Introduction of the plastic ball

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 6 years ago

Uditi Chavan

Uditi Chavan Asked 7 years ago

Hello sir,

With the introduction of the plastic ball, what difference would it make while playing against a phantom? Should the waiting time be more or less as compared to the old ball?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Uditi,

It may be a little slower to come through after bouncing but it is very marginal.

It is something that you will get used to in a very short amount of time.


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Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Posted 6 years ago

Alois,

Do you think that it is OK to use celluloid ones for robot and multi-ball and plastic ones for match play and regular practice?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Hi Ilia,

I think once the plastic balls become more affordable then it is best to use plastic for both.  Thill then, I think it is OK to use Celluloid for the robot and Plastic for single ball practice and matches.


Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Posted 6 years ago

Yeah, now at least we have good *** plastic balls, but they are expensive. Really looking forward to see good plastic practice balls...


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Yep... me too


D K

D K Posted 6 years ago

Good plastic balls?
I want to see it.


Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Posted 6 years ago

Xushaofa balls are pretty good.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Yes they used the Xushaofa seamless at the tournament I just went to and they seemed to play well.


D K

D K Posted 6 years ago

I tried Joola,Xushaofa and Donic
We kicked them all from the hall.
No spin,strange bounces,no one of them was perfectly round,zig-zag serve was possible....felt very heavy for attack but very light to defend....
I do not know what about my teammates,but for me-I am about 80% sure that I can tell which ball is plastic by touch.


Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 6 years ago

Everyone can tell which ball is plastic by touch as plastic balls seems heavy while playing than celluloid balls.

For Ball If you used them all In that case you should try Stag 3* Peter Karlsson ball.

But I personally use Xushaofa and they are the best.


Sergio Martinez

Sergio Martinez Posted 6 years ago

I am interested in this poly ball:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix6z-NsTIPI


Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 6 years ago

I think Butterfly G40+ are also good but I haven't tried them yet?


Sergio Martinez

Sergio Martinez Posted 6 years ago

I bought some G 40+  Very nice balls!  They bounce quite fast.  I'd say the biggest difference is that the ball actually feels more "slick" than other balls.  I thought that would make it harder to get spin, but they still work quite well.



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