Presureless tennis balls

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  1. voltman

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    Are these useful for anything?
     
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  2. Ronaldo

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    Tretorn Micro-X are a really good for a ball machine. Weigh the same as any other ball and bounce nearly as well even at 40 degrees farenheit.
     
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  3. Loud

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    I found the Tretorns to feel a bit harder and heavier than standard balls but I guess they would be pretty good in a ball machine.
     
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  4. Ronaldo

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    Micro-X weigh the same as any other ball, to the gram
     
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  5. Loud

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    Maybe it's the hardness then...something about them feels a bit different.
     
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  6. peter

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    I think it is because they are filled with what looks like tiny
    plastic snow flakes - so they do not compress as much as
    the gas balls when you hit them with your racket. And since
    they never loose pressure they keep the same bounce
    year after year...

    You get used to the Micro-X quite quickly and it's a nice
    ball to play with.

    (They actually bounce slightly more after a while when the felt
    has worn off - think playing with a rubber ball :)
     
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  7. okaythen

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    micro-x how long do they last? I think they last the longest for pressureless for ball machines?
     
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  8. Ronaldo

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    Used the same balls for over 12 yrs.
     
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  9. okaythen

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    wow lol, this other guy said he moved 6 years later and the balls are still good, well worth the money then!

    I think they are only available online huh, 127 bucks for 72 balls on amazon etc, can't find any in sports authority or big 5 etc.

    hmm my ball machine's capacity is up to 150, guess I should get 2 cans as you can lose balls here and there. thanks!
     
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  10. frank52

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    TW sells the bag of 72 Tretorn Micro-X balls for 127. At other places you can get 4 cans of balls (12) for a little over $21. Comes out to the same $1.76 per ball.
     
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  11. mctennis

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    I use the pressure less balls in my ball machine. They last me all season. I tried the Micro X balls and thought they got way too hard too fast. I have been using Penn pressure less ones the last 4-5 years.
     
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  12. NE1for10is?

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    The problem is that you have to change your swing to compensate for the different bounce and the heaviness of the ball, so eventually when you go back to regular balls in a match, it's like getting used to everything all over again and all your practice with the pressureless balls was pretty much worthless. Pressureless balls are IMHO a waste of time and money.
     
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  13. okaythen

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    is it that bad? I read after awhile micr-x will get not as heavy on the arm/wrist. but the swing and feel on the different balls will be a problem, if it's only a little difference it's ok but is it that great? I just got machine and ball and started to play couple days ago. I think micro-x rarely go on sale?

    I find that you have to hit the sweetspot or it's hard on your wrist and arm. How long until micro-x get less heavy and are broken-in? I was doing some volley drop shot and that count affect it if the ball is that heavy and differnt.

    rain and puddle of water won't affect micro-x right? ok to store in garage or room temperature?
     
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  14. rchjr2091

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    I bought the Tretorn's for my lobster, tried and tried to get used to the difference of regular balls and Tretorn but the solidness of how it felt at contact was to great for me. They do have some good characteristics but I wouldn't spend the 100 dollars plus till you can try them out.
     
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  15. Tennisist

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    Tretorn Micro-X are great for playing outside in subzero temperatures on a snowless winter. They bounce, and they bounce high! Everything else at these temperatures bounces about half as high as "it should". This changes the game completely! With those balls, the game is as fast and as wild as on the hottest days of summer!
     
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  16. Ronaldo

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    If you heat your balls in a microwave and wrap them in a hot, moist towel, never let them lay on a cold court you may get 30 to 45 min of a true bounce.
     
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