What are the advantages/disadvantages to carbon blades versus all wood blades?

What are the advantages/disadvantages to carbon blades versus all wood blades?
The advantages and disadvantages of blades which contain carbon fibre in the plies versus blades of all wood plies are discussed by our panel of experts.

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What is the difference between a light and a heavy table tennis blade?

What is the difference between a light and a heavy blade?
The differences between a light and a heavy blade can effect your play in many ways. Our panel of experts talks about those effects, benefits and drawbacks of each type of blade.

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Four Stages to Table Tennis Peak Performance: Samson Dubina

Over the next six months, I’ll be practicing for the 2012 Olympic Trials. Right now, I just finished the first stage of my training program, and I’m now moving forward with anticipation to the second stage. In each blog posting, I’ll be describing how my training progressed during the previous month and what I hope to accomplish in the next stage

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What is the effect of sponge hardness/density?

Find out what our panel of experts have to say about dwell time, control, spin, speed, looping and counter looping.
Stellan Bengtsson, Massimo Constantini, Samson Dubina, Tahl Liebovitz, Sara Fu, and Scott Lurty share their experience and knowledge on this important question.

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1991 Korean Women’s World Championship Team Subject of 2012 Movie

Movie "Korea" “Korea”, the movie coming to theaters early next year, is based on the true story of the South Korean and North Korean women’s table tennis teams combining forces at the World Table Tennis Championships in Chiba, Japan. The story is shown through the eyes of Hyun Jung Hwa, the 1988 Olympic Gold Medalist, former South Korea National Team head coach, as well as national hero and celebrity. Hyun herself played a large part in the creation of the movie…

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Los Angeles Times article: Ping Pong Diplomacy July 8, 2011

Front page of Los Angeles Times Sports Section July 8, 2011: It has been 40 years since Ping Pong Diplomacy helped pave the way for China to enter the world’s community and Tim Boggan is growing tired of the diplomacy involved in celebrating Ping Pong Diplomacy. In 1971, the table tennis historian was one of the first Americans to enter China since 1949. But he says the speeches commemorating the 40-year anniversary are full of “niceties” and “politeness” to the point that nobody listens. So when Boggan rises to talk about his unlikely trip to China he delivers an original oration every time…

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