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  1. I vote for elbow.

    I vote for elbow.
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  2. Your wrist is not adding anything to the stroke. ...

    Your wrist is not adding anything to the stroke. Otherwise to me it looks okay. Not amazing, but okay. Like everyone else said, you are very tense.

    Try to let your wrist swing freely and don't...
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  3. Okay I'll try to answer this. I like the side...

    Okay I'll try to answer this. I like the side angle because imo play over the table has become the most important part of the game. And you see everything over the table from the side view, but very...
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  4. I don't love those rubbers, at least not the...

    I don't love those rubbers, at least not the flextra. That's what I started with as a beginner and it wasted some time. You said 'serious coaching' which is fantastic. Find a coach and ask him what...
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  5. Carl, thank you for banning BB. I asked for that...

    Carl, thank you for banning BB. I asked for that so thank you.

    Maybe I am too ignorant of maths and physics, and definitely not a millionaire businessman, so nothing he ever said in any...
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  6. Judging a player's level by their loops alone...

    Judging a player's level by their loops alone will cause you to lose very many matches.

    If the guy is a blocker, and his block is ~2200, he is a 2200 player. The defender in my example is 2100...
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  7. Points 1 - 3 suggest this opponent is simply a...

    Points 1 - 3 suggest this opponent is simply a lot better than you at your current level.

    1) by forcing myself to change direction, i introduce higher risk of errors.
    Okay, this is a basic...
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  8. What happens if you redirect the ball to his...

    What happens if you redirect the ball to his forehand? Like, how do you get forced into bh-bh rallies all the time when they work to his advantage?
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  9. So I play a guy like this, see if he sounds like...

    So I play a guy like this, see if he sounds like your opponent. Steve is a shakehand long pips backhand player. He backs off the table but doesn't do full chops, more like pushblocks from far, if you...
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  10. idk, is clinical another word for 'clean'? ...

    idk, is clinical another word for 'clean'?

    Jha's game may not have changed since 2017, but his results and ranking have changed quite a bit.

    Do you think some different style, or appearance,...
    Topic: Kanak Jha
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  11. brokenball;380692 ** MODS ** This guy is...

    brokenball;380692


    ** MODS **

    This guy is such a tool. Seriously "Ban me" is the most useful thing he has ever contributed to a TTD thread. Please ban him.
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  12. I would actually vary it first. Like I typically...

    I would actually vary it first. Like I typically serve a no spin first, before using heavy backspin. If they pop up the no spin and you kill it, then you serve backspin and they net it, their...
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  13. There is a conflict here between what are your...

    There is a conflict here between what are your best serve patterns and what your opponent receives best. So No, there isn't a single best serve strategy even for any one of us as individuals, much...
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  14. It is definitely the height of FZD that is best. ...

    It is definitely the height of FZD that is best. Or of ML. Perhaps that of WLQ. Or even RSM. Possibly LGL.

    So definitely between 168cm and 185cm is the best height for men.
  15. 1) Never prioritize theoretically optimal...

    1) Never prioritize theoretically optimal technique over what actually works in points.
    2) The best return is dependent on both your skills and your opponent's.

    In general vs no spin it's hard...
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  16. He just means turning around after you serve,...

    He just means turning around after you serve, into a posture that prepares you for the possible returns. And you need to be ready at least by the time your serve bounces on the other side of the...
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  17. Adjacent to Carl's point - does the OP's training...

    Adjacent to Carl's point - does the OP's training incorporate serve and receive? If it does not that is 120% of the reason his match play is so much worse.

    Serve and receive is basically the...
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  18. Maybe more specificity would help? Here is a...

    Maybe more specificity would help? Here is a men's match between a Chinese and a Eurmerican. Jha came back from 0 - 2, including a real beatdown game one. https://youtu.be/aigErWXg6ZY

    Why was...
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  19. What would a conversation about strategies and...

    What would a conversation about strategies and tactics even look like? Don't see too many of those online.
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  20. The sad thing about this with the coaching is...

    The sad thing about this with the coaching is that if you start with a coach from day one you don't really need to spend that many lessons before you develop good basic technique. Then you can...
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  21. What is the larger point of doing this? Like,...

    What is the larger point of doing this?

    Like, do you believe using a rubber with three degrees harder sponge will make any measurable difference to the quality of your backhand?

    Or maybe you...
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  22. I thought Dynamix 17 was something like 11 wood...

    I thought Dynamix 17 was something like 11 wood and 6 composite. I played a guy who uses that blade several times at the Gunston club in Arlington VA. He made tons of spin with it, mostly on...
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  23. Thank you for the kind comment Gozo. Yes, all...

    Thank you for the kind comment Gozo. Yes, all around control is the style of TT I enjoy playing, and the one that yields best results for me. I don't really have any natural power. That's why I'm...
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  24. May have been this one. Hard to remember after...

    May have been this one. Hard to remember after several years.
    ...
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  25. Thanks Der, NL, Lula, for the good feedback ...

    Thanks Der, NL, Lula, for the good feedback
    Der/NL - yes, I hate to be pushed away from the table. I got very angry with myself vs Bernardo for jumping back. He wasn't really pushing me back,...
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