December 2020 - Butterfly Online
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New Years Day BOLL Games – Top 10 Timo Products

(by Steve Hopkins) Timo Boll‘s many years of success have put the German at the peak of popularity in the US and abroad.  He has also been a Butterfly sponsored player for his whole career, so he has left his mark on Butterfly by developing and supporting a whole series of products with the TIMO […]

Butterfly Top 10 BLADES of 2020

by Steve Hopkins From the classic VISCARIA and PRIMORAC blades, to the ALC and ZLC blades made popular by players on the ITTF Tour, to the Cellulose NanoFiber (CNF) blades, here are are the TOP 10 blades of 2020 – from the top table tennis company in North America. A quick overview of Butterfly blade […]

Postponed: 2021 Butterfly Sandhills Open

It is with a heavy heart that I announce to you that the 2021 Butterfly Sandhills Open – slated for January 15-17, 2021 has been postponed.  With virus infections growing at an alarming rate in North Carolina and after discussions with our generous sponsors, we feel that it is in the best interest of the […]

The life of a table tennis coach in Covid times

(By pingponged TV) In our third video we tackle a different subject: we talked to Ernesto Ebuen, a player born in the Philippines who migrated to the United States in 2007 where he has been able to build a career in table tennis: as a player, as a coach and as co-founder of PINGPOD: a […]

Ma Long’s Luneng Team Wins China Super League

(by Steve Hopkins) Ma Long won both of his singles matches on Tuesday as Shandong Luneng defeated Shandong Weiqiao 3-1 the Super League Finals.  The other Shandong victory was the doubles win by Fang Bo and Wang Chuqin. Like many other accolades, Ma Long is setting records – he has now won five China Super […]

ALC blades comparison by coach Truong Tu

(By Truong Tu) I have received many questions regarding the differences between some of the Butterfly ALC blades (including LIN GAOYUAN ALC, MATSUDAIRA KENTA ALC, TIMO BOLL ALC, TIMO BOLL SPIRIT, ZHANG JIKE ALC, and VISCARIA.  Throughout my table tennis career, I have played with both the Viscaria the Lin Gaoyuan blades. I have previously […]

Kurimay Video – My Stories of Mental Toughness

(by Steve Hopkins) A few weeks ago, PINGPOD held a launch party celebration at their facility in Manhattan.  The event was to help promote Dora Kurimay’s new table tennis book and video series, My Stories of Mental Toughness On and Off the Table. Max Kogler (co-founder of PINGPOD) was the moderator.  The whole event was […]

WAB Club Feature: PingPod

(by Steve Hopkins) PingPod was born as a pop up on Canal St. When the team saw the joy that a ping pong table in a garage brought to so many people, they knew they needed to find a way to make table tennis more accessible to many more people in NYC and beyond. Doors […]

Butterfly Coaching Tips – Footwork With Coach Yu Di

(Photo courtesy of Tony Murnahan / Carolina Pong) Learn more about coach Yu Di here Don’t have anyone to practice this drill with? Learn more about our Amicus and Practice Partner Robots here Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are Butterfly […]

Coaching Tip of the Week – Use Quick, Deep Pushes to Set Up Your Attack

(By Larry Hodges) Many players use pushing as a neutral “sparring” shot. Instead, use it as a weapon. You do this by pushing quick, fast, heavy, and deep, usually to the opponent’s wide backhand, either deep to the corner or even outside the corner. (You should also sometimes aim to the backhand and at the […]

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