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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Korea Open 2011-Men's singles

The last match was the best, the world number 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia lost a hard fought rubber game to the World champion Lin Dan.

A closely fought match, with Lee Chong Wei making more mistakes than Lin Dan. Lin Dan played a cool, controlled and normal game. Lee on the other hand, made more simple mistakes.

Now their head to head is 15-7 in favour of Lin Dan.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Conclusion of Malaysia Open

A clean sweep by China...except for the men's singles.

Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia defended his title and won a whopping 7 Malaysian Open title.

Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia, the runner up said,' that Lee was supreme in super-series, but need to prove himself at the major events like Olympics and World Championship.'

Next up is Korea Open and All England...

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Malaysia Open 2011 Semi-finals

A shocking result of the tame defeat of Chen Long to Datuk Lee Chong Wei today at Putra Stadium, Kuala Lumpur. Previously, there is a controversy that Lin Dan pulled out when faced Chen Long. The reason is an abdominal injury sustained by Lin Dan...

Looks like it's Taufik vs Lee Chong.

Stencil colors

Traditional colors.
A pair of Ti-10 in red stencil ink on white strings...

A pair of Ti-10 in white stencil ink on black strings...

The black strings look more striking imho

Victor Spira 21

A pretty nice racquet to use...tested it briefly. Control wise, it's pretty good and powerwise not bad. However, I did not play a game with it so, it's kinda premature to make a review.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Malaysia Open 2011

Day 3 of Malaysia Open 2011...
Should be interesting as China send their best players.
Look for Lin Dan to challenge Lee Chong Wei for the title.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Two-legged Jumpsmash in men's doubles

In advanced and elite men's doubles, the jumpsmash is used to hit the shuttle downwards, when the opponent lifts. The jumpsmash as oppose to a normal smash is to give less time for the opponent to react to the shot. The jump also heightens the contact point and allows the shuttle to be hit in a steeper angle.

Here is the sequence of a jumpsmash...all done in one motion (which makes it an advanced skill and takes tons and tons of practise to master it)...using Markis Kido as an example.


Regarding the jumpsmash, it is only advisable to perform it after one has fully mastered the smash.

Here a girl demonstrate the perfect form of a standing smash.

Women's game may be less exciting than men's game, but women's game is more of a purist style, meaning the emphasis is on perfect hitting technique and tactics and less of physicality or pure athleticism.

Fischer Badminton racquets

Fischer, a brand from Austria who are more well known for producing skis and hockey equipment are also a producer of badminton racquets.

Their racquets are generaly light weight, around the 4U weight range. Their racquets uniquely comes with 2 colors namely Black and yellow. I haven't tested them yet,but based on initial impression, the racquets are well made...