Are the new plastic balls prone to temperature changes

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Beauford P

Beauford P Asked 5 years ago

For the past few weeks we've been playing in 30 deg heat, but tonight we were playing in a big stadium where it was well under 20 degrees when you weren't playing (Melbourne was cold tonight).

We went through 7 of the plastic balls (we broke 4 in 1 match - 2 heavy hitters).

Could it be because the extreme decrease in the temperature today?? Have you heard of this happening before with the plastic balls? It never happened with the old balls.


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 5 years ago

Hi Beauford,

That is interesting. I haven't heard of this happening myself but it certainly sound feasible.

Has anybody else had an experience of the plastic balls breaking after an extreme decrease in temperature?


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martinand bernard

martinand bernard Posted 5 years ago

yes they don't like this, put the balls in your pocket


Jean Balthazar

Jean Balthazar Posted 5 years ago

I confirm. Plastic balls break (even) easier when they are cold.


Beauford P

Beauford P Posted 5 years ago

Wow! You learn something new every day.  Thanks guys and gals.



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