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Friday, May 15th, 2009
9:30 am
[henman]
Anyone still playing?
My club has its annual competition next weekend, so I'm hoping I can take some photos (and maybe a medal!) to post here soon.
Anyone else got any badminton photos you'd like to share here?
Here's a slideshow of my badminton pics on Flickr.
Thursday, January 1st, 2009
11:54 pm
[henman]
Big air!
I was at an international exhibition game a few days ago and I've uploaded some photos to my Flickr account.


Big air!
Originally uploaded by pah57

Monday, November 10th, 2008
9:46 pm
[eggb4thechicken]
Just a few icons
[1 - 3] Michael Emerson
[4 - 5] Daniel Dae Kim
[6] Evangeline Lilly
[7] Evangeline Lilly & Naveen Andrews
[8] Jorge Garcia
[9 - 33] House M.D.
[34 - 37] Badminton
[38] Horses

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

**Follow the fake cut**
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007
10:55 am
[maxine2673]
hello badminton maniacs!
Hi! I'm maxine from the philippines. I love badminton so much! My brother and I used to play it during our collage years. I was a varsity in our university. Bt during that time, it's not yet identified as it is right now. Before, they thought its just a game for girls and doesn't require too much energy and movements. But now, almost everybody's playing it. I am 33, married and with a son but still can play till my opponent drops out hehehe! I moved here in Riyadh, KSA but its not that racognized. Again i started missing the game. I only play everytime I go back to the Philippines for a 2 months vacation. Really I kick my butts off. I wish they could provide a site for courts so it could also be played here. Regards to all and MABUHAY (hurray!) to all the badminton addicts!

Current Mood: excited
Thursday, January 4th, 2007
1:37 am
[badmintongirl]
Hi everyone! I am really interested to meet more people that play badminton. I live in the U.S, and there is not many people around my area who play. I am really looking forward to learning new tips and hopefully making some friends. Hope to hear from some of you soon :)

-Brittnay
Thursday, November 23rd, 2006
11:07 pm
[henman]
Don't look back!
I thought I should share a lesson brought home vividly at the weekend: when you're at the front of the court and the bird has passed you, leave it for your partner and never look back. A friend forgot that rule - he turned just as his partner was swinging to take a shot; the collision between face and racket resulted in him losing a tooth! (No, I wasn't his partner)


p.s. Happy birthday badminton!
Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
4:17 pm
[henman]
Is it racket or racquet?
What's your favourite make/model of racquet? I'm currently using a Yonex "Isometric 60 Light" but I find it a bit lacking in "oomph" when I smash.
Sunday, October 29th, 2006
2:27 pm
[isabella4sho]
hey!!! I'm so happy that there's a badminton community and there are so many people in it! although people haven't updated for a while, but oh well. I'm from Hong Kong, and i've been playing badminton since i was about 4. But unfortunately, it's not very popular in America, or at least where i live. it's really hard to find some place to play. my brothers and i just go outside to play, but this only works when it's no windy. and to actually go to a court and play is difficult because it's hard to find one. But i think my PE teacher is going to try to make a school team in my high school, which i think is tremendously cool. so many people think that it's a lame sport, and they are so wrong.
Friday, August 25th, 2006
1:46 pm
[a_scarby]
Any badminton players from London here?
Wednesday, July 19th, 2006
11:50 pm
[silverdragonash]
Badminton: New Doubles Rules?
I was just recently playing doubles with some friends, and there seems to be changes to the doubles serving rules, because my friends told me that they didn't play with second serves anymore, but just switched sides every time a team lost a serve. Is this true? Is this official?

Ling

Current Mood: thoughtful
Saturday, May 20th, 2006
10:42 am
[leener_weiner]
Hey guys,
I was wondering if any of you are from arizona and know of a good place to play over summer. 
Thanks
6:45 am
[henman]
Order me a wheelchair
I've got my first badminton competition today. Our first game is at 9am! I think we get to play "round robin" games until mid-day, and then (after re-seeding) the knockout games begin ... so we could be finished by 12:30 :)

Hopefully we'll get at least part way through the afternoon games, but I've got a feeling tomorrow and Monday are going to be painful!


Update: Here's my write-up.
Sunday, March 5th, 2006
7:22 pm
[madeofice]
Бадминтон,Москва
Народ, а где сейчас можно поиграть в бадминтон...? За зиму разъелся, надо сгонять...Если конткретнее то м. Семеновская,Электрозаводская, Сокол....
Thursday, February 9th, 2006
3:54 pm
[henman]
Badminton art
Searching for a local badminton club, I stumbled across a web page dedicated to the world's largest badminton racket, which is in St. Albert, Alberta, apparently.

I remembered there's a museum with huge shuttlecocks outside, so I tracked down this page for The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO.

So has anyone seen either of these, or any other badminton-related art?
1:47 pm
[reverent85]
Thats my game
Heya everyone, im 20, from the UK and i have been playing badminton for the past 5 years, i have played for my county and for my region and am currently coaching uder 11s. I love the sport so so much. Ive just been told i need surgery on my shoulder though because its knackered!!! Anyone wanna help me through or talk the sport comment to me!!!

Current Mood: curious
Thursday, January 19th, 2006
6:53 pm
[shad0wdr4g0n]
project
http://media.putfile.com/City-Beach28

for my senior year project, i did badminton as the topic

and this is a video i made of where i train during the off-season for my presentation that's due tomorrow =O!
Sunday, January 1st, 2006
8:38 pm
[katethecurst]
Hi! Wow, finally, a decent badminton community! A little about me: I've been playing for my local club for 4 years, this year will be my 5th, um... I'm the Warragul B Grade Girl's Champ, I've played in 2 state tournaments as well as a ton of district tournaments, my ex boyfriend (who dumped me right at season end) and I were an unbeatable mixed team, um... my racquet is a Prokennex Ti Carbon 500 and I would kill for a pair of Asics shoes (mine are just Nike running shoes)... Well, that's all from me for now, I just wanted to introduce myself!

Current Mood: sad
Thursday, December 29th, 2005
9:34 pm
[xcollynessx]
Christmas Presents
So, I got a new racket and some new shoes for Christmas. They're both pretty sweet.
Shoes:
Hi-Tec Venom 111's--They fit really nice and have a lot of support for my horrible ankle.


Racket:
HL L-Power 75--The coach at my mom's school said it's one of the lightest rackets made, and it seems to work really well for providing a lot of power.


How was everyone else's Christmas'? I hope as good as mine!

Open gyms at my school have began already, one a week right now, soon to be moved to two. I can't wait until the start of our season.

Current Mood: ditzy
Thursday, November 24th, 2005
3:06 pm
[henman]
NZ nickname
My wife just sent me a link to this article from The Register - it's from September but I've not seen it before so I thought I'd post it here. PG contentCollapse )
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005
4:11 pm
[henman]
Happy birthday to us!
The badminton community is three years old today. Awwwww. :)

I'm also pleased to say that, after looking for a long time, I've finally found a local club and I'm playing again.
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