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People have egos to protect, which makes all your points redundant.

Either the player is lucky (I've lost one match due to luck, out of the last few hundred. 9 nets/edges in the deciding set i lost 11-9). Its very rare for luck to be a deciding factor.

Or the player is playing 'weird' or using 'funny rubber' or 'just is 1 skill' (ie good server....ie your receiving is way worse than their serving...). Imagine being beaten by a 1 trick pony! Your game mustn't be resilient then!

Or you were tired (cardio is a skill/choice, generally).

Or they are young (or for young players, the opponent is older and experienced).

If they beat you entirely fairly and don't fall to the no true scotsman fallacy, they are nerds / play too much / have paid too much in coaching fees, and have boosted rubber

You don't improve or learn as quickly if you can't accept defeat. When that guy hit 9 edges and nets, i was confused still, despite him being a good player, that I'd let him get to a decider. I discovered that rubber falls off a blade, and now ensure its on in many different ways, and know if its off to that extent. At nationals, with properly glued rubber, he got 9 points in the whole match, just a few weeks later.

The best way to keep your ego is to not tie it to the result. If it's attached to something, make it your playing level. That way its less emotional, and something you can actually use to propel your game.


Edited by Basquests - 01/10/2022 at 4:16pm
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Originally posted by Basquests Basquests wrote:

People have egos to protect, which makes all your points redundant.

At least you didn't attack me with a load of sarcasm that was thrown at me from multiple posts.  

That I respect.  Clap

A complete wipe off without touching on any point is not how people discuss anything maturely though.

Confused

I am leaving this thread since the assumption that LP players are successful because of the rubber they chose is not worth discussing any more.  

over and out.

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Originally posted by bozbrisvegas bozbrisvegas wrote:

Originally posted by Basquests Basquests wrote:

People have egos to protect, which makes all your points redundant.

At least you didn't attack me with a load of sarcasm that was thrown at me from multiple posts.  

That I respect.  Clap

A complete wipe off without touching on any point is not how people discuss anything maturely though.

Confused

I am leaving this thread since the assumption that LP players are successful because of the rubber they chose is not worth discussing any more.  

over and out.

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I pretty much totally agreed with everything you said in this thread. Although don't hold me to that in Court!

I think the sarcastic guys all agree with you too, generally. 

LP is a skill, it has positives and negatives for sure though as you've said. 

I do respect the LP players a lot more who are technical and proficient at attacking balls from both wings, and having multiple types of points they try to play and win. Having multiple strategies and ways to win a point is closer to reaching a competent level of LP's [or any style]. Not guys just sitting back and waiting for UE's as their only strategy. Although that is going to be part of the journey of any player.

Pips shouldn't be used as a crutch, or as a one or two trick pony - they are versatile rubbers, or there are versatile options in the SP/LP universe at the very least.
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