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  1. I think shake hands and RPB are simila/equal. I...

    I think shake hands and RPB are simila/equal. I am normally a shake hands player. Yet I can pick up a c-pen paddle and play a credible game of with RPB. What advantage does does one have over the...
  2. There is no easy solution besides practice and...

    There is no easy solution besides practice and experience.
    My first coach had very nasty serves. I told him I just wanted to get past the 4 four strokes so serves and serve returns where the first...
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  3. I wouldn't spend too much. I use a LKT pro XP...

    I wouldn't spend too much. I use a LKT pro XP top sheet glued to a 1.8mm HRS sponge. Not very expensive or fancy but it works for me.
    Off the shelf I would use Rakza 7 1.8mm
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  4. Show us one! Is this like your reduced mass...

    Show us one!
    Is this like your reduced mass document?
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  5. It is always about physics. Reality doesn't...

    It is always about physics.


    Reality doesn't care about your feelings.


    Nonsense. The timing would have to be perfect. In isn't about minutes. It is about milliseconds.


    Yes, don't...
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  6. ???. The trajectory is everything! The...

    ???. The trajectory is everything! The trajectory determines if you hit the target.
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  7. I haven't posted on this thread so I will now. I...

    I haven't posted on this thread so I will now.
    I have a definition of sorts.
    A looped ball will dive due to the Magnus effect.
    Since all balls with top spin will dive a little bit, it is...
  8. This is not my favorite song but I think it is...

    This is not my favorite song but I think it is most appropriate for our current situations.
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/Z0GFRcFm-aY?autohide=1&controls=1&showinfo=0
    https://youtu.be/Z0GFRcFm-aY
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  9. Notice that the paddle is moving in the same...

    Notice that the paddle is moving in the same plane as the plane of the stroke.
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  10. Watch this. You can see Boll almost is whipping...

    Watch this. You can see Boll almost is whipping the ball with a snap of his wrist and forearm. What is important is the paddle speed at contact. Also, pay attention to what Boll has to say about...
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  11. Time Boll evaluates two paddles

    Timo Boll evaluates a fast and slow paddle.
    The first bounce test is obvious.
    The trajectory test should be done with a machine so the strokes are the same. The same goes for the spin test.
    I...
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  12. I agree with others that there is no "snap" to...

    I agree with others that there is no "snap" to your stroke because you don't bend your elbow. You are too rigid.

    It would have been better if we could see the entire flight path of the balls. ...
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  13. Harder sponge is not the answer. Technique is....

    Harder sponge is not the answer.
    Technique is.
    This is fact.

    Another fact is that the optimal rubber was probably created long ago.
    I can't see where anything new is actually new.

    Others...
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  14. You are not alone. I suffer from the same thing....

    You are not alone. I suffer from the same thing. This is what happens when you get older. I call them geezer eyes.

    The correction in your glasses will make things look closer or farther away...
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  15. This is easier said than done. There is very...

    This is easier said than done.
    There is very little margin of error between getting the ball over the net and being able to keep it on the table.
    We can see the trajectory is flat except for...
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  16. Watch the videos on this recent thread to get...

    Watch the videos on this recent thread to get some ideas.
    Frictionless Anti players (tabletennisdaily.com)
    It appears that Andrea has added more videos.
    If I was as mobile as Andrea I doubt I...
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  17. What do you do when someone serves short with...

    What do you do when someone serves short with underspin? This will occur often so you need a solution.


    This is obvious but not a 100% solution since it doesn't solve the problem I mentioned...
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  18. If is hard for you change the direction of spin...

    If is hard for you change the direction of spin on the ball when playing with LP and thin rubber. It doesn't surprise me that you balls go back without much spin.

    A question I have is are you...
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  19. Gases compress and will return almost all the...

    Gases compress and will return almost all the energy used to compress them. Liquids compress but very very slightly.
    You fill footballs, basket balls, and soccer balls with air. You fill your...
  20. I lent one of my paddles, with H3 NEO on it, to a...

    I lent one of my paddles, with H3 NEO on it, to a friend so he could play because he forgot his paddle. I could see from the side that the cheap H3 Neo could generate a lot of spin. I could see...
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  21. I found Vega Pro to be close to Rakza 7. Maybe a...

    I found Vega Pro to be close to Rakza 7. Maybe a little slower. ( opinion ). If Rakza 7 didn't exist I could be happy with Vega Pro. I haven't played with G-1 yet.
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  22. I like my FH rubbers to have a high spin to speed...

    I like my FH rubbers to have a high spin to speed ratio.
    I believe opinions don't count so here is a video to show you, You can decide for yourself.
    I am playing with Rakza 7 soft max on the FH on...
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  23. [quote="UpSideDownCarl;352625"]Peter, why do you...

    I agree.


    Many are high school or college age. Few are educated in physics or engineering. They listen to the same garbage that gets repeated over and over again. That is why.
  24. Your argument doesn't hold. It is one sided. ...

    Your argument doesn't hold. It is one sided. 10 cm may be better than 5 cm but is 100 cm? 100cm is definitely a longer "stroke" than 10cm and I am pretty sure that most dart players don't have a...
  25. So a short stroke is not a stroke? That doesn't...

    So a short stroke is not a stroke? That doesn't make sense.
    You still have explained why a short stroke will not do.
    You haven't refuted my point that what comes before and after contact doesn't...
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