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  1. What are your injuries related to?

    What are your injuries related to?
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  2. You have to use some hip, you don't have to twist...

    You have to use some hip, you don't have to twist the hip. you can just thrust it slightly. but in any case most basic backhands tend to be reasonable. It's easier to fix something that someone...
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  3. There is room for debate here. There are many...

    There is room for debate here. There are many different styles. Away from the table, the hip rotation might help more, but close to the table, you hardly see any hip rotation on Ma Long or...
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  4. FZD the tough grader probably gave that a 10...

    FZD the tough grader probably gave that a 10 lol...
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  5. In terms of solutions, the high level and correct...

    In terms of solutions, the high level and correct solution is to play both forehand and backhand with the help of the lower body and to train the lower body to quickly prepare both shots. It still...
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  6. It's a common problem. Even Harimoto had/has it,...

    It's a common problem. Even Harimoto had/has it, to give you perspective of how deep the problem can be, and there are articles on how hard he has worked with a Chinese coach to bring balance and...
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  7. When a ball has less topspin than desired, there...

    When a ball has less topspin than desired, there are two possible changes -

    1. Change the stroke plane (which is what you are largely doing).
    2. Chance the contact point while going to the same...
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  8. I would agree with this if 1)I was working...

    I would agree with this if

    1)I was working with Dominik in person and
    2) if table tennis was a fundamentally intellectual activity.

    However table tennis is a fundamentally physical activity....
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  9. It is easier to answer these questions if you...

    It is easier to answer these questions if you just practice quickly, post video, get feedback. Usually the topspin takes the form of a modified hit. So a topspin that comes from a modified hit is...
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  10. Thus is a mixed bag and yes I suspect the balls...

    Thus is a mixed bag and yes I suspect the balls you are playing against are no spin balls. Not sure what your situation is that prevents you from finding a club or real players. But you should...
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  11. Building stronger leg/core muscles will do a lot...

    Building stronger leg/core muscles will do a lot for your playing level. If you can out some time into the gym or even without the gym, do some squats working with your physio therapist, over time,...
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  12. Some players use contraptions called "forehand...

    Some players use contraptions called "forehand fixing machines". What you are doing was recommended in a recent video I was watching on the forehand topspin - maybe Seth Pech - feel as if you have...
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  13. How much lower body gym work do you do? In terms...

    How much lower body gym work do you do? In terms of physical exercise like squats, stretches etc.
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  14. Pretty much, the salute position is usually the...

    Pretty much, the salute position is usually the result of the forearm snap, so you stop the upper arm and let the lower arm (or the "weight of the forearm") whip into the ball.

    For an extreme...
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  15. That finishing position from Ma Long and Rich is...

    That finishing position from Ma Long and Rich is a salute position. If you finish with a salute position, with the upper arm largely on the same side of your body, that is fine. Your practice video...
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  16. By the way, whatever one may think of different...

    By the way, whatever one may think of different looping styles, note how low Dima's elbow is throughout his forehand topspin. There is room for different techniques depending on the player, but no...
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  17. I might get into trouble for saying it is not a...

    I might get into trouble for saying it is not a very good one (way too much arm), but yes it is a flat/counter hit - it is one with the old celluloid ball when you could get away with stuff. If you...
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  18. NDH said it all, so read what he said carefully. ...

    NDH said it all, so read what he said carefully. You are a hardworking guy, I wish you could get good coaching in person.Get closer to the table, get a bit wider and try to not drop the paddle or...
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  19. If playing matches to improve, work on expanding...

    If playing matches to improve, work on expanding your game.
    If playing matches to win, do what it takes to win. If you need to push, push.

    There is a time for long term development. When you...
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  20. 1. The robot should not shoot lower, it should...

    1. The robot should not shoot lower, it should shoot higher. You want the ball to bounce. It is better to practice strokes in the beginning with slower high balls than to practice with skidding low...
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  21. Yes - a basic drive, mostly flat. Very relaxed -...

    Yes - a basic drive, mostly flat. Very relaxed - use minimal power, just hit through the ball with the right form/feeling.
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  22. Yes, but you have to start all over, you have...

    Yes, but you have to start all over, you have already built a pattern that has habits you don't want to reproduce. So you need to start with a new hit, and then when you have the hit you want, build...
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  23. You're working really hard and some things are...

    You're working really hard and some things are really good but some things show that you are working too hard. The upper arm is finishing way too high on the forehand side, which shows me that you...
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  24. So I manage to watch the Liam Pitchford backhand...

    So I manage to watch the Liam Pitchford backhand masterclass and wow, I find out that like crappy old NextLevel, Liam Pitchford opens his racket, hits the left side of the ball and turns his wrist...
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  25. Managed to get enough free time to play again. ...

    Managed to get enough free time to play again. This is probably the 4th time I am playing table tennis this year. I am incredibly rusty, struggling to beat 1600 players. Hopefully, I will get...
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