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      KM1976 is offline
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      Quote Originally Posted by Matt Hetherington View Post
      He's a very hands-based player so he doesn't do much footwork, focuses a lot on close table countering or fixed position further back from the table. Also he does a lot of creative serve receive practice. I probably won't see him for a little while, I was training with his team in Ostrava at the time but now I'm back in the USA.
      Thanks Matt, appreciate your quick response. He is a real treat to watch. Personally, I admire him for his control and wide pallette of shot selection. I have been following him like crazy and I noticed that top players avoided putting ball to his backhand. That speaks volumes about his talent.
      I also saw one of his interviews while doing a YouTube search and he mentioned in that interview that he is lazy and he knows that he should be practicing more. I also remembered that the interviewer called him as "the best hands in Europe in table tennis". He is one of the very few players who can hit a backhand topspin while playing against choppers. So there you have it. I really wish that I get to meet him sometime and just tell him that how much his playing style has an influence on my learning process.
      Last edited by KM1976; 09-25-2017 at 09:17 PM.
      Most of the times practice, patience and an observant mind answers all your questions

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      Quote Originally Posted by KM1976 View Post
      If I am not wrong, I guess he is using a Stiga Carbonado 145 ST handle with Tenergy on both sides. But this is my best educated guess after watching him closely. Matt can correct me if I am wrong.

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      He likes messing with equipment. He used Killerspin Diamond, custom blades, some allwood blade, now Carbonado... This story takes place around the time the first plastic balls appeared.

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      Now Kreanga is playing again I will say Kreanga as my favourite , but best if we're being honest it has to be Ma Long or Fan Zhendong.

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      Backhand smash..... ME!
      Backhand variety..... the guy Matt mentioned earlier from Serbia
      Backhand rally.... Kreanga, Fan Zhendong , Lin Gaoyuan
      A short, spinny, low serve with pace... Works as well as a Ace

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      Quote Originally Posted by ttmonster View Post
      Thats what I heard too Matt .. .great scoop as always ! Any scoops on Korbel , Matt ?
      What do you want to know? haha he's a really awesome dude. I cancelled my flight from Prague to Dusseldorf before World Champs and went with him by car instead. There was a lot of loud music and fast speed once we got into Germany haha
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      FZD - Best BH in the word. But we all knew that.

      What you might not know is that Xue Fei has the best current RPB in the world. He's amazing. This is Wang Hao level type of BH we're talking here.

      I rest my case
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      Nice .. great guy ... wears his heart on his sleeve !
      Quote Originally Posted by Matt Hetherington View Post
      What do you want to know? haha he's a really awesome dude. I cancelled my flight from Prague to Dusseldorf before World Champs and went with him by car instead. There was a lot of loud music and fast speed once we got into Germany haha
      Lets go Spinny Looping !

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