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Post by PLS » Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:27 pm

Any badminton fans here?

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Post by Sammy's Mohawk » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:18 pm

i play every week but i wouldn't say i'm a fan
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Post by PLS » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:47 pm

If you watch the top level men's doubles its ridiculous the speed
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Post by Mifune » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:08 am

Pardew's Legendary Specs wrote:If you watch the top level men's doubles its ridiculous the speed
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Re: Badminton

Post by PLS » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:11 am

Mifune wrote:
Pardew's Legendary Specs wrote:If you watch the top level men's doubles its ridiculous the speed
Lin Dan <awe>.
He plays singles <roll>

Didn't play this year which is a shame
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Post by Mifune » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:17 am

Pardew's Legendary Specs wrote:
Mifune wrote:
Lin Dan <awe>.
He plays singles <roll>

Didn't play this year which is a shame
I missed where you said doubles <grim>.

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Post by Lidl » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:53 am

I only ever get to see it at the Olympics but it's the only sport I actively make sure I watch.

My mum used to teach badminton and me and my sisters entered loads of tournaments - all of us bloody love it!

It's absolutely mental how quick they are even at the women's doubles level let alone the men's doubles. It's just such a ridiculously underrated sport; far more exciting than other, more popular racquet sports like table tennis and tennis anyway <awe>
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Re: Badminton

Post by PLS » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:13 am

Livin' Davide Loca wrote:I only ever get to see it at the Olympics but it's the only sport I actively make sure I watch.

My mum used to teach badminton and me and my sisters entered loads of tournaments - all of us bloody love it!

It's absolutely mental how quick they are even at the women's doubles level let alone the men's doubles. It's just such a ridiculously underrated sport; far more exciting than other, more popular racquet sports like table tennis and tennis anyway <awe>
To be honest, the women's doubles just seems so bloody slow half the time,

They did put both women's doubles on first on Saturday and I was quite hungover so I probably didn't really appreciate it though <laugh>
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Re: Badminton

Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:30 am

I like badminton but I've vowed to never play it again. I play squash and the flick you do in badminton is terrible for your squash action, so it's one or the other. Shame cos badminton is fun.

Also if you think Badminton is quick, watch a pro squash match <****>
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Post by KingoStarr » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:52 am

Sqaush is better than Badminton! <roll>
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Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:57 am

KingoStarr wrote:Sqaush is better than Badminton! <roll>
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Although getting hit with a shuttlecock is much less painful. I got hit full on in the eye (ball hit my eyeball), unpleasant. Had double vision for two days
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Re: Badminton

Post by KingoStarr » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:00 pm

Cisse's Overheating Torso wrote:
KingoStarr wrote:Sqaush is better than Badminton! <roll>
this

Although getting hit with a shuttlecock is much less painful. I got hit full on in the eye (ball hit my eyeball), unpleasant. Had double vision for two days
Ouch it feels like a paintball when it hits you so I imagine in the eye must've killed !
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Re: Badminton

Post by Mifune » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:09 pm

I like badminton, squash, and tennis <diva>!

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Post by PLS » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:13 pm

never really played squash but play both tennis and badminton. Just means i end up playing half my tennis shots with flicks of the wrists and it nearly breaks them <laugh>
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Post by Mifune » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:27 pm

Pardew's Legendary Specs wrote:never really played squash but play both tennis and badminton. Just means i end up playing half my tennis shots with flicks of the wrists and it nearly breaks them <laugh>
Slice backhand badminton shots are awesome though <awe>.

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Re: Badminton

Post by Lidl » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:35 pm

Team GB men's doubles beat third seeded South Korea <awe>

Marcus Ellis has a mental smash on him.
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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:05 pm

I play twice a week but don't watch it on TV or that.
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Re: Badminton

Post by TBC » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:15 am

I've started playing this weekly, and I enjoy watching it on TV but rarely get to see it. For me, because of the speed it is far more exciting to watch than Tennis.
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