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02-06-2010, 08:52 PM #375
LD was just playing along. LD knows TH's effective weapon is net and smash. LD is confident enough to let TH play style in this rally. Of course LD isn't dumb, at the same time, he is tiring out that boy. lol
Athelete1234, u beat me to it
02-07-2010, 04:52 AM #376
02-07-2010, 07:24 AM #377
I am falling to see where the weakness is, he won that match 21-6 21-18 (French SS 2009)
02-07-2010, 07:47 AM #378
02-07-2010, 12:20 PM #379
TH ummm, the closest rival to LD would be LCW and thats not even close ! maybe 2 LCW vs LD would be a fairer match.lol !
LD rules , are you coming to the Yonex All England final next month (my tickets are right behind the management block , might have a chance to meet LD himself) ?
02-07-2010, 01:32 PM #380
02-07-2010, 06:31 PM #381
some people just read the latest post and start to post a reply....
most of the time the latest post are related to previous post(s)...
02-08-2010, 01:53 AM #382
I guess this is the best thread to pose the question -
What EXACTLY does LD put on his racket? Obviously it's not "white paint" (hahahha), but is it specifically lead tape designed to add weight? If so, how much do you speculate it actually adds (in g)?
And, does anybody have HQ pictures of his current racket grip? I think it's crazy, he's no longer holding it from the very bottom, but somewhere in the lower 2/3 of the racket. Again, a similar white tape to cover the wood, and then towel grip from the bottom-middle to the middle-top?
02-08-2010, 06:16 AM #383
02-09-2010, 05:46 PM #384
02-09-2010, 06:18 PM #385
As for the part on the handle, I believe he did that to redirect sweat that drips down from his forearm onto the racquet handle. Notice that how he no longer uses the towel grip bulge (a towel grip wrapping technique) at the very end of the handle (which collects sweat dripping from the forearm and keep them from collecting onto the centre of the palm) and has opted to use less towel grip wrapping to keep the handle end lighter [and thus making the racquet feel even more head heavy]. The tape on that end hence protects the wooden handle from absorbing the sweat and will just let it stay on the tape and drip away during his swings or until he wipes them off during time outs. By the way if you experience it yourself, with the towel grip bulge at the end you will also tend to hold the racquet handle at 2/3 bottom anyway since the bulge is in the way. It just looks more obvious since the white tape "replacement" at the bottom is much thinner and "colourful".
To be VERY honest, those who tell you that the white tape is high density lead tape are only simply being plain scientifically ignorant (do you even think the racquet can handle such uneven physical stress?) or are deliberately tyring to confuse you, since they also don't know the facts themselves
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02-09-2010, 06:26 PM #386
Zinc oxide tapes doesnt weight that much, maybe adding 2-3g when rolled up (15cm) and attached which is enough to alter the balance ...I know lead tape are used in tennis , but not so sure they are used in badminton
02-09-2010, 07:56 PM #387
02-09-2010, 08:08 PM #388
02-10-2010, 02:01 AM #389
02-10-2010, 09:32 AM #390
Spot on! TH knows LD's "weakness" since 2005. If you watch his matches against LD around that time, indeed he smashed from the very beginning till the end (remember it's still the old system!), almost never cleared to LD -- that's why LD got frustrated when playing TH back then. Of course, back then TH was much faster and thus can vary the pace better, thus most rallies will end in just 3 or 4 smashes.
Nowadays TH does not have the required stamina and explosiveness anymore, LD has more time to prepare for each shot and consequently Th's smashes are not as lethal as before. LD knows that and LCW knows that. So they just let TH smash, most of the times they don't even bother to do their best to return those smashes. The idea is to exhaust TH. They may lose one or two points this way, but after these 1 or 2 points TH needs 5 or 6 points to recover. So LD/LCW may lose 1 or 2 points, but in return gain 5 or 6. Just watch any LD - TH game after 2006, after one or two long rallies (doesn't matter who won), LD always gets tons of easy points.
02-10-2010, 11:19 AM #391
second, after 2006, why didn't the magican TH change his magic potion on LD?
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