J-pen limitations

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Jason  Bui

Jason Bui Asked 1 year ago

Why is j-pen never used anymore in this modern era of table tennis? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 year ago

Hi Jason,

I think it is mainly because it is more difficult to play the Reverse Penhold Backhand.  This limits the flexibility of a player to use both sides and forces them to rely more on their movement.


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Jasper Low

Jasper Low Posted 1 year ago

The last player who used the j pen style was Ryu Seung Min(if I'm not wrong ). His a pretty good player. 


Jasper Low

Jasper Low Posted 1 year ago

Oh yeah I forgot to mention, Ryu Seung Min was the 2004 Athens Olympic champion. 



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