Yes people, you read that correctly. A new version of BG80 has been set for release in Japan. Photos are courtesy of at700.com The advertised improvements over the old BG80 is summarised as shown below: The specifications of BG80P are: Repulsion - 9 Durability - 7 Hitting Sound - 7 Shock Absorption - 6 Control - 6 So what exactly is the main construction difference to the old BG80 you ask? Apparently with a side by side comparison of the packaging, it shows that the new BG80P has the high-intensity nylon core (plus the BG80's vectran, of course) and the high polymer nylon outer multifilament (plus the outermost sticky coating of BG80) which is also used in BG66 Maxima and BG66 Ultimax. The chart shows that the BG80P could feel a little softer and "more solid" (an opposite of "sharp feel") compared to the standard BG80. The only downside to this new BG80P is that it costs more than BG80 per pack and is marketed at the same price as BG66 Ultimax JP, BG66 Maxima JP, NBG98 JP etc.