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Battle of the Ping Pong Rackets

February 18, 2020

I decided to try a table tennis experiment take two players way better than me one 4-time U.S. national champion who beat Waldner when he was in his prime and a player who is three levels above me and have them use rackets that barely spin the ball at all just to see how big of a difference spin makes in table tennis also YouTube sent me a package at the end of the video I’ll show you what’s inside for now let the experiment begin so Joey Cochran finalist of the under 2500Õs this year yeah amazing and it’s your first time playing sandpaper it is. this is my first time I actually just made this racket like three days ago I just went to Walmart and bought some sandpaper. alright so I’m gonna hit with Joey Cochran for a minute he’s gonna use sandpaper I’m gonna use my regular racket [Applause] [Applause] so that just goes to show you how important spin is. a player about two levels above me, meaning someone I could never beat would never beat him and it was 11-3 for me because I was using spinny rubber and he was using sandpaper nice to meet you, Adam. Nice to meet you, Cliff! So you know you can win $100 gift certificate to Amazon every week on my channel. how to do? so all you have to do is make a comment in the first 5 minutes after a video has been posted and put your Instagram handle there and one lucky winner will be chosen, a new one every week. Turn on the ring Awesome! ok now you have the best chance Whoa! so I’m standing here next to the ever so tall Jimmy Butler beat Waldner in what year 1991 not a bad year to be Waldner not that there’s ever a bad year to beat Waldner lucky by the way 91 he played the final of the World Championships that year to Jorgen Persson so Jimmy Butler how many times have you won the hardbat national Championships? the hardbat national ChampionshipsÉ i’ve only played one time so I’ve only won it once because I’ve only played it once sandpaper sandpaper I’ve won each any time I’ve played it and but I don’t remember I’ve played it but a couple hardbat that means no sponge does that mean no sponge it looks like there’s a little bit of sponge but actually you tell me what you think that is I mean it’s not like sandpaper which is definitely no sponge whoa so this racket does notÉ the rubber doesn’t grip the ball very much it’s tougher to spin but Jimmy and I are gonna play two quick games. Me using hardbat Joey Cochran’s hardbat against Jimmy Butler [Music] that was easy. all right you’ve seen me with a hardbat against a hardbat champion now you’re gonna see me with spinny rubber against a hardbat champion [Applause] [Music] [Applause] Oh hey everybody I just wanted to say first of all, this is my first time filming with three camerasÉ one, two, three and the reason I’m doing this is wellÉ I got something in the mail from YouTube that I wanted to share with you guysÉ this black box I have an idea what’s inside I’m gonna open it up. Hey! a letter from YouTube: you’ve just done something that very few YouTube creators accomplish you had an astonishing 100,000 people subscribe to your channel. we know the numbers on YouTube can get really big but we hope that you don’t lose sight of the reality behind that six-digit Milestone. each and every person who has subscribed to your channel has been touched by what you created they were Inspired, challenged or entertained. you achieved this milestone with hard work perseverance and probably a healthy sense of humor too. what you’ve accomplished can’t be taken away from you and we’d like to recognize you and all your hard work with this silver creator award, a small token of our esteem and respect. we know that you don’t do this for awards, you do it because you have a drive to create and share and because you found an audience who cares. believe us when we say that we can’t wait to see what you do next. A million subscribers may seem a long way off right now but you’re closer than you think and we’re rooting for you Congratulations. yours sincerely, Susan Wojcicki I’m sure I mispronounced her name. CEO of YouTube Thank You Susan Thank You YouTube and most importantly thank you you guys it’s really encouraging to have such a positive community time and time again remind you of why you do what you do and encourage you to do more of it and I love table tennis I love inspiring people I want to promote the sport andÉ IÕll take it out of the plastic bag here it’s solid nice solid, shiny, reflectiveÉ there’s a look at it presented to Adam Bobrow for passing 100,000 subscribers passion and thanks again for everything as always keep on ponginÕÉ peace! Butler’s able.. it’d be a hell of a time to serve longÉ I don’t think we’re gonna see it though and Butler’s done it! Butler has won the 2014 national singles championship [Music] [Music]


  • Reply Adam Bobrow February 16, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    To all of the commenters: A big, truly heartfelt THANKS to you! For your on-going support, your comments, your encouragement… you’ve given me so much to look forward to. ❤️

  • Reply Scott Baker February 17, 2020 at 2:43 am

    Go back to sandpaper is better

  • Reply Dhruv Thakkar February 17, 2020 at 3:20 am

    To many advertisement in 10 min..

  • Reply GRSL February 17, 2020 at 3:25 am

    Best sports adventure, Ping pong all the way till we age( We know what it mean, yes we can). Cheers!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Osbourne Mikhail February 17, 2020 at 4:07 am

    You finally got the silver button! Keep up the good work!

  • Reply Nico Navarro February 17, 2020 at 4:26 am

    Congratulations! Good on you Adam! Keep up the great work!

  • Reply Keith Baldwin February 17, 2020 at 5:04 am

    Hey Adam, can you do an old small celluloid ball comparison to the big poly ball?

  • Reply vishal wadhwa February 17, 2020 at 5:05 am

    Congratulations 🅰️dam for the achievement 🏆. Way more to go to win such awards. Wish you a 🅱️right future 😊🏓🤞🏽🏆👍🏽

  • Reply magicalgold010 February 17, 2020 at 5:15 am


  • Reply Par plus 2 February 17, 2020 at 5:23 am

    At 151K now. Also liked the Cantonese 101 "aiyah" lesson from your other videos (which is the exact same thing as your Oh No). Another phrase to add is "jetso" which means you come out ahead in a deal or any situation. Other interesting ones are mostly bad words.

  • Reply MRforwards February 17, 2020 at 5:23 am

    Good job you are the best💪

  • Reply F.B.I. Investigator February 17, 2020 at 5:53 am

    Didn't know jimmy butler was good at basketball and table tennis

  • Reply FG R February 17, 2020 at 6:08 am

    Jim Butler is awesome !

  • Reply FrederikVater February 17, 2020 at 6:31 am

    Congrats on your 100K play-button! Let’s get 1 Million! 😁

  • Reply FrederikVater February 17, 2020 at 6:32 am

    “Probably a healthy sense of humour too”
    Adam: 😯

  • Reply JayJayGHG✔ February 17, 2020 at 6:33 am


  • Reply Francis Richard February 17, 2020 at 6:38 am

    Happy birthday

  • Reply Brett Holt February 17, 2020 at 6:42 am

    super super awesome – keep your content rolling 🙂

  • Reply KingYVTS February 17, 2020 at 6:43 am


  • Reply Mehmet Savran February 17, 2020 at 6:50 am

    how many days do you change your rubbers ?

  • Reply Brian Y February 17, 2020 at 7:03 am

    Congratulations Adam. Keep on pongin'!!!

  • Reply genius in making February 17, 2020 at 7:05 am

    PLay a game with the silver playbuton

  • Reply Ivan Ranković February 17, 2020 at 8:38 am

    Congrats!!! I love tt and your work.

  • Reply eagle blaster February 17, 2020 at 8:40 am


  • Reply Harrison Milas February 17, 2020 at 8:41 am

    play table tennis with it

  • Reply Pratham Arya February 17, 2020 at 8:44 am

    Please Play a match with your silver Play button

  • Reply Ryan Goodier February 17, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Adam i love your channel its better than take tennis daily i love your channel 🏓

  • Reply Abtsam Gondal February 17, 2020 at 8:47 am

    These guys must have sooo much patience to be able to lose this many points with a shit racket and not blame it even once.

  • Reply Michael Jablonski February 17, 2020 at 9:14 am

    You inspired me really, Adam! Thank you and Congratulation to the Award! Greetz from Germany

  • Reply Emily Scarf February 17, 2020 at 9:32 am

    what about plastic

  • Reply iskandartaib February 17, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Good god. Last time I saw Jimmy Butler at a tournament he was this short little guy. How time flies.

  • Reply Thomas Ning February 17, 2020 at 10:32 am

    Is there a significant difference against sandpaper and just wood? it sounds and looks like it performs the same. (source: worst maintained rackets possible as expected of a public high school). hardbats were pretty fun though.

  • Reply Dart Weider February 17, 2020 at 10:50 am


  • Reply SPORTS FINITY February 17, 2020 at 10:59 am
    table tennis EXPECTATIONS v/a REALITY edition 😂😂
    Hilarious video , enjoy
    Kindly subscribe for more fun table tennis and cricket  videos

  • Reply Ahmed Rafsan Hossain February 17, 2020 at 11:28 am

    You are my idle and I want it

  • Reply GÀRUD AZE February 17, 2020 at 11:46 am

    8:04 adam used special …
    Adam's attack missed!

  • Reply Sourpunch 99 February 17, 2020 at 11:46 am

    you deserved it man

  • Reply BlAcKz February 17, 2020 at 11:49 am


  • Reply Robson Augusto February 17, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Congratulations Adam! Very nice channel! Hugs from Brasil!

  • Reply Bob Bobson February 17, 2020 at 11:52 am

    0:26 gave me a heart attack

  • Reply Thomas Leifseth February 17, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    The hardbat looks just like a nubb rubber many players USE on the one side for cotrolling the spin and speed of ball. Looks same !

  • Reply Juan dela cruz February 17, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    First of all congratulations Adam. You, your snake and your red shorts derserved it.. wuhoo good luck to your road to 1M subscribers… #UNDEADREDSHORTS

  • Reply Maestro February 17, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Hey i love to watch your vids I live in Berlin too and im in a tabletennisteam in Freidrichshain in the Zille Schule. Maybe you can come to us one day. Keep on going with what your doing I love it
    Ps: Congrats for your silver Playbutton

    Instagramm: johann_brln

  • Reply ZSOMBI- MATT February 17, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    What you think of the ALC Butterfly blade + Tenergy 05? >8
    You are the best!👍

  • Reply Hi February 17, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    Thought you were Mrbeast

  • Reply Aitzè February 17, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Adam love you

  • Reply REHAN MAZAN February 17, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    happy birthday adam may god bless you live a happy and long life and keep making these amazing videos

  • Reply Leeman Harrington February 17, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    Can really see how the spin off the sponge rubber added a lot of security to your shots.

    Also, congrats on the play button!

  • Reply {TRIS}ЩILLΞM MФИS February 17, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    good job

  • Reply chimyshark February 17, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Heavy bias toward racquet feel and familiarity. Adam also needs to change racquets to control for that variable. Needs to use diff blade, sponge thickness, and rubber rating. Preferably a $15 one to also control for quality blades.

  • Reply juan cantero February 17, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    You are the best

  • Reply RefuseMGC February 17, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    ,I'm 2 I likes

  • Reply phaniraj patel February 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Glad to see Joey Cochran featuring in your video. He is one of the best in Utah.

  • Reply Christian E February 17, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    This is very interesting, I always felt that no matter the paddle the better player would win, but this definitely disproves that. I play with a buddy all the time, he is good and gets everything back (lobs a lot like Adam), but I win about 70% of the time. About 6 months ago his wife got him a really good paddle (like $50 paddle, is that a lot) and I was using a $3 dollar one from Ollies. I struggled to win as consistently for a while as I adjusted to the spin and him getting even more back. This though makes me feel better as a paddle can make a difference, it also makes me want to get a good paddle haha

  • Reply سعد الحارثي February 17, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    You are my legend🇸🇦🇸🇦🇸🇦🇸🇦🇸🇦🇸🇦

  • Reply ابو صالح February 17, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    افوز ؟ @d7_d2

  • Reply Aman Gupta February 17, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    I want to see a complete TT match between you and Otto of pongfinity

  • Reply Potato Tomato February 17, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    You should go against someone from Japan, his YouTube channel name is takkyuu geinin. Here’s his YouTube channel link:

  • Reply Young Guitar February 17, 2020 at 5:11 pm


  • Reply Андрей wizard February 17, 2020 at 5:39 pm


  • Reply Kamil Ozdemir February 17, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    you have to have a corona vırüs

  • Reply Burak Gündoğdu February 17, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Adam's play (without leaning towards to table like standing still) is so triggering.

  • Reply Πανος Καρτσιώλας February 17, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    I want to win the gift but I don't have Instagram. Is there any other way to win?

  • Reply Neil Raine February 17, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Congrats Adam keep it up

  • Reply ali abu al rous February 17, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Congratulation amigo
    Keep going darling

  • Reply Eloi Mumford February 17, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    Touching is the Youtube reconnaisance , congrats , keeping the little ball rolling for all of us !

  • Reply Bartas Bogdevic February 17, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Adam : loses with a hardbat.
    Takes a spinning racket,
    Adam : now watch this.
    Proceeds to lose.

  • Reply Parth Mehta February 17, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Yep @parth.nm

  • Reply Henry Teng February 17, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    May Pewdiepie help you reach 1 million

  • Reply john February 17, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    The Big Al's in my area only has those hard plastic paddles (zero rubber). Those are the worst.

  • Reply You have only One Life! February 17, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Give him some a little respect please 'n peace. Go for it Adam. Take care 'n God Bless:D Amen

  • Reply Dom McCb February 17, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    He gained two points instead of 1 when u were against led the tall guy, he was at 8 then 10

  • Reply Alejandro Saumann February 17, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    Congratulations Adam!! From Chile

  • Reply Miguel Fernández February 18, 2020 at 12:01 am

    congrats snake man …love u

  • Reply daniel vegas February 18, 2020 at 1:18 am

    Congratulations hoy are great. Í I love see your vídeos, and i hope to play with you one time in my life!!!

  • Reply Random XD February 18, 2020 at 2:54 am

    Ok, this is epic

  • Reply Ryan Liang February 18, 2020 at 3:34 am

    Adam Bobrow the type of guy to bring trolling spin shots to even the little kids.

  • Reply Atish Kadu February 18, 2020 at 3:37 am

    Congratulations Adam for reaching this milestone, you deserve it!!😊

  • Reply sushil hansda February 18, 2020 at 3:57 am

    Thank you for entertaining us with table tennis. N prepare some good punchlines for Olympics commentary,😁

  • Reply Shaik Zayed February 18, 2020 at 3:57 am

    Congratulations Adam 🤗

  • Reply Bắc Nguyễn Hàm February 18, 2020 at 5:30 am

    I wonder that is sandpaper the same as a blade when playing

  • Reply gojeta1999 February 18, 2020 at 5:48 am

    You are the most strangely proportioned man I've seen in my life

  • Reply Chintan Mashroo February 18, 2020 at 5:51 am

    Adam, the fact is, it becomes difficult to comment in the first 5 minutes due to the difference in time-zones 🙁

  • Reply Leyi Shen February 18, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Huge congrats Adam! You really did inspire me, now my love for ping pong has revived thanks to you. Well deserved ❤️

  • Reply Shilpi Srivastava February 18, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Great moment forvyou

  • Reply Shilpi Srivastava February 18, 2020 at 11:04 am

    Thanks adam !! you inspire millions you teach us all a lot you make us all happy😊😊😀😂

  • Reply Tom Brim February 18, 2020 at 11:28 am

    Fun video as usual. And congrats on the award. You surely deserve it for the smiles you put on our faces!

  • Reply James Owen February 18, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Congratulations Adam, it's a great sport and your enthusiasm is truly infectious. Keep on ponging!

  • Reply Rob Bogardis February 18, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Congratulations! Q: are you living in a hospital? That phone on the wall🤨😄 But really thanks for the vids.

  • Reply frankie sin February 18, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    Give a big congratulation & respect to Adam!!!
    I was gratified to see you get this award, you always inspire us to play table tennis and love this crazy commentator:)
    Instag: frankie_sin

  • Reply Serhat Erbek February 18, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    great video

  • Reply Sangharsh Kumar February 18, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Congragulations for getting the yoeste butube maild stone we realy hope for the best to you

  • Reply dj doesha 77 February 18, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Oh yea @djdoesha IG

  • Reply dj doesha 77 February 18, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    Love ur page ! I learn so much ! I’m still trying to learn the snake move

  • Reply Ace Cajote February 18, 2020 at 5:14 pm


  • Reply Clyde Grey February 18, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Right on Adam. Keep it up.

  • Reply Giuseppe Bella February 18, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    You are very good player🏓

  • Reply Blagoslav Petkov February 18, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Happy birthday, Adam!
    You are such nice player(playing for leisure). I wish you love, happiness and luck ") .

  • Reply ljubek February 18, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you Adam great videos and great lessons for me to play table teniss..

  • Reply Lorena Jardenil February 18, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    The first time I've watched Adam's video I was entertained how he play with enthusiasm and seems like he has so many tricks to show us

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