Head No.1 Tennis Balls

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  1. Bud

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    A case contains 36 cans with 4 balls per can. They are supposed to last longer than other tennis balls because of "Encore Technology".

    Has anyone tried them? I've seen them on the site for some time and no one has left feedback, yet.

    Are they heavier... lighter... fuzz up... durable??
     
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  2. Bartelby

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    They don't fuzz up and they're lighter, smaller and leaner than the Slazenger Wimbledon ball which is dominant here in Australia. They don't bounce as much as the Slazenger does out of the can and have good durability. There well worth a try. They are the same as a recent Penn ball, which also has this technology.
     
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  3. counter_puncher

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    they are very nice. just as the new penn balls are.
    yes they are good, some reason they are smaller and yes lighter, you can feel the smallness instantly when you hold it. but yes they don't fuzz up like slazengers, and last same as slazengers, and yes they dont bounce as much.
     
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  4. supermario343

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    sweet ive never heard of em or seen em...i gotta give em a try now :)
     
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  5. counter_puncher

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    they are prob not in US
     
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  6. alcap26

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    They are for sell here at TW for the US
     
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  7. Bud

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    Doh! The picture is from the TW web page.
     
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    And it would qualify for the free 2-day shipping, making them an even better deal. $.61/ball is pretty good.
     
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    noticed some of you guys mentioned "NEW/RECENT Penn balls" .... so when did thy come out and how are they different from the old ones, smaller, lighter?
     
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  10. BCEagle01

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    Unfortunately, the free 2 day shipping doesn't include cases of balls.
     
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  11. tennis_hand

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    they are the best balls i have tried.

    they last much longer and are heavier than the Slazenger balls.
     
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  12. Strings And Things

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    Since they're smaller tennis balls, are they still Tournament legal?
     
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  15. supermario343

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    I saw they use these balls in the Rome event...They look pretty sweet :) I want to try some myself but I dont want to buy a whole case just to try them out :(
     
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  16. Bud

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    What was your impression of them as you watched the players hit? Did they seem fast, slow, etc...?
     
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    I'm going to have to DISAGREE with the masses here. I tried a couple cans this past week and they were terrible. Playing on an outdoor/hardcourt. Two 4.0 players and they fuzzed up quickly within the first set. To the point we opened a new can starting the second set. First set was 7-6. Bounce of the ball was pretty consistent throughout the play though. They are brighter and maintained the color well.

    Would I buy them again? NO! The fuzz factor was too much for us. My partner agreed as well.
     
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  18. supermario343

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    Well its on clay so you cant really judge off that surface bc its a slow surface...but it seemed like they could put away winners easily still from what ive watched on the tennis channel so far
     
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  19. Bud

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    I don't mind fuzzy balls :oops: they slow the game pace down a bit.
     
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  20. spacecowboy

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    just ordered these

    the shipping was the killer
     
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  21. In D Zone

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    I got some when it went on sale at Sports Authority. First few sets were very impressive. After two hours (1 hour indoor and 1 hour outdoor) into the game that ball start to feel very flat. I am surprised.... it does not last as long as Penn and Wilson Titanium.
     
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  22. FaultsNAces

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    I got a few cans of these at a very, very low cost at a local "big box" sports store recently; tried them in play and against a wall.

    These definitely fuzz up hugely; the fuzz frizzes out and stays that way without going bald, so they definitely play slower than other balls. Playing these on clay would probably be a very bad idea (ball would probably get very heavy), but I was on asphalt. The ink wears away very quickly so that it looks like you are playing no-name balls.

    Against a wall, I had an amazing experience: for the first time ever, I actually managed to *break* a ball! Th-wop! The ball split at the seam between the two halves, opened up about 1/2" long, but the gash is under the felt -- I can feel and hear the air moving through the cut, but can't see it. Took about 45 mins starting from a new ball to do this.... (And no, I don't really hit amazingly hard, and the ball wasn't framed.)

    I was so impressed, but my coach said, "I thought you were going to be working on touch?"

    On the bright side, they are very inexpensive, and the Superman impression may boost your ego a bit....
     
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  23. 1012007

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    They are crap. Dont bounce from the start. They are meant to be the best tennis balls to use in the rain but they dont bounce from the start, so even if they bounced the same height in the wet, it still wouldnt be enough
     
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    Yep...horrible balls IMO...I play a club in matches that always uses them...they dont even bounce!

    Nick
     
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  25. jmsx521

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    I bought them from my local Sports Authority, and tried them out for first time. They didn’t have a label Extra Duty, but the small printed “ITF approved” logo assured me that they should be a quality ball.

    Right from the beginning they were a little bit depressurized and felt slower and heavier... which is actually what I like since the Penn ATP Masters is my favorite ball. I didn’t notice them being “lighter” and “smaller,” as some posters mentioned. Flying through the air, I thought I could see a wobble, so they might’ve been slightly oscillated. Also as mentioned, they fuzz more and have more texture on them… it reminds me of a poorer quality Wilson US Open ball, which has just as much texture but retains its playability and pressure longer. I checked them out several days after using them; they had lost a lot of pressure… more than the Wilson and Penn extra duty after being used.

    The good part is 4 balls per can, but nevertheless, from one-to-five scale, I rate it 3. OK... maybe 3.5, since Head makes nice Prestige frames.
     
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  26. mtommer

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    The Head balls are just rebadged ProPenn balls. They are exactly the same except for the logo on the ball.
     
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  27. Mbautista

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    I actually thought these balls were pretty good considering the price I got them for. However, my experience with them is that they do fuzz up !!
     
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