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He's using a bent elbow most of the time. I suppose you could make a case that the forearm also acts as a whip when the elbow is brought to a stop and it continues to swing.. To be honest pretty much all high level players I've seen in videos use a whip action for forehand drives of some sort, even if it's not exactly like Ma Long's. The idea is to rely less on your biceps and shoulder muscles to get the racket speed and to rely more on the whip mechanics. Makes for less effort and potential for injury as well as more spin and speed.

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I've sort of been trying to implement this in my games on weekends. I can actually do the whip-forehand loop drive receiving long serves (in doubles, where you know more or less where the serve's going to go, and the people I play with aren't good enough to consistently serve short). In other situations I'm concentrating on not executing the backswing too early, even on short topspin drives or quasi-blocks. For the most part, it has improved my game, even though the first day I tried it it was a disaster - my timing was off completely and I kept missing balls. The pre-session warmup really helps calibrate the timing. Now to internalize it so it becomes second nature - so easy to forget to keep doing it!

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