Friday, April 22, 2011

Fastest badminton smash - world record

The fastest badminton smash ever hit in tournament match play was the smash shot that was hit by Fu Haifeng, badminton doubles player from China, who achieved this world record speed at the Sudirman Cup badminton tournament that was held in 2005. Fu Haifeng, former doubles world champion had hit this powerful smash at a stunning world record speed of 332 km/h (That's 206 miles per hour).

Later in 2009, Malaysian badminton player Tan Boon Heong of Malaysia recorded an even  faster smash, that was timed at 421 km/h (262 mph), when racket manufacturers Yonex were carrying out speed test of their new Arcsaber Z-slash brand of rackets. However this record is not counted as an official world fastest basminton smash record, since this shot was not played during actual match play, and was not recorded by BWF (Badminton World Federation) officials.

Badminton is one of the fastest racket sports in the world and a badminton smash clocks the fastest initial speeds of racket movement and fastest shuttle speeds of the smashed shuttlecock immediately after being hit. Due to the unique aerodynamic properties of the feathered shuttlecock, there is considerable air drag when the birdie (shuttle) flies through the air, which fast reduces the speed of the shuttle rendering the game playable.


1 comment:

  1. arc saber z slash 414 kmhr ...backhand smash-taufik hidayat 260kmph