Originally Posted by Rozroz
new can every set??? boy you guys are spoiled!
i can usually feel the balls getting out of touch only after 5-6 hours.
If I had my way and, it wasnt me opening a new can every single time, I would use new balls every set.
After 5 sets (5-6 "hours" of competitive play) you really start to notice the ball not being nearly as "lively" and it starts feeling a little more "squishy". I suppose on clay the ball lasts a lot longer, but on hard court, one set really is enough.
I can play with totally flat balls just like you can drive with totally flat tires. Your car just wont handle the same.