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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Footwork for badminton jumpsmash-1 step block jump

Wonder how the pros can get to execute the smash so fast, it's all in the footwork...

Lee Chong Wei 's footwork for jumpsmash.

Split step, one big step backwards (with racquet leg), load up on racquet leg, push off backwards.

As he's falling to the ground, he can hook the shuttle downwards with his body weight using gravity to transfer the potential energy to accelerate the shuttlecock.

Similarly Lee Yong Dae here performed a similar footwork. He just takes one big step backwards with the racquet leg, load up and jump backwards.


This jump is necessary as it takes longer time to take 2 steps to reach the midcourt in a normal footwork.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Badminton Holiday in Penang Malaysia - 2014

Visited the Penang Badminton Association (PBA) at Bukit Dumbar. Did not play any games there...

                               The office of PBA, where bookings can be made
A badminton shop at PBA
                                                           The badminton courts at PBA

Of course, it goes without saying, Penang is famous for its street food. Below are some of the stuff I've sampled.
                                                                        Oyster omelette
Pasembur (Malaysian Indian Salad)
Penang laksa and popiah
At the clan jetties, Penang.
The houses built on the pier at Clan Jetties.