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  1. Tianjin

    Tianjin Regular Member

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    Hi, my name is Steven,

    As my username states, I was born in Tianjin, China. I am a male and 17 years of age. I came over to Canada when I was 4-5, and this is where I currently reside as canadian citizen.

    My first badminton experience, was when my mom brought back 2 rackets from her trip to China, given by a friend of my mom's. Me and my friend played '' backyard badminton ''. Actually, that would be wrong to say. We were actually playing in the parking lot over the electric suspension cables!

    My second experience was during grade 8. I would play doubles with a friend and we would compete in the ''class tournament'' in our gym class. It was fun and I think we got 2nd place :).

    I restarted playing one or two years later in a little club. We play doubles and there is a wide array of skill levels. I found badminton a pretty fun sport, and complimentary to one of my traits: Agility and youthful stamina :p

    I am not a very built person, not at all. I am quite skinny and measure 1.73m tall. I have always loved to play the game, but I am ready to step up my game and play competitively.

    This summer, I had the chance to go back to my hometown, and into one of badminton's meccas, China. There, I had the chance to witness some very good players play both badminton and pingpong. Oh have I mentioned I love pingpong also!? During this 1 month return to my hometown, my mom's friend, the same one that I mentioned above, brought me to a friend of his -a badminton/tennis coach/racket store owner authorized by Yonex- and bought me some baddy shoes and an NS-8000! Obviously now I can't blame my equipment =D

    Just last week, I decided I would step up my game, and I have been doing a variety of exercises to get myself fit and in shape for badminton.

    Stretching/shadowfootwork/plyometrics???/pushups/situps etc.

    I have never learned from techniques from a coach or anyone for that matter, so I am trying to find as much information as I can on BC.

    I am hooked on baddy, so I guess I will be a pretty hooked BC member.

    Anyways, thanks for spending some time reading this, have a great one!:D
     
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  2. blinan8088

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    Hi Steven, welcome to BC. :)

    You are so lucky to get NS8000 as a gift. :)
     
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    Hi Steven, nice intro. I enjoy reading it and welcome to BC.
     
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    Wow... I am from the same HOMETOWN as you do, and I left there about 13 years go to US. Only difference is, I am much older. :eek: No more young gun days. :crying:

    I went back to visit 1 month ago, however, not too much baddy shopping, besides some clothes. Instead, spend a lot of $$$ on "peking ducks". :D Ok, no wonder I never qualify to be "fit".

    Keep up with ur good work, and hope you continue to enjoy ur game. ;)
     
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    Welcome to BC! :)
     
  6. Tianjin

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    Thanks guys for the warm welcome!;)
     
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    Intro

    Hi Tianjin,
    Welcome to BC. I am currently in Suzhou. Just like u love to play badminton. Weather here is turning cold. I assume yr place will be the same. Share yr experience with us. We will share our knowledge and experience with u too.;)
    Lee:D
     
  8. Tianjin

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    Now that I think about it, when I was in china this past summer, I had seen a badminton match disputed between Gade and Jonasson. I did not know who they were at the time, but I do recall thinking that one of those guys was like a bunny (Gade).

    I also remember a guy playing that had hair like Lin Dan's, but he had dyed the tip of his hairs red. Is this possible this is Lin Dan?
     
  9. hiroisuke

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    I don't know how I missed this before, but I never realized how many things are similar between you and I! I'm around your age, didn't really play more "serious" badminton until grade 8, and I finished 2nd in a tournament at my school of that year too! :eek: I started playing more a while later, and I'm about your height. Never been to China, didn't have a mom's friend who did that, but I'm hooked on baddy too! Wow, your story sounds a lot like mine...(even if I didn't post all my facts...:p).

    Anyways, you're lucky to have seen those greats before. Well, I think Lin Dan might have dyed his hair red before, he's the left-most player at the picture at the top of this forum, right?
     
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    Hehe, I wasn't really THAT lucky. I only saw them on TV. But I was intrigued nevertheless. It was the first time I saw pros play.

    Yup, I am very much alike you. I love playing the game, I love learning new things about it, I love putting effort into training and then feeling positive results!

    Also about the red hair I saw. The guy sporting it didnt have all his hair red like the picture at the top. It was only the tips that were bright red!
     
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    steven,
    welcome to bc
     
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    Well, still luckier than the US: We don't get any matches on TV. Oh, I see.
     
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    Welcome to BC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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