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Thread: Players with WEAK smashes!
12-17-2013, 05:57 PM #1
Players with WEAK smashes!
All this talk of players with big smashes bla bla.
How about players who have made it to the top of the game without having a killer smash?
12-17-2013, 06:03 PM #2
hm. not many players have killer smashes. but most have decent ones.
as for weak smasher, Misaki Matsutomo comes to mind. her smartness and placement makes up for it though. and her partner covers the rear court more often. she has very sharp reading of where to pressure and place the shuttle when she is at the front. very interesting actually if you look closely at what she comes up with.
12-17-2013, 06:13 PM #3
Yes, maybe I should have worded it slightly differently. A below average smash perhaps.
Just think it's an interesting way of discussing the game.
Chris Adcock plays more drop shots than any player I can think of right now.
Obviously for containment and control of the rally, but I don't think his smash is particularly powerful when compared to other men in XD.
12-17-2013, 07:33 PM #4
Funny because KKK comes into my mind immediately
12-17-2013, 08:05 PM #5
Liliyana Natsir perhaps. It is indisputable she's currently the most brilliant playmaker in XD. Her placing is always brilliant. Yet, her smash is not powerful, albeit it is not a big deal so long as she could maintain being in the front court and Owi in the rear court.
12-17-2013, 08:24 PM #6
tommy sugiarto, alamsyah yunus??
I don't think they have great smash
12-19-2013, 02:13 PM #7
Most XD female players - like Ma Jun.
12-25-2013, 03:58 PM #8
i agree with kwun,i thnk it is misaki matsutomo n goh liu ying for ladies.for man,i wud go for adcock n nguyen tien min
12-28-2013, 07:42 AM #9
Lee Hyun Il. I know he has brilliant defence but lacks power and punch in his smash when compared with LD LCW TH PG ect...
12-28-2013, 11:35 PM #10
Never seen koo smash and win,
12-29-2013, 09:32 AM #11
zhang nang from China...
03-08-2014, 08:54 AM #12
Especially funny as I was watching the AE XD QF of Ko/Kim vs Kolding/Ritter-Juhl while reading this, and at one point Gill and Morten commented how a winning smash of Kolding didn't have much power because he concentrated on the angle - turned out it was 243km/h, faster than 95% of Adcock's all-out smashes where he shouts like he wants to put it through his opponent