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  1. Yes - a basic drive, mostly flat. Very relaxed -...

    Yes - a basic drive, mostly flat. Very relaxed - use minimal power, just hit through the ball with the right form/feeling.
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  2. Yes, but you have to start all over, you have...

    Yes, but you have to start all over, you have already built a pattern that has habits you don't want to reproduce. So you need to start with a new hit, and then when you have the hit you want, build...
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  3. You're working really hard and some things are...

    You're working really hard and some things are really good but some things show that you are working too hard. The upper arm is finishing way too high on the forehand side, which shows me that you...
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  4. So I manage to watch the Liam Pitchford backhand...

    So I manage to watch the Liam Pitchford backhand masterclass and wow, I find out that like crappy old NextLevel, Liam Pitchford opens his racket, hits the left side of the ball and turns his wrist...
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  5. Managed to get enough free time to play again. ...

    Managed to get enough free time to play again. This is probably the 4th time I am playing table tennis this year. I am incredibly rusty, struggling to beat 1600 players. Hopefully, I will get...
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  6. So I have become even more fascinated with...

    So I have become even more fascinated with Nigerian table tennis, thanks to a very little known youtube channel. Obviously, some of the cultural nuances will be lost on some (even some are lost on...
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  7. I was an equipment pundit back in the day. My...

    I was an equipment pundit back in the day. My current conclusion is that if you put in the hours, you will learn as you play and you can test other people's stuff. It really doesn't matter as long...
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  8. At your level, no one talks about the obvious...

    At your level, no one talks about the obvious role of fitness because it doesn't reward as much as training specific technique, but the key is that the quality of your consistent technique can be...
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  9. The main elements of quality shots: power...

    The main elements of quality shots: power (spin/speed), placement, deception. For winning points/rallying, I would add control(defense/counterattacking), consistency and timing to the first three....
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  10. In general, I encourage practicing looping with...

    In general, I encourage practicing looping with different contact points as a practice adaptation. As I tell people all the time, the stroke that puts the ball off the table against one ball puts it...
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  11. Serves a part of the game, I am so happy you won,...

    Serves a part of the game, I am so happy you won, I would have been depressed if you hadn't. The 3-0 makes more sense

    My recommendation might not make sense, since I think a lot of your misses...
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  12. This is another cool guess,

    This is another cool guess,
  13. I thought it was a rescaled Sharath but I am...

    I thought it was a rescaled Sharath but I am going with Sam Walker now.
  14. You have good eyes!

    You have good eyes!
  15. You can watch that free online you know....

    You can watch that free online you know....
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  16. You are 100% right but if you are used to holding...

    You are 100% right but if you are used to holding your paddle a certain way most of the time, trying to change where you start it in response to a particular ball without practice is pretty...
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  17. Exactly, but on some level, you are at least a...

    Exactly, but on some level, you are at least a bit more aware of the gap between your technique and the limitations and now you are clearly aware, even if the practice isn't there yet because it is...
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  18. Well, I shouldn't project too much into him,...

    Well, I shouldn't project too much into him, maybe he knows far more than he is letting on.
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  19. There is some evidence to my blind and blinkered...

    There is some evidence to my blind and blinkered eye that you are holding the racket a bit too tightly. if you let the racket move in your hand a little and grab it close to contact, similar how you...
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  20. One of the simultaneously sad and amusing things...

    One of the simultaneously sad and amusing things in table tennis is watching U1000 level players without technique beat themselves up over missing shots. Peter's opponent in the first video...
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  21. Looking good, Wrighty67 (Peter). Things are...

    Looking good, Wrighty67 (Peter). Things are better, everything could be better, but you are headed in the right direction. Hope you are enjoying the game!
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  22. I think so... why do you ask?

    I think so... why do you ask?
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  23. Given the direction in which this chat has gone...

    Given the direction in which this chat has gone about using the off arm, I was pointed to this youtube channel which has good captions in English recently. I was watching this video and he talked...
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  24. Hayata was injured but given that Hirano is the...

    Hayata was injured but given that Hirano is the only player who has stared down the Chinese in a medal event when they fielded their best players. I have always had a special respect for her and rate...
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  25. I suspect that one of the reasons that Ma Long...

    I suspect that one of the reasons that Ma Long uses a two handed backhand movement is that it reduces the twist on his backhand. But suspicions are not facts.
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