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  1. From my observation, most 'good' tall (>6'2")...

    From my observation, most 'good' tall (>6'2") players play a variation of the Samsonov style, even Franziska plays that way for much of his play.
    That is, a languid, relaxed allround style. Ready...
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  2. On any serve stroke, there are basically two ways...

    On any serve stroke, there are basically two ways to vary the spin for deception:
    1. Same contact point on bat, different contact point on the ball
    2. Same contact point on ball, different contact...
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  3. Trust me, The strong discussions we now have are...

    Trust me, The strong discussions we now have are way more polite and controlled than the verbal violence of the early noughties
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  4. I suspect that most Users take a break every now...

    I suspect that most Users take a break every now and then. I have been active on TT forums from the late nineties and every now and then I see comments from the other old boys.
    However, as Dan...
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  5. Breaking the rules of proper TT technique

    Dan Moses style is not what a coach would teach. But can work sometimes....
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/EGzhLHGZfts?autohide=1&controls=1&showinfo=0
  6. Nice. Here's a more 'manly' demonstration of...

    Nice.
    Here's a more 'manly' demonstration of that punchy, snappy/backhand from my favourite online coach of the moment.

    ...
  7. Assuming proper storage as you suggested. My very...

    Assuming proper storage as you suggested. My very limited experience, after 12-18months from manufacture experienced players who change rubbers rubbers regularly will notice a performance drop. But...
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  8. Very similar to the Butterfly version

    Very similar to the Butterfly version
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  9. Great rally. Wrong hand loop-drive by one player...

    Great rally. Wrong hand loop-drive by one player and a flying, punchy backhand from the FH side by the other player.
  10. Harsh penalty for the biggest young star ion the...

    Harsh penalty for the biggest young star ion the TT universe?
    Remember how they treated John McEnroe? or the first time a big baseball star confronted the umpire?

    It's all entertainment. More...
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  11. Aren't these blades bigger than plain Viscaria?

    Aren't these blades bigger than plain Viscaria?
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  12. Buy something cheap at first as a test

    Buy something cheap at first as a test
  13. I can't see it. However, from umpire pov, hitting...

    I can't see it. However, from umpire pov, hitting the ball from a wide position always favours a side call.
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  14. Spoken like a true EJ. Right on, Brother! 😎

    Spoken like a true EJ. Right on, Brother! 😎
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  15. Years ago it was discussed on one of the forums....

    Years ago it was discussed on one of the forums.
    I can't remember the exact details but the story was something like; ESN was setup/owned by the owner of Donic who actually led the team that created...
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  16. I remember that Olympics, I watched several...

    I remember that Olympics, I watched several matches live on TV. Waldner was playing out of his skin, showing all the skills/tactics that his experience could deliver. But RSM and Wang Hao (vs Wang Li...
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  17. No. Edit to say yes you may. But in the same...

    No.
    Edit to say yes you may. But in the same manner he's then entitled to tell you "F-off". Assuming there's no umpire of course.
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  18. Blame the Irish

    Personally, I blame the Irish for starting all this foot stomping stuff.


    https://www.youtube.com/embed/F8ksMrFlSng?autohide=1&controls=1&showinfo=0
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  19. I assumed that Gozo was being sarcastic😉

    I assumed that Gozo was being sarcastic😉
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  20. Interesting and big thanks for that observation....

    Interesting and big thanks for that observation.
    Something to look out for in future.
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  21. One word, Waldner........................and a...

    One word, Waldner........................and a couple others😉
  22. Why do so many Nigerians love to serve with the...

    Why do so many Nigerians love to serve with the backhand? I have no stats to back this up, it's just a general impression that I have.
  23. The other thing to note is that the OSP comes in...

    The other thing to note is that the OSP comes in several sizes and handle types. It is a handmade blade afterall which is its big selling point.
    I have the Virtuoso and the Primorac. I would not say...
  24. That BTTC match was very interesting. I skipped...

    That BTTC match was very interesting. I skipped the middle portion and I could not believe the change from the first game. You were much looser, relaxed and it showed in your improved strokeplay.
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  25. The big reason why we don't say, ping pong is...

    The big reason why we don't say, ping pong is that when the ITTF was formed, they could not use the name 'ping pong' due to Parker Bros (USA) owning the rights to the name.
    I am not sure who owns...
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