True, False or Urban Legend?

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  1. baselined

    baselined New User

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    the myth about rejuvinating dead tennis balls by putting them in the dryer. Is this true? I have yet to try it but was wondering if any of you has heard of such a thing or have tried it.
     
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  2. Jay Welvaert

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    i bet that hte heat would put pressure in the balls just like putting a basketball infront of a heater. But after like 10 min I bet that it would go dead again
     
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  3. leigh

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    I have taken the old tennis balls and put them in the dryer. I use them for my HS tennis team practices. They seem to hold up for a while. So some truth in it.
     
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  4. perfmode

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    When the air in the ball gets hot, it expands and makes the ball harder but it'll go flat again once it cools.
     
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  5. Kirko

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    Even if it worked the balls are "bald" theres no future in that .
     
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  6. bsandy

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    $1.99 for a new can . . . how much to run your dryer ?

    Ditto on perfmode !!

    . . . Bud
     
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  7. @wright

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    I heard you put them in the oven.
     
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  8. perfmode

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    Unless you decide to play tennis IN the dryer. Then you have to worry about tension loss.
     
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  9. Ronaldo

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    Nuke them, works better
     
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  10. leigh

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    BS Andy;

    The balls were placed in a dryer after a rained out tennis team practice. Don't know where you live but my schools budget does not allow for new practice balls every every day/week.

    I will get back to you regarding the dryer usage cost per ball
     
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