Hi all, I am new in the group. Please, are there any techniques, exercises, tutorials, advices, etc, about minimizing RPB crossover? I fact, while the RPB reflex is not complete installed, it seems to me there are two crossovers: the horizontal, "classical" crossover that will remains as for shakehand players and the "vertical", coming from the alternative of flipping the bat, blocking as a classical penholder block or driving/attacking the ball with RPB, mainly when the ball is coming to the elbow "h***". I have seen top penhold players still using sometimes "classic" penhold blocks.... is it still effective technique or a reminiscence of the past?

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If u want to practice the crossover elbow, then you must have a partner multiball feed to this area with variation in placement. 

For example, one backspin in your backhand, 2 topspin in your crossover, one topspin in your fh and again one topspin in your crossover.

You must recover to your ready position in between balls so that this exercise will help you simulate a real match situation.

Another simple exercise would be multiball fast feeding topspin to your crossover elbow as you move between incoming balls. The goal of this exercise is to move fast, topspin the ball, recover and so on so that u develop automation

Now for the blocking part of your question I believe its more a matter of preference, wang hao blocks with his rpb ma lin with his FH side (classic penhold block). Since you use rpb I suggest you must use it also for blocking because you are not a professional.

Ma lin uses the classic penhold block because he only uses RPB to open up the rally against a backspin shot and then starts playing FH all table. So unless you are a ma lin or ryu seung min style player, I recommend to use the RPB block . Good luck!

THANKS A LOT GEORGE !!!!!

Yes, I should work more on my footwork. The first exercise proposed will help me train this. I will set it up with my partner.

For the second, I am currently doing it with a robot.

Concerning the use of FH side of bat on BH for blocking, I have already disregarded it, while feeling more comfortable blocking with BH side on BH, but I was curious about why top penholder players use it.

Thanks again for your advice!

Rolando


 
George Dounas said:

If u want to practice the crossover elbow, then you must have a partner multiball feed to this area with variation in placement. 

For example, one backspin in your backhand, 2 topspin in your crossover, one topspin in your fh and again one topspin in your crossover.

You must recover to your ready position in between balls so that this exercise will help you simulate a real match situation.

Another simple exercise would be multiball fast feeding topspin to your crossover elbow as you move between incoming balls. The goal of this exercise is to move fast, topspin the ball, recover and so on so that u develop automation

Now for the blocking part of your question I believe its more a matter of preference, wang hao blocks with his rpb ma lin with his FH side (classic penhold block). Since you use rpb I suggest you must use it also for blocking because you are not a professional.

Ma lin uses the classic penhold block because he only uses RPB to open up the rally against a backspin shot and then starts playing FH all table. So unless you are a ma lin or ryu seung min style player, I recommend to use the RPB block . Good luck!

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