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Author:  haggisv [ 03 Oct 2014, 17:12 ]
Post subject:  ITTF establishes test lab in Singapore with NTU

The International Table Tennis Federation sets up a joint lab with Nanyang Technological University, which will focus on testing of table tennis balls and racket coverings, among other projects:

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sin ... 93146.html

Author:  iskandar taib [ 05 Oct 2014, 01:07 ]
Post subject:  Re: ITTF establishes test lab in Singapore with NTU

Cool. Quite close to me, maybe I'll go visit them sometime.

Iskandar

Author:  haggisv [ 05 Oct 2014, 09:54 ]
Post subject:  Re: ITTF establishes test lab in Singapore with NTU

You can probably teach them a few things... like the basics. :lol:

Author:  iskandar taib [ 05 Oct 2014, 14:56 ]
Post subject:  Re: ITTF establishes test lab in Singapore with NTU

I've toyed with the idea of how to build stuff to test the claims people make about rubber and blades (both the manufacturers, and here as well) - things like quantifying "throw angle" and "gears", for example. Or "flexible" in the case of blades. The first step, of course, would be to define exactly what is meant by these terms!

I think ITTF would be more interested in designing equipment to enforce compliance with rules. And invent new ones (rules) and ways to test for those... ;)

Iskandar

Author:  igorponger [ 17 Nov 2017, 18:40 ]
Post subject:  Re: ITTF establishes test lab in Singapore with NTU

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/e ... b-with-ntu


Quote:
The ITTF federation and the university's Institute for Sports Research (ISR) were already working together on a unique prototype machine before they announced the joint lab.
Research on this machine, which was designed to test the bounce of balls off table tennis bats to ensure that they meet competition standards, will continue under the joint lab.

As far as I know, there are no "competition standards" to regulate the ball bounce on the bat.
And the "Ball Bounce Trial Project" as initiated by Japanese TTA was discontinued by now; it was found to be unfeasible.

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