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TableTennisDaily
03-21-2012, 08:40 PM
Ever served or wondered how to serve behind your back? WorldTableTennisMag have just posted an instructional video on how to serve from behind your back :)

https://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/images/servebehindback.jpg

Video thanks to WorldTableTennisMag


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DBI52S3o08&feature=g-all-u&context=G2c6ccd2FAAAAAAAADAA

Can you do this?

Anders123
03-21-2012, 08:46 PM
It seems to be like unbelievable hard :P Just wondering, wouldnt this serve be illegal to do. Because he do not throw the ball straight into the air, but more in a curve? :)

Michal_Z
03-22-2012, 12:16 AM
Even if it was legal, its too high and would be pretty easy to smash for any pro ;)

rooklynbounce
03-22-2012, 05:10 AM
It's not just the curve; the ball is hidden during a point of its trajectory (by the head), hence the serve is illegal.

JustAlt
03-22-2012, 08:34 AM
Ryu Seung Min serves behind the back at 3.35:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Orlir9kgLcI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

WiWa
03-22-2012, 10:21 AM
It's not as hard as you might think. Try it and you'll notice :)

judah000
03-22-2012, 12:17 PM
hahahaahhha nice :)

azlan
03-22-2012, 06:21 PM
Tried it just now, couldn't even make a good contact on the ball hahaha :0

WiWa
03-22-2012, 06:28 PM
Tried it just now, couldn't even make a good contact on the ball hahaha :0

Note that you need to toss illegally here :p Toss towards yourself, take a step forward, and hit :)

azlan
03-24-2012, 06:06 AM
Ahhhh...thanx Wiwa. The moving forward thing I did not do:)

UpSideDownCarl
03-25-2012, 11:02 AM
I played with a guy from Denmark who did a behind the back serve that was really good. He got a ton of spin on it and kept it pretty low. He was someone who obviously trained as a kid and had played enough to be pro level but had not played in a long time. He said he had played with Michael Maze when he was younger. Most people I would not have believed but this guy, I don't doubt it, the way he played. If this guy played regularly for a few weeks he would probably have been as good as anyone in the US. But his timing was all off because he did not really play, and he was still crazy good.

golfnumeric
05-08-2012, 07:49 PM
Guy...check this out!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JLjI7gFQGY

WiWa
05-08-2012, 08:24 PM
Guy...check this out!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JLjI7gFQGY

0:37 is AWESOME!!!!! I'm so gonna try that :D Daam I can't wait till I can try that out LMAO.

ivandri
05-18-2012, 09:06 AM
amazing serve!