Victas Koji Matsushita blade review

A detailed review of the Victas Koji Matsushita blade, a modern defender’s blade, with outstanding defensive properties and enough power for an offensive style game. Here is the manufacturer’s description (copied from OOAK Shop): Koji Matsushita, 4-times Olympic competitor and one of the world’s foremost defenders, and the VICTAS team […]

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Re-Impact Smart blade review

A comprehensive review with pictures of the Re-Impact Smart blade. The Smart blade is a balsa-based combination blade, that not only has considerably different speeds on either side of the blade, but also quite different characteristics. This makes it highly suitable for certain specific styles, which will also be discussed […]

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Interview with the great Norio Takashima!

OOAK Table Tennis Forum has just published an exclusive interview with the great Norio Takashima. Special thanks goes to Steven Feltstein who organised this interview, and of course to Mr Norio Takashima who obviously spent a great deal of time answering all our questions! Norio Takashima was one of the […]

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TSP Super Spinpips and Spectol Review

A detailed review of the TSP Super Spinpips rubber, a high grip short pimple rubber allowing you to spin the ball almost like inverted rubbers, but still give you the advantages that short pimples offer. Also a comparison to the popular TSP Spectol is included. Below is a review and […]

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Donic Spike P1 and P2 Long Pimple Rubber Review

Donic has recently (2015) released two new long pimple rubbers, the Spike P1 and Spike P2. Below is a detailed review of these two new long pimple rubbers, outlining the main characteristics, comparing them to either other, and comparing them to other well known long pimple rubbers. These rubbers were […]

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Interview with Panagiotis GIONIS

OOAK Table Tennis Forum was honoured by Panagiotis GIONIS, who kindly agreed to an interview! With thanks to forum member Pipsy, who organised this interview!   Panagiotis GIONIS (born January 7, 1980) is a Greek defensive table tennis player (chopper) and a dentist. He is member of the Greek National […]

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Plastic balls – video review & comparisons

A comprehensive and detailed video series on the new plastic table tennis balls. This series covers measurements, testing, reviews, player opinions and placebo effect. Although it’s the Joola plastic ball being random sample tested, a lot of the observations about T3 and the results will apply equally to other plastic […]

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Victas Dynawood and Dynawood Power Blades

Years of development has led Victas to release of the Dynawood blade, which uses wood-fiber technology to bring the benefits of composite blades to an all-wooden blade. These “made in Japan” blades are of the highest quality, as we’ve come to expect from the Victas brand.   Dynamic Wood Technology […]

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DHS 40+ plastic ball review

A review of the new 40+ plastic table tennis ball from DHS. Comparison are made to current celluloid balls in terms of size, uniformity, colour, bounce, performance in play and durability. Also comparison are made to the new Nittaku 40+ plastic balls, which were reviewed earlier. Are these balls better […]

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Victas VS > 402 Double Extra and VS > 402 Limber

Reviews, detailed information comparison of the new rubbers for 2014 from Victas, the  VS > 402 Double Extra and VS > 402 Limber. These German-made rubbers focus on extreme spin and offer a variety of sponge hardness options to suit the particular style and preference of players. The VS stands […]

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