Help with Stroke Please!!

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  1. Mason

    Mason Regular Member

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    Made some improvements in my scissor along with my backhand shots , drives defense and net play. Also I am doing a better job at pushing out in the mid courts and intercepting mid court shots.

    I still need to be more relaxed but I’m making some improvement. I even had a jump drop shot at the end :)

     
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    I would say that scissor kick is much much better. The whole stroke looks much more coordinated and relaxed. Do you feel you are getting the same amount of power into the shuttle.

    One small point is when landing the left foot on the scissor kick, turn it outwards a bit more.
     
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    I can’t tell if I’m getting more power or not. I’m swinging more effortlessly though
     
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    Played a second time this week. I am clearly getting much better. I havnt played with some of these people in a while and I’m clearly surpassing them in skill. Badminton insight has helped me a lot over the last month or so. Not pulling my left arm down too early was a huge cue for me that allows me to get more body rotation and make my smashes and drops look more similar.
    So I have more power and deception :cool:
     
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    watched your first and last videos, that's a really really huge improvement
     
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    Thank you :)
     
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    Wow, impressive! What's improved the most is your footwork to get yourself under the bird in time so that your stroke can do its thing. Next thing to work on is where to aim your smash.

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    Hahahaha yes ! That is the feedback Badminton insight gave me too !
     
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    Great! I'll promptly send over a PayPal link so that you can also tip me for the advice...

    But seriously, your feet are much lighter and efficient now. Good job!

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    Thank you
     
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    btw, you can get more improvement by adjusting your grip during forehand and backhand
     
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    I played very good last night!
    Defense was much better too
     
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    Mixing it up nicely with some fake smash drops.

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    Yes thank you. I’m trying to get better on those !
     
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    You improved your smashing skills, they are a lot better now. I would sugguest to focus on your smash placement. In your last video you almost always smash directly to one of your opponents, making it a lot easier for them to defend. Try to place the smash between them when they are both in a defensive position.
     
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    looking at your strokes, you can still use much cleaner overhead shots, less arm-y (shoulder), more lower arm power. combining a natural throwing motion with racket in hand takes a bit of getting used to. you can practice with or without the legs. also having invested so much time on overheads, your other strokes are falling behind - drives, drive defense, lifts, nets...drives and drive defense are particularly useful playing doubles.

    you can practice your drives against a wall. find yourself a nonstick framed, non drywall, non prefab metal wall, ideally a masonry or concrete wall and practice your drives, use a neutral grip and stand around 6 ft. from the wall. keep elbows away from body, and the stroke should resemble a Nike tick mark. probably find videos on youtube.
     
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    Yes I need to work on all of those things
    Thank you
     

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