12-year-old shakes up the world

With attributes like ‘prodigy’ and ‘exceptional talent’, Tomokazu Harimoto, who turned 13 years old at the end of June, has been showered with superlatives in Japan and has attracted the highest expectations. S...

Blade with a soul

Hadraw SR Thinking about Butterfly blades, often series such as "Zhang Jike" or "Timo Boll" come to mind. These special-made blades with special fibers like  Arylate-Carbon or ZL-Carbon; with printed blade he...

67 years – Blades that made history 1/2

The range of Butterfly blades has been expended once again by two series of blades united by a special attribute: The use of pure natural wood. The blades of HADRAW and GARAYDIA series sure raise some questions...

All about Tenergy 2/2

TENERGY 05 was the first, unveiled in April of 2008 - ushering in a whole series of rubbers, the TENERGY series, later completed by Tenergy 64, 25, 80 and their FX versions. A story of success. Which Tenergy r...

All About Tenergy — 1/2

More than 5 years of "Tenergy" - let's have a detailed look at the revolutional rubber that changed table tennis. What makes it so special? How was it developed? „Not without my Tenergy“ On April 21, 2008, a ...

Why are the Chinese so strong?

A text by Takahiro SATO and Manabu NAKAGAWA. There are diverse and complex reasons for China’s strength and dominance in table tennis, it is impossible to name just one reason, and surely “strength in numbers” ...

Know how: Timo Boll — his topspin play

One of the main reasons for Timo Bolls ongoing success among the top players in the world — even his world rank no.1 – is for sure his excellent topspin technique on both sides.  “Both sides” in this case do...

10 Questions to: Timo Boll

Asking similar questions to different players result in different answers, and provide a fascinating insight into each players’ mind. This Time, we were able to talk to Timo Boll on his visit in Düsseldorf. So ...

10 Questions to : Zhang Jike

For many he is the best player in the world. On his visit to Butterfly Headquarters, he was ready to answer some questions.   Q1 : How would you describe your character? “I think in a game situation...