User Tag List

Page 2 of 28 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 ... LastLast
Results 18 to 34 of 470
  1. #18
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    73
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Originally posted by Wizbit
    I think there are more badminton courts than indoor tennis courts..but even including outdoor courts I don't think the difference is that great? There certainly aren't enough to go around in a typical town anyway.
    Not here in my place! No sirree!! The ratio here is like 1 badminton court is to 5 tennis courts!

  2. #19
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    boston, ma, US
    Posts
    808
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    hey wizbit, relax and don't take what I said that seriously. I share your feelings on a lot of stuff that were mentioned on your posts. Guess my point is just enjoy the part of the games you love and ignore the parts you don't.

    sure I wish there are more coverages on tv for badminton and I wish I can play at any club I want too. Life's not fair, and there really isn't much you can do about it. in the end, you just get yourself more frustrated and annoyed than you need to be and where's the fun in that. heck you might even resent the sport you love .

    anyway, vent away i guess, we all gotta do it sometime, didn't mean to offend you or anyone else with what I said.

  3. #20
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Petaling Jaya, S'gor, M'sia
    Posts
    1,338
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Well, there isn't much to hate, other then the type of people I sometimes play with. Here:

    1. People who tell me they are good, and when they are not, they make excuses.
    2. People whom scold their partners loudly in front of everyone just for a few mistakes.
    3. People who show off to beginners, executing smashes and all, when they know they are just playing with beginners.

    That's about it, I guess. I don't mind playing with beginners cuz I think, hey, I was a beginner once too!

  4. #21
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Vancouver Canada
    Posts
    76
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    4. People that deliberately pick on beginners in a bullying manner. I'm not saying not to smash or whatever, I mean one guy plays exactly the same if you have played for one day or 5 years, and that's fine, but some people deliberately body smash at beginners and that's not cool.
    I would say in response to this that the one thing I hate about badminton is...

    It is one of the only sports I know where people of hugely varying levels are forced to come together and then play together, be polite, and try to pretend that there are no level differences in the gym. When I have to play with someone far below my level, it is sometimes all I can do not to try to kill them with the bird, if only to break the monotony of the meaningless game I have fallen into. I fully expect people high above my level of play to feel the same as I do, which is why I NEVER try to get into games with those people.

    Ah well...I suppose this makes me evil...
    Last edited by Shoulderpain; 12-22-2002 at 09:21 PM.

  5. #22
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Petaling Jaya, S'gor, M'sia
    Posts
    1,338
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    What do you mean? Which kind of people?

  6. #23
    Regular Member Loh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Singapore Also Can
    Posts
    11,903
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I think I can understand Shoulderpain's position. Like him, I too, prefer to play with someone around my level. You really sweat for the points. Rallies are much longer you enjoy much more if you win.

    You can only entertain a beginner, or someone much below your standard for a short while. At best, as someone has posted previously, you can practise some of the more difficult shots and treat the session as training for yourself. Playing with someone less skilled and inexperienced is no fun. You can't do so for long periods of time. You do so diplomatically. For the same reason, someone with a higher standard than yours will find no joy playing against you. Therefore it is better that you play with someone around your standard or slightly higher.

    Beginners can always improve to another level where they can seek out those who can match their skills and provide enjoyment all round.

  7. #24
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Petaling Jaya, S'gor, M'sia
    Posts
    1,338
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Originally posted by Loh
    Therefore it is better that you play with someone around your standard or slightly higher.
    Hmm....I'll keep that in mind.

  8. #25
    Administrator kwun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Santa Clara, California, United States
    Posts
    35,945
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    two words:

    badminton insomnia!!!

  9. #26
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Louisiana, US
    Posts
    375
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default badminton insomnia?

    Kwun, I assume you mean unable to go to sleep because you're replaying a match from earlier in the evening. If that's it, I can truly say I've never had it. What does happen is I lie in bed thinking about the match, certain shots, etc, then drift off dreaming abt b'minton, see the shuttle coming, move into position, and hit! at which point I wake up or my wife pokes me in the ribs first. I've never had more than 2 or 3 consecutive episodes a night, so I don't count that as insomnia.

  10. #27
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Louisiana, US
    Posts
    375
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Another thing I have done, which I do hate because it's dangerous, is to replay certain situations while driving home from badminton. Home is abt 45 min away, much of it on country roads with fast drivers. Once I was concentrating so hard on service returns I actually could see the net and the shuttle coming over. then I realized I had driven maybe 2 miles and had no memory at all of seeing the road.
    Now I just listen to classical music; it's a lot safer.

  11. #28
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    374
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I hate that I can't maintain an upward improvement trend.
    Whenever I gain some new skills, I always start to level off
    then take a dive before the improvement kicks in. Thankfully,
    the next time I level off, it's always a little higher up than the
    previous level!

  12. #29
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Bay Area
    Posts
    607
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Things you hate about badminton!

    Originally posted by Wizbit
    Version 1

    .....

    I hate people with exagerate serving stance and action (like hold shuttle behind back for 5 seconds before serving. Everytime. Why???)
    ...

    It's a tactic that is sometimes taught to people. Using against rushers is a good idea. People always aren't always patient enough to wait a few seconds, messing up their return.

  13. #30
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Posts
    79
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Re: Things you hate about badminton!

    Originally posted by TrunkZ69
    It's a tactic that is sometimes taught to people. Using against rushers is a good idea. People always aren't always patient enough to wait a few seconds, messing up their return.
    I kinda learnt that myself people who are just pure hardout showoffs... wait a few seconds it makes them so angry

  14. #31
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    UK - London, Birmingham
    Posts
    768
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Irritating cos it holds up the game. It's unsportsmanship conduct when used excessively.



    quote:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Originally posted by TrunkZ69
    It's a tactic that is sometimes taught to people. Using against rushers is a good idea. People always aren't always patient enough to wait a few seconds, messing up their return.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------



    I kinda learnt that myself people who are just pure hardout showoffs... wait a few seconds it makes them so angry

  15. #32
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Bay Area
    Posts
    607
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default angry?

    i don't know about making people angry, its their fault for being impatient in the first place. you are suppose to relax on the return, well to a certain extent i guess. and a mind game is a mind game. whatever you can do to get a mental edge. that why mental strength is important.

  16. #33
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Vancouver, Canada
    Posts
    916
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    What I hate most about badminton is the piss poor attitudes of some players. I've played other various sports (baseball, basketball, broomball, ice hockey, ringette, soccer, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, etc.), each to a fairly competitive extent and I've never met so many people with such poor attitudes in all those sports together than I have in this one sport of badminton. I haven't been playing badminton for very long so the number of people I've encountered playing badminton is just a fraction of the people I've come across in all the other sports I've played. So that's an absolutely horrible percentage of people with poor attitudes in badminton. At least from what I've encountered. Don't get me wrong, I've met/seen a lot of idiots in other sports too but they still never had the extent of the ignorant attitudes of the badminton players I've had the misfortune to come across. What is it about badminton that breeds such rampant ignorant elitist attitudes in so many players?

    So exactly what kind of attitude am I talking about? Well, here's a little story (using fictional names) of a recent unpleasant experience at the club. Last week we were playing friendly doubles games with the players we regularly play with. We don't have set partners. We just mix it up throughout the evening while trying to maintain evenly matched games and have fun. At the end of the night, Jacques told his partner, John, they had been "challenged" to a game by another pair. John thought Jacques was joking and I agreed to one last game. The opposing pair was this guy, we'll call him "Skinny Jerk", who has a terrible attitude. He always shakes his head and pulls a disgusted face when his partner makes an error. And he almost always blames lost points on his partner as well. I had no idea who his partner was. Some big guy, we'll call him "Big Jerk", whom I recently saw around the club. Before the game started, it was clear the Jerks meant business. Their facial expressions and body language was clear, "We're the best and you don't stand a chance. So hurry up and let's get this over with". As the game started, John and Jacques quickly jumped to a 6-0 lead. Needless to say, the two Jerks didn't look happy at all. Then they started to climb back. After every point, Big Jerk would shake his fist directly at John and yell "YESSSSS!!!". (Why John? My guess is because John was a stronger player than Jacques, and obviously stronger than both the two Jerks too.) Watching Big Jerk shake his fist made me laugh. He was like a Korean team wannabe with his fist shaking and yelling minus the skill to back it up. Then the Jerks hit another low and started to play only to Jacques. I'm talking about EVERYTHING. Even shots that were the least optimal to play they would go out of their way to play to Jacques. I thought that was the lamest thing two elitists could have done to themselves. Might as well have had "I suck and I know it" written on their shirts. However, Jacques played awesome that night and he really gave them a hard time. The game went point for point for both sides. Unfortunately, as the game progressed, the attitudes of the two Jerks degressed. They started vocally blaming eachother for EVERY single point they lost. Watching them bicker like children, I thought to myself, "OMG they're SO made for eachother". Anyway, the game was near end and tied at 13. John was getting fed up and wasn't even counting score. Jacques was just happy to be pissing the two jerks off with his awesome playing. Then it happened. Jacques was forced to make a weak reply from his backhand which trickled 2 feet above the net with John stuck at the front T joint. Big Jerk ran forward, and although he had all the time in the world to play whatever shot he so wished, he of course chose to smash it with all his might straight at John. When John realized what was about to happen he immediately covered his face with his racquet, and waited to see if Big Jerk was actually going to hit him. And of course he did. Everyone was like, "Whoa...". I think when the blood that was clogging his brain finally funnelled out of his head, Big Jerk realized what an ass he had just made out of himself. When he looked at John to make a futile attempt at an apology he realized he stepped over the line. John was pissed. Not enough to jump over the net and rip Big Jerk's head off, but angry enough that John wasn't going to accept his apology and it obviously showed. I think Big Jerk was actually surprised that John wasn't going to accept his apology because he tried to glare at him. But John only nodded at him with a slight smile. Big Jerk knew what John was "saying" because he immediately looked down and never looked up at John for the rest of the game. He also served nice and long to John for the rest of the game too. He was obviously afraid of any chance of John's retaliation. Anyway, the story ends with the two jerks winning the game and walking off without shaking hands. Skinny Jerk is still the same skinny jerk to this day. Big Jerk left town the next day on business or something, and hopefully will never come back. We would be so lucky. I'm sure John still has his number.

    What I don't understand is how ignorant people can be. If they were as good as they thought they were, why concentrate all play to an obviously weaker opponents while totally avoiding a stronger opponents. The two jerks obviously chose to play John and Jacques thinking they were going to destroy them. It's so lame it's almost funny, that players with such elitist attitudes are so into themselves that they can't realize when someone else is better than they are. It's like they can't accept it or fathom the reality of it. I've yet to meet someone with an elitist attitude who was truly as good as they thought they were. In every case they fall quite short of the mark. I'm willing to bet everyone has stories about elitist idiots that are similar to the one I had the misfortune of witnessing. What's with the abundance of dysfunctionals in this sport?

    Other quick examples of elitist scum:

    I once was sitting beside a very "mature" player who asked a man in his 30s to play, and the younger man replied "No. You're too slow for us old man." and walked away to play with his buddies. What a slap in the face! Everyone within earshot was so shocked we were all rooted and speechless.

    Once saw a young adult in his early 20s showing off in a doubles game with total beginners. He definitely knew how to play because he was jump smashing everything he could. He then full-out smashed into a girl's neck off a serve. She almost cried but told me later that she didn't want to give him the pleasure. What a fighter! Him, what a loooooooooooser.

    So ironically lame it almost made me laugh: The elitist snobs at the club are so elitist that I've seen them snob eachother. I walked away thinking, "Hmmm, well, at least they don't discrimminate".

    Sorry about the long post, just felt like ranting. I could go on and on but the stories of all the fools all seem similar after awhile. Could it be because they're all genetically inbred? I think so! Take away all the lame attitudes and badminton is definitely one of the most exciting, challenging, and fun sports I've ever played.
    Last edited by timeless; 12-27-2002 at 07:37 AM.

  17. #34
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Outside the box
    Posts
    13,428
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Timeless, good stories of how not to behave...on the badminton scene or otherwise.
    Last edited by Cheung; 12-27-2002 at 07:46 AM.

Page 2 of 28 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. WTS : Badminton things for sales
    By Rongjun in forum Buy & Sell - Read the rules sticky before you post
    Replies: 2
    : 11-23-2009, 11:24 PM
  2. Unethical things to do in badminton
    By Carbonlist in forum General Forum
    Replies: 27
    : 03-10-2009, 05:20 PM
  3. Things you like about badminton!
    By darkaznboi333 in forum General Forum
    Replies: 28
    : 11-30-2007, 08:21 PM
  4. I hate the Canadian badminton market...
    By tingc222 in forum Market Place
    Replies: 95
    : 03-13-2007, 10:57 PM
  5. Things you like about badminton!
    By shawntn in forum General Forum
    Replies: 12
    : 04-24-2004, 06:13 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •