Best balls for practicing?

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  1. MesQueUnClub

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    I am planning to work with some one over the summer to improve their forehand. I will be hand feeding a lot of balls for them to develop proper form. I am looking to get a bucket of balls for this purpose.

    What would be the ideal type of balls to get? Is Tretorn Micro X Pressureless a good choice?
     
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  2. Squidward

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    Yes, the Tretorn Micro X Pressureless is fine for practice. Some say they're too heavy, But I think they help develop your stroke with their weight. (With a heavy ball comes a heavy shot).

    Good Luck!
     
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  3. spinovic

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    I use the Penn Pressureless balls. Yes, they are heavy, but I don't want to spend the money to crack open a new can every few days. They serve the purpose.
     
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    Well not sure about your username but I know your not affecting your practice partner with spin using that junk
     
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  5. MesQueUnClub

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    So you are saying no to Penn, go with Tretorn ?
     
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  6. spinovic

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    Just a username I made up when my first one didn't work...it has no significance.

    I assure you...I don't affect anyone with my spin using anything other than distracting them by twirling around on the court.:)

    Like I said, it serves its purpose. I'm not training for the US Open. Besides, as heavy as those balls are, who needs to generate a weighty shot with spin. haha
     
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  7. spinovic

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    FWIW, I seem to recall another thread where others suggested the Tretorn pressureless balls were better. You might search it out and read that one as well.
     
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  8. MTXR

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    I've been using the Tretorn Micro X now for about 3 years for practice. Great ball. After 3 years I have had about 3-4 break apart while playing. It's probably due from the constant frame shots I have.
     
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  9. Chotobaka

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    Another Micro X fan here -- out of about 200 balls I have a couple that have a very small spot of exposed rubber on them. This is over a period of 3 1/2 years.

    They are not bright yellow anymore, but any balls of this age/use would be the same. Throw in a few regular balls and green Quickstarts for a little variety.

    These are a significant step above the regular Penn pressureless balls I used prior in terms of playability and worth the money.
     
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  10. MesQueUnClub

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    I just ordered some tretorn X. Thanks or the suggestions.
     
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  11. mrmike

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    Wilson practice balls are very good. My club uses them in all their ball baskets for lessons, etc. They seem to last very long and don't fuzz up like Penn and others.
     
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