A smart lady told me recently to get out of the house more. Have started going to old man badminton in the evenings. A few good lookin gents out of Darjelling-Limited-central-casting wipe the floor with me without moving their feet. Doubles is the most fun. It is all about the sidelines, as much as the drop shots which you might assume.
...a badminton birdie (aka shuttlecock) is the fastest recorded object in sports. (In) 2013, Malaysia’s Tan Boon Hoeng set a new world record with a 493 km/h smash. -via