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  1. TTD did that (partially) in the video below...

    TTD did that (partially) in the video below starting at 8:47.
    E.g. Tom's most effective serve was a long fast topspin serve to the middle (7 points won out of 9 attempts) and Dan's was a short...
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  2. Is this even possible? I know that some...

    Is this even possible? I know that some guitarists can play well around 20 or even 30 notes per second (learned, fixed sequences) that is 33 ms to 50 ms per note but the contact time between the ball...
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  3. Height of the ball: It depends on what you are...

    Height of the ball: It depends on what you are trying to do. If the ball is at or below table level there is no direct path for the ball to go (maybe around the net) so one has to move it "upwards"...
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  4. Definitely. Weight distribution is very...

    Definitely. Weight distribution is very important. That's why I have some blades where I (removed and) filled the handle or just glued some coins to the end of the handle ;) But I don't rework the...
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  5. Not necessarily more catapult/speed but...

    Not necessarily more catapult/speed but earlier/on lower impact shots.


    Denser sponge = more weight and that's quite typical for modern rubbers. Even an Evolution FX-S can weigh anything between...
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  6. How should softer rubbers do that? Rubbers act as...

    How should softer rubbers do that? Rubbers act as springs and dampers as in a car's suspension. Drive around in a sportscar and you will feel nearly each penny/cent/road marking on the street but you...
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  7. Was that a vegetable oil based baby oil or "the...

    Was that a vegetable oil based baby oil or "the real thing"? What might be lying around (guitar player?) is fretboard cleaner. At least some of them contain D-Limonene (as in lemon oil, even more in...
  8. The lighter Tibhar Lebessons are around All/All+...

    The lighter Tibhar Lebessons are around All/All+ (had one of these when I started playing again 3 years ago) the heavier ones are All+ to Off-. If one doesn't like the longer handle one can try the...
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  9. Victas V>15? Maybe the soft (40°) V>15 Limber but...

    Victas V>15? Maybe the soft (40°) V>15 Limber but not the Extra or Stiff. The Victas V>11 could be an option. Quite lightweight for a 47.5° ESN rubber (~42g - 43g in 2.0 mm) but not much lighter (if...
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  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_Table_...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_Table_Tennis_Championships_medalists

    First gold medal for China in 1959, than 1961, 63, 65, 73, 81, 83, 85, 87, 95, 99, 01, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17,...
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  11. Bairisch, Fränkisch, Schwäbisch, Ruhrpott(isch),...

    Bairisch, Fränkisch, Schwäbisch, Ruhrpott(isch), Hamburgisch, Kölsch (not the so called "beer"), Sächsisch, Hessisch, Berlinerisch and some more dialects... But most understand and speak Standard...
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  12. Maybe get a Loki Red Flame...

    Maybe get a Loki Red Flame https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32856582502.html for playing and put the Rosewood VII on display somewhere ;)
    The few reviews on...
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  13. "The legend of the Belarusian and world table...

    "The legend of the Belarusian and world table tennis Vladimir Samsonov has officially announced the end of his professional career. He turned 45 this year, and nevertheless he is still in the elite...
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  14. No reasons given but officially confirmed....

    No reasons given but officially confirmed. "Confirmation of Samsonov’s withdrawal means his position in the men’s singles draw will result in reallocation to the highest-ranked individual not yet...
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  15. Yasaka tested a couple of substances some years...

    Yasaka tested a couple of substances some years ago (2006). The patent is "Swelling agent of rubber for table tennis" https://patents.google.com/patent/JP2008049094A/en
  16. The topsheets of Euro/Jap rubbers are now...

    The topsheets of Euro/Jap rubbers are now grippier than they were in the 1980s and one does not need to use speed glue (at least for some time) ;)
    Blades: No real innovations but this is mainly due...
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  17. The usual import VAT calculation in Germany is...

    The usual import VAT calculation in Germany is (invoice price + shipping costs 1) + tariff 2)) * VAT% and depending on the carrier a disbursement fee on top if the carrier handles all this (even if...
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  18. One well known forum is forum.tt-news.de...

    One well known forum is forum.tt-news.de Current statistics: 352014 topics, 3199072 posts, 593182 user ;)
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  19. 39°, 40° (Neo and non-Neo) orange sponge...

    39°, 40° (Neo and non-Neo) orange sponge commercial and provincial H3s. If the 37° Neo stays on my backhand depends on how well the H8-80 plays if I can get hold of one and how well this transition...
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  20. I've played with the Rakza Z for a couple of...

    I've played with the Rakza Z for a couple of month last year on a Yasaka Sweden Extra and switched back to H3 on a faster blade. For me H3 + YEO is more controlled in the short game and over the...
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  21. My reasoning for (probably) switching to a faster...

    My reasoning for (probably) switching to a faster blade is somewhat different. Shorter reaction time might make a difference on a very high level but I think that in general it has more to do with...
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  22. For some reasons I can access (obviously :)) the...

    For some reasons I can access (obviously :)) the forum (https://www.tabletennisdaily.com/forum/) but browsing to https://www.tabletennisdaily.com directly results in an error message from Cloudflare...
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  23. I think Nittaku Japan uses a different hardness...

    I think Nittaku Japan uses a different hardness scale than in Europe. E.g. https://www.nittaku.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/aace22023762f51399f1a5fb723ac6de.pdf lists the FastArc G-1 with 37.5°...
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  24. If you still have the original authentication...

    If you still have the original authentication sticker/hologram from the packaging you can check the code at http://www.dhs-sports.com/search.shtml (afaik only available in Chinese).
    Apart from that...
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  25. It is on the web...

    It is on the web https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvxh0OUOpBU The official ITTF channel is currently streaming the top 4 seeds battle one.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpaKWYDxGts Battle one...
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