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      Poll: Right Hand players vs. Left Hand players

      Listening to NPR radio recently, a show segment mentioned that about 10% of the population is left-handed and 90% right-handed. This ratio seems dis-appropriate in TT. A much higher percent of the better players seem to be left-handed. How about intermediate and beginner players? And in baseball left-handed players, especially pitchers, command a demand unlike right-handed players. Do left-handed players have an inherent advantage?
      Complete the poll and let's monitor the results. This is a public poll and available for all to see.
      Last edited by NewTimes; 08-29-2019 at 12:49 PM.

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      I guess the USATT rating is preventing people from voting. I have no idea what my rating would be, for instance.
      But I know I'm right handed (:









      Voted below 1200 anyways, because I suck at the game
      Last edited by lVegita; 08-27-2019 at 04:50 PM.

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      I wonder if XX and Timo would rank how many spots below if they were RH. Or Harimoto's ranking could be much lower if he were left-handed due to his dominant backhand were less effective?

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      The thought behind the post and the thread was to see if we could get enough of a sampling to see if any pattern emerges regarding RH and LF players and their proficiency. It's certainly not scientific and hopefully can be informative and possibly enlightening with enough voting. Most people have a pretty idea where they stand ranking wise so just make your best estimate. Hopefully enough people will respond and vote and post comments to keep the thread near the top. This is a thread that everyone could participate in and be a part of. And with 600+ people on this site at any given moment, and with only 12 people voting so far, let's hope interest builds and more vote.
      Last edited by NewTimes; 08-27-2019 at 09:50 PM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by lVegita View Post
      I guess the USATT rating is preventing people from voting. I have no idea what my rating would be, for instance.
      But I know I'm right handed (:









      Voted below 1200 anyways, because I suck at the game
      At least you were honest and voted, and posted. Just remember, there is always someone better, and lesser than you, which would mean some are suckier than you.

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      A Right Hand player is a player, who uses the propper hand for his psychomotor physiology definition.
      In that respect Left may be Right, and Right may be Wrong.

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      I think the higher proportion of left hand players is present in most racquet sports.

      Just a function of most players being right handed. So both left and right handed players are more used to playing against right handed players.

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      Quote Originally Posted by NewTimes View Post
      This is a thread that everyone could participate in and be a part of. And with 600+ people on this site at any given moment, and with only 12 people voting so far, let's hope interest builds and more vote.
      No, it's not a thread everyone could participate in. How am I supposed to know what my USATT rating is? I'm not in the USA, never been in the USA, never ever intend to visit the USA.

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      The thing is that left handed players are mainly smarter(no offense, I'm right handed ) since they use the right side og their brains. Besides that, their natural forehands land on the backhands of right handed players which makes it really difficult for us to keep in track of the game and have control.
      If you have a look at top left handed players, you realize that they often don't have high quality backhands, or they improved their backhands due to the improvement of backhand in time(such as Boll, Xu, and Mizutani).

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      Your comment brings up additional points in the conversation from the NPR segment. LH, in the past were persecuted believed to be different that were possessed with evil spirits, all because their motor skills were predominately controlled by the brain's right side, as RH players on the left side of the brain. Another example was how society accepted the RH predominance saying "right" to occur or agree.

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      Quote Originally Posted by NewTimes View Post
      Your comment brings up additional points in the conversation from the NPR segment. LH, in the past were persecuted believed to be different that were possessed with evil spirits, all because their motor skills were predominately controlled by the brain's right side, as RH players on the left side of the brain. Another example was how society accepted the RH predominance saying "right" to occur or agree.
      In fact, the word sinister, used to just mean left handed, and it's usage has morphed over time.

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      you have twice: Right handed - 2,001+

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      Quote Originally Posted by bircham boi View Post
      No, it's not a thread everyone could participate in. How am I supposed to know what my USATT rating is? I'm not in the USA, never been in the USA, never ever intend to visit the USA.
      Here's a novel idea. Rate yourself to others and estimate where your skill level is. And you've got a 50/50 chance on guessing if you are RH or LH.

      I've never had a personal stalker before. I've began posting here about 2+ weeks ago, have made 3 posts, and one party has attempted to misdirect and hijack 2 of my 3 posts. However, on this thread please post and criticize away. It will continue to keep the thread active, get more people to vote, and push it to the top. Keep posting and good luck on the 50/50 attempt.

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      Quote Originally Posted by piligrim View Post
      you have twice: Right handed - 2,001+
      Ooops, fat fingers plus right/left brain challenge. Will fix. Thanks.

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      Where is the poll ? My view doesn't show a poll.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Loopadoop View Post
      Where is the poll ? My view doesn't show a poll.
      I am able to view the poll on my laptop but not on my phone or tablet. Try a laptop or desktop.

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      Poll question error has been fixed. Thanks for catching it and alerting me.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Loopadoop View Post
      Where is the poll ? My view doesn't show a poll.
      The Admins have made the corrections and the poll and it's results are now available to be seen on a phone and tablet.

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      To me, what it looks like the results show is that left handed players are more willing to overrate themselves than right handers. And right handers are more willing to underrate themselves.
      Spin Everything.

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      Quote Originally Posted by UpSideDownCarl View Post
      To me, what it looks like the results show is that left handed players are more willing to overrate themselves than right handers. And right handers are more willing to underrate themselves.
      To date, 34 have voted, a very small sampling. But so far 64.7% are righties and 35.53% lefties. That seems fairly indicative of the percentage of R/L players from my modest exposure, skill wise and self-rating aside.

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