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Happy New Year!
Sorry for the geekiness of this, but I wondered about the weight of the “new” plastic balls. Mainly, are the Nittaku heavier than the Butterfly? So, I grabbed a friend’s calibrated scale and did some comparisons.
First, the ITTF requirements
The official rules state that the ball shall weigh 2.7g, but any weight between 2.67 and 2.77g is acceptable for any one ball. No more than 1 ball out of the 24 sampled may be outside this range. The sample mean must be between 2.69 and 2.76g.
Second, the data
My data is based on weighing 3 balls of each brand, then doing a mean. So, yes, I have a smaller quantity sample (ITTF requirements are based on 24 balls), but I’m guessing that my random three balls measurement is representative. All balls were within the mean, so the weight difference between the balls is pretty damn small. All 40+.
DHS white: 2.755g
DHS orange: 2.714g
Not only was I wrong, but the Nittaku were the lightest of all.
Congrats to Debbie! She was the Champion in the USATT Under 1100 Singles. This was at the Swan competition in Sunnyvale last weekend. Maybe next time we can get some video!
German commentary, but fun points.
Long-time SCTTC member, Paco Bonilla, is trading in the Santa Cruz life for life in Hawaii. We will miss him and his crazy serves, but wish him well and enjoyment of the island life. Thanks to those who brought in cake and cookies!
2019 SWAN Warriors December Open
(December 7-8, 2019)
$3,000 Prize Money
Registration Deadline Extended To: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
75 Players Registered
USA Table Tennis 2-Star Sanctioned Tournament
Contact: Meng-Yu Wang, , 217-377-9326
Venue: Swan Ping Pong, 1257 Tasman Dr, Ste. C, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089
Entry Form: https://www.omnipong.com/EntryForms/1039-46.pdf
2019 Ultimate Fieldhouse December Open
(Sat, Dec 14)
2019 Ultimate Fieldhouse Year-End Open
(Sun, Dec 29)
Walnut Creek, CA – 2-Star
$400 Total Prize Money
Thanks to Harvey Gotliffe for sending me this info.
From Adam Bobrow…
Due to a special event at the Portuguese Hall, no table tennis will happen.