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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2003, 02:53 AM Thread Starter
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i hit with the "bigger" tennis balls today...

i have to say that i really don't like them. especially because i'm a power player training on clay, it is definately tougher for me with the bigger balls that they have been talking about implementing

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2003, 02:59 AM
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I think they should implement them. We need a new way to injure the players.

This is brilliant, isn't it? They make the rackets bigger and lighter, so that they can be swung harder and make explosive impact, thus injuring the players. When we decide the impact makes the ball move too fast, we make the ball bigger, thus compounding the injury issue.

I love technology at work.

BTW, standards for size and weight of tennis rackets would be about 10 times easier to enforce than those for golf clubs or baseball bats.

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I don't think the pros' rackets are as light as we think. Otherwise they'd be making too many unforced errors. I thought they were heavy like over 11 Oz?

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Yea I bought the blue US OPEN can of tennis balls which are bigger than the Dunlop or Penn, and I HATED IT! I sprayed balls everywhere!
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I like em. Makes me feel like i'm hitting the ball harder.

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I like em. Makes me feel like i'm hitting the ball harder.
Wrong. You are hitting exactly the same. The ball is hitting you harder.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2003, 05:09 AM
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I tried them, it is really a contest who would miss first. I just could not get ball pass my hitting partner, no matter how hard I hit. But it does make it (IMHO) somewhat easier coming to the net and winning points there.
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