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Thread: Sidek Serve
09-13-2007, 01:55 AM #1
I know this is banned but does anyone have a video of someone doing it? The whole forbidden notion entices me even more and makes me want to see this completely unpredictable tumbling serve
09-13-2007, 08:33 AM #2
why is it banned??
09-13-2007, 08:47 AM #3
is this the same as the legendary "S" serve that was banned lolz, cause i never really knew what the "S" stood for...sidek serve makes much more sense...!
09-13-2007, 08:51 AM #4
The serve was banned indirectly, by introducing a new service law: the first contact with the shuttle must be on the cork, not the feathers, and not the cork and feathers together. The S-serve technique relied on a feathers-first or feathers-and-cork first contact.
Or so I've read. I've never seen this serve demonstrated by a pro. I'd love to see videos from the matches where it caused such controversy.
I can (unreliably) do a swerving serve using this technique, but I imagine the real S-serve is much more impressive.
09-13-2007, 10:00 AM #5
For more info run a search on sidek serve or S serve. there's plenty of threads. but i think all the video links are dead. used a search engine but to no avail.......would be great if anyone could share a vid of a real pro-demoed S-serve!
09-13-2007, 01:16 PM #6
get dink or lauren to ask tony G to show us how it's done!
09-14-2007, 12:12 AM #7
created/invented by Misbun Sidek
anyone here know/close to him, may ask him to demo the serve.......
09-14-2007, 03:22 AM #8
For the nth time - I saw Tang Xinhu using the reverse spinning serve - what people call the Sidek serve - during in 1976 HK Invitational. It was then reported that he was already using it before then in China. Tang Xinhu also commented then how he developed the spinning serve - definitely have not learned from the Sideks. To me what is called the Sidek serve is exactly what Tang Xinhu performed back in 1976 in HK.
Tang Xinfu then called the serve from Cantonese - 'shuan chuan' (spinning, circular motion) 'piao faat' (unpredictable, no pre-defined patch) 'fa kao' (serve, usually the 'fa' is omitted).
If anybody wants to see how this serve is performed, best chance is either find a good player around that time (late 70s to early 80's) or find international doubles matches between 1978 to 1982.
To Ceasar what belongs to Ceasar!!
Last edited by viver; 09-14-2007 at 03:25 AM.
09-14-2007, 03:46 AM #9
09-14-2007, 04:00 AM #10
my science teacher bowed down to this despicable move in a teacher tournament, funny thing is no one knew it was banned
09-14-2007, 04:24 AM #11
09-14-2007, 08:26 AM #12
There's one old man at xishan mon/thur that does this serve. I was surprise to see him doing this since seeing the good old sidek bro doing it. definitely difficult to tap. Was trying it out during 80s as well. Cool.
I got a friend here who trains with the sideks during secondary school days in alam shah school. Former selangor state singles player. My uni colleague. Bloated now and playing golf. He can show you. Game at PUB club 8pm Wed.
09-14-2007, 01:11 PM #13
omg.......can we have a short video pleeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaase
09-14-2007, 01:38 PM #14
I can do it, but not consistenly - the hardest problem I have is getting it past the short serve line. it's so bloody hard to get enough oomph to get it in, yet keep it tumbling by the time it reaches the receiver.
Really good at wrecking the shuttle too.
Viver - I never knew when it was invented, but i always knew it to be invented by the chinese.
by the time I started playing badminton seriously in 1982, it was already outlawed. (and at that time, we played with the carlton plastic birds)
09-14-2007, 09:48 PM #15
09-14-2007, 10:00 PM #16
09-14-2007, 10:01 PM #17
ooohhh, that would be cool to see the sidek serve by a sidek.
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