I think the reason the backhand smash is considered so hard is that it's arguably the most underpracticed shot in the game.
If you regularly practice it every time out (wish I did) it's not really that tough. Sure, it's much harder than a regular overhead. But if I practiced my backhand overhead as much as my forehand (which still sucks compared to the rest of my game), I've have a killer bh smash. Also, the bh smash is much easier to execute with power when using a high-swingweight racquet.
BLX Blade 98. 26.75". 13.645 oz., 12.5", 366 SW. 16x20 (outer mains skipped)
Pre-Stretched Ashaway Kevlar 16g/ZX Monogut Natural 16g, 90/40 lbs
Last edited by travlerajm : 10-13-2012 at 11:23 AM.