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04-14-2009, 02:12 PM #1
Correct Technique - The Most Important
I just wanted to say , after being coached from a lot of different coaches , and most of them saying different things. I have picked up lots of different techniques I can use , and I can switch between them.
I just wanted to ask which was the "correct" one?
Heres the technique I mostly use (obviously not exactly , but reasonably close) -
I can use this technique If I want to -
(see 5:30 - the racket is behind the mans back , and going downards)
I can also use this technique -
(pronation technique - I call it , so I got an easy search from youtube lol.)
So which one do you think is "correct"?
04-14-2009, 03:17 PM #2
1st Link. Expert Village - utter nonsense generally and this is no exception.
2nd Link. I don't like the "racquet behind the back" but I know it suits some folk.
3rd Link. I posted a slomo of Lin Dan's technique that shows him pronating like a mad-thing, and that seems to work for him!
I don't think there is necessarily a "correct" technique, simply one that works for you or not. Some techniques seem to work well for a lot of people, which makes them "correct" for a lot of people.
04-14-2009, 03:20 PM #3
04-14-2009, 03:31 PM #4
04-14-2009, 03:35 PM #5
Yeah, as The Bear says, it's not necessarily about "correct" technique with things like this, it's just about what works for you.
Personally, I prepare by setting my arms so along with my head, they make a kind of "W" shape (that probably doesn't make any sense). I guess apart from that, my swing is fairly similar to video 3.
04-14-2009, 03:50 PM #6
04-14-2009, 05:24 PM #7
That's actually a straight smash, whether you're slicing or not doesn't affect the pronation, it's just whether you're pronating to hit the bird straight on or to hit and slice it when you actually achieve contact. Forearm rotation is essential to all overhead strokes and once you learn it and master it you'll get massive power that comes easily.
04-15-2009, 02:46 AM #8
Lin Dan isn't slice smashing in the clip. Slice smash is done with the hand - check it out.
He pronates because that's what he does. If you look at the beginning of the clip you'll see he actually supinates before pronating to get more power.
04-15-2009, 04:52 AM #9
Last edited by krisss; 04-15-2009 at 05:00 AM.
04-15-2009, 05:30 AM #10
Best advice I can give you is to get yourself a good coach and listen to what he/she says.
Have a look at your national website. If your part of the moon is in the UK then your Badminton Development Officer will help you (look on the BE website).
04-15-2009, 05:35 AM #11
04-15-2009, 11:28 AM #12
Hmmm I've also noticed a lot of people finding it hard to correctly do the pronation technique.
I was tought that the butt end of the racekt should face the opponent then you follow through - this means that their is a lot of pronation involved in the shot.
04-15-2009, 04:43 PM #13
04-15-2009, 06:12 PM #14
A good coach will tell you to pronate your forearm. Find one that does that and stick with him.
04-15-2009, 06:22 PM #15
Doesn't pronation cause more injuries? Like tennis elbow. I started doing it once and my elbow started hurting. I use a different technique, but I'm just wondering.
04-16-2009, 06:07 AM #16
04-16-2009, 06:53 AM #17
There are many ways of smashing as you pointed out. I think depending on the strength of your various muscles, your footwork, etc, one of the different ways of smashing may be slightly better. I think the difference is not too much as long as you are following the generally correct technique (pronation etc).
Are any of the smash styles particularly better? If not, dont worry and just pick one, if so, use it :P. If it turns out that you get injured doing that smash style, then use another one.
I used to use my wrist quite a bit when smashing, but then i got tendonitis and was reduced to doing some sort of downward clear, which was useless at first, but got better later. So now my wrist is better (and maybe stronger), and I now do something in between, although I might be sliding back towards the wristier method because it seems a bit better for deception and angle. Dont want to go too far and hurt my wrist again though.
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