OOAK Table Tennis Forum


A truly International Table Tennis Community for both Defensive and Offensive styles!
Live Table Tennis Videos Table Tennis News Live OOAK Forum Links About OOAK Table Tennis Forum OOAK Forum Memory
It is currently 17 Oct 2017, 20:42


Don't want to see any advertising? Become a member and login, and you'll never see an ad again!



All times are UTC + 9:30 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: 21 Oct 2014, 21:48 
Offline
New Member
User avatar

Joined: 27 Jun 2014, 14:43
Posts: 36
Location: Victoria, Australia
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 5 times
Hey guys,

Butterfly Japan just sent us out a sample of their new plastic 3 star balls. I took some photos so you guys can check them out : )

These were taken on my phone so the quality may not be the greatest, but at least you guys will be able to see:

Attachment:
plastic2.png
plastic2.png [ 460.44 KiB | Viewed 1648 times ]


The box the 12 pack comes in.

Attachment:
plastic1.png
plastic1.png [ 538.72 KiB | Viewed 1648 times ]


12 new plastic Butterfly balls.

Attachment:
plastic3.png
plastic3.png [ 480.92 KiB | Viewed 1648 times ]


Close up shot of one of the balls with the logo.

Attachment:
plastic5.png
plastic5.png [ 690.45 KiB | Viewed 1648 times ]


Holding the ball in my palm.

Attachment:
plastic4.png
plastic4.png [ 495 KiB | Viewed 1648 times ]


The new Butterfly Plastic ball beside the Nittaku SHA Plastic and Nittaku Premium Japan Plastic.


Top
 Profile  
 

PostPosted: 23 Oct 2014, 11:20 
Offline
New Member

Joined: 06 Aug 2014, 11:07
Posts: 44
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 5 times
You are a club in Canada? Do you know if the butterfly new plastic 3* balls are available for retailing?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 23 Oct 2014, 11:24 
Offline
OOAK Super User
OOAK Super User

Joined: 16 Oct 2007, 13:44
Posts: 2906
Location: Houston
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 138 times
Important question. Look at the seam of the Btfly 40+. Is it easy to see (as with the Nittaku SHA)? Or do you have to look kind of closely to find it (as with Nittaku Premium Japan40+?)

I was trying to see that from your pictures but on my monitor can't tell.

Also, how does the bounce height of the Btfly ball compare to the two Nittaku balls?

_________________
Butterfly Viscaria Black tag
2.2 mm Nexy Karis M on FH and BH


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 23 Oct 2014, 11:34 
Offline
Bytes worse than his Bark
User avatar

Joined: 15 Sep 2011, 12:25
Posts: 975
Location: Sydney, Australia
Has thanked: 47 times
Been thanked: 146 times
Blade: OldNittaku Carbon
FH: Evolution FX-P max
BH: Tenergy 05 max
ssandy said:
Quote:
You are a club in Canada? Do you know if the butterfly new plastic 3* balls are available for retailing?


I think Bijou is in Victoria, Australia, NOT Canada. He may even be in Melbourne, the Victorian capital city.

_________________
Retriever (sometimes golden, but often leaden)
Moderator, Inverted Retriever Technique sub-forum - http://ooakforum.com/viewforum.php?f=74


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 23 Oct 2014, 14:51 
Offline
Dark Knight
Dark Knight
User avatar

Joined: 13 Dec 2006, 12:34
Posts: 31480
Location: Adelaide, AU
Has thanked: 1489 times
Been thanked: 945 times
Blade: Trinity Carbon
FH: Victas VS > 401
BH: Dornenglanz OX
Thanks for the pictures Bijou!

I would love to hear how they bounce and play.

Does anyone know which Chinese company makes the Butterfly balls?

_________________
OOAK Table Tennis Shop | Table Tennis Reviews / Articles | Table Guide | Robot Guide | Re-Impact Blades
Setup1: Re-Impact Smart, Viper OX, Victas VS 401 Setup2: Re-Impact Barath, Dtecs OX, TSP Triple Spin Chop 1.0mm Setup3: Re-Impact Dark Knight, Hellfire OX, 999 Turbo
Recent Articles: Tenergy Alternatives | Tenergy Rubbers Compared | Re-Impact User Guide | Novel way to glue OX pips


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 23 Oct 2014, 18:15 
Offline
New Member
User avatar

Joined: 27 Jun 2014, 14:43
Posts: 36
Location: Victoria, Australia
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 5 times
Ah yep, I'm in Victoria in Australia. : )

I'll get you guys some more details regarding the balls over the next few days - we have an Olympic level player testing one out at the moment.

In terms of the details about the seam I must admit I didn't check them that closely. I'll have a closer look tomorrow when I'm at work and let you know.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 01 Nov 2014, 10:36 
Offline
Dark Knight
Dark Knight
User avatar

Joined: 13 Dec 2006, 12:34
Posts: 31480
Location: Adelaide, AU
Has thanked: 1489 times
Been thanked: 945 times
Blade: Trinity Carbon
FH: Victas VS > 401
BH: Dornenglanz OX
I just got one of these balls. THe bounce is very similar to the Nittaku SHA 40+. I only have a single ball to review, not a packet yet.

Baal: The seam is quite easy to see, significantly darker.

Bijou: Can you check for the date code on the packet for these balls please? It will be something like XFAD.

I just got my new scale is as well, so I'll be posting some weights of the various balls. :party:

_________________
OOAK Table Tennis Shop | Table Tennis Reviews / Articles | Table Guide | Robot Guide | Re-Impact Blades
Setup1: Re-Impact Smart, Viper OX, Victas VS 401 Setup2: Re-Impact Barath, Dtecs OX, TSP Triple Spin Chop 1.0mm Setup3: Re-Impact Dark Knight, Hellfire OX, 999 Turbo
Recent Articles: Tenergy Alternatives | Tenergy Rubbers Compared | Re-Impact User Guide | Novel way to glue OX pips


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 01 Nov 2014, 12:41 
Offline
OOAK Super User
OOAK Super User

Joined: 16 Oct 2007, 13:44
Posts: 2906
Location: Houston
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 138 times
Bummer. I was hoping they would bounce higher. Sounds like they just another one of the gazillions of Chinese seamed balls. Can't say I'm surprised but I was hoping that would have gotten better.

_________________
Butterfly Viscaria Black tag
2.2 mm Nexy Karis M on FH and BH


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 04 Dec 2014, 11:10 
Offline
New Member
User avatar

Joined: 27 Jun 2014, 14:43
Posts: 36
Location: Victoria, Australia
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 5 times
haggisv wrote:
I just got one of these balls. THe bounce is very similar to the Nittaku SHA 40+. I only have a single ball to review, not a packet yet.

Baal: The seam is quite easy to see, significantly darker.

Bijou: Can you check for the date code on the packet for these balls please? It will be something like XFAD.

I just got my new scale is as well, so I'll be posting some weights of the various balls. :party:


Apologies for the late reply, but the code you want is XIAD


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 04 Dec 2014, 14:28 
Offline
OOAK Super User
OOAK Super User

Joined: 16 Oct 2007, 13:44
Posts: 2906
Location: Houston
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 138 times
Bijou wrote:
haggisv wrote:
I just got one of these balls. THe bounce is very similar to the Nittaku SHA 40+. I only have a single ball to review, not a packet yet.

Baal: The seam is quite easy to see, significantly darker.

Bijou: Can you check for the date code on the packet for these balls please? It will be something like XFAD.

I just got my new scale is as well, so I'll be posting some weights of the various balls. :party:


Apologies for the late reply, but the code you want is XIAD


Bad news for anyone thinking that Chinese seamed ball makers may have figured some important stuff out in recent months. Low bounce still in balls made in September. Ouch.

_________________
Butterfly Viscaria Black tag
2.2 mm Nexy Karis M on FH and BH


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 05 Dec 2014, 09:14 
Offline
New Member
User avatar

Joined: 27 Jun 2014, 14:43
Posts: 36
Location: Victoria, Australia
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 5 times
Personally I'm still holding out for the Japanese Made Nittaku Plastic balls. Regardless of the cost I think they're going to be the best by a long shot if the demo they sent us is anything to go by.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 05 Dec 2014, 16:33 
Offline
Super User
User avatar

Joined: 10 Jun 2007, 09:24
Posts: 316
Location: Russia
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 19 times
The September ball batch of Butterfly features an improved plastic formula.
The Youth Champs is now on in Shanghai and it employs those Butterfly plastics.
According to the responses from Kirill Gerassimenko, a player-participant of Khazakstan crew, everyone is happy about the ball:
--breackage nearly zero, great tangibility on hitting the ball, ball control gets very good in every strokes.

Too expensive to buy, not good for practising the ball daily. Harsh pricing policy by Butterfly.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 06 Dec 2014, 11:53 
Offline
OOAK Super User
OOAK Super User

Joined: 16 Oct 2007, 13:44
Posts: 2906
Location: Houston
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 138 times
Bijou wrote:
Personally I'm still holding out for the Japanese Made Nittaku Plastic balls. Regardless of the cost I think they're going to be the best by a long shot if the demo they sent us is anything to go by.


Yes, I have a bunch, they play great, but not real durable. I still prefer the good seamless balls, but also like the Nittkau Japan a lot.

_________________
Butterfly Viscaria Black tag
2.2 mm Nexy Karis M on FH and BH


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 06 Dec 2014, 11:54 
Offline
OOAK Super User
OOAK Super User

Joined: 16 Oct 2007, 13:44
Posts: 2906
Location: Houston
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 138 times
igorponger wrote:
The September ball batch of Butterfly features an improved plastic formula.
The Youth Champs is now on in Shanghai and it employs those Butterfly plastics.
According to the responses from Kirill Gerassimenko, a player-participant of Khazakstan crew, everyone is happy about the ball:
--breackage nearly zero, great tangibility on hitting the ball, ball control gets very good in every strokes.

Too expensive to buy, not good for practising the ball daily. Harsh pricing policy by Butterfly.


I got to hit with one today. Sorry, no. Still the same Chinese seamed garbage.

_________________
Butterfly Viscaria Black tag
2.2 mm Nexy Karis M on FH and BH


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 12 Mar 2015, 09:48 
Offline
Full member

Joined: 08 Mar 2015, 10:24
Posts: 82
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 2 times
How is the quality, do they break easily?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next




All times are UTC + 9:30 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Copyright 2012 OOAK Table Tennis Forum. The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group




Don't forget to 'LIKE' our forum on Facebook if you enjoy the content: