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    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.

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    Wtf? Too many changes -.-'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anders
    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...

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    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

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    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.

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    I'm not looking forward to it, put it that way :S
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    Changes and changes haha.
    Its set quite far after 2012 Olympics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PingPongPom
    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.
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    At least we have a long time to use up celluloid balls.
    Sure hope the new balls are 99% the same as current balls.

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    I for one would like to see this new POLY balls. Just really curious....
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    Quote Originally Posted by YosuaYosan
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiWa
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by YosuaYosan
    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.

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    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!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Horowitz
    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
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    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

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