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  1. I tense up when playing FH loop way more than I...

    I tense up when playing FH loop way more than I would like to admit!!!! 30+ years ago I can’t remember that happening, never found myself tensing up when I played badminton. But since I started...
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  2. It's interesting that the coach in Tom's video...

    It's interesting that the coach in Tom's video mentioned boxing, My old Pilates trainer told us that Pilates was designed for Boxing as part of the training. whether this is 100% true I'm not sure....
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  3. Flight of ball was a sort of floating / chop...

    Flight of ball was a sort of floating / chop shape, sometimes a similar stroke can be played that has a very straight angled trajectory ie straight line from bat to table, a fast attacking ball, a...
  4. I was thinking how you could adjust to get an...

    I was thinking how you could adjust to get an impact point a little more towards the end of the blade, the last 3rd, maybe give yourself a little more room, but I think it's more of a case of hitting...
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  5. Double Fish V40+ is another good ball, maybe...

    Double Fish V40+ is another good ball, maybe similar to Double Happiness balls?? Not sure as I haven’t used the DH balls!! Tried the Double Fish ball out of curiosity, I like them more than XFS ball.
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  6. https://www.tabletennisdaily.com/forum/server/php/...

    https://www.tabletennisdaily.com/forum/server/php/files/38/617/22/09/22/hover%20bike%20jpg.jpeg
    ONE OF THESE!!!!
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  7. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AN...

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQG3nqI5GJwJVy17lKPTGUJLTPLhj6IAh8mvg&usqp=CAU
    Lets hope that Der doesn't put this on his Christmas list!!!!! things could get real messy, real...
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  8. Yeah!!! perhaps a very securely bolted down...

    Yeah!!! perhaps a very securely bolted down exercise bike!!!
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  9. Hi Der, Still getting over some knee issues...

    Hi Der,

    Still getting over some knee issues myself, my physio said I should get on a bike, she said it's very good for strengthening and keeping movement of the joint etc. This is probable more...
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  10. Pre covid I had some pretty basic serves with not...

    Pre covid I had some pretty basic serves with not much variation.
    The UK lockdowns meant that everyone had plenty of time on their hands to do nothing!!
    Having a table in the garage meant I could...
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  11. Hi Carl, Yeah that’s the one!! Thanks for...

    Hi Carl,
    Yeah that’s the one!! Thanks for embedding it, haven’t got a clue how that’s done!!!!!! Thought I did well to get the link posted!!!!
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  12. Regarding serves, there are 2 main types when...

    Regarding serves, there are 2 main types when looking where the ball bounces -
    1) symmetrical - (or very close to) simplified, where on your side of the table the ball bounces, it will then bounce...
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  13. https://youtu.be/xUz5xEG8o7Q Hopefully this...

    https://youtu.be/xUz5xEG8o7Q

    Hopefully this will be correct!!!!!
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  14. Brs and Carl’s posts are really solid!! One of...

    Brs and Carl’s posts are really solid!!
    One of Der_Echte’s favourite troublemakers is Matt Hetherington, he did a great video about ‘what is a good serve?’ Definitely worth a look.
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  15. When is a block not a block?? When it’s a chop...

    When is a block not a block??

    When it’s a chop block!!!

    looks nothing like a chop!!

    This ‘back spin flick’ looks more like a flick than a ‘chop block’ looks like a chop!!!🥩
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  16. Many thanks ttarc!!!

    Many thanks ttarc!!!
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  17. The quickness of the hand deceives the eye!!! is...

    The quickness of the hand deceives the eye!!!
    is a backspin serve with fake motion a topspin serve???!!!!!! It is when you block it into the table😂🤣
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  18. For a long time it was H3 FH, T05 BH for a lot...

    For a long time it was H3 FH, T05 BH for a lot of players, one bouncy one not!!!! One tacky one not!!!
    They didn’t twiddle to keep the tacky rubber in play on both FH and BH for short game touch...
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  19. Check TI Longs channel, there’s a vid on the...

    Check TI Longs channel, there’s a vid on the variations of BH flick, one of which is a back spin flick, it’s ‘sick’ to use a modern term!!!
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  20. Hi Michael, During the 2 hr session did you try...

    Hi Michael,
    During the 2 hr session did you try not hitting a return, just watching and calling out which type of spin had been served? This can be a good exercise to do as you don't have to worry...
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  21. One thing I have noticed, during pre match...

    One thing I have noticed, during pre match warm-up v opponent, is which side, either FH or BH that they start the rally with, regardless of whether you are warming up FH to FH or BH to BH.
    If they...
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  22. Personally I find it easier to control variation...

    Personally I find it easier to control variation of spin with the hook serve, also the reverse pendulum, at least mine, needs more practice time to raise consistency compared to my hook serve.
    When...
  23. Hi John, Great that you are back playing!!! ...

    Hi John,

    Great that you are back playing!!!

    Butterfly Primorac is a good off- blade at a reasonable price. Tees Sport are the ‘Official’ UK Butterfly main dealer.

    Most modern rubbers will...
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  24. Hi LDM7, If opponents serve receive is at your...

    Hi LDM7,

    If opponents serve receive is at your elbow or middle, in order to open up , either BH or FH, you gotta MOVE, it’s sort of that simple!!

    That tactic is a good un!! It makes you HAVE...
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  25. Regarding the surface finish, I have a S6 12 in...

    Regarding the surface finish, I have a S6 12 in the garage, so if the S7’s are similar, then it’s a Matt finish which seems to react well to spin, no or little ball slippage, seems fast enough. ...
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