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bchamaki
09-26-2007, 05:56 PM
IS there a way to dampen the racquet without using a dampener. I don't understand how federer has no vibration when he strikes the ball. Please answer.

ffrpg
09-26-2007, 05:59 PM
Hit the sweetspot...

bchamaki
09-26-2007, 06:00 PM
It still vibrates wayy to much

str33t
09-26-2007, 06:01 PM
Use a rubberband. Stops vibration but you still get the "feel".

Shashwat
09-26-2007, 06:02 PM
Why don't you want to use a dampener?

Is it because Federer doesn't use one?

bchamaki
09-26-2007, 06:03 PM
I feel like it get's in the way, and it bothers me.

Besides my question is, HOW DOES FEDERER DO IT?

bchamaki
09-26-2007, 06:05 PM
And No Its Not Because Of Federer. Its Because I Dont Like To Have A Peice Of Plastic Or Rubber On My Racquet.

Noisy Ninja
09-26-2007, 06:11 PM
Try using natural gut strings; Fed uses Wilson natural gut in mains. Softer feeling and less likely to make annoying pinging sounds.

Mr. Hokey
09-26-2007, 06:24 PM
I feel like it get's in the way, and it bothers me.

Besides my question is, HOW DOES FEDERER DO IT?

eh... if you have a problem with it "getting in the way" then perhaps you need to work on your technique?

Jack & Coke
09-26-2007, 06:50 PM
dude, you need more fiber in your diet.

drakulie
09-26-2007, 07:01 PM
How do you know fed's frame doesn't vibrate??

D. Nelson
09-26-2007, 07:02 PM
...and a second serve..... :)

Seansaysrawr21
09-26-2007, 07:14 PM
mrhonkey,

you are totally ignorant and should be banned from the tennis world. You and david nalbandian should go and make love in a tub filled with haggen das ice cream. Don't even start about my tecnique, because I'd probably whip you like Jesus.

:mad:

Do liek mudkipz?

Klatu Verata Necktie
09-26-2007, 07:23 PM
Don't even start about my tecnique, because I'd probably whip you like Jesus.

:mad:

I'm amused whenever I see arguments and personal insults break out on these boards over tennis.

gerikoh
09-26-2007, 07:54 PM
fed uses lead tapes to increase it's stability. besides i find the USK90 to be the most stable of all racquets so why need a dampener anyway. and i think he is used to the pushback force. watch fed's forehand videos as his racquets get to be pushed backward everytime he hits the ball, and there is a lot of vibration there

nickb
09-27-2007, 01:44 AM
I find using the strings instead of the frame stops vibration...

Bubba
09-27-2007, 01:48 AM
Okay... enough fun. One thing that can help are 'power pads' - leather pieces placed at on the 5 center (neck position) mains that the string runs over.

They help elongate the sweetspot slightly, but an additional benefit is that they help to reduce (absorb) vibration.

Alafter
09-27-2007, 02:13 AM
Okay... enough fun. One thing that can help are 'power pads' - leather pieces placed at on the 5 center (neck position) mains that the string runs over.

They help elongate the sweetspot slightly, but an additional benefit is that they help to reduce (absorb) vibration.

The other story is that powerpads dont do any of the things you said. They just help strings wrap around sharper corners without breaking.

Alafter
09-27-2007, 02:13 AM
How do you know fed's frame doesn't vibrate??

Finally, an intelligent response.

BreakPoint
09-27-2007, 02:24 AM
Besides my question is, HOW DOES FEDERER DO IT?
Maybe Federer likes the vibration? That's how he gets more feel from his racquet.

BreakPoint
09-27-2007, 02:30 AM
BTW, I'm confused why you feel a dampener "gets in the way"? :confused:

I use a simple, small "O" grommet and it's so small and light that I don't ever even notice that it's there.

In any case, you should avoid hitting the ball that low in the stringbed anyway.

cknobman
09-27-2007, 07:26 AM
Umm.. numerous studies have been conducted and proved that vibration dampeners do not actually work at reducing vibration but work rather well at changing the way it sounds when contact is made. So maybe Federer is aware of this and dosnt buy into the hype? LOL.

Why dont you focus on your time on aspects that WILL actually reduce vibration such as string type and tension. Polys give more vibration than multis or gut and higher tensions give more vibration and feedback than lower tensions.

Here is a link to a book published where and independant study was conducted to prove this: (many other studies which claim they do reduce vibration are conducted by the manufactures of the dampeners... go figure that their studies conclude they work)
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a714024240~db=all

AlpineCadet
09-28-2007, 03:03 PM
The other story is that powerpads dont do any of the things you said. They just help strings wrap around sharper corners without breaking.
You should try power pads before making any further statements, because you obviously don't know how well they dampen string beds.

JKN666
09-28-2007, 03:06 PM
bchamaki go to youtube and find slow motion videos of Federer and tell me his racket does not vibrate u ******.

JKN

BeHappy
09-29-2007, 02:57 AM
Umm.. numerous studies have been conducted and proved that vibration dampeners do not actually work at reducing vibration but work rather well at changing the way it sounds when contact is made. So maybe Federer is aware of this and dosnt buy into the hype? LOL.

Why dont you focus on your time on aspects that WILL actually reduce vibration such as string type and tension. Polys give more vibration than multis or gut and higher tensions give more vibration and feedback than lower tensions.

Here is a link to a book published where and independant study was conducted to prove this: (many other studies which claim they do reduce vibration are conducted by the manufactures of the dampeners... go figure that their studies conclude they work)
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a714024240~db=all


well, they definitely absorb the vibration before it hit's my hand