The Scissors jump is none of the hot favourite footwork technique incurred by offensive players. This jump is used by a player as the last movement when hitting overhead forehands i.e, Scissor jumps allows you to play more powerful forehands like the punch clear or fast drop shots, because you get your feet off the ground and turn your body and shoulders and helps you make a quick recovery forwards, or a quick smash and to rebound to the front of the court because you can push forwards with your left foot as soon as you land on the ground and your body posture helps you to move fast forward.
It’s called a scissor jump because the legs swap positions while in the air. This footwork technique requires complete fitness and perfect body posture to execute this shot or else there is a risk of injuring the ankles and joints while landing after the scissors jump is made. The legs has to be strong enough to execute and land perfectly after the scissors jump.
This jump techniqueis practiced by standing at the back of the court, in a sideward position with your right foot back and your left foot forward. Now jump straight off the ground, turning your body as you hit the shuttlecock, so that your feet changes the places when they land i.e, your right foot is now in front, with your left foot behind and your body will often still be moving backwards due to the drag of the legs in changing position as you make a scissor jump.