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    Posted: 04/20/2019 at 4:49pm
Two years ago (or longer, I bet) I asked this org. what a "setup" was.

Still no response.

Still no idea.

Anyone who wants to clue me in, feel free.

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A setup is a Blade + Rubbers. Its what you play Table Tennis with.
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As I am sure you know, a setup is any combination of red rubber + black rubber + table tennis blade. 

My estimate is that there are about 1680 legal rubbers on the list of authorised rubbers at the moment. Each of these is available on average in 3 different thicknesses. So, that brings us up to 5400 legal rubbers on either side. 5400 x 5400 makes 25401600 possible rubber-combinations. Then there are probably about 10000 blades (estimate not based on anything in particular) out there that one could try these rubber-combinations on. 

So, to answer the question: a setup is anyone of these 54 million different combinations of rubbers and blade. 

Good luck finding the best one.
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Originally posted by Simon_plays Simon_plays wrote:

As I am sure you know, a setup is any combination of red rubber + black rubber + table tennis blade. 

My estimate is that there are about 1680 legal rubbers on the list of authorised rubbers at the moment. Each of these is available on average in 3 different thicknesses. So, that brings us up to 5400 legal rubbers on either side. 5400 x 5400 makes 25401600 possible rubber-combinations. Then there are probably about 10000 blades (estimate not based on anything in particular) out there that one could try these rubber-combinations on. 

So, to answer the question: a setup is anyone of these 54 million different combinations of rubbers and blade. 

Good luck finding the best one.

I will try them all unboosted, boosted, speed glued, and boosted+speed glue. 


Edited by ericd937 - 04/20/2019 at 8:06pm
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Sittiho Hinoki ALC, T80(max), Baracuda(max)
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Originally posted by ericd937 ericd937 wrote:

Originally posted by Simon_plays Simon_plays wrote:

As I am sure you know, a setup is any combination of red rubber + black rubber + table tennis blade. 

My estimate is that there are about 1680 legal rubbers on the list of authorised rubbers at the moment. Each of these is available on average in 3 different thicknesses. So, that brings us up to 5400 legal rubbers on either side. 5400 x 5400 makes 25401600 possible rubber-combinations. Then there are probably about 10000 blades (estimate not based on anything in particular) out there that one could try these rubber-combinations on. 

So, to answer the question: a setup is anyone of these 54 million different combinations of rubbers and blade. 

Good luck finding the best one.

I will try them all unboosted, boosted, speed glued, and boosted+speed glue. 

I'm also gonna try all the different boosters out there. In addition, with different layers of boost. 
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Don't forget that to truly understand a setup it needs to be played against every other setup. So 54 million squared apparently leaves us with 2.91600000E+15 possible match ups. Is my maths right here? 
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