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  1. You probably know this already, but before...

    You probably know this already, but before attempting to sell it you should check very very carefully for cracking around the neck of the blade, which is probably easiest done by taking photos in...
  2. It'll be much easier to see once you are able to...

    It'll be much easier to see once you are able to post videos ! Meanwhile, pendulum services take a LOT of practise to get right, I'd suggest concentrating on getting it over the net as your first...
  3. Nice that they do actually play a few points in...

    Nice that they do actually play a few points in among all the fannying (technical term) around. They sure are enjoying themselves though ! Not so sure about the dodgy-looking skinhead - is that...
  4. I've bought shirts and TT balls from them, and I...

    I've bought shirts and TT balls from them, and I think some bat cleaning sponges too. Had to wait a while because the shirts came from China and the balls from Thailand, but everything arrived as...
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  5. ..........and that really is the long and the...

    ..........and that really is the long and the short of it !!
  6. You might get lucky with a stream somewhere, not...

    You might get lucky with a stream somewhere, not sure. Otherwise it's Sky I'm afraid - the prize money has to come from somewhere and it won't be from paying spectators. However, try the World...
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  7. World Ping Pong Masters 2021

    Hi All,

    For anyone interested in the hardbat stuff, I'm posting this here as a favour to Stephen Baggaley. NB I'm not sure the link will work if you're not on Facebook :-
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  8. I have seen Stiga Table Cleaner being used in the...

    I have seen Stiga Table Cleaner being used in the past; however since we reopened after the first lockdown they've been cleaned with mildly soapy water after each game.
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  9. Hmmmmn......

    Hmmmmn......
    Topic: Nab Gom!!
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  10. Although he has possibly had that shirt since he...

    Although he has possibly had that shirt since he WAS a 17-year-old kid..........
    Topic: Nab Gom!!
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  11. Welcome back MOG ! Agree about modern Stiga...

    Welcome back MOG ! Agree about modern Stiga handles, , they are the dog's wotsits, although somewhere I still have a 1979/80 Stiga blade which has the thinnest handle I have ever come across - how...
  12. I use this shot often, usually to my advantage....

    I use this shot often, usually to my advantage. Wish I could do it deliberately, but hey ho !
  13. From what I can recall, it was the Dunlop balls...

    From what I can recall, it was the Dunlop balls which were not celluloid. Most players even at the lowest levels did not like these balls and Halex and Nittaku were the order of the day - possibly...
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  14. I also go for short placement and backspin, so...

    I also go for short placement and backspin, so that the receiver can't simply wallop the ball (I am left-handed and too many of my partners serve fast and long so that the receiver can return fast...
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  15. In my experience, at lower levels there are far...

    In my experience, at lower levels there are far more players who attempt to rush you the whole time and delight in serving before you are ready. They also seem to like hustling the umpire, wanting...
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  16. My club believes computers are a new-fangled...

    My club believes computers are a new-fangled upstart invention which will eventually go away if ignored studiously enough.
  17. Poll: Of course if you DO thank the opponent for...

    Of course if you DO thank the opponent for his/her net serves, then is also good etiquette to remember to say "Well left !" when he or she plays an air shot. In doubles, this can also be used for...
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  18. I've been wearing those shoes for the last 4...

    I've been wearing those shoes for the last 4 years. If and when they ever wear out, I can't see how I could do any better than buy another pair.
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  19. Tee hee, each to their own ! I wanted to play...

    Tee hee, each to their own ! I wanted to play with the NP40+ because with that ball I can sometimes get my services to bounce twice - not that I told him that, lol. Anyway, if there is one thing...
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  20. Last night I produced a Nittaku Premium as a...

    Last night I produced a Nittaku Premium as a match ball and my opponent refused to have anything to do with it, insisting on using the Nittaku SHA everyone had been knocking up with for the previous...
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  21. 74. When your opponent plays an air shot you are...

    74. When your opponent plays an air shot you are not permitted to say "well left !" However your doubles partner is fair game.

    In Rule 36, substitute "exemption" for "exception" and add "On hot...
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  22. Poll: I'm left-handed. I find opponents often don't...

    I'm left-handed. I find opponents often don't realise unless I point it out to them. No, me neither.
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  23. As Yogi_Bear said, it does indeed depend on...

    As Yogi_Bear said, it does indeed depend on brand. Butterfly for example (like Apple !) are very hot on what I will call "resale price maintenance" although it is strictly speaking illegal if it's...
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  24. If you are tempted to become a pimp as Loopadoop...

    If you are tempted to become a pimp as Loopadoop suggests, be prepared for your popularity among your fellow club players to sharply diminish and to hear stage whispers about "****ing long pimples"...
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  25. Actually it seems to be becoming more difficult...

    Actually it seems to be becoming more difficult to get good-quality (as opposed to merely expensive) nets. Around two years back the coach/chairman at my club bought and installed six Butterfly...
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