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  1. Blocking with thin and flexible blades like the...

    Blocking with thin and flexible blades like the Allround Classic always feels a little bit "weird" compared to a stiff(er) especially carbon blade.So you can try to adapt or find something a bit...
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  2. Made in Japan:MizunoQ1, Q3, Q4, Q5,...

    Made in Japan:MizunoQ1, Q3, Q4, Q5, QQualityFriendshipVisnatura, PandoNexyEtikaNeottecX5Victas/TSPVJ>07, RegalisNittakuHammond Z2, Z6, Z8, GorikiStigaMantra, Mantra Pro
    Made in...
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  3. I think that it's this...

    I think that it's this videohttps://youtu.be/W9iFhy_7GXo?t=521
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  4. Same performance. 2.1 mm vs 2.15 mm just means...

    Same performance. 2.1 mm vs 2.15 mm just means that you could boost the thinner one a bit more and stay within the 4 mm limit ;)
    Instead of H9 you could try Hurricane 8-80 37 unboosted if you don't...
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  5. Never played with Tenergy 05 Hard or Dignics 09C...

    Never played with Tenergy 05 Hard or Dignics 09C so can't compare myself but if Butterfly uses Shore A than both 05H and 09C would have a harder sponge than any (officially) available Hurricane 3....
  6. +1 for handle and balance. Overall feeling i.e....

    +1 for handle and balance. Overall feeling i.e. do I like strong or minimal vibrations at my index finger or at my palm or both are also important. That's also something TTGear Lab is measuring....
  7. You are fast enough! See 4:20 when you get a...

    You are fast enough! See 4:20 when you get a short serve to your FH and are forced to move back quickly.
    What's nice to see is that you are actually doing two steps to position yourself for the...
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  8. Wenn schon, dann...

    Wenn schon, dann Expressganzkörperausweichbewegungsablaufabwicklungseinleitung (initiation of the execution of a quick whole body evasive movement procedure) or in plain German: to step around =...
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  9. If you don't mind getting more or less used shoes...

    If you don't mind getting more or less used shoes you could also look on vinted.co.uk

    This is what happens if someone uses indoor shoes for running outdoors... (Asics Gel Rocket...
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  10. There are still some pros that use all-wood, even...

    There are still some pros that use all-wood, even 5-ply, blades... Simon Gauzy (7-ply), Sabine Winter (5-ply, andro Novacell Off), Emmanuel Lebesson (5-ply, Tibhar Lebesson). Also some younger...
  11. Interesting... According to Wikipedia...

    Interesting... According to Wikipedia ethylenediamine has an "ammonia-like odor". Either it does not smell when mixed with natural rubber or my Seamoon, which worked great, had a different...
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  12. Say I'm 5 meters behind the table and have to hit...

    Say I'm 5 meters behind the table and have to hit the ball very hard than the perpendicular (COR, speed of the rubber) and/or tangential parameter (speed and spin potential) 1) of one rubber might be...
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  13. A nice comparison of boosters can be found here...

    A nice comparison of boosters can be found here https://blog.tabletennis11.com/review-five-oil-based-boosters
    Start with Haifu Seamoon or Falco Tempo Long
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  14. Viscaria for 1410 CNY ~ 204€? That's very...

    Viscaria for 1410 CNY ~ 204€? That's very expensive compared to the prices in Japan or Germany...Viscaria in Japan (incl. 10% VAT) 22000 Yen or around 156 Euro...
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  15. Actually the FZD ALC is cheaper than a Viscaria...

    Actually the FZD ALC is cheaper than a Viscaria in Japan ;)
    FZD ALC https://www.butterfly.shop/category/SHAKE/37221.html 19800 YenViscaria https://www.butterfly.shop/category/SHAKE/30041.html 22000...
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  16. Seems to be the provincial version of the new...

    Seems to be the provincial version of the new Target National ;)
    Don't ask why but Sanwei has registered https://equipments.ittf.com/#/equipments/racket_coverings the original topsheet as "Target"...
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  17. Official answer from Butterfly: zero difference....

    Official answer from Butterfly: zero difference. Viscaria, Zhang Jike ALC, Lin Gaoyuan ALC, Matsudaira Kenta ALC, Timo Boll ALC and Timo Boll Spirit all have the same reaction and vibration property....
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  18. H3 definitely plays better boosted ;) Regarding...

    H3 definitely plays better boosted ;)
    Regarding blades/blade rubber combinations: Mostly personal preferences. I like a bit more flexible blades better with H3 than stiffer ones and still prefer...
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  19. That's similar to what I experienced with a...

    That's similar to what I experienced with a couple of rubbers (V>11, BlueStorm Z2, Vega Pro). First the sponge fails, than boosted it to get the bounciness/trajectory somewhat back and not long after...
  20. Many ESN rubbers have seen a price increase...

    Many ESN rubbers have seen a price increase recently. All new Evolution rubbers MX-D, EL-D, FX-D now have a MSRP of 52,90€ before discounts. Rakza X, Rakza Z, V>15 also now over 50€, Rasanter R45,...
  21. That's not a crazy idea... Boosting causes...

    That's not a crazy idea... Boosting causes similar changes as good old speed glue did. A bit more speed but more spin. More spin = more control = more balls on the table. Tiefenbacher and Durey found...
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  22. If you never played with H3 or the like than you...

    If you never played with H3 or the like than you could start with the Hurricane 8-80 instead and go on from there if you like it. No need for boosting. Depending on what rubbers you played before...
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  23. Neither trained by a Chinese coach nor started...

    Neither trained by a Chinese coach nor started playing in China but switched to (heavily speed glued) hard, tacky rubbers on my FH in the mid 1980s ;) Restarted TT in 2018 with ESN junk on the FH and...
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  24. Just try out what works best to block these...

    Just try out what works best to block these loops. Loose grip, tight grip, passive, active (mini loop/brush), try punching (Truls Moregardh style) through the ball to add pace, vary the distance at...
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  25. Great teams, great matches, great videos! This is...

    Great teams, great matches, great videos! This is how TT should be!
    Thank you guys!
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