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Dan
01-23-2012, 11:40 PM
Heres an interesting video I stumbled across on youtube, from youtuber WeiTTTube channel. The video is of Tang Peng doing a push/flick fake shot in the training hall.

The "push/flick fake" shot consists of a player going in for a push, however at the very last minute the player will flick the ball.

http://www.ittf.com/stories/pictures/tang_peng_23_10_09_Large.jpg
Photo by: Georg Diener


http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=JkeVJejncU4

I have seen Ma Long do this type of shot a few times on his backhand side.

What do you think of this shot? Do you use it?

What shall we call this shot, as I don't believe it has a name :)

azlan
01-24-2012, 12:30 AM
Thanx for the video Dan. Actually I've seen Ma Long do quite a bit of this on his forehand side too. It look as if he was going for a push, but in the last minute he lift and flick the ball. I often wonder how he made it looked so easy, but I am sure it is not.

dguerra
01-24-2012, 01:40 AM
yeah, i second that, i really think it is difficult

TT Guru
01-24-2012, 01:53 AM
I'd call it the 'pounce' !!

Mr. RicharD
01-24-2012, 01:54 AM
WeiTTTube is the USATT Magazines Coach article. A National Coach with last name Wei I believe, but her first name is at a loss to me, has her giving an article followed by footage from the players in the hall or in a match.

TT Guru
01-24-2012, 01:55 AM
Wouldn't it be cool to coin the term for this new shot :cool:

yakisoba1521
01-24-2012, 02:28 AM
i use this a lot pushing till the last second you'll going to flick. it's really cool though.

azlan
01-24-2012, 06:32 AM
TTG, I would call it Feint FH Flick :)

YosuaYosan
01-24-2012, 07:59 AM
The Feign-Flick :)

tremil
01-24-2012, 09:47 AM
I use this a lot in doubles

Michal_Z
01-24-2012, 11:02 AM
I guess 10 years ago commentators called it Flick kill

Dan
01-24-2012, 10:30 PM
Wouldn't it be cool to coin the term for this new shot :cool:

Hehe yeah! Lets call it something! :)


TTG, I would call it Feint FH Flick :)

I like this name Azlan.. how about, 'the dummy flick'?

blahness
01-25-2012, 12:04 AM
Hehe yeah! Lets call it something! :)



I like this name Azlan.. how about, 'the dummy flick'?

Feint flick sounds cooler...:p

Dan
01-25-2012, 12:06 AM
Feint flick sounds cooler...:p

Sure does hehe.. I was just thinking of football players with their fake dummy shots :)

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azlan
01-25-2012, 06:39 PM
Sure does hehe.. I was just thinking of football players with their fake dummy shots :)

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Guys, if I am at the wrong end, I would call it Dummy/Stupid/Dumb flick (with mumbling tone while picking up the ball at the back of the court). But if I am the one doing the flick, I would call it the Cool Feint Flick hahahaha :P

Michal_Z
01-25-2012, 06:57 PM
Again I write it, probably noone noticed:
About 10 years ago table tennis commentators called it "flick kill"
Or am I mistaken?

azlan
01-25-2012, 07:18 PM
Yeah, we noticed Michal..we're just having a bit of fun hehehe But it makes me wonder, what if the kill flick didn't end up with a point, instead it got returned?? hehehe I called it Feint Flick coz you feint the push, and just when your opponent thought that you're gonna do a push shot, you flick taaadaaaa....:)

But honestly, the kill flick does sound that you mean business...

judah000
04-16-2012, 10:21 AM
that is awesome... but I often see Chinese players do it mostly on the backhand. For me Wang Liqin is the master of doing this

azlan
04-16-2012, 10:26 AM
that is awesome... but I often see Chinese players do it mostly on the backhand. For me Wang Liqin is the master of doing this
He's probably good at it because he has that long reach:)..same goes to Schlager and Persson

judah000
04-16-2012, 11:12 AM
So height is an advantage.

azlan
04-16-2012, 11:44 AM
So height is an advantage.

Definitely:) easier to reach into those short balls, and also extra power.

Giangt
04-16-2012, 01:58 PM
I would call it FPF (Fake Push Flick). I do as well this sometimes.. like to step in and make a fake short push and in the last minute make a long flick. Good detailed vid Dan. Thanks

Scorpnox
04-16-2012, 06:23 PM
Definitely:) easier to reach into those short balls, and also extra power.

Chen Qi is tall at all and he is one of the most powerfull :p

dici
04-16-2012, 07:02 PM
I just recall Xu Xin does this kind of similar technique in the last 2-3 tournaments. But he mainly do in on the short serve though