Bernie will you be bringing your own balls to the match so you don't have to play with the cheap crap served up by tournament organisers?
Hear hear! True dat.We used them recently at our local comp instead of the normal wilsons when they rolled out the AO balls.
They barely lasted the warm up and were like hitting flat fuzzy dead metal lumps after a couple of games.
A few of us ended up with very sore forearms as well, so the dunlops were all binned and back to the wilsons after one week.
They felt nothing like any dunlops I have hit with before.
Right!? Forte Clay are unmatched by any other balls and are my favorite too. Dunlops have been the fastest balls I have hit on both hard court and clay court and doesn't load up with debris. In other words it doesn't feel like I've been buried in sand after match, like I do using Wilsons and Penn Pros.Dunlop makes a quality ball, and Dunlop Fort Clay might be my favourite ball bar none.
I do know they are on the lower side of regulation rules, but the thinner wool makes them a faster ball. They act less like a pressureless ball which is great for sea level altitude playing in my opinion. Of all the brand's I've played, I've found Dunlops to be the fastest with my 65# and 70# full poly strung rackets. String tension has a lot to do with it in my opinion as well.The Dunlop balls I've played with were fine. They seemed smaller and harder than some of the competition, but who knows what they've produced for the AO. Hopefully, it's a quicker ball!
Dunlop Fort white balls were my favorite balls when I started playing in the 70's.I'd take whatever Bernie Tomic had to say with a grain of salt. Anyone with some real cred criticizing the Dunlop balls? Dunlop Grand Prix balls are among my favorites. Outside of the US, seems that many are fans of Dunlop Fort balls.
My guess is that you are using a Regular duty version rather than a slower Extra duty version of a Dunlop ball. Regular duty is used for clay and often used for women's events on hard courts. Some Dunlop models, like their Grand Prix balls, are available in XD and Regular duty versions.I do know they are on the lower side of regulation rules, but the thinner wool makes them a faster ball. They act less like a pressureless ball which is great for sea level altitude playing in my opinion. Of all the brand's I've played, I've found Dunlops to be the fastest with my 65# and 70# full poly strung rackets. String tension has a lot to do with it in my opinion as well.
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They always havePlayed with these tonight after grabbing a couple of cans through the Brisbane International. They felt almost dead out of the can and in hand, as in you could almost squish them in your hand like balls after a few hours of playing. Playability was fine - at least you can still generate spin etc with them and they aren't super slick/light like some of the Penn balls I've used. Where Slazenger Hard Court balls are like hyper bouncy rocks and Wilson AO balls are just the right balance of everything - these Dunlop balls just feel like a cheap half-dead out of the can replacement.
That is a pretty strong opinion.They always have
Dunlop balls have always been the balls random rec players at a public court outside in the winter would use after stopping by the Walmart for the racquets and balls on the way
Just garbage. And I have hit with all of them and have a new can of each in a box in the other room from the sales guy.