What is the Covid-19 situation like in your country? (Badminton related only)

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  1. Nine Tailed Fox

    Nine Tailed Fox Regular Member

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    Governments gradually begin to get influenced by peaceful protests.

    If shooting stroke and his team can hold candles in one hand and Z-force II in other.
    They will look much more differentiated than regular protestors.
     
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    When they're holding a sledgehammer?! ;)
     
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    When Shooting Stroke's courts get re-opened and competitive thrashing resumes.
     
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    I'll be holding a poster of Datuk LCW face in my right hand and poster of Superdan in other, wrapped my head with the full length of the badminton net, praying I don't choke to death, wear a mask and then stand in front of BAM office.... hoping for the best.
     
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    there wont be any peacefull protest from badminton player.
    Think about it...
    Going on protest carrying a sword, jet fuel weapon, sledge hammer, & Nano science Flare...
    Bravesword
    Jetspeed
    ZF
    Nanoflare
     
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    Our club opens on 15th of June. How do you stringers threat service requests? My WhatsApp is flood with people who want badminton restrings. Like @s_mair I don't do it for living, so there is no need to take unnecessary risks. I thought about removing grips and give the rackets a nice rub with sagrotan? Store each racket in a bag since it get stored in my living room. What do you think? It sound paranoid, but I think protecting me and also my customers is also a topic for us stringers. Storing just on my rack with grip touchs grip like usual isn't professional in this specific situation. What are your thoughts? Any advices?
     
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    Going with the research results that SARS-Cov2 virus doesn't survive (or better: stays reproductionable) on surfaces outside the human body for more than a couple of minutes, I personally don't think that grips pose a serious threat of an infection as long as the racket owner didn't sneeze or cough right onto them before handing them over to you. If you want to be on the safe side, then directly wrap them in plastic foil or put the grips in plastic bags. I think @Alex82 has already found a neat solution, I just couldn't find the post. And looking at the average grossness level of the grips, this could be a valid process even without specifically looking at Covid-19.
     
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    In France courts have opened but the conditions are such that most clubs didn't re-open. My 2 clubs didn't.

    Clubs have to follow a set of very strict adminsitrative rules and measures to do before every single session: create one distinct entrance and exit, create a path to circulate in the gymnasium, prepare alcoholic gel, name one responsible for each session that will install nets and posts with gloves, enter the names of the participants in a designated book, dilasj authorization to the city hall to open the gymnasium, and so on. Given clubs are association and it would take quite some work beforehand to open a court, I understand why my clubs couldn't re-open.

    + some practical rules that don't make much sense in small and leisurely club. For instance we are allowed to have 4 players on one court but playing single only on half courts. Personally I have a hard time to imagine small clubs not being tempted to simply play doubles which represent 90% of the players in small clubs... also, so far French people had a hard time respecting the rules of the confinement even under the threat of some heavy tickets so I doubt they would follow those badminton guidelines and I wonder why allowing 4 players on 1 court on the first place...

    Singles only and 2 players per court only seemed like the right thing to do imo. It will be too tempting for small clubs not to end up just playing doubles since 4 players are allowed per court anyway. Haaaa... well... France, rules and paper pushers... :rolleyes:
     
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    I always put on a brand new overgrip and wrap it in soft paper or plastic film before giving my racket to a stringer. It's for him and for me. I don't want him to be disgusted when working on my racket and I don't want him to touch my brand new grip either.
     
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    You would instantly become one of my Prime clients! Just in case you think of switching stringers... :D
     
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    Well I only wish I could switch to a specialist... there is only one stringer available within an hour of my area and while he is nice and get the job done, he isn't really specialised in badminton or even stringing. He strings very few rackets a week. He is from an intersport retailer.... not sure if you have that sport retailer in Germany too but well let's say I'm already happy to have him here! :)
     
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    Sounds like a perfect time to look into stringing for yourself! (and later maybe for your mates at the local club)

    edit: There is so much reading info in the forum here, and lots of people who are willing to help you on your way. Start here: https://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/index.php?forums/badminton-stringing-techniques-tools.118/
     
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    THIS!!!
     
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    Thank you for the link, it's definitely something that has been on my mind for quite a while now. I have no excuses :p:) should have done it already...
     
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    rumor has it is that a couple of small privately owned badminton clubs will be shutting down.
     
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    There's already a big one in Vancouver/Richmond, BC with 15 courts that has shut down. Fortunately people were able to get back 50 cents on the dollar of their prepaid court fees.

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    The question is: What is holding you back? Financially, it's a no-brainer investment. Just say you spend ~500 EUR for a solid drop weight machine, you'd have that investment returned within 50 jobs already. And looking at the stringer-situation you've described, that will be done in 12 months e a s i l y, even if you're only stringing for yourself and your club. After that, you can easily finance your badminton expenses with your stringing profits. With all the advice available here on BC, there is no way you'll end up anything else than a solid badminton stinger and that word will spread.

    And apart from that, you'll be in full control of your own strings and can easily experiment with different strings and tensions without having to run to a stringer everytime and pay him to do a mediocre job. Besides, it's a damn fun hobby.

    All you have to decide for yourself is:
    - do I want to start something new and invest the time and effort to go through the learning curve in the beginning?
    - do I have some time available to actually string some rackets?
     
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    RMCO: Most sports, recreational activities with no crowding allowed
    Hasimi Muhamad, Astro Awani | [​IMG] June 07, 2020 17:45 +08 | Duration: 1 minute, 4 seconds

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    He said the permission included training for sporting teams or non-contact sports such as bowling, badminton, archery and shooting. - FILEpic

    PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin has announced that certain types of sports and recreational activities will be allowed to resume, subject to compliance with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) during the implementation of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).

    He said the permission included training for sporting teams or non-contact sports such as bowling, badminton, archery and shooting.

    “Outdoor group activities such as cycling and motorcycle convoys are also allowed.

    "What is still not allowed is sports competitions or games involving large crowds of supporters or spectators such as at stadiums, swimming and public swimming pools and contact sports such as rugby, wrestling, boxing, football, basketball and hockey," he said in his special address on the Movement Control Order (MCO) on Sunday.

    The Prime Minister said commercial activities involving sales transactions and marketing outside the business premises are also allowed.

    “Included in the list of activities allowed are museum visits, indoor busking, self-service laundry, recreational fishing activities including commercial fishing ponds and filming.

    “Meetings and workshops are also allowed provided that they are fully compliant with health protocols and optimizing the space,” he said.

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    Here in Malaysia, we can play badminton indoor starting from.......... TODAY :D
     
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    not on the 15th?
     
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    Hahaha.... sorry.......yes... it's on the 15th....my apologies
     

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