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  • 1) play badminton but are not interested in international badminton tournaments at all

    44 8.06%
  • 2) play badminton and do follow the pros and the international circuit religiously

    215 39.38%
  • 3) something in between 1) and 2)

    260 47.62%
  • 4) those who don't actually play badminton but do follow international tournaments

    27 4.95%
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    hahahhaa, nice one man .... so what's that, 20-25 hours a week of badminton? that's more than some people work, i'm a truly impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamzz View Post
    hahahhaa, nice one man .... so what's that, 20-25 hours a week of badminton? that's more than some people work, i'm a truly impressed.
    yeah around 20ish.. but not all of the game is hard out game though, some of the game pretty relax, some just purely training around the court

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    i picked for the third..since i don't really take it religiously..the international competitions n pros..just some.But i do take badminton sport religiously i guess.Almost everyday badminton,don't really care who am i playing with.As long as i can hit the ball,i'm happy.LOL..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark A View Post
    There are...

    I watch the All England on Sky Sports and, until this year, Darren Hall was the "colour" commentator (alongside Gill Clark). A few of us played a game whereby we bet how many times Hall would say "absolutely" - his opening response to any question put to him by Gill. I won in '07 with what I thought was a ludicrous overestimate: we counted 135 across the three days that were televised.

    Unfortunately (for the game, that is), the great Morten Frost replaced him this year.
    yeah slightly off-topic here, but totally agree with Mark A. The worst thing about DH is, he repeats what Gillian Clark has just said. So if GC says "do you think, Darren, that X has lost steam in the 2nd set?" DH: "Absolutely, Gill, X put so much energy into the 1st set that he's got no energy now...."

    Another thing DH loves to say: "yeah, he's taking it so early Gill....."

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    btw I know this is just a fun survey, but it's kind of biased from the beginning, isn't it? Basically, only those who are either 2 or 3 are going to be logging on here, which is mostly for those interested in the players and the tournaments....those who want advice or tips will only 'stay' for the advice and then 'leave'--they don't want to read about the latest hairstyle of XXF (much better than her last one! and don't get me started on Zhou Mi) or whatever....

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    ah, well, i guess it is a little biased. i did expect between 10-20% to be in categories 1 and 4 though, i'm quite surprised it's only about 5%. it doesn't matter, it's just a poll, and like you said, it's just for a laugh.

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    hey sorry I'm a complete pedant. well you're totally right though: I have a couple of friends who play like mad but were surprised to hear about the All England last week, and showed little interest in going. They don't make any connection between the game they enjoy playing and watching the professionals. I wonder if this is the same for other sports?

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    i'm guessing it's less so, especially for most of the more popular sports here in the uk. football, cricket, rugby, tennis, snooker, darts and even lawn bowls get more coverage here than badminton. if they were to show it more on terrestial, i'm sure more people would get into it.

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    I guess i would pick no 2 i play 5 times a wk, n whenever if i am not playing my hand would get itchy & usually i also do follow up with the tournaments

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    Quote Originally Posted by No one View Post
    yeah slightly off-topic here, but totally agree with Mark A. The worst thing about DH is, he repeats what Gillian Clark has just said. So if GC says "do you think, Darren, that X has lost steam in the 2nd set?" DH: "Absolutely, Gill, X put so much energy into the 1st set that he's got no energy now...."

    Another thing DH loves to say: "yeah, he's taking it so early Gill....."
    Hes still better than some commentators though. Some commentators, everything they say you already know, and you can pick up errors in their commentary. I heard from somewhere that one even marvelled that the players weren't waiting the shuttle to hit the ground before returning it (ala tennis)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vching View Post
    Hes still better than some commentators though. Some commentators, everything they say you already know, and you can pick up errors in their commentary. I heard from somewhere that one even marvelled that the players weren't waiting the shuttle to hit the ground before returning it (ala tennis)!
    true....honestly, I wish that whoever was in charge would either a. provide a decent, knowledgeable commentator, or b. don't provide one at all, because a bad commentator is even worse than than not having one. It drives me crazy: it's almost as if they don't trust us to be able to enjoy a game without someone providing us with commentary--a bit like a laugh track.

    ok rant over.....

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    I m type 4, seldom play badminton, but follow tournament closely.....I m good at mopping the floor....hahahahaha

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    don't you get the urge to play after watching your favourite stars on court?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamzz View Post
    don't you get the urge to play after watching your favourite stars on court?
    errrrr.....I have racquet, but, I m really lousy....my baddy partners are my niece n nephew....really beginner....

    U sure get bored, if we have the chance to play badminton together....

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    haha, oh well, i'm sure you can find kaki in kuching if you really wanted to. i've only ever been to kuching once, like 10 years ago or something now. what really surprised me was how similar the hokkien in kuching is to the hokkien in penang. and we're so far apart as well. the seafood was amazing!

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    Same with all sports I play, I rather spend my time playing the sport than following the professionals, who have close to no effect in the realm of badminton that I play in. Though, sometimes the matches can be amazing :O

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    before i just play badminton, now i watch tournaments as often as i can
    so...can i change my poll? =P

    1. it's fun to watch pros play because they usually have amazing rallies
    2. it's interesting to observe how players move, react and play shots, and often we learn from them

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