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07-26-2007, 04:37 PM #1
What will racquets look like in the future?
Hi! I wonder, what will racquets look like in the year, let say, 2050? If we compare racquets from 1880 and 2007... ehm, they differ I would say .
What do you think will change? Where are the possible improvements? Do we already have a perfect racquets? What will a technology bring to this field?
Active string bed (increased tension on weak/drop shots and decreased in smashes)?
Moving balance point (a small weight fastened to the spring in the shaft which would move to the head in fast strokes and therefore increase swingweight)?
Wake your imagination up and tell your opinion!
07-26-2007, 04:48 PM #2
Strings made of concentrated electron beams, they'll never break, and you can tweak the tension by cranking a switch under the cap.
Kind of like a lightsabre, only it won't burn the shuttle upon impact,
07-26-2007, 06:16 PM #3
07-26-2007, 06:49 PM #4
We need Jerby's artwork at hand to envision what the future racket will look like!
07-26-2007, 09:24 PM #5
hmm i don't think there will be even racquets at all..it would be like Nintendo Wii =)
07-26-2007, 11:45 PM #6
Would kind of suck if there was ever a power outage, .
07-27-2007, 01:12 AM #7
Man, TV would be so obsolete.
There won't be any racquets or badminton courts anymore. You'll have a badminton gadget that you set up wherever you want to play and it projects a hologram of a badminton court. You'll also be able to play by yourself with hologram simulated partners and opponents.
07-27-2007, 02:20 AM #8
where's the fun in that? it is the human contact that defines badminton.
07-27-2007, 05:02 AM #9
I think it will be REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY shiny, so shiny that the sport will be canceled because everyone has gone blind.
07-27-2007, 01:28 PM #10
In all seriousness, both racketlength and racketwidth are set in the laws of badminton and rackets áre getting more extreme (at700, superlight rackets, extra extra stiff rackets, etc)
But the general trend has always been more towards allroundedness...
so with little room for improvement in weight, length, stiffness and balance...new material is all that's left...
EDIT: my apologies for the imagesize...It's too much of a good thing
07-27-2007, 01:48 PM #11
Whay do you get to upload such big picture? Is it because it looooook so goooood?
Last edited by silentheart; 07-27-2007 at 01:54 PM.
07-27-2007, 02:01 PM #12
07-27-2007, 03:29 PM #13
As I see there was just a few concrete suggestions about new technologies. Admit it, it's difficult to imagine how to improve our racquets, they seem so perfect... but time always brings somthing... Just compare skis, for example, 20 years ago and today. A huge difference. And where is the badminton technology in it's evolution? I mentioned carving skis, did anybody think of curved racquets? I don't see how it would help but maybe somebody does... Mine bet is still movable balance point! This could really work!
07-27-2007, 04:03 PM #14
Rocket propelled rackets that gives you the extra swing speed hehe....
07-27-2007, 04:38 PM #15
07-27-2007, 05:03 PM #16
07-27-2007, 05:18 PM #17
sotx marswood had a similar system. small grains of metal (steelsand) where forced up the hollow shaft when you swing fast enough ('centrifugal force' if it exists) But stay in the bottom when you swing slower (defence) due to the slowness of mass.
the result: rinkeling shafts, and unstable performance. Because: there'll be a midline where you just don't swing fast enough to get it headheavy and too fats for a headlight.
Basically it's like playing with two different rackets, unknowing which one it is when you hit...
and just as a sidenote: Matt, I didn't do the artwork!
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