North Eastern League Team Entries

North Eastern League Team Entries

Post by NOSP » Tue, 08 Jan 2002 13:56:05


Just a reminder to anyone who wants to participate the schedule will be
completed  by 01/12/02
Late entries can be accommodated until 01/11/02. Entries can be emailed

or contact George "Chief " Braithwaite at (212) 980-8442 for further
details.

                                                               Steady

 
 
 

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Post by Dave William » Tue, 08 Jan 2002 20:20:23

Had an interesting conversation with Chris Burner from Martin Kilpatrick
about thicker sponge concepts.  I was asking him if he was tuned into
whether Butterfly had plans to follow some other manufacturers into the
2.3/2.6 sponge mode for their premium inverted lines.  Although Chris had
not heard about any such initiative from Tamasu to-date, he did share one
cool little ditty.

Apparently Butterfly makes a version of Challenger especially for the
Granny Ball leagues in Japan.  To cope with that "can't make progress in a
windstorm" feelling come from the 44 mm ball, Tamasu makes a thin top
sheet version in both Attack and Chop.  With a thinner top sheet they can
then use sponge thicker than the 2.1 "world spec" versions.   Could this
be the Speedy Pips Out kinda product rumored for US introduction?   At
that point, I got a sort of Warner Brothers cartoon response..."Welllllll,
could be!"

The Iguana will stay on the case.  Anybody else heard this or seen these
sheets?

Lefty

 
 
 

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Post by Berndt J. G. Ma » Wed, 09 Jan 2002 00:08:30

On Mon, 07 Jan 2002 06:20:23 -0500, Dave Williams

Quote:

>Had an interesting conversation with Chris Burner from Martin Kilpatrick
>about thicker sponge concepts.  I was asking him if he was tuned into
>whether Butterfly had plans to follow some other manufacturers into the
>2.3/2.6 sponge mode for their premium inverted lines.  Although Chris had
>not heard about any such initiative from Tamasu to-date, he did share one
>cool little ditty.

>Apparently Butterfly makes a version of Challenger especially for the
>Granny Ball leagues in Japan.  To cope with that "can't make progress in a
>windstorm" feelling come from the 44 mm ball, Tamasu makes a thin top
>sheet version in both Attack and Chop.  With a thinner top sheet they can
>then use sponge thicker than the 2.1 "world spec" versions.   Could this
>be the Speedy Pips Out kinda product rumored for US introduction?   At
>that point, I got a sort of Warner Brothers cartoon response..."Welllllll,
>could be!"

>The Iguana will stay on the case.  Anybody else heard this or seen these
>sheets?

>Lefty

Any idea, Lefty, how many grannies, or grampas for that matter, play
in those Japanese really big ball Granny Ball leagues?

If there are more than 8,000 or so, roughly the present USATT
membership, perhaps USATT too should consider Granny Ball leagues for
our very own codgers and codgerettes.  Many grannies and grampas
actually have money, and might be able to afford USATT memberships.

For whatever reasons, many senior citizens do not seem to adapt too
readily to hide it, stomp, serve it out your butt, gloop the bejesus
outta the return and flipkill everything the other mongoose serves you
type of pong that seems to be very much the rage among the 3-15 (at
which time you're probably washed up) year old Generation Whatever.  

Just don't call it Granny Ball.  Some of them Golden Agers may not
have the stamina and reflexes you and I and the other 7,998 USATT
members still got, but that doesn't necessarily mean they can't be
meaner than Original Sin.

Nos Habebit Humus

 
 
 

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Post by John Schneide » Wed, 09 Jan 2002 07:59:55



Quote:
> Had an interesting conversation with Chris Burner from Martin Kilpatrick
> about thicker sponge concepts.  I was asking him if he was tuned into
> whether Butterfly had plans to follow some other manufacturers into the
> 2.3/2.6 sponge mode for their premium inverted lines.  Although Chris had
> not heard about any such initiative from Tamasu to-date, he did share one
> cool little ditty.

> Apparently Butterfly makes a version of Challenger especially for the
> Granny Ball leagues in Japan.  To cope with that "can't make progress in a
> windstorm" feelling come from the 44 mm ball, Tamasu makes a thin top
> sheet version in both Attack and Chop.  With a thinner top sheet they can
> then use sponge thicker than the 2.1 "world spec" versions.   Could this
> be the Speedy Pips Out kinda product rumored for US introduction?   At
> that point, I got a sort of Warner Brothers cartoon response..."Welllllll,
> could be!"

> The Iguana will stay on the case.  Anybody else heard this or seen these
> sheets?

> Lefty

What about all of the Butterfly ***s with the suffix "40" included in
the ITTF list of authorised racket coverings?  Those products (Bryce 40,
Challenger Attack 40, Sriver 40, etc.) have yet to appear.  There's also
Challenger Large and Relop Large which are available in Asia.
 
 
 

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Post by Dave William » Wed, 09 Jan 2002 19:17:30

Quote:

> What about all of the Butterfly ***s with the suffix "40" included in
> the ITTF list of authorised racket coverings?  Those products (Bryce 40,
> Challenger Attack 40, Sriver 40, etc.) have yet to appear.  There's also
> Challenger Large and Relop Large which are available in Asia.

Indeed, inquiring minds want to know :)  I'll ask Chris about these the next
time I talk to him.

Lefty cub reporter