Some amateur photos

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  1. Koozwad

    Koozwad Regular Member

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    *Please note, the following players have not had official training*

    Reaching for the sky:
    002.mp4_snapshot_01.54_[2016.11.26_01.26.42].jpg
    You got served:
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    Recovering after deception:
    143.mp4_snapshot_04.59_[2016.11.26_01.54.57].jpg
    Z-Force II shaft bend from monster smash #1:
    144.mp4_snapshot_02.02_[2016.11.26_02.01.37].jpg
    Z-Force II shaft bend from monster smash #2:
    144.mp4_snapshot_02.02_[2016.11.26_02.01.44].jpg
    Z-Force II shaft bend from monster smash #3:
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    Z-Force II shaft bend from monster smash #4:
    144.mp4_snapshot_03.17_[2016.11.26_02.05.06].jpg
    Get ready, here it comes #1:
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    Get ready, here it comes #2:
    144.mp4_snapshot_03.26_[2016.11.26_02.06.30].jpg

    Hope you guys enjoy!
     
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    Either that, or you guys are all giants...
     
  4. Koozwad

    Koozwad Regular Member

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    Well we are Dutch and Dutch people are the tallest in the world on average. The net is about 155cm high.
     
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    Judging from the pictures, I would say that net is lower than 155cm.
     
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    Have a look at the racquet on the bench against the wall. Surely the net is approx. 2 and a half of those racquets high, which equals around 155cm. They have measured it. Compare the racquet to the pole next to it where the net is attached. Keep in mind most racquets are approx. 675mm, and 2.5 x 67.5 is already 168.75 which is more than what the net height should be. Like visor said, giants! :p
     
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    Strange. :D It never occured to me from the pictures that the net could be below the correct hight. Seems absolutely okay to me. Even better than having the racket for comparison is looking at the doors (standard: 2 m) and the distance between the wall bars (should be 30 cm each).
     
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    Yeah exactly. It might just be the camera lens effect making the players appear bigger than they are, or perhaps the dark clothing. Dutch people are pretty tall though in general and I'd imagine most people that come here would feel short.

    Also, I have a question, if anyone can answer it - how exactly do you know what the best shaft stiffness is? When I look at some of those pictures, the head is bent forwards after impact - does that mean the racquet is too slow to flex forwards or is it meant to look like that? It would seem to me like it is flexing forwards too late in relation to the speed of the swing. There doesn't seem to be much information about this anywhere. Thanks in advance.
     
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    I guess is because of the net poles too tall and pole distances from the badminton court too far cause the illusion effect.
     
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    Visually, its nice to see how much bend and flex there is in the ZF2, thanks for sharing these!

    Personally, I wish that they made the ZF2 stiffer and in a 2U version :D
     

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