• Join our newsletter: 
  • Welcome Guest


    Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
    Results 21 to 40 of 69
    1. Top | #21
      Janard is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Advanced TTD Member Country: Singapore


      Join Date
      Nov 2018
      Posts
      392
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 507 Times in 230 Posts
      Hou Yingchao won. He stomped Wang Chuqin 4-0.

    2. The Following 5 Users Like Janard's Post:

      Gugdigrazia (07-30-2019),Ioiettino (07-29-2019),ping fun (07-30-2019),Takkyu_wa_inochi (07-29-2019),tropical (07-29-2019)

    3. Top | #22
      NextLevel is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Master TTD Member Country: Nigeria

      Equipment:
      Blade Stiga Carbonado 145
      Forehand Rubber Nittaku Fastarc C-1
      Backhand Rubber Nittaku Fastarc C-1

      Join Date
      Oct 2014
      Location
      Somewhere Good in the US
      Posts
      8,023
      Reviews
      Read 16 Reviews
      Liked 12,200 Times in 5,387 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by Michal_Z View Post
      I wonder if something like that happened before - I mean - not just that he is a chopper, but.. age and the fact he came all the way from the qualifications into the final .. and WON IT!
      I have always felt he was marginalized for his playing style. He had one of the best forehands on the world.
      Cobra Kai TT Exponent - No mercy in this dojo, no matter your rating or the score. All spin, no power or footwork.

    4. Top | #23
      NextLevel is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Master TTD Member Country: Nigeria

      Equipment:
      Blade Stiga Carbonado 145
      Forehand Rubber Nittaku Fastarc C-1
      Backhand Rubber Nittaku Fastarc C-1

      Join Date
      Oct 2014
      Location
      Somewhere Good in the US
      Posts
      8,023
      Reviews
      Read 16 Reviews
      Liked 12,200 Times in 5,387 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by Janard View Post
      Hou Yingchao won. He stomped Wang Chuqin 4-0.
      Well Xu Xin didn't play. That is why all these chopper made the late rounds.

    5. The Following 2 Users Like NextLevel's Post:

      tropical (07-29-2019),yoass (07-31-2019)

    6. Top | #24
      Takkyu_wa_inochi is online now
      says Petit Scarabée
       
      Master TTD Member Country: Japan

      Equipment:
      Blade Nittaku Acoustic Carbon Inner
      Forehand Rubber Butterfly Tenergy 80
      Backhand Rubber Butterfly Spin Art

      Join Date
      Jan 2016
      Location
      Tokyo
      Posts
      2,390
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 2,676 Times in 1,293 Posts
      Fantastic win !!!

    7. Top | #25
      vik2000 is offline
      says Spin for life
       
      Advanced TTD Member Country: Canada

      Equipment:
      Blade DHS Hurricane Long 5
      Forehand Rubber Butterfly Dignics 05
      Backhand Rubber Victas V > 01 Limber

      Join Date
      Apr 2018
      Posts
      269
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 151 Times in 91 Posts
      Would've loved to see XX vs. HYC.

    8. Top | #26
      TTLondon2012 is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Verified Youtuber
      Master TTD Member Country: Germany
      TTLondon2012's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Donic Ovtcharov Senso Soft Carbon
      Forehand Rubber Butterfly Tenergy 80
      Backhand Rubber Butterfly Tenergy 64-FX

      Join Date
      Nov 2012
      Location
      Germany
      Posts
      2,175
      Reviews
      Read 3 Reviews
      Liked 2,063 Times in 857 Posts
      WS-Final Sun Yingsha vs Zhu Yuling



      MS-Final Wang Chuqin vs Hou Yingchao


    9. The Following 3 Users Like TTLondon2012's Post:

      Atas Newton (07-30-2019),Michal_Z (07-29-2019),ping fun (07-30-2019)

    10. Top | #27
      usualsuspect is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Senior TTD Member Country: United States

      Equipment:
      Blade Stiga Dynasty Carbon
      Forehand Rubber yinhe/galaxy Big Dipper
      Backhand Rubber Friendship/729 Presto Speed

      Join Date
      Apr 2018
      Location
      Atlanta, US
      Posts
      587
      Reviews
      Read 1 Reviews
      Liked 347 Times in 197 Posts
      As a fan of WCQ, I'm a little disappointed, but not surprised at the result.
      Oh well, at least Lin Yun-ju's win at T2 is still keeping me pretty happy.

    11. The Following User Likes usualsuspect's Post:

      akoozab (07-30-2019)

    12. Top | #28
      Zeen is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      TTD Member Country: Canada


      Join Date
      Aug 2018
      Posts
      38
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 31 Times in 15 Posts
      Hou is chopping with massive side and backspin and nobody can deal with it.
      This is the most spin I have seen with ABS balls.

      How is this suddenly a thing?
      I hope it becomes a regular thing!

    13. The Following 7 Users Like Zeen's Post:

      Gugdigrazia (07-30-2019),Ioiettino (07-29-2019),phorkyas (07-29-2019),SFF_lib (07-29-2019),Takkyu_wa_inochi (07-29-2019),tzifos (08-05-2019),yoass (07-31-2019)

    14. Top | #29
      Janard is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Advanced TTD Member Country: Singapore


      Join Date
      Nov 2018
      Posts
      392
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 507 Times in 230 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by Zeen View Post
      Hou is chopping with massive side and backspin and nobody can deal with it.
      This is the most spin I have seen with ABS balls.

      How is this suddenly a thing?
      I hope it becomes a regular thing!
      Yeah, some of the trajectories produced were , XX-like.

    15. Top | #30
      tropical is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Senior TTD Member Country: United States

      Equipment:
      Blade Butterfly Timo Boll All+
      Forehand Rubber Rakza 7 Soft
      Backhand Rubber Butterfly Long II or 388D OX

      Join Date
      Oct 2012
      Location
      Santa Clara
      Posts
      803
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 473 Times in 278 Posts
      Seeing HYC playing is believing. He made the young and attacking style players look so bad. His strokes are loaded with side, under, top, dead spins and even ML had a hard time with him. It seems only XX (left hand and pen hold) is able to destroy such style.

    16. Top | #31
      Ioiettino is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Advanced TTD Member Country: Europe
      Ioiettino's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade TSP SWAT
      Forehand Rubber (BH) TSP Regalis Blue
      Backhand Rubber (FH) Victas VJ>07 Stiff

      Join Date
      Dec 2016
      Location
      Lisbon
      Posts
      438
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 315 Times in 195 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by Zeen View Post
      Hou is chopping with massive side and backspin and nobody can deal with it.
      This is the most spin I have seen with ABS balls.

      How is this suddenly a thing?
      I hope it becomes a regular thing!
      And he won in style, too!?! Controlling the outcome of almost every point from the second game onwards, arguably both best defensive (obviously) and attacking shots, great in-game strategy, excellent focus - both rocksteady and a couple of times feeling when a change was needed. Easily topping the highlights reel (I had seen "best of" videos for him and that kind of shot had come up, but even then that loop at 7-4 in the 3rd, :-O.. ahah). Looking humble and committed, effortlessly getting the public on his side. Good attitude towards the opponent, as though "it's all right, kid, you'll learn." For a guy on whom betting your lunch pre-tournament would have seen you through a lifetime and a half of national blue sponge pimples... Wow. Full house!

    17. The Following User Likes Ioiettino's Post:

      Takkyu_wa_inochi (07-29-2019)

    18. Top | #32
      LordPippington is online now
      This user has no status.
       
      Advanced TTD Member Country: United States


      Join Date
      May 2016
      Posts
      240
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 187 Times in 100 Posts
      Why was Wu Yang, female short pip chopper, removed so early then!

      How is it the male chopper is suddenly winning... when it's usually said chopping is more friendly in the female game!

    19. Top | #33
      usualsuspect is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Senior TTD Member Country: United States

      Equipment:
      Blade Stiga Dynasty Carbon
      Forehand Rubber yinhe/galaxy Big Dipper
      Backhand Rubber Friendship/729 Presto Speed

      Join Date
      Apr 2018
      Location
      Atlanta, US
      Posts
      587
      Reviews
      Read 1 Reviews
      Liked 347 Times in 197 Posts
      Playing against chopper requires a very specific set tactics and mindset.
      I suspect LJK and WCQ will return to the international scene with the ability to destroy choppers after this tournament.
      FZD had a tough time against Filus in 2017 WTTC. When FZD played Filus again in 2018 WTTTC, he dominated the match.

      Both LJK and WCQ have the requisite agility and strength to overcome choppers' underspin, they just need to learn how to effectively defeat choppers. Ma Te will suddenly become a very popular guy.

    20. The Following 2 Users Like usualsuspect's Post:

      Takkyu_wa_inochi (07-29-2019),yoass (07-31-2019)

    21. Top | #34
      Zeen is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      TTD Member Country: Canada


      Join Date
      Aug 2018
      Posts
      38
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 31 Times in 15 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by Ioiettino View Post
      And he won in style, too!?! Controlling the outcome of almost every point from the second game onwards, arguably both best defensive (obviously) and attacking shots, great in-game strategy, excellent focus - both rocksteady and a couple of times feeling when a change was needed. Easily topping the highlights reel (I had seen "best of" videos for him and that kind of shot had come up, but even then that loop at 7-4 in the 3rd, :-O.. ahah). Looking humble and committed, effortlessly getting the public on his side. Good attitude towards the opponent, as though "it's all right, kid, you'll learn." For a guy on whom betting your lunch pre-tournament would have seen you through a lifetime and a half of national blue sponge pimples... Wow. Full house!
      Exactly. He can keep control of the rallies with spin and variation, and he can finish a point with power and style.

      His opponents thought they could eventually overpower with fast topspin smash, but he kept in control with slow spin!
      I believed the slow spinny & powerful long stroke style was dead, but this gives me hope!!

    22. The Following User Likes Zeen's Post:

      Ioiettino (07-29-2019)

    23. Top | #35
      Zeen is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      TTD Member Country: Canada


      Join Date
      Aug 2018
      Posts
      38
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 31 Times in 15 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by LordPippington View Post
      Why was Wu Yang, female short pip chopper, removed so early then!

      How is it the male chopper is suddenly winning... when it's usually said chopping is more friendly in the female game!
      Hou chops with way more spin than female choppers and mainly with sidespin, sometimes pure, sometimes with some back or top mixed in. And unlike many other choppers, his forehand is extremely powerful and spinny so he can often finish the point (unlike ma te)

      This is in many ways a historic moment. For example, due to his sheer effectiveness, hou will be cloned immediately. It might be an emerging trend just like ito's short pip clones

    24. Top | #36
      Sali is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Elite TTD Member Country: Poland

      Equipment:
      Blade Andro fibercomp 2
      Forehand Rubber Tibhar Evolution ELP
      Backhand Rubber Hellfire Spezial

      Join Date
      Mar 2013
      Posts
      1,348
      Reviews
      Read 3 Reviews
      Liked 561 Times in 386 Posts
      Interesting thing is he has been playing for many years in Europe and was beaten many times. Other thing is that china players usualy because of their strong and powerfull FH never have problems with choppers. And the last thing his age is like grandpa considering chinese players.
      Look how easy it was for samsonov:
      https://youtu.be/9HHJfKO9LKc
      Anyway as a chopper I am wondering how the hell he can get do much backspin after his opponent plays push.

    25. Top | #37
      tropical is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Senior TTD Member Country: United States

      Equipment:
      Blade Butterfly Timo Boll All+
      Forehand Rubber Rakza 7 Soft
      Backhand Rubber Butterfly Long II or 388D OX

      Join Date
      Oct 2012
      Location
      Santa Clara
      Posts
      803
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 473 Times in 278 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by Sali View Post
      Interesting thing is he has been playing for many years in Europe and was beaten many times. Other thing is that china players usualy because of their strong and powerfull FH never have problems with choppers. And the last thing his age is like grandpa considering chinese players.
      Look how easy it was for samsonov:
      https://youtu.be/9HHJfKO9LKc
      Anyway as a chopper I am wondering how the hell he can get do much backspin after his opponent plays push.
      HYC played in LA Open many years and was champion 2 or 3X. Last year he beat Tiago Apolonia so bad. Someone told me he lost to Samsonov and Yoo Se Hyuk in 2 separate events and it seemed to them that he lost too easy that they suspected they deliberately split the pot! Don't know. But the way he played Samsonov in this video is no where close to the level he played in this China tournament.

    26. Top | #38
      LordPippington is online now
      This user has no status.
       
      Advanced TTD Member Country: United States


      Join Date
      May 2016
      Posts
      240
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 187 Times in 100 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by tropical View Post
      HYC played in LA Open many years and was champion 2 or 3X. Last year he beat Tiago Apolonia so bad. Someone told me he lost to Samsonov and Yoo Se Hyuk in 2 separate events and it seemed to them that he lost too easy that they suspected they deliberately split the pot! Don't know. But the way he played Samsonov in this video is no where close to the level he played in this China tournament.
      Though to be fair, samsonov plays against chtchetinne all the time, and very rarely loses to choppers. I dont recall seeing him lose to a chopper, actually...

    27. The Following User Likes LordPippington's Post:

      anchorschmidt (07-30-2019)

    28. Top | #39
      Der_Echte is offline
      says Grand Consultant to the Office
      of the Goon Squad
       
      Master TTD Member Country: South Korea
      Der_Echte's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Nexy Batos ALC
      Forehand Rubber Tibhar MX-K
      Backhand Rubber Tibhar FX-S

      Join Date
      Sep 2011
      Location
      Sacramento, USA
      Posts
      8,764
      Reviews
      Read 27 Reviews
      Liked 9,153 Times in 4,733 Posts
      I saw Joo Sae Hyuk play vs HYC in the final of 2017 L.A. Open.

      Joo tore Hao a new one that match.

      Joo let Hao attack away to win 1st game... then suddenly, Hao attacking shots all came back. Hao was sweating his azz off before end of game 2... Joo wasn't even cracking a sweat, he would pay the towel to his head once and put the towel down totally dry.

      Joo was gliding to the ball.

      There were several shots where Hao slapped his best fh only for Joo to fast counter winners with his LONG PIPS from 10 feet off table !!

      I saw the 2018 LA Open final where HYC played vs a 2700ish rated Swan Warriors coach...

      Hao made that coach look worse than a recreational player that match. Swan coach would push the chop a foot before net, he would block the topspin 10 ft out, or just watch the ball go by for points.

      Helpless woul not come close. Dude was SO dejected after the match... but what the heck, he deserved to make it to finals, other players were not pushovers.

      Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
      President, Korea Foreign Table Tennis Club. Hit us up on TTD or Facebook
      http://www.facebook.com/koreaforeignttc

      Janitor at NexyUSA TT Equipment Shop
      http://www.nexyusa.com

      View our Lame Nexy USA corporate FB page
      http://www.facebook.com/nexyusa

    29. The Following User Likes Der_Echte's Post:

      tropical (07-30-2019)

    30. Top | #40
      SFF_lib is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Senior TTD Member Country: New Zealand
      SFF_lib's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Stiga Hans Alser OC
      Forehand Rubber DHS Hurricane 3 (Provincial)
      Backhand Rubber Butterfly Tenergy 64

      Join Date
      Aug 2016
      Location
      New Zealand
      Posts
      918
      Reviews
      Read 2 Reviews
      Liked 696 Times in 417 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by Zeen View Post
      Hou is chopping with massive side and backspin and nobody can deal with it.
      This is the most spin I have seen with ABS balls.

      How is this suddenly a thing?
      I hope it becomes a regular thing!
      Agree. I would love to see some more choppers regularly.

      Sent from my PAR-LX9 using Tapatalk

    Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    Log in or Register
    BACK TO TOP