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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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.
  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Every day is a learning day

    Every day is a learning day
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  13. 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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  14. Here's wishing you a speedy recovery from this...

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

    Yep. I said 9x5 so was thinking in imperial measurements🙄
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Coached vs un-coached player

    Luke Walsh is the dark clothing while Dan Moses is wearing the light blue shirt.
    Interesting clash of styles with Dan using strokes, that would pain a coach....
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  20. The really nasty one is where the server's action...

    The really nasty one is where the server's action looks like a normal cross table, pendulum serve. But he hits the ball with the backside of the bat causing the ball to swerve away down the line....
  21. Plastic ball, I assume?

    Plastic ball, I assume?
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  22. Controlled shot making

    Old man at work can sometimes move at decent pace. Watch Timo vs Irvin Bertrand at 07:56
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/_8vFgVY3x-Q?t=476?autohide=1&controls=1&showinfo=0
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  23. Yasaka MarkV

    Yasaka MarkV
  24. I think the the OP was referring to the fact that...

    I think the the OP was referring to the fact that this normally cho-centric player (when he's winning) was moaning and groaning for each lost point.
    Thus he's still very vocal but 'Cho' became...
  25. Love dem valves. In my teenage years during the...

    Love dem valves. In my teenage years during the late sixties to early seventies I used to build valve amplifiers. A couple sounded very good.
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