Are You Talking Yourself Into A Poor Performance On Court? – Part 2

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In Part 1 you discovered the various components of performance which are conditioning, skill, nutrition and psychology. I challenged the belief that a third party can motivate you and explained that, in general, nobody can motivate you except yourself, [...]

Victor Light Fighter 7400 Badminton Racket Video Review

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Victor Europe introduced the Light Fighter badminton racket range a number of years ago in answer to the number of requests for a lighter racket. The 7400 is a unique combination with a sub 80g weight and yet a [...]

Are You Talking Yourself Into A Poor Performance On Court? – Part 1

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I have the privilege of watching a lot of badminton players in training. The players are eager to train, completing good warm ups and knock ups, ready for the lesson of the day. Throughout the training session, it’s easy [...]

Yonex Duora 7 Badminton Racket Written Review

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Background Following the success of the recently introduced Duora 10, it was only a matter of time before Yonex released additional models to the range, namely the Yonex Duora 7 Badminton Racket. Eventually, the Duora range [...]

Babolat X Feel Blast Badminton Racket Video Review

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The Babolat X Feel Blast badminton racket is described as a head heavy stiff racket that delivers power to the user. My findings were different to the marketing, which makes me wonder whether this is down to the completely [...]

Carlton Kinesis Xelerate Badminton Racket Video Review

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The Carlton Kinesis Xelerate badminton racket is an even-balanced racket, extremely user-friendly and could prove to be a welcome addition to any player that prefers a racket with great all-around characteristics, providing both speed and power. The Kinesis range [...]

Victor Jetspeed 06A Badminton Racket Video Review

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The Victor Jetspeed 06A is a mid-range medium flex, slightly head heavy badminton racket. The Jetspeed series has excellent aerodynamic qualities which makes the rackets in this range extremely fast. Jetspeed 06A has proved to be popular with players [...]

Where Should The Lady Stand When Her Partner Is Serving In Badminton Mixed Doubles?

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One of the most common frustrations I hear from ladies in badminton mixed doubles is that a change in partner often results in being asked to stand on a different place on court, when the man is serving. This [...]