How to do the Vladimir Samsonov serve

Table Tennis Serving

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Julio Torres

Julio Torres Asked 10 years ago

I'm a great fan of Vladimir Samsonov and Kalinikos Kreanga and i have a lot of curiosity about how he does this serve...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuBOG13oqGM

0:29


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Julio,

It is a high toss Pendulum serve.  The serve that he does at 0:29 is a topspin serve so he is coming up the back of the ball on contact.

The serve comes with a lot of training.   It is important to get the toss correct first so that you then have the confidence to swing through on the contact.


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Julio Torres

Julio Torres Posted 10 years ago

Thanks...

M V

M V Posted 10 years ago

i think another great thing about his serve is that unlike the traditional pendulum serve, where you have your left foot in front and right foot behind while doing the serve and you move your right leg across to get into a ready position, with Samsonov serve, his movement after the serve puts him into the ready position immediately after the serve.

i am voting for a video response to this.

and i know Samsonov is one of Alois's favourite players :)

 

 


Ian Costello

Ian Costello Posted 10 years ago

My brother serves the FH tomahawk serve, but always serves it with side-top. :[

NOT A GOOD IDEA!


Julio Torres

Julio Torres Posted 10 years ago

I asked this question but I can\'t watch it because I don\'t have a premium account. Unfortunately I can\'t afford the premium membership.

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Hi Julio,

You make a good point. If you asked the question and we end up making a video response then I think you should be able to see the answer as a special bonus for asking the question! Give me a couple of weeks and I'll see if I can figure out how to make this work on the website.


Julio Torres

Julio Torres Posted 10 years ago

Thanks Man,,, You're awesome....

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Hey Julio,

We've updated the website. Now you should be able to see this video! 

For any of our exclusive video responses, the person who asked the question will be able to watch the answer regardless of whether they are a premium member. 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Good work Jeff.

Julio Torres

Julio Torres Posted 10 years ago

Thank you guys...

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

You're welcome Julio.

Siddhartha Raja

Siddhartha Raja Posted 9 years ago

i am not a premium member so i cant see the video


Yap Zhi De

Yap Zhi De Posted 6 years ago

Hi Alois

            You said that it is good to have a variety of serves in the serving secrets introduction videos, but why you ask me to just focus on one serve now?



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