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Dan
12-01-2011, 07:02 PM
The latest news from the Table Tennis World. Taken from a reliable source from the mytt forum, suppliers have been emailed with this notive recording the new ball.

1. The new POLY balls:
The decision taken is that the new POLY balls will be officially used at ITTF events as of 1 July 2013. After this date the ITTF will NOT use celluloid balls, although they will remain legal for a while, until we officially decide the date to stop them (perhaps 2 years later).
ITTF will NOT use celluloid balls, although they will remain legal for a while, until we officially decide the date to stop them (perhaps 2 years later).
them (perhaps 2 years later).
Moreover please be aware that for the period between the 2013 WTTC in Paris and July 2013, the new POLY balls may be used exceptionally, in the case of events starting at the end of June 2013 and/or ending in the beginning of July 2013.

Heres a video that a published in May 2011


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHWjhXjMYFs

Anders
12-01-2011, 08:11 PM
Wtf? Too many changes -.-'

Bollforte94
12-01-2011, 08:22 PM
Wtf? Too many changes -.-'
ITTF has to do this because there will be a celluloid ban ...
I hope that does not effect the game too much
It would be disappointing for all players to learn new techniques...

dici
12-01-2011, 08:26 PM
More and more countries ban the celluloid usage as manufacturing materials, so we had to deal with it. This should just same as what happen to the football word cup last year isn't it, where the ball used in WC is more rounder than ever used.

Actually, I just wondering when the regular consumer can get a hand on this new ball

WiWa
12-01-2011, 08:28 PM
At least we get to use the current balls for one and a half year more, so there should be enough time to adapt. I think they should be able to make a ball with similar characteristics as the current ball.

Matt Hetherington
12-01-2011, 09:01 PM
I'm not looking forward to it, put it that way :S

Mr. RicharD
12-01-2011, 09:15 PM
What the ITTF are saying is for competition use only. Those of us who only play at club tournaments will be using the celluloid balls as long as they're available. If that's the case there are still probably billions of balls left over for the rest of us.

JustAlt
12-02-2011, 10:32 AM
I don't know why is it so big problem for some people as it can't be that much different from the ball that we use at the moment.

lgreggs
12-02-2011, 11:17 AM
Not much the ittf could have done to prevent this with the celluloid ban. I think they handled the situation rather well. We just have to wait and see what the new ball is like, it might be better for all we know.

YosuaYosan
12-02-2011, 06:00 PM
Changes and changes haha.
Its set quite far after 2012 Olympics.

UpSideDownCarl
12-02-2011, 06:15 PM
I'm not looking forward to it, put it that way :S

Hey Matt, does this mean you tested the new ball? :) If yes, tell us more.

TT Guru
12-04-2011, 06:25 AM
At least we have a long time to use up celluloid balls.
Sure hope the new balls are 99% the same as current balls.

azlan
12-04-2011, 07:34 AM
I for one would like to see this new POLY balls. Just really curious....

YosuaYosan
12-15-2011, 06:39 PM
http://mytabletennis.net/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=42168&PID=544257&title=new-ball-to-be-introduced-after-london-olympics#544257
Bad and bad.. I guess..

WiWa
12-15-2011, 07:22 PM
http://mytabletennis.net/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=42168&PID=544257&title=new-ball-to-be-introduced-after-london-olympics#544257
Bad and bad.. I guess..

That sounds pretty bad yeah... But let us keep hope because the ball is still new, and it's characteristics will most likely change before there is an official new ball.

YosuaYosan
12-16-2011, 12:00 AM
That sounds pretty bad yeah... But let us keep hope because the ball is still new, and it's characteristics will most likely change before there is an official new ball.

That's also my hope Bro.
This news made me angry last night :(

WiWa
12-16-2011, 10:17 AM
That's also my hope Bro.
This news made me angry last night :(

Another thing I'm curious about is if, instead of perfecting the poly ball, there is a possibility to produce celluloid in a safe way. But I assume they thought of that, probably it is too expensive to change the process for tt balls only. Personally I wouldn't mind if the price would go up for a while, as long as they can keep celluloid lol.

karl
02-06-2012, 09:42 PM
They lie ITTF, they used to have a plastic ball ,It did not work!and every body use the celliold ball!! and the countrys their nottry to get rid of celliold balls. if they do this we have to buy new balls,new robots, the manufactaring has to make new manchins to make new ball, make new robots,The new balls bounce differently,The president and staff should be fired in destorying table tennis as we know it.It's a 42mm ball and raise the net too.why do we have to buy a new balls and nets, robots.The president sharara should be fired and staff!!!

Matt Hetherington
02-06-2012, 09:57 PM
Hey Matt, does this mean you tested the new ball? :) If yes, tell us more.

lol I never saw this reply. No I haven't. I'm interested to know whether I will still be able to give the new ball a good slap tho ;) haha

Rhydian
02-06-2012, 10:46 PM
Oh no... It doesn't taste good...
Hope it's still okay...
If the strokes for topspins and so are much different, I change to defense ;D

Matt Hetherington
02-07-2012, 02:44 AM
lol even if Shahara increases the height of the net too? ;) hahaha

Tek101
02-07-2012, 05:55 AM
lol even if Shahara increases the height of the net too? ;) hahaha

:-( why would they do that *cry* my balls are already heat seeking net missiles :-\

rhonis
02-07-2012, 11:06 AM
Does this mean that we have the use it during competition. Madrigal competition. And dan you are now big in table tennis world, because this whole forum backs you up. Can you get some of these balls, so some of us can make a review about it.

YosuaYosan
02-07-2012, 01:16 PM
lol even if Shahara increases the height of the net too? ;) hahaha

I think that one is has not been confirmed officially Bro :p

karl
02-13-2012, 02:22 AM
A new ball is non-celluliod ball. They said ban on celluliod balls ,I never heard of it, we used the ball for 50yrs.to make them might be cuase some health problems when using chemicals,but they have safety procedures.they went to a plastic balls before the celluliod. just like glue , they ban the use of toxied glue ,and they said it kill a player , but did not unles he or she was sniffing the glue.if they read the label don't sniff it ,don't. same as manufacturing celluliod don't smell the chemicals. and we don't have to buy new balls ,nets & robots. It will cost us $2.50 a ball if not more,nets.$50, and robots $800-$ 5000. 38mm-40mm- and future 42mm ball.

UpSideDownCarl
02-08-2015, 05:28 PM
I am hoping to buy a 1964 19 foot Globe Trotter. I have a 2" ball on my van now, but I want to be prepared when I get to the new trailer.

Huh??? What on earth.


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brabhamista
02-08-2015, 10:33 PM
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UpSideDownCarl
02-09-2015, 04:41 AM
If oscar comes across as a bit incoherent, it's because he's a spambot.
His other post is equally nonhuman.

You know, usually when it is a spambot there is a link. And in the mobil app, I did not see any links because the viagra link is in the signature. Now that I see it on the website, it makes sense.

brabhamista
02-10-2015, 07:24 PM
You know, usually when it is a spambot there is a link. And in the mobil app, I did not see any links because the viagra link is in the signature. Now that I see it on the website, it makes sense.
Ah, that explains it. :)
No probs :)

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02-10-2015, 09:06 PM
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brabhamista
02-10-2015, 10:43 PM
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