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Announcing SolidSlime Quest 3 Table Tennis Adapter v3.0

Hello everyone, I’m thrilled to introduce the latest innovation in table tennis adapters: SolidSlime v3.0 for Quest 3.

One of the most significant updates involves the attachment of the controller to the adapter: we’ve completely eliminated all metal components. Yes, you read that correctly. There are no screws or nuts involved anymore. Once the controller is inserted into the adapter, a simple “bottle cap” mechanism is used to secure the clamp. The entire installation process now takes just a swift 10 seconds, as illustrated in the following steps:

The handle surface now features a wood grain pattern that replicates the texture of a real racket. This not only enhances aesthetics but also reduces slipperiness by 50%. Early testers have reported a significant increase in confidence while swinging the racket.

The thickness of the “blade” part of the adapter has been increased from 10mm to 12mm. This adjustment brings it closer to the thickness of a real-life racket, enhancing the authentic feel. Moreover, it significantly improves structural integrity; as the saying goes, “it’s much harder to bend a box than a plank.”

Additionally, the position of the controller has been adjusted slightly to enhance tracking for large forehand loop swings.
During the design process, there was debate about whether to make this change, considering the already impressive performance of v2 (as seen in Dimitrij Ovtcharov’s footage).
However, after comprehensive testing conducted by a player with over 3100 Elo in ETT, it was concluded that this adjustment could further improve tracking, especially for forehand looping with wide strokes (deep low to high up). Consequently, the change was made.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the Eleven Table Tennis community for their invaluable feedback on previous generations of the adapter.
Special thanks go to wasyl00 on Discord. His brilliant ideas and suggestions have played a pivotal role in shaping the current state of the adapter.

The v3 adapter is currently available for order through our local partners at https://VRPingPong.net .

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Eleven VR × PingPong Movie(2002) by MEGURI

Ping Pong (monga) by Taiyō Matsumoto has always held a special place in my heart. Its distinct art style, its coherent and conclusive story, its colorful and growing characters keep drawing me back to reading it or watching the anime adaptation (2014) or movie adaptation (2002).

So when I’ve heard someone recreated the movie trailer in Eleven, of course I need to watch it.

The recreation is amazing! I’m so excited to Peco, Smile, China, Akuma, Dragon, even the coach in Eleven VR. This is a masterpiece.

Thank you MEGURI san.

Video link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXpw1KuqOjw

https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1gi421Q7go

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SolidSlime Quest 3 Pickleball/Tennis/Racket Club Adapter (v2)

Super stoked to share some cool news with you all! We’ve got a fresh new Quest 3 adapter hot off the printer, and it’s designed to level up your gaming experience across a bunch of awesome titles. Plus, it works with any game that lets you use custom positioning of the racket.

Here’s a list of the games I’ve tested it in (most of them have or will have built-in position profile for it soon).

Our main goal? Making sure your gameplay feels as real and on point as possible. That means nailing down the tracking and keeping things super immersive.

So, what’s new? Well, I’ve been digging deep into pickleball techniques lately, along with getting cozy with the Quest 3 controller tracking algorithm. With feedback from some awesome players and designers (big shoutout to wasyl00!), we’ve fine-tuned this bad boy to give you top-notch tracking for all your pickleball, tennis, and racket club moves.

And it’s not just about tracking this time around. We’ve also tweaked the balance to match up with the Ben Johns pickleball racket, simplified the installation process down to just one screw, and even added a wrist strap for some extra safety vibes.

I’m pretty jazzed about this version—it’s like the ultimate sidekick for all your favorite sports games with long-handled gear, whether you’re into pickleball, tennis, golf, or fishing.

Oh, and guess what? The latest update for Racket Club now lets you use any SolidSlime adapter with it. Sweet, right?

Thanks for being awesome and supporting what we do!

Catch you on the virtual court.

Some design highlights!

Possible to use the wrist strap that comes with the Quest 3 controller. Play safe!
Possible to use the wrist strap that comes with the Quest 3 controller. Play safe!
Tracking LEDs (under the button plate) are visible in all of the common pickleball/tennis strokes. Great tracking = Great win!
Tracking LEDs (under the button plate) are visible in all of the common pickleball/tennis strokes. Great tracking = Great win!
Single screw design. Quick in/out in 10 seconds.
Single screw design. Quick in/out in 10 seconds.
Weight and balance are calibrated according to professional pickleball equipment.
Weight and balance are calibrated according to professional pickleball equipment.. Feels just like the real racket.

Here’s you can find the global sellers for the racket:

VRPickleBall.net

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Community Spotlight: 11’ClubHouse

Hello friends, today I’m going to introduce the best Eleven VR social network: https://11clubhouse.com .

This is a professionally made fan-made website that answers a lot of questions you might have:

  • 🤔How many players are there?
  • 🏆Who are the best players?
  • 🏓Who are playing right now?
  • 📊What’s the match history of someone?
  • ⚙️What equipment / settings does someone use?
  • 🔄What’s the head-to-head history between two players?
  • 🌍How many people are there from certain country/area?
  • 😊How friendly/sportsman is a certain player likely to be?

Some of these features require a user account. After registering an account, you can also link it to your ETT account through simple steps. I highly recommend to do that.

Among other things, this website is also free and has no advertisement.
There’s a donation link, but the developer is so modest that the link is barely visible at the bottom of the page (and is only shown after login). If you wish to help finance the website, please donate at https://11clubhouse.com/donation/ .

Frontpage
Player profile
Leaderboard with country/area info
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Community Spotlight: @vreleventabletennis on Youtube

My Brazilian friend, real life table tennis coach Wlad is making some amazing FREE training tutorials on Youtube.

In the videos, he covers all the basic techniques, teaches you how to handle the spin or the speedy serves, and even goes beyond that to teach you different ways of handling certain spins in the advanced training programs. All videos come with downloadable ball machine drills!

I think it’s wonderful that ElevenVR is bringing table tennis to a lot of people that have never or rarely played the sport in real life, but I also think it’s extremely important for such players to at least try to learn the proper TT techniques: Good TT techniques are more efficient, lead to less injury. Together with good adapters like SolidSlime, they are the keys to easier real life<->VR skill transfer.

So no matter what your level is at, please check out his Youtube channel. It can be the key to the next jump in your Elo rating.

Basic Training Program Playlist
Advanced Training Program Playlist
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Announcing CyberPen Quest 3: The PENHOLD adapter

Hi all, I’m happy to announce CyberPen: the first known Q3 PENHOLD adapter that doesn’t suffer from any obvious tracking problem in any strokes, no matter RPB or TPB(*).

Comfort-wise, this adapter supplies the FULL racket surface, thus is suitable for all kinds of finger placement. It also has a handle that is a combination of both CPen and JPen.
Since the Q3 controller is placed near the handle, we use various methods to adjust the center of weight upwards (varied infill, rubbers, possibility to add additional weight). The result center of weight is slightly above the handle top edge. Not particularly like realistic paddles, but is surprisingly comfortable to swing around.

As always, the adapter is available at https://vrpingpong.net/ along with the adapters for other styles and other devices.

(*)RPB: Reverse Penhold Backhand
TPB: Traditional Penhold Block
For video please search for “RPB vs TPB” on Youtube.

Below is a demo of the adapter!

Link to product here:

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Tip to strengthen haptics in Eleven Table Tennis

This is a cool trick that not everyone knows, but it’s an extremely important one, especially for adapter/paddle users.

To boost the haptics, open Menu->Settings, click the “carrot” icon on the top right to open the advanced menu, open “controller settings” and increase both haptics sliders to the right most position. The first one increases the rumbling strength, and the second one increases the rumbling time. Both contributes to the feeling.

While you are in there I’d suggest to enable “catch haptic feedback” too. That one makes the non-paddle controller to rumble when a ball is spawned.

Video version: https://youtube.com/shorts/N4Zi-GPbFNs?feature=share

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SolidSlime Quest 3 Table Tennis Adapter Changelog: 2.1, 2.2

v2.1

  • The edge that clips to the battery compartment of the controller has been rounded. This makes it easier to put the controller in and out.

v2.2

  1. The nuts don’t fall out anymore.
  2. There is a hole at the bottom of the handle to allow wrist strap to be used.
  3. The nut and screws are also now perpendicular to the adapter surface.
  4. Now it should be possible to use the bulky rechargeable batteries that come with official Meta rechargeable dock. I haven’t tested this it because I don’t have that battery. The change is done based on customer feedback.

As always, if you have bought a SolidSlime adapter before and would like to upgrade to the new version, please reach out to me (thesolidslime@gmail.com) for discount. Thank you.