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PostPosted: 23 Feb 2014, 06:29 
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PostPosted: 17 Sep 2014, 02:42 
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I've been out of it for the past year, work-related pressures. That's past, and I intend to become more active again. When I say "again", I mean in general -- I never posted much on this forum, but was active on about.com. Now that that's gone, this seems the place to be.

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PostPosted: 17 Sep 2014, 07:58 
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scottgordon wrote:
I've been out of it for the past year, work-related pressures. That's past, and I intend to become more active again. When I say "again", I mean in general -- I never posted much on this forum, but was active on about.com. Now that that's gone, this seems the place to be.

Very pleased to hear this, thanks scottgordon! :rock: :rock: :rock:

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PostPosted: 17 Sep 2014, 14:26 
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I rarely post here either :P

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PostPosted: 18 Sep 2014, 13:02 
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RebornTTEvnglist wrote:
I rarely post here either :P

I really should try posting more :lol:


Me too.
I'm a beginner and don't feel I have much to add. Most questions have been asked and discussed to death.
Thank you all for the interesting discussions.


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PostPosted: 04 Oct 2014, 13:57 
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Here's what has happened in the time between when my first few posts and now.

First off, I would like to apologize regarding my introductory post, in which I said that my game was based on setting up counter-hits and loops.
I am a beginner and so I really don't have a loop. One of my friends at the club I play with has rated me about 900. This is an estimated rating since I have played in no official ITTF-sanctioned tournaments, hence I am technically "unrated". However, I would like to develop as an offensive-minded player...

But here is why I don't post on here that much:
To start off with, I mainly come on here when I have a question. I do not feel that I have enough table tennis wisdom to provide to other people, so I haven't really replied to other people's posts.

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I do not get to play table tennis as much as I would like to.

And recently there has been a change in the way that I play. After taking a lesson, I had found out that I was not even playing the basic Counter-hit stroke correctly. I was not using the muscle near my elbow nor was I using my wrist. So I essentially was not lifting the ball up (I was using my entire arm to hit the ball, which is not very effective).
Before that, I had thought that I was a spinner. However, I now realize that I am actually more of a flat hitter, since I had won most of my points by hitting hard. If my ball landed in and my opponent could not block it back into play, I could win the point. But I could not win enough points on a consistent basis.

I hope to improve the technique of my shots and learn more shots so that I can play competitively with others at the club level!

But that's why I have not posted that much on here in a while.

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I used to post a lot, and I used to be fairly well-informed about blades, rubbers, all of that. I have come back to the game and the forum after a gap of over five years. It all seems so new now, and I feel like a total nub.

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I stopped posting for a while because of the following reason.
1) I felt I have nothing to contribute for the meantime. I would like to focus on my game
2) I did not stop reading. I am still updated.
3) Polyball is messing up my game.

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I am a new dark sider so i don't suggest stuff unless it is about rules as i am national umpire and state ref.
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Probably not gonna do a whole lot of posting as I am mostly just reading posts, and have done so for quite some time. I prefer to take a step back, but decided it was time to get an account at least


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PostPosted: 05 Jul 2016, 23:01 
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Good job waldnerd... And for those like reading and not post, it's nice to now and then let them who post know that we're there reading...

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PostPosted: 13 Jul 2016, 17:05 
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Debater wrote:
It's been commented elsewhere that although there are currently 1256 registered members, only a handful regularly make posts on this forum.

I'm curious to find out why this is, so:

if you usually read the threads here and seldom post replies please please please make a post now and say why it is you seldom make posts.


Or, if you used to be one of the silent majority, share your experience of how or why you started posting and what you now get out of it.

To start the ball rolling, I joined back in June 2008 and only posted a couple of times on a topic I was researching. After that I stopped because



1. I didn't think I had anything useful to contribute (since found out you don't have to, just asking questions is a valuable asset to the forum)
2. Couldn't figure out how to make a post - the fact that you can't go back in to text you've already typed still irks me as I often want to do this and end up cutting and pasting everywhere
3. Was worried I'd make a mistake, upset someone or be mis-interpreted - I did make a mistake but support was soon forthcoming and everyone was very understanding, so I needn't have worried on that score.

Now I've got a bit more confidence I post because, well it's good to "talk" and share and by posting I can get a direct answer to a question rather than waiting and hoping someone will post the question I wanted to ask.

Posts are the life blood of any forum and everyone has the right to decide whether they do or don't want to post and no one is being judged, so please feel free to ignore my request.

Thanks


After starting a thread in here and being subjected to ridicule,personal attacks and illogical people that can't deal with a logical debate it's no wonder that people don't post on this site...so unless you play with pips etc (because I'm told this is a pips etc forum)and are a champion player like Zhang
Jike don't bother to post if you have a different opinion to the few that are buddies on this site that still Pat each other on the back and will resort to any tactics and say anything to you to slag you..so unless your rated at zhangs level give it a miss especially if you don't agree with the moderators who actually some also endorse illegal tampering of pips as witnessed by a few others that posted here who now have left this site in disgust.. That's why people don't post.


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PostPosted: 13 Jul 2016, 19:51 
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Jimmy jammer wrote:

After starting a thread in here and being subjected to ridicule,personal attacks and illogical people that can't deal with a logical debate it's no wonder that people don't post on this site...so unless you play with pips etc (because I'm told this is a pips etc forum)and are a champion player like Zhang
Jike don't bother to post if you have a different opinion to the few that are buddies on this site that still Pat each other on the back and will resort to any tactics and say anything to you to slag you..so unless your rated at zhangs level give it a miss especially if you don't agree with the moderators who actually some also endorse illegal tampering of pips as witnessed by a few others that posted here who now have left this site in disgust.. That's why people don't post.


Before this thread gets derailed, I tracked down the thread I think jimmy jammer is refering to - "Inverted vs pimples and anti spin ideas".

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=30087

Before people start to take sides or make judgements, please read the whole thread and make up your own mind. Be aware it's now been "locked" by Reb (moderator) - note to self, check for a little padlock against the topic next time and for the icon to be grayed out! :headbang: .

jimmy jammer has taken the opportunity to post their feelings about speicifically why they feel people don't make posts on this forum and this should be respected. If you disagree please feel free to respond here, but please keep your response civil and about the topic in question in this thread - about making posts on this forum - and not about "inverted vs pimples and anti spin ideas."

Thank you for your comments jimmy jammer. Having read the entire topic you started, you may or may not be interested in a couple of threads we've had on this forum before - no obligation to post on them of course :) :

How important is equipment in TT compared to other sports viewtopic.php?f=6&t=18384&hilit=rubbers

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What combination of types of rubbers do you use? viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6948&hilit=rubbers

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PostPosted: 13 Jul 2016, 22:08 
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Jimmy jammer wrote:
After starting a thread in here and being subjected to ridicule,personal attacks and illogical people that can't deal with a logical debate it's no wonder that people don't post on this site...so unless you play with pips etc (because I'm told this is a pips etc forum)and are a champion player like Zhang
Jike don't bother to post if you have a different opinion to the few that are buddies on this site that still Pat each other on the back and will resort to any tactics and say anything to you to slag you..so unless your rated at zhangs level give it a miss especially if you don't agree with the moderators who actually some also endorse illegal tampering of pips as witnessed by a few others that posted here who now have left this site in disgust.. That's why people don't post.


Firstly, Jimmy jammer, I would like to welcome you to the forum! Debater, I'll try and keep this post on topic, and not let it stray away - sorry if I do stray off-topic. :)

I've read over that thread a few times, and had some thoughts about it, but I don't believe I actually posted on it. My opinions may be biased because I'm an anti-player, but I used to play inverted, and I'll try and keep my views here neutral for this conversation.

As Retriever said in your thread, there are double inverted players on this forum, and even as an anti-player, I have found some of these members some of the most helpful (Retriever is one of them). Almost all pimple/anti players have an inverted rubber on the other side, and once you reach a certain level, the pips are not used as a crutch like they are in low-level players. Even I'm above that - and I'm not that good, especially compared with most of the members on this forum! Please don't feel that you are being targeted; it is just the way your thread came across as a rant about pips that caused that thread to turn out as it did. Perhaps it was your unfamiliarity with this forum and the way that it works, but it seems that regularly posting 4 or 5 posts in a row on one thread could (and was) [mis]interpreted by some as poor forum etiquette, and trolling/spamming.

Now personally, I love playing against pimples, as I believe the best way to understand how a playstyle works is to try it. I've dabbled with the penhold, and retrieving, blocking, chopping, looping - almost everything. Even just playing around with styles having a casual hit allows you to find the strengths and weaknesses of a certain style. I believe that pips allow for great versatility in table tennis, and are no different to the change to inverted rubbers, from the first sponge bat back in the '50s. It is just some people find that playing with the older styles work better for them. I guarantee that if you play someone level exactly your with pimples, that they would beat you easily if you swapped bats; particularly if you can't twiddle. It is just that there are different strokes between rubbers - pimple players use the inverted strokes frequently, while it is possible that you've never played an anti/pimple stroke before - one is not better than the other, they are just different.

Believe it or not, it's a fact that pimple players are the minority, and have been discriminated against (frictionless ban), and you double-inverted players are the majority - just not on this forum. That being said, I'm not saying you should like pimples, I'm just saying there should be no prejudice. If you understand pimples, but don't like playing against them, then there's no problem; it's just accepting them as part of the game. If you think they should be banned because you haven't researched them and have maed no effort to understand why people use them, then there's a problem - if you make an effort to see the other side of the argument and stick to your opinion, then that's fair - we will all respect your opinion.

So, again, welcome Jimmy jammer, I hope you can find a place on this forum where you feel you fit in. Writing can always be misinterpreted - that's one of the problems with the internet - but if you take the time to consider what you say in a way where it won't come across the wrong way, then I'm sure there won't be any problems. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the forum and have some more good discussions! :)

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