Pressurized ball container?

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  1. highsierra

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    Is there such a thing as a pressurized ball container that can extend the life of used balls in storage? I have an air compressor at home and wonder if I can make such a ball container myself on the cheap. How much pressure is typically in a new ball, and in the ball cans?
     
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  2. JRstriker12

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    One of the guys I played had these presurized ball Canisters. It was in two peices made out of hard plastic and your screwed the top donw onto the bottom to create presure to help save your balls.

    Probably cost more to build one than buy one.

    Here is a ball presurizer thread: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=19908
     
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  4. highsierra

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    Thanks a lot guys. I was hoping to take advantage of my air compressor :) I may have to figure out how to build one that can hold 10 to 15 balls.

    What's the standard pressure for a new tennis ball? 12PSI?
     
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  5. jbs24

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    You need about 12 psi above atmospheric pressure i believe, so 26.7psi total.

    You should build one if you have a lot of balls. it shouldn't be too hard. Those TennisBallSaver containers are useless. They might pump a little air into the ball, but if you put in a dead ball, there is no way the air around the balls will pump up the balls to 27 psi. The air will leak past the o-ring faster than it gets into the balls. Plus, they only hold three balls.
     
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  6. highsierra

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  7. jbs24

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    That's crazy!
    I can't believe he says "With this type of launcher, there is very little you need to worry about in terms of safety."
    if you're able to put a heavy ball through 3/4" plywood, this thing is lethal!

    If I were using it around kids, i'd put little parachute packs on the balls, kind of like on model rockets. let em float back to earth.
     
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  8. devilish_duke

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    Stick the balls in your car trunk on a hot day. That's a cheap and crude way to repressurize them.
     
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