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  1. Japan Open 2019 down and dirty summary

    All images courtesy of the ITTF website
  2. Japan Open 2019 down and dirty summary

    Sunday, June 16: Xu Xin takes TRIPLE GOLD in the final day of the Japan Open 2019! After three consecutive semifinal finishes on the world tour and a disappointing early exit from the world championships, the 29-year-old veteran is back on top. Long live penhold! Men’s Singles Men’s...
  3. Japan Open 2019 down and dirty summary

    Hello everyone, this is a summary of all the action at the Japan Open 2019. I already wrote this for my local club's facebook page, but I thought I'd share it here for those who don't want to dig into the details on their own. Hope you enjoy! All media courtesy of the ITTF website and Youtube...
  4. My letter to ITTF (opinion)

    Hello ITTF, I wanted to write to you because I think there are some issues that need to be addressed by the organization. Firstly, I want to say that table tennis is a wonderful sport. There is a reason why almost 1/3 trillion people enjoy it. This is even more than football (soccer)!ITTF has a...
  5. What should you buy?? Guide for getting your own gear!

    Apologies for the late response. Thanks for the feedback. I will take a look later on. Life has been crazy recently.
  6. Marvellous 12 2019

    The coach (Chen Qi) was telling Xu Xin to give a middle ball (either hard flip or deep push), force LGY to give a bad quality loop, and then counterloop whatever comes next. Also, his serves got him a lot of points.
  7. Most attractive table tennis players?

    Alright guys, I already won my bet with my friend, so don't go too crazy with this thread lol. @yoass has a point about not over-sexualizing things, which is why I was hesitant to include the women's side at first. Keep the images PG :D
  8. What should you buy?? Guide for getting your own gear!

    Some major changes were made to the guide, especially regarding formatting and organization. There was some content that was adjusted. I also added some images to help make things more visually appealing. Please check it out and let me know what you guys think! -David
  9. EJ dust spraying is killing off valuable TT forum contributors

    I COMPLETELY agree with the original post. I first started getting coaching last year in March (played for fun as a kid), and I've gone from USATT 800 to USATT 1600 in that time. The only equipment I've owned are a premade paddle, an OFF+ paddle, and an OFF-/ALL+ paddle (current setup). On...
  10. What should you buy?? Guide for getting your own gear!

    Thanks for the input so far! I will go back and make some edits once I have more time, particularly on the organization and ease of reading.If you can, please go to the google doc and add comments for what you think should be adjusted. (right click > comment)
  11. Cho contest - who wins?

    Surprise surprise :p
  12. What should you buy?? Guide for getting your own gear!

    Also note that the blades section is the one I spent the most effort on, and I tried to narrow down the options to about three per speed rating. Of course, I was not able to try all of these blades. However, my hours and hours spent on review sites and forums (while procrastinating on my work...
  13. What should you buy?? Guide for getting your own gear!

    Hey everyone, Check out my equipment buying guide! http://bit.ly/Equipment_recommendations_DX Hopefully it helps some developing players who are drowning in the hundreds of recommendations on the forums. Note that this was written as an FAQ-style reference for players in my local club, so some...
  14. Most attractive table tennis players?

    Who is the most attractive player on the CNT men's side? I'm having a (friendly) debate with a teammate and I'm curious to know your opinions. In this picture: Fan Zhendong, Wang Hao, Ma Long, Zhang Jike, and Xu Xin. You can maybe include Lin Gaoyuan and Wang Chuqin if you want. (not...
  15. Silver All Wood

    5 out of 5 rating for Silver All Wood This was my second blade after the YEO 7 Power with the same rubbers. I use reverse penhold backhand (RPB) and my playing level is currently around 1700 US rating. This is a very underrated blade. Similar to the Yasaka Sweden Extra, but with a noticeably...
  16. Silver All Wood

    Review by 'Lzrby' on item 'Silver All Wood'

    This was my second blade after the YEO 7 Power with the same rubbers. I use reverse penhold backhand (RPB) and my playing level is currently around 1700 US rating. This is a very underrated blade. Similar to the Yasaka Sweden Extra, but with a noticeably bigger sweet spot (due to the harder...
  17. How often to re-glue rubber ?

    Xu Xin had a video where he mentioned that he reglued every 3-4 days, then replaced the rubber every 7-10 days depending on if he's training or playing in tournaments. https://youtu.be/k5P25njgcYA Of course, they train so much each day every day, so it would probably be less often for us...
  18. Xu Xin's Equipment

    hehe interesting comment. Alas, nothing is 100% perfect. Of course Fan Zhendong’s blade is not the same as the infinity VPS on the market, just like Wang Liqin’s Clipper wasn’t the same as other clippers on the market (see another post somewhere on the forums). Im not really concerned about...
  19. Xu Xin's Equipment

    $440 BTY Zhang Jike Super ZLC $399 BTY Jun Mizutani Super ZLC $294 BTY Zhang Jike ZLC Stiga Dynasty Carbon €245 (convert to ~$279) $227 Innerforce Layer ZLC $160 Viscaria & Timo Boll ALC Carbonado €160-€180 $141 DHS Long 5 $61 Infinity VPS on TT11 Fan Zhendong uses a blade that’s a...
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