all important footwork so I rely a lot on technique and tactics (from observing games). Did some informal training with some school players and then made the mistake of stopping to play tennis for two years.

    One more when I was 16, then no more until some 7 years later.

    So, sort of stagnated and regressed.

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    Old habits die hard... I know what you mean, I've got lousy footwork too... you still got technique & tactics... I wonder if its still possible to teach an old dog a new trick?

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