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TableTennisDaily
02-22-2017, 05:52 AM
ITTF Commentator Adam Bobrow took on the world's fastest serve in the training hall of the Qatar Open (https://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?14935-Qatar-Open-2017) this week!! Asuka Sakai's with the worlds fastest serve demonstrates how fast his serve really is in his first attempt!

WATCH THIS!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRk6naQznFM

Here's a breakdown of the service in action via ttedge:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfDVXPrLVkg

What do you think? Who's going to get practicing :)

Takkyu_wa_inochi
02-22-2017, 06:26 AM
W o w !!!!!

fxri
02-22-2017, 02:52 PM
just wow :o

roadrunner
02-22-2017, 02:54 PM
I would fault him every time for illegal serve.

TTHopeful
02-22-2017, 04:11 PM
Any examples of him using this serve in a match?

suds79
02-22-2017, 05:38 PM
I would fault him every time for illegal serve.

I don't see how you could call fault on that serve he did vs Adam.

Funny enough. In the all things service thread, i talked about the two main types I think it's important to develop. 1st, deceptive. But then after all your club mates know your serves, nice to have the "it's got so much spin (but in this case speed) what are you going to do about it?" type.

On a side note, did he hit that serve to adam with his backhand side? I believe he did. Plenty of side but would have to have a lot of top to pull that on the table.

watcher
02-22-2017, 11:33 PM
wow... as fast as the side person profile looked, the first person view on receive (with Bobrow) looks pretty intense. Imagine if Ovtcharov could do this. He'd be getting into motion on his regular tomahawk serve, and then BAM! He pulls a fast one.

sanavasaraja
02-22-2017, 11:38 PM
Every single pro in the world will get caught by it at least the first time. Thats my estimate lol. :D The question is though, when will it stop working and go bad! I'd love to see one of the top dogs smash it back into Asukas backhand side

Takkyu_wa_inochi
02-22-2017, 11:42 PM
Every single pro in the world will get caught by it at least the first time. Thats my estimate lol. :D The question is though, when will it stop working and go bad! I'd love to see one of the top dogs smash it back into Asukas backhand side

i put on the slow-mo on youtube at 0.25x i still cannot see the ball

BeGo
02-23-2017, 10:38 PM
This serve is a cheat device! [emoji28]

It cleared the table under 0.25 s and have too much momentum to be blocked back. [emoji28]

sanavasaraja
02-24-2017, 11:23 AM
Ah, so its always a point? So when Asuka Sakai plays Ma Long and begins the set, given he does not make a service mistake and Ma Long beats him on the table, the set goes on infinitively? Sir, I do have my doubts :P

UpSideDownCarl
02-24-2017, 12:45 PM
Any examples of him using this serve in a match?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc-K-Gz1i4k


On a side note, did he hit that serve to adam with his backhand side? I believe he did. Plenty of side but would have to have a lot of top to pull that on the table.

He definitely is making contact with the BH side.


This serve is a cheat device! [emoji28]

It cleared the table under 0.25 s and have too much momentum to be blocked back. [emoji28]

It doesn't really look like ZJK has too much trouble with the serve though. In fact he quickly shifts from doing the serve with speed, to adding spin and therefore slowing it down.

TTFrenzy
02-24-2017, 06:49 PM
Bobrow said in an FB comment under the video that the serve has very low success ratio that's why he does not use it in matches.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e_YjUYO4PI

@ 0:35 this serve is probably 20 % faster than the one in bobrow's video. So its also a matter of hitting the ball as higher as possible. Anyway even if you do get a point out of this serve, its highly predictable and one can simply block it cause you know approximately where it is going to land and the server is already out of position. But I guess the main factor is that its a low percentage serve no matter how fast it is so why use it in the first place.

BeGo
02-24-2017, 08:44 PM
Ah, so its always a point? So when Asuka Sakai plays Ma Long and begins the set, given he does not make a service mistake and Ma Long beats him on the table, the set goes on infinitively? Sir, I do have my doubts :P
Assuming the incoming serve is highly varied. [emoji6]

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BeGo
02-24-2017, 08:48 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc-K-Gz1i4k



He definitely is making contact with the BH side.



It doesn't really look like ZJK has too much trouble with the serve though. In fact he quickly shifts from doing the serve with speed, to adding spin and therefore slowing it down.
I stand corrected.

Amazing ZJK can predict whether the serve will be speedy or spinny.

Asuka's form look the same to Me. [emoji28]

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PolishTT17
08-18-2017, 07:57 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc-K-Gz1i4k



He definitely is making contact with the BH side.



It doesn't really look like ZJK has too much trouble with the serve though. In fact he quickly shifts from doing the serve with speed, to adding spin and therefore slowing it down.

The chop-block was insane at 1:00 :D The serve doesn't look like he can get points on that level he's participating... But still great to see Adam struggling and I love his reaction :D

ajtatosmano2
08-18-2017, 09:55 AM
I tried to do this serve during last week's serve practice. 8-9 times out of 50-60 attempt. And only 2 was as fast (at least similarly fast) as Sakai's. With practice I could improve it a lot for sure, but it would still have a high fault ration and it's quite predictable after the first time.

igorponger
08-29-2017, 12:51 AM
Asuka Kasai hyper-sonic serve in action.

http://www.facebook.com/AdamBobrowOfficial/videos/1195641853879023/A

It is totally deadly as H-bomb. No chance for you to survive.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1195641853879023&id=264217183688166&lul&_rdr

UpSideDownCarl
08-29-2017, 03:21 AM
I tried to do this serve during last week's serve practice. 8-9 times out of 50-60 attempt. And only 2 was as fast (at least similarly fast) as Sakai's. With practice I could improve it a lot for sure, but it would still have a high fault ration and it's quite predictable after the first time.

As fast or almost as fast? Who was it who said: "It didn't happen unless you have the video proof!" :)

Show me the video. :)