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Discussion in 'Professional Players' started by Yoppy, Sep 13, 2010.
please see post#17
Where is Chen Hong...? He definitely had a superb smash.... There's a video, of him somewhere on google video...
youre missing me !
no vote for Heryanto Arbi yet??? Here's some info:
Unfortunately there is only one video on youtuve between him and Sun Jun Sudirman cup 1995 where he lost rubber set, but worth the look.
Lin Dan is obviously the best
here we go again. Lets see what the conclusion is.
in term of raw accuracy, I vote the veteran Peter Gade. Slice so hard that the shuttle goes down prematurely and often left his opponent stranded because the shuttle are already landed in front of their body, not going through them.
But overall, I must say Lin Dan.. The power is there (if you guys often see him playing via,says youtube, sometimes there's an unique basslike "oomh" sound when he smash..)
Plus no one could tell wether he want to smash it left,right,or middle.. On top of this, he has unreal late round the head smash quality.. (If players have their trademark like TH=backhand, FHF=jump smash, then this is his trademark I must say)
These are two big smasher in singles during their prime time. Lim Swie King got to be something but he wasn't in my era, so I never seen any of his live matches before.
1) Heryanto Arbi
2) Ardy Wiranata
Ardy Wiranata was a rally kind of player, he didn't possess good smash at all. Even Haryanto Arbi laughed at his smashes. He called Ardy BW smashes as 5 Watt, and his smashes as 100 Watts.
My vote list:
1. Taufik Hidayat
2. Haryanto Arbi
3. Lee Chong Wei
4. Lin Dan
5. Liem Swie King
6. Zhao Jianhua
7. Yang Yang
8. Dyonisius Hayom Rumbaka
9. Peter Gade
Actually, I can't decide which between the first 5, but finally goes to Taufik hehehe.
Best smashes ever is 1) LIn dan 2) Heriyanto Arbi
Hmm, having watched most of these players at their prime, I would say 'effectiveness' a more crucial point than raw 'awesomeness' of their smashes.
In terms of effectiveness :
i) Zhao Jianhua
ii) Lin Dan
iv) Peter Gade
v) Lee Chong Wei
vi) Lim Swie King
vii) Heryanto Arbi
In terms of pure 'awesomeness' of their smashes :
i) Heryanto Arbi
ii) Lim Swie King
iii) Lin Dan
iv) Zhao JianHua
vi) Lee Chong Wei
vii) Peter Gade
To be fair, I can't say I have watched every major game that these players have played in but I have seen them play during their 'prime' years. At least on Live TV. And the summary is just based on the list of players above.
I've omitted Yang Yang, not because he is not a good smasher, but the smash is not his main point of scoring points. In my impression, he's more concerned with getting the shuttle down in the most effective way, rather than plain 'killing' the rally. Which was why he was so successful in his prime. He had a very complete game. He smashed only when he needed to, not when he wanted to. You hardly see a 80+ % smash from him. It was always 'conserve-conserve-conserve'. Very controlled, point the shuttle down the line kinda thing from him . You probably see less than 10 of those 90-100% smashes from him in a 60 minute game.
Hence, the glaring omission.
i think heryanto arbi is the best,the most powerful smash from baseline...new era of player just use the smash when they got the half court shuttle.
taufik fastest smasher
lin dan accurate smasher
I vote for Heryanto Arbi...
Already voted for THE GREATEST PLAYER EVER
I hope i know who you mean
if you all notice if this thread is all about who are the hardest smashers,
ina players will top the list
Cant remember where i said it, but anyway, IMO the best smasher is define by his contribution on the evolution towards todays power and style. In that sense, my top 3 players (in no particular order) would be Liem Swi King, Herianto Arby and Lin Dan. Their style had transformed the way a smash is perform which as a result todays smashes are a lot more efficient and powerful. Another way to explain is the fact that in their day, no other player smashed the way they smashed. And players after them have copied the way they smashed and bring the style into the future.
yes, that's improvement of smashes throughout the years.
personally i think for raw power, just the smash power,
its gotta be herianto arby, liem swee king, rexy manaiki and cheng chang jie
i have seen and heard those smashes before