Thursday, April 16, 2015

Playing the winning shot

Here's something that every player will be very familiar with. And most often it'll be a fatal mistake.

Listen.

Ever made that wonderful shot and see the look on your opponent's face as you catch them off-guard? They react a little slower, but desperately shuffle towards the falling shuttle. They reach out, and it seems like the point is yours. 

Confidently you let down your guard and start walking, locking your knees as you prepare for the next point. 

Then the shuttle comes back. A sharp net drop as your opponent's racket barely scrapes the skin of the shuttle.

Irony.

So I guess the moral of the story is, to never let down your guard until you see the shuttle touch the ground. It's a matter of discipline as well as respect to our opponents that we continue the fight until the point is truly won.

I can't count the number of times I've done this myself, overcome by confidence in my shot that I drop my own guard and let the opponent's fighting spirit steal the point. 

So fight hard, fight on, and win a deserved battle. 

All the best for your games!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi! I am an avid reader of your blog, and i really enjoy all of your rackets review! It really helped me in knowing what type of rackets i want. I was wondering if you will do a review on the vzf2 LD? Haha i know it is another different paintjob on the same racket, but the black and yellow is making it too hard not to get it!
Cheers! -harry

Arthur Wong said...

Hey there Harry!

Thanks for the kind words! Though there's not much left for me to do after reviewing so many rackets, I did enjoy the process of trying the many rackets out and giving them my five-cents' worth.

You are right about the Yonex Z-Force 2 Lin Dan edition. Like all the other limited editions, I think that it's just a paint job. I've reviewed the ZF2, as well as did a comparison between the 3U and 4U versions.

As such, don't think I'll be getting a review out for the LD racket, though many will tell me that the head frame is slightly larger.

I am indifferent about the paint job, but since you asked, I'll try and get my hands on one to give it a go.

Keep reading, and thank you for visiting the blog!

Arthur Wong said...

Harry I was wrong! The ZFIILD has a thicker frame than the ZFII.

Had a chance to examine one up close and found the small difference. Let me see if I can get my hands on one of them and test it out :)