Badminton Vancouver

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  1. CanucksDynasty

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    I might be switching to BV next year for weeknight games. Talked to my friend about taking the Intermediate Group Lessons on Tuesday or Thursday night (8:30-10pm). Or do the drop-ins once a week for a couple of hours so we can actually try doubles (me + him vs..) to get some experience playing other people. We have the basics but we have problems with rotation.
     
  2. Josico

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    CD: Have you had the assessment done yet? I've been thinking about it too but nothing has happened yet.

    klee888: I haven't gone on Friday evenings. Other evenings that I've been there if the courts aren't full, it isn't that bad. However it seems like during the day when there's heat and a lot of people, it gets very stuff and hot fast.
     
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    No assessment yet. But I was taking private lessons for a few months at C1 with my friend (who is still taking lessons...he's closed the gap between us). I'm not a beginner so I should be Intermediate. No way should I be advanced. I'd be surprised if I was.
     
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    What in your mind makes a player an Intermediate VS Advanced?
     
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    Thinking about trying it tonight... but it is farther as I normally go to Port Coq Clear One.
     
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    I dunno...

    Split Step: Intermediate - occasionally, Advanced - always (comes naturally)
    Back-hand Clear: Intermediate - gets to baseline sometimes but mostly mid-court, Advanced - baseline to baseline no problem
    Back-Hand Smash: Intermediate - say what?? , Advanced - child's play

    Meh...
     
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    Sounds like Advance doesn't need to learn anything ;)
     
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    Well it's just my opinion. But I think Advanced should have almost everything in their arsenal. Perhaps learning to do deceptive shots, double-actions, around the back return, between the leg return, etc.
     
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    Interesting way to think about it. Well either way, I look forward to the assessment. I probably won't decide whether or not to join in the sessions until after that.

    I do look forward to the ladders though. Are you planning to play in the ladders?
     
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    Doubtful. It's a challenge to find time to play when I have a wife, kid and a baby on the way. I'm actually gonna take a break from badminton (when my credits run out at C1) until a few months after the baby is born (be helpful around the house, etc). That's why I said...I'd probably switch over to BV next year.
     
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    Anybody up for a day game drop in (9am-1pm) next week on Mon (27th), Wed (29th), or Thur (31st)? Play singles or doubles (if there's anybody else on the courts).

    I got some banked OT to burn.
     
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    I may make Wed/Thur(30th). I prefer doubles but willing to work on my singles game. I consider myself an intermediate player. Do you prefer to play with feathers or plastic? Suppose i can bring both.
     
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    Cool. I prefer feathers but can play with plastics. It'll be my first time at BV so it'll be interesting.
     
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    I can join if you fellas make it Thurs afternoon, ie after around 1:30pm.
     
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    so early... :(
     
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    [h=3]Drop-Ins *[/h]
    • 9am to 1pm: $3.95 plus tax
    • 1pm to 7pm: $4.95 plus tax
    • 7pm to close: $5.98 plus tax
    I guess we can play on Thursday August 30th. I can play only from 9am-3pm. Gotta shower and pick up the wife at 4:30pm.
     
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    I work downtown but would love to join you guys...can anyone pick me up?
     
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    Hey CD, I am tempted but can possibly do Weds morning only. Let me know if you can gather enough interest for that day. Otherwise I guess we won't play till... next year.
     
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    @madbad - OMG...I can actually play with you :p. Wednesday (9am-1pm) should be OK (sorry visor :eek:).

    @klee888 - what time to pick you up and drop you off? If it works...I could probably drive you.
     
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    OMG, stop the press! It's been how long? Haha :D Come on visor, make some time!!

    I am going to start a list. Those who want to play please add your name to it.

    Weds Aug 29th drop-in from 9:00-1:00pm (bring feathers :))

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