The End of Choppers

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Last updated 1 year ago

Jack Tan

Jack Tan Asked 1 year ago

There are much fewer choppers on the pro scene compared to the previous years. Offensive players these days are so strong that they make chopping seem like such an unreliable style. What is your opinion on the disappearance of choppers?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 year ago

Hi Jack,

I love to watch choppers play. I think it adds to the spectacle of the game.

It would be good to hear others opinions on choppers and whether we should try to change something to make it easier for them to survive in the game.


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Dhruv  Maniar

Dhruv Maniar Posted 1 year ago

Hi Jack and Alois,

I completely agree that it is great to watch choppers play. I think that higher is the speed of the incoming ball, the more difficult it gets to chop it after a point. It is like what that girl did to that incoming fiery football kick in shaolin soccer. This is because with more and more power coming into play, transitioning into a much slower chop requires even better timing and crazy good technique, arguably more difficult than needed for powerful shots.

I cant help but share this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kEJVTtDimU 

Check 0:47. That's the beauty!

Cheers!



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