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    i would vote for Taufik..
    A few years ago no one could return his magic backhand smashes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qidong View Post
    Just find a match between Xiong Guo Bao and Poul Erik Hoyer Larsen on YouTube. Just from watching that match, I would say Xiong Guo Bao's backhand is even better than Taufik's. Poul was not that good in that match. But he is defintely one of the best when he dominated MS in early 2000's.
    I don't even remember that Poul-Erik still play on early 2000's. He's quite old when he won Olympic gold medal in 1996 (31), and although he was a great player i doubt that we could say that he ever dominated MS consider that in his era (mid 90's) there's other greats player such as Heriyanto Arbi, Joko Suprianto, Dong Jiong, Sun Jun, Rashid Sidhek, Allan Budikusuma, Ardy B. Wiranata ect and I dont think one of them was dominant to others.
    The match was in 1990 while Poul-erik has it peak in mid 90's so no wonder he looks not so good in that match.
    About Xiong Guo Bao, I just watch the 1st video and yeah his backhands was tremendous, but I think TH's backhands more deadly than his. well, maybe I have to watch the complete video first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoppy View Post
    who?........................
    TH lah...........................

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    Xiong Guo Bao was about twice the height of Taufik (well, I exaggerate, just a bit maybe ) and he was probably great when it came to plaing backhands by the book. Taufik on the otherhand, re-defined the backhand book with some totally outside-the-box methods and plays. Some of his plays were like sleight-of-hand, or as Forrest Gump said, "... a box of chocolates: you never know what you're going to get!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by drquick View Post
    TH lah...........................
    hahaha looks like this thread almost got an anonymous result and hence no need for a poll

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    Obviously the best backhander ever lived has narrowed down to 2 players namely Taufik Hidayat and Xiong Guo Bao.

    My personal opinion would be both of them are equal technique wise but what separates these 2 mens are when it comes to TH, it is a skill he possessed naturally.

    On XGB, from my own account where he shared his experiences during his trip to KL on TC2010, he was forced to play his backhand shots to perfection because of players like Yang Yang and Zhao Jian Hua who pushed him every inch of the court in no time.

    According to him, without the ability to play all the necessary shots to a certain standard required in China badminton he wouldn't stand a chance playing with the 2 legends in their training sessions!

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    definitely, absolutely, the one and only, Taufik Hidayat

    the best backhander ever live period.

    it's really obvious isn't it?

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    The oldies will say Fleming Delfs had a very powerful backhand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    The oldies will say Fleming Delfs had a very powerful backhand
    Yes, Fleming Delfs was called Mr backhand in Denmark. But the real oldies claim that Wong Peng Soon was the greatest, and even his nephew , a great player himself, mentioned that Peng Soon's backhand was better than his forehand. This seems incredible.

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    oldies and fleming delfs?

    ya very old news indeed and that would be during my father's time, gosh he's gone but i can still recall...

    his backhand is not only good, it was very10x (high during that time of course).

    morten frost and misbun sidek also has a very good backhand but and

    taufik and xiong guo bao of course as mentioned by bc members already.

    but the most effective one i have seen was the tall danish player, lauridsen? sorry forgot how to spell

    his backhand slice or half smash rather, always helped him to stay in the rally when he was in trouble!

    probably due to the size of his arm as he is a rather big guy.

    i like the sound of it, its loud!

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    i think all pros have good backhands, however, in this day and age, imo, Taufik Hidayat has by far the best backhand

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    I heard people call Xiong GB the backhand king. I also saw many books written by XGB on backhand technologies. I watched some vedios on Taufik's backhand. Very impressive.

    by the way, i heard XGB even invented a new kind of racket called Guobao racket especially for backhand.

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    can we only play backhand with this ???

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    ..Taufik should create something similar, a molded-model of his backhand grip..i can sense that would be a hot-seller, since he seems to be the majority's fave..

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    Of all those mentioned, Taufik is the one with the most effortlessly powerful backhand.

    When he goes for a backhand shot, you can sense the crowd holding their breath anticipating in amazement what wonderful shot they'll see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thom_bad View Post
    can we only play backhand with this ???
    No, you can do forehand too but you have to change hand
    So, might as well do backhand all the time
    Last edited by Yoppy; 09-14-2010 at 09:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thom_bad View Post
    can we only play backhand with this ???
    no, you can play forehand and backhand with this racket

    having tried them i think they are suitable for singles only

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