• Join our newsletter: 
  • Welcome Guest


    Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
    Results 1 to 20 of 31
    1. Top | #1
      Dan is offline
      says DNA Review out now!
       
      Administrator Country: England
      Dan's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Butterfly Timo Boll ALC
      Forehand Rubber Butterfly Tenergy 05
      Backhand Rubber Butterfly Dignics 05

      Join Date
      Aug 2010
      Location
      London
      Posts
      6,688
      Reviews
      Read 66 Reviews
      Liked 3,841 Times in 1,435 Posts

      ITTF set date on new ball

      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


    2. Top | #2
      Anders is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Senior TTD Member Country: Norway
      Anders's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Stiga Carbonado 145
      Forehand Rubber DHS Hurricane 8
      Backhand Rubber Victas V>15 Extra

      Join Date
      Mar 2011
      Location
      Norway
      Posts
      790
      Reviews
      Read 8 Reviews
      Liked 237 Times in 146 Posts
      Wtf? Too many changes -.-'
      Don't hesitate. If you want to reach your goal, just go for it!

    3. Top | #3
      Bollforte94 is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Senior TTD Member Country: Germany
      Bollforte94's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Boll Forte
      Forehand Rubber Genius+ Optimum
      Backhand Rubber Aurus Soft

      Join Date
      Dec 2010
      Posts
      886
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 136 Times in 84 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by Anders View Post
      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...

    4. Top | #4
      dici is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Senior TTD Member Country: Malaysia

      Equipment:
      Blade YEO penhold
      Forehand Rubber Nittaku Fastarc G-1
      Backhand Rubber Tibhar nimbus

      Join Date
      Apr 2011
      Location
      Singapore
      Posts
      671
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 44 Times in 41 Posts
      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

    5. Top | #5
      WiWa is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Master TTD Member Country: Netherlands
      WiWa's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Timo Boll Spirit
      Forehand Rubber Xiom Vega Pro
      Backhand Rubber Xiom Vega Pro

      Join Date
      May 2011
      Location
      Netherlands
      Posts
      1,880
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 123 Times in 97 Posts
      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.

    6. Top | #6
      Matt Hetherington is offline
      says I'm BACK! :D
       
      Verified Pro Coach
      Moderator Country: New Zealand
      Matt Hetherington's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade JOOLA Rossi Emotion
      Forehand Rubber JOOLA Rhyzer 50 Pro
      Backhand Rubber JOOLA Rhyzer 50 Pro

      Join Date
      Oct 2010
      Location
      United States
      Posts
      2,421
      Reviews
      Read 12 Reviews
      Liked 1,101 Times in 405 Posts
      I'm not looking forward to it, put it that way :S
      Pro Table Tennis Coaching Blog at - MHTableTennis

    7. Top | #7
      Mr. RicharD is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Senior TTD Member Country: United States

      Equipment:
      Blade JOOLA Falcon Fast
      Forehand Rubber JOOLA Rhyzm P
      Backhand Rubber Hurricane 3 BS

      Join Date
      Sep 2011
      Posts
      912
      Reviews
      Read 4 Reviews
      Liked 69 Times in 58 Posts
      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.

    8. Top | #8
      JustAlt is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Advanced TTD Member Country: Finland


      Join Date
      Apr 2011
      Posts
      289
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 34 Times in 27 Posts
      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.

    9. Top | #9
      lgreggs is offline
      says TIMO!
       
      Advanced TTD Member Country: UK
      lgreggs's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Butterfly Timo Boll Spirit
      Forehand Rubber Butterfly Tenergy 05
      Backhand Rubber Butterfly Tenergy 05 FX

      Join Date
      Oct 2010
      Location
      Cardiff
      Posts
      274
      Reviews
      Read 11 Reviews
      Liked 44 Times in 24 Posts
      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.
      Excellence is a habit

    10. Top | #10
      YosuaYosan is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      V.I.P TTD Member Country: Indonesia
      YosuaYosan's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade CROSSOVER
      Forehand Rubber TO
      Backhand Rubber TAKEOVER!!

      Join Date
      Mar 2011
      Location
      Indonesia - Currently studying in Perth, Western Australia
      Posts
      2,988
      Reviews
      Read 1 Reviews
      Liked 150 Times in 142 Posts
      Changes and changes haha.
      Its set quite far after 2012 Olympics.
      GFoT |Blade : Timo Boll ALC • FH : DHS Hurricane 3 Provincial MAX • BH : Tenergy 64 MAX
      Crossover to Takeover!

    11. Top | #11
      UpSideDownCarl is offline
      says Krooklyn District Goon Squad
      Commissioner
       
      Equipment Expert
      Super Moderator Country: United States
      UpSideDownCarl's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade OSP Virtuoso +
      Forehand Rubber BH:Red F-XP
      Backhand Rubber FH:Black M-XP

      Join Date
      Dec 2010
      Location
      Brooklyn, New York
      Posts
      12,835
      Reviews
      Read 11 Reviews
      Liked 14,461 Times in 6,922 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by PingPongPom View Post
      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.
      Spin Everything.

    12. Top | #12
      TT Guru is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Advanced TTD Member Country: New Zealand
      TT Guru's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Stiga Legend
      Forehand Rubber Rakza 7
      Backhand Rubber Rakza 7

      Join Date
      Oct 2010
      Location
      Brisbane
      Posts
      219
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 74 Times in 40 Posts
      At least we have a long time to use up celluloid balls.
      Sure hope the new balls are 99% the same as current balls.

    13. Top | #13
      azlan is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      V.I.P TTD Member Country: Malaysia
      azlan's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade STIGA EBENHOLZ VII
      Forehand Rubber STIGA CALIBRA LT PLUS
      Backhand Rubber XIOM VEGA PRO

      Join Date
      Mar 2011
      Location
      KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
      Posts
      1,871
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 155 Times in 121 Posts
      I for one would like to see this new POLY balls. Just really curious....
      To improve, we must enjoy the game and above all have fun



    14. Top | #14
      YosuaYosan is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      V.I.P TTD Member Country: Indonesia
      YosuaYosan's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade CROSSOVER
      Forehand Rubber TO
      Backhand Rubber TAKEOVER!!

      Join Date
      Mar 2011
      Location
      Indonesia - Currently studying in Perth, Western Australia
      Posts
      2,988
      Reviews
      Read 1 Reviews
      Liked 150 Times in 142 Posts

    15. Top | #15
      WiWa is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Master TTD Member Country: Netherlands
      WiWa's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Timo Boll Spirit
      Forehand Rubber Xiom Vega Pro
      Backhand Rubber Xiom Vega Pro

      Join Date
      May 2011
      Location
      Netherlands
      Posts
      1,880
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 123 Times in 97 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by YosuaYosan View Post
      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.

    16. Top | #16
      YosuaYosan is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      V.I.P TTD Member Country: Indonesia
      YosuaYosan's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade CROSSOVER
      Forehand Rubber TO
      Backhand Rubber TAKEOVER!!

      Join Date
      Mar 2011
      Location
      Indonesia - Currently studying in Perth, Western Australia
      Posts
      2,988
      Reviews
      Read 1 Reviews
      Liked 150 Times in 142 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by WiWa View Post
      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

    17. Top | #17
      WiWa is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Master TTD Member Country: Netherlands
      WiWa's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Timo Boll Spirit
      Forehand Rubber Xiom Vega Pro
      Backhand Rubber Xiom Vega Pro

      Join Date
      May 2011
      Location
      Netherlands
      Posts
      1,880
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 123 Times in 97 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by YosuaYosan View Post
      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.

    18. Top | #18
      karl is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      TTD Member Country: United States

      Equipment:
      Blade also butterfly j-2,Lapuhta
      Forehand Rubber Tenergy 64,red 2.1
      Backhand Rubber Spinart, black,2.1

      Join Date
      Jan 2011
      Location
      gallup,nm
      Posts
      5
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

      new ball

      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!!!
      Last edited by karl; 02-13-2012 at 12:31 AM. Reason: new information

    19. Top | #19
      Matt Hetherington is offline
      says I'm BACK! :D
       
      Verified Pro Coach
      Moderator Country: New Zealand
      Matt Hetherington's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade JOOLA Rossi Emotion
      Forehand Rubber JOOLA Rhyzer 50 Pro
      Backhand Rubber JOOLA Rhyzer 50 Pro

      Join Date
      Oct 2010
      Location
      United States
      Posts
      2,421
      Reviews
      Read 12 Reviews
      Liked 1,101 Times in 405 Posts
      Quote Originally Posted by Carl Horowitz View Post
      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

    20. Top | #20
      Rhydian is offline
      This user has no status.
       
      Senior TTD Member Country: Portugal
      Rhydian's Avatar
      Equipment:
      Blade Stiga Optimum SYNC
      Forehand Rubber XIOM Vega Pro
      Backhand Rubber XIOM Omega IV Europe

      Join Date
      May 2011
      Posts
      559
      Reviews
      Read 0 Reviews
      Liked 18 Times in 15 Posts
      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

    Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    Log in or Register
    BACK TO TOP