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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-20-2009, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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Hard Court Paint

Do you think hard courts should be allowed to be painted in two colours (with field around the court in different colour, like in US Open) or they should be painted only in one, like in Australian Open before 2008?

Do you think that matters at all?

Court painted in one colour is more similar to natural surfaces courts (clay, grass). Two colours court is more tiresome for player's eyes, imo.
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Some genius just needs to figure out how to paint a line that doesn't get slick when wet and has the same bounce characteristics as the rest of the court when it's dry... I mean WTF. this is the 21st century. Somebody's got to have enough brains to pull that off.

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I loved the Australian open colour before 08 and I loved the pre-2004 US Open colour. So boring now, green and blue everywhere.

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I like all 1 colour.
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Some genius just needs to figure out how to paint a line that doesn't get slick when wet and has the same bounce characteristics as the rest of the court when it's dry... I mean WTF. this is the 21st century. Somebody's got to have enough brains to pull that off.
So true.

Dunno if it bothers players... doesn't bother me when I play. It's certainly better for the audience and nicer to me as it is now.

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Two colours court suits more to doubles players than singles players. Whole their out area is painted in one colour (sidelines).
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I like two colours.

AO has always sucked in appearance. Pukey green was yuk and even the ball kids and the linespeople look so dorky.

Now all the same blue at Melbourne Park is just awful.
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Two colours is better.
I guess the AO2008+ appearance is the best possible. It suits me the most.
I also liked Miami and US Open in late 90s early 2000 - dark green and light green.

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I like two colours.

AO has always sucked in appearance. Pukey green was yuk and even the ball kids and the linespeople look so dorky.

Now all the same blue at Melbourne Park is just awful.
It's not the same blue.

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Some genius just needs to figure out how to paint a line that doesn't get slick when wet and has the same bounce characteristics as the rest of the court when it's dry... I mean WTF. this is the 21st century. Somebody's got to have enough brains to pull that off.
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I prefer two colours, its nicer.

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Re: Hard Court Paint

I like two colours, but i wish there was more variety between tournaments other than the dominant blue and green
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Not bothered.

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