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PostPosted: 08 Aug 2018, 21:15 
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iskandar taib wrote:
Here's an excellent (and spectacular) exhibition of off-the-bounce counter-topspin table tennis - AND it's NOT new players, and Harimoto and Hirano Miu are not involved!!! It IS funny how people are now claiming this style of play is (1) new, and (2) invented by Harimoto and Hirano.

Actually we've seen a lot of people play like this since I got back into the sport 3 years ago.


I was there, and it was interesting to note that these were the rallies the crowd responded to most of all. When DN and LSW went at it hammer and tong, the crowd loved it. Conversely, they were not as generous in their appreciation of XX and LDS in their big looping rallies. And the crowd showed very, very little interest in the women's doubles between an attacking pair and a pair of... (you just know this is not going to be a good thing to say on this forum) defenders. :oops:


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Harimoto is only just recently 15 years old...He doesn't really have the power and strength other players do to be playing away from the table. And men table tennis athletes are generally stronger than women table tennis athletes and play further from the table, while the women play closer to the table and get into these types of rallies.

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