View Full Version : Abnormal Spin - Xu Xin!!!

02-04-2011, 08:14 PM
Is it me or at 31 seconds Ko Lai Chak does spin that shouldn't have gone in the direction to the movement of his racquet? Even Xu Xin was of guard from it


Are the chinese teams mates surprised by this? What do you think..

02-04-2011, 09:41 PM
Yeah it kicks the other way. I think it's cos Ko Lai Chak was stretching.

02-04-2011, 09:46 PM
Yeah it kicks the other way. I think it's cos Ko Lai Chak was stretching.

Yeah, just i have never done that in all my life... hit a ball one way and it kicks the other :)

02-05-2011, 05:08 AM
Nice one.. coming to spin.. it looks like either it touched the net n got diverted.. or Lai Chak changed bat movement in the last sec....high spin balls do unimaginable turns when they roll over the net..

02-05-2011, 11:43 AM
it's those secret rubbers chinese players have that do these abnormal things:D

02-05-2011, 01:04 PM
i thought ko lai chak used short pips....

02-06-2011, 12:47 AM
i thought ko lai chak used short pips....

nah he uses both sides normal

02-06-2011, 01:07 PM
With the angle the video is taken from it is hard to say what actually happened. I don"t think that shot hit the net though. It looks like, on the shot in question, Ko Lai Chak is surprised by Xu Xin's ball and has to move to the left considerably more than he had anticipated. His feet are not set and he is still moving to the left when he makes his stroke and he gets there late so he has to catch the ball lower than his other shots. Catching the ball lower puts more topspin on it because he has to lift it more and since he is moving left while swinging that might put a funny sidespin on it. Then you add to the fact that Xu Xin's ball was more left than he had anticipated so it might have had a funny spin on it too. All of that could affect the shot. Fun to see them playing around like that though.

02-06-2011, 01:19 PM
I guess what makes it hard to tell exactly what happened is that the guy standing in between the camera and the action is blocking the camera from getting the point where contact is made on the shot. All you see is him reaching and then the ball coming out from behind the guy.

02-07-2011, 03:42 AM
Maybe it was hit right straight to the rubber and xu xin did a tight side spin

02-07-2011, 10:29 AM

02-07-2011, 08:27 PM
I think the ball hits the net post, no magic spin.