13 Comments

  1. Darick Agudelo on April 24, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    I’m a rec player. I just look for best reviews on amazon and call it a day…thanks for the scientific input! I wouldn’t deny the competition cause as american business is job one!



  2. Kevin Dallas on April 24, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    FANTASTIC video! I’ve said this for years, but never had the data to back it up. I have advocated going to one standard ball, with a slightly smaller diameter than is used now, and smaller holes. (Pickleball specs were originally determined, not by the needs of the game, but by the products available for a completely different game for kids! Let’s start over with Pickleball in mind!) A SLIGHTLY smaller ball with a slightly thicker surface would decrease wind effects, and increase durability, while maintaining the same weight! A current Pickleball is larger than a Tennis ball or a baseball, while being only a fraction of the weight. No wonder wind basically ruins the outdoor games!



  3. Marcus Allison on April 24, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Thank you. I truly enjoyed this.



  4. Peter Sullivan on April 24, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you for your analysis. It was helpful. Now how about the bounce? Do balls with less mass have a lower bounce?



  5. Peter Jordan on April 24, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Darrell..what about the new X-40 ball?



  6. garne2t on April 24, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Obviously thickness of the ball impacts weight too. The Onix 40 outdoor ball must be thicker since it is heavier with a similar surface area. Or it could be the density of the plastic. It would be interesting to submerge the balls in water and measure water displacement to see the true volume of the ball’s plastic.



  7. Linda Canadian on April 24, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    It’s not about how the balls fly, it’s about what the balls are bouncing on. Indoor floors vs outdoor courts.



  8. Stephen Yount on April 24, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Dura Fast outdoor ball……Sucks.
    Have tet to find a better made quality ball better than Onix.



  9. John McClure on April 24, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    In the floating wood vs metal analogy , mass is irrelevant. It’s the density differential between the material and water that gives it buoyancy.



  10. Paul Kane on April 24, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Nifty analysis. The math section scared the daylights outta me. Now about those glow-in-the-dark-versions…visual acuity and contrast matter indoors and out.



  11. Rich Hornbeck on April 24, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    I love this u tube! Now I would like to see one on texture! Bounce and slide!



  12. Jorge Ferreiro on April 24, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    You are wrong about spin. Advanced players rarely hit a ball flat without spin. I put either topspin or backspin on virtually every shot



  13. Nick Boyle on April 24, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    holes take away mass, you wasted a lot of your time, it’s the HOLES