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"Many players criticized as subpar the specific quality of the balls from D.H.S., a Chinese equipment brand that became the official ball supplier after the 2012 Olympics in London."

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/13/sport ... games.html

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A good article, thanks for posting hangdog :up: :up: :up:

I think that whoever accepted sponsorship for the event, should take responsibility for this. Not sure if that's related to the ITTF, or the IOC.

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Dunno, guys... most of those balls looked stepped on to me. Can you imagine anyone hitting the ball hard enough to cause that sort of damage?? :lol:

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I'm waiting for the articles on "bat doping" to start... :lol:

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Dunno, guys... most of those balls looked stepped on to me. Can you imagine anyone hitting the ball hard enough to cause that sort of damage?? :lol:


People do stomp on cracked balls to make sure they aren't used again, or maybe out of annoyance. That could explain some of them.

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iskandar taib wrote:
Dunno, guys... most of those balls looked stepped on to me. Can you imagine anyone hitting the ball hard enough to cause that sort of damage?? :lol:


People do stomp on cracked balls to make sure they aren't used again, or maybe out of annoyance. That could explain some of them.


It is an internet-based newspaper article. Newspapers usually comprise 30% exaggerated information and 70% made-up garbage. Internet articles are even worse - somehow if you add the percentages of hyperboles and lies, you end up with a total of 150% false info. Okay, maybe not, but you get my drift - the photos are probably of balls that have been stepped on to exaggerate the issue.

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Musicfreak0 wrote:
hangdog wrote:
iskandar taib wrote:
Dunno, guys... most of those balls looked stepped on to me. Can you imagine anyone hitting the ball hard enough to cause that sort of damage?? :lol:


People do stomp on cracked balls to make sure they aren't used again, or maybe out of annoyance. That could explain some of them.


It is an internet-based newspaper article. Newspapers usually comprise 30% exaggerated information and 70% made-up garbage. Internet articles are even worse - somehow if you add the percentages of hyperboles and lies, you end up with a total of 150% false info. Okay, maybe not, but you get my drift - the photos are probably of balls that have been stepped on to exaggerate the issue.


I'm pretty sure the same thing appeared in print, so your hyperbole is a bit off. It is also New York Times and not Buzzfeed or whatever your favorite clickbait source is.

In other words- there is a difference between what NYT, Economist and other similar places publish on the internet and what internet-only outfit will do.

You are entitled to your drift, of course.

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Fair point, pgpg - I was exaggerating a bit myself!
I'm standing by the fact that a significant percentage of my local newspaper is mindless junk, though. :lol:

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