Japanese penhold banana flick

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Noah Clayborne

Noah Clayborne Asked 5 years ago

 Alois, i was wondering does J-pen have its own attack against short or medium distance underspin balls to your backhand side? Or do I just push and set myself up for attack. I notice that shakehand players and cpen players can flick underspin balls to their backhand side and not be so vulnerable because they don't always push.


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 5 years ago

Hi Noah,

That is a good question. I haven't seen any Japanese penholders executing the banana flick. Has anybody else seen some examples of this?

I think it's important to note however that a really good short push is still a very effective stroke, so you can always keep working on that and make it a real strength of your game.


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Noah Clayborne

Noah Clayborne Posted 5 years ago

Thanks for answering. Is it possible to forward this question to Daniel Bibeau? He might know. Thanks.


Noah Clayborne

Noah Clayborne Posted 5 years ago

Hey everyone I think I found the solution for the Japanese penhold banana flick. Fast forward to 1:58 in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9iQTGxI8c0 

If you watch what Matsumoto Cazuo does to Koki Niwa's push, Cazuo uses the very tip of his racket to brush the side of the ball. Because the very tip can generate the most spin. It also generates some side-top spin to lift the underspin from the push.



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