View Full Version : warm balls serve harder

02-20-2004, 07:12 AM
it's true, serve the ball you have been holding in your hand the longest. It will be warmer and the fuzz will be matted down a bit (I know, pocket mats it down too). Warmer ball will come off your strings at higher velocity. (just send a check to your favorite charity) :wink:

02-20-2004, 07:18 AM
Theoretically, you're right. Hot air wants to expand, which makes the ball harder :arrow: more spreed. The difference is pretty insignificant though I think.


02-20-2004, 07:27 AM
I definitely get more power in the summer than winter/cold months.

02-20-2004, 07:45 AM
I was talking about the difference between a ball that you have held in your hand and one that you did not.

The difference between winter and summer is also true. Air is usually less humid so the ball flies through the air a little easier, temperatures are higher which creates harder balls and last but certainly not least, players are more comfy and better warmed-up.


02-22-2004, 12:30 PM
I don't know about where you live, but it's a lot more humid in the summer than in the winter here in Indiana.

02-22-2004, 12:41 PM
Look under my username, right next to 'location:' ;)


10-04-2008, 01:28 PM
interesting. :-?

10-04-2008, 01:30 PM
ye thats cool i shuld try that in the sumer some time...

10-04-2008, 01:52 PM
It's somewhat true, but that's only if you're playing with balls fresh out of the can. As Verbal_Kint has said, you're only theoretically right and that the difference is pretty insignificant.

Il Mostro
10-05-2008, 05:59 AM
I got a laugh out of this. The same is true of golf balls and I remember those cold early mornings keeping the ball in my armpit before teeing off to warm it up. Anything to get an edge, whether it is based in reality or not. Perception becomes reality.