Which balls ?

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  1. Aykhan Mammadov

    Aykhan Mammadov Hall of Fame

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    Which balls - brand and model you regard as the most longplaying in that meaning that they lose their pressure very late ?
     
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  2. peter

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    Tretorn Micro-X - they haven't got any pressure to lose :)
    [They actually gain bounce as they wear off the felt :)]

    Of the pressurized balls I've tried the following were quite good:

    ProSupex Tour
    Biltema ITF (el-cheapo swedish car spare parts retailer - beleive it or not!)
    Wilson Double Core
    Tretorn Z-Tour
     
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  3. marc

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    its all about the Babolat VS ball and the Roland Garros ball, too bad they are only in europe...
     
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  4. Craig Sheppard

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    I'll never buy anything but Dunlop balls again. Dunlop Grand Prix and Dunlop Championship are the best thing going. I cracked a can open and played a 3 hour and 15 minute 3-set match last week, and the balls still had great fuzz and great bounce. If you did the same w/ Wilson or Penn, forget it. Actually, I played another 3 set, almost 3 hour match 4 days before that with Penn balls. They were as bald as George Costanza after that, and completely useless in my book. I almost wanted to crack open another can in the 3rd set. Go Dunlop. Always.

    Craig
     
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  6. Ronaldo

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    Grand Prix and Wilson Double-Core are excellent. You can nuke your balls, bounce much better heated-up. Or use a pressurizer to pump those balls up. Sometimes they actually feel too hard to hammer your strokes.
     
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  7. jayserinos99

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    i like dunlop but i have yet to get rid of all my penn tennis balls.
     
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  8. K!ck5w3rvE

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    Slaxenger are easily the best. Do you not have them in the states?
     
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  9. bcaz

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    Dunlop Grand Prix are very nice -- the clay court balls version do very well on hard courts, and some folks like them even better.
     
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  10. fastdunn

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    Dunlop balls last longest from my experiences.

    I just do not like the feel of them. I know it's all subjective and all balls made same
    people say but I do not like somewhat heavy feel of Dunlop balls except Absorber.
    I sometimes use Dunlop Absorber for a match and continue to use them in practice
    for quite a while....
     
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  11. dozu

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    Penn balls are the worst, they gave all the money to Agassi for that dopy commercial, instead of spending them on R&D.

    Wilsons retain pressure quite well in general, but the felt doesn't last long, on fast courts they become hard to control after 30min.

    Dunlop balls are the best.

    I used Slazenger before, it's just not widely available in the states.
     
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