OOAK Table Tennis Forum


A truly International Table Tennis Community for both Defensive and Offensive styles!
OOAK Forum Links About OOAK Table Tennis Forum OOAK Forum Memory
It is currently 17 Dec 2018, 22:12


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  [ 40 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2018, 04:10 
Offline
Ninja of the Holy Chtchet
Ninja of the Holy Chtchet
User avatar

Joined: 28 Feb 2014, 13:38
Posts: 2289
Location: Washington DC
Has thanked: 521 times
Been thanked: 459 times
Blade: BTY Selebes
FH: Tibhar MX-P
BH: Xiom Ω Asia IV
I use "Blade" without the rubbers.

I use ....Both "Bat" and "Paddle."

I probably say "paddle" to people I don't know to avoid confusion. Sometimes people don't know what I mean by "Bat." I probably use bat more often to people I know well.

"Racket" seems least appropriate because to me like a racket should have strings like a tennis, squash, or badminton racket. To me, "Paddles" are mostly solid striking surface with no strings. You would never spank a child (back in the olden days) with a racket. You would never use a racket to propel your boat.

_________________
Blog: "Holy Chtchet!"Rating: 1615

Projects: Player Equipment Grid
Comprehensive Thin Inverted Chopping Rubbers Grid ⇝ Please send me corrections or new submissions


Top
 Profile  
 

PostPosted: 16 Jan 2018, 04:20 
Offline
Ninja of the Holy Chtchet
Ninja of the Holy Chtchet
User avatar

Joined: 28 Feb 2014, 13:38
Posts: 2289
Location: Washington DC
Has thanked: 521 times
Been thanked: 459 times
Blade: BTY Selebes
FH: Tibhar MX-P
BH: Xiom Ω Asia IV
In the US, paddle is more common to disambiguate from a Baseball Bat. In fact, in American sports, a baseball bat is the only kind of sport-associated bat there is really.

If you say "bat", 100% of every American born here will picture this:

Image

Or this:

Image

But never a TT Bat.

_________________
Blog: "Holy Chtchet!"Rating: 1615

Projects: Player Equipment Grid
Comprehensive Thin Inverted Chopping Rubbers Grid ⇝ Please send me corrections or new submissions


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2018, 05:56 
Offline
Super User
User avatar

Joined: 07 Sep 2016, 03:36
Posts: 377
Has thanked: 27 times
Been thanked: 60 times
Blade: Hurricane Long 3
FH: DHS Hurricane 8
BH: Tibhar MX-P
so_devo wrote:
My UK experience is always "bat" for the full setup and blade when no rubbers attached

Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk

And we invented the game. So: definitive. ;)

_________________
Other setups:
DHS H301 Blade/DHS Hurricane 3 Nat/Loki GTX Pro
DHS H301 Blade/Loki GTX Pro/Loki GTX Pro


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2018, 06:35 
Offline
Bytes worse than his Bark
Bytes worse than his Bark
User avatar

Joined: 15 Sep 2011, 12:25
Posts: 1261
Location: Sydney, Australia
Has thanked: 82 times
Been thanked: 296 times
Blade: OldNittaku Carbon
FH: Evolution FX-P max
BH: Tenergy 05 max
... So when I arrived at the pier, I put down my paddle, picked up my blade and without raising a racket entered into the fray not batting an eyelid, although my knees felt rubbery ...

_________________
Retriever (sometimes golden, but often leaden)
Moderator, Inverted Retriever Technique sub-forum - http://ooakforum.com/viewforum.php?f=74


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2018, 07:28 
Offline
Super User
User avatar

Joined: 08 Jul 2017, 11:04
Posts: 376
Location: Australia
Has thanked: 69 times
Been thanked: 104 times
Blade: S&T Black & White
FH: Armstrong SH-I 1.8
BH: TSP Curl P3 Alpha R OX
Japsican wrote:
In the US, paddle is more common to disambiguate from a Baseball Bat. In fact, in American sports, a baseball bat is the only kind of sport-associated bat there is really.

If you say "bat", 100% of every American born here will picture this:

Image

But never a TT Bat.


hmm...yet in Australia, these bats are common:

Attachment:
3190_-_Signature_Bat_-_Back900.png
3190_-_Signature_Bat_-_Back900.png [ 141 KiB | Viewed 758 times ]


And this is a racquet:

Attachment:
download (1).jpg
download (1).jpg [ 38.5 KiB | Viewed 758 times ]


As opposed to a racket:

Attachment:
noise-clipart-racket-7.jpg
noise-clipart-racket-7.jpg [ 114.44 KiB | Viewed 758 times ]

_________________
2. S&T Black & White / Aurus Select 2.1 / Dornenglanz OX


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2018, 09:08 
Offline
Kim Is My Shadow
Kim Is My Shadow
User avatar

Joined: 28 Jun 2008, 09:04
Posts: 2173
Location: Lancashire
Has thanked: 212 times
Been thanked: 293 times
Blade: Magic: Wand
FH: Confusion
BH: Paranoia
haggisv wrote:
Debater wrote:
Table tennis shops in Britain usually use "blade".

Really? :o So what do they call a bat without rubbers?


Ah sorry, I took your question to be referring to bat's without rubbers. If you mean the full setup, it's usually bat.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 17 Jan 2018, 03:08 
Offline
Ninja of the Holy Chtchet
Ninja of the Holy Chtchet
User avatar

Joined: 28 Feb 2014, 13:38
Posts: 2289
Location: Washington DC
Has thanked: 521 times
Been thanked: 459 times
Blade: BTY Selebes
FH: Tibhar MX-P
BH: Xiom Ω Asia IV
darucla wrote:
so_devo wrote:
My UK experience is always "bat" for the full setup and blade when no rubbers attached

Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk

And we invented the game. So: definitive. ;)

You also called it "Wiff Waff" back then. This disqualifies you from anything "definitive." Haha :D

_________________
Blog: "Holy Chtchet!"Rating: 1615

Projects: Player Equipment Grid
Comprehensive Thin Inverted Chopping Rubbers Grid ⇝ Please send me corrections or new submissions


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 17 Jan 2018, 03:20 
Offline
Ninja of the Holy Chtchet
Ninja of the Holy Chtchet
User avatar

Joined: 28 Feb 2014, 13:38
Posts: 2289
Location: Washington DC
Has thanked: 521 times
Been thanked: 459 times
Blade: BTY Selebes
FH: Tibhar MX-P
BH: Xiom Ω Asia IV
Dusty054 wrote:
hmm...yet in Australia, these bats are common:

Attachment:
3190_-_Signature_Bat_-_Back900.png



In my head, probably due to my American cultural bias, a bat is more club-like than it is flat. Even a cricket bat is more club-like than paddle-like. Still, I like the term "bat" more than "paddle." I just know it causes confusion if I use that term.

_________________
Blog: "Holy Chtchet!"Rating: 1615

Projects: Player Equipment Grid
Comprehensive Thin Inverted Chopping Rubbers Grid ⇝ Please send me corrections or new submissions


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 17 Jan 2018, 09:32 
Offline
Kim Is My Shadow
Kim Is My Shadow
User avatar

Joined: 28 Jun 2008, 09:04
Posts: 2173
Location: Lancashire
Has thanked: 212 times
Been thanked: 293 times
Blade: Magic: Wand
FH: Confusion
BH: Paranoia
Japsican wrote:
In my head, probably due to my American cultural bias, a bat is more club-like than it is flat. Even a cricket bat is more club-like than paddle-like. Still, I like the term "bat" more than "paddle." I just know it causes confusion if I use that term.

A paddle belongs in the water propelling a boat or canoe of some description.

How did paddle ever get to be linked with table tennis?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 17 Jan 2018, 11:01 
Offline
New Member

Joined: 04 Jan 2018, 04:15
Posts: 22
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 1 time
Blade: JOOLA Carbon Pro
FH: Stock
BH: Stock
Debater wrote:
Table tennis shops in Britain usually use "blade".


I run into this issue when people call their car wheels "rims." Wheels and rims are not the same thing.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 17 Jan 2018, 16:36 
Offline
Super User

Joined: 11 May 2013, 18:01
Posts: 606
Location: Podunk Pongville USA MALE
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 18 times
Blade: XVT Balsa Carbon 10mm all
FH: Xiom Sigma Pro 2 2.0
BH: Globe 979 OX
rsilvers wrote:
Debater wrote:
Table tennis shops in Britain usually use "blade".


I run into this issue when people call their car wheels "rims." Wheels and rims are not the same thing.


I run into this issue when sportscasters says a players has wheels. Wheels and legs are not the same thing.

_________________
Panda Drive / 4H Xiom Sigma Pro 2 2.0 / BH Xiom Omega IV Elite Max / Play right-handed
XVT balsa carbon 10mm / 4H Xiom Sigma Pro 2 2.0 / BH Globe 979 Long Pips OX / Play Left-handed shakehand
Stiga Def Wood / 4H Xiom Sigma Pro 2 2.0 / BH GD CC LP OX .. Play Left-handed
Cpen SOS Wood / 4H 729 802-40 2.0 / BH GD Talon use righthanded shakehand grip
HARDBAT / Shakehand Hock 3 ply / Friendship Dr Evil OX .. Play Right-handed


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 17 Jan 2018, 16:46 
Offline
Super User

Joined: 22 Dec 2016, 16:35
Posts: 488
Has thanked: 85 times
Been thanked: 86 times
Blade: TSP Versal CP
FH: Sanwei Target National
BH: Yasaka Rakza 9
We call it blade without rubbers, bat or paddle or racket with rubbers, racquet or stringed racket for badminton / tennis / squash.

It really really irks me when people talk about Gears for a rubber when only motored equipment come with Low, mid, High and reverse gearing!!!

:devil: :rofl: :lol:

_________________
__________________________________________________________
Backup C-pen blades:
  • TSP Black Balsa 7.0 :
    1. FH/BH-729OEM/729SuperFX
    2. FH/BH-STN
  • 729 Bomb : FH/BH-YRD/T5QS
  • DHS PowerG-9 : FH/BH-729SuperFX
  • Stag Balsa Koto : FH/BH-YRD/YR9
Fun blades:
  • Yasaka Battle Balsa(ST) : FH/BH-YSD
==========================================================


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 17 Jan 2018, 23:04 
Offline
Super User
User avatar

Joined: 07 Sep 2016, 03:36
Posts: 377
Has thanked: 27 times
Been thanked: 60 times
Blade: Hurricane Long 3
FH: DHS Hurricane 8
BH: Tibhar MX-P
Japsican wrote:
darucla wrote:
so_devo wrote:
My UK experience is always "bat" for the full setup and blade when no rubbers attached

Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk

And we invented the game. So: definitive. ;)

You also called it "Wiff Waff" back then. This disqualifies you from anything "definitive." Haha :D

"What's in a name?" As the Earl of Oxford once wrote. :geek:

Prior to becoming an official game, it may have been called many things. Only Boris (the $%^&) Johnson still uses Whiff-Whaff. And he will be the first against the wall after the revolution.

But this is OT. I like those who use the words "floor" and "covering", or is that just Google Translate? I hope not.

_________________
Other setups:
DHS H301 Blade/DHS Hurricane 3 Nat/Loki GTX Pro
DHS H301 Blade/Loki GTX Pro/Loki GTX Pro


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 18 Jan 2018, 01:07 
Offline
Full member
User avatar

Joined: 30 Jul 2016, 01:07
Posts: 80
Location: Maine
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 20 times
Blade: Butterfly Joo Se Hyuk
FH: Nittaku Fastarc G1- 1.9MM
BH: GD Meteorite .05MM
Table Tennis is considered a racket (Racquet) sport, and is the number one played racket sport in the world.

Thus logic states that it must be called a racket ;)!

Bat, Racket, Paddle, call it what ever the hell you want, just don't call it late for supper!

_________________
"When in doubt, chop. If still in doubt, chop again" USATT 1607
I.Tibhar Stratus Power Defense; FH: Victas V > 15 Extra 2.0mm; BH: Giant Dragon Meteorite 0.5mm
II. Butterfly Joo Se Hyuk; FH: Butterfly Tenergy 05 1.9mm; BH:Giant Dragon Meteorite 0.5mm
III. Tibhar Stratus Power Wood; FH: Butterfly Tenergy 05 2.1mm; BH: Victas V > 01 Stiff 2.0mm


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 18 Jan 2018, 01:10 
Offline
Full member
User avatar

Joined: 30 Jul 2016, 01:07
Posts: 80
Location: Maine
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 20 times
Blade: Butterfly Joo Se Hyuk
FH: Nittaku Fastarc G1- 1.9MM
BH: GD Meteorite .05MM
Debater wrote:
Japsican wrote:
In my head, probably due to my American cultural bias, a bat is more club-like than it is flat. Even a cricket bat is more club-like than paddle-like. Still, I like the term "bat" more than "paddle." I just know it causes confusion if I use that term.

A paddle belongs in the water propelling a boat or canoe of some description.

How did paddle ever get to be linked with table tennis?


I'm quite sure I could paddle my canoe with one of my "paddles".. Just need to wait for the ice to melt and we'll give this theory a try!

_________________
"When in doubt, chop. If still in doubt, chop again" USATT 1607
I.Tibhar Stratus Power Defense; FH: Victas V > 15 Extra 2.0mm; BH: Giant Dragon Meteorite 0.5mm
II. Butterfly Joo Se Hyuk; FH: Butterfly Tenergy 05 1.9mm; BH:Giant Dragon Meteorite 0.5mm
III. Tibhar Stratus Power Wood; FH: Butterfly Tenergy 05 2.1mm; BH: Victas V > 01 Stiff 2.0mm


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 40 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next




All times are UTC + 9:30 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 19 guests


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 2018 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: