User Tag List

View Poll Results: which side do you choose after the toss?

Voters
291. You may not vote on this poll
  • Better side

    196 67.35%
  • Worse side

    95 32.65%
Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 35 to 51 of 53
  1. #35
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Southern CA
    Posts
    107
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    For some reason, i play better on the worse sides all the time.

    There must be something wrong with me x.x

  2. #36
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    SF, Bay Area
    Posts
    318
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    with the NSS, do you choose to serve or receive first? i personally choose to receive since you can begin your attack right away.

  3. #37
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    63
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BombaTwIsT View Post
    For some reason, i play better on the worse sides all the time.

    There must be something wrong with me x.x
    Same for me. i noticed that i am much more concentrated on the worse side in order to see the shuttle all the time. the increased concentration leads to better shots, less misshits.

    mostly the worse side means you have problems to see the shuttle because of blinding light or dark area.

  4. #38
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Crawley, Sussex, England
    Posts
    9
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Question Better or worse side?

    i dont get it!!!
    if you win the coin toss why would you choose the worse side? i mean most people would want to choose the better side?
    plz reply
    -Viral

  5. #39
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,272
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by viral52 View Post
    i dont get it!!!
    if you win the coin toss why would you choose the worse side? i mean most people would want to choose the better side?
    plz reply
    -Viral
    maybe because you get the better side in the second set which may lead to an easy win or a comeback?

  6. #40
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    England
    Posts
    12
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Better side.
    Best of 3 therefore 2 games on better side.

  7. #41
    Regular Member chris-ccc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    26,579
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Exclamation It's not how/where you start, it's how/where you finish

    .
    Based on the saying "It's not how/where you start, it's how/where you finish"... I would chose the 'Worse side' first.
    .

  8. #42
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Mississauga, Canada
    Posts
    686
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    haha, it does not really matter any more because of the rally system now, of either to serve or recieve first.

    always choose the better side, but for international tournaments... how do you determine a better or worst side?

  9. #43
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    25
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    almost all gym/stadiums large or small have a better and worse side. if you get to choose the side, which side do you choose? the worse or the better? and why?

    I think the most obvious answer is the better side.
    Why?
    Simply, because you already said it is better. Unless you want to disadvantage yourself, why would you choose the worse side?

  10. #44
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Minnesota US
    Posts
    208
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    better side. since i get more consistent as i play.

  11. #45
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Vancouver
    Posts
    32
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I'd choose the bad side first
    Last edited by Pureskillz76; 11-16-2009 at 10:12 AM.

  12. #46
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Calgary, Canada
    Posts
    133
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    If you take into account that the "better" side WILL give you more of an advantage (implicit in the word better), and therefore a greater chance to win, it would make sense to choose the "better" side first.

    Set 1: Better side --> Increased chance of winning
    Set 2: Worse side --> Decreased chance of winning
    Set 3: Better side --> Increased chance of winning

    Therefore, there is an increased chance of winning 2 sets out of 3.

    If you were to choose the worse side first, then to win you'll have to compete against both your opponent and your environment. Doesn't make sense.

  13. #47
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    863
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Nuetronist View Post
    If you take into account that the "better" side WILL give you more of an advantage (implicit in the word better), and therefore a greater chance to win, it would make sense to choose the "better" side first.

    Set 1: Better side --> Increased chance of winning
    Set 2: Worse side --> Decreased chance of winning
    Set 3: Better side --> Increased chance of winning

    Therefore, there is an increased chance of winning 2 sets out of 3.

    If you were to choose the worse side first, then to win you'll have to compete against both your opponent and your environment. Doesn't make sense.
    You forgot on the 3rd set, you'd switch side with your opponent at 11-point interval.

  14. #48
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Calgary, Canada
    Posts
    133
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Really? I didn't know about that rule =/

    I suppose that changes things, and makes the decision quite a bit different.

  15. #49
    New Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    DownUnder
    Posts
    4
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I think the real question is.. what's the better side? Lighting, draft indoors,court surface.. Feng Shui.. so many factors, lol.

  16. #50
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    95
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Worse side first... Even when I lose on the first set, I know I got a better side to go for come back....

    I don't understand why people kept saying 2 games on better side. On 3rd there will be a swap over.

  17. #51
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    81
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I always chose the good side - since getting the early lead in a potential 3.rd set is soooooo important mentally!

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    : 01-02-2012, 05:32 PM
  2. Replies: 10
    : 04-28-2011, 10:05 AM
  3. Adult Nationals BIRDIE TOSS PHOTOS!
    By GGManagement in forum Golden Gate Badminton Club ( GGBC )
    Replies: 8
    : 06-03-2008, 07:56 PM
  4. Do You Toss/Spin Your Racquet Between Rallies?
    By Break-My-String in forum Chit-Chat
    Replies: 31
    : 10-18-2005, 11:12 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •