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  1. Leo, if there is an award for best new poster on...

    Leo, if there is an award for best new poster on TTD you should totally win it in a landslide.
  2. Another exercise you could do with a partner is...

    Another exercise you could do with a partner is to both play softly with early timing and no spin, all over the table. The idea is to learn how to win by placement and timing alone. And of course...
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  3. I think players underestimate the value of those...

    I think players underestimate the value of those long push rallies as beginners. If I had it to do over again I would play those out until I could dominate anyone at my level with only quality long...
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  4. Cut out this stupid angry at myself shit right...

    Cut out this stupid angry at myself shit right now. It is not helpful, it is really super destructive.

    So you met someone with serves you have not practiced against and you didn't know what to...
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  5. https://www.youtube.com/embed/wjNln9mXuTI?autohide...

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/wjNln9mXuTI?autohide=1&controls=1&showinfo=0
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  6. Don't buy a robot.

    Don't buy a robot.
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  7. Another vote for the combo paddle from...

    Another vote for the combo paddle from AliExpress. The value is great and more expensive equipment will not make you improve faster.

    For shoes you could look for volleyball or badminton shoes...
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  8. The video sounds promising but left me with zero...

    The video sounds promising but left me with zero idea of what to actually try to do any differently than before. So from that perspective is it useless to me.
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  9. Just to close out this thread -- I had a...

    Just to close out this thread --

    I had a really good time at vvk1's club St Michaels TTC in St Alban's. While there I learned of some cool touristy stuff in St Alban's as well. An Abbey and...
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  10. It's not useful to adjust your technique when you...

    It's not useful to adjust your technique when you loop off the table vs chop. You read more backspin than there was. If you were always playing into the net then you have a technique problem.
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  11. On a really simple level, try to remember what...

    On a really simple level, try to remember what point patterns you won on and which you lost. If there were serves you couldn't receive at all or where you gave up an easy third ball kill, those are...
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  12. That's interesting. I mostly order from playa. ...

    That's interesting. I mostly order from playa. They have good prices on H8 and the shipping is very good considering it's free delivery from China. What Aliexpress stores do Chinese players order...
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  13. I don't necessarily agree with the IMMEDIATE part...

    I don't necessarily agree with the IMMEDIATE part of this statement from Der.

    I always get people I help to understand the purpose of a serve... which is for the server to gain an IMMEDIATE...
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  14. First option: Step one - serve no-spin when they...

    First option:
    Step one - serve no-spin when they think it is spin. Serve spin when they think it is no-spin.
    Step two - when they get upset and start to talk to themselves, Cho! their missed...
    Topic: My serves
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  15. Thanks guys, all of those sound fun and very...

    Thanks guys, all of those sound fun and very possible. I'll pm each of you for details.
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  16. Gozo, you have a coach and a great plan and are...

    Gozo, you have a coach and a great plan and are improving fast. So I say this more for anyone else lurking on the thread than to you.

    Pure sidespin and no-spin are the same thing when you hit...
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  17. One technique comment: the backhand hit you ended...

    One technique comment: the backhand hit you ended a point with around 8:55 in March four was lovely. You should use that hit to return all the long fast sidespin serves to your bh. These penholders...
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  18. Full Disclosure: I only watched match 3 & part...

    Full Disclosure: I only watched match 3 & part of 4 so far.

    So what do you want to take away from this competition? Imo that's really important in deciding whether and how much you want to...
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  19. Excited for the finals tomorrow in WS and WD. ...

    Excited for the finals tomorrow in WS and WD. Ito and Hirano both seem in good form. I hope that's a strong match.
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  20. Where to play in London?

    I'm going to be staying near University College London WC1E from 2 - 9 July and would like to play at some clubs if possible. Any recommendations?

    And if any forum members are interested in...
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  21. The OP says he has 40 degrees H3. The one...

    The OP says he has 40 degrees H3.

    The one piece of data we have about Ralph other than his setup is that he posted on a forum to ask if people thought his equipment was okay. That suggests...
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  22. Sounds like a setup for a high-level player. T11...

    Sounds like a setup for a high-level player. T11 is quite fast and the 40 deg H3 requires good technique.

    Otherwise it's a pretty standard setup - composite blade, hard dhs fh rubber and soft...
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  23. Play someone with a solid third ball attack. ...

    Play someone with a solid third ball attack. Every time you push back a long serve he will crush the ball right past you, and as you sadly walk back to the barriers to pick it up he will smile and...
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  24. You are setting up a false choice here and you...

    You are setting up a false choice here and you will play poorly if you trap yourself into thinking like this for no good reason. Let's start with a couple principles and see if we all agree on them....
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  25. Hi Gozo, I can't add much to NDH's marvelous...

    Hi Gozo,

    I can't add much to NDH's marvelous post, but I did want to say about 3rd ball attack. You don't have to end the point with some crazy strong attack. All you have to do is open with...
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