The backhand smash in badminton

It’s been a while since the sport of badminton has seen another great backhand smash. Taufik Hidayt was the defacto backhand king. See videos on DuckduckGo search. Victor Axelsen of Denmark has been working on his backhand smashes and I believe it’s the new birth of the backhand smash. I’ve seen him use it at […]

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Pantone 534 C

Pantone is the perfect place to find that right shade of blue. Tonight for a SF Badminton bag, I selected to use Pantone 534 C.

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Taking the long view

Yesterday, one member of my badminton group reinjured his knee which was already hurting from a skiing accident. He wanted to play yesterday because he loved the sport and thought he could still play and take it easy. Unfortunately, we pushed him pretty hard on court, and he collapsed in pain when he twisted his […]

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The Finger Power In Badminton

@Tony Tam That’s right! It gives you more control and racket speed if you relax the fingers before you hit, but for power, you still need to figure out how to do the weights transfer! Weight transfer has something to do with the body, shoulder, forearm, and wrist rotation. You used to have problem with the […]

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Badminton Birdie tube sleeve

Well, I have some time on my hands so I decided to create a sleeve for my badminton birdie tubes.  Right now it’s paper, but I am hoping to print them on elastic fabric so they can be reused. 2nd iteration with color!

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Health Goal: Senior Badminton Tournaments

I had seen a wonderful life coach, Amy K and she worked with me to help me understand what I believe are life values. From those conversations, she had told me that our life is like a wheel.   There are 4 sections to that wheel.  Health, Family, Work, Money. All of these 4 sections of […]

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Performance On The Badminton Court Is 50% Mental Game

  I have played badminton for half my life.  Four years in high school, four years  for the UC Berkeley club, then I picked it up again very seriously trained and competed for 3 years and now I play for fun with my co-worker and near my house. I love playing of course because of […]

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Find that one true sport you love

In high school I played badminton for 4 years. I liked the sport, but did not love it. When I went to UC Berkeley, I join the badminton club and we trained and competed against other colleges. We would travel both days on weekends, come back as a team, have dinner together and laugh about the […]

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