Reverse Backhand Loop against underspin

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davidpui
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Hi Larry,

I have been practising "Reverse backhand" loop using Chinese penholder grip and I am getting there. It's pretty good now. I can do backhand loop against block and also against back spin.

I have a couple of questions relating to backhand loop against back spin.

I can achieve this in 2 ways :

1. Reverse backhand loop by doing a heavy contact on the ball and carrying the ball forward and snapping the wrist forward - this works - the ball is a mixture of spin and flattish stroke. Grip is semi-firm...

2. Revers backhand loop with very loose grip and using more wrist spinning the ball and whipping the blade from right the left - instead of forward - I can get the ball over with a lot more spin.... and more side spin.... but not a forceful.

 

Are you able to advise or comment on the correctness of the 2 different types of strokes that I executed ?

 

Thanks.

Cheers

David

 

 

 

davidpui
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Re: Reverse Backhand Loop against underspin

Thanks Larry.

I will try by keeping the wrist loose on both types of execution.

I'll keep you posted on this.

 

Cheers

David

 

 

Larry Hodges
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Re: Reverse Backhand Loop against underspin

Are you able to advise or comment on the correctness of the 2 different types of strokes that I executed ?

I'd recommend keeping the wrist loose. Otherwise, the first just sounds like you are sinking the ball more into the sponge, more of a drive loop, with more speed, less spin. The second is a spinnier but slower loop. Players should be able to do the full range from slow and spinny to faster ones that sink into the sponge more, and still have great spin.