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Masato Shiono exclusive Interview with OOAK Forum

OOAK forum conducted am interview with Masato Shiono, the young Japanese defender turning heads worldwide in the the last year! Masato was ranked 188 six months ago, but is now ranked no 46 after winning both the 2013 Czech Open and Japan Open! He is truly one of the revelations […]

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Posted by admin - December 14, 2013 at 2:11 am

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Health benefits of Table Tennis – would you believe it!!!

The Health Benefits of Table Tennis Most of you reading this article probably play table tennis simply because you enjoy it, without realising the great health benefits the sport provides. This article highlights some of the main benefits, particularly those that are unique to table tennis, enhancing your health in […]

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Posted by admin - December 1, 2013 at 8:45 am

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Gluing a long pimple rubber without sponge – a novel new way!

This article described a new and easier way to glue long pimple table tennis rubbers without sponge (OX) onto you blade, producing a really neat finish! Unless a rubber comes with a glue sheet already attached, gluing a long pimple without sponge can be very tricky, especially when it’s very […]

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Posted by admin - November 3, 2013 at 9:28 am

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Making a sandpaper bat

A friend asked me to put together a sandpaper table tennis bat for him, like the ones they used in the old old days, so I thought that would be an interesting little project to write about. Below is a brief description of the process of putting it together, and […]

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Posted by admin - October 27, 2013 at 1:29 am

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Get your Game Face on! Dora Kurimay Table Tennis eBook Review

Mental aspects of table tennis – Get your Game Face on! If you have limited options or time for physical training in table tennis, are there other ways you spend your time that will improve your game or win you more matches? This was the question I asked myself, when […]

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Posted by admin - June 30, 2013 at 1:09 am

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TSP Pimple Brush – keeping the grip consistent on pimple rubbers

Looking after pimple table tennis rubbers   Most of you would know that you need to keep your rubber clean, not just to give it consistent grip to the ball, but also to make it last longer, as the continuous grinding of dust into the rubber reduces durability. Well that’s […]

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Posted by admin - June 24, 2013 at 3:10 am

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Alternative for Joola Tango Defensive and Joola Tango

Joola Tango Defensive Alternatives   The Joola Tango was one of the first “speed-glue effect” rubbers on the market, and was certainly very popular in those days. Since Speed Glue was banned a few years ago, these types of rubbers have become hugely popular, and as a result virtually all […]

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Posted by admin - June 17, 2013 at 11:20 am

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Avalox / Avallo AVX Interview

Interview with the Managing Director of Avallo AVX a.k.a. Avalox I first came to know about the Avalox brand through the reputation of some of their blades, which were used by several former World Champions. Through my involvement with the OOAK Shop I got to know Mr Koay, a former […]

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Posted by admin - January 13, 2013 at 6:00 am

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Joo Se Hyuk is getting better – back to practicing!

Soon after the 2012 London Olympics it was reported that Joo Se Hyuk was very sick, which also affected his performance during the Olympics. He suffers from a rare disease called: Behçet’s disease. Here is a quote from Joo after the Olympics from the Korea Times: Quote: Joo, 32, said […]

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Posted by admin - September 14, 2012 at 10:30 am

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Tibhar 1Q – How could Tibhar get this so wrong???

I got a Tibhar 1Q rubber off a friend who was annoyed when he tried to glue it to his oversize blade. You would not believe what the issue was!!! Apparently Tibhar, in their great wisdom, decided that putting a label at the top of a rubber sheet as well […]

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Posted by admin - August 25, 2012 at 10:58 am

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