Review by Matt Hetherington, USATT, Aug. 15, 2017 Tested Equipment: Blade: DONIC Waldner Senso Carbon V1 Rubber: Stiga Mantra M (Forehand), Stiga Mantra H (Backhand) Rubber Specs: Mantra H: Spin Elastic, Hard Sponge, 47 degree hardness Mantra M: Spin Elastic, Medium Sponge, 45 degree hardness Supplier Statement: The new STIGA Mantra is developed with […]
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New STIGA Rubber and Blades are on a One-Week-Introductory-Special (8/23 – 8/30)! We have the new STIGA rubbers, Genesis (smooth), Sculpture (long pips) and Structure (short pips)! Also the new STIGA blades: Eternity VPS V, Carbonado 90, Carbonado 45! Some Penhold versions too! At over 15% off, now is the time to try out something new and great!
The new Made in Japan poly 40+ practice balls are now available! Save over 15% with our Introductory Special! (Offer Ends August 10!) These are the high-quality, affordably priced, Made in Japan Nittaku practice balls that players have been waiting for! Made of the same outstanding material as the Nittaku Premium 40+ balls, you can now enjoy good practice balls that play like the real deal!
We have new STIGA Cases and Bags, all on special today! The STIGA Multiball Stand, on wheels and with adjustable height, is a new item our customers have been asking for. Also new is the STIGA Ball Bag that can hold 100 plus balls, and the cute STIGA Minibat Pure.
USA Table Tennis (USATT), Nittaku, and Paddle Palace jointly announced the extension of their long-time partnership as the Official Ball of USATT through 2019.
The New Carbonado Blades – Now Available at Paddle Palace
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The prestigious European Championships being held this year in Lisbon, Portugal at MEO Arena from September 24th-28th will be one of the first major international championships using the new plastic poly balls. ITTF has mandated that all ITTF sanctioned events will use non-celluloid plastic balls as of August, 2014. The Nittaku Premium 40+ ball is the official ball for the European Championships. Made in Japan, the Nittaku Premium 40+ Ball is the only ITTF-approved non-celluloid ball made outside of China.
Commencing on Tuesday 1st July 2014, all International Table Tennis Federation sanctioned and World Title events will be played using plastic composite balls instead of the traditional celluloid ball. There are no changes to the regulations already in place; plastic balls have been in accordance with regulations since the 1950′s. Table tennis events may still be played using celluloid balls. On the change, the ITTF President Adham Sharara stated: “Any change in sport usually divides the participants into three groups. The “optimists” who believe the change is for the best; the “pessimists” who believe the change is a disaster; and finally the “indifferent” who just go with the flow.”
A comprehensive review from Larry Hodges about the Nittaku Premium 40+ poly balls, available in October. What is it like? How sturdy and durable is it? How does it compare in size and hardness? What are the results of a bounce test? How does it perform when serving, blocking, looping, counter-driving, hitting, and chopping? How will it affect players of various playing styles?