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    Multi-color Balls

    Multi-color balls
    Few months ago I saw Stiga one star multi color balls in some department store while visiting Canada & USA (Don't remember which store) .
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    I wondered if these are legal ? This says on star ball. So I thought one star was best. But someone told me in my other question about seamless balls that 3 star was the best . So I am not sure.

    There was rumor that ITTF was considering requiring all balls to be like soccer balls with two colors orange & black or orange and white or yellow & white so that players can read spin better. Is this happening ?
    I am now not sure as to even what color balls are legal because I heard you can have any color rubber starting October 21, 2021. Won't this cause confusion ?

    They used to have only yellow, orange & white balls . Are they available now in all these colors from new 40 ball ?
    Which one should I buy ?

    I don't play in league or clubs but always wondered how they choose which color to use for a league or tournament ? Is this only one color ? What if I prefer yellow ball and my opponent prefers orange ? Who decides ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by davison
    Multi-color balls
    Few months ago I saw Stiga one star multi color balls in some department store while visiting Canada & USA (Don't remember which store) .
    See attachment.
    I wondered if these are legal ? This says on star ball. So I thought one star was best. But someone told me in my other question about seamless balls that 3 star was the best . So I am not sure.

    There was rumor that ITTF was considering requiring all balls to be like soccer balls with two colors orange & black or orange and white or yellow & white so that players can read spin better. Is this happening ?
    I am now not sure as to even what color balls are legal because I heard you can have any color rubber starting October 21, 2021. Won't this cause confusion ?

    They used to have only yellow, orange & white balls . Are they available now in all these colors from new 40 ball ?
    Which one should I buy ?

    I don't play in league or clubs but always wondered how they choose which color to use for a league or tournament ? Is this only one color ? What if I prefer yellow ball and my opponent prefers orange ? Who decides ?

    good question, especially the one about who makes the decision orange or white. 😂


    Been in that very situation too.


    As far as "legality" is concerned, my latest info is that white AND orange balls are

    allowed, by which the color orange is likely determined by a fixed frequency in the

    color spectrum.

    p.s. I use white/orange balls at home in my robot and also to check the quality of spin

    in my serves (Rather non-quality actually)


    I have also painted half of some orange balls black, now i can really see the spin.


    These balls also went down real well when i took them to the club training

    ...................NOT 😄

    Last edited by lodro; 04-17-2021 at 03:54 AM. Reason: this website makes a mess out of my writing

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    New ITTF approved ball proposition just arrived in yogi's email box:

    Oh sh... sorry I forgot I wasn't a VB player anymore; And the FIVB did it on purpose too for marketing: the old fashioned all white ball wasn't cool anymore you know... showing the ball spin on TV with the famous Mikasa yellow+blue balls is a must have 🤣 they've made unpredictable ball's trajectories possible with stupid lightweight balls seamed like garbage, exactly like in football/soccer.

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    If you ask me choose a white one, however according to theory an orange one could be more visible, but that’s only if the background is blue or white, that’s why life jackets are orange.

    I always ask for a white ball if another is presented.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Music&Ping
    New ITTF approved ball proposition just arrived in yogi's email box:

    balls seamed like garbage,
    I don't think table tennis balls are seamed like that when they look like soccer balls, since in table tennis they do it with coloring not with seams. So the volleyball analogy may be wrong (Maybe in beach table-tennis HAHA)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Music&Ping
    New ITTF approved ball proposition just arrived in yogi's email box:

    Oh sh... sorry I forgot I wasn't a VB player anymore; And the FIVB did it on purpose too for marketing: the old fashioned all white ball wasn't cool anymore you know... showing the ball spin on TV with the famous Mikasa yellow+blue balls is a must have 🤣 they've made unpredictable ball's trajectories possible with stupid lightweight balls seamed like garbage, exactly like in football/soccer.
    who??? me????????
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    the pokemon balls by DHS before did not look good during match play.
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