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  1. Hello Der, Carl, Goons, TrobleMakers and TTDers!...

    Hello Der, Carl, Goons, TrobleMakers and TTDers!

    Thank you Carl for the headsup!

    Der, I let 42andbackpains know already.

    i have not checked out any PingPod locations. I did drive past one...
  2. Liu Guo Liang played short pips on the FH like...

    Liu Guo Liang played short pips on the FH like JJL and invented the RPB style (or first World Champ to use the RPB). Speaking about JJL, he visited my club in NYC ~1987 when he was World Champion....
  3. They changed the schedule yet again since the...

    They changed the schedule yet again since the above post. Monday nights only 6:30-8:30pm. Have been going the past couple of weeks.

    Found out this past Monday though, in July, they will close down...
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  4. Commence Secret Goon Squad Meeting Protocol #88.

    Commence Secret Goon Squad Meeting Protocol #88.
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  5. Pre-lockdown, I was using it for about 3 months...

    Pre-lockdown, I was using it for about 3 months and getting used to it as it is wood, after having used the Taksim carbon blade for 2 yrs if not more.

    But then after lockdown eased up and I went...
  6. It is fun, you should give it a try :)

    It is fun, you should give it a try :)
  7. I had traded my friend for his new unused backup...

    I had traded my friend for his new unused backup YEO to keep as a spare in case I needed to use it should anything happen to my primary and backup blades. After a month or so, I still didn't use it....
  8. My old Taksim blade is well old. A friend...

    My old Taksim blade is well old. A friend mentioned that carbon blades will crack inside over time, or words to that effect. It was a handme down from a friend after his use of it for a few years...
  9. Ok, my "club" has adjusted the schedule to...

    Ok, my "club" has adjusted the schedule to Mondays 6-8:30pm. All other days of the week are during the daytime when I am working.

    I have been playing the past few Monday nights after about 2-3...
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  10. yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  11. Perhaps the extended fingers grip is awkward for...

    Perhaps the extended fingers grip is awkward for me because my TPB "punch" (i learnt it being called "push-block" as in pushing something and not TT pushing which the downspin short game) was taught...
  12. Belated welcome to the thread Flathitter!First...

    Belated welcome to the thread Flathitter!First time I've heard of a PH grip with thumb on the back! Will you continue with that grip when you switch to JPen?What aspects of the game does your grip...
  13. Great match, dynamic CPEN! Thank you for the...

    Great match, dynamic CPEN! Thank you for the video!

    Interesting on his grip. Watching at work, meaning I should not be watching LOL, it seems his grip has somewhat extended fingers. At 1:52 we see...
  14. This does look interesting!! Thank you for...

    This does look interesting!! Thank you for posting the video!

    For any TPB players, this may be a good intermediate step/stroke to learning RPB proper should a player use 2 rubbers. For one rubber,...
  15. Found out last night, the dept of parks rec ctr i...

    Found out last night, the dept of parks rec ctr i play at has changed schedules. No more evenings for TT. Only daytime.

    :(

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    re: grips - i've heard of players switching grips between...
  16. Found out last night, the dept of parks rec ctr i...

    Found out last night, the dept of parks rec ctr i play at has changed schedules. No more evenings for TT. Only daytime.

    :(
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  17. Nope, the trash talking I'll leave to you to post...

    Nope, the trash talking I'll leave to you to post about lol
  18. Hello: I started playing in my teens for 8 to...

    Hello:

    I started playing in my teens for 8 to 10 yrs or so. I was a better player in games than practice back then. Then retired from the game focusing on college, career and starting a family....
  19. I now remember why I left TTD! You switched to...

    I now remember why I left TTD! You switched to SH!!!!

    LOL -- just kidding!!
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  20. Hello JeffM and DTTCCers! *pssst* This is a...

    Hello JeffM and DTTCCers!

    *pssst* This is a secret! DO NOT TELL CARL!

    I thought he may have been a double agent!! I went to investigate his house and fell into a trap door to his basement. I...
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  21. LOLOL Thank you Carl for the heads up! ...

    LOLOL

    Thank you Carl for the heads up!

    ........

    Quotes from The Unfettered Mind
    Writings of the Zen master to the sword master (by Takuan Soho)

    If you do not train in technique, but only...
  22. In martial arts, it is called "no-mindedness",...

    In martial arts, it is called "no-mindedness", and specifically in Japanese MA, it is 'mushin'. In sports, it can be called "flow" or "in the zone".

    Although muscles have no memory, the term...
  23. Beat me to it! NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)...

    Beat me to it! NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) teaches that people process information in 3 primary ways: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. A good instructor/coach will be able to tell which...
  24. Related but unrelated: Using boxing as an...

    Related but unrelated:

    Using boxing as an example, take 2 famous coaching greats: Cus D'Amato and Emmanuel Steward. Steward would work with a boxer and check out his strengths and weaknesses and...
  25. I'll take 9 points handicap from either of you :)

    I'll take 9 points handicap from either of you :)
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