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pumpable tennis ball

pump 'em and re-use 'em
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$3 a can can add up especially since a can will last approx 2 plays. they can pump everything else, they need to make the tennis balls pumpable!
wdoubleo, Oct 02 2005

baked http://www.google.c...&q=Tennis+ball+pump
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       //A can will last approx 2 plays// I assume you mean, in a professional tournament. For normal people a can lasts right up until all the balls have been lost over the hedge.
moomintroll, Oct 02 2005
  

       There's a gadget you can buy that puts your tennis balls in a little high-pressure chamber when you aren't using them. Supposed to renew them like this idea. :)
GutPunchLullabies, Oct 03 2005
  

       How are tennis balls pumped in the first place?
Shz, Oct 03 2005
  

      

// How are tennis balls pumped in the first place?//

A pellet is placed between the two halves of a hollow rubber ball, two dog bones of felt are glued to the outside of the ball, and the whole thing is vulcanized in a two-part mold with a bunch of other balls. The heat causes the pellet to decompose into gas.

The best way to maintain the pressure in tennis balls is to put them back in the can and place them in the freezer. They will last forever that way. To use them again, take them out half an hour before game time, and allow them to warm up before taking the lid off (prevents them from getting soggy).
ldischler, Oct 03 2005
  

       You can try playing tennis at really high altitudes so the ball's relative pressure will be even higher. Or make a really big airlock...
mailtosalonga, Oct 03 2005
  

       /there is not even a remnant to be found/ - have you checked your neighbors lawn?
bungston, Oct 03 2005
  

       baked. Just google "Tennis Ball Pump"
sophocles, Oct 04 2005
  

       Heh. Dogfloss.
lostdog, Oct 04 2005
  
      
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