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  1. One word, Waldner........................and a...

    One word, Waldner........................and a couple others😉
  2. Why do so many Nigerians love to serve with the...

    Why do so many Nigerians love to serve with the backhand? I have no stats to back this up, it's just a general impression that I have.
  3. The other thing to note is that the OSP comes in...

    The other thing to note is that the OSP comes in several sizes and handle types. It is a handmade blade afterall which is its big selling point.
    I have the Virtuoso and the Primorac. I would not say...
  4. That BTTC match was very interesting. I skipped...

    That BTTC match was very interesting. I skipped the middle portion and I could not believe the change from the first game. You were much looser, relaxed and it showed in your improved strokeplay.
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  5. The big reason why we don't say, ping pong is...

    The big reason why we don't say, ping pong is that when the ITTF was formed, they could not use the name 'ping pong' due to Parker Bros (USA) owning the rights to the name.
    I am not sure who owns...
  6. Apparently, Celluloid balls are still legal. ...

    Apparently, Celluloid balls are still legal.

    Taken from: ITTF Handbook 2021 version 2. Including the changes made by the ITTF Board of Directors online, effective on 1st August 2021.

    2.3 THE...
  7. A double-edged serve😏

    A double-edged serve😏
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  8. There is a lot of 'it depends' here. In a big...

    There is a lot of 'it depends' here. In a big hall with few people, yes, it's very uncomfortable. However, most league TT is played iin small venues, most below the ITTF approved playing area. Once a...
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  9. Certainly, that is, in terms of innovativeness...

    Certainly, that is, in terms of innovativeness and willingness to use unusual strokes in high level tournaments.
    But, as BRS said, a few more years of winning said high level tournaments before...
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  10. I certainly would not cycle in temperatures below...

    I certainly would not cycle in temperatures below 5DegC. I've seen too many accidents caused by black ice.
    Playing TT in 10 -12DegC might seem too cold but I've found that the body warms up pretty...
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  11. You Americans are grown to be such...

    You Americans are grown to be such softies..............Anyway, I don't believe you. If you had to play a league match or something you'd adapt.
    I have seen NFL games on TV where the game is played...
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  12. The video production continues to improve. That...

    The video production continues to improve.
    That veterans team were all very solid players who were high ranked in England in their prime. No wonder that they performed so well.
  13. With my particular knee complaint, I've found...

    With my particular knee complaint, I've found that using shoes that are not too grippy puts less stress on the knee.
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  14. I agree but would put it slightly differently....

    I agree but would put it slightly differently.
    Every young player has to go through the stage where, in a tournament, he beats the players that he's supposed to beat.
    It's a mindset that I've never...
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  15. Butterfly Viscaria. With the prioce of top level...

    Butterfly Viscaria.
    With the prioce of top level Bty blades, Viscaria is now mid-priced
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  16. One of those slow motions of Fan leaping sideways...

    One of those slow motions of Fan leaping sideways and striking the ball when both feet were off the ground. Phew!
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  17. The most Waldernesque of today's players

    Who these days plays with the most varied style whatever the importance of the match?
    I began following Zhou Qihao about a year or so ago thinking that he was a fantastic new player with his 'try...
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  18. Plus those are the brands that sponsor the most...

    Plus those are the brands that sponsor the most players. That is my guess from my viewpoint of the circuit.
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  19. Every day is a learning day

    Every day is a learning day
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  20. Don't be a cheapskate. For high arc with strong...

    Don't be a cheapskate. For high arc with strong catapult, nothing beats Dignics D80
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  21. Here's wishing you a speedy recovery from this...

    Here's wishing you a speedy recovery from this virus.
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  22. Yep. I said 9x5 so was thinking in imperial...

    Yep. I said 9x5 so was thinking in imperial measurements🙄
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  23. There are basic ITTF specifications (see law 2.1)...

    There are basic ITTF specifications (see law 2.1) for tables.But any table is good for club/home play as long as it adheres to the 9x5feet regulation. Thickness and material is arbitrary.
    The top...
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  24. Not formally coached. But older players would...

    Not formally coached. But older players would have given advice to the youngster, yes.
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  25. Yes and no. More lack of matchplay. They have...

    Yes and no. More lack of matchplay. They have just started to play again since the pandemic restrictions were put into place last year. Plus, they are both full-time University students, so not much...
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