if you try wind force, it's kinda easy to permanently knock them back.
try cinder arrow and impale.
It works great against high ehp barbs with storm shield.
For the average and maybe some well geared barb this is true. But when I dueled with the few elite barbs, I say WF lacks the punching power to penetrate their uber defense. Hopefully bow will get some buff or we can develop a new strat against top tier barbs. Until then, WF has no shot with the heavyweight barbs on 1v1 just yet. For the rest of the class WF is doing fine.
So far only way I have succeeded with WF is using traps and bola stun. Barbs becomes cautious delivering their rend if you are surrounded with EB. They will pump IP and jump right to your nest. The next situation will depend on the outcome of that encounter. Either DH chasing a sprinting barb. Or Sprinting barb chasing a vaulting dh.
Then again barbs can switch to juggernaut or range build if bola/traps becomes a problem.
I will try to create a different thread for WF users to discuss strategies against elite barbs.
Back to thread topic. Mannercookie shared me this video of a very good dh. Its all about staying away from the barb and landing as much impale as possible.
This video is worth a thousand topic of theory crafting and discussions.