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Thread: Improving my Backhand :(!
05-05-2009, 07:59 PM #35
ok gamepurpose lol
That was very very confusing due to your english. but thats fine because im used to it so i got a pretty good idea of where you are coming from.
Again "changing" technique and "Improving" technique is a very sketchy area. There is no point what so ever refering to ancient players of badminton because we dont know anything about what the game was like back then. Was the pace faster or slower? were the players fitter or weaker? Were the rackets bigger or smaller?
So unfortunately thats a bit of a false topic to bring up. If we got back 100 years by all means you can compare. But the technique has not been changed so to speak. Im not sure but to me it seems your failing to grasp a tru understanding between technique and style. So i will say it once again.
Every shot has basic steps to follow correctly. How the player looks whilst playing badminton doesnt always have technique to blame. Some people are bigger or smaller, faster or slower, more co-ordinated and less co-ordinated.
Some players will look smoother and others will look a little bit unstable lol. That really comes down to style and how a persons body reacts.
But the correct technique can still be followed by 5 even 50 different people and they can all look different when they play.
Heres a simple example. With a backhand shot. Some people swing round their body like tennis. Big energetic swing hugeee rotation of their body. THIS IS WRONG TECHNIQUE. The correct technique (refering simply to racket skills) is point your elbow, flick your forearm up and over your elbow to make contact with the shuttle and give a an extra flick with your wrist as you swing through for more power. (THIS IS JUST A BASIC SENTANCE LOL SO IF IT CONFUSES YOU DONT WORRY I COULD SHOW YOU IN PERSON MUCH EASIER THEN TALKING ABOUT IT)
Anyways take 2 different players to perform this backhand with correct technique.
1 player may smoothly flick through the shot and it will barely look different to any of the top players. Another player may take his time through the steps breaking it down to the point where you can see him do each movement. It may look like hes stoping then starting each time he changes the movement. EG He gets ready to hit the shot, points his elbow waiting for the shuttle then flicks his forearm after a pause, then forces the follow through with his wrist.
It will look rough and totaly different to the other player but its still the correct technique. Just his own style of comfort.
Surely that makes a bit more sense to you??? It seems your basing your arguments purely on how a player looks when hes hitting a shot. And as i mentioned more experienced players can pick incorrect technique just by watching someone. I can do that easily. But im not looking in general at how he looks whether its smooth or not. Im concentrating and focusing purely on the individual broken down movements in each shot.
05-05-2009, 09:26 PM #36
05-06-2009, 04:29 AM #37
05-06-2009, 10:40 AM #38
Practice is key. There is no perfect technique because every situation is different, some backhands you will b in perfect positions, others you will be well out so you have to adapt grip, stroke motion, etc but the pros like Lin Dan, doesnt realli matter where they hit their backhand, it goes to back of court regardless.
I seen 1 shot and he had the birdie well behind him and low & he hit a backhand and it went flying to the end of the other court, I was absolutely stunned, jus so much power there, unreal. Didnt look possible but he did it.
That backhand compared to high ones infront of the body will have different motion, different grip and so forth so its al about experience, practice and trying to figure it out lol
05-06-2009, 01:06 PM #39
05-06-2009, 04:53 PM #40
Btw, gamepurpose, your english isn't that bad, it's just that you're laying out your posts in a confusing manner which makes it look like a big blob.
Last edited by Athelete1234; 05-06-2009 at 04:55 PM.
05-09-2009, 04:10 PM #41
i suppose i might get confused with technique and style. Truly, I do not understand what is technique and style. But when I used ancient players, in some cases, like this case i do not consider ancient players. Just another term for "the past". We can always consider 15 years or 20 years ago players are ancient players. Of course, not correct grammar, but oh well.
So I guess ill have to make a new thread what is the differences between style and technique? the true definition. =)
05-09-2009, 04:13 PM #42
and to chewable, actually some people do read it. If you dont want to read it, then please do not reply.
05-09-2009, 05:04 PM #43
05-09-2009, 06:26 PM #44
05-09-2009, 09:13 PM #45
i don't like to pm people, that is just too personal. And every you're very want to think more about it. What I said can applies to everybody. Whoever, looking around threads and posts should either read things, and then reply. Not just oh whatever this is too long, and posts up or replies something nonsense in the thread. I don't want to argue, but just want to point out how to behave (if that's how you spell it). Remember, "treat other the way you want to be treated"
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