Liveliest tennis ball TW Playtesters

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  1. TennisMD

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    So as title indicates, currently have Babolat balls from TW and agree play lively years ago played slazenger balls and as I recall livelier, so question for TW is are the current slazenger balls being sold here at TW more lively than the Babolats? Appreciate reply as about to order another case.
    PS play mostly hard and indoor courts occasionally Hard-Tru
     
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  2. TennisMD

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    So TW ANY ANSWERS TO MY QUERY

    A purchase hopefully through TW dependent upon answer. Thanks in advance even if I don't know the answer
     
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  3. TW Staff

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    The Prince ball comes to mind for me. It has a lively and high bounce. I've found it to retain its bounce pretty well, too, which is great if you have a ball hopper going for training.

    The longest lasting ball for me is the Slazenger followed by the Dunlop Grand Prix, but those are both heavier feeling to me compared to the Prince.

    Cheers,
    Chris, TW
     
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  4. sureshs

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    Wilson US Open balls bounce the most. Great ball to get used to playing high balls.
     
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  5. mikeler

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    I have to agree with Chris on this one. Prince are the liveliest balls out there.
     
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  6. TennisMD

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    Thanks for the feed back will place order soon
    Thanks to others input as well, good hitting
     
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  7. ArliHawk

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    All the support has me curious; the quality must be the reason the Prince ball is so expensive.
     
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  8. Ronaldo

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    Ty, unaware Prince balls are now available. Must take up a collection for balls.
     
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  9. movdqa

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    I find that the US Open balls are the most consistent and longest lasting as far as the felt goes, on hard courts. I don't think that they bounce the most though but the bounce lasts quite well.
     
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  10. BreakPoint

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    Totally disagree. I find that the felt on the Wilson US Open balls wear out EXTREMELY fast on hard courts. They rarely last me more than a set before they're almost bald, and I hit very flat with multis. For someone who uses poly and hits with massive topspin, those balls probably only last four or five games.

    I find the Dunlop Grand Prix and the Pro Penn balls to have the longest lasting felts.
     
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  11. Devil_dog

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    The Wilson US Open balls are more consistent in bounce and longevity for me when I use them on hard courts. Just played a can of Penn balls, they bounce higher and bit more lively but damn the felt rubs off quickly. Played two sets, 24 games, and the balls looked practically bald. I'm going back to the Wilsons tho they cost a buck more.
     
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  12. movdqa

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    Are you using the Regular or Extra Duty balls?

    I play on some very abrasive courts during the summer and we were going through the typical Wilson and Penn balls in a set. We switched to US Open Extra Duty and they last two sets - I'm a topspin player so we've used those for a couple of years. They run about $3.25 - $4.00 a can whereas the typical Penn and Wilson balls run $2.00 - $2.50.

    There's a long thread on tennis balls in one of the other forums and the conclusion that I came to from the accounts of many others is that the US Open balls are the best for consistency and durability. So I've stuck with them for many years.
     
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  13. BreakPoint

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    Of course Extra Duty balls, since we only play on hard courts. They don't even sell Regular Duty balls around me since there are no clay courts anywhere.

    If you want a ball that lasts longer than the Wilson US Open balls, try the Pro Penn Extra Duty balls.

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Pro_Penn_Extra_Duty_Tennis_Balls_24_Can_Case/descpageHEAD-PPMXD.html
     
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  14. thefederman

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    the funny thing is the shop by me carries us open regular duty because for whatever reason the regular duty seem to last longer on our hard courts than the extra duty. Weird i know but hey, thats whats up
     
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  15. mikeler

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    US Open regular duty are pretty good balls. The extra duty get fluffed up on hard courts too quickly for my liking.
     
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  16. movdqa

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    It depends on the type of hard court. The extra duty plays well on abrasive hard courts - basically the public courts that need to be resurfaced. The regular duty is good for the indoor hard courts that I play on that aren't abrasive.
     
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