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    Question Left handed advantage

    How big is the advantage for left handed badminton players actually

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    it is a slight advantage

    the reason is that players are used to play righthanders..and a change of play is needed whereas the lefthander is used to play vs righties...if leftie plays vs leftie its obv. neutralising

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    From What I have experienced and seen, the main advantage is the right handed players tend to forget they are lefties and place their shot to the forehand area of the lefties.

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    Yes, it requires more conscious effort for the right hander to avoid the left hander's forehand... whether in clearing, blocking, driving, defending, etc

    From experience, I'd say a righty playing against a lefty will have many more "oh sh1t!" moments than the lefty...
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    Other than the stated advantages

    The left handed forehand slice shot/drop/smash brushes against the lay of the feather generating more friction. In-turn this spins the shuttle more creating a steeper sliced shot/drop/smash.

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    not sure if there are that much advantage. statistically, there are probably just as many (in percentage) winners who are leftie and rightie.

    however, i do think that lefthanders can have a unique style. i am talking the like of Jiang Yanjiao, Wang Xin, Lin Dan. all have a unique and esp Jiang and WX has a very distinctive and beautiful playing style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post

    however, i do think that lefthanders can have a unique style. i am talking the like of Jiang Yanjiao, Wang Xin, Lin Dan. all have a unique and esp Jiang and WX has a very distinctive and beautiful playing style.
    I don't think this has to do with being leftie or rightie.

    However, how many genius righties should I name?

    There is no inherent advantage being left or right handed.
    As said, a leftie has some advantage because most players are not used to playing against lefties. That's all.

    How big is that advantage? What a question.... I would say exactly 3.83548935%...;-)

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    Opponents have been accustomed to playing the right hand man to shoot, so playing left-handed people do not beat a good fight, and left-handed shot who is playing the right hand often shoot people, so very smoothly.

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    is chienming a bot?

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    Left-handed player have been accustomed to playing right-handed, so left-handed player is very easy to play, but the right-hand player is not accustomed to playing with Left-handed player, such as to the backhand position, the right hand player often give wrong, but the left-handed hitter does not.

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