Happy New Year and Merry Christmas if you’re
celebrating it! Hope you all had a wonderful year
It was definitely amazing for me and this channel I really appreciate your support! You guys are awesome! In the new year, I hope we could improve together
to a whole new level Hope you noticed this video is a 360 video
You can move around. And if you’re using a computer, you can use
your mouse to drag around to see the surroundings This is my first time incorporating VR into
my video. Let me know what you think! In today’s video, I’ll be talking about several
serves and some not boring ways to practice them If you’re doing well in those exercises, you can reward yourself with your favorite drink or food! Cheers! Setting barriers is an effective and fun way
to practice serving First, let’s review backspin ghost serve
Our goal is to let the ball go through and bounce back in between the two cans
Notice we have two lengths for this serve The shorter one here is farther for the opponent to reach The longer one here is harder to be pushed
back short on the table Once you’ve mastered this distance, you can increase the difficulty by shifting the barriers and decreasing the gap This exercise trains precision of placement
and pureness of backspin Now, any deviation or impurity will cause
the ball to miss the gap For a more detailed tutorial on this serve,
check out my “Decoding Ma Lin’s Ghost Serve” video Now you may want to add some sidespin or cork spin to your backspin serves Now we can do it this way We can have a shorter one that goes like this, or a longer one with more side/cork spin on it like this This exercise helps us to understand combination
of spins When there’s more backspin on the ball, it
tends to curve more sharply back whereas a ball with more side or cork spin
tends to produce a smoother and wider curve After this exercise, you’ll be able to easily
control the extent of each spin on your serve If you want to add more side/cork spin to make your serve curve even more like Mizutani’s serve We can.. Here, we want the ball to go through the first
“door”, then curve behind the middle four cans, and finish passing through the “side
door” We see a 90-degree-angle turn of the ball
Remember to have enough backspin on the ball combined with lots of corkscrew spin by rubbing
the bottom part of the ball and swing towards your stomach
For a more detailed tutorial on this serve, check out my “Decoding Mizutani’s Serve” video Now we’ll do some fast long serves This one is to their forehand, backhand, and this to their middle a bit towards their forehand So they’ll have a hard time moving Notice we can add some extent of backspin
or topspin to this serve By punching the ball down onto the table,
we create some backspin like these three By hitting forward, we put some topspin to
the ball You’ve mastered this exercise when you can
hit any target as you like Now, let’s talk about reserve pendulum serve
Your regular grip won’t do so curl your three fingers at the back of
your racket By curling your fingers and moving your thumb, the handle lies on top of your arm which gives
you much more room wait.. let me get a ball
Stand with your left foot in front of your right like so and lean forward
Raise your center of gravity like this by lifting your left foot
Then raise your racket and your arm At the peak, fix your elbow as the pivot and
drop your forearm like a pendulum Now as the reaction force makes it swing back, add force that is directed away from you This is when you contact the ball. Lower your gravity back down Let’s do it again..
Here notice my elbow is at the highest point my arm is relaxed and can swing back and
forth At this point, think yourself as a crab holding
up the two claws So like this
And at this point, too, but in a different angle Your body should rotate counter-clock wise in this process Don’t contact the ball far away from your body Toss the ball so that it’s underneath you, then contact There are three different placements: forehand
short, backhand short, backhand long Adjust the direction of your brush accordingly
Ma Long has a different stroke from Fan Zhendong His elbow stays lower and the movement is
shorter This helps him to create backspin comparing
to Fan Zhendong’s serves which are mostly side and topspin

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99 thoughts on “[4K 360° VR] Decoding Fan Zhendong’s Reverse Pendulum Serves — TOMORROW TABLE TENNIS”

  1. I like the 360 because you can see different angles. Your videos are perfect for the 1700 player (like me) who wants to advance. Keep them up please!

  2. Thank you for uploading another very helpful video. Since you asked in the beginning of what we think of the VR style. I personally find it as an incinvenience since I am only using a mobile phone to watch your amazing tutorials. I hope you can adjust for viewers who are in the same boat as me. Thank you once again! Happy New Year!

  3. 360 deg. vids are nice for conveying a lot of visual information at once, but for something so dependent upon minute details, I don't think they make a good fit for these videos.
    Personally, I think a few 360 vids would be cool! Just not as tutorials.

  4. Looks like a DW kit in the corner. Can't really tell on my phone though. Either way, it's a nice kit and I like the configuration. Great video!

  5. Happy New Year and Merry Christmas you too. Thank you a lot for all your videos and work. I wish you in new year more subscribers and popularity to your channel. And of course more videos for us, your subscribers:) Good luck and thank you again, you are doing a great job!

  6. Hello everyone. Happy New Year!
    This is our first try of the 360 filming technique. I noticed some difficulties viewing it. Try using the YouTube App instead of the website version on a mobile phone as it may not work that way. Also, try using Google Chrome instead of other browsers on a computer if it's not showing up properly. Sorry for any inconvenience.
    Have fun and let me know your feelings! THX

  7. I am a big fan of yours but I like the regular videos with English subs more. I feel a little nauseous watching 360 videos. Bottom line: You're so much better than my useless former USATT Certified National Coach. I got much more out of your videos than the 12 weekly group lessons from him. To prove my point, 90% of his students who have been taking 2-3 years of lessons from him lose to me now. When I started about 11 months ago, I don't even know what a loop is. Never knew footwork is a must to play good TT. No idea who Ma Long is.

  8. Hi Mr Non-profit. Merry Christmas, and thanks for the vid. I'm currently working on the RP serve, and I've got a couple questions for you if you don't mind. I've tried two different grips to do the serve : first with a grip where the handle of the bat is on the outside part of the wrist (kinda like the grip for a banana flick, a guy named Brett Clarke does a tutorial for the RP serve with this grip), and then with a grip where the handle of the is on the inside part of the wrist (what you do, FZD, ZJK, Timo Boll style), pingskills have a video where they do both. I found the first grip allows more freedom for the wrist, easier recovery, and is better to work on a horizontal plane (backspin, corkspin, but difficult to control the bounce on the bat and so the height of the serve), the second is more stressful on the wrist, but better to work on a vertical plane (sidespin, topspin, better control of the bounce). I prefer the first way to do it, but I saw almost every top player doing it the second way. I've only practiced the serve like 1 hour each way and I'm a beginner, so I'd like the insight of someone more experienced and skilled to enlighten me (my personal coach made me work on backspin serve with the second grip, it really hurt my wrist, so I'd like a second opinion). Maybe as someone wrote before me, there is a need for a whole video on the RP serve… Thanks a lot and sorry for the bad english.

  9. Thanks again so much for wonderfull videos, my only complain is just use regular camera please. I was trying to watch the video while taking a shit and the only thing i can see is the floor, unless i sit straight which makes my shitting proccess more difficult

  10. I really want to learn this serve. Please upload a regular camera version so I can get the details better.
    That said, 360º was great to show the serve exercise with the coke cans.

  11. Great video! Loved the 360 view. Gives better perspective and angles for viewing. I guess the first table tennis channel to use this technology. Keep up the good work. Would love to see in match tactics and real time game adapting techniques and tactics! Thanks ! Keep them coming!

  12. Coach your content was good but the 360 thing ruined it. As per my suggestion request you to go back the normal camera thank you

  13. Good idea using 360 but probably not practical at this point. If I watch the video while I am walking, I consistently battling adjusting the camera view. Anyway, good idea and I think 360 firmware still needs time to be mature.

  14. Love the new cam.
    I think all of those who complained didnt realise they can pan the video with the finger or mouse to track the ball movement.

  15. If you can do a video about purpose of doing certain serves i.e. tactics on what to expect by serving certain serves – that would be great. Keep up the good work! Ps tried this serve out. The hardest part is getting the bat to come across the bottom of the ball perfectly horizontal.

  16. Also can you do a tactical analysis on FZD serve placement to Dima at the Grand Finals? Seems like FZD served reverse pendulum to Dima's FH 80% of the match. Why was this so effective?

  17. Wow, just found your channel yesterday and I have to say – it's great. Everything is explained in great detail and in a way that is understandable, even with subtitles.
    How about a video on footwork (and maybe switching from backhand to forehand or the other way around) (if recommendations/wishes are "ok" ^^), I feel like it is one of my weak points so I'd love to have something about it

  18. Hey really good videos. Can you please make tutorial videos on- how to play against long pips players and the strategies. Thank you.

  19. Sir, can you explain this in some detail in the 'tactics' series?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mejxN3WBxFE (waldner serve – block combination)

  20. I'm the guy who played against you in May at myttc high school competitions. I was from the school Earl Haig. It was fun playing against you. Good videos.

  21. Awesome, the 360° view is killer. Thank you for the informative video's. I have a request, as most of the videos available are on the same topspin backspin forehand backhand so on and so forth. Can you please make videos on the exercises that is particularity for table tennis and helps us improve

  22. Hi, I have a question on FZD's reverse pendulum serve. If he serves mostly top and side spin, how come Ma Long always pushes his serve? I feel like this serve is pretty easy to flip since you don't have to lift any bottom spin. How can I prevent people from attacking this serve so easily? Thanks!

  23. This is truly revolutionary. I enjoyed the video. This video will work perfect for devices with gyroscope. Use a google cardboard for the virtual experience. So please don't leave negative feed back if your phone does not have a gyroscope.

  24. the serve i do gets very fast and it has mediate spin on it.How do i do a short spinny serve I use joola 450

  25. Hi,
    How do you return serves like those at 4:25–4:30? I always have a hard time returning those serves. thanks in advance

  26. It's still a bit difficult for me to visualise how to subtly change the bat angle to confuse the opponent with pendulum and reverse pendulum serve, like zhang jike does. For pendulum serve, need to hit the ball on the inside of the ball, but for pendulum serve, need to go around the ball and hit it from the outside. Does the toss, arm swing, time to reach the ball affect the illusion? If you can make a pendulum serve vs reverse pendulum, that would be awesome.

    And I really appreciate the effort that went into making this video. Certainly some good insights to take from here.

  27. why aren't you post new videos? i really miss them! 🙂 hope you are fine, man! Thanks for your cool vids and i wat for new ones!

  28. thank you coach .. though a lot late .. just come back to play after idle for more than 20 years .. yes more than 20 years .. well made video coach

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