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Ambivalent
09-06-2007, 11:53 PM
For me it's the red and white babolat one that you can stick an additional rubber circle into. I dont use the extra piece and i like the way it is. It gives a really nice and crisp thwap when you hit the ball.

Any suggestions for others though? I heard the Pete Sampras O ones are nice and wont fall off easily...

TheShaun
09-07-2007, 06:03 AM
http://home.pacbell.net/gmlasam/rubberband.html

bswain06
09-17-2007, 05:59 PM
Pete Sampras dampener is the best, few are better in my mind

Fedace
09-17-2007, 06:09 PM
Pete Sampras dampener is the best, few are better in my mind

Is this dampner heavier than others ?

WhiteSox05CA
09-17-2007, 06:11 PM
I love the Sampras dampener and the rubberband. Those are the only two that I'd ever want to use. Although I haven't used dampeners in a while, I like those because they feel best and aren't over-dampening. And they're classic, each of them.

IanRichardson
09-17-2007, 06:28 PM
rubberband, i thought it was ******** till i gave it a shot. Better by far than anything else i have played with, and i have used about everything style out there right now.

Pro_Tour_630
09-17-2007, 06:45 PM
the old W from wilson not the new one, anyone know where I can get more?

Azzurri
09-24-2007, 07:12 AM
I went to Home Depot and bought a few packs of 1/2 inch electrical grommets (4/$1.75). Supposedly Pete used these before Unique made them for him. The dampener that Unique sells (the O ring) is made of plastic. I thought they were pretty stiff, so I went to HD and bought the grommets...they are much softer and made of rubber. They feel great on my racquet and could not play without them...problem is they come off pretty easily (sometimes 1-2 per match or more). I used to use the rubber band and it works great also...never come off.

gerikoh
09-24-2007, 09:58 AM
pete sampras O is the best!
wilson is better but it easily comes off.

until i thought of something,

what i did is i used a knife and adjusted the wilson dampener so that it would fit well and won't come off. :)

Banks
09-24-2007, 02:42 PM
rubber band all the way

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v493/theskaterdude/082820071638.jpg

drakulie
09-24-2007, 02:45 PM
No dampener is the best dampener.

ProStaff Legend
09-24-2007, 05:27 PM
i like the pete samp O. size 19 rubberbands are good but the samp looks better.
i wanna give those babolat cosmic damps a try, i think they look cool

slice bh compliment
09-24-2007, 05:49 PM
No dampener is the best dampener.

''Aint' no dampner like th'invis'ble dampner 'cause th'invis'ble dampner don't pop!''

--Coolio / Lakeside

Yeah, drakulie, I just use leather pads (gut mains), and no dampner at all. But if I did, I like the rubberband concept, which of course leads us to another 70s funk song.

''...when the rubber band starts to jam...''
--The Spinners

Evan1225
10-01-2007, 04:15 PM
I heard the Pete Sampras O ones are nice and wont fall off easily...

Heh, I call the Pete Sampras one the Pete sampras donut...but personally I don't like it, you're better off with a regular rubber one.

slice bh compliment
10-01-2007, 05:38 PM
Did this for my wife: I used a broken grip finishing band as a rubberband dampener. Tie a knot, turn it over and tie two knots. Looks bulkier than a rubberband, but sort of bad ***. It would look like a butterfly if it were a different color.

ProStaff Legend
10-01-2007, 08:09 PM
Heh, I call the Pete Sampras one the Pete sampras donut...but personally I don't like it, you're better off with a regular rubber one.

i call them lifesaver gummies. my little brother tried to eat it one time ahahha

Bubba
10-02-2007, 02:05 AM
Gamma No Shock... best ever.
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACGAMMA-NOSHOCK.html

origmarm
10-02-2007, 02:19 AM
Rubber band
Used to use the Sampras "O".

Ronny
10-02-2007, 02:28 AM
rubberbands.....just bought another box of #64 bands today.

m1stuhxsp4rk5
10-03-2007, 06:00 PM
depending on the racket i like no dampener but i really like rubber bands and the yonex dampener the triangle one

Rulo
10-03-2007, 06:27 PM
I think It's a personal choice....
You should just try out some vibe-damps until you find the one you like the most....

Rulo
10-03-2007, 06:27 PM
No dampener is the best dampener.

Yeah Drak....
It's also the cheaper one....
Enev cheaper tha rubberbands!!!!!!!! ;)

Yonex.
10-08-2007, 08:52 PM
I'd say the Head seethrough logo one.

Yonex.
10-08-2007, 08:52 PM
But the Grommet that I have is better.( now that I remember it ) Just gotta get more ,

Serpententacle
10-11-2007, 09:12 AM
I personally like the Babolat Custom Dampner. Good with or without the insert.