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Poll Question: are you shake hand or pen hold?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jonyer1980 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/12/2010 at 5:43pm
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Penhold here, I never got used to shakehand (felt crampled) when I was learning to play and so penhold did wonders for me, well, rather lucky since very few people at the club had backhands so the game was more forehandy oriented....
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Originally posted by theman theman wrote:

SHAKEHAND!!!!!!!! BACKHAND KILLER!!!! CAN PENHOLD DO THAT?!?!?!?!??!!?!?
Yes we can.... kim taek soo is proof
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rookies Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/10/2010 at 4:57pm
I was a Jpen player, but the backhand is too difficult for me. I switch to shake hand about a year ago.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sahiggs100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/10/2010 at 4:59pm
I've always played shakehand. I try penhold here and there just for fun but I'm not very good at it except for the serves.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pioneer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/10/2010 at 5:58pm
Shake-hand ... Backhand ... Forehand ... right-hand LOL 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote vvk1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/10/2010 at 6:04pm
Shakehand. But occasionally I play penhold just for fun or to even out the odds when playing against a much weaker player.
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which one has the most olympic champion gold medal? the highest standard of tt!!! :D
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GBtabletennis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/11/2010 at 4:11am
I just have a problem with both grips.
If I play with Chinese Pen Hold, my forehand is amazingly good, and my backhand is not very weaker than my shakehand backhand.

If I play with shakehand, my forehand is weaker spin, more consistency and better aiming. I love to play both styles, but I prefer shakehand only because I am more consistent. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote shaolinTT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/11/2010 at 4:19am
The poll shows 1/3 PH and 2/3 SH.  There are more penhold players here than I've expected.
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why why why does this keep happening?
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I am Chinese Penhold
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pnachtwey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/20/2012 at 2:50am
I am a shake hands player now.  When I was in college I could play both pen hold and shake hands but that was long ago.
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Only a blade can be a penhold or a shakehand. A grown-up man with an impeccable taste for terminology can be either penholder or a shakehander.

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Penhold.
I just never found the standard SH BH to be comfortable. RPB has a more natural motion for me.
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Good day to you, (Shakehand) very nice to meet you sir ;)
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I play penhold, always will, I find it to be much more comfortable. 
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Thank you Re1Mu2R3 for saying that.  I’ve finally heard someone who said RPB was more natural.

 

I started playing ping pong with penhold with traditional backhand.  I then switched to shakehand for 11 years at about the same level I was as penholder.  I’ve switched to penhold four months ago as I found RPB looping fun and easier than shakehand.  I feel my level now is better than before.

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Shakehand,  but i play both occasionally.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote khmd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/15/2012 at 12:07pm
is it safely assuming that non-Asian pen
is at most 1 out of 500? i found that almost
all non-Asians use shakehand.
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Originally posted by Nori Nori wrote:

Originally posted by theman theman wrote:

SHAKEHAND!!!!!!!! BACKHAND KILLER!!!! CAN PENHOLD DO THAT?!?!?!?!??!!?!?
Yes we can.... kim taek soo is proof
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That's international level.
 
How about at US level:
 
Lui Nai Hui & Cui Baoqun both are penhold players with awesome backhand attacks.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote decoi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/15/2012 at 1:31pm
Penhold, used to play shakehand from ages of 13 to 16 then stopped playing altogether then went back to playing at the age of 20 using penhold with rpb.

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Originally posted by khmd khmd wrote:

is it safely assuming that non-Asian pen
is at most 1 out of 500? i found that almost
all non-Asians use shakehand.

Woohoo, I'm 1 out of 500!

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Originally posted by Loop40mm Loop40mm wrote:

Thank you Re1Mu2R3 for saying that.  I’ve finally heard someone who said RPB was more natural.

 

I started playing ping pong with penhold with traditional backhand.  I then switched to shakehand for 11 years at about the same level I was as penholder.  I’ve switched to penhold four months ago as I found RPB looping fun and easier than shakehand.  I feel my level now is better than before.


I actually switched to penhold because when I was screwing around, I found that my backhand was better w/ cpen than shakehand.  I didn't know that it was uncommon to use the backhand side at the time.  I'm still amazed that it took so long for rpb to become popular - it seemed only natural.
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Originally posted by hookumsnivy hookumsnivy wrote:

Originally posted by khmd khmd wrote:

is it safely assuming that non-Asian pen
is at most 1 out of 500? i found that almost
all non-Asians use shakehand.

Woohoo, I'm 1 out of 500!



well, according to the poll it's more like 2 out of 100 (including myself) Wink
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I was practicing with someone using RPB.  I did not like the awkwardness of his backhand.  I tried showing him RPB based on my knowledge of the shakehand.  That’s when I fell in love with RPB.

 

When I was using shakehand inverted on backhand, I always imagined of looping the backhand just like the forehand. I always imagined someday I could have the backhand in a 25-35 degrees angle and loop drive the ball.  I never could develop that stroke in shakehand backhand.  It was always at 55-65 degrees angle.  Now I can do that with RPB with ease.  With shakehand backhand, there was an instinctive fear that the angle of the paddle was too closed.

 

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Originally posted by Nori Nori wrote:


Originally posted by theman theman wrote:

SHAKEHAND!!!!!!!! BACKHAND KILLER!!!! CAN PENHOLD DO THAT?!?!?!?!??!!?!?

Yes we can.... kim taek soo is proof


How many top jpens at pro level?
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