I got this ball during a table tennis club dinner party 2 days ago. A unknown guy is doing some kind of promotion of his store/shop. He claims he can sell Butterfly balls in a cheaper price. About $0.50 - $0.65 USD per ball. Obviously the logo of this ball looks different than the official one.
this is the message from butterflyonline.com
Dear Butterfly Users:
We have received some information from some of our foreign distributors that imitation Butterfly products are available in some markets. This applies in particular to the following:
Butterfly 3 star balls
We are concerned that you may inadvertently buy some of these imitation products and therefore ask you to be very careful as to where you purchase your Butterfly products. Only use well established table tennis specialist shops or bonafide sports shops in order to protect yourself from this fraud.
Please be aware that we cannot be responsible for the playing performance and quality of the Butterfly products that you may buy from other players, coaches, trainers and other non-bona fide traders.
i played on the fake ball last night, it feels like 1 star training ball. simple as that.