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Author:  roar [ 21 Jan 2013, 05:32 ]
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Hiroshi Shibutani:
- Retired

Blade: Butterfly Shibutani Pro Model
Forehand: ?
Backhand: ?

Image

Image

Hiroshi Shibutani vs. Seiko Iseki


Author:  Pipsy [ 11 Mar 2013, 08:19 ]
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Some nice slow motion chopping images:


Author:  timeout [ 11 Mar 2013, 15:33 ]
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Author:  Pipsy [ 11 Mar 2013, 18:44 ]
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I think his style is very similar to Koji Matsushita's style. They should have about the same age too...


Author:  Pipsy [ 12 Mar 2013, 05:44 ]
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Just found out what Shibutani played with on a French table tennis forum:

Team Matsushita (forum member): "Hiroshi Shibutani jouait avec un Tackiness Drive (1,9 mm) en cd, un Feint Long II 0x en revers et un bois Matsushita Pro Model"

So Hiroshi Shibutani is an OX-chopper. Matsushita Koji had a 0.5 Kawasaki special sponge underneath his FL II.

Author:  haggisv [ 12 Mar 2013, 07:35 ]
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Wow an OX chopper...that's not common at all that that level!

Author:  dunc [ 12 Mar 2013, 08:00 ]
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That first video was fantastic to watch. He moves more in his games of TT than I ever did in football!

Author:  roar [ 12 Mar 2013, 11:25 ]
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Pipsy wrote:
I think his style is very similar to Koji Matsushita's style. They should have about the same age too...




Yes, they actually played doubles together frequently (and won the all Japan doubles numerous times). Here they are together getting pretty close to a WTTC victory over a couple guys who you've probably heard of before.


Author:  Pipsy [ 12 Mar 2013, 20:38 ]
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That's an amazing match between all those table tennis icons (1997 Men's Doubles Semi-Final: Persson/Waldner vs Shibutani/Matsushita). Thanks, Roar.

What a strange comeback in the final set...

Author:  Japsican [ 20 Sep 2015, 13:24 ]
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Did anyone ever find out what he played with rubber wise?

Author:  manofan [ 21 Sep 2015, 07:24 ]
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Japsican wrote:
Did anyone ever find out what he played with rubber wise?

this???
Pipsy wrote:
Just found out what Shibutani played with on a French table tennis forum:

Team Matsushita (forum member): "Hiroshi Shibutani jouait avec un Tackiness Drive (1,9 mm) en cd, un Feint Long II 0x en revers et un bois Matsushita Pro Model"

So Hiroshi Shibutani is an OX-chopper.

Author:  garbol [ 21 Sep 2015, 07:40 ]
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haggisv wrote:
Wow an OX chopper...that's not common at all that that level!

with 38mm balls OX is enough :)

Author:  manofan [ 07 Oct 2015, 09:35 ]
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Author:  peterpong [ 03 Jul 2018, 09:31 ]
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decent thread

Author:  deva sarjan [ 03 Jul 2018, 10:41 ]
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He was using Feint Long ox before Feint Long II...most probably...FL was so much more deceptive with bigger aspect ratio.

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