Clip Of The Day: It’s Like Beach Volleyball But With Shuttlecocks

We don’t know which side is which, or who is winning, but this rally from a badminton contest between the Chinese Zhang/Gao duo and the Indonesian pair of Widi and Nats is nothing short of amazing.

For those of you unaware, Zhang/Gao are like the Kobe and Shaq of the badminton circuit. Zhang is a rotund power hitter, while Gao is the young, up-and-coming, svelte stroker with an ego to match his talent. On the other side of the cocknet (that’s what it’s called), we have the Indonesians, who are the Cinderella story of the 2007 Badminton Open. Think of them as the Billy Beane-era Oakland A’s: severely underprivileged yet wildly successful.*

Think whatever you want of badminton, but this rally is pretty ethereal. They almost seem like Jedi knights, ruthlessly wielding their light sabers.

*This entire paragraph is made up.

[Video via Das FanHaus]

One Response to Clip Of The Day: It’s Like Beach Volleyball But With Shuttlecocks

  1. Jason says:

    Almost as cool as beach volleyball…🙂

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