August 11, 2006 at 9:09 pm #1816
ok well im defintly looking forward to seeing the final set of rules so i can start getting used to themAugust 11, 2006 at 9:25 pm #1817
ok well im defintly looking forward to seeing the final set of rules so i can start getting used to them
We’re trying to get them out there – all this stuff is just taking so much time to get together.
Nonetheless, I think the main things people need to get used to are the tables, the balls, and the cups. If you can hit more cups than your opponents with this equipment, the rules (which will be fair) will not matter too much.August 11, 2006 at 9:32 pm #1818
well i have a bing pong table so im used to that and they use those for mdbeerpong anways so im good there.. i like clear cups so im good there and the ping pong balls arent that different are they????August 11, 2006 at 10:30 pm #1819
the ping pong balls arent that different are they????
We’re using 40 mm balls. Back in the day, we were used to 38 mm balls because that’s the size of a lot of the cheap ones out there. The official ping pong ball size is 40 mm, though, and that’s what we’re using. I hate having a sport like ping pong dictate the size of our balls, but until I get more control, I can’t get the ball manufactureres to make balls to our specs for beer pong.August 11, 2006 at 10:36 pm #1820
what size are the real ones that you cant get made?August 11, 2006 at 11:02 pm #1821
what size are the real ones that you cant get made?
It’s not so much that they are "real," and we can get them made. Here’s a better overview.
Ping pong balls used to be 38 mm, up until somewhere around 2000. Then the ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) changed the size to 40 mm. They had many reasons for this, but it was mostly based on making ping pong more interesting for spectators to watch (bigger balls –> less spin and slower moving ballls –> longer volleys –> more excitement! . . . riiiiiiiiiiiight).
So now today, the biggest ball manufacturers and printers only do the ITTF official size – 40 mm. A lot of the overseas factories, however, still make 38 mm balls, so you can still get them. That’s why often times, the cheap balls in Wal-Mart or Target are 38 mm balls – they come from overseas factories that have the equipment to cheaply make the old 38 mm balls. Since 38 mm balls are not really worth anything today (except for us beer pong players that grew up using them for pong), the better printers/manufacturers in the US no longer make or print 38 mm balls. We therefore switched to 40 mm balls to get a better product.August 11, 2006 at 11:11 pm #1822
well i have STIGA ping pong balls and they are bigger then sportscraft balls.so im assuming STIGA’s are 40mm and sportscraft ate 38mmAugust 11, 2006 at 11:12 pm #1823
well i have STIGA ping pong balls and they are bigger then sportscraft balls.so im assuming STIGA’s are 40mm and sportscraft ate 38mm
That assumption is probably correct.August 11, 2006 at 11:56 pm #1824
STIGA balls have a little 40 on them above the star count, and remember to get ** since thats the type Billy sells on the site
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