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  1. Yup. I might also hazard a guess the OP is...

    Yup. I might also hazard a guess the OP is probably used to playing hardbat/premades or traditional penhold with rubber on just one side and is now suddenly surprised at the extra weight.
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  2. My guess is OP is not an experienced EJ, and...

    My guess is OP is not an experienced EJ, and waggles the new bare blade thinking it is super light. Well yes, it's light because there are no rubbers and gets a surprise when the rubbers are added...
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  3. Yeah, the math does not add up and the unknown...

    Yeah, the math does not add up and the unknown variable here is the actual weight of the 301. Actual rubber weight vary way less than blade weight.
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  4. Some sort of cloud storage solution would...

    Some sort of cloud storage solution would generally work well and be relatively easy to use, like Amazon s3.
  5. Are you sure your scales are accurate and...

    Are you sure your scales are accurate and precise? Did you weigh the blade before assembling the rubbers? A blade that is super light should weigh much less than 85 grams and including the rubber cut...
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  6. Yeah 209 grams is pretty darn heavy for me. My...

    Yeah 209 grams is pretty darn heavy for me. My blades are generally around 80-85 grams plus average weight rubber means my setup is around 185 grams or less. You must have a really heavy 301.
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  7. I own a Tibhar Akkad and i would recommend that...

    I own a Tibhar Akkad and i would recommend that anyone consider getting it try it out first if you have the chance. The response is somehat unusual to me in that it feels like there is a speed...
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  8. I respect Ma Long as a player, but this.. their...

    I respect Ma Long as a player, but this.. their media reeally pulled out the stops to get all those foreigners and interpreters in to produce the show. Who knew they even had Gambian translators. The...
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  9. Time and tide waits for no man. You want to know...

    Time and tide waits for no man. You want to know how likely Ma Long will win? Check with the bookmakers.
  10. So what is the composition of the blade. If it's...

    So what is the composition of the blade. If it's not a limba top, is it koto? So in summary is it a thickish innerfibre koto top veneer blade that is a hair longer and narrower?
  11. With Danish Oil, which is a boiled linseed oil...

    With Danish Oil, which is a boiled linseed oil with drying additives, you should feel the wood and not the sealant. The oil soaks into the pores of the wood (if the wood has open pores) to seal it,...
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  12. If you liked the DHS PG9, then get the PG9 of a...

    If you liked the DHS PG9, then get the PG9 of a similar weight. What is the issue with getting a DHS PG9? Is it not expensive enough for you like a Butterfly? A different type of top veneer will feel...
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  13. You don't need grip tape if it's just to protect...

    You don't need grip tape if it's just to protect the handle. You can use something like Watco Danish Oil which makes the handle sweat resistant and still keep it's wood texture, unlike poly finishes...
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  14. Now would be a good time to consider setting up...

    Now would be a good time to consider setting up some sort of geographically separate mirror/backup server or something so a fire won't take it all down.
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  15. @Short_Pimple Celluloid is made from primarily...

    @Short_Pimple
    Celluloid is made from primarily cellulose (wood) and camphor and is biodegradable, unlike ABS plastic which does not biodegrade nearly as readily and comes from oil whose extraction...
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  16. When is ITTF going to standardise the plastic...

    When is ITTF going to standardise the plastic material used in the plastic ball so different brands of balls behave the same?
    How is the rule about hidden serves and booster use going to be...
  17. Arrgh! my eyes. The brightness, it hurtssss. How...

    Arrgh! my eyes. The brightness, it hurtssss. How do we turn the dark back on?
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  18. Just curious, why would you want the handle to...

    Just curious, why would you want the handle to ever come apart again?
  19. Do you keep just wiping the cleaner on the rubber...

    Do you keep just wiping the cleaner on the rubber and don't rinse your sponge? Try a drop of clear liquid soap on a damp sponge and keep rinsing and squeezing the sponge and wiping till all the soapy...
  20. I am here to attest that switching to the dark...

    I am here to attest that switching to the dark side did relatively quickly improve my score against my peers but I found going along that path was not sustainable for my preferred style of play and...
  21. Oooh, a full match, decent angle and a non-potato...

    Oooh, a full match, decent angle and a non-potato cam. Better download it before it's taken down by ITTF. While we're at it, better download any other interesting videos from the channel too before...
  22. In my case, my hand does sweat and it soaks into...

    In my case, my hand does sweat and it soaks into the handles of some blades which causes it to stink over time and my hand to smell after playing. Having a somewhat sensitive sense of smell, this is...
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  23. I would use a finish equivalent to Watco's Danish...

    I would use a finish equivalent to Watco's Danish Oil to treat the handle after cleaning rather than a polyurethane based finish as a poly finish will make the handle feel like plastic. An oil type...
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  24. Watch pro games like Vladimir Samsonov's games...

    Watch pro games like Vladimir Samsonov's games with your favorite players and see how they handle Samsonov's serves which are frequently side under spins.
  25. In my opinion, assuming shakehand, the use of...

    In my opinion, assuming shakehand, the use of short pips tends to give you fewer options unless you decide to also use it defensively. With advent of plastic balls you can counter and attack off the...
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