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  1. This is the answer from what I can see. It...

    This is the answer from what I can see.

    It wasn't the first time she did it in the match either - Both times winning the point (I'm sure there are more, I just don't have the time to look right...
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  2. Do you ever look back on your posts and try to...

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    Do you ever look back on your posts and try to look from a different point of view?

    Without trying to be patronising, I think you’d find it quite useful.

    Are things like equipment...
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  3. Welcome to London (in advance!) With it being...

    Welcome to London (in advance!)

    With it being “out of season”, it’s worth contacting the clubs in advance, just to make sure they’ll be open.

    I’d happily meet up, but I’m about an hour north of...
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  4. Hi Tony, as with almost every TT opinion, there...

    Hi Tony, as with almost every TT opinion, there will always be the niche situations where someone will disagree with a sound suggestion….. and here is mine, disagreeing with yours! 😅

    For me, my...
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  5. OK, I'm 6ft 4 (just a little taller than...

    OK, I'm 6ft 4 (just a little taller than Samsonov) and about 50 times heavier 😂

    Speed comes with ability, especially on open ups. So don't think you'll never get there, and have that thought lead...
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  6. I'll add a bit more context to when I said you...

    I'll add a bit more context to when I said you should be more aggressive.

    Firstly, I've never been too disappointed when I've lost a game on my own terms.

    Missing attacking balls, or generally...
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  7. I didn't mention that second block as it included...

    I didn't mention that second block as it included another filthy fist pump 😂

    As for the backhand flick..... It's not a bad tactic to use - It's worth improving it though, so you feel confident in...
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  8. OK, Gozo my man! I've only watched the first...

    OK, Gozo my man!

    I've only watched the first video - I find with doubles, people play very differently, and tactics are completely different.

    So I'll focus on the singles match for now.
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  9. The idea of this thread was to encourage people...

    The idea of this thread was to encourage people to post video footage of themselves in the knowledge they can get constructive feedback from players who are a known quantity, and who have a history...
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  10. Thanks Kolev! Despite the many tens of...

    Thanks Kolev!

    Despite the many tens of thousands a child costs….. It’s still cheaper than my annual Dignics spend 😂
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  11. Just an FYI for people….. I’ve been reading as...

    Just an FYI for people…..

    I’ve been reading as much as I can, but my wife had a baby on Monday, so we’ve been a little preoccupied!

    it’s great to see the constructive comments though - I feel...
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  12. Here’s some thoughts as to why this would be a...

    Here’s some thoughts as to why this would be a bad idea (having recently discussed this with my son, who is pretty annoyed I won’t teach him loads of killer serves).

    Unless you are good enough to...
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  13. Hey Gozo, I wouldn’t disagree with you too much...

    Hey Gozo, I wouldn’t disagree with you too much on that, and I’m certainly not saying the Chinese style backhand is bad.

    It’s more that at the amateur level, I see far more advantages to the...
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  14. Length of time at a club, or even experience, is...

    Length of time at a club, or even experience, is not an indicator of ability.

    From that one video, he barely got a single block on….. Which isn’t useful for your development at all.

    You often...
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  15. Hey Michael, As always, thank you for posting...

    Hey Michael,

    As always, thank you for posting video.

    You’ve done so outside of the “video safe” thread, so you’ll get lots of opinions from people, and it’s up to you to work out what you take...
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  16. Ok, I’m on my phone so I’ll try my best to answer...

    Ok, I’m on my phone so I’ll try my best to answer in order.

    At virtually every level (certainly every level that most of us will play), spin is more important than speed.

    That’s not to say...
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  17. Hmmm, if I trained with a sandpaper bat, it would...

    Hmmm, if I trained with a sandpaper bat, it would mess me up completely.

    I know the likes of Andrew Baggaley stop playing with reverse rubber for a month or two before the big tournaments so he...
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  18. It's so hard to comment on this, because it might...

    It's so hard to comment on this, because it might be 100% true, or the other player might just be saying that.

    It's also virtually impossible of someone who is a lesser player to know *truly* if...
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  19. OK, that makes sense. I found the thread from...

    OK, that makes sense.

    I found the thread from before, and had a look through your videos.

    Firstly (and I know this was before the "video safe" thread), I think it's great you put those videos...
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  20. This is an interesting take. I've played some...

    This is an interesting take.

    I've played some very good sandpaper players (the best being the Scottish champion and last 32 at the World Ping Pong Championships).....

    it's such a strange game,...
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  21. This thread took an unexpected twist! 😂 I'm...

    This thread took an unexpected twist! 😂

    I'm pretty sure PingBirdPong meant that "Offensive" in the thread title, can be used to describe someone being rude/nasty/horrible to someone else.

    Just...
  22. I've only just seen this thread, and I was going...

    I've only just seen this thread, and I was going to post some video of my backhands, before I realised @Richie has already posted a Liam Pitchford video which is very good!

    I did want to highlight...
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  23. Hey Michael, I saw Carl mention you had put a...

    Hey Michael,

    I saw Carl mention you had put a video of your play before - Do you have a current one?

    If you've only been playing for 8 months, it's either a miracle that you are even competing...
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  24. Just my opinion, but I think it'll be a few...

    Just my opinion, but I think it'll be a few factors.

    1. It's what they are used to. They will have been using outer carbon blades for most of their life, and clearly doing quite well.....

    2....
  25. Hey Matt, Some great videos there! Looks...

    Hey Matt,

    Some great videos there!

    Looks like you are already on the way to becoming a very good player - Keep up the good work!
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