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Old 09-10-2013, 10:13 AM   #4
Dimcorner
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Awesome post

I think badminton has helped me A LOT in generating serve and overhead power. I'm not a big guy (5' 7" 145lbs) and have only played for just over 1 year but I can hit about a 100-108mph serve all day (at least the radar gun at the last tournament measured it that way). It's such a relaxed motion for me that I don't feel fatigued much hitting 2 baskets worth of balls before a group class.

This slow motion video is very good at showing the wrist motion on a jump smash and it is very similar to how I take swings at overheads and serves.

http://youtu.be/eH6qFJoySf8?t=1m22s

He holds the record for fastest smash in a tournament @ 332kph (206mph). Sure it slows down but try to fish that up when you are standing about 18 feet away without it hitting you or the ground.

Last edited by Dimcorner : 09-10-2013 at 10:20 AM.
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