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  • Fu Hai Feng

    340 56.95%
  • Tan Boon Heong

    100 16.75%
  • Jung Jae Sung

    74 12.40%
  • Cheah Soon Kit

    5 0.84%
  • Candra Wijaya

    4 0.67%
  • Rexy Mainaky

    9 1.51%
  • Eddy Hartono

    2 0.34%
  • Halim Haryanto

    13 2.18%
  • Ricky Subagja

    1 0.17%
  • Sigit Budiarto

    16 2.68%
  • Markis Kido

    23 3.85%
  • Park Joo Bong

    10 1.68%
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    Quote Originally Posted by **KZ** View Post
    ko is a power smasher...basically thundering smashes down trying to win points by breaking the defense...mogensen does not have the biggest smash...in fact a lot of the time it doesn't even look like he's hitting a full smash but a half smash...but it's very effective and intelligently placed
    Problem with Ko is that he's not very effective at winning points with his smashes despite him pounding hard. Mogensen is better at that with his acute angles and varying speeds. As you say, intelligently placed.

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    Did anybody see Hong Wei play in the Japan open 2013?

    He seems to me to be the best active smasher in the world today. Tremendous power and sharp angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhuangcorp View Post
    Did anybody see Hong Wei play in the Japan open 2013?

    He seems to me to be the best active smasher in the world today. Tremendous power and sharp angle.
    Yep, he's deadly. Any lifts short of full length, he puts it down on the mat with angle and power.

    For a very tall athlete, he's actually quite fast with his hands and feet. He stands 1.92m, whereas the tallest player Ivanov is 1.97m and Mogensen is 1.86m.

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    I think best smasher is stlll jang jung sung

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    Everybody has their own preferences. But the true MD smasher should be identified only from the recorded speed of the smashes in the recent tournaments. It's not calculated from fan's preferences.

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    All due respect, but this doesn't measure anything at all. A hard smash is not automatically a good one.

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    Fu Haifeng and Tan Boon Heong. Is THB's 493kph smash included in this poll because it wasn't played in a match but under regulated conditions when testing the Nanoray Z Speed?

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    TBH's smash 'record' doesn't count as it was measured a) under different circumstances than Fu's record and b) with a completely different method (high-speed camera instead of radar guns). Only a couple Yonex-sponsored players were involved in those tests, which is why it really isn't comparable.
    In matches, TBH has lost his effectiveness, tiring rather quickly and not being as dangerous as he was up until the 2010 WC....and even in the period before that, I'd consider Fu the stronger smasher, not only because of the speed of his smashes but also the angles and the way he involved Cai Yun with them.

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    I think Ah San Indonesia and Kim Sa Rang are one of the top smashers now.

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    Personally, with the current crop of players and just looking at the smash, KSH, Endo Hiroyuki and Vladimir Ivanov stand out in MD. Ivanov because of his often insane angles and good power, KSH because of his superb jump and power, and Endo because of his ability to play it in situations others couldn't (very far round the head) without losing much power or placement.

    YYS is pretty effective so far, and KSR is pretty good too, but their strength is rather that they involve their partner very much and not that the smash itself is so outstanding (plus Yoo's looks pretty awkward technically and that always bothers me ).
    SBC has one of the most beautiful smashes in terms of technique and aesthetics, but in MD terms it's not outstanding in power or angle.
    Xu Chen's smash is -in my eyes- the best in the world right now, lucky for the other MD players that he isn't very good at anything else in MD or China would have another very dangerous player on their hands after Cai/Fu retire.

    Seeing how this is about the best smasher ever though I still think no one quite compares to FHF.

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    I think Ah San Indonesia and Kim Sa Rang are still one of the top smashers now

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    Nah. Ahsan is without doubt among the best players atm, but his smash alone is nothing spectacular imop, what makes the pair so dangerous is their dominance in the serve/return situation and that Ahsan intercepts many of the flatter pushes so quickly. His smash is good, but what's really dangerous is that Setiawan will intercept anything that comes within his reach and reads the game so incredibly well, the smash itself doesn't often produce weak replies. If partnered with someone not as great as Setiawan around the net, Ahsan would struggle to get through with his smash (although I think he has one of the best disguised drop shots).

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    This thread is pretty old...

    Top smashers now are (imo) Ahsan, Yoo Yeon Seong, Xu Chen, Ko Sung Hyun, Lee Sheng Mu, Liu Xiaolong.

    Kim Sa Rang, Kim Ki Jung, Setiawan, Hiroyuki Endo and Carsten Mogensen aren't so shabby either.

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    Personally, not really fan of Ahsan's smashes because he kinda just throws his whole body and always seems like he just wanna kill the shuttle. His smashes arent the fastest and theyre also not the steepest but he sets up really well, if that makes any sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deity View Post
    Personally, not really fan of Ahsan's smashes because he kinda just throws his whole body and always seems like he just wanna kill the shuttle. His smashes arent the fastest and theyre also not the steepest but he sets up really well, if that makes any sense.

    i know what you mean, Setiawan usually sets him up so he can't fail anyways haha. That's why it's so effective

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    What about LYD, he has powr and consistency?

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    Nah. Not even close....

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