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coach
08-13-2004, 12:44 PM
Indefinitely? Should I be concerned about buying a case if it's going to take me a year or so to go through them?

dantyem108
08-13-2004, 07:31 PM
i use a can a set...........

BigK35
08-14-2004, 02:12 PM
Unopened cans will last indefinitly, once opened they last about a week.

-BigK35-

Eug
08-14-2004, 03:40 PM
They dont last indefinitely. 2 year shelf life for tennis balls. Cans have micro leaks.

Jerry Seinfeld
08-21-2004, 04:48 AM
Agree with Eug. I just ran across a couple of cans in the basement from 1996. When opened they popped, but they were dead. So I can say from direct experience that they don't 8 years. :wink:

Eug
08-21-2004, 11:50 AM
Jerry, you have disgraced the sport of tennis. How dare you not use new balls for 8 years. Each ball has a life and you just took it away! I'm pro-life (tennis ball life) :P

Jerry Seinfeld
08-22-2004, 06:23 AM
Now I am ashamed. My excuse is that they got packed when we moved. They were in a bag that was inside a box with old sports equipment that we really never use. I did kill perfectly good balls...well they were Penns so I will revise to say perfect useable balls. Had they been Dunlop Grand Prixs, I am sure I would still be mourning.

:lol:

Eug
08-22-2004, 10:24 AM
lol

SW Stringer
08-22-2004, 10:36 AM
The can I opened a couple of weeks ago still had plenty, and I would assume all of the pressure originally packed in it. It was packed away just like Jerry Seinfeld's example, when I moved from Minneapolis is 1975. So, 29 years later the Wilson plastic container was still pressurized - I didn't play with them though so I can't tell you if the balls had any life left in them. They still bounced and smelled like brand new balls.

Eug
08-22-2004, 02:50 PM
Wow....29 years...its an antique.....how dare you open it! Both of you (Jerry & SW) are reasons why kids these days are so out of control.

K!ck5w3rvE
08-24-2004, 02:53 AM
I just bought a can of Slazenger's.....I'm going to shut them away for 50 years and then sell them on **** for $$$$$$$$$ lol.

Ronaldo
08-26-2004, 02:35 PM
Buy those Wilson Double Core balls, still come in a can.

Bryan Aldridge
08-28-2004, 05:02 PM
man those double core's play like dead and are harder than rocks.

equinox
07-17-2009, 10:17 AM
2 weeks max.

ag200boy
07-17-2009, 11:20 AM
Wow equinox, how many couple year old threads are you gonna revive today?

charliefedererer
07-17-2009, 11:36 AM
Wow equinox, how many couple year old threads are you gonna revive today?

Ditto.
Earlier I saw your comments to a four year old thread on string dampeners. What's going on? Are you stuck in a time warp? Or did you see the Jerry Seinfeld comments and think this is a re-run?

volusiano
07-17-2009, 12:40 PM
Indefinitely? Should I be concerned about buying a case if it's going to take me a year or so to go through them?

I have used cans a couple of years old or so and they're OK for me.

DownTheLine
07-17-2009, 04:23 PM
I think it's anywhere from about 3-4 years. I was helping my high school coach open cans of balls so we can use them and he was saying something like we need to use these old ones from 2006 and on the box there was an expiration date of like 2010 somewhere or late 2009.

some6uy008
07-17-2009, 04:29 PM
Wow equinox, how many couple year old threads are you gonna revive today?

Haha, I didn't even realized how old this thread was until I saw you post.

gustie2011
04-16-2011, 05:54 PM
I'm wondering the same thing ... I'd buy a case, but I'm not sure I could go through that many in a short period of time.

coachrick
04-16-2011, 10:02 PM
So gustie RE-revives the almost SEVEN-year-old thread! ;) Just to note personal experience, I'm still using the balls we brought out on our move nearly three years ago(about three cases). As long as the cans don't experience extremes in temperature, the pressure should be OK and the core of the balls shouldn't deteriorate in that amount of time. I've got a couple of cans from the '96 Olympics and the pressure of the can seems to be holding...don't think I'll be opening them any time soon! :)

PeterPanda
04-17-2011, 04:16 AM
I'm wondering the same thing ... I'd buy a case, but I'm not sure I could go through that many in a short period of time.


I think one of the tw rules should be dont revise a seven y/o thread just make a new one.

dominikk1985
04-17-2011, 07:23 AM
So gustie RE-revives the almost SEVEN-year-old thread! ;) Just to note personal experience, I'm still using the balls we brought out on our move nearly three years ago(about three cases). As long as the cans don't experience extremes in temperature, the pressure should be OK and the core of the balls shouldn't deteriorate in that amount of time. I've got a couple of cans from the '96 Olympics and the pressure of the can seems to be holding...don't think I'll be opening them any time soon! :)

wait ten more years and then sell them on ****:D.

gustie2011
04-17-2011, 09:38 AM
I think one of the tw rules should be dont revise a seven y/o thread just make a new one.

The idea with reviving the old thread being that, if I were to open a new thread, I would get a reply similar to, "Instead of making a new thread, search through the forum and you'll likely find something related.." :-P

PeterPanda
04-17-2011, 10:14 AM
The idea with reviving the old thread being that, if I were to open a new thread, I would get a reply similar to, "Instead of making a new thread, search through the forum and you'll likely find something related.." :-P

Yeah that too search before you post.:)