This is one of those remarkably simple inventions you see and think to yourself, "damn, why didn't I think of that first?" Allow us to draw your attention to INCLUSION, which is dubbing itself as "the future of table tennis" (... kinda like how Dip'n Dots was "the future of ice cream," 12 years ago?). INCLUSION is basically two plexiglass walls that can be attached to a the side of a ping-pong table to completely revolutionize the dynamic of the game. In their own words:
INCLUSION combines Table Tennis and Racquetball to create a newly dynamic, fast-paced playing experience. The revolutionary side walls extend the playing surface to an added dimension, which allows expert players to create a greater variety of angled shots and a more challenging, intensified, gaming experience. The side walls also function as "bumpers" for novice players to help enhance their skills.
They're currently raising money to mass manufacture the product via Kickstarter. But why is it a beer pong gamechanger?
Consider the strategic table-bounce rule for two cups. Assuming your house rules allow it, you can use the INCLUSION walls to ricochet the pong ball off a wall for two cups. Assuming you're good enough at playing the angles, you'd run the table in no time. Even if you ditch the two-cup rule, all that bouncing action is going to be one hell of a time.
Anyway, here's more info about the campaign:
Two high school friends were playing Table Tennis in a small basement. The goal: To keep the rally going as long as possible. The solution: Use the walls. They played the game according to these new rules for weeks until they realized: Why not fuse the walls to the table and forever change the game? And thus, INCLUSION was in its nascent stage.
Ohhh, look... Pictures:
Holy bounce angles, Batman: