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      The 'power' of the block

      Many Table Tennis professionals now attack with an extreme forehand and backhand topspin, however it is important to not underestimated the 'power' of the block!

      Thanks to youtuber GecaPhoenix for this wonderful video of Jan Ove Waldner and his incredible blocks!


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      holy cow the last ball is just unbelieveable he take is it with out any difficulties thats THE BEST player ever!

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      Quote Originally Posted by TTKHerckenrode View Post
      holy cow the last ball is just unbelieveable he take is it with out any difficulties thats THE BEST player ever!
      Haha he is like a mutant on that last ball!

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      i like Valder because he isnt a robot and he has a unique style!

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      A really nice video from Geca! This just shows so perfectly what it was that made Waldner so good. He maybe didn't had the hardest shot but he had an incredible overview, and he was just so calm even though he was beeing looped at.
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      Such an amazing player......

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      Every time I make a power block and win the point I shout WALDNER!
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      That last point just has Waldner written all over it, LGL plays an amazing round the net forehand and Waldner just gives it zero respect lol
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      how could he..?!

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      it is just normal for the Mozart of Table Tennis.LOL

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      Quote Originally Posted by PingPongPom View Post
      That last point just has Waldner written all over it, LGL plays an amazing round the net forehand and Waldner just gives it zero respect lol
      The best part is that he deliberately sets it up for LGL. The spin he plays is so curled outwards and so slow that he knows LGL will get to it and hit it around the net. He was just setting up a beast shot for himself, and LGL coöperated without knowing it xD

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      TT players should do an exhibition matches for a good cause, just like tennis players. It's the only way I can see how Waldner is, up against Ma Long hahaha
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      Quote Originally Posted by azlan View Post
      TT players should do an exhibition matches for a good cause, just like tennis players. It's the only way I can see how Waldner is, up against Ma Long hahaha
      I am afraid that would ruin Ma Longs winning streak ;-)

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      Blocking is very underrated imho.
      A good, fast block can put the attacker in a difficult position. Often, I let my opponent attack first and return with an aggressive block. Most of the time they respond with another topspin, but this one is often not accurate or fast enough. I have enough time to place myself in a good position to play spin-over-spin and take the role of attacker.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Giangt View Post
      I am afraid that would ruin Ma Longs winning streak ;-)
      Hahahaha Though I doubt it but it could happen you know! Just like when Sampras beat Federer, and after that, Roger lost quite a number of matches. As if the other pros took noticed what Sampras did, and used it against Roger.

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      Using the other person's power against them tactically makes a lot of sense in table tennis when it is possible. Waldner is amazing at doing this. Nice video.
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      that last part was just walderesque!

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      It is funny how, on that last shot against Liou Gouliang, he is just waiting there, upright, totally cocky, knowing what is going to happen. And then after he makes the block, he just walks off, totally cocky. I kind of love it.

      It actually reminds me a bit of that football player (soccer for people in my country) that someone posted a video of. This was a while ago and I cannot remember who it was. I want to say Messi but I really cannot remember. He kicked the ball from a decent distance, knew it was going in, and just stopped right there and raised his hands as though the ball had already gone in. Totally cocky but in a good way. If someone remembers that video and thread, repost it please. It was a great shot.

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      Quote Originally Posted by azlan View Post
      Hahahaha Though I doubt it but it could happen you know! Just like when Sampras beat Federer, and after that, Roger lost quite a number of matches. As if the other pros took noticed what Sampras did, and used it against Roger.
      Oh yeah that's a good example! Anyway it could be awesome see that match no matter what the outcome would be

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      Quote Originally Posted by Carl Horowitz View Post
      It is funny how, on that last shot against Liou Gouliang, he is just waiting there, upright, totally cocky, knowing what is going to happen. And then after he makes the block, he just walks off, totally cocky. I kind of love it.

      It actually reminds me a bit of that football player (soccer for people in my country) that someone posted a video of. This was a while ago and I cannot remember who it was. I want to say Messi but I really cannot remember. He kicked the ball from a decent distance, knew it was going in, and just stopped right there and raised his hands as though the ball had already gone in. Totally cocky but in a good way. If someone remembers that video and thread, repost it please. It was a great shot.
      I think you mean Cantona's goal:


      Here's another nice one of him

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