Sutainable new balls for everyday juniors & players

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by racquetreligion, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. racquetreligion

    racquetreligion Hall of Fame

    Jun 12, 2013
    The game changer would be they should be made of sustainable materials to also encourage juniors and those who cant afford new balls every few sets.

    I like anyone else love to play with new balls but most balls go bad after 6-8 games of use and always wondered why doesnt anyone make a new ball that lasts the same amount of time but are affordable to buy 2 to 1 ratios over the leading brands.

    All tennis balls have been proven to be toxic and the quantity worldwide that end up as landfill for used tennis balls is frightening.

    There should be a startup or tennis player that could do it for example Roger Federer could start the new RG balls with the help of Nike that could do it if he loves helping the poor and introduce tennis to 3rd world countries.

    Anyone doing so would be the first to market a sustainable rubber tennis ball or something along those lines maybe using recycled tyres pulverized and re-cast with a textured surface that gets rid of the fluff or cloned human hair :) so its affordable for all juniors in poor countries and any country really as Slazenger, Wilson and other long time branded balls are terrible, dont last, are toxic and too expensive for up and coming players to use more often. Even using some other fibre instead of acrylic would help.

    Tennis balls and car tyres are very big polluters worldwide.
  2. The Flightless Bird

    The Flightless Bird New User

    Jan 29, 2014
    A lot of times sustainable and cheap dont go hand in hand. but a movement has to start somewhere.
  3. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

    Oct 1, 2005
    There is a company which sells equipment to repressurize old balls. The balls are kept in a chamber for a couple of days under pressure in an inert gas environment. I expect a lot of tactics by other companies to create hurdles for its adoption.
  4. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

    Dec 28, 2008
    East side of San Francisco Bay
    You mean like oil companies buying up or stealing all the new ideas for increased gas mileage?
    Or car makers making cars with limited lifetimes, so they can sell more?
    Or politicians making laws to aide in their own futures?
  5. Chotobaka

    Chotobaka Hall of Fame

    May 19, 2012
    In the mid-80's, when I was still a pup, me and a few friends from the advertising community decided to make a bumper sticker to offend everyone. "NUKE THE GAY WHALES FOR JESUS". Time to bring this one back.
  6. racquetreligion

    racquetreligion Hall of Fame

    Jun 12, 2013
    Well Im not the only one who is sick of the poor quality balls these days from Brand names and would love some kind of recycled car tyre powder to be re-cast into affordable fluffy things.

    Sustainable meaning recycled rubber of the lethal car tyre variety
    not unsustainable business decisions helping **** & pilaging.

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