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  1. This long stroke and short stroke discussion...

    This long stroke and short stroke discussion piqued my interest and I wish to contribute my input on this matter as I understand it.

    I'll use the concept of two jet fighter taxing on the runway....
  2. i) Six footer - checked ii) Good physical shape...

    i) Six footer - checked
    ii) Good physical shape - checked
    iii) Long stroke - checked

    There are plenty of Tall, lanky, good physical shape long stroke European player you can model after.

    i)...
  3. Love blocking and spin insensitive? Short...

    Love blocking and spin insensitive?

    Short pimple or anti?

    Or

    Mark V 1.8mm. Good for passive blocking playstyle.
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  4. Disclaimer: Strictly my personal opinion and bias...

    Disclaimer: Strictly my personal opinion and bias is to be expected

    If one comes from DHS blade such as Power G7, Hao, Long 3 etc, then Long V is the natural upgrade.

    If you see my info, I am a...
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  5. Theo aka Merrs Thread Starter, I mentioned...

    Theo aka Merrs Thread Starter,

    I mentioned Butterfly's Viscaria because this is one of the most popular blade used by pros in modern table-tennis or in recent time. Most famous user is of course...
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  6. More spin & speed on BH rubber?There can only be...

    More spin & speed on BH rubber?There can only be one, the one and only: Tenergy 05; choose the Hard version if you can handle the speed while compromising control.
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  7. V I S C A R I A or C A R B O N A D O

    V I S C A R I A or C A R B O N A D O
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  8. A shakehand grip will inherently have a weakness...

    A shakehand grip will inherently have a weakness at the cross-over point. There is no way to escape it, you are doomed! You opponent will always exploit this inherent weakness and target this spot...
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  9. Top 10 Best Backhand Rubber for Modern Table...

    Top 10 Best Backhand Rubber for Modern Table Tennis • PingSunday

    Just choose one from the above listing. The gold standard for BH is of course the ubiquitous quintessential Butterfly Tenergy 05....
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  10. Sticky: I started playing TT in high school...

    I started playing TT in high school recreationally, without any coaching. It was just fellow students and I horsing around at the canteen TT table during recess. It is what you westerner would say:...
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  11. Reasons to play a pivot FH topspin on the BH...

    Reasons to play a pivot FH topspin on the BH corner ( for a right-handed player )

    1) You'll look darn cool. Your play mates will surely say, wow! That is a good point Gozo!
    2) You'll feel darn...
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  12. Fitness is an issue? No problem as I have...

    Fitness is an issue?

    No problem as I have seen some pretty successful out of shape individuals who stand close to the table, both feet planted solidly on the spot the whole time and just block...
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  13. Einstein or some great mind once said, if you are...

    Einstein or some great mind once said, if you are truly a master or expert in a certain subject, then the real test is to be able to explain that subject matter in a manner that even a regular...
  14. Gym ball & Resistance Band

    Good evening friend Carl,

    First I must thank you for teaching me that stretching to help solve an ache in my right upper hip / buttock area. The dull pain is still there whenever after I play TT...
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  15. Sigh, that is all I could do these days as after...

    Sigh, that is all I could do these days as after 3 months my area is still under continuous Covid Lockdown and I am stuck playing with rebounding board at home until today. My FH topspin is my weak...
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  16. Friend, There are hundred of rubbers out...

    Friend,

    There are hundred of rubbers out there and it is a daunting task to search for the best rubber for you. If you open a thread each time to ask a specific rubber, you will be akin to...
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  17. Soft rubber: 1) Soft Mushy rubber without power...

    Soft rubber:
    1) Soft Mushy rubber without power sponge: Yasaka Mark V
    2) Soft Mushy rubber with power sponge: Donic Bluefire M3, Acuda S3 or any of those Donic rubber marked "3" e.g., M3, S3, Z3...
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  18. There exist such player type as I described...

    There exist such player type as I described earlier and there also exist such player type as described by Carl and there also exist some players in between these two extremes hence to each his own.
    ...
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  19. Something I want to add about using Butterfly...

    Something I want to add about using Butterfly rubber. You may think I am joking or pulling a fast one about using only Tenergy or Dignics on these top of the line premium blade, but, please hear me...
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  20. Disclaimer: I am not a student of engineering nor...

    Disclaimer: I am not a student of engineering nor physical sciences.

    All the above scientific talk or smart talk makes me goes bonkers and produces headache trying to understand them. However, my...
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  21. https://www.youtube.com/embed/bYBOo8vOSVw?autohide...

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/bYBOo8vOSVw?autohide=1&controls=1&showinfo=0
    Enjoy!
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  22. If you scream like Harimoto then you should......

    If you scream like Harimoto then you should...
    If you moan like Ovtcharov then you should...
    As for rubber, it would be blasphemous to use any non-Butterfly rubber, preferable Dignics and / or...
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  23. Let's take Timo Boll. His ball is super spinny,...

    Let's take Timo Boll. His ball is super spinny, yes?

    He uses Tenergy 05 Hard. It is considered a hard rubber and non-tacky, yes?

    How come his return is still so spinny?

    Surely it is not an...
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  24. Use your FH to set up, BH to get the points then....

    Use your FH to set up, BH to get the points then.

    FH to block, fish, push, snake etc.

    BH to loop kill
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  25. Psst! It is a US thingy. Hear hear! I too have no...

    Psst! It is a US thingy. Hear hear! I too have no idea.

    However, I am not sure what MOG aka thread starter's intention was? I mean if he really wants to find out, could not he just look up USTTA...
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