Dmitri Fomin's Table Tennis page

Here are my paddles - with some history!

  • Hardbat, pips out, OX (proudly made in USSR; that is, in Tallinn, Estonia). Cost 1.25 roubles - I only have a borrowed pic (approx. 1972 - 1975)

  • Vietnamese racket FL, pips in (I think I still have the last one somewhere) - cost 3 rub. (approx. 1975 - 1984; still resides somewhere deep inside my SPb apartment)

  • Butterfly Andrzej Grubba AN with Srivers FX on both sides - cost about $70 (approx. 1985 - 1995, 2007; traded for Galaxy T-4)

  • Stiga Allround Wood (Ulf Tickan Carllson) (1995; I have no idea how I got it, perhaps traded; blade is a classic one from 1980s)

  • Stiga Optimum Plus FL with Tibhar Rapid MAX/JUIC Shenron 2.0 treated by Ecolo Expander; cost $120 (blade $60) (2007; given to Anton as a New Year present; traded)

  • Butterfly Timo Boll Spirit FL with Bryce FX 2.1/DHS Hurricane 3 Commercial 2.0; cost $90 [TBS was slightly used] (2007; traded for Nittaku H-WL)

  • Xiom Stradivarius AN with Tibhar Rapid Max SG/JUIC Shenron 2.0; cost $100 [blade only] (2007; sold)

  • Galaxy (YinHe) T-4 (Carbon King) FL [rubbers are in flux; main setup with Srivers FX; sold] (2007)

  • Sanwei T-1091A (Carbon King) FL [tried it; returned it back - too heavy and too much vibration for me] (2008)

  • Nittaku (DHS) H-WL (Hurricane Wang Liqin) FL [tried it; a bit too heavy and not enough control; about $50; sold] (2008)

  • 729 (Friendship) V-6 FL [Dawei Inspirit Ultralights]; cost $27 for the blade (2008)

  • Custom 1-ply (American Hinoki) AW-8 Pseudo-AN; [custom ordered; a bit too light and not enough power; $75](2008; traded for Galaxy W-1)

  • Custom 1-ply (American Hinoki) WRC-9; [custom ordered; $75](2008)

  • Galaxy (YinHe) W-1 (Wood King) FL (2008)

  • Gambler Carbon Arylate FL (2008; Anton's second blade; sold)

  • Custom 1-ply (American Hinoki) WRC-10; [custom ordered; $75; sold - traded for DDWH](2008)

  • Darker Speed 90 FL with 729-08 and Gambler Wraith [bought slightly used; $120](2009)

  • Nexy Color FL (2009; received for a test; traded)

  • Nexy Dexter (2010; received for a test; traded)

  • Nexy Oscar (2010; got in trade; traded)

  • BBC 9-10-9 (2010; received for a test; traded)

  • Nexy Lissom FL (2010; received for a test; this one lost by Anton; bought a new one; sold)

  • Galaxy (YinHe) T-8 FL (2010; $35)

  • Donic Dotec Waldner Hinoki RH (2010; $110; sold)

  • BBC Ultima (2011; custom made for yours truly; design based on BBC 9-10-9; $120)

  • Butterfly Moonbeam AN-ST (2011; got in trade; traded for Nexy Sahara)

  • Nexy Sahara FL (2011; got in trade; sold)

  • BBC Ultima Plus (2012; custom made; $120; sold)

  • BBC One-Ply Cypress (2012; custom made; $80; sold)

  • BBC Ultima Speed (2012; custom made; $120)

  • Nexy Calix II (2012; received for testing; traded)

  • Nexy Tuvalu (2012; received for testing; traded)

  • BBC X-Fusion FC (2013; custom made; $120)

    Table Tennis merchandise

  • Paddle Palace
  • Megaspin
  • TT Pioneers @ PingPong.com
  • Butterfly Online
  • Cole's TT Store
  • Dragonfly TT
  • Hi-Qua Sports
  • ZeroPong
  • Table Tennis Only
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  • Affordable TT (Australia)
  • IriIru (Japan)
  • PP Gear (Canada)
  • PreSports (Phillipines)
  • Dandoy Sports (Belgium)
  • Contra (Germany)
  • TT Shop (Russia, SPb)

    Table Tennis history, info

  • International Table Tennis Federation
  • USA Table Tennis Association
  • ITTF Title Events & Stats
  • Butterfly blades
  • Table Tennis In Russia

    Table Tennis forums

  • My Table Tennis (Canada, USA)
  • One Of A Kind Trading (Australia)
  • Denis' Table Tennis World (Europe)
  • TTW (Russia)
  • Russian TT Forum (Russia)

    Table Tennis videos

  • Kreanga(FR)
  • Mandigo
  • TennisTavolo Vicenza

    My USATT rating

    DF rating

    My TT articles etc

  • Настольный теннис по-американски. Часть 1
  • Настольный теннис по-американски. Часть 2 (Чемпионат США 2008)
  • Настольный теннис по-американски. Часть 3 (Как Брайан Пэйс стал свободным человеком)
  • Настольный теннис по-американски. Часть 4 (Командный Чемпионат Северной Америки 2010)

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