Gamma Green (Quick Kids 78) vs Wilson Green Dot (Starter) -- same ball?

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  1. Ronald

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    I have only the Green Dot balls, and I want to know if there is a difference between the Green Dots and the Gamma Green (Quick Kids) balls?

    The manufacturer of the Gamma Green balls are not clear and do not give a detailed specification.

    If anyone has both balls, question is:
    1) are they both of equal weight?
    2) if dropped from equal height, do they reach the same height after the first bounce?

    :-?
     
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  2. Pro_Tour_630

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    it is not the same, the gamma bounce softer and are lighter,

    but just recently I have found an add in addvantage magazine for gamma green balls that have a bot on them:confused: they must have updated them, but then again they are lose in a bucket and not in a pressurized can like wilson green dot, so there you have it.
     
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    My experience has been the same - Gamma Green has been softer and slower than Wilson Green Dot. I have some old Gamma greens that now play more like orange balls. However, I spoke to a Gamma rep who frequents our club and he said they have "updated" the green balls - confirming what Pro_Tour has seen.
     
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    sorry, correction it was RSI magazine, not addvantage and these were similar to the gamma that came out of a bucket,

    here, notice the "new and improved" green dot, not sure how a green dot will make them play livelier and not mushy :) but for sure if they were pressurized in a can like wilson and dunlop then yes. The most these and the new gammas will be like prince green control. Gotta get ride of the word "quick start" on the green balls as well

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    Hey, BMC can't wait to go back down to philly :)
     
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  5. Pro_Tour_630

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    this confirms my observation

    right from the website:

    NOTE: In order to comply with popular demand for the Green Level transition tennis ball design used by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), we have changed from our traditional two-tone pattern ball to the ITF “green dot” design. All other playing and packaging characteristics remain the same and we continue to invest in USTA testing and approval of all of our Quick Start tennis balls each and every year.
     
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  6. TennisCoachFLA

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    I love the Wilson green dots for rallies. We keep them in pressure cans and they last pretty well.
     
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    Hope you had a good time! Let me know when you come down next, maybe we can get the kids together for a hit then.
     
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    I liked them when fresh, but they did go dead after a couple weeks. What type of pressurized cans do you use to keep them lasting longer?
     
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    ^^^ Thanks!
     
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    Never thought of that. The one I showed keeps them at 14 psi which means they stay somewhat like out of the can.
     
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  14. Pro_Tour_630

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    heck the pump sprayers have more PSI like tires 30-40psi which means if you leave them long enough they can review dead balls to a certain degree, how cool is that :)
     
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    Sweet. Is the neck part of the sprayer wide enough to fit balls? I haven't used one of those things in years.
     
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  16. Pro_Tour_630

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    sure you can, you probably have to modify or remove the nozzle inside

    here you go there is even a thread about it,

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=403104
     
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