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  1. Do any CNT members participate?

    Do any CNT members participate?
  2. This has bern covered before, of course - but...

    This has bern covered before, of course - but many feel that such a “mercy point” is much more disrespectful than an 11-0 game.
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  3. Brand value/perception and product quality are...

    Brand value/perception and product quality are very loosely related at best. The former is a marketing concept, the latter has a real-world connection.

    Butterfly is the obvious A brand, with...
  4. Some Stiga blades come with a coating, which is...

    Some Stiga blades come with a coating, which is actually marketed explicitly as pixie dust by the monniker of NCT.
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  5. Tempted to write something like, they’re very...

    Tempted to write something like, they’re very expensive, and you need Ma Long level skills to wield it — but that hasn’t stopped people of lesser stature from shelling out for Viscarias, Super ZLC,...
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  6. When frustrated when I had a hard time mimicking...

    When frustrated when I had a hard time mimicking another’s moves, my sensei took me apart, had me sit down, and impressed upon me that there is never just one path to take.

    All approaches...
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  7. With that delaminated Koto outer, removing the...

    With that delaminated Koto outer, removing the rubber would be very dangerous?

    This really should be taken care of by Tamasu Inc. (BTY), but if it isn't, wouldn't the next best thing to re-apply...
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  8. One of my G-1's has "THICK" printed on its...

    One of my G-1's has "THICK" printed on its backside, the other has "MAX". Thick is ~1.8mm, max about 2.0 I've seen reports about a 2.15mm version (supermax?) but haven't seen it on sale anywhere.
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  9. Love the gameplay, dislike the macho bullshit.

    Love the gameplay, dislike the macho bullshit.
  10. What’s wrong with it?

    What’s wrong with it?
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  11. Tacky rubbers do play faster when the tackiness...

    Tacky rubbers do play faster when the tackiness wears off.
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  12. I'm not a defender by any means, but do of course...

    I'm not a defender by any means, but do of course play them. LP players that don't "bump" backspin with their LP do offer (relatively) easy kill options indeed — unless they twiddle.

    In any case,...
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  13. AFC Richmond's actually the only team I've ever...

    AFC Richmond's actually the only team I've ever seen in play. I think they're funny, but the sportsing bit is meh.
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  14. You’re in a good place with two top-notch, but...

    You’re in a good place with two top-notch, but wildly different rubbers.

    Play more. Get a good training partner, or more, and if you can find and afford one a good coach. As rubbers go, humans...
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  15. Daily Table Tennis Chit Chat

    First tournament! Veterans only.

    Played solidly, constant for six matches. One narrow loss, against a Russisn giant with the softest hands I’ve ever seen and disheartening retrieval to boot. I...
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  16. Props for both! It might not be the hippest of...

    Props for both! It might not be the hippest of remarks, but I’d say Boll’s BH (outstanding pressure and stability) and Waldner’s (solid, unpredictable) deserve a mention as well.
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  17. I don't think I'd mind that serve all that much....

    I don't think I'd mind that serve all that much. Yes, it's fast, but it's also quite predictable with sufficient good options to handle it advantageously; I actually train with people doing that kind...
  18. “Cavitation”. How does that concept apply to a...

    “Cavitation”. How does that concept apply to a blade?
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  19. Feedback on topspin form

    Just my .02€.

    An odd 40 yrs or so ago I was thoroughly trained for distinctive bh/fh stances. Bh parallel, fh at roughly a 30° angle (with variations as needed by placement).

    That came with a...
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  20. I concur with your analysis, mostly. Cole...

    I concur with your analysis, mostly. Cole adapted to your game. You didn't accomodate equally - leading to a slew of poor BH's, and top-to-top rallies in which you didn't dominate anymore.

    About...
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  21. I'm not so sure about "most effective", but it's...

    I'm not so sure about "most effective", but it's certainly a treat to see XX in action.

    Technique derives from physique, deep down. You need Wang Liqin's build to spin like he does; and I think...
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  22. V is for Volatile. Don't worry, play happy.

    V is for Volatile. Don't worry, play happy.
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  23. Actually, I think a single crushing loss of the...

    Actually, I think a single crushing loss of the magnitude ZYL suffered against Mima Ito would already weigh very very heavily against her - much like the humiliation Ding Ning underwent pretty much...
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  24. Mima Ito, the penhold version? [emoji12]

    Mima Ito, the penhold version? [emoji12]
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  25. NL and Ba’al are right of course. As a rallier,...

    NL and Ba’al are right of course. As a rallier, though, I actually think it’s become more fun to play. Or a bit less frustrating anyway.
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