09-04-2010, 08:31 PM #52
Sun Jun. Accurate, quick, remorseless and merciless.
09-04-2010, 08:33 PM #53
Still remembered that i asked the same question to Datuk Misbun, Rashid Sidek and an ex-Malaysia Thomas cupper back in the early 80's, who was the best smasher from their point of view....and unanimously it was Lim Siew King. So fast and hard was his smash they said, he once destroyed the cork of a new shuttlecock while playing. Just imagined the results with his technique and you give what racket that TBH or FHF is using now...So, that's a power full smash. But than, if in term of steepness and placement, the mighty Zhao Jian Hua, using his sheer height and elevation, will be their choice. His trademark and renowned deadly around the head, cross court jumping smash is a behold to see and makes even the most prepared opponent having a spine problem at the end of the match to retrieve it....you ask rashid sidek himself hahahaha. However, talking about elevation or jumping smash, arguably none can perform and has revolutionized the way jumping should be done even better other than Heryanto Arbi........it is not about the jump, but all the proper package and a good example how jumping smash should be done, the footwork, the kinetics, the elevation, the angle and execution.........and no wonder he can do it well as Yang-Yang was once his idola.....
09-05-2010, 01:46 AM #54
09-05-2010, 02:24 AM #55
1. Zhao Jianhua
2. Yang Yang
3. Li Yongbo
4. Kim Moon So
5. Lin Dan
6. Taufik Hidayat
7. Halim Harianto (thanks to ctjcad suggestion)
8. Fu HaiFeng
9. Tan Boon Heong
10. Liem Swie King
11. Haryanto Arbi
12. Cheah Soon Kit
How does this sound???
09-05-2010, 03:04 AM #56
To me , the best smasher ever is Indo Heriyanto Arbi , follow by Lin Dan , doubles best i feel is korea Park Jong Pong, follow by Fu hai feng !
09-05-2010, 05:03 AM #57
It's a bit subjective and broad because everyone of us has our own list of players who we think or feel are "BEST SMASHERS". Your list will most likely be different to mine and another 50 people. If we take out Markis Kido, what is the reason? If we put in Li Yong Bo, what is the reason?..Where's Jung Jae Sung's name?..Where's the supposed hard smashers from M'sian junior players??..
Also, i don't mind going with drifit's suggestion of having different polls for different era of players (in relation to the equipments and materials used in rackets). Also, to have separate threads for Doubles and Singles players is not a bad idea as there are plenty of "BEST SMASHERS" (from the past to current period) in both disciplines. IMO, making the list consolidated in 1 poll/thread seems to be limiting the options......
Last edited by ctjcad; 09-05-2010 at 05:14 AM.
09-05-2010, 06:11 AM #58
Here's what i think of the players you mentioned above:
I really dont think Kido smash is up there, as you can see how HS/MK were destroyed by CY/FHF mainly because CY/FHF were happy to give MK chances to smash.
The MAS junior, honestly im not too sure how are we going to justify him since he has not put to the test of competition highest level. We dont even know he's name, do we??
LYB, honestly i have not watch many of his matches so cant really say. To that effect, JJS is a very good smasher, but with all due respect, i think he's closer to MK case. Remember its him againts the best of 12.
All i can do is to put up names and give a reason why they should be on the list. If you have one, please feel free to add. But at the end of the day someone must decide, so maybe in this case drifit can have the final list based on the discussion that took place. Another similar thread (the one about the net player) has became a poll, so i dont see a problem why we should not create more of them.
09-05-2010, 06:24 AM #59
09-05-2010, 06:51 AM #60
09-05-2010, 07:06 AM #61
09-05-2010, 08:27 AM #62
09-05-2010, 08:54 AM #63
if lee chong wei cant 100% return his smash the u should able to imagine how hard is it
09-05-2010, 09:51 AM #64
09-05-2010, 09:56 AM #65
just a suggestion to this thread
i think the op wants everyone to list out their own best smasher(s) ever lived and according to their opinion.
if i am not wrong above and if members are not aware of this,
i also think there will be a lot of unnecessary debating here....
why not let each and everyone have their say first and later use a poll to determine who's the hardest, deadly, who's ....?
set a due date for the poll or something...
the scenario probably would be like this:
member 1 may say makis kido or mosquito doesn't have a powerful smash
then comes along several members saying mosquito has very good repeating smashes
then if there are no other members mentioning other player(s) for repeating smashes then there goes the answer
btw, i haven't seen anyone mentioning chen chang jee, think name spelled wrongly.
i don't have proof of his smashing speed record or anything here but
i do know when i was there watching him playing in kl, i can say this guy really wack the shuttle.
he could smash from the baseline and the shuttle would collapsed and end up somewhere under the linesmen chair.
after the match i went over to look at the collapsed shuttle and mind you there were several of them all very new!
i am sure some members must have seen that match
09-05-2010, 12:41 PM #66
- The separate threads/polls (whatever) at least would give more options and names; 24 names instead of only 12 names. It goes back to the idea of this being a subjective and broad topic and names would be popping up left and right.
- Your reason of why this or that player should or should not be on the list shows how subjective this thread/poll is. You can take MK's current bad string of results and getting pummeled by FHF & CY but another person doesn't look at that but instead looks at his past results prior to his injury. Same with JJS. The one abt the MAS junior is just a......tease.
- Should you/we define what or give a few criterias to determine which players fall in the BEST SMASHER category? I think that would help in selecting the players. That way the list won't look like "Yoppy's list of World's BEST SMASHER ever lived?"..or maybe you want this thread to be like that..
- The one about net player is pretty simple because it only asks for MD players (not both disciplines), or at least that's what it's all about (if i recall, it was made clear in the first sentence of the 1st post in that thread).
- Personally, i probably won't put in my vote in this; could really care less.
Last edited by ctjcad; 09-05-2010 at 12:46 PM.
09-05-2010, 07:29 PM #67
Personally...i think the world best smasher for double are........ Lim Siew King is on top Zhao Jian Hua shoulder while Zhao is jumping......hahahahahaha.....common bro........cheeers will you
09-06-2010, 05:58 AM #68
By Yoppy in forum Professional PlayersReplies: 103: 05-21-2013, 02:42 PM
By New_Guy04 in forum Professional PlayersReplies: 8: 11-25-2010, 01:18 AM
By Yoppy in forum Professional PlayersReplies: 83: 10-02-2010, 11:02 AM
By Josh in forum General ForumReplies: 18: 11-27-2001, 06:13 PM
By Justin Leung in forum Techniques / TrainingReplies: 10: 05-20-2001, 09:47 AM