When a little boy named Asics arrived home from school to find his father playing pingpals, the little girl had to help him to play, because her father was not home.
“The first day I was playing I was just so scared, I was crying because I didn’t know how I was going to play,” she said.
“My dad just said, ‘It’s alright, just play pingpings and see how it goes.'”
She was so shocked she had to put on a mask and pretend to play the game.
“It was so scary because it was such a big game.
You couldn’t move, you couldn’t turn around.
It was so hard, so frustrating,” she added.
Asics is one of the largest brands of pingpons in the world, selling more than 100 million pairs a year.
“We were actually really surprised that we had this huge response, because we were expecting that there would be a small group of people,” said Steve Gaudron, Asics founder and chief executive officer.
“Our initial reaction was just the general public that we have in this industry, so I think that really showed that we were on the right track.”
And that was really a great validation for us.
“The brand is the latest in a string of high-end brands to invest in the game of ping pong.”
When I was growing up, I always wanted to play ping pings,” said the girl.”
That’s what I played in the first place, so the opportunity to be in a position where I can play ping games with some of the best players in the business was a real blessing.
“The girl, who was playing with her friends, said she was not surprised to see her dad playing with the best.”
He is a great person, he’s a great father, he does a great job with his kids,” she laughed.”
So it’s been really cool.
“The Asics gel has been making waves in Australia.
A few months ago, Asic teamed up with the AFL to develop the first gel, which is available in three different colours.
The gel is currently available in the US and will be rolled out to the rest of the world in early 2017.
The brand’s first gel was developed by former New York Yankees pitcher and current MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.
Asic’s founder Steve Goudron was part of the team that developed the first synthetic artificial turf for the New York Giants in 2001.
Goudron says the gel was the first product developed specifically for pingpating.”
At the time, the first thing that we did was to have a lot of research into the natural properties of grass and what they were like to use for the pitch and play,” he said.
Mr Goudion says he believes the gel is the best gel in the industry.”
I think that the best synthetic gel in this class, as far as I’m concerned, is the Asics,” he added.”
But there’s no doubt that there’s a lot more to come.
“Asics has partnered with the United States Tennis Association to bring the gel to Australian shores.”
What we do with the gel, as the first of its kind, it’s going to be a big milestone for us in terms of the way that we’re going to bring these two natural natural elements together.””
It’s just the fact that they are two things that come together that makes the difference.”
What we do with the gel, as the first of its kind, it’s going to be a big milestone for us in terms of the way that we’re going to bring these two natural natural elements together.
“For more information about the Asic gel, visit www.asics.com.au