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PostPosted: 26 Jul 2018, 13:19 
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I was in a match on Monday and had my opponent fishing at me and I was smashing his fishes. I love getting this guy into that position because I usually win...because he also has this attacking game that when he's rolling on, he usually wins. Anyway, I smashed on him and he mis-hit the ball from way back off the table and it rose up and looked like it wouldn't make it over the net. I came down the side of the table and to my surprise it landed on my side, but no worries I was there to cover it ;) Even more surprised it spun back to his side...but I still had it covered to smash as I was now past the net and on his side of the table. With bat raised and ready to smash I suddenly realised the spin wasn't just backspin but had some side-spin and was spinning away from me. He was back off the table about 6 feet, so I changed my mind as I wouldn't have reached the ball for a smash as I had to lean in farther than expected and just dropped it on the table. He could see this happening and ran in and with me caught out of place he just tapped it back over to win the point. I pondered later on what I could have done differently and decided if I'd turned my wrist and hit it sideways with the pips (across the table) he'd never have reached it...but of course this would have taken a much sharper presence of mind than what I eventually changed to. But I wonder if anyone else experienced such a thing. Oh, I did win the match at least lol

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PostPosted: 26 Jul 2018, 16:57 
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I think that's always the danger of a drop shot... yes we all make decisions in a split second... you just have to get most of them right. ;)

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PostPosted: 26 Jul 2018, 17:27 
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Have seen so many drop shots gotten wrong...it usually comes down to spin misjudgment. I also find a change of mind in a shot so often brings about a mistake too (for most people, not just me). Try combining both things together and its frought with danger :headbang:

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PostPosted: 26 Jul 2018, 20:10 
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I also find a change of mind in a shot so often brings about a mistake too (for most people, not just me).

Simple, just don't change your mind. 8) :lol:

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I wish my foot work was good enough I could get to the net at the side of table to even attempt such a shot. :clap:


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PostPosted: 26 Jul 2018, 23:18 
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I wish my foot work was good enough I could get to the net at the side of table to even attempt such a shot. :clap:


Thanks...I wish mine was all the time too :lol: The opponent needs to give me enough time to get around there LOL (which happens rarely). ;(


Here's a question for anyone with a current rulebook...if you hit the ball after it has spun back past the net onto the opponents side is it a legal shot, or must the ball be struck on your side of the net?

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PostPosted: 26 Jul 2018, 23:22 
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haggisv wrote:
RebornTTEvnglist wrote:
I also find a change of mind in a shot so often brings about a mistake too (for most people, not just me).

Simple, just don't change your mind. 8) :lol:



Now you tell me...I'll try that in future...or maybe I won't...decisiveness is such a hard, umm I mean difficult, no I mean hard... skill to master. |-) :headbang: :?: |(

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RebornTTEvnglist wrote:
Here's a question for anyone with a current rulebook...if you hit the ball after it has spun back past the net onto the opponents side is it a legal shot, or must the ball be struck on your side of the net?

yes, it's a legal shot - nothing in the rulebook prevents this


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RebornTTEvnglist wrote:
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Here's a question for anyone with a current rulebook...if you hit the ball after it has spun back past the net onto the opponents side is it a legal shot, or must the ball be struck on your side of the net?

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yes, it's a legal shot - nothing in the rulebook prevents this


As long as you don't impede your opponent while on their side of the table.

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There are a couple of players at our club who have a ghost serve which does just that goes over the net and then (when they hit it perfectly) bounces once and then goes back over the net to their side. Some people try (not me) and few succeed getting to the net on the correct side of the table to reach the ball and then hit it before it drops. Some of the taller people don't have to do anything but reach.

This is clearly a case of short-ism (prejudice and lack of accommodation for short people). I know, I am short. Does anyone know what can be done to right this injustice?


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PostPosted: 29 Jul 2018, 01:42 
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sderyke2002 wrote:
There are a couple of players at our club who have a ghost serve which does just that goes over the net and then (when they hit it perfectly) bounces once and then goes back over the net to their side. Some people try (not me) and few succeed getting to the net on the correct side of the table to reach the ball and then hit it before it drops. Some of the taller people don't have to do anything but reach.

This is clearly a case of short-ism (prejudice and lack of accommodation for short people). I know, I am short. Does anyone know what can be done to right this injustice?


I can do that serve too sderyke2002, but it is very unreliable and inconsistent...so I never actually use it. Too easy to give points away by not making a good serve or making it too easy to attack (most people can reach it). I make my daughter laugh when we have a hit by doing the serve and she can't reach it, but she knows I'll mess it up and give her points too. If someone is good enough to do the serve low enough and consistently enough to make it worthwhile, they'll also be good enough to do it to either side of the table in an instant. So running down the table side to return it will just let them change direction to the opposite side and leave you stranded...so against them there is no answer. But I think for most, they will give you as many foul serves as "evil" successful ones.

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DAMNED TACTICS...

This "blacky" kid was told by his adviser-coach to play lobbing as oftentimes as possible.
So mean, damned tactics, indeed.



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sderyke2002 wrote:

This is clearly a case of short-ism (prejudice and lack of accommodation for short people). I know, I am short. Does anyone know what can be done to right this injustice?


Elevator shoes? :lol:

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DAMNED TACTICS...

This "blacky" kid was told by his adviser-coach to play lobbing as oftentimes as possible.
So mean, damned tactics, indeed.



At least he tossed the ball up on his serve :D


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