The Dimitrij Ovcharov Sapphire Table Tennis bat from Butterfly – the world brand leader
The Dimitrij Ovtcharov Sapphire features a strong 5 ply blade with an attractive, comfortable Concave shaped handle. This combined with Butterfly ITTF approved red and black Addoy rubber with 1.5 mm sponge provides a bat with good spin, good speed and excellent control. The edge of the blade is protected by Butterfly side tape.
The Ergo Grip finish is applied to the grip which means that all the edges are smooth and rounded so that the bat feels more comfortable in the player’s hand.
This bat is particularly suitable for intermediate players.
Blade: Strong 5 Ply blade
Handle: Concave shape handle
Rubber: Butterfly Addoy ITTF approved rubber with 1.5mm sponge
Edge: Butterfly protective edging tape
Speed : 70
Spin : 70
Control : 85
Player : Dimitrij Ovcharov – European Champion
Weight (including packaging) 180 gms
P12 Inner 7.5" x 7.8" x 11.4" (19cm x 20cm x 29cm)
P96 Outer 16.1" x 16.1" x 24.4" (41cm x 41cm x 62cm)
BUTTERFLY - THE WORLD BRAND LEADER
The Butterfly brand was created by the Tamasu company of Japan in 1954. For the last 50 years Butterfly have been at the forefront of the development of top performance table tennis equipment and evidence of this is the vast list of Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth champions who have used and recommended Butterfly equipment over that period.
In Britain too, Butterfly has been the leading brand for more than 30 years. Currently most of the England's leading players use Butterfly equipment. In the 2010 European Championships all 8 players who represented England played with Butterfly blades and rubbers. Both of the current No.1 players, Liam Pitchford and Kelly Sibley, use Butterfly. In the rest of Britain several leading players use Butterfly including Ryan Jenkins of Wales, Charlotte Covey and Craig Howieson of Scotland, and Vaughan McCreary from Ireland.
Butterfly's domination at world level is apparent when looking at the statistics from the World Championships in Perth in May 2013. Where 52% of the players used Butterfly rubbers and 56% of the players used Butterfly blades.
Many of the worlds best players use Butterfly Rubbers, including Timo Boll, the 4 times European Champion, Jun Mizutani, Japan's leading player who won the ITTF Pro Tour title at the end of 2010, Michael Maze, the European Champion from Denmark, Werner Schlager, the 2003 World Champion from Austria, Zhang Yining, the Worls Women's Singles Champion from China, and Joo Se Hyuk, the world's leading defensive player from Korea.
Butterfly offer a wide range of rubbers with a sheet to suit every player. All Butterfly rubbers are ITTF approved and all are available in red and black.
Many of the world's best players use Butterfly rubbers, including:
BUTTERFLY SKILLS PROGRAMME
Over the last 6 years Butterfly has expanded its active participation into the wider grassroots of the sport in conjunction with the English, Scottish and Irish Table Tennis Associations and the English Schools' Table Tennis Association. With the launch of the Butterfly Skills, Butterfly More Schools and Butterfly More Schools' Leagues project. Together they have provided the perfect framework for schools and clubs to expand the sport into all parts of the community.
Another section of the table tennis market where Butterfly have a large presence is tables. Butterfly tables have been adopted for World, European and Commonwealth Champioships in the UK as well as the English Open Championships 2011 and may national championships in England and Scotland. Butterfly offer a wide selection of tables, providing models fro every need with a choice of folding and storage systems
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