Dunlop Balls

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by ChocolatePie, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. ChocolatePie

    ChocolatePie Semi-Pro

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    Is it just me, or are these balls heavier than Penn and Wilson? Just by a little, a lot of my shots are hitting the net when I opened a brand new can of Dunlop Champioship.

    This balls seem so much faster compared to Wilson however. My serves seem faster than usual, but my groundstrokes go into net more often :-(

    Is it just something I have to get used to?
     
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  2. K-LEG

    K-LEG Rookie

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    What a coincidence? I just bought two cans of Dunlop Championship tennis balls today. They are heavier or atleast I think so. They are a lot more durable then that other junk (PENN). Anyways they're pretty good quality balls so just keep using them and not that other junk (PENN).
     
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  3. ChocolatePie

    ChocolatePie Semi-Pro

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    Yeah I thought they were just a little heavier and it made me hit the tape on the net soooo much.

    Haha yes, I hate Penn too. I guess I can get used to these balls.
     
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  4. aidenous

    aidenous Semi-Pro

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    I never noticed the Dunlops as being heavier. I did notice Prince balls seemed heavier.
     
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  5. AceofBase

    AceofBase Rookie

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    Dunlop is more stiffier or harder than Prince, but i prefer Prince ball since its softer and not as heavy as Dunlop.
     
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  6. coach

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    With regard to heavier, weight is to be about 57 grams, give or take 1 GRAM. Since there is 28.35 grams to one ounce, a gram is really insignificant. I think what we all react to is the rubber core and maybe the quality of the felt. To me certain balls consistantly feel heavier but if true be told, I would say I'm reacting more to a "harder" ball (core). And of course on a hot day, balls bounce higher and conversely lower in cool weather also affecting feel.
     
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