Dura Fast-40 Pickleballs

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These are the most popular outdoor pickleballs, and it's not difficult to figure out why. The hard plasticity and responsiveness of this ball makes it a favorite among players.

ONIX Dura Fast 40 Pickleballs

The Dura Outdoor Pickleballs, also known as the Dura Fast 40, are a seamless one-piece rotationally molded ball specially designed for pickleball. They, like all outdoor pickleballs, have thick walls. The purpose of using hard plastic for a pickleball is to increase the life span of the ball in rough outdoor conditions. The name of the ball is short for "durable" and these balls live up to their name.

The ball is made by injecting a single glob of hot plastic into a mold. The mold is closed and rotated to spread the plastic evenly around the walls of the mold. When the mold has stopped spinning it is opened and the new ball is removed from the mold. Sometimes there is a minor separation seam from excess plastic that leaked out of the mold. This excess plastic is sanded off. Look inside the ball and you will not see a seam.

The patented hole pattern was designed by an aerospace engineer to create the the best possible flight pattern. There are two sizes of holes drilled into this ball. The two sizes of holes and the hole configuration, help make the ball more aerodynamic in turbulent wind conditions.

The Dura Outdoor Pickleball is a heavy ball, weighing 0.92 ounces (26.08 grams). This weight helps keep the ball flying straight even in windy conditions. The weight also makes them a fast ball, compared to the softer ONIX Fuse Indoor Pickleballs. The Dura are also rather big; the ball measures 2.9375" in diameter. The ball has an average bounce height of 32", promising lively response to every strike.

Formerly called the Dura 56, the manufacturer changed the name several years ago to the Dura Fast 40, in keeping withthe 40-hole pattern.

For many years, this ball has been the official ball for the USA Pickleball Association's National Championship Tournament.

Orange Dura Balls
Reviewer: bert coates from Tucson, AZ United States
Yes. they arrived and are already in play. I personally thing they are worth the extra buck per package. Our 4 new courts have a textured surface and these balls seem to wear evenly -- where the cheaper balls form a ridge.

Dura Outdoor Pickleball
Reviewer: Brian from Auburn, CA United States
I'm Pretty new to the sport, but this is the ball of choice where I play. Some of the other one's are as hard as a rock, the Dura seems much easier to drop in the kitchen, if that's your game these work well. As always the service from this company was very good!

Good quality
Reviewer: Westa Marshall from Siler City, NC United States
Quality ball. I like the choice of colors. I ordered indoor and outdoor balls in different colors to make it easy to differentiate.

Great Product
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Old Bridge, NJ United States
These balls are really very good. Easy to see in the sun or on a cloudy day. They also have a nice bounce to them. Would recommend

Dura Outdoor Balls
Reviewer: TERRY WATTS from MARYVILLE, TN United States
They've proven to be amazingly reliable and durable for the use/abuse we through at them. We've been playing with 5 dozen balls 6 days a week across 6 courts and there've only been 6 cracked balls (occurring recently, the last 6 weeks) since back in September. A great value!

Dura outdoor pickleballs
Reviewer: Martin Conley from Egg Harbor Twp., NJ United States
We use Dura outdoor pickleballs at our 55+ community five (5) days a week, two+ hours per day, and they just last and last.
I prefer the orange and yellow balls, but ordered teal ones this time. Hope they last as well as the others.
I order exclusively from Pickleball Central, as I know that my order will be processed immediately and will be top quality.
Thank you.

Reviewer: Judy Radke from Fort Myers, FL United States
Best out door balls. Due to wear & tear on an asphalt, as expected they don't last forever so I by a dozen about 2 or 3 times a year.

dura outdoor pickleball
Reviewer: Joyce Stannard from Essex Junction, VT United States
Have been ordering these balls for years. Never disappointed.

Good Quality!
Reviewer: David M from Cedar City, UT United States
Well build and will be lost before being worn out.

Worth it
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Tacoma, WA United States
If playing a lot out side the reality is eventually they will crack. Usually have to buy a few new ones when the weather is good to play in the summer. Aside from that they are the best to play with. Can put plenty of spin and speed on them.

seems great
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from tamarac, FL United States
The first thing I noticed is that I definitely look better serving long & wide than with "that other brand" ball.
I also have more confidence in hitting the ball into the net than ever before.

Dura outdoor pickleballs
Reviewer: Ken Carr from Sherman, TX United States
Same size as indoor balls but size of holes smaller than indoor balls. However still good idea to get different colors to keep from getting them mixed up. Smaller holes on outside balls apparently designed to keep the wind from having as much effect on them as a indoor balls and their larger holes. Not sure if that's the case. One difference
I noted was that indoor balls have more bounce. Outdoor balls seem to hold up well on rough surfaces such as cement.

Long Lasting, Pretty good bounce
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from St Augustine, FL United States
by the breeze at alBought a dozen of these to try them out and they worked great outdoors. We are in Florida so there is always some ocean breeze with heavy humidity. These were not affected l.

Yellow Ball
Reviewer: Daniel Duval from Summerfield, FL United States
Our club likes the yellow Dura balls because they are heavier and perform better in the wind. They also last longer than the thinner balls. I also like the very fast delivery from your company as well as the free shipping.

Outdoor pickleballs
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Berlin, MD United States
So glad you offer a different color! Everyone has yellow, we got the teal, and this way we can keep track of our balls

Always exceptional
Reviewer: Nancy Freiberg from Schofield, WI United States
Our club only uses the orange Dura Outdoor Pickleball. Have tried the other colors over the past two years, but everyone prefers the orange ones. Can see them on our courts clearly, hold up very well over the summer four times a week and are they only ones we use. Only time we wondered if we should change color was when the leaves started to change and fall. Blended in then.

Dura Outdoor
Reviewer: Joe Vartanesian from Wake Forest, NC United States
They tend to last longer than others on tennis court surfaces

Reviewer: Gail Evans from Santa Cruz, CA United States
The only problem was the color - teal. They are harder to see on a green court.

Great long lasting Pickleballs
Reviewer: Nancy Freiberg from Schofield, WI United States
Our club uses the orange Dura Outdoor Pickleballs exclusively. They hold up well in hot and cold weather as we are still playing outdoors, even in hail. The orange is the easiest to see and our favorite.

Solid ball
Reviewer: Bret S from Orefield, PA United States
Great ball that seems very sturdy. We play a good mix of dink and smash and while some other balls seem to crack or get a soft spot these are more solid.

orange balls
Reviewer: Donald Kaufman from Haslett, MI United States
good visibility. Although outdoor balls played once with them indoors, very lively and good bounce.


Dura Outdoor Pickleballs technical Specifications
Weight: .881 ounces
40 holes (Note: These balls have 16 holes that are 0.335" dia. and 24 holes that are 0.270" dia.)
Diameter: 2 15/16"
Bounce (from 75 inches on concrete floor): 32 inches
Manufacturer: ONIX Sports
U.S. Patent # 8,357,062

Reviews (1858)

  • Extremely poor durability

    Mar 6, 2024

    These have extremely poor durability. I purchased 6 balls and of these, 3 went out of round and developed a large bump within a single game each. Another lasted one indoor game on an outdoor type playing surface before the same issue occurred. The outdoor temperature was between 55-65 F and indoor was 70 F so it was not too cold on either occaision. The balls were brand new and were used on a standard outdoor pickleball court surface. This level of breakdown is unacceptable for a ball that costs $4 a piece and was surprising to say the least. I was very disappointed as these are highly rated and I am not sure if the quality control on my batch was poor or if the playing conditions were not ideal for the intended use of the ball. Regardless I would not recommend these to others. Pickleball Central Response: Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we’re sorry this didn’t work out. Pickleball Central feels strongly about supporting our customers and we stand behind everything we sell. Please feel free to reach out to us by email or phone (info@pickleballcentral.com / 888-854-0163) and we’d be happy to help.

    John Smith

  • Worst ball made

    Jan 30, 2024

    I'm really struggling to understand how these balls have such good reviews. I've played with them recreationally on multiple occasions and in two different tournaments. These balls are horrible! I play at a 4.0-4.5 level. Most players at that level are fairly good players that hit a variety of shots. To do that, you need to have consistent performance from the ball. This ball does not offer that. Usually within 5-10 minutes of playing, a new Dura ball will begin to warp--significantly! All you have to do is hold it straight out and drop it a few times. You'll notice that the ball never consistently bounces back up in the same place. Sometimes it goes right. Sometimes left. Sometimes away from you, etc. It's very frustrating to get a relatively routine shot hit to you and it ends up turning into a frantic lunge for the ball due to the way the ball bounced because of its warped form. They don't tend to crack as much as the Franklin X40, but in my opinion, they are far more frustrating to play with. Stick to Selkirk S1 and Franklin X40 for more consistent performing balls. Don't waste your money on these--trust me, it will be a waste of your money. ***PBC Response*** Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! Every ball is not designed for every player or environment. Please reach out to our customer service team by phone or email for more information on how to return these with in 30days . - Anastasia, PBC Team

    Mike D

  • Dura 40 balls

    Jan 10, 2024

    Good ball - not very durable - not recyclable. This is the 21st century and I expect more. something that lasts and is recyclable!


  • Dura Fast 40 Outdoor Pickleballs

    Jan 7, 2024

    Balls work great, have nice bounce, and are easy to see.

    Jill Winchel

  • was not what I hoped for

    Dec 10, 2023

    balls break too easy in cool weather***PBC Response*** Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! Every ball is not designed for every player or environment. Please reach out to our customer service team by phone or email for more information on how to return these with in 30days . - Anastasia, PBC Team

    richard crosby

  • Pickle Balls

    Oct 31, 2023

    Great Delivery and performance of balls

    Gwyn Gorrell

  • Horrible poorly made

    Oct 30, 2023

    Seems are pronounced and ball is poorly made I need a refund these are horrible ***PBC Response*** Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! Every ball is not designed for every player or environment. Please reach out to our customer service team by phone or email for more information on how to return these with in 30days . - Anastasia, PBC Team

    teresa kelly

  • Dura Fast 40 Neon

    Oct 28, 2023

    These are my favorite Pickleballs because they are a heavier weight so wind doesn’t affect them as much, they take longer to crack and therefore last longer, and the color is easy to follow on the court. They are expensive but are worth it.

    Joel Kuehl

  • Dura Outdoor Pickleballs

    Oct 10, 2023

    These are great balls for high end play.

    Tim Shollenberger

  • Onix Durafast pickleballs

    Sep 20, 2023

    They were all oblong. None of the balls in the pack were round.

    Jane Flanagan Brown