@Tony's Table Tennis and @James Z I really don't think you guys are getting everywhere, all this seems pretty pointless, you guys are both arguing on the internet and not much will come out of it.
James all we really want from you is your video of you playing the man himself Jan-Ove Waldner, you said you almost beat him so I would like to see you get at least one set, I hope its from your far back from the table chopping era with you using high aspect ratio super long pips because I'd love to see how they play against arguably one of the best players of all time. Also I'm curious about your chopping technique.
lol! that is like watching paint dry......
How come the umpire does not invoke the expedite rule?I was at a tournament recently, mix of elementary to pros.
The older players will play 1 round
then the kids 1 round.
and guess why the kids delay everyone's schedule?
Lot of girls with long pimples on the backhand side, pushing the ball for way toooooooo long and making record long rallies, games, matches.
It was a teams event (first to 3 to win the 5 matches). But it was like deuces and deciders to the 5th match.
So the 13:30pm schedule only started 3pm....
The pros were all bored to death.
9am to 6pm and only played 4 matches.
I invited Adam Bobrow, and did some live streaming, will upload those and share soon.
I think each match was within the limitHow come the umpire does not invoke the expedite rule?
Some local tournaments probably don't have empires. Even I have to google to make sure I remember how expedite rule works. If we are not calling illegal serve in tournaments, I highly doubt someone will pull out expedite rule.How come the umpire does not invoke the expedite rule?
This one had umpires.Some local tournaments probably don't have empires. Even I have to google to make sure I remember how expedite rule works. If we are not calling illegal serve in tournaments, I highly doubt someone will pull out expedite rule.
It is LOUD!!!! But looks to be very exciting!Herewith videos to the playlist of the Taipei Youth Cup 2023 (total 6 videos).
I invited Adam, who was back home in Taiwan for 5 days, coming back from the world champs in South Africa, and had to head to France and his Euro tour.
Not too many recording of "long pimple" action, but a tournament from Grade 3 to senior players.
Separated to males and females of grade 3+4, grade 5+6, junior high, senior high, open, so in essence 10 events.
I did not enjoy the elementary players with older players together.
But it was a 2 day tournament, being a prerequiste to a bigger national tournament.
LOUD...what did you say, I can't hear you...It is LOUD!!!! But looks to be very exciting!
Even in China, badminton is significantly more popular than table tennis especially among the younger gen. Over here in Australia, the badminton courts are almost always fully booked well in advance while TT is just languishing.Badminton is bigger than TT in some countries.
TT is heavily inflated by China.
I wonder what the figure is when you remove China's stats from both TT and Badminton.
In regards to me and James and 10 other alias he has been using, he has been on this mission of high aspect ratio since way before you were born. Almost before I was born too.
I've seen him and exactly what he is doing (and making false accusations of really reputable TT people and live with those lies for decade plus) when I joined TT forums and amazed he is still on with the same "copy and paste".
He has been banned so many times from this forum.
He is really a special character.
Well, his level isn't high. I would actually accept a video against a USATT 2400.
Don't need to be a 3000 like he claims. Which he will never be able to provide (he already said he was joking about it).
I think some where I read before, his rating is very low, so many even USATT2000 video could be fine.
I would like to see his video never the less.
South Africa, badminton is bigger.Even in China, badminton is significantly more popular than table tennis especially among the younger gen. Over here in Australia, the badminton courts are almost always fully booked well in advance while TT is just languishing.
Table tennis is a bit like golf - it's a lot of old ppl and not a lot of young ppl, and it's because of these kind of weird atmosphere with almost everyone using cheap tricks. I only persisted so long because I for some reason have some kind of OCD about it.
I must admit when I wrote that I wasnt being entirely serious either, I figured that you were being sarcastic when you said it and so I went along with it.So you are seriously claimng that you don't think it was just my mocking NextLevel but you seriously beieve that I was claiming for real that I have played against Waldner ?
BTW I made a detailed post explaining why anyone that seriously claims that I was really claimed that I have played Waldner does not nee dto have their head examined , but that post was deleted by moderators. I have saved it but I am sure you have read it before it was deleted . I will post it later
On the other hand I am still waiting for Tony'sTableTennis to post the names choppers who had upset wins in Durban.
WR64 beating WR38, that's an upset
WR54 beating WR24, that's an upset
WR125 beating WR56, that's an upset
No not at all, not by any means, by it satisfying you I merely meant that you now know who played those three games that Tony was referring to.How would this satisfy me now again ?
So it conclusiely proves hat we have a fair & level playing field in the 40+ plastic ball era & the 9 rule & regulation changes are valid changes & ITTF is not corrupt ?
It conclusively proves that we now have a fair value for AR & PDD ?
It conclusively proves that there is no rampant violations of 2.4.7 ?
I do agree with you there is a distinct lack of male choppers in the top ranked players, I looked through them when looking for the matches Tony was referring to, I barely saw any choppers.BTW, when I made my original posting on this issue (now deleted by moderators a month ag) , I was actually asking Tony'sTableTennis about the upsets only on the men's side , because my post that he replied was regarding this issue for extermnination of choppers on the men's side. Not on the women's side.
This is why I was very puzzled since I was only looking at the results on men's side
I have never questioned the fact that there are more female choppers than male choppers. That is why I specifically stated in that post about extermination of male choppers over the years.
Also maybe Gapanove's win was somewhat of an upset, but other two definitely are not. Also you always have players on the rise like Gaponove, and things like that do happen.
And Lily Zhang is horrible against choppers & it is far from a big upset.
I beleive Suh Hyo Won ahs been rated much higher & am not sure if this is really an upset
But again as I said none of this proves that there is a level & fair playing field, even on the women's side, let alone on the men's side.
Ahahaha!!!! that is hilarious!i can reply this.
Not long ago I had to umpire a match between two long pipster. Both players have one side inverted and the other side long pips. Both play BH blocks.
Here is how it went.
Player A serves, Player B blocks. Player A returns and the ball either goes into the net or fly out of the table. After two serves the role is reverse and the same process repeats ad nauseum until the match ends.
I was bored to death.
NB: Both players has absolutely zero leg movement, both stand at the center and near table. 100% using hands and wrist with absolutely no body mechanics.
The above is a famous life lesson that is applicable on how to response to trolls. Learn it well, Padawans.The donkey told the tiger: “The grass is blue”.
The tiger replied: “No, the grass is green”.
The discussion became heated up, and the two decided to submit the issue to arbitration, and to do so they approached the lion, the King of the Jungle.
Before reaching the clearing in the forest where the lion was sitting on his throne, the donkey started screaming: “Your Highness, is it true that grass is blue?”.
The lion replied: “True, the grass is blue”.
The donkey rushed forward and continued: “The tiger disagrees with me and contradicts me and annoys me please punish him”.
The king then declared: “The tiger will be punished with 5 years of silence”.
The donkey jumped for joy and went on his way, content and repeating: “The grass is blue”…
The tiger accepted his punishment, but he asked the lion: “Your Majesty, why have you punished me, after all, the grass is green?”
The lion replied: “In fact, the grass is green”.
The tiger asked: “So why do you punish me?”
The lion replied: “That has nothing to do with the question of whether the grass is blue or green. The punishment is because it is not possible for a brave, intelligent creature like you to waste time arguing with a donkey, and on top of that to come and bother me with that question”.
The worst waste of time is arguing with the fool and fanatic who doesn’t care about truth or reality, but only the victory of their beliefs and illusions. Never waste time on discussions that make no sense…
There are people who for all the evidence presented to them, do not have the ability to understand, and others who are blinded by ego, hatred and resentment, and the only thing that they want is to be right even if they aren’t. When ignorance screams, intelligence shuts up. Your peace and tranquility are worth more - Anon