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New ABS Table Tennis Balls for 2017/2018

Plastic 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 player consultation […]

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Posted by admin - November 12, 2017 at 8:17 am

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Darker Interview

  As one of the few Darker Table Tennis 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 the […]

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Posted by admin - October 22, 2017 at 9:38 am

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TSP Regalis Blue / Red Review

TSP Regalis is a new (2016) rubber from TSP made in Japan designed for use with plastic balls. Unlike the latest generation of most Tensors or tensioned rubbers that tend to have a high catapult causing loss of control, the Regalis are very linear, offering high speed that varies depending […]

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Posted by admin - October 16, 2016 at 10:22 am

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An App to improve your Table Tennis? – Interview with TTedge

Is it possible for a Phone App to improve your ‘real life’ Table Tennis? Well I admit I was very skeptical at first, but this App by ttEDGE has blown me away, and continues to impress me with the modules they add! This App comes from the makers of ttEDGE, […]

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Posted by admin - May 8, 2016 at 8:55 am

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Super light table tennis bat of 115g – is it possible?

I’m sure most of you have tried some light bats, but is it possible to have a blade with 2 inverted rubbers with a weight of only 115g? Would it have any power? How well would it work? Through my work with the OOAK Shop, I get to assemble a […]

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Posted by admin - January 18, 2016 at 10:08 am

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Koki Niwa signs up with Victas!

Koki Niwa sponsored by Victas As of Jan 1st 2016, VICTAS has signed a sponsorship deal with Koki Niwa (Meiji University) for five years, where he will be a sponsored player as well as an advisor to the company. Koki Niwa was the gold medalist at the 2010 Youth Olympic […]

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Posted by admin - January 5, 2016 at 9:07 am

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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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Posted by admin - February 27, 2015 at 6:15 am

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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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Posted by admin - January 16, 2015 at 10:50 am

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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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Posted by admin - November 16, 2014 at 4:16 am

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Avalox AVX P900 and RUIBA Bloodwood Carbon

Avalox has just released some of their new ‘made in Sweden’ blades, the P900 and the Ruiba. Here are some details and pictures, reviews will come later.       The Avalox P900 Excellent combination of specially selected 9-ply natural wood that enables high level allround offensive play. These are […]

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Posted by admin - September 18, 2014 at 9:32 am

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