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erap
11-26-2006, 06:51 AM
i just wanna know if u like a vibration dampener or a rubberband on your ncode tour 90??? DO u put it or u just play w/o a vibration dampener??

The ball was in
11-26-2006, 06:54 AM
I use an 'O' shaped dampner on my N-code tour 90's....always have done on all my racquets...when it fly's off...i hate the way it sounds!!

Tennis Man
11-26-2006, 08:51 AM
Just ordered 'O' dampner. used a rubber band before.

tennis-skater
11-26-2006, 09:01 AM
its so much nicer without them its annoying at first but afterwards its so much better, try some power pads

fresnel
11-26-2006, 09:28 AM
the dampener deadened the frame too much for my taste and it's a big dampener so it kinda threw off the balance for me.

SFrazeur
11-26-2006, 10:55 AM
I use the black Sampras "O". I think nCode racquet's play better with some sort of shock dampener/absorber, it seems to give the string beds a more consistent response.

Faber
11-26-2006, 11:21 AM
Yes, I have the Wilson Profeel Vibration Dampener on mine. Never comes off as I never mis-hit the ball in that area. I will be trying power pads soon though.

Zets147
11-26-2006, 11:24 AM
no way jose

Tour 90
11-26-2006, 02:43 PM
no, it feels so much better without one.

looseswing
11-26-2006, 03:23 PM
Nope.

(10 char.)

Robbie_1988
11-26-2006, 06:59 PM
I used to play with Dampeners but have been hitting for at least 2 years without them now. I'm so used to the raw feel of the undampened racket that I absolutely hate playing with a dampener now.

I feel uncomfortable and uncertain with a dampener on my racket cause I can't feel the ball on the strings well. For me, the racket feels somewhat more sluggish when i have a dampener on.

erap
11-27-2006, 01:19 PM
I used to play with Dampeners but have been hitting for at least 2 years without them now. I'm so used to the raw feel of the undampened racket that I absolutely hate playing with a dampener now.

I feel uncomfortable and uncertain with a dampener on my racket cause I can't feel the ball on the strings well. For me, the racket feels somewhat more sluggish when i have a dampener on.

but dont u hit the ball more solid when u have a dampener?

Nextman916
11-27-2006, 01:21 PM
but dont u hit the ball more solid when u have a dampener?

Where would you get that idea from?? It might sound more solid.

psamp14
11-27-2006, 02:05 PM
i originally put the ncode dampener the racquet came with onto my ncode 90, but then noticed that it stretched the strings a bit at the bottom, and didnt made the racquet have less feel to me....so i went thru rubber bands, the wilson W dampener, and an old circular vibrex dampener i've had from my old racquet...but that one fell off sometimes as its old

then i put on the pete sampras O dampener...i've stuck with that, since it feels the best

erap
11-27-2006, 03:19 PM
i got dat idea from my friends Coach

127mph
11-27-2006, 03:32 PM
hell no, why would you? the frame is so demanding and harsh if you hit it off center, why would you need to dampen it.

erap
11-27-2006, 03:50 PM
OK so u guys are saying take mine out? ill try playing w/o it!

EricW
11-27-2006, 05:55 PM
I play with the gamma worm shock absorber thing in my racquet, some people hate it but i like it

Rubber Duck
11-27-2006, 06:00 PM
I currently play w/o one on my Ncode...but then again, when I put my damp on it eventually flies off and that gets annoying so I just leave it off.

Robbie_1988
11-27-2006, 06:06 PM
but dont u hit the ball more solid when u have a dampener?

Ah my phrasing of what I said may have been confusing. Sure putting a dampener makes the shots feel more solid and beefier, but I'm just saying it's hard for me when I try finesse/touch shots. I want/prefer a more livelier feel on my stringbed and the dampener just prevents me from being able to do these shots as well as I could without the dampener.

And besides, I think one OK thing Wilson did with the Ncodes is that foam stuff they put into the frame and I feel that it gives me enough dampening without a dampener. Anymore dampening and I won't be able to experience that sweet and lively feel of the ball impacting on my strings. All this is my personal opinion of course. I'm sure others will feel differently about how the dampener affects their feel for the ball.

But don't get me wrong i'm not praising the Ncode technology really, I'm just saying that it gives enough dampening for me without a dampener on the strings. I personally would prefer it if they made the Tour 90 with the same composition as the PS 6.0 85 (that is, 80% graphite and 20% kevlar). Nothing I've played with so far beats the feel of that classic.

EricW
11-27-2006, 06:40 PM
Whys it your main racquet when the dampening is the only OK thing they did with the racquet?

MariaS
11-27-2006, 08:11 PM
no, it feels so much better without one.

ditto...
I tried one over the weekend. Couldn't get my rythym. Back to having none. It made my racquet feel heavier which I didn't like. If there was something else that was even lighter. :o

Robbie_1988
11-27-2006, 08:37 PM
ditto...
I tried one over the weekend. Couldn't get my rythym. Back to having none. It made my racquet feel heavier which I didn't like. If there was something else that was even lighter. :o

Yeah this is exactly what happens to me when I use a dampener. The racket feels a bit more sluggish or heavier.

tarkowski
11-28-2006, 07:32 AM
Sampras O-dampener

erap
11-28-2006, 08:02 PM
OMG. U guys are FOR REAL! it really feels good when it doesnt have one very GOod racket for dampening.!

nickb
11-29-2006, 03:06 AM
no dampener for me...

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milo
11-29-2006, 09:08 AM
No, i don't put any vibration dampener although i have to put one on my rdx500

Feņa14
11-29-2006, 10:51 AM
Yeh.. I have the pink/purple Luxilon one.