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    question for lefty, do u experience beating a right hander easier or left hander easier or the same?

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    Cooler, I think that's a really tough question. I have beaten more right handers because I play them more and for this reason, I think perhaps a lefty of the same ability of a right hander may be slightly more difficult because I'm not used to them, even though I'm a lefty myself.

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    IMO it's a little harder playing left handed people as I need to make a conscious effort to reverse my shot location selection. As a left hander myself, I love to play against left handers as you can watch your opponent as a mirror and learn to play better.

    On another note, I've been discussing with some friends regarding the best combination for doubles and a lot of them believe that one left one right has distinct advantage overall the "same side" couple. Just wondering what everyone's thought is on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwu42 View Post
    On another note, I've been discussing with some friends regarding the best combination for doubles and a lot of them believe that one left one right has distinct advantage overall the "same side" couple. Just wondering what everyone's thought is on this.
    I'm sorry but I don't completely agree. Whenever I'm partnered with a left-handed player, racket clash is inevitable, especially when I'm positioned at the right side of the court. And even if we agree that I'd take the shots in the middle court, there would still be confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by venkatesh View Post
    I'm sorry but I don't completely agree. Whenever I'm partnered with a left-handed player, racket clash is inevitable, especially when I'm positioned at the right side of the court. And even if we agree that I'd take the shots in the middle court, there would still be confusion.
    Yes this is the obvious problem and argument I've heard. However, from experience, if rotation is properly coordinated and the couple work well together, the result can be that someone will have a forehand shot all the time whereas "same side" couple will always have a backhand side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by venkatesh View Post
    I'm sorry but I don't completely agree. Whenever I'm partnered with a left-handed player, racket clash is inevitable, especially when I'm positioned at the right side of the court. And even if we agree that I'd take the shots in the middle court, there would still be confusion.
    hey, venkatesh! we haven't clashed rackets yet, have we?

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    Just had a game this past sunday with 4 lefties on court, weird.

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    I'm right handed ;P

    Sometimes I 'act' left handed becouse I have no problems to play the same like with my right hand

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    Right handed and find the challenge against left and right handed layers about the same although I have a couple of left handed bunnies I play against

    I'm hopeless with my left hand

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    i play mostly with my left, but can oftentimes hit with my right hand (drives, drops and smashes) when there's time to switch hands.

    i've been playing badminton since 2006 with three lefties on a regular basis. people say we look unusual when they see us all "lefties" (as they call us) play in the court.

    haven't undergone any training, though, so i'm the least skilled of all.

    i write right-handed, can play basketball, volleyball, tennis and table tennis with either hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88raymond View Post
    hey, venkatesh! we haven't clashed rackets yet, have we?
    Yours is a different situation. You can play with your right hand. So if I may say, the probability of hitting each other's racket is less than those full-time lefties. Another theory ... because you're way taller than me, that is, if the birdie is headed towards the middle, you can hit the shuttle even before I could reach it. Besides, you're way too good to clash racket with me. It would be embarassing on my part to clash with the MASTER AMBI (ie, ambidextrous).

    Quote Originally Posted by 88raymond View Post
    I play mostly with my left, but can oftentimes hit with my right hand (drives, drops and smashes) when there's time to switch hands.

    i've been playing badminton since 2006 with three lefties on a regular basis. people say we look unusual when they see us all "lefties" (as they call us) play in the court.

    haven't undergone any training, though, so i'm the least skilled of all.

    i write right-handed, can play basketball, volleyball, tennis and table tennis with either hand.
    Wow! Most people who could use either side are genius! I bet you are.
    Last edited by venkatesh; 11-07-2008 at 05:17 AM.

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    no, i'm not a genius. and i think you have more brain cells working than me. you can READ players and know where it's best to return the shuttlecock. i can't do that

    nice insight on why we do not clash rackets (re height difference).

    still can't serve with my right, though

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88raymond View Post
    no, i'm not a genius. and i think you have more brain cells working than me. you can READ players and know where it's best to return the shuttlecock. i can't do that

    nice insight on why we do not clash rackets (re height difference).

    still can't serve with my right, though
    not sheer genius, definitely not. probably fast reaction combined with quick movement.

    you can't read players? oh c'mon.

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    Default LH Advantage

    How much of advantage is it being lefthanded do lefties win more often? - e.g. under pressure people can tend to hit in areas that they are used to - ie to right handers backhand but which is forehand to lefties.

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    Its so ennoying when someone can use both hands. My coach can use both hands , and do a full court clear , and jump smash with both of them. But says it takes too long in matches too change.

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    I play right handed

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    Just a question: On the poll, what do I pick if I can use both hands just as well? My right hand has more power, and my left has more control... I'm lost for now.

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