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clalaloop
11-16-2011, 03:48 PM
Not very difficult to understand, China is pretty famous for fake products. I wanna know how do we find good and reliable sources of the real rubbers?

Some friends of mine told me there are fake stuff everywhere in Hong Kong, but I don't know about it as I live in the US. What are your reliable online stores to get great quality DHS rubbers? To be more specific, I am interested in some DHS neo provincials. Post your links!

rhonis
11-16-2011, 04:35 PM
I am just back from 2 months in china. I can tell you as an "eyewitness" :p that china has a lot of fake stuff. They also have fake shoppingmalls (with security, so that you don't steal the fake articles). So i went to look here and there to buy real tabletennis stuff. That's harder then it sounds.

I played in a club in Xi'an but at first nobody wanted to play me (a chinees can't win with tabletennis only lose even if they win the didn't win because it was expected). After a while a proffesional (the club's best player) showed up with his trainer. I had no chance (didn't bring my own paddle played with strange chinees penholder paddle) and only won 1 set (we played maybe 7). I could beat his trainer though. And the guy (proffessional) was weiring table tennis cloths and had chinees rubbers.
So i search for shops where to buy real stuff. In the shops they have almost nothing, a few butterfly rubbers and some rubbers that the best chinees players use. Why??? Because in China table tennis is not so populair anymore. Basketball is the most famous thing there right now. I asked people in the shop and there are some specialized shops in china that still have everything, but i cann't tell you where they are.

Back to the Chinees pro from Xi'an he used the internet to get his stuff and he trainer knew the specialized shops. It was not so easy to talk to him because i don't speak chinees and his english was not that good. After being beat up in the club, i went to the park and won from everyone in the park. I cannot give you links, but i told you about a fantastic experience in china :p (I even have a video of me playing in the park with a random paddle vs long pimple old guy but this is not the place to post it, and i don't show my real skills :p).

For Hongkong i only stayed 3 days in Hong Kong and mostly i was in my swimmingpool at the 28th story, because it was 36 degrees :p

dici
11-16-2011, 04:54 PM
If you want to buy rubbers in China or HK, the only way is to find a reputable seller. If it is in China, what you can do is go to DHS's tabao website, if you want to buy the DHS rubber. Other rubber, like haifu may required to look from other sources. I'm not sure about in HK, but there should be quite number of reputatble seller.


However, if you want to buy in US, many of the online store does sell the real rubber. The other problem for the chinese rubber would be the quality control. Sometime you can get bad quality even if you buy from the same seller.

YosuaYosan
11-16-2011, 04:58 PM
eacheng.net :D

clalaloop
11-16-2011, 06:35 PM
Did you order from them before? Good quality and reliable I suppose, as you posted it :)

clalaloop
11-16-2011, 06:37 PM
That's some really interesting experience!

Indeed, I am not surprised about the fake stuff and fake malls. But what's more interesting is that Ping Pong is no longer the most popular sport anymore, especially to the newer generations.
Thanks for sharing!

rhonis
11-16-2011, 06:54 PM
That's some really interesting experience!

Indeed, I am not surprised about the fake stuff and fake malls. But what's more interesting is that Ping Pong is no longer the most popular sport anymore, especially to the newer generations.
Thanks for sharing!
Well the only thing you can watch in china on the television is CCTV. And CCTV 5 is sports. Only a few chinees table tennis games (national competition) are shown on the channel. Most of the time there is basketball from the Chinees national team or other sports. But the most noticable thing was that the shops use the room in the shops to sell basketball shoes and stuff. Everybody on the streets is weiring something sport brand (adididas, nike, peak etc.) but most have something to do with basketball.

YosuaYosan
11-16-2011, 07:13 PM
Not personally but I have seen many many positive review from my fellow darksiders @ OOAKForum ;)

yang_fan
01-28-2012, 11:46 PM
I'm an American with connections in China (I can speak the language a bit and my wife is chinese) and was thinking to set up a simple site to sell some of the chinese products. Make a site people can trust. Think there would be any interest in such a thing?

cmetsbeltran15
01-29-2012, 12:56 AM
I'm an American with connections in China (I can speak the language a bit and my wife is chinese) and was thinking to set up a simple site to sell some of the chinese products. Make a site people can trust. Think there would be any interest in such a thing?

There would definitely be interest! However, having a Chinese wife and speaking the language doesn't really give you any connections when it comes to getting the legitimate rubbers

yang_fan
01-29-2012, 01:26 AM
Yea but since I can speak the language and play table tennis you get to know people who have a similar passion and have connections. Believe it or not the community of table tennis players here in Beijing is relatively small :) I already have some sources to buy for myself.

cmetsbeltran15
01-29-2012, 01:49 AM
thats good to hear, you should go for it :D

sidthelefty
01-29-2012, 03:11 AM
yang plz make the online shop...ill buy....once ur prices are fair :P

Mr. RicharD
01-29-2012, 09:41 PM
In the U.S. you're best bet is to talk to dealers and Zeropong.com I can keep an eye out for DHS rubbers that go through our dealer and send you a sheet of anything provincial or National that comes in. Although i already promised the first H3 sheet to go to Dan.

yang_fan
01-29-2012, 11:59 PM
I'm going to talk to my supplier today and see if he can provide me with some reasonable prices for the Chinese products. It will probably take me a few months to get a site up and running, but it sounds like people would be interested. I'll keep u guys updated! Love the community here :)