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Old 10-13-2012, 10:33 AM   #8
tball
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I typically play on 4 different courts (1 indoors, 3 outside). Sure, there are differences between the surfaces. But none of those differences are as drammatic as the difference in temperature. At noon, it is ~75 F, and things are quite bouncy and fast (and the surface is the least of those contributing factors). In the evening, the temperature is ~50 F, and everything is so different!

I also play well into the winter outside, and strangely enough, those courts with the "best" surface (nice thick, rubberized layer), which provide the softest/slowest bounce during the summer, in the winter months definitely become the "bounciest". The public courts with the poorest of surfaces, which are the fastest int he summer, become the slowest in the winter.
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