Best Tennis Balls

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by Shaun, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Dragan

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    Yep, Tecnifibre X-One balls are made in Bridgestone-Tecnifibre factory, it's printed on the can. Didn't know that some Tretorn balls are made there, but will definitely test them, as they are moderatley priced here. Do you know by chance which exact model of Tretorn balls originates from that Bridgestone factory?
     
  2. Chotobaka

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    No, I do not know the exact model as I have never seen them in person. It is safe to assume that whichever ones are marketed as their top-of-the-line balls are the ones that are comparable to Tecnifibre X-1 and Yonex Tour.
     
  3. mikeler

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    Somebody around here brought Tecnifibre balls years ago here. They were pretty good but then I stopped seeing them.
     
  4. Fifth Set

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    What more can you tell us about this factory in Thailand?

    The Babolat "Roland Garros" all court ball, which is another premium ball sold in the US that, like the Pro Penn Marathon, is almost as good as the Prince Tour, is also made in Thailand. It sounds to me like Thailand is doing something right with tennis ball production.

    FWIW, the Marathon is made in China, not Thailand. So, it's not quite the case that only the Thai factories can make a good ball.
     
  5. Chotobaka

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    Not much to add, really. The factory was built a few years ago and is operated as a joint venture between Bridgestone and Tecnifibre. Thailand has been a source of manufacturing of higher quality products for Japanese companies for a long time now and is home to many JV enterprises.
     
  6. Rjtennis

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    I dislike the penn marathon balls too. They play so dam slow after just a few games. That 2012 Nadal vs. Nole AO match would still be going if they used Penn Marathons. They are definetly a heavy ball that fluffs up.
     

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