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  1. Do not buy a powerpong. Mine broke after only 2...

    Do not buy a powerpong. Mine broke after only 2 weeks of use and they wanted a lot of money to have it fixed. It is completely ridiculous. Also the customer service is very lacking. Butterfly is...
  2. Be careful buying the Powerpong. I paid a lot for...

    Be careful buying the Powerpong. I paid a lot for extra faster shipping (3 days) and mine arrived 12 days later. When I complained they explained it wasn't their fault but wasn't offered a refund...
  3. Does anyone else think Xu Xin is injured in his...

    Does anyone else think Xu Xin is injured in his left leg? It looked to me like he was afraid to put all his weight on it and push off.
  4. I think the rating system in the US is very...

    I think the rating system in the US is very problematic. You can get readjusted or not readjusted arbitrarily. If you have no rating and play one match and lose, you are assigned a rating of the...
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  5. Tahl's opponent (Xi Sheng) is rated close to 2800...

    Tahl's opponent (Xi Sheng) is rated close to 2800 and the only reason he is rated that low is that he didn't play enough in the USA when he was visiting here. He was undefeated during his stay. He...
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  6. Amen! I am currently watching a player, who was...

    Amen! I am currently watching a player, who was formerly ranked top 5 in the world, coach their young child. They mainly feed multi-ball and say very, very little. Kids don't have a lot of control...
  7. Can someone explain the Yoo Nam Kyu resignation...

    Can someone explain the Yoo Nam Kyu resignation to me? It sounds like he wanted to determine the Olympic team through many (infinite?) competitions and someone recorded him? What? And he got into...
  8. I watched the video and think that it can be...

    I watched the video and think that it can be useful for a lot of players. There are 10,000,000 ways to hit the ball and what is optimal for you might not be the optimal motion predicted by physics...
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  9. It happens to Wang Chen all the time in the USA. ...

    It happens to Wang Chen all the time in the USA. So much so that she has basically abandoned the serve and now uses the shovel serve when she plays.
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  10. If the ball is long force yourself to loop, even...

    If the ball is long force yourself to loop, even if you miss. You will probably lose a lot in the short term but eventually beat these people after some time.

    You can also vary the spin by...
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  11. Even in the video he said he was hanging out in...

    Even in the video he said he was hanging out in the club a lot from ages 8 to 14 and already the number one (I guess junior) player in Rio when he was 13. Who knows if he had any experience playing...
  12. One thing I would want to ask Ovtcharov is how he...

    One thing I would want to ask Ovtcharov is how he does his backhand push. Why does he do it that way? Many pros try to just push with their forehands but Ovtcharov seems to have no problem pushing...
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  13. Great Video! I think it is really valuable to...

    Great Video! I think it is really valuable to hear the pros talk about what they think about when they play and listening to the advice they give.
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  14. This question is hard to answer. Years ago, it...

    This question is hard to answer. Years ago, it was thought that players peaked when they were young in their early 20s. With the success of Timo Boll and some others, some players are playing...
    Topic: Prime Age
    by lightspin
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  15. I was told he can make a lot of money playing in...

    I was told he can make a lot of money playing in big corporate tournaments in China. That is what he wants to do apparently as opposed to playing internationally.
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  16. If you have very bad sweaty hands there are two...

    If you have very bad sweaty hands there are two popular solutions:

    1) Get a prescription based aluminum topical solution and apply it daily.

    2) Get an Iontophoresis device and use it daily.
    ...
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  17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm5Khh_e5BI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm5Khh_e5BI
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  18. If you watch the 87-91 worlds, you will see such...

    If you watch the 87-91 worlds, you will see such a crazy variety in styles. Some players would retrieve like Applegren, some would play like maniacs hyped up on 1000 cups of coffee like Lindh, there...
  19. These are excellent videos! Thanks! In the...

    These are excellent videos! Thanks!

    In the video posted above, Ma Long is using his wrist as he loops. Jang Woojin is exaggerating a bit in his demonstration to let people see how the wrist moves...
  20. Anytime these guys play against each other: Ma...

    Anytime these guys play against each other:

    Ma Long vs Zhang Jike
    Ma Long vs Bojan Tokic
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  21. One thing not mentioned so far is Timo's form. ...

    One thing not mentioned so far is Timo's form. Both his forehand and backhand are a bit different than most players. He has extremely compact strokes and is incredibly balanced when playing. He...
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  22. His video channel was great. Hopefully he will...

    His video channel was great. Hopefully he will make some new videos soon.
  23. Sandbagging is a pretty big problem. Lots of...

    Sandbagging is a pretty big problem. Lots of people do it, especially those around the 2500 rating and the 2200 rating. The people who are around 2500 have no chance to win the open, so being rated...
  24. That is amazing dedication. I played for my...

    That is amazing dedication. I played for my city's soccer team and got invited to tryout for a national level traveling team that played international matches when I was around 10. When my parents...
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  25. All of those players and Ulf Karlsson were...

    All of those players and Ulf Karlsson were definitely awesome players. Having that many quality players definitely helped out making the training camps extremely beneficial.
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