Table Tennis Robot Robo Pong 2050 25% off from Topspin TT £650
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Table Tennis Robot Robo Pong 2050 25% off from Topspin TT £650

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Found 15th Feb
Great deal for me.
Much cheaper than paying someone to play with me.
These robots are usually £900-£1000 but since a new model 2050+ is coming out this year, this one is on sale. The newest 3050 will be around £1500, I think.
Curious how many people will vote this.
In my understanding table tennis is a forgotten sport in the UK with about 1000 players in England and perhaps another 1000 everywhere else. This is not as much as football players in the UK: 8.2 million .... thefa.com/new…ise LOL :-)
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I might get two for when i can't be bothered to play.
When I was a kid I used to push the kitchen table against the wall and play myself. Used to drive my folks nuts but it was free. I hope you get some heat.
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When I was a kid I used to push the kitchen table against the wall and play myself. Used to drive my folks nuts but it was free. I hope you get some heat.
Silurianxx16 m ago

When I was a kid I used to push the kitchen table against the door and …When I was a kid I used to push the kitchen table against the door and play with myself. Used to drive my folks nuts but it was weird!


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Not sure where you get your figures from. It's no important but FWIW:

'Table tennis participation is on the up, according to the latest Sport England figures released today.

The number of people aged 16 and over who are playing table tennis for at least 30 minutes every week stands at 102,600, up from 93,500 six months ago and from 101,000 a year ago.'

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Bob_Green6 m ago

Fixed


Yeah, that reads a bit differently than what I actually meant 😊
Silurianxx2 m ago

Yeah, that reads a bit differently than what I actually meant 😊


Sorry I just watched American Pie
Interesting that a minority sport is getting a highlight. Heat from me.The robot is good value for the money. It’s amazing what they can do to improve your game. Interestingly the link that relates to participation numbers in football seems to skate over one key sentence ‘the number of adult male teams playing affiliated football has dropped.‘ Sadly the days of 14 divisions of Table Tennis in my local league 25 years ago is filled with only 4 divisions now. I hear the PS4 versions of FIFA and Yakuto Table Tennis are excellent tho...
£650 for this? Seriously?
I designed and built one in my GCSE technology.
Or you could just find a friend?
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Ping pong, Pippa?
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Silurianxx8 h, 10 m ago

When I was a kid I used to push the kitchen table against the wall and …When I was a kid I used to push the kitchen table against the wall and play myself. Used to drive my folks nuts but it was free. I hope you get some heat.


Most proper table tennis tables I've seen in the last ten years or so allow you to fold one half of the table vertically, and play against that. Much better than this "robot", in my opinion, as the ball comes back to you again, and really fast paced as you are essentially playing the part of both players. Good deal though, if a ball server is what you want.
agitatedclimax11 m ago

Most proper table tennis tables I've seen in the last ten years or so …Most proper table tennis tables I've seen in the last ten years or so allow you to fold one half of the table vertically, and play against that. Much better than this "robot", in my opinion, as the ball comes back to you again, and really fast paced as you are essentially playing the part of both players. Good deal though, if a ball server is what you want.


Aspiring table tennis coach here (aiming to take a level 1 course this year). Robots are effective for specific drills coz you want to repeat the same strokes and movements hundreds of times.

Entry level robots have little customisation options while the top range ones can offer much greater fine tuning depending on the training needs

Having said that, I went from table tennis zero who couldn't serve or do anything properly to the school team in my final year of high school purely from the same type of practice you mentioned. I highly recommend that option to other aspiring players on a budget.
I might get two for when i can't be bothered to play.
Perfect for people who like to play (ping pong) with themselves
I play with myself.
Je joue au ping-pong
deeky9 h, 31 m ago

Not sure where you get your figures from. It's no important but …Not sure where you get your figures from. It's no important but FWIW:'Table tennis participation is on the up, according to the latest Sport England figures released today.The number of people aged 16 and over who are playing table tennis for at least 30 minutes every week stands at 102,600, up from 93,500 six months ago and from 101,000 a year ago.'[Image]


I took the numbers from the ranking lists which contain all players who participated in a ranked tournament.
I see that it may be true for 100k people to be playing TT 30 min. per week.
From what I learned, a minimum of 1000 hours of practice is needed to achieve some level of consistency (50 consecutive strokes without an error) .
At this rate the 30min/week players will be able to nicely bounce the ball back and forth after 38 years :-)

I think that a person should be considered "actively playing TT", if they practice a minimum of 5 hours / week or 250 hours / year.
ADX29 h, 2 m ago

£650 for this? Seriously?


It seems a lot for a bunch of electronics (arduino perhaps), some wires, 5 motors/servos and a net.
Can I build something like that? Paying myself £8 / hour and deducting the costs of materials (£100), I would have 70 hours - 2 weeks to make a machine like that.
I think: no chance. Perhaps a skilled engineer could but they would have to calculate their time @ £25/h giving them 22 hours - 3 days. I don't think it is possible either way. Taking into account all the test and recalculations which take a lot of time.
agitatedclimax1 h, 51 m ago

Most proper table tennis tables I've seen in the last ten years or so …Most proper table tennis tables I've seen in the last ten years or so allow you to fold one half of the table vertically, and play against that. Much better than this "robot", in my opinion, as the ball comes back to you again, and really fast paced as you are essentially playing the part of both players. Good deal though, if a ball server is what you want.


You are right! That's how I started. Problems were apparent after a few hours of practice:
- impossible to hit hard - the ball would not bounce on the table on the way back,
- impossible to practice top spin - the same reason as above.
Playing against a table, wall or noticeboard is all good for the very beginning to feel the ball and the bat.
This robo pong can send the ball to you at the speeds of up to 70mph, with incredible spin and always bounces on the table.
With all the programmed game setups it has, I expect to improve my game after a few hunderd hours.
jsty31051 h, 44 m ago

Aspiring table tennis coach here (aiming to take a level 1 course this …Aspiring table tennis coach here (aiming to take a level 1 course this year). Robots are effective for specific drills coz you want to repeat the same strokes and movements hundreds of times. Entry level robots have little customisation options while the top range ones can offer much greater fine tuning depending on the training needsHaving said that, I went from table tennis zero who couldn't serve or do anything properly to the school team in my final year of high school purely from the same type of practice you mentioned. I highly recommend that option to other aspiring players on a budget.



That's great! I am also going to do the lvl 1 this year, this month actually.
There is a great resource for couches IMHO:
amazon.co.uk/Lea…nis
missmisiowa54 m ago

That's great! I am also going to do the lvl 1 this year, this month …That's great! I am also going to do the lvl 1 this year, this month actually.There is a great resource for couches IMHO:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Learn-Table-Tennis-Weekend-Pb/dp/0751304832/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518775275&sr=8-1&keywords=grubba+table+tennis


Ta! Money too tight now to embark on a course but considering any available options like gofundme. In the meantime, have been talking with a level 3 coach who's been really informative and I've assisted in.a small practice session to learn the practical coaching ropes.

I will get there. Just going to take more effort. And the goal is to do a course this year, the one in March comes too early for me at the moment.
Thanks I just ordered
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