You are truly amazing.
You busted me yet again.
Yes I am totally off base & totally out of line.
Yes you are correct. I agree with you 200%
ITTF knows what is good for the sport
ITTF knows what is in the best interests of the pips players.
ITTF loves diversity in sport & that is the ONLY reason why they have not banned pips
ITTF loves choppers and long rallies to promote spectator interests & eliminate all 3rd ball attacks
ITTF has always passed rules & regulations since 1983 strcitly based on technical merits in the best interests of the sport and not two winged loopers. Absolutely no politics involved .
ITTF has always maintained a level & fair playing field ONLY in the interests of long rallies & promoting the sport & NOT for two winged loopers.
ITTF strictly enforces zero toerance for boosters & speed-glues in the best iinterests of health of players & seconfhand effects on spectators. And you really want to get into chemical inspection vs visual inspection of rackets ? REALLY ?
So yes please everyone, listen to Stuart & listen to ITTF . They know what is best for you.
They care about your health. .
Use only long pips on ITTF LARC. They are the best for you in the 40+ plastic ball era
Or even better, use ONLY short pips on your weakside (backhand)
Yes Stuart. you win again. You looped me down.
I've never posted anything in support of the ITTF and have never made any comment (supporting or otherwise) as to what the real "agenda" of the ITTF and their rules changes might be. I know very little about the politics of table tennis; it simply doesn't interest me all that much. However, the fact remains that the ITTF are the governing body of table tennis, and they are the ones that make the rules and decide what rubbers are authorised and therefore legal to use. If players want to play any sort of competitive/sanctioned table tennis, then they need to be using rubbers that are actually legal to use. If you are advising players to use rubbers that are not on the current list of authorised rubbers, then in my opinion that is very poor advice...and that is still poor advice irrespective of whether those rubbers might actually work better for them.
For players that are not playing any sort of competitive or sanctioned table tennis events, then I suppose there is no problem with them using rubbers that are not authorised (assuming they can still buy them), but players like Mima Ito or Ruwen Filus (or the other names you listed) could never get away with using rubbers that are no longer authorised, and nor could even relatively low-level amateurs that are playing in national ranking tournaments etc.