Unique Pressureless balls

Feder

New User
One of my friends told me about these unique pressureless balls, I hear that they are cheaper than regular balls. Know if they are any good?

Greatly Appreciated,

Thanks.
 

DRtenniS1112

Semi-Pro
They are absolutely terrible. No bounce at all. They don't get worse over time (at least not for a while) however they are awful to begin with.
 

soyizgood

G.O.A.T.
Are you referring to the PENN practice balls? God they are awful. I wasted $10 on a bag of those. Those balls MIGHT be okay for serves. But for rallies, forget it. They bounce too low and you can't get much topspin on them. LOUSY balls!
 

Brian_C

New User
yup its true bad as a mother, what i do is just buy a pack of 6 for $10, and after i open them i fill my hopper up
 

Feder

New User
Thanks for the heads up everybody. Really appreciate it, do you think it's good for practice? Not for actual games or anything.
 

DE19702

Rookie
Try Gamma permanent pressure balls. I bought a bunch of them for practice and although I don't have a lot of use on them, they seems pretty good, at least when new.
 

volusiano

Hall of Fame
Try Gamma permanent pressure balls. I bought a bunch of them for practice and although I don't have a lot of use on them, they seems pretty good, at least when new.
If you're talking about the Gamma 48 Bucket-o-Balls, I bought a bucket and don't like them. They may bounce OK but they feel too soft for ground strokes.
 

Court_Jester

Hall of Fame
They are absolutely terrible. No bounce at all. They don't get worse over time (at least not for a while) however they are awful to begin with.
The Unique PLBs have terrible naps. They wear out very quickly and what's worse is that they don't wear out evenly.They look absolutely hideous after a few weeks of use. Plus they feel much harder than regular pressurized balls.

However, I disagree with your statement regarding its bounce. While they bounce no differently from other PLBs when new, Unique PLBs that I use have gotten much bouncier than my other ones when they become bald. I have Wilson pressurless balls in the hopper and their bounce don't compare to Unique.
 

edi5386

New User
Well I use the unique and you can't beat the price. My ball machine holds 300 and some of the pricier balls are twice the cost of unique. In fact, I purchased the unique because someone else said they were a good ball. Now I don't have much experience using pressureless balls but so far they have held up nicely. I play around 4 days a week 2 hours at a time and so far no problems. They are quite hard and I believe have put more of a strain on my elbow which isn't good but I don't think Im going to change at this time.
 

esantoro

Rookie
It is now 2018, and I can confidently say that at least for ball machine use, if I had to choose between Penn balls and Gamma balls, I'd choose Gamma.
 
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