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metsjets
05-19-2006, 04:43 PM
i'll pay the premium, but i just don't know which balls to choose for outdoor practice. i don't want bricks, but i don't want the top of the line balls to play with friends. suggestions?

theace21
05-19-2006, 07:02 PM
Penn, Wilson, Dunlop...Everyone has their own favorite, but the best is when your friend always opens up the new can!!

metsjets
05-19-2006, 07:09 PM
hah very true!

ShcMad
05-19-2006, 07:18 PM
Dunlops and Slazengers are supposed to be the best overall. However, Penn balls give the best bang for the buck, in my opinion, since they're quite cheaper than most other brands.

I do admit that the felt in Penns is crap and doesn't last long at all! On the other hand, when I used Dunlop in the past, the ball lasted much longer and played quite consistently throughout the remainder of its life. Everything is a compromise in tennis!

TheSnowMan
05-19-2006, 07:25 PM
Just get a can of each and try them all.

La Bomba
05-20-2006, 12:37 AM
Wilson Championship, Slazenger hydroguard ulta vis and Dunlop Grand Prix is hands down the most durable.

wyutani
05-20-2006, 01:23 AM
have you tried babolat balls?...i dunno, but it suits me pretty fine. you try it. dunlop aint bad either mate'...

FuZz_Da_AcE
05-20-2006, 04:37 AM
slazengers?

Ljubicic for number1
05-20-2006, 05:13 AM
Yeah cant go past the Slazengers, but depends where you live if they are available.

Kabob190
05-20-2006, 06:33 AM
I have never seen a Slazenger ball in my life. I play with penn because they are cheap and i dont feel a difference between balls when i play. Well of course i feel if its flat or not but all new balls are the same to me. I bought a case of 15 cans for about $25.

migjam
05-20-2006, 08:12 AM
Definatley Dunlop grand prix. Penn's fuzz up too much

snoflewis
05-20-2006, 09:44 AM
the 2 balls that i liked are Wilson Championship (red can) and dunlop grand prix ptr.

both are heavier and more durable.

as for penns, i never liked them because they never lasted long. they would usually last at most, 2 hitting sessions. but the wilson and dunlop lasted a few...maybe around 3-4

Lindros13
05-20-2006, 10:11 AM
Dunlop and Wilson seem to last longer than Penn in my opinion.

metsjets
05-20-2006, 10:29 AM
i have used penn and wilson mostly. penn tends to bounce slightly better after long usage, but the felt always wears off quickly. wilson balls don't bounce as well after a while, but retain everything that penn doesnt. i have yet to try dunlop though...i'm just worried i buy a case of crap :(

Virgilio
05-20-2006, 10:38 AM
Dunlop Fort are the ones I like most.

vive le beau jeu !
05-21-2006, 01:47 AM
i'll pay the premium, but i just don't know which balls to choose for outdoor practice. i don't want bricks, but i don't want the top of the line balls to play with friends. suggestions?

i believed it was full of tennis specialists around here... :?
so i'm really... really surprised that nobody mentionned these balls yet...

... the mammouth balls ! :D

they are definitely the best of the best !!!
hope you like them...
http://orycterope.free.fr/mammuth's%20balls%20!.JPG

wyutani
05-21-2006, 03:02 AM
geez~ looks like someone drew that on mate'...

vive le beau jeu !
05-21-2006, 04:28 AM
geez~ looks like someone drew that on mate'...

no they are true ! (they belong to a friend of mine)
it's because they're old... as you can guess with the design of the box ;)

it's a real trademark... that doesn't exist anymore.
http://www.looic.com/dotclear/images/vrac/mammouth.gif
http://www.celiba-club.com/images/divers/sac-mammouth.jpg

Clive Walker
05-21-2006, 05:49 AM
Nassau balls.

Seem to retain bounce & felt for longer than anything else I've played with.

tennus
05-21-2006, 06:03 AM
[QUOTE=vive le beau jeu !]i believed it was full of tennis specialists around here... :?
so i'm really... really surprised that nobody mentionned these balls yet...

... the mammouth balls ! :D

Yes, definately jumbo size ;)

wyutani
05-21-2006, 06:14 AM
the ball doesnt exist anymore mainly becos its a mammoth ball...it's extinct already mate'...hehehe, this is funny, no? :mrgreen: you know mammoth is an extinct animal...

vive le beau jeu !
05-21-2006, 07:51 AM
the ball doesnt exist anymore mainly becos its a mammoth ball...it's extinct already mate'...hehehe, this is funny, no? :mrgreen: you know mammoth is an extinct animal...
exactly ! :p
as you say, this is an extinct tennis ball... but maybe some other tennis balls are endangered ?!...
http://orycterope.free.fr/extinct.JPG