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It's cheating because it against the rules, as set out by the sport's governing body. The fact that "everyone" knows the cheating is going on doesn't stop it from being cheating. In fact, even if every competitor in the event was cheating, that also doesn't stop it from being cheating...though it would perhaps remove the competitive advantage normally associated with cheating. If a player is boosting and hiding that fact, that too is cheating. Please note there is no inconsistency in my argument in that regard; doing anything that is against the rules is cheating. Please also note that I am passing no judgement or opinion over whether or not these rubbers should be illegal; I'm merely highlighting the fact that they are illegal under the current rules.

I have already explained about all this as to why it is not cheating (if USATT knows beforehand whet these players are using) but it is only criminal & unhealthy cheating (according to ITTF) if players boost & are totally untsted chemically. I am not going in circles again.
If you did not know USATT or any national association can modify rules & regulations as they wish in their own tournaments. There may be some international tournaments that need to strictly confirm to ITTF rules & regulations.

I'm also unsure as to how this experiment could work to your advantage. Let's say a player or players did take you up on your challenge. There are three possible outcomes in terms of their performance using the illegal rubber:

1. They perform better with the illegal rubber than they ordinarily would do with their usual/approved rubber
2. They perform no better nor no worse with the illegal rubber than they ordinarily would do with their usual/approved rubber
3. They perform worse with the illegal rubber than they ordinarily would do with their usual/approved rubber

In the case of scenario 1, the ITTF's justification for the ban is demonstrated as the experiment will show that these rubbers do give the competitive advantage that has already been deemed to be unfair.

Obviously, you do not understand at all as to what I have been explaining over & over for past 25 years. The 7 rule changes by looper controlled ITTF since 1987 (to 2014) have severely tilted the field in favor of illegally boosted up two winged loopers. Even using high aspect ratio super long pips will not give any competitive advantage for choppers but will slightly reduce the tilt.
I have already challenged Ma Long to play challenge matches against Hou Yingchao & Chen Weixing to earn a right to play against the GOAT Joo Sehyuk, with everyone using unboosted 1.7mm inverted & with Hou & Chen using High Aspect Ratio Super long pips.

You also keep saying "illegal" when you refer to High Aspect Ratio Super Long pips. They are not “illegal”. They are just ITTF unapproved. ONLY the boosters & speed-glues are "illegal” because according to ITTF they are unhealthy & therefore violate local, state, national & international health code regulations & are also unethical because they violate IOC fair play codes with a tilted playing field & may even be illegal via USA civil rights violations.

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I have already explained about all this as to why it is not cheating (if USATT knows beforehand whet these players are using) but it is only criminal & unhealthy cheating (according to ITTF) if players boost & are totally untsted chemically. I am not going in circles again.If you did not know USATT or any national association can modify rules & regulations as they wish in their own tournaments. There may be some international tournaments that need to strictly confirm to ITTF rules & regulations.

Then campaign with the USATT to get them to change the rules! But that's not what you're doing...you're attempting to bribe players into using rubbers that are outside of the rules and regulations, which is a completely different strategy to that of approaching the sanctioning body.

Obviously, you do not understand at all as to what I have been explaining over & over for past 25 years. The 7 rule changes by looper controlled ITTF since 1987 (to 2014) have severely tilted the field in favor of illegally boosted up two winged loopers. Even using high aspect ratio super long pips will not give any competitive advantage for choppers but will slightly reduce the tilt.I have already challenged Ma Long to play challenge matches against Hou Yingchao & Chen Weixing to earn a right to play against the GOAT Joo Sehyuk, with everyone using unboosted 1.7mm inverted & with Hou & Chen using High Aspect Ratio Super long pips.You also keep saying "illegal" when you refer to High Aspect Ratio Super Long pips. They are not “illegal”. They are just ITTF unapproved. ONLY the boosters & speed-glues are "illegal” because according to ITTF they are unhealthy & therefore violate local, state, national & international health code regulations & are also unethical because they violate IOC fair play codes with a tilted playing field & may even be illegal via USA civil rights violations.

In the informal context in which I'm using it, "illegal" and "unapproved" mean the same thing...that is to say that they are not allowed to be used. The ITTF LARC uses the terminology of "authorized racket coverings", so if we want to be pedantic about it, your labelling of these rubbers as being "unapproved" is also incorrect - we should both be calling them unauthorized.
 
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Entry deadline for US Open 2022 is today & as I expected, I did not think she would enter.
But offer still valid for all those who have entered (at rates I quoted in my earlier post & not $5000............. unless it is Angela Guan or USATT CEO Virginia Sung herself) ..
Also if you need me to send you a new free Magic 77 rubber Black (or used large size red, i can send my own) let me know.
i will mai lt to you at my expense as long as you are already entered & promise to use it at US Open 2022.
But you have to hurry up because you only have few days of practise 😊
And don't forget the additional bonus if you use a super large blade (to further maximize the Looper Torture Index)


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By the way.......
I have a friend Penhold U2100 USATT player, using Long Pips on Forehand. YES, Penhold with LONG Pips FH 😂 annoying a bunch of players with his style.
2 years ago in the US NATIONALS, a guy was upset of him and walk straight to the referee's area and complaining "asking" for his paddle.
And the Long Pip was in the list for approved stuff by ITTF.
I was wondering 🤔 if that PIPs was legal or not 😂, but everything was fine. He crushed the complainer 👊 😆

Butttttttt, what if a player decide to accept your challenge and your Pips is not in the list of approved stuff?
You don't want to ruin the performance for a player in a big tournament, right?
If you pay me 100K, I don't waste my time trying something is not approved. I always challenge myself to be a better player.
And of course, use legal stuff and be a gentleman during the match "NOT Cheating".
Last one, I will not use something to take advantage of the other players. I like to use the similar stuff like others, but playing with intelligence, tactics and playing what I learned from the training sessions.

Ufff, too long post. Sorry guys.
And seriously, no one can take your offer and risk their performance in a tournament.
 
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By the way.......
I have a friend Penhold U2100 USATT player, using Long Pips on Forehand. YES, Penhold with LONG Pips FH 😂 annoying a bunch of players with his style.
2 years ago in the US NATIONALS, a guy was upset of him and walk straight to the referee's area and complaining "asking" for his paddle.
Your friend made a mistake. Because according to the ITTF policies (not me) chemical inspection always has a higher priority than visual insection because according to ITTF, chemical inspection is PRIMARILY about the health of players & secondarily about performance.
Therefore if ALL the players in all the events were not chemically inspected that is a health code violation let alone it severely destabilizes the USATT ratings database (But then again I may be off on this because USATT ratings database is so screwed up anyway) & your freind had no obligation to submit his racket for visual inspection first.
Butttttttt, what if a player decide to accept your challenge and your Pips is not in the list of approved stuff?
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The pips I am offering, (Magic 77) is NOT on the ITTF approved list. But USATT (or any other national affiliate of ITTF) has the right to waive the ITTF restriction & approve this or any other rubber at US Open or any other USATT sanctioned tournamnts. It is just a question of whether USATT (& CEO Virginia Sung) will do the ethical thing and allow the player to use Magic 77 or won't allow it whereas she will or has allowed 1000s of USATT members use illegal speed-glues & lillegal boosters, which further tilts the already severely tilited playing field in favor of loopers with 7 rule & regulation changes since 1983 by ITTF).
And of course, use legal stuff and be a gentleman during the match "NOT Cheating".
I am asking USATT to approve use of Magic 77, a High Aspect Ratio Super Long Pips at US Open beforehand.as allowed by ITTF for any of its national affiliates
That is not cheating.
BTW Magic 77 is not "illegal" , it is just unauthorized for ITTF use but is WdTTF.com approved. Only boosted & speed-glued rubbers are both unauthorized as well as illegal (under common laws of any jurisdiction of any country due to health violations, according to ITTF).
And therefore according to ITTF, the folks who illegally speed-glue or illegally boost are neither gentlemen nor ladies..
I don't waste my time trying something is not approved.

Progress only happens when you push the limits of science.
More importantly it is so naive to belive that only ITTFapproved rubbers are the best for you just because the looper controlled ITTF says so.


I always challenge myself to be a better player.
This is the delusionall pips players are under whch is , ITTF knows what is good for pips players.
ITTF had not banned pips and anti NOT because of any techincal resons or to promote diversity.They have not banned pips simply & only & strictly because of political reaon of not wanting any dilution of their TOTAL control of the sport with the pips amti players starting their own association, just t like when the speed-glued loopers threatened to form their own association and had the speed glue ban repealed within months in 1995.

The looper controlled ITTF is therefore doing the next best thing. Keep the anti & pips legal & keep them as slaves of ITTF but severely limit their capabilitis without this pips players understanding what is going on........such as 7 rule & regulation changes since 1983 that either partially effect pips & anti or fully targetted at liimtimg pips capabilities.

Challenging yourself to be a better player in one thing but doing so in a severely tilted playing field is absurdity. Do you really think two winged loopers will respect a long pipschopper or pips defender more if you play by their rules ? Dream on ? If you are anti player you are still a second class citizen in the world of looper controlled ITTF. If you use short pips you are still a third clss citizen in the world of looper controlled ITTF. And if you use long pips you are nothing more than a lowly fourth class citizen in the world of looper controlled ITTF..
Last one, I will not use something to take advantage of the other players.
ROTFL
If you are a pips player ,you are the one who has been brainwashed (& is getting ripped off) by the looper controlled ITTF into believing that you are playing on a level playing field

BTW I am not somone who just dropped into a tabletennis forums like three months ago. FYIIhave been battling the atrocities of the ITTF for the past 25 years .
I like to use the similar stuff like others, but playing with intelligence, tactics and playing what I learned from the training sessions.
Agreed but all that don't mean a damn thing when you are playing on a severely tilted playing field & your opponent is cheating you like crazy with their speed-g;ud / boosted up rubbers.
And seriously, no one can take your offer and risk their performance in a tournament.

Just the total opposite. . I am absolutely positive that choppers like Angela Guan, Derek May, Kewei Li, James Alto Gaston, USATT CEO Virginia Sung will perform better at US Open with Magic 77 .

But this issue is lot more about other more important things than just performance. It is lot more about whether choppers are willing willing to stand up against ITTF's endless oppression. Obviously NOT


And seriously, no one can take your offer
Not a problem. If you all pips players want to continue to be brainwashed by the looper controlled ITTF that ITTF knows wht is good for you & serioulsy believe that you are competing in a level playing field in the 40+platic ball world then there is not much else I can say about that

I noticed you enterd th eUS Open. Too bad you do not want to use Magic 77. I saw this video below of yours
That was an amazing penhold chop but if you had used Magic 77 the Looper Torture Index would be much higher & for penhold chopping you would have lot more control as well



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[bcolor=#ffffff]I am asking USATT to approve use of [/bcolor]Magic 77[bcolor=#ffffff], a High Aspect Ratio Super Long Pips at US Open beforehand.as allowed by ITTF for any of its national affiliates. That is not cheating[/bcolor]

If you are asking USATT to approve Magic 77, then that means that they haven't actually approved it at this point....and if they haven't approved it, then you are offering players money to play in a tournament with an un-approved rubber. In other words, you are offering players money to cheat, you are not merely offering them money to play with an alternative approved rubber.

 
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2 years ago in the US NATIONALS, a guy was upset of him and walk straight to the referee's area and complaining "asking" for his paddle.
This is one of the strategies used by pips haters to humilaite pips players & in many cases to disrupt the flow of the match if the match is not going their way or get the pips player disqualified.

I highly recommend this strategy to all pips haters . Here is why.
Let us assume the pips player is rated 2100 chopper. And you are a 2000 pips hater.
You don't inspect the pips player's racket BEFORE start of the match but shake hands with the chopper & ask him about his family etc & praise choppers & tell him how much you love Joo Sehyuk etc .Yiou just show him your illegally boosted racket but don't inspect the pips chopper's racket.
Then start the match . If the match is going your way, no need to do anything else. Win the match & praise the chopper some more & lament profusely to him about choppers disppearing in tabletennis .
But if it is a close match and you are close to losing (to a chopper for God's sake) , ONLY THEN you walk up to the referee and raise hell
(If the referee comes back after half hour and says the pips are legal, you say that you of course know the pips are on the ITTF LARC but the issue is that the pips have been treated, so you can waste more time. If the refreree says the pips are not treated, then you agree to continue but make sure that the referee knows that you know how how treated pips act & these pips are FEFITELY treated but you agree to continue the matchone& only because you want to be a good sport) (If the referee comes back after half hour and says the pips are legal, you say that you of course know the pips are on the ITTF LARC but the issue is that the pips have been treated, so you can waste more time. If the referee says after some more time wasting that the pips are not treated, then you agree to continue but make sure that the referee knows that you know very well how treated pips act & these pips are DEFINITELY treated but you agree to continue the match one& only because you want to be a good sport 😂🤣😎)
I have heard scores of incidents like this where the pips haters have done this sort of thing, stopping the match in the middle & asking the umpire to see the referee. If I have heard at least scores of incidents, I have no doubt there had been hundreds of incidents over the years.
The one I have seen at the higher levell is at the WVC 2018 in Las Vegas in the elimination round where a 2400+ Caribbean born Canadian chopper had his match interrupted by his opponent for half an hour.

I am not sure what the rules say about a player (pips hater) asking to examine the pips of an opponent in the middle of a match. It is like someone asking the referee to have his / her racket examined chemically in the middle of a match for illegal speed-glues or illegal boosters

BTW FYI the highest ranked forehand penhold player I know of is Zhou Xintong


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If you are asking USATT to approve Magic 77, then that means that they haven't actually approved it at this point....and if they haven't approved it, then you are offering players money to play in a tournament with an un-approved rubber. In other words, you are offering players money to cheat, you are not merely offering them money to play with an alternative approved rubber.

Thanks for going in circles (again) to bump my thread. Greatly appreciated.
Anyway I explained very clearly about how someone I know in 2000 wanted to use Butterfly Feint Long (classic) at a tournament in Maryland,USA , WITH PRIOR APPROVAL from control desk (& they refused & so he did not play)
I am only Linda Bergstrom (& others) to do the same. I am not asking anyone to cheat by illegally speed-gluing or illegally boosting and pretend like it is perfectly legal.
I also explained how individual national affiliates of ITTF, such as USATT have the right to use their own rules & regulations. Just because USATT does not do so does not mean it is the same in China or Korea. Lot of players in Korea & China & Indonesia etc now use High Aspect Ratio Super Long Pips even in sanctioned tournaments with the blessings of their national associations & it is no different at USATT except that players may not e using high aspect ratio Super Long Pips in 4 or 5 star tournaments in Korea & China & Indonesia etc

Anyway now that Linda Bergstrom & others did not take up on my offer, I am now moving this unclaimed prize money offer to any national affiliate of ITTF to make a Golden Proposition at Durban 2023 AGM (on the 25th Silver Anniversary to mourn for the 1998 Durban Aspect Ratio Reduction massacre). This proposition will be a regulation change (just like the 1998 Durban Aspect Ratio Reduction massacre) request to ITTF Executive Council & not a Rule Change request to ITTF General Council of 227 or so nations) reclassify short, medium & long pips in the context of the 40+ plastic ball.
I will post exact details of this unclaimed $5000 offer & proposition in another thread which you can use to follow me as usual.
In the meantime don’t hesitate to come again (& again) to help me bump this thread. But I am sort of very disappointed in you in that you have not helped me bump many of my other critical threads. I request you to reconsider.


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Thanks for going in circles (again) to bump my thread. Greatly appreciated.
Anyway I explained very clearly about how someone I know in 2000 wanted to use Butterfly Feint Long (classic) at a tournament in Maryland,USA , WITH PRIOR APPROVAL from control desk (& they refused & so he did not play)
I am only Linda Bergstrom (& others) to do the same. I am not asking anyone to cheat by illegally speed-gluing or illegally boosting and pretend like it is perfectly legal.
I also explained how individual national affiliates of ITTF, such as USATT have the right to use their own rules & regulations. Just because USATT does not do so does not mean it is the same in China or Korea. Lot of players in Korea & China & Indonesia etc now use High Aspect Ratio Super Long Pips even in sanctioned tournaments with the blessings of their national associations & it is no different at USATT except that players may not e using high aspect ratio Super Long Pips in 4 or 5 star tournaments in Korea & China & Indonesia etc

Anyway now that Linda Bergstrom & others did not take up on my offer, I am now moving this unclaimed prize money offer to any national affiliate of ITTF to make a Golden Proposition at Durban 2023 AGM (on the 25th Silver Anniversary to mourn for the 1998 Durban Aspect Ratio Reduction massacre). This proposition will be a regulation change (just like the 1998 Durban Aspect Ratio Reduction massacre) request to ITTF Executive Council & not a Rule Change request to ITTF General Council of 227 or so nations) reclassify short, medium & long pips in the context of the 40+ plastic ball.
I will post exact details of this unclaimed $5000 offer & proposition in another thread which you can use to follow me as usual.
In the meantime don’t hesitate to come again (& again) to help me bump this thread. But I am sort of very disappointed in you in that you have not helped me bump many of my other critical threads. I request you to reconsider.

Why can't you just give a simple and straight-forward response to the question? Let me repeat the question for you: Has USATT already approved Magic 77 ahead of the tournament? Just answer that question with either a "Yes" or a "No"!!!!

If they have already approved it ahead of the tournament then you are NOT asking players to cheat. However, if Magic 77 isn't approved by USATT, but you are nevertheless trying to pay players to use that rubber in a USATT tournament, then you are offering to pay players to cheat. The act of offering players money cannot be seen in any way as an attempt to get USATT to change its regulations...because you're targeting individual players with what effectively amounts to a "bribe" rather than engaging with the sanctioning body!

You can keep talking about speed-glue and boosting as much as you like, but the logic of mentioning them is, well, totally illogical. You're basically implying that because people cheat by using speed-glue and booster, its OK to cheat by using unauthorised rubbers. Any sensible commentator would acknowledge that BOTH forms of activity are cheating and therefore not acceptable.

I'm always happy to bump your threads for you; it means that more people get to see how silly your position is. But apologies if I've missed a few threads...you troll this forum under so many different usernames that it's sometimes hard to keep up!!`

 
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Why can't you just give a simple and straight-forward response to the question? Let me repeat the question for you: Has USATT already approved Magic 77 ahead of the tournament? Just answer that question with either a "Yes" or a "No"!!!!If they have already approved it ahead of the tournament then you are NOT asking players to cheat. However, if Magic 77 isn't approved by USATT, but you are nevertheless trying to pay players to use that rubber in a USATT tournament, then you are offering to pay players to cheat. The act of offering players money cannot be seen in any way as an attempt to get USATT to change its regulations...because you're targeting individual players with what effectively amounts to a "bribe" rather than engaging with the sanctioning body!You can keep talking about speed-glue and boosting as much as you like, but the logic of mentioning them is, well, totally illogical. You're basically implying that because people cheat by using speed-glue and booster, its OK to cheat by using unauthorised rubbers. Any sensible commentator would acknowledge that BOTH forms of activity are cheating and therefore not acceptable.I'm always happy to bump your threads for you; it means that more people get to see how silly your position is. But apologies if I've missed a few threads...you troll this forum under so many different usernames that it's sometimes hard to keep up!!`

Stuart, I think you may have missed something. I am not so sure cheating is the issue. If JZ/SJan is offering someone money to PLAY matches in a sanctioned tournament with rubbers that are not approved and will possibly be eliminated, or the player might be ejected, then JZ/SJan does not have to pay money for a match that is not played or is not played with the rubber he was requiring.

But I do think ITTF has made rule changes that made no sense and that have caused table tennis to basically be much more friendly to aggressive attacking and two winged looping styles at the top level so there is much less variety of play styles.

So, JZ/SJan does have a valid point in there under all the repetitiveness. If you watch the variety of play styles on display from the mid-1990s back into the past, the game has lost a lot of its uniqueness. And I feel like the changes that they claim were to make for longer rallies and a more viewer friendly experience, to me it seems that rallies from the 1990s and before were longer and more dynamic than the average rally today. So.....yes, there is something odd in a person holding a grudge since 1983 (or perhaps it was 1998) but there is also something to it.

 
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Stuart, I think you may have missed something. I am not so sure cheating is the issue. If JZ/SJan is offering someone money to PLAY matches in a sanctioned tournament with rubbers that are not approved and will possibly be eliminated, or the player might be ejected, then JZ/SJan does not have to pay money for a match that is not played or is not played with the rubber he was requiring.

But I do think ITTF has made rule changes that made no sense and that have caused table tennis to basically be much more friendly to aggressive attacking and two winged looping styles at the top level so there is much less variety of play styles.

So, JZ/SJan does have a valid point in there under all the repetitiveness. If you watch the variety of play styles on display from the mid-1990s back into the past, the game has lost a lot of its uniqueness. And I feel like the changes that they claim were to make for longer rallies and a more viewer friendly experience, to me it seems that rallies from the 1990s and before were longer and more dynamic than the average rally today. So.....yes, there is something odd in a person holding a grudge since 1983 (or perhaps it was 1998) but there is also something to it.

But if a player takes up the offer of payment to play with an unapproved rubber, and is then ejected from the tournament because they’re using or attempting to use an unapproved rubber, then they’ve been ejected for breaking the rules (I.e. cheating)…the fact that they may or may not receive the payment in such circumstances is irrelevant to that; it was still the payment (or promise of payment) that motivated the rule-breaking to begin with.

I completely agree that various rule changes have had the effect of favouring the looping/attacking game. I’m not defending the current rules per se, what I’m defending is the concept of rules and the notion that we should all play to the rules, even though we might also simultaneously be campaigning for those rules to be changed. I think it would be a great idea to take another look at the rules with a view to creating a “playing field” that wasn’t so heavily stacked in the loopers/attackers favour…but financially enticing players to break the existing rules is not in my opinion the right way to go about bringing forth those changes.

 
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But if a player takes up the offer of payment to play with an unapproved rubber, and is then ejected from the tournament because they’re using or attempting to use an unapproved rubber, then they’ve been ejected for breaking the rules (I.e. cheating)…the fact that they may or may not receive the payment in such circumstances is irrelevant to that; it was still the payment (or promise of payment) that motivated the rule-breaking to begin with.

I completely agree that various rule changes have had the effect of favouring the looping/attacking game. I’m not defending the current rules per se, what I’m defending is the concept of rules and the notion that we should all play to the rules, even though we might also simultaneously be campaigning for those rules to be changed. I think it would be a great idea to take another look at the rules with a view to creating a “playing field” that wasn’t so heavily stacked in the loopers/attackers favour…but financially enticing players to break the existing rules is not in my opinion the right way to go about bringing forth those changes.

And my point was, the motivation for JZ/SJan may also have to do with the idea that, if they never play a game, even if they go and enter intending to, then JZ/SJan's motivation might be more manipulative than you were actually giving him credit for being. I mean, he could just go and do this himself.....right? But instead, he is asking others to do it knowing that they likely won't end up being allowed to play a match. It could be interpreted as funny if we knew nobody is going to take him up on the offer. But....it is, instead, a bit sadistic if he is hoping someone will take him up on the offer.

And, do you think he has ever tried this himself and gotten disqualified? If he has, he knows first hand what he is asking people to do.

 
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But if a player takes up the offer of payment to play with an unapproved rubber, and is then ejected

I have stated this many times with examples but continue to troll

1, I gave you the example of a friend of mine going to the control desk in 2000 in Maryland and asking for approval to use Feint Long Classic. he was denied permission & asked to use Feint Long 2, He was NOT ejected. He could have used Feint Long 2 & played. All I was doing was offering Linda Bergstrom the incentive to do the right thing & ethical thing & Linda Bergstrom could have been the Rosa Parks of table tennis.


2. Marty Reisman "demanded" that he be allowed to use his blue rubber both sides racket around 2000 at US Open Teams (a 5 star event like US Open 2022) . USATT not only submitted his demands but also set a cleat precedent by waiving the two color rule going forward from that day. USATT said players can use hardbat rubbers of same color both sides,though this is in TOTAL violation of the ITTF's two color rule of 1983. So if I want to use pink Tenergy both sides in a USATT tournament TODAY , I should actually be able to use it because what is good for the goose is also good for the gander. If USATT had correctly refused not to allow Marty Reisman's blue both sides racket, that would not have meant he would have been ejected. he could have easily used an approved red / black racket & played.

(I chose Linda Bergstrom only to highlight how sexist the ITTF is because, though the Swedish Prime Minister is a woman & ITTF President is a Swedish woman & they preach diversity though they do nothing about it because Swedish TT Association supported
1, the Swedish men’s Dream Team 2 in the 90's by proposing to ITTF the idiotic same rubber both sides (as in Marty Reisman later in 2000s)
2. made a 180 turn around few years after 2008 asking ITTF to repeal the Frictionless pips ban of 2008 to support a male player Fabian Akerstrom)

but won't support a female Swedish player, though it is the right thing to do for the sport itself
 
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