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09-12-2010, 04:00 PM #18
i would vote for Taufik..
A few years ago no one could return his magic backhand smashes...
09-12-2010, 04:51 PM #19
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.
09-12-2010, 04:59 PM #20
09-12-2010, 09:27 PM #21
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!"
09-13-2010, 07:02 AM #22
09-13-2010, 07:39 AM #23
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!
09-13-2010, 08:07 AM #24
definitely, absolutely, the one and only, Taufik Hidayat
the best backhander ever live period.
it's really obvious isn't it?
09-13-2010, 09:22 AM #25
The oldies will say Fleming Delfs had a very powerful backhand
09-13-2010, 09:36 AM #26
09-13-2010, 09:55 AM #27
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!
09-13-2010, 01:55 PM #28
i think all pros have good backhands, however, in this day and age, imo, Taufik Hidayat has by far the best backhand
09-13-2010, 03:09 PM #29
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.
Last edited by freelast; 09-13-2010 at 03:15 PM.
09-13-2010, 03:35 PM #30
can we only play backhand with this ???
09-13-2010, 03:45 PM #31
..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..
09-13-2010, 05:38 PM #32
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.
09-14-2010, 08:42 AM #33
09-14-2010, 11:23 AM #34
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