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TableTennisDaily
03-26-2015, 12:30 AM
Wow, Butterfly seems to be pretty convinced about the quality of their new EASY BALL 40+ poly ball, coming in May 2015: Until April 30 we've got the chance to win one out of 20,000 BOXES OF 6! If you live in Europe, click here to participate:

http://www.butterflymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/bty_MAG_easyBall02_en-150x150.jpg

Watch TableTennisDaily's review of the new Easy Ball here: http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/equipment/balls/10554-easy-ball-40#viewreviews

Interesting balls?

DustinZ
03-26-2015, 01:17 AM
BAH, only eligible for those in Europe...

aznalanx32
03-26-2015, 02:25 AM
I was sooooo pissed off when I found out it was only for Europe. I won for someone in UK. Blah

Der_Echte
03-26-2015, 09:39 AM
BAH, only eligible for those in Europe...

Good these balls will stay in Europe, we have enough bad bouncing seamed poly balls.

You defeated me easily last time we used a seamed Poly Ball. I barely got by you when we played with regular celluloid ball. If you are not 100 points higher rated than me by this time next year there is certainly a software error at work. I dont like losing as much as the next guy, but I can stand it when I lose to better players. (like you)

cheungo
05-19-2015, 01:58 PM
Woo had a email today confirming i won some of these :)

Best ive used so far are the Xushaofa Sports balls and the Stag ones. The Xushaofa balls seem ok only had a few of them split in half like an egg shell haha.
Like the Stag ones but have no idea where to buy them from :S

Be interesting to test these when they arrive to me!

Pricey 11
05-19-2015, 01:59 PM
Same here :-)


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Old School
05-19-2015, 06:18 PM
Same, will post a review after I have had a chance to play with them.

Vrael
05-19-2015, 06:25 PM
Now i feel so bad for not getting the mail :/

Cornel
05-19-2015, 07:48 PM
Hooray, i've also got the e-mail that I won!

Meurth
05-19-2015, 08:24 PM
Oh my gawd! I scratched 6 bawls!

Seriously though, I'm hoping the quality of these balls will improve. The balls my club has now are €1 a piece and they're not even round. I've also heard you can break 5 of them in a single game...

underlaydisk
05-19-2015, 08:48 PM
Wooooooo! I also won! ^^

TTHopeful
05-20-2015, 10:20 AM
This competition must have cost Butterfly thousands!!

Zandastu
05-20-2015, 09:29 PM
Well looks you guys took the words right from my mouth i also won

Olio
05-21-2015, 08:34 AM
I've won too. So rare...

Waiting to receive them and play. Hopefully they're round, and solid.

Two weeks ago I played with a brand new BTY plastic ball, after 5 minutes I caught the top edge of my bat on a topspin => cracked.

reppina
05-21-2015, 09:18 AM
:D I've won too!!


This competition must have cost Butterfly thousands!!

When you're producing so many balls in bulk, they can't cost that much. I'm guessing the costs of shipping these balls to the winners probably outweighs the cost of producing them!:p

TableTennisDaily
05-21-2015, 12:54 PM
Congratulations to the winners. Seems like a lot of TTD winners :)

Remember to share your reviews of the ball in the new Review Centre: http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/equipment/balls/10554-easy-ball-40

Looking forward to seeing your thoughts on this ball.

JHB
05-21-2015, 05:28 PM
Woo had a email today confirming i won some of these :)

Best ive used so far are the Xushaofa Sports balls and the Stag ones. The Xushaofa balls seem ok only had a few of them split in half like an egg shell haha.
Like the Stag ones but have no idea where to buy them from :S

Be interesting to test these when they arrive to me!

Cheungo,

You can get the Stag balls from Tees Sport :-

http://www.teessport.com/table-tennis-balls-c4/stag-peter-karlsson-premium-40-3-table-tennis-ball-box-of-3-p9143

Don't know of anyone else in the UK selling them though.

tt-cro
05-21-2015, 05:55 PM
Won :D
But i didnt recieve e mail yet,and i won few days ago :(

jonurkel
05-21-2015, 10:15 PM
I've also won hahaha. I will try to post a review on them when I try them

karibaci
05-26-2015, 12:20 AM
I've also "won".

TareqPhoto
05-26-2015, 07:18 AM
Congratulations all!!!

varik
05-26-2015, 05:08 PM
Did someone got them already ?

jonurkel
05-26-2015, 05:42 PM
Did someone got them already ?

Not in my case :(

tt-cro
05-26-2015, 08:05 PM
I did not even recieve an e-mail.I am a bit suspicious already :)
And I "won" a week ago :(

karibaci
05-27-2015, 10:47 AM
the same here. Got a mail, but no further nothing. We shall see, perhaps only a scam? Let's hope not :D

varik
05-27-2015, 11:52 AM
I did not even recieve an e-mail.I am a bit suspicious already :)
And I "won" a week ago :(

SCRATCH 6 TO WIN:
20,000 BOXES OF 6


Winning can be so EASY:


Simply scratch the fields - find 6 round balls and win! Fill out the form and submit to participate.


Submissions will be accepted until April 30, 2015.






Your submission was probaly after 04/30/2015 :(

bobloiy
05-27-2015, 06:12 PM
I too have gotten an email that I won... But I never got a reply from them.

TareqPhoto
05-27-2015, 06:58 PM
Just patience, i didn't play the game, but even if i won i can wait, sooner or later if it is true and not a scam then i will get the balls, i can wait even 1 month long if they sent an email as notification of winning.

Congrats again!

cheungo
05-28-2015, 03:54 PM
Cheungo,

You can get the Stag balls from Tees Sport :-

http://www.teessport.com/table-tennis-balls-c4/stag-peter-karlsson-premium-40-3-table-tennis-ball-box-of-3-p9143

Don't know of anyone else in the UK selling them though.

:O !!! i literally have no idea how i never noticed these here before!!! haha thanks alot! :D

tt-cro
05-28-2015, 06:35 PM
SCRATCH 6 TO WIN:
20,000 BOXES OF 6


Winning can be so EASY:


Simply scratch the fields - find 6 round balls and win! Fill out the form and submit to participate.


Submissions will be accepted until April 30, 2015.






Your submission was probaly after 04/30/2015 :(

Oh,you are probably right :(
I didnt even noticed date :)

lgreggs
05-30-2015, 07:41 PM
Got my email. Living it large. Does anyone have any updates about when we will will receive the balls?

Olio
06-15-2015, 05:49 PM
Well, this is getting a bit long...

I've had my notification I won on 19/05, and gave my address 20/05.

How long does it take to send a box of balls ?

varik
06-15-2015, 06:23 PM
Good question !!

massa
06-15-2015, 06:47 PM
Still waiting too...

aznalanx32
06-15-2015, 08:42 PM
They didn't even reply to my info. I wonder.

Suga D
06-15-2015, 10:06 PM
Well, this is getting a bit long...

I've had my notification I won on 19/05, and gave my address 20/05.

How long does it take to send a box of balls ?


They didn't even reply to my info. I wonder.

The same over here, too

raazzz
06-16-2015, 02:03 AM
Have someone received their balls or was it just a scam?

bobpuls
06-16-2015, 06:51 AM
I did not ... i`m happy for you ;-)

Cornel
06-16-2015, 08:10 AM
The same here... I sent them my address on 19th of May, but until now, no answer... I just hope they sent the balls without notifying me :)

reppina
06-16-2015, 10:44 AM
Me too - I guess it would take quite a long time to process 20,000 addresses though...

Suga D
06-16-2015, 02:21 PM
Me too - I guess it would take quite a long time to process 20,000 addresses though...

That's probably the main point.
Anyway...
Hey guys, i've got good news for you. I just received an E-Mail from the local butterfly store. They excused themselves saying that the balls won't be accessable before end of june, and been giving me 3options to receive the balls. But I haven't decided yet.
But to all you winners out there: keep your patience. Everything's coming our way... :-D

cheungo
06-16-2015, 04:18 PM
Me too - I guess it would take quite a long time to process 20,000 addresses though...

yeah i hoped this was there reason too... and then in the email it did say something like it was a official representative would get in contact... so guess that means someone from teesports maybe? given they seem to be the retailer for Butterfly in the uk? :S

JHB
06-16-2015, 09:43 PM
If we're relying on Tees Sport to do anything quickly we're all farquhared !

Old School
06-18-2015, 04:42 PM
My balls just arrived in Sweden by DHL, but sadly I wont be able to pick them up until Monday.

TareqPhoto
06-18-2015, 05:20 PM
My balls just arrived in Sweden by DHL, but sadly I wont be able to pick them up until Monday.

Congratulations!!!

igorponger
06-30-2015, 02:57 PM
Pissed BTF. There is my balls as promised?

Olio
07-01-2015, 08:57 AM
Same here. No news, no balls.

Cornel
07-01-2015, 09:08 AM
Unfortunately, here the same...

varik
07-01-2015, 10:38 AM
Still waiting ..... http://www.eco-1.org/files/HourglassAnimation.gif

JHB
07-03-2015, 04:47 PM
Same here, email sent as soon as notified of "win" but since then complete silence. Hands up all those who really thought we were going to get something for nothing - from Butterfly of all people ?? :mad:

Olio
07-16-2015, 01:06 PM
Well, I'm still waiting...

bobpuls
07-16-2015, 02:09 PM
:D well me 2

anchorschmidt
07-16-2015, 02:21 PM
I got mine a week ago :) Will test them today.

Suga D
07-16-2015, 03:03 PM
I also received a mail that i can pick up mine from the store, but unfortunately i won't be makin' it before the weekend after next.

varik
07-16-2015, 03:12 PM
Merkel is telling Butterfly to send ball only to the Germans

Pricey 11
07-16-2015, 03:16 PM
I have not received mine as of yet not happy!


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Suga D
07-16-2015, 05:29 PM
My balls just arrived in Sweden by DHL, but sadly I wont be able to pick them up until Monday.

So how do they play? Can't wait to try them out.

Suga D
07-16-2015, 05:36 PM
Same here, email sent as soon as notified of "win" but since then complete silence. Hands up all those who really thought we were going to get something for nothing - from Butterfly of all people ?? :mad:

I don't think Butterfly is gonna let their name be pulled through the mud. If you received an E-Mail with a winning notification the balls should be coming... Hopefully soon

JHB
07-16-2015, 06:34 PM
I don't think Butterfly is gonna let their name be pulled through the mud. If you received an E-Mail with a winning notification the balls should be coming... Hopefully soon

Right. I replied to the winning notification on May 20th, it's now July 16th. The email didn't bounce, but it wasn't acknowledged either. Butterfly aren't letting anyone pull their name through the mud - they're doing it themselves. :D

Suga D
07-16-2015, 09:42 PM
I see, now that is really quite some time. Did you also try to call them? I didn't have any trouble reaching them by phone. Took me about a minute. Maybe they could at least help you to get the responsible person. Hopefully everything turns out right.

Suga D
07-21-2015, 06:05 PM
2Nite´s the night

7687

Suga D
07-21-2015, 06:11 PM
just arrived 2day...

7689

Suga D
07-21-2015, 06:17 PM
*thinkin' to myself* stay calm. Just a few more minutes.... xcited like a lil kid on Christmas

7690

TareqPhoto
07-22-2015, 06:04 AM
Congratulations!

Check out those balls, hope they are good enough and not defective or not have durability and quality issues.

Suga D
07-22-2015, 07:16 AM
Congratulations!

Check out those balls, hope they are good enough and not defective or not have durability and quality issues.

Thanks a lot, tareq. I just have been playing with them for about two hours. So maybe a little early, but so far they seem to be quite ok for training balls and they seem to be selected, 'cause none of them had roundness problems.
But i'll try to post a review after the next training anyway...

bobpuls
07-22-2015, 07:19 AM
Congrats ......

Suga D
07-22-2015, 10:20 AM
Thanks a lot.
Hope all the other winners are gonna receive their balls soon....

aznalanx32
07-22-2015, 07:25 PM
Can you tell us the Telephone number on the packaging?

Suga D
07-22-2015, 09:10 PM
I'm not so sure if that wouldn't be breakin' any laws,
spreading a company's phone number all over the web.
But what i can tell you is that it's EXACTLY the same phone number as on their website. :-)
http://de.butterfly.tt/
It's on the bottom left corner.

But i believe you should rather try calling at business time /daytime.
It's 10 past 10 pm right now over here...
;-)

aznalanx32
07-23-2015, 07:58 PM
Do they speak English?

Suga D
07-24-2015, 02:14 PM
Nice question. :-)
What'cha gonna do if i say no?

a) learn german?
b) learn japanese??
c) hire someone to translate???
d) just give up????

;-)

But i guess, they speak english quite o.k.ish

Edit: i just re-read the OP
I guess we all didn't read properly, 'cause unfortunately it says quite clearly:


Wow, Butterfly seems to be pretty convinced ................................If you live in Europe, click here to participate:

http://www.butterflymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/bty_MAG_easyBall02_en-150x150.jpg



Too Bad :-/

Suga D
07-24-2015, 10:47 PM
I've posted my first impressions in a review right here.

http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/equipment/balls/10554-easy-ball-40/reviews/117434

I don´t know why and it´s the first time this EVER happened, but i left marks from my spin on the ball (maybe it just was too hot, today)
And one ball had like a little crack on the inside, after 2 hours of heavy hitting by two team mates, but that didn't have ANY influence on the ball's bounce behaviour, cause they kept on slapping it hard for at least another hour :-D

77157716

cheungo
07-25-2015, 09:54 AM
Hey guys. So today I had a package and there are the balls butterfly sent from the competition!! Gonna try them today. First glance they look cheap if I'm honest... :( not like the ones used in grandprix or at heritage Sussex tournament last month.... Will get some pictures up soon and a review

JHB
07-25-2015, 10:06 AM
Isn't that the idea though ? They're meant to be practise balls not match balls, aren't they ?

Suga D
07-25-2015, 10:10 AM
Hey guys. So today I had a package and there are the balls butterfly sent from the competition!! Gonna try them today. First glance they look cheap if I'm honest... :( not like the ones used in grandprix or at heritage Sussex tournament last month.... Will get some pictures up soon and a review

Congrats... :-)

That was pretty much what i thought when i opened the box. But give 'em a try. I was quite surprised. They play way better than i expected.

varik
07-27-2015, 09:32 AM
Still waiting for mine :(

massa
07-27-2015, 03:10 PM
same here!!!

cheungo
07-27-2015, 05:20 PM
Congrats... :-)

That was pretty much what i thought when i opened the box. But give 'em a try. I was quite surprised. They play way better than i expected.

http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=7718&d=1437816410
http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=7719&d=1437816459
http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=7720&d=1437816500
http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=7721&d=1437816535

So here are photos of what I received in the UK. Compared them with some poly balls I bought this week as well. Definite difference in quality of the balls... As others have mentioned probably this is because there club practice balls not competition balls. I heard that butterfly were doing a new batch of poly balls as the original ones weren't very good... Hoped these might be something along the lines of the new ones.

Also compared to an 40mm tsp ball as well as a different brand poly ball.

Last picture is after say 2-3 minutes knock up of forehands. scuffed the ball surface quite easily from hitting the surroundings.

They do seem better than the joola ones though but have to see how they get on over time I think... For now I'll stick with the xushaofa balls...

AndySmith
07-28-2015, 10:27 AM
Mine arrived this morning. It must be painful for TeesSport to send things out to customers for free. Free! The indignity of it!

As others have mentioned, they look cheap to the eye. The plastic looks a little worn and scuffed when new from the box. They feel pretty hard and are quite round - hardly a wobble when spin tested. The seams are very visible (maybe the plastic is more translucent than other types), and there are visible marks at the poles of the ball (from the manufacturing process I guess). One ball has a HUGE mark on one of its poles - this might indicate a build up of plastic inside the ball at this point. The white colour is nowhere near as bright as the chinese-made plastic balls.

They have a high-pitched tinny sound when bouncing. Very similar to the early Palio seamless prototype balls.

Obviously these are training balls, and as such I would say that the hardness and roundness were more important than the other "features". The XSF training balls my club received had a lot which were out of round, so this is a step up from there (although the Easy Ball will be more expensive). I would hope that the 3* weener ball would be better than this though.

I won't have chance to try them out this week, but I'll report back if some unexpected training happens.

JHB
07-30-2015, 05:45 PM
Mine arrived this morning. It must be painful for TeesSport to send things out to customers for free. Free! The indignity of it!



Lol Andy, post of the month if not the year !!

Meanwhile me balls have arrived - ooh er, missus - now all I need to do is to find a use for them. Working on that !

Dan
08-11-2015, 05:16 PM
Hi all,

We have made a review of the ball from first impression here: http://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/equipment/balls/10554-easy-ball-40#viewreviews

Looking forward to what you think of the ball.

Olio
08-19-2015, 11:17 AM
I'll tell you when I'll have them.

I still have not received them.

Very good Butterfly, keep going.

bobpuls
08-19-2015, 11:32 AM
the same here .....

varik
08-19-2015, 05:07 PM
one more here

F1L0
08-23-2015, 06:21 PM
got them this week! Really good training balls!

varik
08-24-2015, 09:54 AM
Humm .IT is getting them now, ... getting closer to .PT lol

varik
09-07-2015, 09:57 AM
Anyone from Portugal got these already ?

Olio
09-07-2015, 09:59 AM
And anyone in England got them? According to BTY they have been sent a long time ago...

urbanzakapa
09-07-2015, 11:53 AM
The ball alrdy out in market?

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Olio
09-14-2015, 10:43 AM
Who in England has received theirs?

And who has been told they won but has NOT received them?

AndySmith
09-14-2015, 11:49 AM
Who in England has received theirs?

And who has been told they won but has NOT received them?

I got mine. I can send them on to you if you like mate.

JHB
09-14-2015, 01:57 PM
I got mine 3-4 weeks ago. You could always give Tees Sport a ring and ask if they have your details.

Olio
09-16-2015, 09:58 AM
I got mine. I can send them on to you if you like mate.

Thanks for the offer Andy. I contacted Tees Sport, who contacted Butterfly and it looks like they're (finally) sending me a box...

Watch this space!

Anders
09-16-2015, 10:41 AM
This ball should be the new standard, feels almost like the good old balls, no wrong/odd bounce, no easy damage, perfect! :D

urbanzakapa
09-18-2015, 02:47 AM
Is there any way to get it now? Is it close alrdy?

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GreatDane
09-20-2015, 10:57 AM
Got mine in the middle of august. The product is fine and seems to be very high quality BTY quality.

Like Dan says in his review, it bounces higher and longer than other plasticballs. The material seems hard and it has a crisp sound, and overall seems like a very nice product.

I'm not going to use the easyballs tho'. They're simply too different in bounce and speed from any other ball out there. When I go to a match somewhere, I will be playing with Stiga, BTY or Yasaka 3* 40+ balls, so that's what I'll use for practice.

aznalanx32
09-21-2015, 01:00 AM
Still havent gotten mine!

Olio
09-21-2015, 01:47 PM
I've got them!

Finally, they landed on my door, so I'll try and test them asap (hopefully tonight).

We've got some Yasaka 1* at the club, which I will compare them to...

Thanks to Tees sports for sorting this out quickly (after I contacted them).

It looked like they were sent from Germany though.