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Poll Question: Which Player has the Best backhand
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21 [11.73%]
7 [3.91%]
8 [4.47%]
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11 [6.15%]
3 [1.68%]
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    Posted: 01/12/2005 at 11:31pm
Vote for who you think has the best backhand stroke
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I think that Kreanga has the best backhand in the world

Crazy style !!!!!!!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Double Helix Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01/12/2005 at 11:54pm
yep, kreanga's is crazy good
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote blackvampiremax Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01/12/2005 at 11:57pm
by hao do u mean wang hao? anyway his back hand is awesome too.
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Originally posted by blackvampiremax blackvampiremax wrote:

by hao do u mean wang hao? anyway his back hand is awesome too.


he missed alot against liqin and ryu in olympics though
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not really, he hit more. it's just he used too many backhand loops... however he does need to improve his forehand tho.
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I am new to this forum, actually this is my first post. I have watched alot of videos and Kreanga's backhand is the best.
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if only wang hao had ma lin's forehand. he'd be almost unbeatable then
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Kreanga ! He could event smash/counter-spin whatever that comes to his backhand
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yeah, ill have to say kreanga.....altho, schlagers backhand is not bad....its certinally not as HUGE as kreanga tho.
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Kreanga's backhand is really scaring... It's a real nightmare!

I download every Kreanga videos just to see him play the backhand... Amazing!

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its scary how he can pull of such an amazing loop on that backhand side !!!!!!
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In my opinion, Kreanga's, Wang Liqin and Wang Hao have great backhands against topspin, while Wang Liqin, Chuan and Schlager have great backhands against backspin for initiating attack.
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Schlagers backhand is getting better but i still dont think hes in the same class as Wang Hao Kreanga or Ma lin

Im not taking anything away from Schlager though, He is really good

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ma lin's back hand is mainly variations on blocking(he's pretty good at that). but his back loop is no where near as good as wang hao's
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Kreanga's backhand is the most spectacular, but certainly not the best for the modern game.

Kreanga has problems with backhand/forehand integration. I think it is mainly because of his huge backhand stroke.

Kreanga's backhand close to the table is only average. He plays his style based on pure athleticism. But his huge stroke hinders his backhand close to the table.

Kreanga uses his backhand to cover the forehand side. So he increases the significance of his backhand at the expense of his style.

If you are looking for the most effective backhand, it would have to be Boll or Wang Hao. In the past it has been Primorac, and he is still up there, but these two are faster. Boll and Wang Hao can block, counterloop, punch, flip, anything, at any distance. You can't say that about Kreanga. When was the last time you saw Kreanga do an effective block with his backhand? Can Kreanga hold the table?

There is a video of Smirnov on this site from the Qatar Open 2003. He plays Kreanga in the quarterfinals. If you believe Kreanga's backhand is the best, you should see it matched up against Smirnov's backhand. There is no comparison. Smirnov topspins Kreanga off the table with his backhand. Time and time again, Kreanga cannot hold his ground close to the table against Smirnov, and he ends up getting destroyed.

Smirnov makes some backhands so incredible in this match, your jaw will drop.
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Modern game or not, Kreanga dominates on the backhand side

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Chuan Chih Yuan has a good backhand, and also Liqin has a good bhand.
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Timo Boll's backhand is also really good
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Originally posted by DamienEloi DamienEloi wrote:

When was the last time you saw Kreanga do an effective block with his backhand? Can Kreanga hold the table?


i agree, kreanga's backhand power is second to none, but that doesn't mean his backhand is best. he power loops EVERYTHING that came to his back hand, and making many stupid mistakes. (one of the reason he lost the world cup to ma lin in 2004)
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Kreanga should have won that match. But I agree that his desire to counterattack everything on the backhand costs him. He is more willing to block with the forehand :)
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I think Rosskopfs got a good backhand but his a bit too old now..... so his skillz went down... so did Perssons
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Originally posted by DamienEloi DamienEloi wrote:


Kreanga has problems with backhand/forehand integration. I think it is mainly because of his huge backhand stroke.

 

this happens because he has to switch grips, i do the same when i backhand loop, i switch into a completely different grip to backhand loop. Then i have problems getting the right grip when i go for forehands, i think this happens to kreanga too.

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Chuan is the best....
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What happened to Chiang Peng Lung? His backhand to backhand exchanges with Wang Hao were great. Truly a contrast of different sides of he same coin.
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Alex Smirnov is really good backhand looper and stroker
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kreanga has an entertaining backhand loop, but that doesn't mean his backhand is the best. he really doesn't block or flat hit the ball effectively with his backhand. it is a big flashy stroke that he needs time to set up. it is a nice shot to watch, but when pressured, his backhand falls apart. chuan has a great backhand because he can block, loop, and hit with his backhand. wang liqin has one of the steadiest backhands, like a wall. it is hard to hit through it. i don't think timo's backhand is that good because he can't really force the ball with his backhand. he is steady, but it is kind of slow. schlager has a very effective backhand. he can block well, rip the ball, and it has a lot of spin. he can use it close to the table or from off the table. this is why it is so effective. he has much more variation and stability from the backhand side when compared to kreanga.
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I think we can all agree that Kreanga has the most spectacular and powerful backhand, but that doesn't mean it's the best. To be effective, the backhand must be able to not only smash/loop really strong, but also block/control location to keep your opponents on their toes. Kreanga's stroke is huge, but that mean it's good. Wang Hao, Ma Lin, Chiang Peng-Lung, Samsonov all have very effective backhands that can do more than break balls. Kreanga's backhand is entertaining to watch, but it's not exactly the best.
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i would say by far kreanga who i have modeled my backhand after.  Mine is almost as good as his.
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