Wilson US Open vs ProPenn Plus

Readers

Professional
I only have access to 3 "top end" balls, Wilson USO, Dunlop GP, Propenn Plus. Tried US Open and Dunlop GP, don't like Dunlop, it feels too hard.

The reason I have not used Propenn plus is it cost $5.6 vs $4 of the other two.



Should I even bother to try ProPenn or just stick with Wilson US Open? I read good things about it, but I doubt Propenn is that much better(if any better at all).
 

Readers

Professional
If it's just the felt, I will just stick with USO as the extra duty version really don't lose felt all that fast.
 

ryan sc

New User
The Wilson USO is a decent ball, but seems to lose its felt faster than some other premium balls. I haven't played the ProPenn, but they are highly rated in the ball review sticky, which I have found to be very accurate in assessing the different balls.

(In case you haven't seen it: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=216927)
I highly recommend the ProPenn+ . They retain pressure and bounce better then any ball i've ever played with. For example they have more bounce in them after 3 sets of then most other balls after 1 set. I use to just throw my balls away after playing but the ProPenns i will keep for pracyice balls with plenty of life and btw i hate the regular penn balls . They are about a buck more but worth it to me.
 

clintontiger

New User
I love the atp tour penn balls if you can get your hands on them. I buy them by the case and they aren't that expensive. They last forever.
 

SirGounder

Hall of Fame
I had a similar experience with Dunlop Grand Prix balls. My buddy, brother, and I all thought the balls were too darn hard. It just didn't feel right.

The I like the Wilson US Open balls the best. They seem to retain their bounce well and the felt lasts just fine for me. They just feel good, not too hard and not too soft.
 

Readers

Professional
I love the atp tour penn balls if you can get your hands on them. I buy them by the case and they aren't that expensive. They last forever.
I can get them for $4, but aren't they second tier ball with propenn+ being the top tier offering from penn?
 

Carolina Racquet

Professional
With all things being equal (price), I'd go with the ProPenn. Considering the price difference, I'd go with Dunlop.

Curious where you live with limited availability and high cost.
 

clintontiger

New User
reader: I'm not sure, but I do know they are used in some pro tournaments, I haven't ever hit with the propenn, but I can promise you the atp tour is a great ball.

Ryan: every once in a while you can find the atp tour at sports authority stores, but I usually order mine off the internet.
 

Carolina Racquet

Professional
Readers... make a run for the Border and get them in the US! I pay $2.79 USD a can for ProPenns.

Yeah, we aren't as nice, and don't keep up our yards as well as you, but man, we have cheap balls!!
 

mtommer

Hall of Fame
but aren't they second tier ball with propenn+ being the top tier offering from penn?
I don't know this for fact. I suspect the Penn ATP balls were the top tier ball before the ProPenn ball. As such, it would still be a top tier ball and definitely better than the Championship ball which is the tier 2 ball. Personally, I find the ProPenn, Penn ATP and Wilson US Open balls play similarly enough that I could play with one of each while hitting with no problem. There are differences in feel but actual performance is close enough.
 

retlod

Professional
ProPenns are awesome--my ball of choice. But for the price difference, I'd stick with the USOs.
 
I had a similar experience with Dunlop Grand Prix balls. My buddy, brother, and I all thought the balls were too darn hard. It just didn't feel right.

The I like the Wilson US Open balls the best. They seem to retain their bounce well and the felt lasts just fine for me. They just feel good, not too hard and not too soft.
I am glad others sense this, but I am the opposite, I love hard/fast balls, so Dunlop is #1 for me, Wilson #2....Penn...has been unplayable to me for years now....feels like mush to me (there was a time back in the 80's when it was my favorite ball...don't know if they changed, or I changed)
 

Larrysümmers

Hall of Fame
i play number 1 varsity for a HS team and it was about 55+/- a few. after about the 5th er so game the penn balls were complete *****.
 
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