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Let's talk about pieces of equipment. No, I don't mean Eddie's crotch! I mean racquets and stuff that we use to play this wonderful game.

 

I use a special kind of racquet which combines the 'grip' of a handle with the 'bounciness' of the stringed bit at the end. It's very high-tech. My particular model has a thin shaft which joins these two NASA designed peices of aparatus. This reduces the likihood of the stringed bit flying away mid-smash.

 

I use plastic shuttles, because I am allergic Goose feathers, which as any good pub-quiz teams knows, is what the feathers of real shuttlecocks are made out of.

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Did you know that Goose feather shuttles are either made from the left or right wings? :cool:

 

I have been told that the left wing shuttle is faster then the right wing but wouldn't that mean that the Goose would always fly in circles? :suspect::loopy:

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And did you know that modern Badminton originates from a town called Badminton! Soooo glad it didn't come from: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (Wales!) :hihi:

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Yeah apparently it's named after the county seat of the duke of Beaufort in Gloucestershire.

 

The official world smash speed record is 332 km/h (206 mph), set by men's doubles player Fu Haifeng of China, on June 3, 2005 in the Sudirman Cup. In the singles competition, the fastest smash recorded is 305 km/h (189 mph) by Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia.

That sounds like a challenge.

 

Maybe this thread should be changed to 'badminton trivia'.

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Badminton premiered as a full-medal Olympic sport at the

1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona ...... just think of Freddie Mercury :)

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Yes I wouldn't mind getting beaten by FU KIN FAST man from china:hihi:

 

Yeah apparently it's named after the county seat of the duke of Beaufort in Gloucestershire.

 

The official world smash speed record is 332 km/h (206 mph), set by men's doubles player Fu Haifeng of China, on June 3, 2005 in the Sudirman Cup. In the singles competition, the fastest smash recorded is 305 km/h (189 mph) by Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia.

That sounds like a challenge.

 

Maybe this thread should be changed to 'badminton trivia'.

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Badminton courts were originally an hourglass glass shape and shuttles have to consist of 14 feathers

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From 1914-1935 there was a rule in badminton where you got an extra point if you hit your opponent directly on the forehead with the shuttlecock.

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Badminton is the second most popular sport in the world, after soccer.

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The International Badminton Federation (IBF) was founded in 1934 with nine members and now has over 150 members.

 

- The IBF is now head quartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Badminton is the second most popular sport in the world, after soccer.

 

thats what youd think, actually fishing is the worlds most popular sport. I spent a whole afternoon trying to prove otherwise!

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