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    Posted: 10/10/2017 at 6:12pm
I noticed a couple weeks ago Butterfly has been releasing autographed blades. I have seen Mizutani,Fukuhara and Timo Boll so far. Here is my Boll blade has anyone else picked one up?
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Butterfly has a very good marketing strategy Big smile
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exactly same blade they sell $50 more just because of signature

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Could you send a link where they are selling them? I want to order one.
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Butterflyonline in the United States is selling the Timo Boll blades. Ping-pong.tw had Mizutani and Fukahara. Not sure in your region who has them.

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Thanks I just found it. 

Probably going to order the Timo Boll ALC :)
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There was a scene in the movie Jerry Maguire where a kid asked a professional athlete for an autograph and the athlete responded with "I'm sorry little fella. I can't sign that particular brand of card. I can only sign Pro-Jam Blue Dot cards."

Maybe it will carry over to table tennis.
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Hahaha, good one !
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Originally posted by BeaverMD BeaverMD wrote:

Maybe it will carry over to table tennis.
Fan: Could you sign my blade? (holds out Yasaka blade)
Mizutani: I'm very sorry, I can only sign Butterfly.



it must be like this:

Fan: Could you sign my blade? (holds out Yasaka blade)
Mizutani: I'm very sorry, I can only sign Mizutani Super ZLC
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Originally posted by piligrim piligrim wrote:

Originally posted by BeaverMD BeaverMD wrote:

Maybe it will carry over to table tennis.
Fan: Could you sign my blade? (holds out Yasaka blade)
Mizutani: I'm very sorry, I can only sign Butterfly.



it must be like this:

Fan: Could you sign my blade? (holds out Yasaka blade)
Mizutani: I'm very sorry, I can only sign Mizutani Super ZLC


... and only if you are wearing an expensive Butterfly T-shirt ...
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Originally posted by JimT JimT wrote:

Originally posted by piligrim piligrim wrote:

Originally posted by BeaverMD BeaverMD wrote:

Maybe it will carry over to table tennis.
Fan: Could you sign my blade? (holds out Yasaka blade)
Mizutani: I'm very sorry, I can only sign Butterfly.



it must be like this:

Fan: Could you sign my blade? (holds out Yasaka blade)
Mizutani: I'm very sorry, I can only sign Mizutani Super ZLC


... and only if you are wearing an expensive Butterfly T-shirt ...

....and Butterfly shorts, socks and shoes, stuff your Jun Mizutani Super ZLC rackets into a Butterfly dual racket carrying case, lug your Butterfly gear around in a Butterfly lug your gear bag, and fire up your Tenergy with Butterfly Jun Mizutani Extremely Fair Chack.
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Off topic, but Donic TT clothing is of incredibly high quality and looks much cooler than Btfly.

Even further off topic.  Once again I learn that in TT we don't have it so bad.  In cycling the shorts and jerseys you need to ride are several fold more expensive, even when I buy them from Chinese websites.  And on a road bike if you don't have the right clothes your private parts will suffer horrible trauma pretty quickly, not to mention the wind will frustrate you if you like to go fast.

Back on topic, it is interesting that Butterfly is unique in dealing with distributors this way.  My only solution has been to use Btfly blades I bought years ago and to not use their rubber (actually that was a decision I eventually made on playing criteria, not the predatory Btfly marketing strategy). 

I imagine this is a machine signature they are selling on the blade.


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I was doing a little investigating if the autographs are "real" meaning is it the actual handwriting of the player or just a stamp ex. the Michael Maze signature on the MMaze blade.  Looks like it's the real McCoy.



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I have to say the idea of having something that someone wrote their name on never actually appealed to me.  I must not be sufficiently reverent of the Greats Among Us.
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I wouldn't mind an artefact where Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, or Leonardo da Vinci wrote their name on it. I could list about a hundred more, but you got my point...
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Originally posted by Baal Baal wrote:

Off topic, but Donic TT clothing is of incredibly high quality and looks much cooler than Btfly.



Mizuno tt clothing much cooler then Donic :) but more expensive even then Butterfly :(
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Originally posted by arg0 arg0 wrote:

I wouldn't mind an artefact where Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, or Leonardo da Vinci wrote their name on it. I could list about a hundred more, but you got my point...


I'd go for that too. 

But I wouldn't ask Justin Bieber for his autograph.
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Originally posted by arg0 arg0 wrote:

I wouldn't mind an artefact where Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, or Leonardo da Vinci wrote their name on it. I could list about a hundred more, but you got my point...
There's a story of Picasso and his friends having a meal at a restaurant; he was already famous. While they enjoy their time Picasso draws on the paper table cloth and at the end, when Picasso asks how much he owes, the owner of the restaurant says "nothing; I'll just keep the table cloth as a souvenir." The owner's wife is asking "can you sign it maybe?" to which Picasso answered "I'm buying the meal, not the restaurant."



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(Baal)  But I wouldn't ask Justin Bieber for his autograph.

Neither would I.  Justin Timberlake, on the other hand.....
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Originally posted by Baal Baal wrote:

I have to say the idea of having something that someone wrote their name on never actually appealed to me.  I must not be sufficiently reverent of the Greats Among Us.


Great people don't need autographs.
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This is a real autographed blade that JSH used to play with. It is completely different from the retail version. I got it as a gift from one of his teammates. 
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