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Offline Arky

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Recycled Tennis Balls?
« on: July 24, 2008, 01:45:40 PM »
I've used this co. for recycling tennis balls - rebounces.com (i just stick dead ones in a box and they send me a shopping label), but wondering if anyone has tried using their recharged tennis balls?

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Re: Recycled Tennis Balls?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2008, 07:25:40 PM »
meant to say "shipping" label

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Re: Recycled Tennis Balls?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2008, 07:37:51 PM »
Welcome here Arky...........I was not aware of this Co. 

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Re: Recycled Tennis Balls?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2008, 07:44:13 PM »
I have never heard of it either.  What does it cost to send them in?  What does it cost to get new balls?
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Re: Recycled Tennis Balls?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2008, 07:48:24 PM »
I just sent them an email after visiting their site, I had some questions, let's see if they hit me back.  It seems intriguing!
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Re: Recycled Tennis Balls?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2008, 12:17:20 AM »
I have and still use a ball reviver, it was $10 roughly and the store and you just let the ball sit in it and it does save/revive the bounce noticeably if you leave them for more than a week but it saves them a little more which is good.


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Re: Recycled Tennis Balls?
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2008, 08:08:48 AM »
I have and still use a ball reviver, it was $10 roughly and the store and you just let the ball sit in it and it does save/revive the bounce noticeably if you leave them for more than a week but it saves them a little more which is good.

How many balls can you put in at once?
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Re: Recycled Tennis Balls?
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2008, 09:46:47 AM »
I have and still use a ball reviver, it was $10 roughly and the store and you just let the ball sit in it and it does save/revive the bounce noticeably if you leave them for more than a week but it saves them a little more which is good.

How many balls can you put in at once?

3. And they say you should leave them in for a month to "fully" restore bounce. But you know.. 1 month for 3 balls? not worth it. I think it does give you a few extra hours of play if you just store the ball in the canister whenever you are not playing. If you are playing everyday like I used to then you probably can't see any effects.
The only side effect I saw was that the ball would lose the fuzz around it faster and go bald sooner. But the fact that it was still almost playable even when it was approaching baldness is I think proof enough that it works.


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Re: Recycled Tennis Balls?
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2008, 09:59:50 AM »
I have and still use a ball reviver, it was $10 roughly and the store and you just let the ball sit in it and it does save/revive the bounce noticeably if you leave them for more than a week but it saves them a little more which is good.

How many balls can you put in at once?

3. And they say you should leave them in for a month to "fully" restore bounce. But you know.. 1 month for 3 balls? not worth it. I think it does give you a few extra hours of play if you just store the ball in the canister whenever you are not playing. If you are playing everyday like I used to then you probably can't see any effects.
The only side effect I saw was that the ball would lose the fuzz around it faster and go bald sooner. But the fact that it was still almost playable even when it was approaching baldness is I think proof enough that it works.

Yea, probablay not worth it for just 3 balls.  If they had one that would fit about 20 balls, I might try it...
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Re: Recycled Tennis Balls?
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2008, 11:16:48 AM »
A MONTH for 3 balls?  Hardly worth the effort.
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Re: Recycled Tennis Balls?
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2008, 11:28:26 AM »
In all my limited experience with those things that re-pressurize tennis balls............the balls bounce better for about maybe 10 minutes after re-pressurizing them and hitting.  They go back to flat almost immediately.  There is nothing worse than "flat balls"!   :rofl_2: :rofl_2:

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Re: Recycled Tennis Balls?
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2008, 11:34:27 AM »
In all my limited experience with those things that re-pressurize tennis balls............the balls bounce better for about maybe 10 minutes after re-pressurizing them and hitting.  They go back to flat almost immediately.  There is nothing worse than "flat balls"!   :rofl_2: :rofl_2:

aint going NEAR this one
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Re: Recycled Tennis Balls?
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2008, 11:42:52 AM »
In all my limited experience with those things that re-pressurize tennis balls............the balls bounce better for about maybe 10 minutes after re-pressurizing them and hitting.  They go back to flat almost immediately.  There is nothing worse than "flat balls"!   :rofl_2: :rofl_2:

aint going NEAR this one

Not even with a 10 foot "pole"?   :rofl_2:

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Re: Recycled Tennis Balls?
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2008, 12:20:16 PM »
In all my limited experience with those things that re-pressurize tennis balls............the balls bounce better for about maybe 10 minutes after re-pressurizing them and hitting.  They go back to flat almost immediately.  There is nothing worse than "flat balls"!   :rofl_2: :rofl_2:

aint going NEAR this one

Not even with a 10 foot "pole"?   :rofl_2:

I guess once your balls go flat, they won't be fuzzy anymore....    :pepsi:
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Re: Recycled Tennis Balls?
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2008, 12:33:38 PM »
This place has responded to me.  They will take any shipment of 200+ ball on their dime.  They have 2 grades of balls they sell too.  I am hoping to find out more.  Interesting.
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