YouTuber invents way to play ping pong against yourself

Emerald Pellot
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Zoir Azimuratov, who runs the YouTube channel Mr. Zoir, specializes in crafting tutorials. Some of his DIY projects include how to make a 3D marble Labyrinth, how to build a cardboard safe and how to make a syringe gun.

In September, Azimuratov came up with the perfect craft for self-isolating: a ping pong game for one.

“If you want to play ping pong but you don’t have a partner, create an awesome table for one person! It’s very easy to build and fun to play,” the video caption says.

First, Azimuratov takes a wooden board that’s 20 x 40 centimeters. Next, he covers the edge of each side with PVC edge banding tape. He holds the board vertically, and using a ruler, he makes four notches at the top with a pencil. Each marks 1 centimeter, 10 centimeters, 11 centimeters and 19 centimeters. Azimuratov then uses masking tape to cover the space inside the notches, except in the space between the 10 and 11-centimeter marks.

Next, the vlogger spraypaints the board white. After it dries, he removes the masking tape. Azimuratov drills a hole through the board’s center and screws a wooden peg into it on one side. Finally, on the other side, he glues another 20-centimeter board across the middle that will serve as the ping pong net.

The finished product is a ping pong board on a stick. Azimuratov places a ping pong ball on one end, and almost like a paddle ball toy, he bounces the ball back and forth across the divider.

Now that’s one way to keep from going stir crazy during quarantine!

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