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spinny
04-11-2007, 08:11 PM
At the risk of re-inventing the wheel, I tried using a vibe-dampener ]AT THE TOP OF MY STRING BED.You know an easy on/off , non toxic way of raising SW a few points. Has anyone tried this? Any calculations on SW increase, Any downsides to this? Any comments appreciated.

soki
04-11-2007, 08:20 PM
i think it's illegal to do that

Noveson
04-11-2007, 08:21 PM
No it isn't, it can be under the bottom cross, outside either of the two outermost mains, or above the top cross.

soki
04-11-2007, 09:03 PM
Ah, I guess when someone told me you couldn't put it above the bottom cross I didn't think of the outermost mains/top cross.

Anyway, sorry, never tried it =\

Teh_pwnerer
04-11-2007, 09:42 PM
i think it adds about 2 grams or sumtin lol

squints
04-11-2007, 10:23 PM
i've seen some usta players use worms on the sides bottom and top. o_o I found it a bit excessive.

Duzza
04-11-2007, 11:22 PM
Non toxic? I'm sure we've had this discussion, and come to the conclusion that the lead in lead tape is harmless.

Fossika
04-12-2007, 12:04 AM
Non toxic? I'm sure we've had this discussion, and come to the conclusion that the lead in lead tape is harmless.

As long as you dont lick it, suck it, eat it, bathe in it or store it inside your body for an extended period of time lead tape is non toxic ;)

Duzza
04-12-2007, 12:07 AM
As long as you dont lick it, suck it, eat it, bathe in it or store it inside your body for an extended period of time lead tape is non toxic ;)

I think you could do all those things and be ok :).

Fossika
04-12-2007, 12:14 AM
I think you could do all those things and be ok :).

LOL, Blames on you if some noob starts munching on lead tape and dies from lead poisoning:p

It would take a lot of tape, or a lot of time to get sick from doing it but as long as your just using lead tape on your racquet you shalt live:grin:

ps60
04-12-2007, 12:20 AM
of course i did :grin:

a 2g damper adds about 6-7 SW.
a 4 g may add 15 unit SW !

but it is not as good as distributing your wt along 10-12-2 o'clock.

i use it on my nephew's racket (a 23" very light one) to help him increase stability. And adding lead (a poisonous material) to a kid's racket is NO GOOD !