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08-05-2007, 02:39 PM #222
I am left-handed, but play well with my right also - so I am an ambidextrous badminton player. I use my left had for serving, drop shots, reflex shots and all other forehand shots, I use my right for smashes on my right hand side, and big clears - since my right hand is far more powerful than my left. I can switch hands very quickly, and have never dropped my racket while doing so, or left myself vulnerable as a result of switching rackets, it throws my opponent off if anything! I also find being left handed an advantage in serving, as you can get a better angle on your opponent's backhand, and they cannot get as good an angle on my backhand (not that i have one). What I find most useful about being ambidextrous is the greater reach you have, and the more options for every shot you have, as more angels are open to you - and it throws your opponent off, as they wont know where the shot will come from, or go to.
11-05-2007, 04:19 AM #223
Speaking of ambidextrous people...is it allowed, legally, to switch hands used while in the middle of a rally? I've seen one in our club doing that...he's still in the beginner phase but I'm pretty sure he'll be a force to reckon with in time.
11-05-2007, 04:34 AM #224
Being a lefty has some disadvantages too...especially when playing doubles and your partner is a righty. Opponents tend to put the shuttle between me and my partner, where it is both our forehand side or our backhand side, confusing us on who should take it. We, too, tend to be exposed to flickserves exploiting our backhand side. And because of that challenge, I worked hard to make my backhand drives (with a whip-like motion) acceptably fast and mostly reliable.
11-13-2007, 01:54 PM #225
I'm right-handed. I do everything with my right hand as dominant hand, except when playing the piano, then I use both.
I've started playing Badminton again, after I stopped playing for about 5 years. This time around, I'm training to use both left and right hands.
If I'm playing with opponents who I gauge as "weaker", I'd use my left hand as a "handicap" and we play some good games.
When I'm playing with someone who's "equal or better", I'd use my right hand to give it all I've got. It works out pretty well.
11-15-2007, 03:34 AM #226
Left hand is better....
..since all players - from the early beginning - have their shots and gameplan developed mainly to deal with right handers.
So when we play a right hander we automatically "do the right things".
Playing a left hander we have to concentrate and think and change our deeply rooted patterns and shots.
As soon as we get tired tired, nervous or pressed for time, we switch to autopilot. ...... and BAM we are in trouble!
The clever lefty exploits this in the archetype left hand strategy:
Play as fast as you can - and then some.
He will make lots of errors - but the opponent's game will most likely suffer even more from:
- "Normal" technical errors - just from playing faster than usual.
- Tactical errors (lifting to the forehand, trying to do flat drives in the forhand side, cross court backhand (from a right hand backhand to the lefty's... oops - forehand)
- Mental meltdown - from making "nothing but errors" and "this has nothing to do with badminton".
How I know this?
I'm a lefthand player myself - and I hate NOTHING more than playing one of those left hand psychopaths.
Oh and for you right handers out there, here's a little secret for countering those freak handers: More than 90 % of them are weak/very weak in their deep forehand corner.
11-21-2007, 07:29 AM #227
I write with my left hand but I play with my right hand
12-04-2007, 09:30 PM #228
Left hander here and I have many broken rackets thanks to careless right handed partners to prove it!
12-09-2007, 05:38 PM #229
i am right handed but 2 of my frends are left handed but the other 22 of my mates that play badminton are right handed
12-12-2007, 08:33 PM #230
I'm right handed. Almost all the players I know are right handed. In fact, there is only one left handed player at our club that I know of.
12-15-2007, 03:43 PM #231
I'm left handed. I can tell you... as I'm not pro... i still play against newbies sometimes, and I know that i sometimes have advantage because the other player normally hits the birdie to the backhand, but that's my forhand... For a lot of (non-pro)players it asks a lot of attention to play to my backhand... They are so busy with my rackethand they become distracted.
This is particulaire in Single... In double it's annoying if your not playing with your own partner. The guy next to you frequently thinks he needs to hit the birdie while it's mine, so our rackets clash...
12-23-2007, 11:15 AM #232
I'm a right-handed player
12-27-2007, 11:17 PM #233
I am right handed but always hate playing with left handed cos i always forget they are left handed and suppose to attack their left hand ended up attacking their forehand
02-11-2008, 08:11 AM #234
Right handed player
02-18-2008, 07:02 AM #235
Another right handed player here. Curse you lefties!! when you slice the shuttle you can get more spin!!
03-19-2008, 01:42 AM #236
Me left handed! Although I switch to my right sometimes (need to learn backhand more)
03-19-2008, 03:01 AM #237
03-21-2008, 10:01 PM #238
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