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Which is the best riddle? (Vote for up to 3 riddles)
Poll ended at 20 Nov 2009, 12:59
amateur - I began playing table tennis at the age of 12 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
JimWeiland - It's a part of some table tennis bats 10%  10%  [ 3 ]
haggisv - I am always nearby, yet no-one can see me 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
mallia - Uncut I have 4 corners, Once cut I lose 2 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
spinmeister - I can be your nemesis Or I can be your friend 14%  14%  [ 4 ]
speedplay - Things that float and things that sink 10%  10%  [ 3 ]
RebornTTEvnglist - I get thrown away but always return 7%  7%  [ 2 ]
amateur - I make your blade real fast 10%  10%  [ 3 ]
speedplay - If you are with out talent, I'm your best friend! 14%  14%  [ 4 ]
mallia - I'm not too hard And not too soft 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
speedplay - I'm lighter then light, faster then fast 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
mallia - I can make the ball fly And I am not shy 10%  10%  [ 3 ]
mallia - I've been told I'm the fastest of my sort. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
speedplay - Everybody wants to get on me, 17%  17%  [ 5 ]
Total votes : 29
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As mentioned in an earlier thread, I have some samples of new rubbers and blades, so instead of these sitting around at home waiting to find someone I can give them to, I thought I might share them around on the forum instead, where I'm sure they can be put to good use :wink: We'll run some fun little competitions monthly, where the winner get the free item.

Competition #2 is for the best riddle (clean please :wink: ) and best solver of the riddles, about a table tennis related subject. You have 2 week to come up with one (or more) riddle and post the riddle (but not the solution!) in this thread. It can be about a player, official, rubber, blade or anything else as long as it's related to table tennis. You can post as many riddles as you want.

Every riddle must have a unique solution, and everyone can post (in this thread) ONE guess per day (per riddle) to solve the riddle. The writer can choose to provide hints if it seems too hard to solve. When a riddle is solved, the writer posts (in this thread) the name of the member that got it right first, and I will update the first post in this thread to indicate the riddle in solved and the winner.

At the end of 2 weeks, the member that solved the most riddles will be awarded a price. At this point we will also start a poll for 1 week, for the best riddle (this may not be the one hardest to guess, but could be the most clever or funniest one). After 1 week of voting the person with the highest No of votes also gets the price.

The prize of this competition is a brand new Blutenkirsche 868 rubber Japanese sponge(Swiss based company) inverted rubber (2.2mm black), description below. This is brand new and will be sent to your free of charge wherever you are.

Of course this is not really all about the winning the prize, but about some good fun and laughs in the forum as well. Hopefully it will promote our forum a little as well, so don't be afraid to spread the word to some of your TT friends to submit their riddles as well. :wink: Note I might post some of the riddles on my TT blog or other site as well to bring a bit of attention to this competition and the forum... if you don't want your riddle used for this, please let me know, and I'll totally respect that.

So do your :downtown: , and don't wreck your brains on this :violent1: Good luck guys! :mrgreen:

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"The Kokutaku range of rubber are a collaborative effort between the Japanese company Kokutaku, and the Chinese company Tuttle. Although the rubbers are manufactured in China, they are obviously under the quality control constraints of their Japanese partner, as the quality of these rubbers are outstanding, and among the best we’ve seen. All the rubbers that we carry employ their Explosion III technology, which is designed to offer explosive power on higher impact strokes. The Chinese topsheet and PREMIUM quality Japanese and German sponges combine to produce a tacky rubber with a euro type feel.

A newly developed rubber for 2006, this is a more speed oriented rubber by Kokutaku, with a thinner and mildly tacky topsheet. In combination with the soft and premium quality Japanese sponge, this rubber offers great touch and feel. Although the sponge is quite soft, it’s not slow and is suitable for Euro-style topspin play with the long arm movement. The great dwell time offer great spin, and in attack it provides a catapult-type effect to produce more power with little effort. It is known to respond well to speed glue."

Sponge: 2.2mm Japanese 35-38deg

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amateur
Quote:
Who am I?

I began playing table tennis at the age of 12, and I specialize in doubles play. In 1997, I participated at the 1997 Maccabiah Games in Israel. I was part of the delegation that was involved in the tragic bridge collapse during the opening ceremony of the games.


I competed at the Athens Olympics - Round of 32 Men's doubles. My partner and I were defeated in the second round of the tournament.
I won a Gold Medal at Oceania Games in Men's Doubles, 2004.
A Bronze Medal at Commonwealth Games in the Team event, 2004.
In the 2006 Commonwealth Games, despite battling injury throughout the tournament I beat a highly-fancied Singaporean opponent.
I also won a Silver Medal at the Finland Open in the Team event, 2005.

My highest National Rankings were: 4th in Singles & 1st in Doubles.

Winner : JimWeiland

JimWeiland
Quote:
What is it?

It's a part of some table tennis bats. Some people will occasionally sniff it. Others would rather throw it out on the water. In some homes, I can run vertically or horizontally. Know what it is?

Winner: haggisv

SuperHappyFunSlider
Quote:
I'm here to confuse your enemy.

from afar, we could be brothers.
Up close, One would call us cousins.
dare you to give me a ball, it won't stick or stay.
freeze me and i stay the same.
however put me in the sun and i'm a changed man.
what am i?


haggisv
Quote:
I am always nearby, yet no-one can see me
I bring chaos to my enemies but fun to my friends
I go higher than my brothers, though I have little experience

Who / what am I?

Winner: JimWeiland

mallia
Quote:
Uncut I have 4 corners
Once cut I lose 2
I may be a bit sticky and red
But none can really tell
Some might say Men come from here

What/Who am I

Winner: amateur

Quote:
I am made in Germany
This makes my Tensor status unclear to some
My name is very well known
But not for what you might think
Cause the name of myself
is also the name of a shopping precinct
in Melbourne
(sorry people in the other side of the world, might not be a handy hint for you guys, but it's made by a chinese manufacturer)
Who/What am I?

Winner: mallia

mynamenotbob
Quote:
What's yellow and goes around and around?

Winner: haggisv

spinmeister
Quote:
I am mainly used for defense,
I live in the deep deep sea
I have long extensions

What/Who am I

Winner: tatlwai
Quote:
Who/what am I

I can be your nemesis
Or I can be your friend
depending on which side of the table your on.
I know I've cost people plenty of games
But don't get upset
cause i might have won you a few too

Winner: tatlwai

Saakian
Quote:
How many table tennis players (who use inverted rubber) does it take to replace a light bulb?


Speedplay
Quote:
Riddle me this,
riddle me that,
Long A is the s***,
I use it to hit
and my name is ... ?

Winner: tatlwai

Quote:
I want the ban revoke(d)
the weapon I use are jokes,
and they always hit the spot,
I wont tell you my name,
It's such a shame,
but I can tell you what it's not!

Winner: tatlwai

Quote:
Not skilled enough to be light,
never accused of being to bright,
but I'm here to stay
as true as my name is?


Quote:
Joking like Homer Doh!
But things haven't been Status Quo.
I've been transfered across continents,
Lived in barracks or tents.
Trying to hone my skills,
mostly by doing serving drills.
I still think I would be dead meat,
if Speedplay unleashes his heat.

Not made from flesh and bone,
you might say I'm harder then stone!
In the jungle I live,
further clues I will not give,
I don't use a bandanna,
but I wouldn't turn down a banana.

Winner: tatlwai

Quote:
Is it a plane, a bird or a fish?
No, it is the Scottish national dish!
The V is for victory that will not stop,
still I refuse to promote "my" shop!
This forum is the nail and I'm the hammer,
sitting on top as the worst spammer,
well over ten thousand posts to my name,
is it a pride or a shame?

Winner: tatlwai

Quote:
Things that float
and things that sink
that is my trademark, that is my ink.

As a senior I am allowed to play,
but when I have teenager symptoms I am banned,
Thank you ITTF, you already made on rule against me,
this only confirms your betray!

Who am I?


Quote:
I'm black or red,
act like I'm dead.

Despite that, I'm still pretty young and new,
made in a hurry from the Dr's stew.

All my ancestors were dead before I was born,
but this was to your joy and nothing to mourn.

With out hitting the breaks I'm still pretty slow,
but nothing compared to my ancestors, you know.

Winner: mynamenotbob

Quote:
If you are with out talent, I'm your best friend!

When I'm used,you can be sure your opponent don't approve.

If I'm used to often, you might find it hard to find practice partners.

I will make you feel at least a level better as soon as I'm used, no practice required.

I can be used successfully against all kinds of rubbers and I can never get banned by the ITTF!

Who am I?


Apoplectic
Quote:
I am as light as a feather
But I pack the punch of a hammer
And one would be lucky to find anything on me.


RebornTTEvnglist
Quote:
I get thrown away but always return
I come from below but fly very high
I spin around but I'm not round
I inspired a classic
I fall to the ground
I'm a real weapon, but some say I'm art
Be very careful, I'll tear you apart.

Who/what am I?

Winner: speedplay

VincentB
Quote:
Equipment of Vinnie's favourite sort.
Using it's a last resort.
After a day it will fall off.
Amatidae is one of the country's moths.

Winner: RebornTTEvnglist


spinmeister:

Quote:
I'm neither short nor long,
i can impart spin modestly,
but I like to keep things at ease,
You might take some risks
And they might'n all payoff
But with me we'll have deadly power.

Who/What am I?

Winner: amateur

amateur
I make your blade real fast
As I am on the outer
but i am soft, light, elastic and flexible.
And look a little yellowy white.

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Who am I?

I began playing table tennis at the age of 12, and I specialize in doubles play. In 1997, I participated at the 1997 Maccabiah Games in Israel. I was part of the delegation that was involved in the tragic bridge collapse during the opening ceremony of the games.


I competed at the Athens Olympics - Round of 32 Men's doubles. My partner and I were defeated in the second round of the tournament.
I won a Gold Medal at Oceania Games in Men's Doubles, 2004.
A Bronze Medal at Commonwealth Games in the Team event, 2004.
In the 2006 Commonwealth Games, despite battling injury throughout the tournament I beat a highly-fancied Singaporean opponent.
I also won a Silver Medal at the Finland Open in the Team event, 2005.

My highest National Rankings were: 4th in Singles & 1st in Doubles.


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What is it?

It's a part of some table tennis bats. Some people will occasionally sniff it. Others would rather throw it out on the water. In some homes, I can run vertically or horizontally. Know what it is?

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I'm here to confuse your enemy.

from afar, we could be brothers.
Up close, One would call us cousins.
dare you to give me a ball, it won't stick or stay.
freeze me and i stay the same.
however put me in the sun and i'm a changed man.

what am i?

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SuperHappyFunSlider wrote:
I'm here to confuse your enemy.

from afar, we could be brothers.
Up close, One would call us cousins.
dare you to give me a ball, it won't stick or stay.
freeze me and i stay the same.
however put me in the sun and i'm a changed man.

what am i?

IS IT
DR. EVIL???

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spinmeister wrote:
SuperHappyFunSlider wrote:
I'm here to confuse your enemy.

from afar, we could be brothers.
Up close, One would call us cousins.
dare you to give me a ball, it won't stick or stay.
freeze me and i stay the same.
however put me in the sun and i'm a changed man.

what am i?

IS IT
DR. EVIL???


not quite, but keep guessing ;)

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Who am I?

I began playing table tennis at the age of 12, and I specialize in doubles play. In 1997, I participated at the 1997 Maccabiah Games in Israel. I was part of the delegation that was involved in the tragic bridge collapse during the opening ceremony of the games.


I competed at the Athens Olympics - Round of 32 Men's doubles. My partner and I were defeated in the second round of the tournament.
I won a Gold Medal at Oceania Games in Men's Doubles, 2004.
A Bronze Medal at Commonwealth Games in the Team event, 2004.
In the 2006 Commonwealth Games, despite battling injury throughout the tournament I beat a highly-fancied Singaporean opponent.
I also won a Silver Medal at the Finland Open in the Team event, 2005.

My highest National Rankings were: 4th in Singles & 1st in Doubles.


Would the solution to your riddle be Australia's own David Zalcberg? :)

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JimWeiland wrote:
What is it?

It's a part of some table tennis bats. Some people will occasionally sniff it. Others would rather throw it out on the water. In some homes, I can run vertically or horizontally. Know what it is?


Water for cleaning bats?

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Who / what am I?

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It's a part of some table tennis bats. Some people will occasionally sniff it. Others would rather throw it out on the water. In some homes, I can run vertically or horizontally. Know what it is?

Water for cleaning bats?



Nope. But keep guessing! :)

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JimWeiland wrote:
What is it?

It's a part of some table tennis bats. Some people will occasionally sniff it. Others would rather throw it out on the water. In some homes, I can run vertically or horizontally. Know what it is?



Is it a 'line'

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I am always nearby, yet no-one can see me
I bring chaos to my enemies but fun to my friends
I go higher than my brothers, though I have little experience

Who / what am I?


speed glue???

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Uncut I have 4 corners
Once cut I lose 2
I may be a bit sticky and red
But none can really tell
Some might say Men come from here

What/Who am I

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