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09-07-2010, 11:05 AM #86
I'm just a little concerned about the mix in disciplines. If you guys will notice, even the poll for the best net player is dedicated to doubles players only, and that is how it should be.
Again, and as some others on this thread have also pointed out, it may be a good idea to create separate polls for singles and doubles players. The basic game-playing criteria are different and beyond a point it would be unfair to mix them up in one poll. My 2 cents. Sorry if this has created further problems!!
09-07-2010, 02:09 PM #87
How about this, i'll give a suggestion, if still want to stay with 1 poll/thread. If there's no specific criterias set up or just want to use "effectiveness" as the only criteria, then let's have a bunch of names thrown out and assign 3 people or 5 people, who've seen the players or most of them play, give the approval/go ahead on those names.
- If you did mention them, do you mind pointing them to me (i went over this thread again and don't see any; maybe on the 1st page with "high jumper and very explosive" as your criterias?)..
09-07-2010, 02:55 PM #88
Quite a simple answer really.... Me
09-07-2010, 05:22 PM #89
Can you please post any pics/video to show your smash skill ??
""LD Rules!, best smasher ever lived"" XD
09-07-2010, 05:26 PM #90
09-07-2010, 06:03 PM #91
Ask Yonex they usually add some k/h to what is recorded
09-07-2010, 10:15 PM #92
Personally from my opinion, even if exist such a player that can smash at a speed of light, so steep that it landed always at the front court, so high the jump until he can obstruct the whole lighting system inside the hall, so many times he can smash non-stop that even a photostat machine also cannot do as many times like how he smash....but then, eventually, it can be taken and return back by the opponent to him without winning any point, then it will be just an ordinary smash, only it looks and sound grandiose because that's how he execute it. A winning smash won't maybe can make you win your game or title, because winning itself require the player the play well with all the complete package of strokes well executed, but having a winning smash as an arsenal will make the opponent thinks 5 times (not twice) to lift the shuttlecock, thus creating the psychological surrounding of fear of lift to occur hence influence how he plays his game.
Making effective as a criteria is worth gold using.
09-07-2010, 10:49 PM #93
If not mistaken, Chen Changjie beat Morten Frost in the 1981 Santa Clara games (non-Olympic sports?). Read the reports that Morten Frost was not able to handle his attacks (smashes).
I would say Misbun was very effective with his 'chop-smash' - but I would see it more as a fast-drop or 'half-smash'. Misbun was one of the best technical player at his time, able to conceal his stroke very effectively. Usually able to move his opponent around before delivering the final blow.
Having said that, if Misbun is included in the lot of smashers, Yang Yang should surely be in the list as well. I have seen on various occasions Yang Yang smashing successfully after the serve, against players like Morten Frost or Icuk. Yang Yang's smash is powerful, but like you mentioned, his preference would be moving his opponent around before hitting that well-placed smash to finish the rally.
09-08-2010, 01:36 AM #94
yes correct, viver, that's why i mention misbun's 'chop smash'
its a deceptive half smash actually
and lets vote for yang yang!
09-08-2010, 06:37 AM #95
09-08-2010, 07:40 AM #96
09-08-2010, 04:05 PM #97
- Oh, those?!?!..If those are (your) criterias, then the original list confirms it's a "Yoppy's List of Best Smashers" (because those names fall under your criterias, don't they?)....
Last edited by ctjcad; 09-08-2010 at 04:09 PM.
09-10-2010, 10:44 AM #98
09-10-2010, 03:11 PM #99
09-11-2010, 09:21 PM #100
09-11-2010, 11:36 PM #101
as i mentioned earlier
each and everyone of us give our own assessment of who's the best smasher
then run a poll or something to find the popular ones
at least we got something rather than endless debate here
what say you, thread starter yoppy?
09-12-2010, 01:12 AM #102
Yes, get on with it Yoppy! Our fingers are itching to hit those buttons....
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