I’d like to discuss briefly the jump smash,
which is a little bit more advanced and requires a lot of timing. And as the term suggests, you’re going to
jump and smash at the same time. The shot is identical to a regular smash except
you’re in the air while you’re actually hitting the shuttle. And the purpose of this shot is to get more
trajectory, more steepness when you’re smashing downward. So you end up smashing closer to the front
of the net instead of towards your opponent’s body. If you notice when Jeffrey is hitting the
smash, he’s striking the shuttle when he’s at the peak height. And that’s really important. Timing is very critical in the jump smash. If your timing is off you’re going to mis-hit
this shuttle and lose a lot of power, perhaps even completely mis-hit the shuttle. So that’s your basic jump smash.