Hello dear pimple community,
Today we dare to predict that we will soon experience a new table tennis slang. New typical sayings that only we table tennis players will understand will appear. Acquaintances brought along will roll their eyes incomprehensibly at games and think their part.
After a successful competition, archery professionals say "I had the bow today". One hears among chess players: “All of life is like a game of chess. When the game is over, the king and pawn go back into the same box.”
How did we come up with this?
The ITTF has decided that different colored table tennis rubbers will be allowed from October 2021. For those who don't want to get used to the idea: Don't worry! You can still play with the black and red combo as usual.
The black coating must be retained. Only the red lining can optionally be replaced by another color. In addition to the classic red, a rubber can soon also be green, purple, pink or blue.
Maybe there will soon be the following sayings in table tennis:
After quite risky shots with a blue rubber (not necessarily paired with 2 beers intus) "He was pretty blue again today..." Or "I only do soft bubbling with the pink rubber".
Perhaps "bright green" will also become the standard color for the dangerous long pimple rubber with comments like "It sucks"?
We do not know how the future will be and what we will soon be allowed to listen to.
But what is the background story to the revolutionary decision?
Some time ago, the ITTF had decided to allow different colored, colorful rubbers. However, it was not yet decided which ones they would be.
Now the cat is out of the bag and the facts are on the table. With the new colors, colors were chosen that clearly differ from the black base and the white or orange ball. This is to ensure that you can still clearly see which rubber is being used.
Critics see a further deterioration in table tennis. Proponents think it's great and see it as an image boost to make the sport more colourful, more colorful and more contemporary.
Now we are very interested in how you see it? Do you think this change is positive or negative? And above all: which new color do you prefer? What new combination do you want? Leave us your desired color and number in the comments!
We look forward to your feedback!
Greetings from the Sauer & Tröger team