Did anyone notice a puff of smoke that came from the shuttles when they were hit very hard and very cleanly... i noticed the most amount of smoke coming from taufiks racket! seems like he hits the shuttles VERY cleanly!
it doesnt show in videos and ive never seen it myself.... thursday was the first time ive been to a live professional match. I think the puff of smoke is only visible when the shuttle is struck hard and early in its life... it looks extra cool and quite "macho" like someones knocking the crap out of it lol
The 'puff' you see is the powder coming off on the first hard hit.
As this is less noticeable in humid conditions, it's surprising that this was evident at the All England Open.
Isn't it drizzling now in the UK?
It is a bit more than a drizzle where I am!
I have to say I didn't notice it this year, but this is probably due to my lack of observation and where I was sat. In AE if you sit to one side of the court, you will se it on the black background of the drapes. I was central.