how to make shots stronger?

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  1. LB_Burni

    LB_Burni New Member

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    Im trying to learn how to make shots go faster and have more power

    I've tried using my entire arm strength, it is stronger than my wrist strength.
     
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    Just swing your arm very, very relaxed like you are throwing a birdie. Upon impact, tighten your fingers/wrist muscles and some triceps. Make sure the swing is fast. Should be very smooth and require very little strength.
     
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    Oh, ok thanks, I just tried it today, it seemed more effective then a full strength arm swing
     
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    dont forget body weight. i find that a big chunk of my power is due to transfering body weight to the shot
     
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    technique plays a part in it, if you have the incorrect technique that doesnt help you much but if your just using your arm only then you will get power but make sure you are also using your wrist but once you start to incorperate your body weight into it then bam you have the equation for power. Just keep practicing it and you will be blasting those shuttles by your opponent in no time.
     
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    Suggestion - grunt when you about to hit the birdie. It'll force you to hit harder........

    Observation : arm power will make your smashes flat, which will be easy for your opponent to retrieve. OTOH, wrist smash, even if it is only a half smash, can be more deadly as it is steeper, and therefore harder for your opponent to return. Of course, this applies for a shortie like me :)
     
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    badminton is 70% timing 30% strength. flick the wrist more but play around with your grip and timing/arm motion b/c this way you can find your most comfortable swinging position.
     
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    Practicing hitting the shuttle against the wall with a tennis racket.
    Start out slow and increase the pace slowly.
    Use some weights with wrist exercise and you'll have some wrist power.
     
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    I agree with Eurasian that wrist is a key to a good smash. It also goive you a better angle and placement of the shot. Since you are only 14 years old, I will not suggest to add Vodka or Scotch to you shot to make it stronger.
     
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    As well as supination and pronation, I think footwork ( leading to body positioning) is one of the most important factors in the smash. You need to turn sideways and be behind the shuttle when you hit it. (I had long arguments with my coach when I incorrectly thought I was behind the shuttle until I decided to leave the shot and prove my point. The shuttle repeatedly hit me on the head, proving his point!) You also need to rotate your body when you hit the shuttle, following through with your racket leg.
     
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    That's right man. It's all in the guiness. Btw, swinging the racquet faster does not hurt either ;)
     
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    actually all of you have a wrong concept.What I mean is beside training your hand waist.You have to pay more attention on what racket you using.If you are playing with "ATTACK",then you have to use the heavily racket,that can help you explose the all power to teh shuttlehead~!If you use light racket,not matter how powerful you arm being,your smash will reduce by the racket.
     
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    Technically that is true but that does not necessiarly mean you will have a more powerful smash or get alot more power into your shots all the time, every pearson has their own preference for racquet type and its more the technique (footwork, arm/wrist, etc) that plays a large factor here, larger than the type of racquet that you are using but your point does have truth in it as if you are using a head heavy racquet you will see more power than a head light racquet but such might not always be the case.
     
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    i think for ur level u might be needing practice on these 2 points
    1. Hit the sweet spot
    2. Turning of body
     
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    Back to the original question - how to make a shot stonger. I strongly feel that it all depends on your position in the court relative to the shuttlecock when it is returned. If you are more in front, then you will just have to quickly retreat (correct footwork needed) - in this situation, if you just manage to reach the shuttlecock, there in no chance for you to position your body in such a way that you could use you body weight to transfer more whipping power. In this case, I see that wrist power is needed. However, if the return is a high lob, then you would have sufficient time to position your body to greater advantage. Also, to return a "pushed" shot, a quick "snap" shot using the wrist power is more effective. So, IMHO, it is not necessarily true that a heavy-headed racket is the only factor that would generate more powerful shots.
     
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    Good grief. What rubbish.

    The racket is the least important factor. Technique is what matters.

    And is there a reason to put your whole post in italics?
     
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    Bwahahahha. Another troller.
     
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    Man, everyone here is wrong?......:confused:


    I think you are the only one who is wrong here.


    If you had good technique and a good swing you would not say what you did.

    If you lack power what do you do?

    A) Get a new/more powerfull racket

    b) Train harder on improving your swing technique

    LOL:D
     
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    Maybe a small pt, but often overlooked. I used to have problem with strength too when I play almost everyday for 2 hrs. One week, I decided to rest in between and found more power after proper resting.
     

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