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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote APW46 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/20/2012 at 6:11am
Originally posted by Baal Baal wrote:

I don't know about other people, but I get the best power when I am relaxed, time the ball perfectly, and get my body to rotate (doesn't need a lot, just a little).  Of course, those things only happen when I am in the right place.  Of the three, the most important is timing.  One thing for sure, is if you are really trying to hit hard, you will probably not relax.    

 This nails it for me, unless there is a real problem with technique, which when concerning lack of power on the f/hand often is the result of playing too square to the table.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote icontek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/20/2012 at 10:54am
The timing and relaxed comment help me understand how one of the "loosest" players at our club delivers some of the fastest drives and spinniest loops from untuned TG3 (on an OFF, not OFF+ blade, no less)...
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The ability to generate speed and power is an important aspect of the forehand drive and loop.  Frogger and BH-Man have covered the techniques very well.

 

Thanks Lexsha for the article.  The article reminds us there are many aspects in playing the game.  We have been reminded by coaches that during the game, we should only use about 80 percent of the speed and power to ensure the ball stays on the table.

 

After reading the article, I noted several key thoughts:

 

  1. Rather than dropping back and play power, come forward into the forehand side to take the ball earlier and use its existing speed.
  2. There is no time to go through the full gamut of preparatory movements to play each shot.
  3. Compete in open situations to be versatile, creative and deceptive in the competitive environment.

 

In the last few months, my coach has been working on me with blocking the loops and drives and taking the balls earlier.  The results during the games have been quite positive.  After reading this article, I understand and concur with the important aspect of this part of the game.  Not all shots on the forehand side need to be hit with speed and power.  .  The same goes with the backhand.  There is no need for me to attempt to do power RPB loop every time. 

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Originally posted by Loop40mm Loop40mm wrote:

 

After reading the article, I noted several key thoughts:

 

  1. Rather than dropping back and play power, come forward into the forehand side to take the ball earlier and use its existing speed.
  2. There is no time to go through the full gamut of preparatory movements to play each shot.
  3. Compete in open situations to be versatile, creative and deceptive in the competitive environment.


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