I have been thinking about getting a ball machine and would some input from people that own one. 1. I would like to keep cost under 900.00 2. Do you use special balls or just use regular ones? 3. Did it help your game? My uncle who is a retired Pro tells me to forget the machine and just hit on a backboard to groove the strokes. Maybe he is correct dunno. One thing for sure If I get one I think I will have to use balls that are very close to ones that I actually play matches with. My experience with dead balls is not good. If anything my game goes down. Thus the cost of feeding the ball machine with good balls. I'm thinking keeping like 200 balls in it. $3.00/can x 66cans = $198 worth which go dead fast. I know I can buy in bulk but its still going to be expensive. Looking at that I'm thinking pressureless balls. How well do they compare to playing with pressurized balls? Any input is very welcome!