Show #246 - Ma Long's Spin Catcher

7 years ago

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Last #PQOTD - 1:35

After the results in Kuwait who are your picks for the 2 Men and 2 Women to represent China at the Rio Olympics?

#PQOTD - 6:42

What is your favourite venue to play?

On This Day - 7:04

1903 Monopoly

Power Of Practice - 8:18

Xu Xin and Ma Long try the Spin Catcher

Drill of the Week - 14:26

Serving Practice

Ping Pong Zone - 18:02

Karel: I play against an opponent who does not practice but just plays on Sundays. He does not have a proper technique to play but somehow always manages to get the ball on the table.  I am a much more experienced player and I know my techniques are better but I am just not used to playing this kind of style. , he usually does not do any forehand topspin strokes but just waits for me to push the ball back too high and then somehow manages to shoot it the way that either I don't get it back or I get it back too high so he can continue the attacking.

Faster Backhand - 21:44

Josef: whenever i do a backhand drive or loop i am never quite satisfied with the trajectory of the ball, it always seems to have too much topspin on it with less speed and the ball seem to move like the upper part of a can you give me some advice on how to make a perfect backhand loop or drive?

Slow Third Ball - 23:28

Sasha: i am worried that my opponent will just counterattack my third ball attack if I just spin it up first.  Is it ok to just spin the first ball and then go for it on the 5th?

Links in this Episode

2016 ITTF Qatar Open

Oceania Olympic Qualification

Ma Long and Xu Xin trying the Spin Catcher

How To Practice Serving

How Can I Escape the Ping Pong Zone?

Backhand Topspin

Slow Spinny Topspin

Advanced Forehand Topspin