Expert table tennis

As I do a lot of reading and writing on topics related to table tennis myself, my #1 source of information is the internet, and in particular a number of specific sites with high quality information. Expert table tennis is one of those sites, and is of particular interest regarding […]

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Fitness Walkthrough

I’ve known Kevin Finn for many years as we’re both keen participants of the OOAK table tennis forum. It’s only about a year back when I checked out his Fitness Walkthrough website, that I came to realise how much he knows about fitness, health and nutrition, especially related to table tennis. Kevin has […]

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OOAK Table Tennis Shop update

I found some time over Christmas for a much needed update of the OOAK table tennis Shop website. Some re-organisation to reduce clutter and excess information was well overdue, as well as some focus on what the shop specialises in. OOAK Shop has tons of information and articles on table tennis equipment, […]

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Joola Golden Tango Review

Review of the new Joola Golden Tango, one of the rare Tacky Tensors on the market, and a rubber suitable for modern defenders, with plenty of attack potential. The new JOOLA Golden Tango is „Made in Germany“, combining the advantages of a tacky upper rubber, usually characteristic of Chinese rubbers, […]

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New ABS Table Tennis Balls for 2017/2018

Plastic table tennis balls became legal for competition in 2014. Although the old celluloid balls remained legal as well, manufacturers quickly saw the writing on the wall, and started phasing out celluloid balls. As well as a change from celluloid to plastic, the ITTF imposed a requirement (with no apparent […]

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Darker Interview

  As one of the few Darker Table Tennis blade distributors in the world, OOAK Table Tennis Shop is privileged to be granted an interview with Darker, the Japanese table tennis manufacturer. Darker Japan has always been a bit of boutique manufacturer that was mainly known by the blade connoisseurs that appreciate […]

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Tibhar Aurus Prime & Aurus Select review

Tibhar is about to release two new rubbers in July 2017, the Aurus Prime and the Aurus Select. As Tibhar Australia distributor I received some sample before the release date, which I felt justified a detailed review. Tibhar did not ask this off me, so I’m giving my honest review, […]

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Tibhar MX-P Review – great alternative for Tenergy 80

The Evolution series is Tibhar’s most successful line of professional rubbers, and still the most popular alternative to the Butterfly Tenergy series to date. The Tibhar Evolution MX-P, the fastest in the Evolution series is reviewed here. Manufacturer’s info: This version confers the highest dynamic and thus makes MX-P the […]

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Victas Quartet AFC – most hi-tech composite blade on the market?

One of the latest blades from Victas, used by Koki Niwa himself, would have to be one of the most hi-tech blades on the market. It has 4 composite layers, 2 on either side, and each designed for different and a specific purpose. Here is the manufacturer’s info, plus addition […]

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Darker Liberta Synergy – new composite blade for Darker 2017

It’s not often that Darker bring out new blades, so when they told me they’re sending me a sample (which is quite unusual these days for any manufacturer) I was super excited! Nice metal tags on both the forehand side, and the base of the blade. J.T.T.A.A approved. I’m unsure […]

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