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Thread: New Member -- Saying Hello!
05-14-2010, 11:07 AM #1
New Member -- Saying Hello!
Hey Everybody, just signed up and wanted to introduce myself and get welcomed into the community!
My name is Otis. I am 23 years old and have been playing Badminton since my parents got me one of those 8 in 1 game sets (LOL) for Christmas. I must have been 10 or so. I was hooked after playing for just a little while. The smooth fall of the birdie enticed me. I wanted to learn everything about how it worked.
There aren't many outlets for Badminting here in NYC (I'm not the most outgoing person) so I play a lot with my mom or brother. They have gotten pretty good, just from playing against me! I do occasionally meet with some other badminton fans at local Alley Pond Park, which is always fun and a test of my skills.
I had NO IDEA there was a badminton forum until I searched it on Ask Jeeves. Jeeves directed me here and I signed up right away. Even seeing all the thread titles made me almost emotional, it feels like I'm finally getting to express myself publicly after so many years.
I hope to make some long-time friends and learn even more about my favorite sport. I promise to be a solid cornerstone of the community. Well, I'd better go start browsing these threads!
Nice to meet you all in advance!
05-14-2010, 11:55 AM #2
ShuttlecockNoob (Funny User Name hahah)--
I am happy that you can relate to my post. It must be hard with your friends poking teases at you just for badminting. I cannot say that I can relate to that. My family is pretty supportive of my badminton hobby.
A tennis racket? Haha, that is pretty funny. They do look similar but they are not very alike. You can definitely PM me, if you want I can send you a report I did on the differences between a badminton and tennis racket. You will be amazed at how differnet they are!
The racket that I currently own and use is a Carlton Airblade. It is made of Titanium and is AWESOME! Sometimes I forget that I am even holding a racket. Thats how light it is. It costs around $90. For you, I would recommend perhaps the Carlton PowerBlade 4000 Badminton Racque. It is a good racket for badminting and is easy on the wallet.
PM me whenever you like! Good to see another new member!
05-16-2010, 04:04 PM #3
Welcome, BirdieBoy (and ShuttlecockNOOB, too)!!
Glad you have joined..
If you'd like to look for places to play, pls do check the Places to Play subforum...
Yes, BC is really a one of a kind resource.
Hope you enjoy your time here! Come back and visit often...
05-21-2010, 10:07 AM #4
..to BCDF, BirdieBoy8720!..Have you met our LazyBuddy, yet?..
Visit us often!
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