Badminton handbook : training, tactics, competition by Bernd-Volker Brahms

By Bernd-Volker Brahms

The Badminton guide is a compact, groundbreaking education guide that offers the reader an total perception into the area of badminton. it really is divided into parts.

the 1st half bargains with education concept whereas the second one comprises historical past information regarding the game and its stars, hence giving the reader an total perception into the realm of badminton.

The Badminton instruction manual is groundbreaking in lots of methods. It combines education conception and knowledge approximately badminton stars by means of reinforcing uncomplicated causes on badminton procedure with suggestions from the pros.

It not just relates the buzz of this recreation with Asian origins, yet tells you all you want to learn about badminton from A to Z. it's a trustworthy reference e-book that readers probably want to flip to many times

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Today, materials like fiberglass and synthetic fibers (boron, graphite, Kevlar® and Magan Beryllium® ) are also used. The materials have a very high resilience and are significantly firmer than steel, but most importantly have greater elasticity. Rackets also no longer consist of separate parts, but the head and shaft of the more expensive rackets are of one-piece construction. The above materials make the rackets lighter and more flexible. In particular the elastic shaft allows the player to hit the shuttle with more whipping power, allowing him to hit the shuttlecock harder and faster, but the flexibility of the racket head is more of an impediment as it reduces stroke precision.

One of the highest-profile companies in this field is the American firm Ashaway, which started producing surgical thread and fishing lines more than 180 years ago in the Boston area. They have been developing badminton and squash strings for about 60 years. A compromise must be found between acceleration and shuttle control in the stringing hardness. A good rule of thumb is: the harder the tension, the greater the control and shuttle security, at the expense of acceleration. 5-22 pounds) in order to obtain good durability.

An extremely short backswing is performed from the elbow. • the shuttlecock is hit just below hip-height (this is stated in the rule book). • the elbow of the hitting hand is placed to the right in front of the body. • the racket points downwards. • the shuttlecock can be hit with a lightning quick movement at the last moment – instead of just behind the net – with a flick into the back of the court. Fig. 31: The backhand serve The Flick Serve … • can be played either as a forehand or a backhand.

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