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  1. Grunting, groaning is a means / way of activating...

    Grunting, groaning is a means / way of activating your 'core' muscles. that's why Tennis players started doing it years ago.
    We do it naturally sometimes, without thinking about it or actually...
    Topic: Moaning
    by IB66
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  2. As Carl mentioned, there could be many reasons...

    As Carl mentioned, there could be many reasons that contribute to the ball oversailing the table with the PG5 combo.

    Similar blades with a different composition such as the Nittaku Acoustic all...
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  3. That was something else i was going to mention!!!...

    That was something else i was going to mention!!! usually any glue i have is used pretty quick, it's the EJ bug!!!!
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  4. I think Revo no3 glue is available in 3...

    I think Revo no3 glue is available in 3 viscosities / thicknesses, so you can choose a thinner more liquid version if necessary. As Yoass says, you should be able to thin out some using water.
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  5. Generally when training, at present, warm-up is...

    Generally when training, at present, warm-up is usually 2-3min of FH to FH slow drives and 2-3min of BH to BH drives, then 2-3mins of FH loop to blocker and swap, then similar for BH.
    This is the...
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  6. An ‘antique patina’ is a thin surface layer that...

    An ‘antique patina’ is a thin surface layer that develops over time and is a sign of use and age and increases value!!! Whether this applies to TT blades????
    Like Carl, I prefer a ‘dirty’ handle and...
    by IB66
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  7. With the tacky rubbers I would agree with Tango...

    With the tacky rubbers I would agree with Tango K, you have to make sure you play with spin, even when driving a ball, you must make sure have enough brush or bite when driving through the ball.
    i...
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  8. Mr Liam Pitchford!!!

    Mr Liam Pitchford!!!
  9. I haven't used all the DHS rubbers!!! but have...

    I haven't used all the DHS rubbers!!! but have tried a few of them.
    those used -
    H3 (commercial)
    H3 (national blue sponge)
    H3 Neo
    H3 Neo (provincial)
    H8 (hard)
    H8-80
    Skyline 3 (provincial...
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  10. The description MH uses, 3 main spins with one...

    The description MH uses, 3 main spins with one action for a pendulum serve, also can be applied to the reverse pendulum serve (as the name suggests!!!) and also for a BH serve. TRICKY and SNEAKY...
  11. Ghost serve - For me, is very difficult to...

    Ghost serve - For me, is very difficult to execute with a high percentage of reliability, this is not a serve I use during match play!!!! even after a year + I would say that reliability wise, its...
  12. There are a few different types of push. There...

    There are a few different types of push.
    There is a good video by Tom Lodziak with Mark Mitchell, (who pingpongpaddy mentioned) 'footwork and recovery for short balls' is one and there is another...
    Topic: Pushing
    by IB66
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  13. A mix of tacky top sheet (usually not as tacky)...

    A mix of tacky top sheet (usually not as tacky) and a harder bouncy sponge, traditional 'Tacky' rubbers have a hard sponge that are not as bouncy as a BTY spring sponge or a Tensor type ESN sponge. A...
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  14. Some of the glossy tables can mess with your...

    Some of the glossy tables can mess with your head!!!! The table I have at home is pretty grippy, so when I try and practice ghost or heavy back spin serves, the ball holds up nicely then spins back...
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  15. Yeah, the tables with higher friction attributes...

    Yeah, the tables with higher friction attributes cause the ball to react more on impact but reduce the amount of spin remaining on the ball after impact with the table. The ‘slippery’ tables when the...
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  16. There’s a study Brokenball posted, you can also...

    There’s a study Brokenball posted, you can also find it on the ITTF website, it was about dwell time, etc.
    the study was Undertaken by a French institute for ITTF, they also did a study regarding...
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  17. I would agree that the serve in #1 clip is likely...

    I would agree that the serve in #1 clip is likely to be a no spin, or could even have a little top spin. It looks like he ‘pats’ the ball forward.
    if you hold your bat at a 45 degree angle, for a...
  18. A Gundog !!!!!!! They fetch and return birds etc...

    A Gundog !!!!!!!
    They fetch and return birds etc that have been shot.
    So in table tennis terms, its a player that will pick up balls and keep returning them to you, not necessarily in an attacking...
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  19. Haha!!! I just got an Acoustic inner back from...

    Haha!!! I just got an Acoustic inner back from MOG that I lent to him to try out!!! Along with a sheet of RakzaZ, he’s definitely not dropped the EJ bug!!!
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  20. I tried it boosted, alongside provincial H3 37...

    I tried it boosted, alongside provincial H3 37 degree, which was boosted as well. I found the Skyline to be a little faster. This was at least 6 months ago I think.
    I gave it a run out about 3 weeks...
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  21. Ask 'harty' he posts on here and I think this his...

    Ask 'harty' he posts on here and I think this his his on-line store!!
    I've bought a few items from DHS-729 great service, all products legit.
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  22. Some people like to 'Cherry Pick' equipment from...

    Some people like to 'Cherry Pick' equipment from different brands, or have bespoke blades made for them. I'm sort of in that group.
    I like trying different equipment, bit of an EJ!!! although this...
  23. When I tested T05 and T19 I liked both rubbers. I...

    When I tested T05 and T19 I liked both rubbers. I found both to be good for loops, blocking and flatter hits. And for me, T05 was really good for chopping, but away from the table slightly.
    short...
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  24. Equipment reviews are definitely dependent on...

    Equipment reviews are definitely dependent on skill level, totally agree.
    so much equipment is also very similar, in the same ball park, with differences that sometimes will not really be noticed....
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  25. A rubber such as Andro R53 has a hard(ish) 53...

    A rubber such as Andro R53 has a hard(ish) 53 degree bouncy sponge, and a soft feeling grippy top sheet. this rubber requires a much better and consistent technique than the R48 version. R53 is not...
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