Some things always stay the same. A pen for instance, or.. a table tennis ball. Since the invention of this ball in 1890, the small, round ball has always kept its shape and structure. Despite the fact you can buy the ball in many different colors, there has never been an invention which changed the ball’s structure. AIRBALL, a concept by German company Philipp Günther Design has the ability to break the pattern.
The company has used 3D printing techniques to create a squeezable table tennis ball, which only weights a little. The big advantage of this brand new tennis ball is that it will not break once you accidentally step on it. The company itself is very optimistic about this project and states: “AIRBALL will revolutionize the sport of table tennis.”
Philipp Günther Design is currently seeking funds on Cut and Paste. The project can succeed if the company raises 8,000 euros in total. The company will use this amount of money to develop a series of table tennis balls with individual shapes and colors. We think this project can add something to the game of table tennis, but will the online community share this opinion? Only time will tell. Watch a 20 second video about the project and find out what you think about this project yourself:
Image credits: Philipp Günther Design.