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Basic Badminton Physics

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 17 June 2015
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By Lisa Zyga

When it comes to flying projectiles, the badminton shuttlecock or "birdie" is unusual in that it flips on impact with a racket so that it always flies cork-first. This flipping motion arises from the fact that, unlike almost all other sports projectiles, the shuttlecock has a conical shape and, because the cork is much denser than the feathers, a non-homogeneous mass.Chronophotographies of shuttlecocks after an impact with a racket, showing the time evolution of the angle between the shuttlecock orientation and its velocity. The shuttlecock’s initial velocity in (a) is 18.6 m/s and in (b) is 10.4 m/s. Credit: Cohen, et al. CC-BY-3.0

 

Lin Dan not allowed to play in Chinese badminton league due to sponsor conflicts

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 June 2015
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Qingdao: Qingdao Badminton Club spent 1.5 million Yuan (roughly $241,493 USD) to hire Lin Dan to just play several exhibition games at the China Badminton Super League?Lin Dan expressed his "disappointment" at the China Badminton Super League's sponsor.

 

SEA Games: Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho, Chong Wei Feng win gold

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 16 June 2015
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Kuala Lumpur: The pair of Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho brighten Malaysian women’s doubles badminton on Tuesday by winning their maiden SEA Games gold medal after edging out compatriots Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei 21-18-21-13 in the women's doubles final.Congratulations to Amelia Alicia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho, and job well done to Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei too.

 

Chong Wei Feng to duel with Arif in SEA Games final (video)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 15 June 2015
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Singapore: Top seed Tanongsak Saemboonsuk of Thailand was taken to the distance by Chong Wei Feng of Malaysia, who fought back from a set down to create a thrilling climax to the men's singles semi-finals. Chong Wei Feng gave everything he had to Tanongsak in the match as Wei Feng eventually claimed the victory with 13-21, 21-18, 21-15 on Monday.Chong Wei Feng (left) and Arif are closing on SEA Games men's singles final showdown on Tuesday.

 

SEA Games: Malaysia guaranteed 2 golds & 1 silver (video)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 15 June 2015
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Singapore: Malaysia is guaranteed 2 gold medals in the men's singles, women's doubles at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore, because all participants in the finals hail from Malaysia.Vivian Hoo/Woon Khe Wei are on course to defend their SEA Games crown.

 

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