rubber like skyline 3 are made to be used with tuners. i had already use one without tuner and after some time i was paid of the rubber. i want to try it again but with tuner this time
Views are my own and I'm by no way acting as a spokesperson for the AC here. My view is the rule should be abolished immediately. It is purely an administration rule brought on by officials with little insight into the sport. It was not created to address any problem in the sport - spectators, players, doctors, coaches were not the ones requesting to ban boosters. The only justifications I have ever heard to this rule is that table tennis should be a clean sport (mineral oil is clean, no adverse health effects, heck you can drink it) and that everyone should have a level playing field (remove the rule and everyone will have a level playing field).
It irritates me to see these big rooms full of officials at major events getting our their eye pieces to measure 0.04mm on rubbers and blowing on their (unreliable) air sensor devices to see if a poor unassuming player accidentally spilled some oil while rubbing it on his baby's bottom.
I've never tried any Japanese national team level rubbers, but I heard many of the top top Europeans say they wish their Tenergy were as good as the Tenergy the Japanese Butterfly sponsored players receive.
So Jun has confirmed he is competing in the Kuwait Open... I think he is now in main preparation phase for the WTTC 2013 and has realized that not much can change for now perhaps.... Also he sponsors will want him to play...
Αctually I am speculating that his sponsors forced him to stop his boycott and he had no choice. His "fight" was too romantic to succeed anyway
I would like to point out something that maybe many players dont know . The whole thing with the speed glue issue was not about health . Speed glue exists from the early 80's . Isnt it strange that after 28 years of existence , suddenly speed glue and VOC's are considered hazardous from the ITTF . Let's get the facts straight .
Cancer cannot be caused exclusively by hazardous substances . Of course im not claiming that if you inhale 1000 litres of speed glue in 20 years nothing bad will happen to you . That is common sense . Andreej Grubba didnt die just because of VOC's ...
The TT industry was hungry for more money and there was the time and the place to introduce tensor rubbers , plus the fact that ITTF wanted the game to be more viewer friendly than it was .
So , now we know that industry rules the game as it does in every economical situation in life . I dont know if Mizutani is totally alone in his decision (or affected by others, in higher influential positions in the game of TT) , but i dont think he will achieve boosters to be banned . Everybody knows the chinese boost and they will be the best even if they stop them from boosting
There are more important issues to solve for the ITTF , like the service rule . The olympic final was a disaster , and the men's singles quarter final also . Fans want to watch quality table tennis not some referee and the players arguing if the serve was legal or not . Even better ITTF has a difficult task to commercialize the game of table tennis in order to make it bigger and viewer friendly .
Personally i dont think boosters are much of a problem
What happened in the OG MS QF? I saw the WS final so know about that, what was the issue in the mens singles? which match had th problem with serves?
what do you propose be changed about the service rule?
Igor, are you just dreaming about this or is it really happening ?Dear Mr. Mizutaney Jun
In response to your rightful protests we're pleased to inform as follows:
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