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PostPosted: 09 Nov 2021, 12:53 
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I'm new to using Anti (frictionless) and would like to hear what serve and shot sequences you have found to be effective when playing with anti.
For example, 3 serve combinations that I have had really good success with thus far are:
1. Serve with inverted short side/underspin to their forehand, and bump aggressively with the anti to their backhand corner.
2. Serve fast long side/underspin to their wide forehand and then block their loop short with the anti to the backhand side.
3. Serve long underspin to their backhand corner - If they push the return, bump aggressively with the anti to their pocket or wide forehand. - If they loop, block short with the Anti to the forehand.

In general, I twiddle extensively and primarily use the anti for serve return and to block the opponents first loop. From there, I hope to get a loose return from them that I can attack. I have a modified Seemiller grip, so I normally play inverted on both forehand and backhand, only using the anti for specific situations or during shot sequences I have prepared.

Any serve combinations you have found affective, or even shot combinations during the rally that work good for you I'd love to hear.

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PushSmasher1 wrote:
I'm new to using Anti (frictionless) and would like to hear what serve and shot sequences you have found to be effective when playing with anti.

As so eloquently put on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off… Anyone? Anyone? :D


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Great topic! I’m new to anti and will try your tactics (one I do already). Two things to offer:

1. In terms of LPs, I occasionally mix in a “pseudo” backspin serve with my dTecS 0.5, short to mid table, nothing special. (Harder to do with my OX LPs.) What’s cool is the serve is reasonably fast, low, and no spin, and is often chopped back, so I twiddle and get a surprising percentage of pop-ups that can be slammed back with my inverted. I try this maybe once a game so my opponent doesn’t get too used to it.

2. Not really a “strategy”, but Amir Ahmed’s shovel-like serve with anti is so impressive! :rock: From another OOAK post: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=5233&start=180
(See AA’s response to Def-Attack near the bottom of the page…I couldn’t figure out how to copy the post here |() It seems like wizardry at this point, I can’t replicate it, but I’ll keep practicing it!

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Pip slap wrote:
Great topic! I’m new to anti and will try your tactics (one I do already). Two things to offer:

1. In terms of LPs, I occasionally mix in a “pseudo” backspin serve with my dTecS 0.5, short to mid table, nothing special. (Harder to do with my OX LPs.) What’s cool is the serve is reasonably fast, low, and no spin, and is often chopped back, so I twiddle and get a surprising percentage of pop-ups that can be slammed back with my inverted. I try this maybe once a game so my opponent doesn’t get too used to it.

2. Not really a “strategy”, but Amir Ahmed’s shovel-like serve with anti is so impressive! :rock: From another OOAK post: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=5233&start=180
(See AA’s response to Def-Attack near the bottom of the page…I couldn’t figure out how to copy the post here |() It seems like wizardry at this point, I can’t replicate it, but I’ll keep practicing it!

I wanted to cry because I followed the link you gave, but all the videos say "This video is private". Is there any way to view them?


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Unfortunately many of Amir’s videos are no longer available despite the fact that he’s likely retired from table tennis :/ Perhaps you could ask him to post a few in the other thread or private message him and see if he responds? Several good examples of his shovel serve are found in this match on YouTube against Patrik Juhasz: https://youtu.be/BuVKr1A23Pw
I particularly like the 2nd half of that match when he really gets going! His opponent can’t return many of those serves, either dumping the return into the net or seemingly missing the ball completely! :devil:

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Pip slap wrote:
Unfortunately many of Amir’s videos are no longer available despite the fact that he’s likely retired from table tennis :/ Perhaps you could ask him to post a few in the other thread or private message him and see if he responds? Several good examples of his shovel serve are found in this match on YouTube against Patrik Juhasz: https://youtu.be/BuVKr1A23Pw
I particularly like the 2nd half of that match when he really gets going! His opponent can’t return many of those serves, either dumping the return into the net or seemingly missing the ball completely! :devil:

Thanks for the link! Very helpful. I'm definitely going to try to work on that serve, and try to get more videos of him playing.


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