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    Legal or not, I doubt the usefulness of this serve, as I think it could possibly trick very inexperienced players.

    And at that level of play, it is hardly considered good sportsmanship to deploy a trick serve which really requires an umpire to judge if it's legal or not.

    I would concentrate on perfecting a deceptive "normal" service movement instead.

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    I agree Mag. I just wondered because noone can tell, or?

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    Originally posted by Framerate
    I agree Mag. I just wondered because noone can tell, or?
    Well it is sort of your opinion that is why it'd be so risky to use it in a match.

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    Originally posted by Mag


    I would concentrate on perfecting a deceptive "normal" service movement instead.
    Agree.

    That's why we see all the pros just use the "plain" serves, but not any "twisting" or "flipping" tricks. All the tricks are fancy, and might be useful to against inexperience players. However, most of the tricks will cost "delay" or reduce speed/angle, therefore, very easy to make a mistake and giving experienced opponent even more chance to perform a deadly return.

    The normal serves might not be useful for us sometimes. This is due to our own problem, such as not yet masterize the proper hand movement, serve angle, etc. It's more like, a tool for us is useless, since we don't know how to use it. It will be useful for professional, just because they can dig out every single piece of usage of the tool.

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    A trick serve with sudden twisting or flipping action will at best be somewhat unreliable and wild. The reason why good servers follow a consistent and smooth motion is to increase accuracy of the serve. A twisting trick serve might go into the net or be too high. Because it is not a high single's type serve but a low, flick, or drive serve, the serve needs to be very accurate. Serving 2 inches above the net means that a competent player can kill the shuttlecork easily. Even with my limited skill and snail-like speed, I can sometimes kill serves that are 2 to 3 inches high much less one that is widely inaccurate. At least with a high serve, the margin of error is greater and small inaccuracies are not as important.

    I agree that it is much better to have a consistent and accurate serve than to try weird trick serves that do not win points. A related example of fancy a serve is the serve from corner to the backhand and this serve is problematic because a good overhead smash will usually kill such serves. Why bother, unless the opponent has no overhead smash. It is better to have accurate serves without deception than deceptive serves that are not too accurate. It is probably best to have an accurate serve that can deceptively change from a low serve to a flick serve without the opponent being able to read the serve.

    Ron

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    This makes me remember the spinning serve that was so difficult. Iīm happy thatīs not legal anymore.

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