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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.







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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.

2 comments:

Ultimo said...

Excellent break down....keep up the good work

yee said...

I love your enthusiastic approach into the game.