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 Post subject: Re: Introduce yourself
PostPosted: 07 Sep 2018, 09:22 
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Hello everyone, my name is John. I am an engineering graduate student from the US. I picked up table tennis recently (~1.5 years ago) - one of my chinese colleagues got me into it. I am a beginner through and through. I play shakehand, I feel like I am still a beginner enough that I don't know what my style is. Oh, and I'm kinda in charge of the University's table tennis club now... long story.

Hmmm, how I found this site... You know how beginners always overthink their equipment? Well, while I was doing that I came across this forum. Been lurking for a while, now I have actual questions that I want to ask (most for the club). Thanks to the forum, I got some nice equipment when I still had a budget (now its much MUCH lower :oops: ). Glad to be here!


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 Post subject: Re: Introduce yourself
PostPosted: 28 Sep 2018, 07:07 
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Hi all,

My name is Artiom :)
- I'm from faraway country called Moldova (Eastern Europe), I'm not registered to any clubs yet, just found a coach and he teaches personal classes to me. Majority of TT games I play at the office, but sometimes occasionally with my family or friends at those special places with TT courts (e.g Mall)
- Not sure exactly how long have I been playing. The first time I took TT rackets in my hands was ~8 years ago. From that time I played really (and I mean Really) Rare. Now I play a little bit more often. Plus I'm trying to maintain for the past time (~2 month) tempo of 4 TT classes per week ~6 hours long in total. I'm 26 years old.
- It's very difficult question, I start to realize that process of defining style is very complex, which may be developed/influenced by both coach and trainee. I'm looking more into defensive style (that attitude may come from other areas of life, e.g. in jujitsu I like to play more of defensive/counterattacking game) with a lot of chopping and blocking (as I find most exciting in TT those floating balls with a lot of backspin) for now, but point of view of my coach could be very different ;)
- My level in table tennis is Beginner.
- My job title is Software tester (with smallish variations from time to time)
- I practice Brazilian Jujitsu and sometimes teach classes (that sport was very new in our country, which caused another great journey of our own ways of searching development directions). I like traveling, but not that often, mostly going to other countries with my family to learn new things. Also I enjoy reading (sometimes read 'normal' books, sometimes technical literature, other times those forums about things I'm interested in (e.g. table tennis or equipment for table tennis). To be honest I also searched a source of information for table tennis (history, technique, ordered book: Table Tennis: Steps to Success by Larry Hodges, which is not shipped yet). Looks like newest hobie I found is starting different discussions with table tennis community, see example here: https://www.reddit.com/r/tabletennis/co ... ie_issues/).
- I had a break from TT practice ~for a week or so (my coach had some kind of local competition, I believe he refereed there). So for that period of time I wanted to learn new things about TT, maybe experiment with new equipment (I find personal experience, even if not that positive, very precious). That's why I bought a new setup :) Trying to keep up with that newbie style, you know ;)
Somewhere in the internet I found post in which somebody mentioned facebook group called "North Little Rock Table Tennis Group at Senior Center". I thought there could be somebody, who could give me some piece of advice regarding to my journey (please note that I'm not disrespecting anybody, I respect my coache's opinion, but just want to get the picture on TT as complete as possible)). I decided to write a direct message to owners of that groups (to ask some newbie questions). I wrote there and polite man suggested ooakforum.

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PostPosted: 30 Sep 2018, 23:35 
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Welcome to the Ooak TT Forum Notcras & ttvoyager. TT is a great sport & this is a great Forum, read & look at plenty of YouTube footage which will help work out your style. For me the bat comes first. Get that right & then the rubbers. Good luck :up: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Introduce yourself
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Hello to all,

My name is Tziphos, 45 y.o. and I am from Greece. Nice to see such a forum for table tennis, happy to be here.
I has playing TT in a club in Greece for 4 years, when I was 12-16 years old but I had to stop it, and now, ~30 years after, I started it again as a sport. Back then, I was a DEF player so I would like to continue from this point. Rules, balls, bats, rubbers style of play etc where very different back then so as I am "newbie" again and I need your help to choose the right bat. I was an intermediate player at that time.

Have a nice day :)


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Hi there. HeathrowTerminal2 from UK here. Midlife crisis had me revisiting table tennis and I’d consider myself a very dedicated noob.

I’m getting coaching on the side and play maybe 6 hours a week against friends and similarly frantic and competitive office mates. Considering joining a (low) league here in London.

I’d still very much describe me as a beginner but I work hard on basics, movement, drilling vs robots and serving etc.

I am a long gone equipment junkie so these kinds of boards make me very happy.

I’d love to play you all some day.

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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2018, 18:31 
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Hi,

I'm Adrian, 38 years, from Romania. I tried to learn TT around 3 times during my life, but failed due to various reasons. Mostly because I did not managed to hit the ball.

Some weekes ago, some office colleague lost his Yasaka MaLin blade and I have made some bad joke with him that I can cut some scrap plywood for him, so he can replace it, but he needs to teach me TT. 2 Weeks later I had came up with 2 blades inspired by some pictures from the Internet and reading this forum. One "slower" for me and one "a bit faster" for him. Anyway these blades are much much faster than expected, by still playable. But the goal is that now I now a have a teacher to teach me TT and I am preparing the next blade prototypes.

Outside TT I am a software engineer. I practice fishing, skying, wood carving and I build fishinglures from balsa wood.

As mentioned before, I reached this forum while reading about TT blades composition. I made myself a user here because this community seems to have a bit of an edge over the other forums.


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 Post subject: Re: Introduce yourself
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adyy wrote:
Hi,

I'm Adrian, 38 years, from Romania. I tried to learn TT around 3 times during my life, but failed due to various reasons. Mostly because I did not managed to hit the ball.

Some weekes ago, some office colleague lost his Yasaka MaLin blade and I have made some bad joke with him that I can cut some scrap plywood for him, so he can replace it, but he needs to teach me TT. 2 Weeks later I had came up with 2 blades inspired by some pictures from the Internet and reading this forum. One "slower" for me and one "a bit faster" for him. Anyway these blades are much much faster than expected, by still playable. But the goal is that now I now a have a teacher to teach me TT and I am preparing the next blade prototypes.

Outside TT I am an a software engineer and practice fishing, skying, wood carving I build fishinglures from balsa wood.

As mentioned before, I reached this forum while reading about TT blades composition. I made myself a user here because this community seems to have a bit of an edge over the other forums.


Welcome! Very interested to see what kind of blades you've come up with!


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 Post subject: Re: Introduce yourself
PostPosted: 06 Nov 2018, 00:47 
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1st was a mahogany-fiberglass-balsa-balsa-balsa-fiberglass-mahogany
2nd was a walnut-pine-ayous-pine-walnut
3rd is a mahogany-fiberglass-ayous-fiberglass-mahogany (this is still in building phase, needs the handle to be glued)

4th is an all spruce 5 layers. I intended here to test hide glue made from Rabbit skin.
5th is a meranti-fiberglass-crosscut balsa-fiberglass-meranti. That one also needs handles.

1 other prototype is now at concept phase.

I (will try to) add pictures/description into the "Make your own blade". Or should I make my own thread?
Anyway I will also have lots of questions. :-D


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Addy, where you at? There are several Romanian players where I am. (Sacramento)

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I live (yet) in Romania.
The city is Brasov.


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Hi all, my name is Igor, I'm from Russia but currently living in the USA, South Florida. Last summer I returned to playing table tennis after a 20+ years break. I'm a local club member and also play in tournaments. My level is intermediate and my dream is to reach USATT rating 1800 ;)


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ziv wrote:
Hi all, my name is Igor, I'm from Russia but currently living in the USA, South Florida. Last summer I returned to playing table tennis after a 20+ years break. I'm a local club member and also play in tournaments. My level is intermediate and my dream is to reach USATT rating 1800 ;)


Welcome, Igor! Добро пожаловать!

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Welcome, Igor! Добро пожаловать!

Thank you, pgpg! Спасибо :)


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