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      Also as your opponent hits random shots at you...

      Also as your opponent hits random shots at you think about getting better at anticipating where the ball is going from how the opponent's body is set up just prior to his hitting the shot. Good...
    2. Yes, Iasta is right. It is a pretty much...

      Yes, Iasta is right. It is a pretty much worthless version of speed glue. Pretty much no effect except you may damage modern rubbers.
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      The thing I have seen most is people not getting...

      The thing I have seen most is people not getting good weight transfer or body rotation (kind of leaning backward when they hit the ball). Also no tactical context for the shots they hit (robot...
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      People can develop some pretty bad technical...

      People can develop some pretty bad technical habits with robots. Use carefully.
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      The main danger is that they could form a network...

      The main danger is that they could form a network and become self-aware.
    6. Indeed. You always need a spare for your spare.

      Indeed. You always need a spare for your spare.
    7. You are all reminded that the correct number of...

      You are all reminded that the correct number of blades to own is n+1 where n is the number you own now. This thread contravenes the spirit of that Rule.
    8. You are not allowed to even acknowledge the...

      You are not allowed to even acknowledge the existence of TTX. Study The Rules and obey them. Penance is required.
    9. There has never been a more egregious violation...

      There has never been a more egregious violation of Rule 88 than this thread. Very bad ju ju.

      Ba'al has spoken.
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      Apply pressure by not beating yourself. Tape...

      Apply pressure by not beating yourself. Tape some practice matches. See if there are recurring situations where you systematically give away points. (Amazing how many people have these issues and...
    11. Your coach is correct. The key is placement and...

      Your coach is correct. The key is placement and consistency. You're not going to win many points by adding so much spin your opponent pushes into the net. Instead you will make more errors. ...
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      I would have been with you on this, right up...

      I would have been with you on this, right up until I attended the 2017 WTTC in Germany (shoutout to Suga D!) and encountered his legions of fanatical followers in person. Because it was clear that...
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      Deleted my message since no good can come of it.

      Deleted my message since no good can come of it.
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      I've had the exact same experience. I took up...

      I've had the exact same experience. I took up cycling to improve leg strength for TT. Problem is that these days I am cycling many more hours than TT. My road bikes have given me a new appreciation...
    15. Thread: Blood Type ?

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      Poll: Shaking my head.

      Shaking my head.
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      I have a few stories to tell about this. I teach...

      I have a few stories to tell about this. I teach at a university in the US (I have former doctoral students who are now faculty at Chinese and Taiwanese universities). In addition, quite a few...
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      Ma Long graduated from one of the very top...

      Ma Long graduated from one of the very top universities in China, their version of an Ivy League school. I for one am skeptical that he actually did much real work there, even though I admire his...
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      Your opponents will get many more nets and edges...

      Your opponents will get many more nets and edges if you persist in this.

      Ba'al has spoken.
    19. Yep. Last comment is correct. Impossible to...

      Yep. Last comment is correct. Impossible to know without seeing. More generally the problem with knowing what to do against good players is that they are good! They can protect their weaknesses...
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      I have come to accept his commentary, which has...

      I have come to accept his commentary, which has improved. But I sure dont want to watch him play!
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      Good advice already given. Another thing to...

      Good advice already given.

      Another thing to keep in mind is that nobody but you cares if you win or lose. So do your best to keep your ego out of it. (Not easy but try). If you play badly nobody...
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      Rule 6.
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      Its a nice backhand loop but people can still see...

      Its a nice backhand loop but people can still see it.
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      Some might argue that lighting blades on fire and...

      Some might argue that lighting blades on fire and posting the resulting videos here would be stupid and it would be better to donate the blades to promising children in need. To which I would reply,...
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      Brs has achieved an impressive level of...

      Brs has achieved an impressive level of enlightenment. Indeed, the Table Tennis Gods would find the spectacle of a flaming ZLC blade pleasing, and posting such a video here would most certainly...
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