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  1. Yes, the handle is a little thicker than the one...

    Yes, the handle is a little thicker than the one of other Chinese blades. I fixed it with ~100 grade sandpaper on a block. After some sanding, the handle is now really good as it is almost...
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  2. I grew up at the Swiss border (on German soil but...

    I grew up at the Swiss border (on German soil but close to Zurich/CH) and my first language was the local dialect (Hoch-Alemannisch, close to Swiss German/Schweizerdeutsch). I only learned standard...
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  3. I had a similar (inverted) experience, I started...

    I had a similar (inverted) experience, I started with 135 lbs (9 stone 9 lbs) as a teenager, and then in 2019 re-started at 195 lbs (13 stone 13 lbs), and then reduced to 170 lbs (12 stone 2 lbs)....
  4. I've bought blades & rubbers from PrinceTT.com,...

    I've bought blades & rubbers from PrinceTT.com, tabletennis11.com, colestt.com, PaddlePalace.com, AliExpress.com, ebay.com (sorted by volume). Shipping from Hong Kong from PrinceTT takes about 3-4...
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  5. I have mostly followed yogi_bear's reviews. My...

    I have mostly followed yogi_bear's reviews. My favorite blade (of 30+) for competitions right now is the Yinhe Purple Dragon 437 with Yinhe Moon forehand and short pips Yinhe Uranus Pro medium sponge...
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  6. I just spend $240 at princett.com for 4 Christmas...

    I just spend $240 at princett.com for 4 Christmas Gift rackets:
    * Yinhe E3 (5-ply Limba top)
    * Yinhe Sun soft sponge
    * Yinhe Uranus Pro soft sponge
  7. For me it was definitely worth going to short...

    For me it was definitely worth going to short pips backhand. First, I didn't have a good backhand topspin. Second, I wanted to stay at the table due to my age when playing with folks 40 years...
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  8. Mattias Falck just twiddles to be able to use the...

    Mattias Falck just twiddles to be able to use the high spin rubber on the forehand for the serve, and then go back to having the high spin rubber on the backhand.
    I think most attacking players who...
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  9. You will have to adjust the technique to play...

    You will have to adjust the technique to play with short pips. This is explained in great detail (with English subtitles) in these excellent YouTube videos:
    https://youtu.be/ewCYaUiaTxc
    and...
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  10. For backhand short pips tutorials: Patrick...

    For backhand short pips tutorials:
    Patrick Hrdlicka: What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Playing With Short Pips Rubbers?

    bbaerong-e yorong-e TV, Very detailed explanations, in Korean...
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  11. What helped me was to watch this YouTube video by...

    What helped me was to watch this YouTube video by Maxim Cerepnin (switch on the Close Caption for English subtitles):
    https://youtu.be/C__FqO_IMZ8
    and for a cost-effective tensor short pip try the...
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  12. To clarify, I know the main programming paradigms...

    To clarify, I know the main programming paradigms already (from Pascal, Lisp, Perl, Python, C, C++, bash, ...) and use pattern matching to put the new language/pattern in the correct bucket. I agree...
  13. So first I would say that adults do not learn...

    So first I would say that adults do not learn better than kids, they learn differently. Also in my experience it does get more difficult to learn new movements with increasing age. I approached this...
  14. I found it a lot of fun to play short pips...

    I found it a lot of fun to play short pips backhand after I switched from a more spinny rubber (Rakza PO) to a less spinny rubber (Nittaku Moristo SP). I also spent about 6 months learning to twiddle...
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  15. You will need to decide on the strategy before...

    You will need to decide on the strategy before you buy the short pips. Do you want some spin capability (e.g. like Rakza PO or TSP SpinPips) or do you want to have a big difference between the two...
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  16. I restarted at age 59 after not having played for...

    I restarted at age 59 after not having played for 38 years. Key point is to thoroughly warm up and stretch before the practice, and to be really careful if you are overweight since the load on the...
  17. This is a good intro:...

    This is a good intro: https://youtu.be/QkAtYs6gwig. (from Vicky Jiao).

    I am also playing with short pips backhand and I twiddle sometimes but the difficulty is that then you need two sets of...
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  18. So what has helped me was to read the reviews at...

    So what has helped me was to read the reviews at tabletennis11.com and the comparison at paddlepalace.com. They also have a blog at https://blog.tabletennis11.com/the-top-10-rubbers-of-2019 for the...
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  19. I would watch all of this:...

    I would watch all of this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ8jiI0mVOM&list=PLbi5LUlkUf6VROXOtxdfq1Hl4I3E2sjju

    and especially forehand and backhand push will allow you to return balls with...
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  20. Yinhe Pro Feeling: 21727 For comparison, Yinhe...

    Yinhe Pro Feeling:
    21727
    For comparison, Yinhe T11+, Limba surface
    21728
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  21. When I have neck pain, first step is to go to...

    When I have neck pain, first step is to go to https://www.youtube.com/user/toneandtighten on YouTube, and watch the exercises/lectures about the neck (he is a great physical therapist). Then do the...
    Topic: Neck pain
    by ejprinz
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  22. Actually my name is Erwin. The "J" is my middle...

    Actually my name is Erwin. The "J" is my middle name from my grandfather. I chose ejprinz because I want to minimize keystrokes...
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  23. Good Control Blades

    I started with an ALL blade (Butterfly Timo Boll Control) and upgraded to a Yasaka Ma Lin Soft Carbon. I got elbow problems so I got the Yasaka Battle Balsa (OFF blade, 73g) which has a harder...
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  24. I liked this explanation about the key elements...

    I liked this explanation about the key elements of table tennis including footwork: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI0qyWMnh4c.
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  25. You are probably correct but being on top of the...

    You are probably correct but being on top of the theory makes it more interesting for me and I think going to the bottom is part of my personality (it does has its advantages, I've been wearing a...
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