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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote asr1990 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/12/2007 at 5:44pm
   I have the strongest FH,
 
  I may Ryu's look like slow moWink
 
  Only Kidding:
  I would have to say Ryu has the fastest FH but it his serves that make his FH look good(hint,hint) everyone should be practising their serves
but i would have to say Liqin is the most consistent FH and the best technique
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Ryu on first place, Wang Liquin on second, Timo Boll and Wang Hao on third, and I on fourth.
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in english measurements, ryu seung min's about 5'10", wang liqin's about 6'1"
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Timo Boll is amazing....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote reachie85 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/01/2008 at 5:54pm
it partially depends on the equipment as well.  ma lin's special version skyline2 is 2.1mm 41.5 deg, which i believe at that level is rather thin, and chinese rubbers aren't exactly known for power.  not exactly sure how thick a max omega III rubber is, but i'd believe it's thicker than 2.1mm, that plus a uniply hinoki comes out to be an off++++++ setup vs. ma lin's off/off+ setup, or pretty much any chinese national player's off/off+ setup.
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Well the category of who has best fh, is somewhat a generalization. You can break it down to into categorys, such as spin,  power, stroke speed, best block, best chop, best flick. Someone ( Who I cant remember) said to generalize is to be an idiot.
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Many players can smash balls above the net, but when I think of a great forehand, I think of the ability to kill low balls.
 
The best ever at that was Bob Gusikoff, who of course is in the hall of fame. Here's to you Bob!
 
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Timo Boll owns the spinniest forehand for sure
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Wang Liqin hands down. Biggest fh in the game. Although he's getting old now...so i suppose that'll be a "had" the strongest forehand.

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Damien Eloi!!!
 
This Frenchman packs a pretty powerful punch on his twitchy forehand. Though most of his opponents can return his forehands, he is still very fun to watch.
 
Strong Forehand doesn't necessarily mean point-winning forehands. Ma Lin has point-winning forehands because he has good power, but also good placement which results in winning the point. Others like Eloi have the best power, but have bad placement meaning that he doesn't always win points because of his forehands.
 
 
I have to give the #1 spot for strongest Forehand to Wang Liqin though, and #2 and #3 to Eloi and Ma Lin, respectively. I give honorable mention to Ryu Seung Min. In Athens in 2004, RSM was on fire with his forehand drives. Just creamed the competition consisting of Chinese and Swedish Champions alike. More recently though, everyone seems to have gotten use to his style, and could counter his forehands more easily now though.
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Istvan Joyner best forehand loop, best USA Danny Seemiller, since he hit it from everywhere. 
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wang liqin... has best biomechanics i have ever seen in table tennis.
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I'd say Wang Liqin or Ma Lin.  Reachie, where did you find out Ma Lin uses 2.1 41.5 degrees?
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Hardest/fastest: Ryu Seung Min (around 2004).
Best fh-loop in terms of placement, spin-variation and effectivity: Ma Lin.
Best consistensy: Kim Taek Soo.
Best allround fh (including blocking, lobbing, chopping, service returns, flips etc. etc.): Jan-Ove Waldner in his prime.

I realise that Wang Liqin probably could compete with most of them, but I really don't like watching him play, or him at all, so I'll leave it to you other guys to mention him.
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Can't believe I haven't seen Ma Long's name yet! If you watch his match against Zhang Jike during the asian championships, his FH has become soooo quick and deadly
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How about Yoshida Kaii? All around he's not that great but I think his forehand is pretty dominating.
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 Yes I like Ma longs forehand too, his arm goes like a baby turtle heading for the water
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While Ma long has a good forehand, even wang hao's forehand is stronger than his. Ma long has struggled with power on his forehand for a while, but has gotten stronger in this past 2 years.
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WLQ duh!  this one should obviously go to him.
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Too hard to say, I mean, you have to specify further than just "strongest". Fastest, hardest, most penetrating, nastiest, hardest to return, strongest in what it can attack, where it attacks, best in most situations, etc. Many players have great forehands, even lesser known players are built on great forehands, too hard to decide. It's like trying to decide who has the best fastball in baseball...
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I would say schlager.
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I think Fedor Kuzmin has  a pretty strong FH.
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ma long and wang liqin..
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ma lin has the fastest forehand
ma long has the strongest forhand
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When people say strongest forehand, what do they mean, a faster stroke, or a more spinnier stroke, or a stroke that wins more points? Or do they mean a shot that is made using the most power. And just loops or even smashes? I think a different player would come out as the strongest in each of those categories.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jonan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/26/2009 at 5:41pm
Worth note, some great forehands, Liu Guozheng, Ma Lin, Kim, Schlager, .

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It's fascinating that no one has mentioned J-P Gatien whose forehand was a most fearsome weapon when he was at his best. Amongst current players, I'd have vote for Wang Liqin whose pivot forehand must one of the best ever.
 
Best all round forehand - J-O Waldner.
 
I suppose we are talking about forehand topspins. If we go outside that, we'd have to mention the late Kjell Johansson of Sweden whose smash was so hard they called him the 'Hammer'.
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The most powerfull 1 is Ryu's, but if I can choose to get one of pro's forehand, I would pick WLQ's in a heart beat. Powerfull yet effective.

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