Alex Table Tennis - MyTableTennis.NET Homepage
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Topmost outer layer=composite. Is it legal ?
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Topmost outer layer=composite. Is it legal ?

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12
Author
Baal View Drop Down
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator


Joined: 01/21/2010
Location: unknown
Status: Offline
Points: 13477
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/12/2019 at 4:40pm
NaanAvana

I already quoted from the document from ITTF that should have proved to you what the regulation is.  Your argument about the meaning of "within" or other stuff doesn't matter.


The relevant section is A. Qualitative Criteria and Paragraph 2.  I already quoted it but you can click here and check it for yourself.  To be honest, any further argument as to what the actual regulation is (regarding whether you can have a composite as the outer layer) will be interpreted as trolling.

As of September 2019, such a blade would be illegal and would not be allowed if it was checked by a tournament official.




Edited by Baal - 09/12/2019 at 4:44pm
Back to Top
Baal View Drop Down
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator


Joined: 01/21/2010
Location: unknown
Status: Offline
Points: 13477
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/12/2019 at 4:49pm
Originally posted by Tinykin Tinykin wrote:


Correct. In the late nineties-early noughties, Butterfly put out a Kreanga blade with an outer composite layer. Referees did not allow the blade. I think that ITTF issued a clarification stating that the Kreanga was illegal for competition. This is from my sometime flaky memory.
What I do remember is that the blade was very expensive so several players lost out financially.
I suppose that today, Butterfly would have to refund or replace.


This is correct.  That blade had a layer of silver-gray paint all over the blade surface that made it so you could not feel or see the underlying grain of the wood.  (See my earlier post on Technical Leaflet T4 where they use that as a criterion).  The blade is something of a collectors item now.  As an aside, a clubmate of mine had one and it was really hard to get rubbers to stick to it.  It still amazes me that a company like Butterfly would manufacture a blade like that with great fanfare (for one of their signature international players) and then come up with something illegal!

This is what it looked like (it's the blade on the top left when you click the link below):

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=butterfly+kreanga+tamca&id=DC71A2E9E0871F629A5EED6A8FD2C9E6CC3007F8&FORM=IQFRBA

Edited by Baal - 09/12/2019 at 4:51pm
Back to Top
stiltt View Drop Down
Premier Member
Premier Member
Avatar

Joined: 07/15/2007
Location: Northwest USA
Status: Offline
Points: 16436
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stiltt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/24/2019 at 2:58pm
Back to Top
igorponger View Drop Down
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Avatar

Joined: 07/29/2006
Location: Third planet to the Sun
Status: Offline
Points: 2743
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote igorponger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/24/2019 at 7:55pm
Originally posted by sifus_brem sifus_brem wrote:

Is it legal to have the outermost layer of a blade (the layer that is used to glue the rubber on)  to be say, carbon or arylate ?

Just curious 

Carbon, arylate and the suchlike, they all are a woven material, colored in black, brown or blue.

Be happy.

Edited by igorponger - 09/24/2019 at 8:09pm
Back to Top
Charlie Brown View Drop Down
Super Member
Super Member
Avatar

Joined: 03/17/2019
Location: PineTreeCorners
Status: Offline
Points: 424
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Charlie Brown Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/25/2019 at 4:54pm
it is legal in TTX ;)
*sigh*
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.109 seconds.

Become a Fan on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Web Wiz News
About MyTableTennis.NET | Forum Help | Disclaimer

MyTableTennis.NET is the trading name of Alex Table Tennis Ltd.

Copyright ©2003-2019 Alex Table Tennis Ltd. All rights reserved.