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    Question Top Speed on a Smash by pros

    Can anyone tell me wut it is again?

    Sorry sorry sorry for creating this thread...

    I remember seeing it somewhere on the forum lik half a yr ago... and I cannot find the thread (did a seach and ran thru 4 pages of results before I resorted to posting again... hopefully that lowers the punishment of my crime ^^")

    *Mods plz dun hit me ><*

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    Default Re: Top Speed on a Smash by pros

    Originally posted by JChen99
    Can anyone tell me wut it is again?

    Sorry sorry sorry for creating this thread... but I remember seeing it somewhere on the forum lik half a yr ago... and I cannot find the thread

    *Mods plz dun hit me ><*
    its on bad-central. under faq. go there now!

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    no... not exactly wut I was talking about... someone posted a while ago a clocked smash... but I cannot remember the poster or figure...

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    I remember Simon Archer's "world record" of 162mph (260 km/h)

    If this report (http://www.pif.dk/badmintonverdensklasse.htm) says what I think then Jim Laugesen was measured at 364 km/h (226mph) in the 2001 Swiss Open.

    But without knowing details of the measuring technique it's hard to compare different figures. (Is it the speed at the instant the shuttle leaves the racquet, or after it's had some time to slow down?)

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    wow that is fast!

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    Originally posted by Rohly
    wow that is fast!
    No kidding. Imagine that coming in between your eyes

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    thats why im a glad owner of a good sturdy pair of glasses.

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    Last edited by cooler; 04-17-2003 at 04:56 PM.

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    I think the most accurate method would be to average out the speed over
    the typical distance a smash would travel... i.e. 15 feet maybe? There would
    be other variables that need to be standardized like humidity, temperature
    and rated shuttle speed.

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    YAH! that's the thread! Thx Cooler!

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    Originally posted by nSmash
    I think the most accurate method would be to average out the speed over
    the typical distance a smash would travel... i.e. 15 feet maybe? There would
    be other variables that need to be standardized like humidity, temperature
    and rated shuttle speed.
    JChen99 : Thanks

    nSmash: I think the speed at the net is a good reference. However, speed of baseball and tennis are measured as top speed so if badminton were compared directly to those sports, we have to compared on the same benchmark, maximum speed.

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    Originally posted by cooler
    JChen99 : Thanks
    u mean "ur welcome"??? wahahhaha

    btw... is there instruments that acually clock smashes... cuz they do in tennis wif the serves...

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    Originally posted by xsleepyaznb0ix
    thats why im a glad owner of a good sturdy pair of glasses.
    Does it have a lil sticker saying "188mph approved!" Just ribbing ya hehe!

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    I beleive that they used a Radar..same as what the traffic cop used to nail you for their revenue.

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    Originally posted by LoveJoy
    I beleive that they used a Radar..same as what the traffic cop used to nail you for their revenue.
    lovejoy, no they don't. Radar is too inaccurate. radar is good for solid mass object like planes, cars and baseball, sometime tennis. A shuttles is somewhat transparent to radar, coz it's too fast, too small and has little mass (porous). Note that cops are now usually laser now over radar coz radar have too much noise and can be fooled easily.

    To measure shuttle speed, laser is accurate but the beam is too narrow and hard to focus on a travelling shuttle. The current proven and relatively low cost method is by strobe light photography, as it was done by that swedish team. Strobe lighting has its disadvantages too but not because it's inaccurate. Well, of course, not as accurate as laser but it is way good enough for sub 1000mph.

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