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I am hoping that you have a lot of influence with your countries TT federation about the new ball change.
Have you had a chance to try out the preview POLY balls that are currently out to some? If so, what is your take on it?
As many should already know, the ITTF is mandating a new POLY ball to take the place of the current celluloid balls. The date this to be in place has been set for July, 2014.
There are already some "preview" poly balls out that some have had the chance to review. So far, no one seems to enjoy the ball as it has significantly less spin than the current celluloid ball, sounds cracked when you play with it, and the durability is suspect. The durability was supposed to be really increased.
I for one, do not want new balls. I want to keep the existing celluloid balls. My intent is to be able to distribute this petition to the ITTF, USATT, and all the other table tennis associations/federations to dismiss the new ball.
Of course, they still have a year or so to make improvements to the preview balls that are out now. But why wait and take the chance that there will be little to no improvements? We are trying to take a pro-active stance on this matter.
I'm aiming for 10K signatures on the online petition.
Will the ITTF listen to the PLAYERS if we can produce a minimum of 10K signatures to them?
Spread the word!
Here is a link to my main post and where information is being added to:
Here is a link to one of the poly ball reviews:
I haven't had a chance to trial the ball as yet so will reserve judgement.
It would be interesting to hear a discussion from our readers on the topic.
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