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09-06-2010, 07:20 AM #69
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09-06-2010, 07:57 AM #70
Therein lies the problem of such a poll. It's very difficult to choose. I'd have to say the title of such a poll would be better put as "Most effective smasher" (only a suggestion). Thus, the emphasis is on smashes that create winning situations OR wins points. Therefore, a really hard smasher who wins lots of points will be included. Also included would be the 'clever' smashers.
Just saying best smasher would be difficult as people have their own definition of what is 'the best'.
09-06-2010, 08:14 AM #71
4. Kim Moon Soo
5. Lin Dan
6. Taufik Hidayat
8. Fu HaiFeng
10. Liem Swie King
11. Haryanto Arbi
12. Cheah Soon Kit
So I took out a few names. Yang Yang was out. I think his court craft made the smashes look more effective. If you watch the matches, he is very patient pulling the opponent around out of position before changing pace.
LiYongBo is not there either.
Halim is out as is TBH. I agree they hit hard but used intelligently to make it stand out? TBH has some consistency difficulties that reduces effectiveness.
There are a few Indonesian names that stand out in my mind -
Peter Gade (the pre-knee injury version)
Jens Eriksson's last partner (whose name I can't remember at the moment LOL) Not hard smash but used very effectively.
Last edited by Cheung; 09-06-2010 at 08:16 AM.
09-06-2010, 08:39 AM #72
if we are talking here about effectiveness like creating winning shots or win points,
what about misbun sidek 'chop smash'?
in his prime that was his main weapon and it was very effective
and chen changjie?
the one-smash-collapsed-shuttle guy?
09-06-2010, 08:47 AM #73
hmm, you do go back a long way
Misbun, yes effective. Consistent with it?
Chen ChangJie - I cannot recall his play.
09-06-2010, 09:06 AM #74Jens Eriksson's last partner (whose name I can't remember at the moment LOL) Not hard smash but used very effectively.
09-06-2010, 09:36 AM #75
and almost all his winning points were from his 'chop smash'
so i would say in his game, yes his consistent weapon!
as for chen changjie i could not find anything from youtube
but until today i haven't came across a smasher like him!
09-06-2010, 10:14 AM #76
Since there are so many names being raised, it'll never ends. Good to keep people from bored. A voting system will help.
Those who are crazy about their heros can always vote more. Exercise the fingers. lol.
09-06-2010, 11:16 AM #77
Why isn't Sun Jun on the list of names to be considered?
09-06-2010, 02:13 PM #78
- The "best net player" thread is more specific. True, subjectivity is still there (in that "best net player" thread), but at least not as much as currently in this thread.
- You have your own criteria(s)? Where? Have you described them in this thread? (my bad if i missed them)..
Last edited by ctjcad; 09-06-2010 at 02:17 PM.
09-06-2010, 09:50 PM #79
09-06-2010, 09:53 PM #80
And I truly agree that a poll is better served by well defined criteria
09-07-2010, 05:18 AM #81
during his prime time, his most consistent weapon in getting points is his 'chop smash'
that is, whenever he had the position to do it, he would get the service over or a point.
without doing an analysis chart, i can still recall that his 'chop smash' top the list.
unless you want to include a world title or a major title together with effectiveness of it here
i would have no further comment
09-07-2010, 06:58 AM #82
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09-07-2010, 08:46 AM #85
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