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  1. 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...
  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. I think that LP can impart some spin on a no spin...

    I think that LP can impart some spin on a no spin ball, but this is fairly limited as Der says.
    LP characteristic is to rely on opponent’s spin and send it back to them.
    So yep, a backspin serve...
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  6. Cheers TK!!!

    Cheers TK!!!
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  7. Hi Yogi, great review, good to hear from you...

    Hi Yogi,

    great review, good to hear from you again!!
    hope you’re well and fully recovered, I tested positive for Covid yesterday, so glad I’m double jabbed, just got symptoms similar to a common...
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  8. Totally agree, all I said was that the ground is...

    Totally agree, all I said was that the ground is a tool and can be used to better effect.
    For example sprinters spikes and starting blocks help a sprinter, likewise a good pair of trainers with...
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  9. You!! Original Poster, I think!! Over the...

    You!! Original Poster, I think!!

    Over the table, backspin is imparted by a ‘push’, well depending on how you execute, little/no spin, medium back spin and heavy back spin. So a ‘basic’ stroke such...
    Topic: Chop
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  10. Hi BB, Power from the ground is also used in...

    Hi BB,

    Power from the ground is also used in golf.
    A coach I used to have lessons with has a pressure plate in his coaching unit.
    He used to say he should use it more regularly when coaching....
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  11. Hi, From what you’ve written above, you should...

    Hi,

    From what you’ve written above, you should be pretty technically sound!! I’m just about 1/2 way through my Level 1 Coaching course, so you’re one step more advanced on that score!!
    I’m from...
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  12. Hi, Any footage of you playing? Gives us a...

    Hi,

    Any footage of you playing? Gives us a much better idea of your style, ability, level etc
    then easier to recommend rubbers that are better suited to you.
    Cheers
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  13. As the others have said, your contact point when...

    As the others have said, your contact point when on the same side of the ball that the server struck the ball will make the receive easier and can also return a lot of their own spin back to them,...
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  14. I tend to agree with Andy K, Training is one...

    I tend to agree with Andy K,
    Training is one thing, matches are another!!
    During matches people don’t do things you want them to do or expect them to do!! They don’t play the ball to where you want...
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  15. The difference in FH loop stroke types, nowadays...

    The difference in FH loop stroke types, nowadays is far more ‘blurred’ than it used to be!!
    By this I mean that perhaps European’s have taken on board some of the Chinese techniques and the Chinese...
  16. Hi Ahma!! 1st question is - How did/are you...

    Hi Ahma!!

    1st question is - How did/are you getting on with the ELS? After a couple of weeks deciding which rubber to try!!
    2nd question is - Why do you want to change to a tacky style Chinese...
  17. Good review by the TT11 team!! Bear in mind that...

    Good review by the TT11 team!!
    Bear in mind that they are not a BTY stockist!!!.
    But I would agree that D09C is the least like H3Neo. For me it’s a tensor type rubber with a small amount of...
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  18. Hi, Tibhar IVL balsa, 70grams, give or take,...

    Hi,

    Tibhar IVL balsa, 70grams, give or take, rated All / All+, very controllable!! You have the control!!! But this blade has user friendly characteristics!!!
    I bought a couple of these for my...
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  19. Yeah, you know the top sheet is under some...

    Yeah, you know the top sheet is under some tension!!
    Once you have glued a ‘curled’ rubber, you’ll get a system sorted out.
    Worst sheet I glued was pretty much a cylinder!!, 1st try failed, then I...
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  20. Haha, you think Sanwei are bad, check out the...

    Haha, you think Sanwei are bad, check out the number of DHS H3 versions there are!!!
    Usually it’s a quality control thing with regard to National/Provincial/Commercial versions, National passing...
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  21. Hi Lodro,Looks pretty flat to me!!! Gone down...

    Hi Lodro,Looks pretty flat to me!!! Gone down from the tube??
    Strong glue Revolution no 4, DHS No15 or a Haifu glue should take care of ‘curled’ sheets along with a few heavy books!!! 😀
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  22. Hi, Not sure if Tees Sport are still running...

    Hi,

    Not sure if Tees Sport are still running them? back in the day they ran them from Durham, University facilities. Could be worth checking with them, if they don't they may know if there are...
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  23. There are many types of balsa with different...

    There are many types of balsa with different properties, yep they are generally light, but balsa can be harder, softer, stiffer, flexi etc
    when used as a centre core, the other veneer layers then...
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  24. Summing up what this thread is about, tactics...

    Summing up what this thread is about, tactics before, during and after a match, thoughts of myself and others that have contributed to the thread.

    BEFORE,

    This is mainly relevant if you know...
  25. Hi MOG, Looking good so far for the MXP!!! It...

    Hi MOG,

    Looking good so far for the MXP!!!
    It will feel harder than the T05fx, sponge is rated 47.5 for MXP & 45 for T05fx, standard T05 is 49 degrees.
    When / if you try the MXP50 you’ll get...
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