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View Poll Results: Which underused surface would you like to see in more tournaments?
grass 48 51.06%
rebound ace 7 7.45%
carpet 27 28.72%
green clay (not used in any ATP events) 10 10.64%
other 2 2.13%
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Which underused surface would you like to see more of?

Which underused surface would you like to see used in more ATP tournaments?
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Re: Which underused surface would you like to see more of?

green clay

it's seems interesting surface
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Re: Which underused surface would you like to see more of?

What's the difference between the two clays? All I know is the colour, so what's the point?

Can anyone tell me the characteristics of the Rebound ace? And why is it called so?

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Re: Which underused surface would you like to see more of?

I think that green clay is faster and is made of a different substance (some kind of rock I think). Rebound Ace is a rubbery hardcourt. It produces high bounces and it slower than the US Open surface.
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Re: Which underused surface would you like to see more of?

Here is some info on each surface:

rebound ace:

http://www.reboundace.com.au/ace1.htm

Har tru (green clay):

http://www.httennis.com/what.html
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I would love to see more of rebound ace and carpet

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Re: Which underused surface would you like to see more of?

green clay
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Re: Re: Which underused surface would you like to see more of?

green clay is pretty similar to red clay. the difference is that green clay is somewhat faster and that the ball bounces a bit higher of red clay.

i'd love to see more grass and carpet tournaments on both tours.
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Re: Which underused surface would you like to see more of?

I love watching rebound ace!! It doesn't last nearly enough...even though you can't see the ball on tv...

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Re: Which underused surface would you like to see more of?

Grass, and then carpet

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Grass.

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Har-tru is more like a gravel than it is a clay, as it is grainy and resembles clay in no way, shape or form.

It feels like gravel when it inevitably ends up between your toes inside your socks while you are playing and is really not the end-all as far as surfaces go...but the geriatrics around here swear on their reconstructed knees that its as soft as can be.

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Re: Which underused surface would you like to see more of?

Rebound Ace.

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My vote is for Carpet, because I just love that surface.

But, Rebound Ace and Grass are two very close runner-ups. Rebound is just an amazing surface to watch. And Grass is a personal favorite. And I agree with Queen Rebecca - if there was more of a Grass Season, Wimbledon might actually be a competitive tournament.

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