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    Posted: 08/13/2019 at 2:50am
Yups, I did Smile
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Yep me as well.

And bike glue..  Anything went really rubber wise. 

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Played my best stuff with the 38mm and speed glue
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Oh yes :)) I liked it. Spin oriented players who knew that era miss it, for sure.

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Lol you guys are old Tongue
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We are very experienced for sure Wink
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How about one further back, "did you play with same colored rubber both sides?" 😁
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Of course I did. 
The smell of those n-Hexane speed glue in the stands became so strong, so the tournament director create a rule to glue only outside the gym...
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"Glue outside!" used to be a pretty common directive.  It wasn't adhered too all that much, though, and the top players would be merrily soaking their rubbers in cement, regluing directly prior to a match.  Ah, Šurbek, how you shone....

And yes, I played with both sides black.  I also played with eggplant-coloured on both sides.

And I'd be playing black on both sides again, if that were allowed.  In that case, I could actually use the same rubbers on both wings, without having to deal with the rubber not being available in both colours, or distinctive differences between both colours even if available in both — as is the case for some rubbers. 


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Yep.
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Originally posted by Charlie Brown Charlie Brown wrote:

How about one further back, "did you play with same colored rubber both sides?" 😁
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How many played before the advent of Mark 5 and Sriver rubbers, which were the super rubbers of the time?  Before Sriver, Butterfly offered D13 All-round, Tempest, and Plous rubbers.  My first racket was a Butterfly "English" Style with D13.
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Yes, I remember Tempest, although I played with a (handed down) blade with Mark V on it at the time.
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My first paddle had same color rubber on both sides (BTY Stipancic with D-13 red). I still play with 38mm balls today whenever a Hardbat tournament offers them. 
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Originally posted by CoachMcAfee CoachMcAfee wrote:

How many played before the advent of Mark 5 and Sriver rubbers, which were the super rubbers of the time?  Before Sriver, Butterfly offered D13 All-round, Tempest, and Plous rubbers.  My first racket was a Butterfly "English" Style with D13.
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I played with Green rubbers on both sides.
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Originally posted by CoachMcAfee CoachMcAfee wrote:

How many played before the advent of Mark 5 and Sriver rubbers, which were the super rubbers of the time?  Before Sriver, Butterfly offered D13 All-round, Tempest, and Plous rubbers.  My first racket was a Butterfly "English" Style with D13.

That was my first proper racket too!
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I remember having a sheet of blue Mark V... also at one point played with the yellow Tornada and a maroon-ish PF4 on the other side. Having the various colored rubbers come back next year will feel sort of nostalgic for me, I think.
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Panda had a lot of rubber for sale with different colors, like some in blue and gold for instance.  I remember my first "real" bat was a Stiga Bengtsson allround with red Mark V on both sides.
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I played with a green Mark V.  I think that was my first serious paddle.  Then I started taking lessons a bit later and went to glued Chinese rubbers.  I am a spin player and Avalox Purot with speed glue could make a little spin...

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Pah! you rich boys. You actually could afford a ping pong bat!? and on a real TT table! wonders.
Brought up in Jamaica, my first bat was Enid Blyton's book of poetry. It has small enough for the 10yo me to hold and the hardcover was hard enough for the ball. We started out on the teacher's table during breaks and graduated to the corridor floor outside the classroom using any piece of wood that we could find. In fact, playing TT on the floor was so popular in the Caribbean that Barbadian players made it an official sport.
The video shows them playing with a tennis ball. But I'm sure that they first played with TT then squash balls. Sort of like this:



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I began in table tennis when blue Spectols were sold. Early 90´s.
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Didn't even play with the 40mm celluloid Disapprove
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In grade school in the mid 70s I first got into TT.  I went to a school that had a teacher that was enthusiastic about TT, and we had tournaments and a "challenge board".  I remember using a paddle with green inverted rubber with sponge on both sides, which was heavy but could spin the ball pretty good.  Also have a memory of playing a lot with a friend, where we worked on a stroke that we called "the experimental" (it was a backhand loop).

Didn't play again for many years, where my boss at work was a player and clued me into a local club.  That was in the late 80's with hidden serves, speed glue, etc.  I loved the setup of Butterfly Grubba blade with Sriver FX both sides that was speed-glued.
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> two color rule

Before the two color rule, Eric Boggan used the same color on both sides of his paddle (black), with anti-spin rubber on one side. He'd flip the bat under the table, so opponents weren't sure which side was being used for serves or returns. He used the same grip as Danny Seemiller.

Danny Seemiller traded wins with Eric Boggan, but I don't know the over win/loss ratio between the two. I recall that Jimmy Lane beat him once at tournament that I think was in Houston.

> 38 mm ball

I stopped playing before the switch to 40 mm, then started up again years later for a few months, then went on a 15 year break. I play occasionally now, mostly doing rally counters with my wife, as she wanted to start playing again.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chairman Meow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08/13/2019 at 6:06pm
I'm not that old but I started playing with red BTY Super Sriver and red Super Anti, as well as the 38mm ball. My father, who taught me, was not aware the rules had been updated, so we played like that for a while until we ran out of balls and had to order new ones. Then we realized things had changed. I still flip my racket under the table when using anti or long pips, but it isn't that effective anymore.
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Originally posted by serr serr wrote:

Didn't even play with the 40mm celluloid Disapprove

Lol looks like we're the minority here....
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I barely played with the 40mm ball too. When I started 40+ was already around, but most places I played couldn't afford to switch all their balls over yet.
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