Still the best of the celluloid balls. Rarely if ever see a bad one. Very consistent bounce until they give up the ghost. Yes they get dirty quite quickly, but it doesn't seem to affect the play. They make a truly wonderful sound off the bat when you catch them right, and seem to be able to take any amount of spin you have the ability to give them. So what if they cost a little more ? Be glad we play TT and not golf !