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DHS
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Type
Plastic
 
 
Manufacturer stats
Roundness
   6.2
Hardness
   6.0
Speed
   5.4
Durability
   3.8
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DHS 3 star 40+ table tennis ball made of new plastic material.Approved by ITTTF.
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2.5
2.5 16 reviews
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    Posted 08-02-2016
    2.00 DHS 3 star 40+
    • Durability
    • Too soft
    I dont like this balls. They have bad durability and they are too soft for me. I do not recommend.

    User stats

    • Speed
         5.8
    • Roundness
         6
    • Durability
         4
    • Hardness
         4.4
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    Posted 07-27-2016
    3.00 Reasonable choice
    • Relatively cheap
    • Plastic
    • Durability
    • Inconsistency
    I've been playing with some plastic balls, and mostly with 3*** DHS 40+, but sometimes with 3*** Stiga 40+. My first DHS 40+ ball broke within 1 session of playing. It might have hit the edge of the blade, but then I have hit the edge of my blade many times with other balls, and they don't break immediately. So this may indicate its weak durability.
    In terms of gameplay feel, I think it is acceptable. I am perhaps not at a high level to tell the exact difference between a Stiga 40+ and a DHS 40+, but for general matches, I am happy to use either. Just that with using DHS 40+, probably a good idea to bring a few extra for any unexpected accidents.

    User stats

    • Speed
         6
    • Roundness
         6.9
    • Durability
         4
    • Hardness
         7
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    Posted 05-08-2016
    AddictedToTT's Avatar AddictedToTT Reviews(6)
    2.00 Break easy
    • Ball is ok
    • Durability
    • Durability
    • Durability
    The ball is ok, but it breaks after 3 topspins (feels like that).

    User stats

    • Durability
         2.5
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    Posted 12-03-2015
    1.00 Made in Oct 2015, still bad
    • bright white
    • low bounce
    • dips in the air
    • too soft
    I bought balls from an Aliexpress vendor and DHS says they have improved the material they use. Fortunately I only bought 6 of them.

    The weight was an average of 2.76 grams with small variance. This is identical to XSF and Butterfly G40+, a little more than Nittaku Premium 40+. This would meet the strict ITTF standards that come into effect this January. It is an improvement over previous DHS balls, which were always over 2.80 and would not be approved after January. The balls have a nice bright white color, a rough surface and they seem round.

    Beyond that I have nothing good to say about these balls. The bounce height is still very low, in fact identical to a Joola 40+ ball from June of 2014 (which was made by Shanghai DHS factory). In play this is obvious. The balls stays low, dips a lot, doesn't come out which makes play at middle distance difficult, and there were occasional weirdly low bounces. In short, most of the things we have complained about regarding playability of Chinese seamed balls from the start are still a problem, even with the latest version of the balls from this company. Maybe these new ones will turn out to be more durable, but they still suck. And since they suck, I don't plan to use them, so I don't think I will be the one to figure out if they are durable.

    I implore tournament directors, league officials and club managers, please don't use these crappy balls. Why impose terrible balls on players when there are at least three different types of decent balls available (seamless, Nittaku Premium, Butterfly G40+). If price is an issue, go with seamless.

    User stats

    • Speed
         3
    • Roundness
         6.9
    • Hardness
         4.4
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    Posted 11-13-2015
    Olivier Bernard's Avatar Olivier Bernard Reviews(3)
    2.00 too soft
    • ok for training
    • too soft
    • slow
    • no spin
    I play with butterfly balls G40 at training.
    So compared to them, DHS balls are too soft (to me), I don't like the feelings in any table.
    Moreover, we can't induce a lot of spin on it.
    First generation of plastic balls, long live the gen2 (and 3)!

    User stats

    • Speed
         5.8
    • Roundness
         5.5
    • Durability
         5
    • Hardness
         4.8
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    Posted 11-02-2015
    3.00 DHS 3 40+
    • for competition
    • Expensive
    • easy to break
    • slow
    Unforunately, this is the ball for competition, we must use it though the ball is a bit slower.

    User stats

    • Speed
         4.4
    • Roundness
         6.6
    • Durability
         4.6
    • Hardness
         4.4
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    Posted 10-15-2015
    2.00 Bad experience
    • cheap
    • round
    • slow
    • nondurable
    • low spin
    Had a bad experience with these DHS balls. They're considerably slower and hard to spin. The balls break frequently.

    User stats

    • Speed
         3.6
    • Roundness
         5.5
    • Durability
         3.6
    • Hardness
         4.9
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    Posted 10-13-2015
    3.00 Just Decent
    • Less expensive
    • Texture
    • Bright color
    • Slow
    • Fragile
    I bought it because it's the most common and affordable, and I wanted to see how are we going to play in the future.

    The Pros: Basically is the most affordable ball that I could find at the moment I purchased it. From the physical point of view the ball has a smoother texture that keeps it more clean, by this, I mean that less dust/sweat sticks to it, also the color is a brighter white that doesn't fade too much.

    The Cons: Like many have stated it before the ball is slower, having said that, is better for my style of play since I haven't been able to adjust to the Pro rubbers that I've been using. The slower ball makes it easy to serve, trading spin for better placement on the other side of the table.

    Of course the lack of spin and speed will upset the players that like to engage in fast rallies, also the ball is more fragile than the celluloid version, so if you're a heavy hitter you'll be cracking a few more often.

    So far I found it easier to play than Stiga optimum 40+, but it doesn't compare to polyballs by Kingnik and XuShaoFa

    I just hope in the future for a quality improvement, and a lower price.

    User stats

    • Speed
         7
    • Roundness
         9
    • Durability
         5.5
    • Hardness
         7
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    Posted 08-13-2015
    3.00 DHS 3 STAR BALL
    Is one of the better plastic balls at the moment but still improvements to be made as it does break in half sometimes mid air, and is often quite wobbly as it is soft, will be interesting to see DHS bring out a better ball...hopefully soon!

    User stats

    • Speed
         6
    • Roundness
         7
    • Durability
         3.1
    • Hardness
         5
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    Posted 07-27-2015
    2.00 Didn't like them at all
    • Roundness
    • A lot
    • of
    • cons
    Well, the only plus of these balls is their roundness. I didn't have any major roundness issues with them. And now comes the bad part. These balls are slow. It is more difficult to spin them. And they do break fast. I mean really fast. I broke 2 of them in my last match, even if I am a player that give priority to spin over power/speed. The only ones who liked these balls were the choppers. And let's not forget about the price of these balls. So, I will continue to play the old balls, but if I have to choose a plastic ball, I have no reason to choose DHS balls over the Xushaofa ones.

    User stats

    • Speed
         6
    • Roundness
         8
    • Durability
         3
    • Hardness
         6.6
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    Posted 07-21-2015
    3.00 Not the best plastic ball
    • Best brand
    • Cracks easily
    • Expensive
    I bought the ball immediately after its release to try it out, but I wasn't satisfied. I expected it to be a lot more durable (cracked 3 balls during my first training /2 hrs/) and it sounds and is shaped very odd. The celluloid balls are a lot better shaped (more rounded) and they don't sound like they're cracked even if they are not. Overall though you can't spot many differences between the plastic and celluloid balls, but compared to the plastic balls from other manufacturers these are not the best you can get.

    User stats

    • Speed
         7.3
    • Roundness
         4.3
    • Durability
         3.3
    • Hardness
         6.6
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    Posted 04-25-2015
    silvershamaa's Avatar silvershamaa Reviews(5)
    4.00 Better than expected
    • More durable
    • OK Quality
    • Low spin
    • Low speed
    • Expensive
    `This ball was more durable than expected
    `Quality was also better than expected
    `Speed and spin were noticeably lower
    `Expensive
    `Good serves were more difficult to execute
    `Sound was different, but not necessarily worse than the old celluloid ball

    User stats

    • Speed
         6.4
    • Roundness
         6.1
    • Durability
         6.1
    • Hardness
         8.4
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    Posted 02-23-2015
    3.00 Don't get this
    • breaks
    • unspinny
    • slow
    I take out the box. I show my friends, and everybody excitedly looks in and gets ready to hit. We take one out. I drive first, slow hits, to someone's block. Then I pull away to start looping. I strike the ball. It hits the opponents side and literally does not bounce. It sits there. My partner picks it up, drops it on the table, and it breaks in two. In 2 minutes, the first ball has broken. This keeps happening for all the balls, and soon my six are all broken. DON'T BUY THIS. It says it's a 3 star ball, and I'm giving it three stars. It truly deserves less. I can't give an accurate description of it's attributes (spin, speed, ect), because THEY ALL BROKE BEFORE I COULD TEST ANYTHING

    User stats

    • Speed
         3.6
    • Roundness
         3.7
    • Durability
         1.2
    • Hardness
         9.2
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    Posted 02-22-2015
    Matt Hetherington's Avatar Matt Hetherington Reviews(12)
    4.00 Another OK Plastic Ball
    • Ok Quality
    • Speed Average
    • Breakage Common
    • Lack Feeling
    These balls are in the middle range of the pack, they are ok. We use them to train and they are more durable than some of the other balls like the Joola and the Double Fish. They are difficult to spin, the speed is okish and the bounce is not too bad. They are a relatively good level of roundness.

    I did a review on my first impressions of the DHS plastic ball and it seemed ok at the time, it's growing on me still :)

    User stats

    • Speed
         6.5
    • Roundness
         6.6
    • Durability
         4.2
    • Hardness
         7.6
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    Posted 02-13-2015
    4.00 Popular ball
    • Popular
    • Durability
    A lot of my friends have been using this ball. I like it better than other plastic balls I have tried. However all in all I really dislike the new plastic balls. I hope they get better in quality.

    User stats

    • Speed
         8
    • Roundness
         8
    • Durability
         8
    • Hardness
         8.2
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    Posted 11-26-2014
    2.00 Official ball needs improvement
    • Official Ball
    • Durability
    • Price
    Lucky if you can get more than 15 minutes out of it. I learnt to play smart and avoid using this ball when the other side is a hard hitter. Then it all comes down to how hard your wall and floor is. This ball should be restricted to loops and chops only.

    Durability aside, it has all the typical characteristics of seamed plastic ball. Bounce low, not going forward as much as celluloid, less spin and speed...etc. Yet I don't think it is making life easier. The ball bounce low and not going forward means you have to move into position quicker. That is more running back and forth. Also less spin and speed needs more of your own effort in return. Still it is not the end of the world. One should be able to get the hang of it and forget about the passing celluloid within days.

    I hope DHS will work hard on iimproving their balls in their future batch.

    User stats

    • Speed
         7
    • Roundness
         8.8
    • Durability
         2
    • Hardness
         8
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