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  1. In contrast, this is exactly what I LOVE about...

    In contrast, this is exactly what I LOVE about the sport. There are so many different styles that you come across as a club player, and it's fun to try to play against these different styles. There's...
  2. I gave up on high toss serves because while they...

    I gave up on high toss serves because while they would give me more spin, I would have trouble executing those serves in tournaments. The lower toss serves (like Timo Boll's) are just a lot easier...
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  3. Agree. It's amazing to me how incredibly helpful...

    Agree. It's amazing to me how incredibly helpful the folks are on TTD. OP keeps posting questions, but most of them are essentially the same question, phrased differently, and we keep trying to help....
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  4. I use Vantelin Knee Sleeves, which are made in...

    I use Vantelin Knee Sleeves, which are made in Japan -- they're lightweight and wash well. I buy them from Amazon, but I don't know if they're available in your country.
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  5. Also, using an aggressive backhand flick for most...

    Also, using an aggressive backhand flick for most short service receives versus pushes.
  6. Ideally, you want regular sessions with a coach...

    Ideally, you want regular sessions with a coach 1-2 times a week. However, that may be very expensive (especially in the US where the starting rates where I live are $60 per hour). However, you can...
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  7. Yes, sadly I think this is the only way to make...

    Yes, sadly I think this is the only way to make ITTF/WTT pay attention to how most TT fans feel about those horrible side and overhead angles.
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  8. Completely agree, the side angle view is...

    Completely agree, the side angle view is obnoxious and disgraceful
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  9. WTT Houston Disaster

    For those of you who missed out on attending the WTT in Houston, you didn't miss anything. As expected, the event organization is a disaster in Houston.

    ​​​​​​There were two different lines to...
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  10. Liam Pitchford

    Liam Pitchford
  11. I don't have a knee injury, but I do have...

    I don't have a knee injury, but I do have tendonitis in both knees, which makes it painful to run, hike, or play sports. Thank god for knee sleeves because I definitely would not be able to play...
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  12. Nittaku is my favorite brand -- everything they...

    Nittaku is my favorite brand -- everything they make is quality (edge tape, grip tape, cases, balls, blades, rubbers etc. etc.). Andro also produces good quality blades and rubbers at a reasonable...
  13. Slightly off on the arithmetic there, based on my...

    Slightly off on the arithmetic there, based on my experience. My retailer of choice, Table Tennis 11, sells Rakza 7 rubbers for $42.43 with a 4th rubber free if three are purchased, making the cost...
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  14. I play outside using my Kettler outdoor table...

    I play outside using my Kettler outdoor table because my wife won't let me play indoors and our garage is detached, sloping, and a little far from the house. It works out great to have friends over...
  15. If you're a beginner, I think it's much better to...

    If you're a beginner, I think it's much better to start off with a 5-ply wood blade instead of a carbon blade to develop your feeling and technique, especially if you don't get regular coaching. And...
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  16. Thank you, P1ngP0ng3r and Der Echte. I found the...

    Thank you, P1ngP0ng3r and Der Echte. I found the Vega Europe on a deep sale and will take a flier based on your feedback, paired with a new Xiom Offensive S blade (also on sale). Should make for a...
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  17. Would a soft rubber like Xiom Vega Europe be too...

    Would a soft rubber like Xiom Vega Europe be too underpowered compared to a modern rubber like FX-P? How would it play differently?
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  18. That's one of my pet peeves with coaching. They...

    That's one of my pet peeves with coaching. They focus almost exclusively on technique rather than game skills. All their comments are based on basic rallying during warm up. I've been to two coaches,...
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  19. Wow, fantastic suggestions! Thank you,...

    Wow, fantastic suggestions! Thank you, pingpongpaddy.
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  20. Oh, and lol on the "kill the poor" reference

    Oh, and lol on the "kill the poor" reference
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  21. Thank you, Der_Echte. Great point on the...

    Thank you, Der_Echte. Great point on the importance of the receive game. I definitely need to work on that since right now I have some challenges returning half-long serves low, especially those...
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  22. Thank you, Lycanthrope!!

    Thank you, Lycanthrope!!
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  23. I have a Ma Lin Extra blade + Rakza 7 rubber...

    I have a Ma Lin Extra blade + Rakza 7 rubber setup on my second racket, and it works really well for feeling and loops. I definitely would recommend it. I haven't used dhs hurricane 3 neo, so can't...
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  24. Thoughts on strategy from an old returnee

    Quick background: Mid-40s guy in good shape for my age; used to play competitively in high school; self-taught (no coach when I was young); Left handed, Shakehand grip, Regular inverted rubber,...
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