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Thread: Best Jump Smash
10-15-2004, 12:15 PM #1
Best Jump Smash
Let's all be honest now.
No matter how much we may all say "Yeah, I need to work on my footwork..." if the badminton fairy came to us one day and said that we could have one perfect skill, we all know which one we would choose - the jump smash.
Which international player do you consider to have the best jump smash? Of course, different players seem to have different sorts of smashes. Tony Gunawan's jump smash is like clockwork, it's so even and looks so easy, as if he could hit them all day. Kim Dong Moon has the steepest angle, and Chen Hong must have one of the most powerful smashes.
I ask because I've just seen a couple of doubles matches with Fu Haifeng, and I was totally blown away by this guy's jump smashes. Even for a top international, it's exceptional.
Can anyone think of anyone better in today's game?
10-15-2004, 12:34 PM #2
I love to see taufik jump smash, it makes me happy for the whole day
10-15-2004, 12:58 PM #3Originally Posted by david14700
but Xia Xuanze and Lin Dan are also good
10-15-2004, 01:19 PM #4
Halim Hariyanto, although less of an impact now compared to when he was with Tony. Nice body movement, great power!
10-15-2004, 02:51 PM #5
Halim has some crazy jumpsmash, i am always very impressed by the dynamics and power he get from that explosion he has in mid air.
but recently, i also noticed Fu Haifeng also can do some crazy smash, with even more power and explosion.
on the singles side, very few ppl can top Heryanto Arbi for his amazingly high and steep jumpsmashes, but at the same time, he is so smooth at it it looks completely effortless, akin to ballet dancer who can jump a few feet into the air while looking smooth and gracious.
and i cannot forget to mention Xia's jumpsmash either. his jumpsmashes can be summarized with one word : style!
10-15-2004, 11:24 PM #6
I am surprised no one mentioned Sigit Budiarto. Maybe I am too excited about his new parntership. But the truth is that he can jump very high. His smash is really powerful.
10-16-2004, 03:54 AM #7
The old and lethal dude from China - Zhao Jianhua.
10-16-2004, 06:05 AM #8Originally Posted by Fook90
10-16-2004, 06:07 AM #9
My vote goes to Rexy Mainaky in his prime... wowie!
10-16-2004, 06:36 AM #10
I would give it to Zhao Jianhua for angles and deception as he played a lot more shots with the same technique.
Rexy Mainaky for power, apparently has the new world record for fastest smash-164.9mph, WOW! Also he has the hgighest jump i have ever seen.
Even though Rexy has the world record I still think Chen Hong has the fastest smash in world badminton today. His timing is the best out of all the players around. His world class weapon and what a weapon to possess.
10-16-2004, 07:04 AM #11Originally Posted by Cheung
10-16-2004, 04:06 PM #12
It's got to be Zhao Jianhua during his later years. Once he goes up for a jumpsmash in his forehand corner, most of the time it's a winning shot. The deception and the angles that he generates, it's lethal. Still haven't seen anything by any other players close to it in terms of effectiveness.
10-19-2004, 04:00 AM #13
Surely the master does the best Jump Smash, Liem Swie King!
Originally Posted by david14700
10-19-2004, 04:07 AM #14
I personally love Chen Hong's smash. He goes up and the bird hits the ground.
10-19-2004, 02:03 PM #15
I wouldn't say liem swie king was the master, if you are talking about the master it must be eddy choong, i think one of the first players to use it. Zhao Jianhua revolutionised it and i think chen hong has the best smash out of everyone now, his timing is amazing!
10-19-2004, 06:49 PM #16Originally Posted by Ben Beckman
10-19-2004, 07:46 PM #17
Would have to be Heryanto Arbi, after seeing him on the cover of World Badminton, when it was a magazine not a website (can't remmember the edition - must have been in 1995 when he was World Champion) -
what a huge jump!
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