Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by ndtennis, May 2, 2007.
When it comes to buying balls that will last I was just wondering what some of you buy for that?
The LONGEST lasting, I would say would probably be Gamma, but I don't like the way they feel/hit, so I usually go with Penn or Wilson.
Dunlop Grand Prix imo
either dunop grand prix or wilson. penn coach is only alright, i think it's a bit cheaper though
Prince Tour is a good ball at a lower price. Dunlop Grand Prix is probably the longest lasting, but too heavy and firm for some people.
yea my friend is from overseas in Austria and he said Fischer is a popular ball there and that really durable but no one in the states here knows about them
Dunlop Grand Prix or Penn ATP. I prefer the Grand Prix.
Dunlop or Penn. Me, I like the Penn balls more.
dunlop grand prix for best durability and playability.
penn's are softest, but don't last very long.
wilson's last long, but are rock hard.
dunlop grand prix all the wayyyyyyy
Tretorn Pressureless. it will last for 5-6 month, and then when all the felt wears off, you can give it to your dog for some more good use, in all it will last for about a year.
I agree with those who say Dunlop Grand Prix!
I agree: Dunlop Grand Prix
However, Penn feels better, lasts fairly long, and not to mention it's a lot cheaper.
wilson us open regular duty
i second that.
I got some Dunlop Grand Prix at least 5 years old still bounce nicely out of my basket. You could seriously play a competitive set with them....when practice turns to some groundies those have been coming out of the basket into the pockets for years.....
I find regular Dunlop championship balls a good value, esp those 4 ball cans.
what is imo?
in my opinion
Penns are garbage. In all aspects.
I use Penn regular duty championship balls and so do my friends because they have a good bounce, aren't too heavy, and aren't too light. The Penn ATP balls are too light/hollow and many Wilson balls are too heavy, especially the Titaniums. I do like regular duty US Open balls, and sometimes the Penn balls come out of the can fuzzy. Overall, though, they're a good ball.
I really liked Penn Center Court balls, but I think those were discontinued years ago.
What ever happened to that Wilson Duocore balls ? they were the best, extremely long lasting and played consistantly til the end./
I love dunlop grandprix but lately they have been fuzzing up to much.
where do i get some
From my experience, I'd vote for either us open or dunlop
Wilson Double Core
I think Wilson Double Core Davis Cup ball is the best long lasting ball.
Usually all balls, even though long lasting etc. loose their felt after 7 to 8 hrs or play, esp. if players are top spinners. So, only thing long lasting in them is pressure.
And if they loose felt and not pressures...that means the ball is going to have a good flight while playing, also they would swing and float in air coz. the weight reduces without felt. So, that anyways makes them less playable.
Anyways, the Best Balls that are long lasting is Wilson Double Core Davis Cup Official ball. Other then that, One can try Dunlop Forte too.
Roland Garros from Dunlop on clay are the most durable
Slazenger Ultra Vis, Dunlop, Wilson USOpen.
But USOpen balls tend to be more expensive, so I avoid them.
You know, we played one tournament with Slazenger balls and they were so slow that noone could serve and volley or come to net.
any penn is good
I haven't tried Dunlops, but I can say I've never been disappointed with Wilson US Open balls. I have a few cans where the felt is long gone but their pressure is still incredible, and those are great for practice.
I love the Dunlop Grand Prixs. They have great durability and I love the feel/playability
I think the longest lasting that I play with are Wilson Advantage but then again I never tried the Dunlop, I usually just use Wilson UsOpen or Championship. I have to go against most people of the board here though on the Penn balls, i can't stand them because though they play great they seem to wear out with 4-6 hours for me so I stay away from them.
hmmm... i never really noticed this. then again, I bought 3 cases about a year ago and have been using those ever since. im almost ready to buy a new case so ill be sure to buy 1 new can of the grand prix's before i buy another case to test em out again
that being said, i love the dunlop grand prixs... best tennis balls ive ever played with.
slow? I think they are just slightly heavy.
Wilson balls are light and very bouncy at the beginning. Not much feeling at the beginning.
i kinda like fuzzy balls
Yes extremely slow, you will find yourself getting to passing shots you were never able to before.
I love Wilson Duocore too, best ball, in tennis but i cannot find it anywhere in any of the stores including TW, where can i buy some??
Some people simply replies "A" but don't mention what they used to compare.
I've used Penn Championship, Wilson Championship, Wilson U.S. Open, Penn ATP Pro, Dunlop Championship, Dunlop Grandprix off top of my head and Dunlop Grandprix lasts a lot longer than the others. The print on the ball does wear off soon and the ball does get 'hairy' playing on hard courts pretty quickly but it lasts longer and the optik yellow felt is brighter than most tennis balls. I love it!
Tretorn pressureless. Our school has had a bucket for 2 years, still hard, bouncy.
Feels similar to preesured too.
Dunlop Grand Prix or PENN / WILSON ~
I prefer dunlop ~
My favourite balls are the Wilson US Opens.
Dunlops are very durable. Though they always seem a little heavier than most balls.
Don't they have the new Wilson DC..anybody try it?
I enjoy K3 Balls, you'll have to google it. I think the felt goes a little quick, or maybe I'm jut really hard on balls, but they keep their bounce, and playability for an excellent length of time.
French Open uses Dunlop balls this year.
Depends what surface, but generally i find the Wilson Tour ones, in the silver can the best.
For me, the best ball is the one that is cheaper: it's a two way between Wilson Championship or Penn Extra Duty. Some stores sell Wilson cheaper while others sell Penn cheaper.
Since your asking for ones that last, I would have to go with Tretorn pressureless balls, nothing else is even close.
When you first open them they will feel dead compared to brand new pressurized balls, but they never wear out, where pressurized balls are not usually good past a couple matches or so.
Otherwise for me I prefer Wilson US Open, I never use the balls past one match anyway and these seem to do fine for 3 sets of play. (and they are okay practice balls for my hopper for practicing serves)
Penn balls sometimes are of similar quality, but in my opinion they have poor product control (more rejects), and they do not last nearly as long most of the time. So you're better of buying Wilson since they cost about the same.
Ive used the Dunlop Grand Prix as well, and because of the bright yellow felt I think they do last pretty consistantly, although they do fluff up, which some people may actually like and others dont. (I kind of liked that myself, but some of the big hitters on my USTA league team complained so I started going with the US Open instead)
I use tretorn micro x pressureless.
Tretorn Micro X pressureless for sure last the longest.
Take a look at these snaps.
The first here is a new Micro X
Here's after 1 month with an average of about 15 hours/week hitting with a ball machine.
Here's after 2 months with an average of about 15 hours/week hitting with a ball machine.
Here's after 3 months with an average of about 15 hours/week hitting with a ball machine.
Since that time the fuzz has stayed about the same (I've been hitting a lot less too.), but the bounce is exactly the same when comparing the brand new and the 10 month old balls. Amazing.
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