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  1. Interesting comments about the friction of the...

    Interesting comments about the friction of the table. I doubt it has anything to do with the color of the table, but low friction could still be a real problem. I remember a number of years ago...
  2. In the world of cycling, cyclists pretty much...

    In the world of cycling, cyclists pretty much universally disparage the UCI, the equivalent of the ITTF. And for many of the same reasons, especially introduction of stupid rules that either impede...
  3. Get help.

    Get help.
  4. You need a lot of time off for sure.

    You need a lot of time off for sure.
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  5. Sweden vs China. Something about this restores...

    Sweden vs China.

    Something about this restores my optimism about the universe as a whole.
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  6. I don't disagree.. ITTF intentionally dumbed...

    I don't disagree.. ITTF intentionally dumbed down the sport. And it did not result in a more visually appealing product.
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  7. Anyway, I'm glad Ma Long won it again.As for the...

    Anyway, I'm glad Ma Long won it again.As for the 38 to 40 switch, it was a change but not THAT big of a change. Losing speed glue changed things a lot too. I played through all of that.. There were...
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  8. This is true but at the same time, Chinese...

    This is true but at the same time, Chinese players of Waldner's era were weaker. At the beginning of Waldner's career, the most significant of these would have been Gatien and Appelgren, later...
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  9. Not even #2. IMHO. people forget about Wang...

    Not even #2. IMHO. people forget about Wang Liqin.
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  10. One thing I like about France is regional...

    One thing I like about France is regional differences are not so pronounced so I can function reasonably anywhere there (or in Geneva, Lausanne or Brussels). That doesn't mean I understand everything...
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  11. I've seen kids as young as 6 who had coordination...

    I've seen kids as young as 6 who had coordination sufficient to begin to learn without getting frustrated. Just remember, at that age they don't have much attention span. And if they start a bit...
  12. Years ago (around 2005) I was in Germany on...

    Years ago (around 2005) I was in Germany on business visiting a colleague in Gottingen. While we were talking in his office, he got a phone call from someone in Munich, and after a couple of minutes...
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  13. I think you should just learn German for the sake...

    I think you should just learn German for the sake of learning German. And if it helps you playing TT even better!!!

    As a general rule, if you're going to live someplace for any length of time, it...
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  14. Here is one of the most entertaining g matches of...

    Here is one of the most entertaining g matches of all time, featuring Korean choppers.

    https://youtu.be/NzYtFLpJrQU
  15. No, it is not body type, it is tradition and...

    No, it is not body type, it is tradition and coaching infrastructure. So many little kids in Brazil dream of futbol, have opportunities to play, are exposed at a young age, etc. And if they are...
  16. Definition for a thread like this is where you...

    Definition for a thread like this is where you learned to play. Lilly Zhang for example learned to play in the US and is American. Harmimoto is Japanese. However Chen Weixing is Asian.

    But the...
  17. They have to pay a fee. Kilkerspin apparently...

    They have to pay a fee. Kilkerspin apparently doesn't want to.

    Edit added, yes, I see that was already mentioned. Killerspin may not bring in enough revenue to do it..They can't be selling much. ...
  18. Almost certainly they are made by DHS.

    Almost certainly they are made by DHS.
  19. Exactly. This is the reason.. In Asia there...

    Exactly. This is the reason.. In Asia there will be more of everything. Actually over last 20 years if you restrict attention to world top 100 there MAY be about as Europeans (especially eastern...
  20. I didn't check into into this thread before now,...

    I didn't check into into this thread before now, but finally I decided to look at it, and it has gone about how I would have expected. There is always the one dude that seems to think people are...
  21. Really the only way to possibly know what MIGHT...

    Really the only way to possibly know what MIGHT be happening is to get an MRI. Even that doesn't always show everything that might be causing back pain.

    There are a lot of different things that...
  22. Whatever it is I am using at the moment.

    Whatever it is I am using at the moment.
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  23. Chances are very good that the immunity you have...

    Chances are very good that the immunity you have developed would protect you from even these variants* but definitely get a vaccination when you can so as to boost the immunity and prolong it...
    Topic: Got Covid
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  24. I'm just glad that you guys all recovered. ...

    I'm just glad that you guys all recovered. Things could have been a lot worse. Some of these newer variants are producing more serious effects in younger people than we were seeing earlier on in...
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  25. The short answer to the OP question though is...

    The short answer to the OP question though is there have been some great players who play that way. The question is, are you sensing that it is causing problems for you?
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