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 Backhand return
by VKN 14 years ago
 Re: Backhand return
by rhino 14 years ago
 Re: Backhand return
by bes 14 years ago
 Re: Backhand return
by Dave 14 years ago
 Re: Backhand return
by VKN 14 years ago
 Re: Backhand return
by Dave 14 years ago
 Re: Backhand return
by rhino 14 years ago
Re: Backhand return
by bes 14 years ago
 Re: Backhand return
by Dave 14 years ago
 Re: Backhand return
by James Pen 12 years ago


The following message (subject: Re: Backhand return) was posted by bes, on 5/13/2005 10:11:01 AM:
Two reasons jump to mind:
1) The extra topspin of a loop gives a larger margin of error. This will allow you to hit more consistently at a given speed, or hit the table with additional speed.

2) The extra spin can also make the shot more difficult for your opponent to handle. Many people don't expect a loop from a pips player. Even if the loop isn't a surprise, reading the spin on a pips loop may still create problems.

bes
A third reason might be that, when looping, the exact contact point is somewhat less critical, i.e. you don't have to hit the ball precisely at the apex, or even while it is rising...
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