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    Posted: 07/02/2021 at 8:03am

For the unbelievers, check out tip 3 which Timo shows how he closes the racket angle during contact LOL
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+ Hexer HD 2.1 Red - 49.3g(68.5g 〃 〃)
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Hi,

Oh come on! Give me a break!  What's the big deal here?  Mjamja has been, for years, bombarding this forum on the virtues of abdominal tension.  He won't shut up about it.  Just think of all the times his postings include this tip.

On a personal note, my association with the video is also profound: my edge tape usage is exactly the same as Timo Boll's!  How many can say that?!

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Originally posted by DonnOlsen DonnOlsen wrote:

Hi,

Oh come on! Give me a break!  What's the big deal here?  Mjamja has been, for years, bombarding this forum on the virtues of abdominal tension.  He won't shut up about it.  Just think of all the times his postings include this tip.

On a personal note, my association with the video is also profound: my edge tape usage is exactly the same as Timo Boll's!  How many can say that?!

Thanks.

Lmao... abdominal tension is such a weird ass term for bracing the core LOL is it some sort of German language thing?
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In his slow mo of the technique, does his paddle even wrap around the ball?! I see he opens before swinging, though his paddle angle doesn't do a whole lot of pronation. 

His incorrect examples make more sense, in that you can see the bad angles at the start and bad follow through. I guess the real life application is so small in execution making it harder to detect, but easy to see when someone is doing it badly. 
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Originally posted by obesechopper obesechopper wrote:

In his slow mo of the technique, does his paddle even wrap around the ball?! I see he opens before swinging, though his paddle angle doesn't do a whole lot of pronation. 

His incorrect examples make more sense, in that you can see the bad angles at the start and bad follow through. I guess the real life application is so small in execution making it harder to detect, but easy to see when someone is doing it badly. 

Yeah it's a subtle movement, just a slight closing of the angle at contact...
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Originally posted by DonnOlsen DonnOlsen wrote:

Hi,

Oh come on! Give me a break!  What's the big deal here?  Mjamja has been, for years, bombarding this forum on the virtues of abdominal tension.  He won't shut up about it.  Just think of all the times his postings include this tip.

On a personal note, my association with the video is also profound: my edge tape usage is exactly the same as Timo Boll's!  How many can say that?!

Thanks.

I think Don misunderstood my posting about abdominal tension.  I was referring to my tendency to throw up before any important match.  I am sure Timo is talking about something different.

Mark - Who has had to quit having Taco Bell Burrito Supremes with extra guacamole before his matches.  Now it is strained pears or apple sauce from Gerber.


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I was referring to my tendency to throw up before any important match. 

Prior to important games, the Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell would throw up.  That you continue to insist on implicit name dropping, associating your athletic engagements with the best that ever lived is unseemly.  [No, on your best day you cannot take Xu Xin to deuce.]  But the followers of your postings are on to you, so you can cease and desist.  As I was instructed so eloquently in my youth: "Don't get the big head!"

Continuing my surveillance.
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About a year ago I thought about that angle thing Timo is explaining and changed exactly what he said. I know that before I'd on the backswing keep the racket pretty closed, this made me make the mistake Timo is explaining. I'd have to open the racket on the forward swing to compensate (if I happened to close it too much on the backswing, which happened most of the time). It's much easier to go from open to closed and I see every top player doing exactly that. No top player that I've seen start with a closed racket and open it during the swing, it's always the other way round. Though I've never thought of it as consciously closing the angle on the forward swing, it just happens automatically as a result from the body movement/rotation. And the reason opening the racket during the swing would be more inconsistent would be because the body mechanics wouldn't allow for the racket opening, it's something you'd have to consciously do with your arm and would go against what the body is doing, therefore it doesn't work well.

I believe the backswing is the only conscious thing you do with your arm and if you backswing with the wrong perspective the forward swing will also be messed up. Though I'm not sure it's a good idea to consciously open the racket much on the backswing either.. it should be natural and not forced. I'm also not sure it's a good idea to consciously close the angle on contact, that closing will just happen automatically if the mechanics prior to the contact were correct.

In my FH loops here, am I "wrapping"? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlJrohhjHU4
For my training partners smash at 0:23 you can see his racket is maybe a tiny bit closed or neutral at the start and goes to way closed after contact. Is that wrapping?

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Wanted to write in more detail, but it's too much of a hassle. To keep it short, motion capture is necessary to "visualize" pronation/supination and radial/ulnar deviation, namely through joint angular velocity, in addition to joint angle that was discussed in the links below.

http://mytabletennis.net/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=73224&PID=899704&title=topspin-contactball#899704
http://mytabletennis.net/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=78199&PID=967094&title=hitting-then-grasping-ball-looping#967094
http://mytabletennis.net/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=81091&PID=1006620&title=pronation-supination#1006620

Edited by zeio - 07/05/2021 at 3:31am
Viscaria FL - 91g
+ Neo H3 2.15 Blk - 44.5g(55.3g uncut bare)
+ Hexer HD 2.1 Red - 49.3g(68.5g 〃 〃)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote seguso Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07/05/2021 at 5:02am
I just want to point out that the "keep low stance" tip doesn't work for short fellows. To the contrary, you need to stay as high as possible Wink

bh countering a loop at the height of your face is not pleasant, trust me. :)



Edited by seguso - 07/05/2021 at 5:06am
viscaria - fh h8 40 - bh h8 40 - 2015 video
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