OOAK Table Tennis Forum


A truly International Table Tennis Community for both Defensive and Offensive styles!
Live Table Tennis Videos Table Tennis News Live OOAK Forum Links About OOAK Table Tennis Forum OOAK Forum Memory
It is currently 21 Nov 2017, 13:53


Don't want to see any advertising? Become a member and login, and you'll never see an ad again!



All times are UTC + 9:30 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 64 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: "Have Bat, will travel"
PostPosted: 29 Aug 2016, 20:27 
Offline
Kim Is My Shadow
Kim Is My Shadow
User avatar

Joined: 28 Jun 2008, 09:04
Posts: 2037
Location: Lancashire
Has thanked: 178 times
Been thanked: 230 times
Blade: Magic: Wand
FH: Confusion
BH: Paranoia
One of my table tennis ambitions is to meet and play people from this forum.

Job, family, finance, time are all factors which I often list for putting it off. But enough is enough. If you're interested in playing people from this forum, why not take the opportunity to let other members know that that's what you'd like to do - and by play it can be social knock, practice or match play.

So, I live in the UK. I've two weeks leave coming up at the end of September start of October. I live in the NW England. I'll hopefully have a couple of days free to travel and play table tennis. Willing to travel about 100 miles each way for social knock or practice. Anyone interested? Dates to be confirmed.

If you fancy playing other members from this forum, why not add your details, how far you'd be will to travel and when you're available.

_________________
Nominate your personal rubber name - New "OOAK LARF" out


Top
 Profile  
 

PostPosted: 29 Aug 2016, 21:01 
Offline
Super User
User avatar

Joined: 18 Apr 2016, 21:29
Posts: 522
Has thanked: 66 times
Been thanked: 49 times
Blade: DEFPLAY(CUT DOWN)
FH: S/P TSP L CATCHER 1.8
BH: BEST ANTI 1.8
Debater wrote:
One of my table tennis ambitions is to meet and play people from this forum.

Job, family, finance, time are all factors which I often list for putting it off. But enough is enough. If you're interested in playing people from this forum, why not take the opportunity to let other members know that that's what you'd like to do - and by play it can be social knock, practice or match play.

So, I live in the UK. I've two weeks leave coming up at the end of September start of October. I live in the NW England. I'll hopefully have a couple of days free to travel and play table tennis. Willing to travel about 100 miles each way for social knock or practice. Anyone interested? Dates to be confirmed.

If you fancy playing other members from this forum, why not add your details, how far you'd be will to travel and when you're available.

FH: An old control sheet
BH: Timeless
very interesting combo m8-i have yasaka anti power on b/h-i have an old sheet of tac c in 1.1 that is dead and very controlled.the sheet is off blade at the moment and is having a holiday.i may attach it soon after experimentation.
i may be interested in a game as long as you play me in tennis aswell :devil:
ps-im assuming that timeless=joola?

_________________
"If you see an attack on you or your sponsor, you're a poor sausage, no more."


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 29 Aug 2016, 22:01 
Online
Hurricane Lover
Hurricane Lover
User avatar

Joined: 09 Mar 2008, 19:19
Posts: 2424
Location: Indonesia
Has thanked: 122 times
Been thanked: 116 times
Blade: DHS Fang Bo 2
FH: DHS Hurricane 3
BH: Sword Dance Med Pips
It's one of my thing as well. I usually post here and other forums letting people know that I'm going over to their country/city and will put extra effort to play with them.

So far, some good experience, and some bad. Among the bad is the excuse it's too far away from where I live. For example, latest trip to Singapore. Riding subway it could take one hour or so from east to west, changing several lines. Some people use that excuse. I even said I would go wherever they usually play, at whatever time suits them. That means going on two hour trip on a foreign country by myself. I'm okay with that, but so far didn't get enough respond.

Few years back met with some Singaporean members and played together, though, good meet.
Met and played Reb a decade or so ago, and few others Aussie mates from ooak here.

Japan is next on the agenda. Between ooak and other forums, I hope to be able to meet and play with some members during my trip to Japan in early November.

No members playing in Hong Kong so far as well last time I went in May. Recently got in contact with a couple of people who lives in Hong Kong from my instagram, so might be able to play with them the next time I go mid November after Japan.

Next year, hopefully will be able to go to Australia and meet more people there.

England in the next 2-3 years hopefully.

Oh, by the way, I'm in Surabaya, Indonesia. Not a travel site. Most foreigners would go to Bali, and Jakarta instead, both about one hour flight from where I live. I did facilitate several forum members who visited Bali and Jakarta with some friends at those cities so they can play.

_________________
instagram: rokphishtt


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 30 Aug 2016, 00:22 
Offline
Kim Is My Shadow
Kim Is My Shadow
User avatar

Joined: 28 Jun 2008, 09:04
Posts: 2037
Location: Lancashire
Has thanked: 178 times
Been thanked: 230 times
Blade: Magic: Wand
FH: Confusion
BH: Paranoia
That's an interesting perspective rokphish2. Often we live in blissful ignorance of what has actually gone wrong or failed to materialise. On this forum there is a premium on etiquette and manners and in many ways it's a "utopian" experience being here. In reality though, not everyone is nice or reliable. I wonder if anyone else has had some negative experiences like yours in amongst the positives.

My one regret about playing or meeting people here is not having the confidence to meet a forum member from the USA when they came over to London. I suspect next year, I'll have another regret about not meeting a forum member in Australia.

There's a saying, on people's death beds, it's not the things they did which they regret, it's the things they didn't do. Hence this post. No risk, no gain.

What's stopping people from meeting up. Is it really work, time, travel, money or are they "excuses" and the real reason is that we're comfortable in our virtual table tennis world and don't want to risk stepping outside of it?

peterpong, timeless is the name I give to the 802-40 short pips I'm using. Technically I guess I should call them "boomerang" because I keep coming back to them :) Alas I'm still recovering from back surgery so Tennis, whilst a great game to play, is beyond me at the moment. Maybe a challenge for next year?

_________________
Nominate your personal rubber name - New "OOAK LARF" out


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 30 Aug 2016, 03:33 
Offline
Count Darkula
Count Darkula
User avatar

Joined: 01 Dec 2007, 15:07
Posts: 17429
Location: Dark side of Australia!!
Has thanked: 390 times
Been thanked: 265 times
Blade: Bty Gergely T5000
FH: TSP Regalis Blue Max
BH: Tibhar Grass Dtecs
Debater, come on! Get some serious travel going and come to Australia! I'd travel to England to play you, but I've got a few major obstacles to that. One is I don't even have a passport any more. And I also have a daughter who would be very upset if I left the country for anything more than a week (hardly enough time to go anywhere). One day though, I'd like to travel with her to England and skip over to France (and that day may not be as far away as it seems). I'll let you know if I get the chance before you :P

100 miles from you and 100 miles from me isn't going to cut it though.

When Rok came to Melbourne, we welcomed him with open arms. I provided him a taxi service from the train station to our club, and IIRC Mars63 drove him back to his hotel. Can't wait for him to come back here so I can see what has changed between our games. It's a long time ago now, but I think he whooped me at 7's, 8's and 9's (maybe I took him to deuce, not sure I won a game). But I was unseasoned B2 back then. I'm very seasoned A3 these days. 5 grades and 9 years should account for something eh Rok ;) :P :lol:

But this wistful thinking about playing others from the forum is just that, unless you get into gear and make it happen. Haggisv told me he was coming to Melbourne and it seriously looked like a meet between us may not have happened. That would have just been wrong on so many levels. Fortunately, after much brainstorming I conjured an agreeable plan that saw us spend 2 wonderful hours playing blissful TT together, which you have of course seen the evidence of. It was well worth the effort!

Have done similar in the past for OOAK members who have happened my way. BVautier (from Newcastle, but no longer active on OOAK) is one. And another was MetalMonkey may he RIP. I was so glad and honoured to get to meet and play that young man before he was taken from the earth not very long after. And THAT meeting should tell everyone to do what you can ASAP as the future is not promised.

_________________
I'm always in the dark, but the Dark sheds lights upon everything!! :twisted: Beauty is only pimple deep! Beauty is in the eye of the pipholder!
S/U 1: Blade: Bty Gergely . FH Black Andro Rasant 2.1 . BH Red Tibhar Grass Dtecs
S/U 2: Blade: Bty Gergely . FH Black Hexer+ 2.1 . BH Red GD Talon
S/U 3: Blade: Bty Gergely . No rubbers...thinking of adding Red Dtecs and Black Rasant
Aussie Table Tennis Shop / Aussie Table Tennis Facebook Page / Equipment Review Index / Read my Reb Report Blog: click here.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 30 Aug 2016, 08:22 
Offline
LP Collector
LP Collector
User avatar

Joined: 01 Aug 2012, 06:57
Posts: 1902
Location: Hampshire, UK
Has thanked: 267 times
Been thanked: 232 times
Blade: Nittaku Barwell Fleet
FH: DHS Dragonow 1.8mm
BH: Hellfire OX
I'm always up for an adventure. If it coincides with one of the tournaments (Blackpool maybe?) even better. I live in Hampshire, but travel around a lot, and work for myself, so no problem working around other people's time commitments.

_________________
"When one eye is fixed upon your destination, there is only one eye left with which to find the Way."

Read my blog: "LordCope's Latest Learnings Log": http://ooakforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=24452


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 30 Aug 2016, 12:44 
Offline
Dark Knight
Dark Knight
User avatar

Joined: 13 Dec 2006, 12:34
Posts: 31558
Location: Adelaide, AU
Has thanked: 1504 times
Been thanked: 963 times
Blade: Trinity Carbon
FH: Victas VS > 401
BH: Dornenglanz OX
I would love to meet other forums members, and would happily travel to anywhere in Adelaide to catch up with them. Similarly if I do travel somewhere, I make an effort to discover if I can meet any forum members there.

I must admit that meeting other forum members comes with a bit of anguish though, that we somehow don't meet expectations, or that it can somehow ruin a long term online friendship, because the person is not quite as expected. The closer the friendship is online, the greater the anguish, but equally the greater the excitement to finally meet them!
I met Reb in Melbourne recently when I went there for a holiday with the family. As we've been online friends for almost 10 years, I felt a little nervous as well, but we had a great time and I felt very comfortable almost immediately after we met. I think we're probably closer friends now than before, so it was definitely worth it for me, and it's certainly made me keen to meet other forum members as well. Of course Reb may not feel the same way. :lol: :lol: :lol:

_________________
OOAK Table Tennis Shop | Table Tennis Reviews / Articles | Table Guide | Robot Guide | Re-Impact Blades
Setup1: Re-Impact Smart, Viper OX, Victas VS 401 Setup2: Re-Impact Barath, Dtecs OX, TSP Triple Spin Chop 1.0mm Setup3: Re-Impact Dark Knight, Hellfire OX, 999 Turbo
Recent Articles: Tenergy Alternatives | Tenergy Rubbers Compared | Re-Impact User Guide | Novel way to glue OX pips


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 30 Aug 2016, 20:20 
Offline
Count Darkula
Count Darkula
User avatar

Joined: 01 Dec 2007, 15:07
Posts: 17429
Location: Dark side of Australia!!
Has thanked: 390 times
Been thanked: 265 times
Blade: Bty Gergely T5000
FH: TSP Regalis Blue Max
BH: Tibhar Grass Dtecs
haggisv wrote:
I think we're probably closer friends now than before, so it was definitely worth it for me, and it's certainly made me keen to meet other forum members as well. Of course Reb may not feel the same way. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Well now, I have to say my expectations were shattered! First you were not as tall as I expected. :P Second, I didn't take a game off you. So, was it worth it? Well there's one major problem...when do I get a chance for a re-match? :lol: Another 10 years? :o I honestly thought I'd have been to Adelaide in the last 10 years, as I went there 3 times in the previous 5 years to that. But no, the opportunity hasn't re-arisen. So of course it was worth it! We got to meet up without me going to Adelaide again. That was a bonus LOL.

And of course meeting up made a stronger friendship, you just know I like to mess around here lol. :up: So now I have even more reason to return to Adelaide. :party:

_________________
I'm always in the dark, but the Dark sheds lights upon everything!! :twisted: Beauty is only pimple deep! Beauty is in the eye of the pipholder!
S/U 1: Blade: Bty Gergely . FH Black Andro Rasant 2.1 . BH Red Tibhar Grass Dtecs
S/U 2: Blade: Bty Gergely . FH Black Hexer+ 2.1 . BH Red GD Talon
S/U 3: Blade: Bty Gergely . No rubbers...thinking of adding Red Dtecs and Black Rasant
Aussie Table Tennis Shop / Aussie Table Tennis Facebook Page / Equipment Review Index / Read my Reb Report Blog: click here.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 31 Aug 2016, 05:10 
Offline
Kim Is My Shadow
Kim Is My Shadow
User avatar

Joined: 28 Jun 2008, 09:04
Posts: 2037
Location: Lancashire
Has thanked: 178 times
Been thanked: 230 times
Blade: Magic: Wand
FH: Confusion
BH: Paranoia
RebornTTEvnglist wrote:
haggisv wrote:
I think we're probably closer friends now than before, so it was definitely worth it for me, and it's certainly made me keen to meet other forum members as well. Of course Reb may not feel the same way. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Well now, I have to say my expectations were shattered! First you were not as tall as I expected. :P Second, I didn't take a game off you. So, was it worth it? Well there's one major problem...when do I get a chance for a re-match? :lol: Another 10 years? :o I honestly thought I'd have been to Adelaide in the last 10 years, as I went there 3 times in the previous 5 years to that. But no, the opportunity hasn't re-arisen. So of course it was worth it! We got to meet up without me going to Adelaide again. That was a bonus LOL.

And of course meeting up made a stronger friendship, you just know I like to mess around here lol. :up: So now I have even more reason to return to Adelaide. :party:


I think I'm going to be sick :P

_________________
Nominate your personal rubber name - New "OOAK LARF" out


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 17 Sep 2016, 21:05 
Offline
Kim Is My Shadow
Kim Is My Shadow
User avatar

Joined: 28 Jun 2008, 09:04
Posts: 2037
Location: Lancashire
Has thanked: 178 times
Been thanked: 230 times
Blade: Magic: Wand
FH: Confusion
BH: Paranoia
LordCope wrote:
I'm always up for an adventure. If it coincides with one of the tournaments (Blackpool maybe?) even better. I live in Hampshire, but travel around a lot, and work for myself, so no problem working around other people's time commitments.


Blackpool is only about 25 miles from where I llive. If ever you are up this way let me know. Our league runs a social session on Friday evenings open to anyone 19:00 - 21:45. I usually help out coaching that night but if you're up this way I'll arrange to be free to have a full evenings knock with you.

No one else interested?

_________________
Nominate your personal rubber name - New "OOAK LARF" out


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 17 Sep 2016, 23:51 
Offline
Senior member

Joined: 10 Nov 2013, 07:10
Posts: 112
Location: Yorkshire
Has thanked: 20 times
Been thanked: 12 times
Blade: TSP Balsa 5.5 All+
FH: SpinLord Waran
BH: S&T Hellfire ox
Hi Debater,

I have been thinking of traveling to see you, I contacted Peter who plays in your league (we spoke about him previously) but he was injured.
I am in Harrogate, so if you fancy a trip across, let me know.

Thanks

_________________
Previous Setups: -
Setup1: Blade: TSP Balsa All+FH: SpinLord Waran 2.0 BH: Lion Claw ox
Setup2: Blade: TSP Balsa All+ FH: Tenergy 05 max BH: Tenergy 05 max
Setup3: Blade: DMS Destroyer FH: Tenergy 05 max BH: DMS Transformer 1.5


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 18 Sep 2016, 17:56 
Offline
Kim Is My Shadow
Kim Is My Shadow
User avatar

Joined: 28 Jun 2008, 09:04
Posts: 2037
Location: Lancashire
Has thanked: 178 times
Been thanked: 230 times
Blade: Magic: Wand
FH: Confusion
BH: Paranoia
Hi v02man. Yes I fancy a trip across.

We can sort out the details by PM if you want?

Mainly going to be around day time and venue availability? If there is any equipment you are interested in trying out to see if it suits your style now, let me know and I can bring it with me (blades and rubbers - lot's of SP's).

_________________
Nominate your personal rubber name - New "OOAK LARF" out


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 22 Sep 2016, 18:40 
Offline
Kim Is My Shadow
Kim Is My Shadow
User avatar

Joined: 28 Jun 2008, 09:04
Posts: 2037
Location: Lancashire
Has thanked: 178 times
Been thanked: 230 times
Blade: Magic: Wand
FH: Confusion
BH: Paranoia
Yay. Courtessy of v02man I'm going to get to enjoy playing table tennis next week. :D

_________________
Nominate your personal rubber name - New "OOAK LARF" out


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 22 Sep 2016, 19:00 
Online
Hurricane Lover
Hurricane Lover
User avatar

Joined: 09 Mar 2008, 19:19
Posts: 2424
Location: Indonesia
Has thanked: 122 times
Been thanked: 116 times
Blade: DHS Fang Bo 2
FH: DHS Hurricane 3
BH: Sword Dance Med Pips
photos and videos please... :up:

_________________
instagram: rokphishtt


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 24 Sep 2016, 07:53 
Offline
Kim Is My Shadow
Kim Is My Shadow
User avatar

Joined: 28 Jun 2008, 09:04
Posts: 2037
Location: Lancashire
Has thanked: 178 times
Been thanked: 230 times
Blade: Magic: Wand
FH: Confusion
BH: Paranoia
rokphish2 wrote:
photos and videos please... :up:


Sorry, there's already enough of me on this forum and the internet. As for others. Can't speak for them.

Cheers

_________________
Nominate your personal rubber name - New "OOAK LARF" out


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 64 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next




All times are UTC + 9:30 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Copyright 2012 OOAK Table Tennis Forum. The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group




Don't forget to 'LIKE' our forum on Facebook if you enjoy the content: