View Full Version : Impact with the new ball scheduled to be introduced after 2012 Olympic

paul sin
01-11-2012, 12:35 AM
Hi Everybody; there is a rumour that the current rubbers may be outdated wit hte new ball and retailers are now reducing the stock they hold and selling them at bargain price. Heard anything? or anyone test the new ball?

01-11-2012, 02:45 AM
from what source hat come from? do you have a link on that regarding to that thread???

01-11-2012, 09:36 AM
Officially, the new ball will be effective June 2013

01-11-2012, 04:24 PM
Haha, what a post... Rubber prices pressured to DECREASE! Haha, what a joke. If anything, the trend is to keep hte pressure of prices going up and introduce new products promising better performance/feel/characteristics/etc, then charge a premium. The only fire sales of rubber you can see at retailers are for long-discontinued frictionless LP rubbers.

If anything, I would anticipate the equipment manufactureres to be drolling at the chance for an excuse to market even more new offerings to have buyers tryout before setttling on a preferance. If anything, look at what happened when the ball moved to 40 mm. An entire slew of new rubbers cropped up promising this and that, then the same thing happened when speed glue became illegal and the tide has not yet gone away.