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Cool Looking Ping Pong Bat Holder from PUMA

November 7th, 2007 · 5 Comments ·
 
 

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Table tennis or ping pong is an indoor sport in which two or four players hit a ball back and forth to each other with bats (also sometimes called rackets or paddles). The game is fast paced and one needs to have quick reactions. It is possible to impart spin to the ball, which makes the ball bounces to direction which is hard to predicted by the opponent. Though ping pong is also known as table tennis, the rules are slightly different than tennis.

Ping pong bat is actually composed of a wooden blade covered with rubber on one or two sides depending on the grip of the player. Normally, two major grips: shakehand and penhold. I am a fan of penhold which is like the way one holds a writing instrument.

It has been some time I do not play ping pong. Many think the game is just too fast or just plain “boring”. Probably what they want is like to have good looking players such as Beckham in soccer or sexy Maria Sharapova in tennis games.

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Good thing is, some ping pong bat manufacturers are still trying to be innovative to get people love the game. One good example is what PUMA recently did. In conjunction with PUMA Table Tennis Tournament (which is known as PT3) which is organized yearly by the company, PUMA has come out with a limited edition paddle sets. . They were designed by long-time pong enthusiast Johan Liden from the New York-based creative agency aruliden.

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According to the company, with sophisticated lines and high-gloss finish, the ‘PT3 Ultramagnetic Collection’ elevates the art of the game to new aesthetic heights. This PT3 Ultramagnetic Collection, built to hold only a single paddle (yeah, I know that you thought you want to store more than 1 bats, just like what you did to your badminton rackets), comes in white or black. This holder is surrounded by a thin layer of foam for extra protection and the outside is hard plastic with a high gloss finish. Apart from the bat holder, the ball case is cool too.

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I did not find any pricing information online. It will not be cheap, I guess.


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5 responses so far ↓
  • Angie Tan // Nov 7, 2007 at 1:07 AM

    Wow.. For a very brief moment there, I had mistaken this as another product for the Nintendo Wii console. :-)

  • One Big Health Nut // Nov 8, 2007 at 12:37 AM

    I know what you mean, very glossy and very ” iPod/Wii/2007 like”. Ping Pong is very fast paced and while it looks boring, it isn’t easy at all. What I love about Ping Pong is, you can easily play it. No need to rent fancy field, no need to buy expensive shoes, just buy the table and play it. The reason why Ping Pong is not popular is the cloth in my opinion. Players in Ping Pong competition are wearing ‘boring’ uniform clothes.

  • sylvesteR // Nov 8, 2007 at 1:13 AM

    Yup, ping pong’s rather boring, I mean, you don’t get to move much. yes, it requires, swift movements, but still, you’re stuck at the same spot. And bout the uniform, all you just need is a pair of good sneakers, to allow fast movement. Other equipment are not that important though, besides the bat. So, what’s the point of making a limited edition ping pong case??? It won’t improve a person’s performance, so no point.

  • lewis // Oct 28, 2008 at 7:15 PM

    where can you buy it from

  • Todd Feldman // Jan 2, 2009 at 8:24 AM

    Who make the ping pong table in the picture?

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