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tomtat92
03-28-2012, 10:47 PM
How i learn how to do hard and controlled forehand-flicks? what is the most important details in that technique? How does Ma Long do that flick?

Mr. RicharD
03-29-2012, 12:15 AM
The key is to stay low and keep your angle slightly closed. Aim for the back of the ball with your elbow below the ball or level with it. Then make sure to go forward and aim for the top of the net. Start out with a nice slow controlled stroke then produce more power by relaxing your wrist and snap it forward.

Smilemaster
03-29-2012, 04:22 AM
Is a flick the same thing as what I can describe and do call a snap?

Mr. RicharD
03-29-2012, 04:32 AM
A "flick" is more often called a "flip" in table tennis. What I meant was that when you learn to stroke forward rather than up when you are flipping you can then add a wrist snap by first relaxing your wrist and then snapping it forward to add some extra speed to your stroke.

Smilemaster
03-29-2012, 04:53 AM
yes! thank you...this is my bh weapon with a 4inch forward good topspin smack..never knew what it was called..a flip... :) or a flick.. not a snap..or a quick smack.

azlan
03-29-2012, 02:53 PM
I say swing from your shoulder and flick/flip the ball upon contact. Can't do it easily if your hand is already extended towards the ball especially if it's an underspin ball.

Matt Hetherington
03-29-2012, 03:12 PM
All from the elbow, get your body weight into the table and down on your leg as it comes in under the table. Forearm should essentially start parallel to the table, elbow slightly lower than bat. Important to remember never to straighten your arm too much and to be firm, a soft flick won't get you anywhere if it makes it over the net.

MrCrispy
03-30-2012, 10:56 PM
I think on both bh and fh flicks, it is very important to do a complete stroke with follow through. IME it is easy to stop those strokes short because if you have incorrect technique, the ball will go long. So its important to get the brushing action right.

UpSideDownCarl
03-31-2012, 03:09 AM
All from the elbow, get your body weight into the table and down on your leg as it comes in under the table. Forearm should essentially start parallel to the table, elbow slightly lower than bat. Important to remember never to straighten your arm too much and to be firm, a soft flick won't get you anywhere if it makes it over the net.

Good post Matt. These are the important details.

dici
03-31-2012, 05:01 AM
This video should be good for you, by WLQ

But I'm lazy to translate why his advise, could some one do it? lol

http://s.sohu.com/20120328/n339165990.shtml

UpSideDownCarl
03-31-2012, 07:39 AM
This video should be good for you, by WLQ

But I'm lazy to translate why his advise, could some one do it? lol

http://s.sohu.com/20120328/n339165990.shtml

Good video dici.

peds
04-03-2012, 10:53 AM
If the opponent give you a short push on your forehand side near the net, do a jumping flick for the kill.

kindway
04-26-2012, 08:27 AM
I read your comments here. Really very interesting. I like it.

ttmonster
04-26-2012, 09:25 AM
Wonderful video dici ........ interesting to note even such a strong player like WLQ is using flick to open and not kill .....

YosuaYosan
04-27-2012, 03:49 PM
Schlager, the master of forehand flick kill said, "Don't use your wrist, you will lost lots of control"

Mr. RicharD
04-27-2012, 04:07 PM
When you're a beginner yes, but Ma Lin and many Chinese players use their wrist plenty to gain racket speed. Schlagers flip is nowhere near as advanced as Ma Long or even Ma Lin's.

YosuaYosan
04-28-2012, 02:56 AM
Check it out :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5m8wHjK0mo

olvarox
04-30-2012, 04:45 PM
I like Both Videos!

The second video fails to emphasize the necessity to really step into the table and put your body weight forward into the ball.
A lot of players tend to flick with a stretched arm, already worrying about the next ball coming back.
If you don't move forward with your whole body, your flick will never be good...