Dead balls in new cans?

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by radical tourist, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. radical tourist

    radical tourist Rookie

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    Has anyone starting out this season noticed tennis balls going flat sooner? I've played 3 matches where I could squeeze the balls by 1/3 to 1/2 by the end of the second set. Could stores be selling last year's leftover inventory?
     
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  2. Anonymous

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    I've noticed balls are lasting longer now. I see all these used Pro Penn balls around and they still seem good. They also feel bigger in my hand. But in any regard they hit great!
     
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  3. tennisnj

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    Yes, I have noticed the balls lasting quite less lately. I play w/wilson tennis balls for the most part, & no matter whether indoors or outdoors, i find it very difficult to get 2 sets out of them w/o having to replace them. Most people @ my club have noticed the same thing, so I know I'm not in the minority.





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  4. radical tourist

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    Sofar I've noticed the problem with Penns and these are the USPTA-approved for league play balls. I'm carrying 2 cans to every match till further notice, but that's a darn shame for a manufacturer.
     
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  5. tennisnj

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    We stopped using Penns years ago @ my club & the tournaments I run because we simply felt they weren't lasting as long as Wilsons, but, in the last 6 months or so, we've noticed the same thing with Wilsons...2 sets & done. Not exactly cost effective!
     
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  6. radical tourist

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    Thanks. Played with Wilson clay court balls tonight and they still had good nap on them and still at good pressure. Too bad I've still got half a case of Penns to go through.
     
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  7. drop shot

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    ME TOO!

    I have noticed it also! I thought it was my imagination.
     
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  8. sorkang724

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    play with DUNLOP balls...they last so much longer then penn and wilson...but some people told me that they felt DUNLOP balls are bigger and heavier ... :?
     
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  9. leigh

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    Gamma balls last as long much longer than the wilson's and Penns and as long as the Grand Prix
     
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  10. bsandy

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    Hey . . . Cold balls loose their pressure sooner.

    If you're playing in cold weather, or keeping your balls in the trunk overnight, you might notice a difference.

    Leigh . . . Thanks for the comments on Gamma . . . I was wondering, that.

    . . . Bud
     
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