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  1. Dima's forehand(?) push

    This has probably been addressed before somewhere, but what's the rationale for Dima using his backhand when pushing on the forehand side? Seems awkward and something no coach I know of would teach....
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  2. All the best, Yogi. Good time for visualization...

    All the best, Yogi. Good time for visualization exercises, both for TT skills and for healing imagery.
    Topic: Got Covid
    by allencorn
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  3. There are some suggestions on the ETT Discord on...

    There are some suggestions on the ETT Discord on how to reduce the weight - use AAA batteries with an adapter that fits the controller, and leave the battery cover off. Gets much closer to the...
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  4. Pushsmasher, there are options to play ranked,...

    Pushsmasher, there are options to play ranked, which involve ELO ratings, or unranked, which I think is the social aspect you are referring to. A soon-to-be-released upgrade is also going to allow...
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  5. There are adapters you can 3-D print or purchase...

    There are adapters you can 3-D print or purchase that mimic the feel of a paddle. They also are constantly being improved to closely match the feel, weight, and balance of a real TT paddle.
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  6. I would add other advantages are it is much...

    I would add other advantages are it is much cheaper than buying a quality table and robot, and no need to buy expensive rubbers or paddles. You can practice with fairly limited space. And as PPTim...
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  7. I think it is great and have been training with...

    I think it is great and have been training with it during the lockdown. It has a ball machine on which you can customize drills, an avatar practice partner, an international community of pretty good...
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  8. That is what I use. I have single vision lenses...

    That is what I use. I have single vision lenses that are designed for focus at about 10 feet. I have to take them off to write scores on score sheets, but they work better than my progressive's...
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  9. I have a question about vaccine efficacy. The US...

    I have a question about vaccine efficacy. The US FDA has stipulated that for approval of a vaccine, it must be at least 50% effective. That means that infection rates in a vaccinated group would be...
  10. I always now carry a glasses cleaning cloth. It...

    I always now carry a glasses cleaning cloth. It helps with the fogging. Also heard that a water solution with a bit dish soap prevents fogging. Snorkeling trick.
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  11. I read about an outbreak in Hong Kong traced to a...

    I read about an outbreak in Hong Kong traced to a table tennis club, and the club was apparently using some pretty sophisticated disinfecting procedures out of Japan (Japanese medical-grade nano...
  12. I recall Shiono saying that in Japan, choppers...

    I recall Shiono saying that in Japan, choppers are not allowed to use long pips unit they are 18. They learn everything with inverted.
  13. I was just going to post this article and ask the...

    I was just going to post this article and ask the experts. Sure seems pretty convincing on how easily this virus is spread.

    Another question. What is the best data to assess the prevalence of...
  14. Almost any match between Timo Boll and Joo Se...

    Almost any match between Timo Boll and Joo Se Hyuk. Here is my favorite from two different angles:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gatqZi2bm7E

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9YeOfuc3Qw
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  15. Lots of folks taking some time off, as they...

    Lots of folks taking some time off, as they should. I was more thinking about clubs reopening and if anything would be done to clean tables and balls. Seems an easy breeding ground for bad things.
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  16. Tips for disinfecting equipment and balls

    Since many of the clubs in the US have closed for a few weeks and "Social Distancing" is being recommended, I was wondering if there were any tips or guidelines for disinfecting things like tables,...
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  17. You highlight one of the challenges of being a...

    You highlight one of the challenges of being a defender at a club level. To really have fun, you need to be attacked. Up to a certain level, the most common response to a good defensive push is a...
  18. Appelgren was my favorite backhand to watch. His...

    Appelgren was my favorite backhand to watch. His back from the table backhand was so smooth.
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  19. The Inner Game of Tennis is a classic with lots...

    The Inner Game of Tennis is a classic with lots of good insights. Gilbert's book is also great, but Galway' book has highly transferable ideas and a good read.
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  20. What actually prompted this question was watching...

    What actually prompted this question was watching NFL (American) football. Quarterbacks typically have a wristband that contains the list of possible plays, and a coach can communicate with them via...
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  21. I have hearing aids that connect to my phone, and...

    I have hearing aids that connect to my phone, and I have wondered if a coach could essentially "call" me and feed me advice between points. "Stop pushing the serve back", "Exploit your opponent's...
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  22. Using smart watch as a coaching aid

    I was wondering if there were any strategies or tips for using a smart watch as a coaching tool. As it is wearable during play, and offers lots of possibilities, I was curious if anyone has developed...
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  23. Sometimes it helps to focus your game thinking on...

    Sometimes it helps to focus your game thinking on placement and forget about technique, and let the technique just happen. If the strokes are well-grooved enough, you can spend some of your focus on...
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  24. Who is coaching jha?

    Who is coaching jha?
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  25. One of the best posts I have read in some time....

    One of the best posts I have read in some time. There is a sound philosophy of learning physical movement based on problem solving. Create a challenge like "Forehand topspin crosscourt against...
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