Best hard court balls

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  1. bbfl

    bbfl New User

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    I bought from a local store pressurized HEAD Team balls but they don't bounce like the previous ones that I had (Wilson Championship Extra Duty).

    So my question is what are the best balls that you have every played with on hard court? I've read somewhere that Extra Duty balls are exactly for hard courts, is it true? Are these Wilson Championship Extra Duty pressurized or pressureless?
     
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  2. Bowtiesarecool

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    Pressurized balls bounce more energeticly than "Coach" balls and "dead" balls. Extra duty is primarily designed for hardcourts because it is the most abrasive non-clay surface. Though, at any level, you're going to open a new can of balls long before the felt wears off a regular ball. Clay court balls have shorter fuzz, (to pick up as little clay as possible, making them last longer).
     
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  3. bbfl

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    Thanks for the response, I also wonder which balls bounce more on hard courts? Because these Head Team pressurized balls don't seem to bounce on that hard court that I am playing on... at least no as much as Wilson's Championship Extra Duty.
     
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  4. ArliHawk

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    Wilson US Open Extra Duty, Penn ATP Extra Duty, and Babolat Roland Garros All Court are all great balls in my experience.
     
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  5. Roger Wawrinka

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    I agree with the Penn ATP and the Babolat Roland Garros. I don't like the Wilson Us Open, they seem to be to heavy but that's just me:)
     
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  6. bbfl

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    Thanks again! Well I'll try Babolat RG or Wilson US Open as they are the only one from those mentioned above that I can find here in Europe. But probably I'll try the Babolat. If Wilsons are too heavy I won't like them too :D
     
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  7. LeeD

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    Around here, western USA, if you picked ExtraDuty balls for our mainly cement courts, painted over, the Wilson's bounce the highest by far, then the Penn's are close, with the Dunlops bouncing the lowest AND being the heaviest.
    DO not post vids of yourself serving with DunlopHD's, as it will look like you are weak.
    DO post vids of yourself serving in warm temps with Wilson's.
    Today, used Penn's for the first time in warm weather this year (70 degrees). My first flat serves bounced chest high AT THE BACKBOARD! With my normal Dunlops, they start heading downwards to around thigh high.
    That was 70 degrees, much warmer than I normally play in. If the temps were higher, and I had Wilson balls, I'd bet my first flat serves would bounce upper chest high and actually break 100mph :))).
     
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  8. NJ1

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    Funnily enough I find the Wilson US Opens too light and bouncy. I like the Penn ATP XDs or Penn Marathons best.
     
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  9. ramos77

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    Slazengers are awesome but dont last long
     
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  10. bbfl

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    What about Babolat RG All Courts vs Wilson US Open on hard/cement courts... which one would you choose?
     
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  11. ArliHawk

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    That's a tough call, my two favorite balls. I probably like Babolat RG better than the US Opens, but the US Opens last longer.
     
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  12. Dreamcastin

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    agree, accept I think the bab lasts a little longer. The wilsons I get a dollar cheaper a can and its what my club uses, so I stick with them for the most part.
     
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