future upgrade of floor?

Discussion in 'Smash City Badminton Club - CLOSED' started by samkool, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. samkool

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    will there be a future upgrade (softening) of your floor?

    i can't help but think playing 3x a week at smash city over the long term is bad for the knees/legs/joints.

    i like your lighting and # of courts, but your courts are brutal :(
     
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    yea agreed its pretty damned bad.
     
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    Dude, you guys are really picky. I mean, sure, it's not exactly a cusion pillow :p with goose feathers, but it can only get SO soft. It still must be stiff enough to allow for support. Anyways, it's the best I've ever played at, better than any other open gym I've been to. I dunno what they'd switch to besides what they have now. Maybe when they get more money and a few days off (holiday?) to remodel? It'd be tough though, so unless they're going to do it this Christmas, I'd think we're going to have to wait a long time...:crying:
     
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    Is it as rigid as SGVBC?
     
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    no place is as rigid as SGVBC.
     
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    That's what I figured. :eek: ...:p
     
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    smash city is by far.
     
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    Far sounds a bit much, have you played at SGVBC? If so, how do you compare them on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being most rigid? Thanks.
     
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    yes, i have played @ sgvbc twice and i must say... i love the energy of your club and its 'underground' character. :D it's very unique!

    rigidity scale? 1 = too soft, 5 = optimum playing surface, 10 = too hard: (i am not a member at any of these badminnton club)

    4.5 ubc
    5.0 ggbc
    5.0 ocbc w/ court mats on top of hardwood
    6.0 ocbc (hardwood)
    6.0 bintang
    7.0 sgvbc
    9.0 smash city

    yes, both places have concrete under the courts, but the court flooring @ sgvbc is more than twice as thick as smash city. sgvbc's floor feels only slightly harder than a properly installed hardwood gym floor.

    smash city's foam is softer than sgvbc but it's simply too thin.

    proper floor design requires a gradual layering from its base hardness to its desired surface hardness.
     
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    Wow, thanks for the detailed analysis Sam! So, UBC, GGBC and OCBC are ideal. That's good to know. :D
     
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    Good Job you guys don't play in england.

    Most courts here are Concrete with NO layers of covering ontop.
     
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    Are you serious?!:eek: Dang, that would really suck. And if you fall...ouch!
     
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    Yep, Yep and Yep:mad:

    It makes playing on a nice surface a real luxury.

    Most PLaces to play in UK are Government owned sportshalls which are laid in concrete, then set "decorated" with mock wood Parquet flooring which is actually concrete slats.

    Private halls are generally much better, with softer surfacing, but much more expensive and less available for badminton.
     
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    Let's hope all facilities'll improve; if not, oh, our creaky knees will feel the pain

    ..hehe, wah, Sam, you do have a "unique" rating no.s there...Remember, those ratings are as of your(our) current age. Imagine in 15-20 yrs from, if you(we're) still playing, those no. will be "higher"..Who knows, they all could jump up 2 pts; maybe SM's rating could be 11 out of 10..hehe:p:D;)
     
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    Pretty danm bad? I think thats a little overexaggerating...I dunno what kinda courts you have been on...lol
     
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    Indeed. THat's what I think too.
     
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    if u play there with some really worn out shoes, you'll feel the floor. trust me. after about like 2-3 hrs ur knees will be banging with pain n u wont be able to run that much. at least that how i felt with my old shoes.
     
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    Sir, I seriously recommend you acquire treatment for arthritis ASAP.

    1) Aren't you a high-schooler? If so, I wouldn't complain. Look at all the seniors that are out there for multiple hours that don't complain.

    2) I've played for 4 hours on wooden floors with tennis shoes (not the light kind, either) before, didn't have problems in the knees. My feet? Sore, sure, but that's to be expected in any sport after 4 hours...

    3) Your shoes...do they have holes in them? If so, I'd say it was a shoe problem...

    I really dunno. I've never had problems with any courts before, except concrete/pavement (namely, the streets), I'd think that the problem lies in your knees or feet (whichever is hurting). Have it checked out.
     
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    my shoes were over a yr old n stuff n yea...but when i play i do have a bunch of pains goin on afterward, not so much during. and im not exactly sure on how long i was there. i think it was longer than 2-3 hrs. i never go to ubc or smash for 2-3 hrs only. i usually stay for about the whole day. get my moneys worth :D
     
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    Start stretching more before and after, but also remember to warm up. Maybe your movements are detrimental to your joints? I dunno. I'd be careful if I were you, only a teen and getting these pains. :eek: I thought you were 50 at first, until I checked your profile.:p
     

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