So guys really confused topic for me how do people divide short and long stroke players the only really short stroke player I know is Robert Gardos and probably Ma Long and Xu Xin have a little bit longer strokes than others but that is all just small difference based on technique and how is there different equipment recommended for each type? I think most professional players have good long and complete stroke on backhand and forehand and if the stroke it short it wont be complete that is how I understand it. Probably you can use shorter stroke close to the table but still idk if some one has any idea what those internet coaches mean by short and long stroke players would be great and how are some blades for short and some for long stroke players?