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Thread: Things you hate about badminton!
02-15-2009, 03:44 PM #188
The fact that badminton is not recognized as a serious sport in north America.
02-15-2009, 04:23 PM #189
In no particular order...
1) The reliance on the opponent to judge line calls in our league matches.
2) Poor lighting.
3) People saying equipment is everything/irrelevant. If true I would ask them to play whilst sitting in the middle of the court or play with a steel bar wearing wooden clogs...
4) Why I can't remember the score after a hard rally (Is this just me??!!)
5) Why can't I be over 6 feet tall??
6) More TV coverage at the expense of Darts, Snooker,Crown Green Bowling, Poker, Big Brother, anything Paris Hilton......
Last edited by klc28; 02-15-2009 at 04:26 PM.
02-15-2009, 04:39 PM #190
02-15-2009, 09:02 PM #191
My only option is my Cab8. Which actually using a very cheap string (since I rarely play with it >.<). Several first hits, my power doesn't look like packing any punches. But, sooner I begin to get used to, and rock and roll time xD.
So, my conclusion is, actually you still can't win againts Lin Dan with a Blacken or a Carbonex old version. But, you will lose more points against Lin Dan with his lovely AT700.
What I hate about badminton :
1. Tired after playing xD... While have to wake up 08.00 in the morning next day
2. Bloody Shuttle Cock price -.-, Since I'm pretty consuming xD (I didn't ate them xD, my racket does lol)
3. And, why did there are no PU grip that's as good as towel ... (Towel is another consuming thing T_T)
02-15-2009, 09:56 PM #192
02-15-2009, 10:24 PM #193
My pet hates
Lack of competitive play. Where I live you only get to play competitively around 4 times a year for my age group. If you want to play more you need to travel interstate. In my old university days we get to play inter club every week. Things seems to be going down hill.
Also lack of single play. It don't worry me much as I don't play singles but my son does and I don't see how anyone can can improve in singles if you don't get the chance to play it regularly except in training which only happens twice a week which is not the norm where I live. I just happen to be able to arrange for extra training for him.
The clubs here are so crowded that they cannot allow single plays.
02-15-2009, 10:33 PM #194
LACK OF SAME LEVEL PLAY.
sometimes you have waited along the week, then when it come to play.
You have to play with someone below your grade/skill.
Result, not much sweat came out.
Last edited by h4n5ip; 02-15-2009 at 10:36 PM.
02-15-2009, 10:40 PM #195
02-15-2009, 10:59 PM #196
So, I'd say I'll eliminate the part where any equipment play a part for someone. There are a lot of people I've seen (since I'm still on Elementary and joined a club), who loves to play BAREFOOT (Very very dangerous, don't try this at home fellas xD), Using a broken racket, and being fixed (certain ring for non graphite racket), using leftover string (combination of BG68Ti, NBG95, BG66, BG6, etc) based on the leftover available. And..... Using a PU grip that is so old, that we can no longer see the pattern.
Yet, I can't beat the people I mentioned there, since they're used to those condition. So, I believe this condition of equipment, is based on you. Are used to your equipment?
02-15-2009, 11:20 PM #197
I personally hate the fact that people call badminton easy and weak (crude reasoning due to the weight of badminton equipment) and the high cost of stringing a racket at where I play (I think it's $15 for labor alone)
02-15-2009, 11:53 PM #198
02-16-2009, 12:10 AM #199
Why is LD always in the picture when we discuss rackets. Most of us do not play LD often enough for it to be a factor over our equipment choice. If I get to play him, I want to get my ass wiped by him playing his best instead of handicapping him with a tennis racket.
Realistically, I play with regular unranked folks. My choice of equipment matters but only to my enjoyment of the game. Fortunately for me, my choice racket is not the most expensive nor fragile, but it's becoming increasingly rare .
02-16-2009, 03:47 AM #200
(1) Have to work when there's a badminton session
(2) Don't get good and challenging games
(3) Have to deal with players who love to boast about their skills
(5) Have to partner a player who keeps blaming you for his and your mistakes
(6) Have to listen to a 'Mr Know It All' player
(7) Players who claim that they are super good when in actual fact they suck big time!
(8) Players who string their racquet beyond their capability
(9) Players who wanna play only with good players
(10) Players who blame everything and everybody except for themselves
02-16-2009, 03:58 AM #201
02-16-2009, 06:29 AM #202
02-16-2009, 08:01 AM #203
Shuttlers without Sportsmanship! This makes me feel irk the most!
02-16-2009, 08:38 AM #204
The cost of feather shuttles is probably the biggest for me. I can't stand switching between plastic and feather. So I've decided to avoid plastic at all costs. Unfortunately those costs are quite high .
That and how incredibly difficult it is to get a casual non-club game going around here. The cost to book a decent hall for an hour or so is ridiculous. As we obviously can't book individual courts... And that same cost has killed off most of the actual clubs here too. My favourite club was killed off when my own school put up the hall prices by 350%!! From $10 to $35 an hour per hall. We required both of the gym halls. Which made it $70 an hour. We played for 2-3 hours every Friday. You can probably see why our poor club didn't stand a chance...
Also I think I'd like to hand people a racquet strung at a very high tension. And then ask them how easy it is .
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