What is an expensive hobby that you have

TT-Stammtisch: table tennis a cheap or expensive hobby?

Noppen-Norbert (l.) And Raketen-Rudi (r.) Talk about the costs of their hobby (© Laven)

March 26, 2020 - Even before the corona crisis in Germany came to a head, Raketen-Rudi and Noppen-Norbert from TTC Bad Falzsuflen met as usual for a joint training session in the hall. After the training, both of them came to talk about the costs of table tennis for them over the course of the year. And, unlike in many other cases, this time both are largely in agreement ...

The characterizations of Noppen-Norbert and Raketen-Rudi can be found here!

After the training of the TTC Bad Falzsuflen in the Falzsuflen corner bar "Zum Köbes" (before the corona crisis came to a head ...;))

Noppen-Norbert: Great performance today, Rudi!

Missile Rudi: Yes, I was also satisfied with myself once. One reason could be that I put new rubbers on again a few weeks ago ...

Noppen-Norbert: Oh, have you put your project into practice? So that you will now change the pads more often overall?

Missile Rudi: Yes, once a year is just not enough for me. And it seems to bring something if I don't wait too long before I switch ...

Noppen-Norbert: How much did you pay for the two toppings?

Missile Rudi: 80 euros together ...

Noppen-Norbert: Phew, ok ...

Missile Rudi: I know: You haven't changed yours in a long time, but 80 euros for two rubbers, that's still absolutely within limits. 

Noppen-Norbert: Yes, it sounds like a lot of money to me at first. And if you now do the math two times in a year ...

Missile Rudi: ... then you are at 160 euros. Then there is a club fee of around 100 euros and occasionally table tennis clothes, balls, etc. A piece of wood every few years. Then maybe you can add the fuel. But we don't have far to go to the away games either ...

Noppen-Norbert: For me, the new acquisitions are limited anyway. How much money do you get in a year that you spend on table tennis?

Missile Rudi: To 200 to 300, a maximum of 350 euros, I would say.

Noppen-Norbert: Ok, I will definitely stay under 200 euros. Overall, isn't it too much for a hobby, or what do you think?

Missile Rudi: No, I think that is still possible.

Noppen-Norbert: When I think of my work colleague's nephew: He drives go-karts and wants to achieve something in racing. What do you mean, what kind of money the parents blow out for him. That goes into the thousands, tens of thousands a year, just as I saw it ...

Missile Rudi: Yes, of course there are also extremely expensive hobbies. My buddy Thomas is a passionate diver. In a club he can do that quite cheaply. But he also likes to dive all over the world. Of course he is also on vacation there, but the individual dives also cost a lot of money ...

Noppen-Norbert: I believe that. So overall we can't complain about our hobby ...

Missile Rudi: No, I think so too. Even if the prices rise frequently and especially the plastic balls were quite expensive at the beginning, the overall costs are kept within limits ...

What is your opinion?

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