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Badminton SMASH step by step – Quick & fast

February 7, 2020

The stick smash movement can be on many
places on court. It can be where you have the shot very close to the net and
you want to hit it very very steep it can also be a flick serve where you don’t
have time to rotate to a power smash it can also be at the position of a power
smash where you want it to look like a power smash but just in the end you add
the small kickback movements to add the the quick steep smash instead. I will
show you some different views on that some different examples on on where to
use it on court but what’s really important is how to generate all that
power. You need to have loose fingers you need to have the wrist in the right
position when you’re doing it. If the wrist is like this we can´t rotate
the forearm to generate all the power so your wrist
needs to be in position where we can rotate the arm to generate the power. So the power comes from the finger
powers, from the rotation up here, and of course from your upper body as well. So
with the elbow that starts the movement of course your upper body rotates a
little bit around but it’s not that important as it is in the power smash in
the power smash we really want to rotate our body to get the full blown attack on
the smash, but here it’s more in the arms, more in the shoulder and your
upper body, and of course the rotation in your arm, and when you hit the shuttle
when you rotate and tighten up your arm and your shoulder and your fingers, you
need to use the kickback movement, and the kickback movement is this one, okay
so it’s like the lasso that adds some extra power to the shot,
and it’s very important that the timing of the kickback movement is right on the
shuttle, if you hit the shuttle it needs to come right when you hit it just to
really kick the shuttle away, if you hit the shuttle but go back too late well
you don’t have the advantage of using the kickback movement. One thing you can do to generate more
power, or at least to be able to generate more power, is to use small tools to be
stronger in your shoulder, your forearm, and your wrists and your fingers down
here. A power trainer is a really good choice on doing that because you can
still do the movement the correct movement in this smash. A power trainer is
a normal racket that’s just very very heavy, so it’s it’s heavier than my
normal racket and that would put more pressure on my muscles all the way up,
making me stronger. So as you can see I’m really really using a lot of power I’m
using all the power I got in every shot thanks a lot for watching this stick
smash video, I hope that you liked it I hope that you can see what I do what’s
going on and I really hope that you can train in out your own, getting a lot of
power on these shots. They are really really good and have the variation in
your attack is especially in the doubles but of course also in the singles with
all different angles on court you can use. Please just write all your questions
below I will do my best to answer them all and just keep on watching this
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  • Reply akshat patel January 18, 2020 at 8:59 am

    The firdt view u have ever got in this video thomas, love from INDIA

  • Reply akshat patel January 18, 2020 at 8:59 am

    Thomas please make a video on how to become more faster on court while playing. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Reply SPORTY SWAG January 18, 2020 at 9:02 am

    3rd comment 2nd like

  • Reply Hemant Krishna January 18, 2020 at 9:03 am


  • Reply Hemant Krishna January 18, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Why don't you stream it live thomas and what about the grips video you had polled for

  • Reply Harry Hermawan January 18, 2020 at 9:05 am

    Wow that's a really hard stick smash

  • Reply Hemant Krishna January 18, 2020 at 9:08 am

    Please upload these kind of videos which includes tactics and exercises. Really means to beginners like me

  • Reply Richa Mishra January 18, 2020 at 9:09 am

    is there any exercise for higher jump during smash

  • Reply avishek chaudhuri January 18, 2020 at 9:46 am

    I use this shot often but not as hard as you have demonstrated ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    Because of the overhead shots my shoulder joint is hurting for a few day and still I am not willing to take rest ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Reply Killer47457 January 18, 2020 at 9:59 am

    Doesnโ€™t that hurt your elbow joints ? I have a habit of doing it and it really starts to hurt after a few months into it

  • Reply Shiwang Gupta January 18, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Nice one
    Upload some video like fun Chinese rally etc

  • Reply Neel Dhebar January 18, 2020 at 10:04 am

    This is one of my favourite shots, but I wasn't using the kickback movement enough. Thanks a lot!

  • Reply UncrownedKing 27 January 18, 2020 at 10:33 am

    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ i never try smashing like this pretty mind blowing good job (because the racket might be flying on the air if i do this)

  • Reply vangeti nikhil January 18, 2020 at 10:48 am

    would you recommend to put bg 80 with string tension 26 pounds on racket Yonex Astrox 99 for playing with nylon shuttles?

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  • Reply Hemant Krishna January 18, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    Tho. As i am not able to get the pdf of the book. It's not coming in the inbox. Can you tell the procedure. After writing and subscribing it's not coming in the inbox.???

  • Reply K2o January 18, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Please put more emphasis when to use this and why. This is not a normal shot and quite situational with potential damage to joints/muscles.

    Typically you are using it to 'force' an attack from a counter flick or fast drive.

    It supposed to give a surprise or relentless attack in the game, but the drawback is you need to train your muscles alot to stop joints falling off as your body isn't geared for this unorthodox movement. It also puts you out of position as typically you will be unbalanced after especially with this much power.

    Your typical viewer won't be training to this extent in my opinion, its really high risk (on health and game), high rewards (speed/power) shot.

  • Reply Gaming Channel January 18, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Wow!! Thank you because it helps me a lot!!! Have a good day!!

  • Reply Left anti pc January 18, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Theoretically, kick back movement does not make sense.
    I understand you may want to the power to be focused on the moment of racquet face meets shuttle. You may even want to stop the follow up movement, but kick back? As far as the shuttlecock concerns, once it leaves the string, where the the racquet face stop or going backwards wonโ€™t affect the shuttlecock trajectory anymore.

  • Reply Bryan Chun January 18, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Aloha Coach Thomas, thank you for your detailed information on the stick smash. I have found it to be an excellent in countering the flick serve. Appreciate your work.

  • Reply Joy Panchal January 18, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Too details information Sir.

    Thanks and waiting for more videos from you.

  • Reply Home Ideas January 18, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Good trainer!

  • Reply Tathagata Roy January 18, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Please can you enable the Google play card in your plus website plz plz plz
    I want to subscribe really fast

  • Reply Kkeojyeo January 18, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Opinion on Goh V Shem? His smash seems to always be like a stick smash, and they're always powerful. Can normal power smashes be substituted by strong stick smashes like Goh V Shem?

  • Reply MS Productions January 19, 2020 at 2:53 am

    don't make weekly videos make a video on daily basses

  • Reply E C January 19, 2020 at 5:12 am

    Attack clear/ shooting lob next!!

  • Reply jayalaxmi navali January 19, 2020 at 5:36 am

    Who have joined badminton famly plus… Please help me out for joining fmly…i am unable to make payment

  • Reply Suhana Prasad January 19, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    A warm up routine,please!

  • Reply Choi Hooi chin January 19, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Hi sir, can you show in video how finger grip of hand (hold racket techniques)before and after hit for smash, over head clear ? Thank you.

  • Reply Abdullah Ahmad January 19, 2020 at 8:28 pm


    Plz make a video on simple places to return low serve to in doubles which can get you a lift ( there are 8 i think)

    Also is this content available on Famly +?

  • Reply Aidan 219 January 19, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    This channel is the best out of all the badminton channels, he does good short educational videos, that has a lot of informations, and he uploads regularly, definitely subscribe to this channel

  • Reply Simon P January 19, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    Thanks for the informative video Thomas.

  • Reply ehmaddd January 21, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    whats the hammer hrip?

  • Reply ishan more January 22, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Sir what is difference between half smash and stick smash

  • Reply VadakkaN's PoTLucK January 23, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Sir, I am little short in height but smash is my strength. I am using Yonex voltric 3 with tension of string 26. Can u suggest me the best racket and the best tension I can put to get more force or power from the racket while smashing.

  • Reply Helmie Efendi January 24, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    very nice tutorial, i love when you smash in slow motion

  • Reply Rizky A D C January 24, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Your rackets astrox 88 D 3U or 4U?

  • Reply SubZeroo7 January 24, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Nice clip, I really like it. Looks like you have an Astrox 88D?! What kind of String are you using (kg/pounds would be nice to know as well)?

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  • Reply Rakesh Kullu January 27, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    Where can I get power trainer racket?

  • Reply Nes January 29, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Rip my wrists

  • Reply jason matthew January 31, 2020 at 7:12 am

    what is your string and your string tension?

  • Reply Sigit Adi February 5, 2020 at 10:32 am

    That hit sound tho, crisp !! Cheers !

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