View Full Version : rules on dampeners

09-21-2008, 06:18 PM

I read a rule about the placement of dampeners. ITF gave this answer :-

" Case 3: Can vibration damping devices be placed on the strings of a racket? If so,
where can they be placed?
Decision: Yes, but these devices may only be placed outside the pattern of the
crossed strings. "

Does anyone has a visual where is this ".....outside the pattern of the
crossed strings....." ?


09-21-2008, 06:30 PM
the strings in your racquet make a box. the dampener may be placed in any 4 corners on the outside of the box. most commonly the bottom.

09-21-2008, 06:43 PM

1 - The usual placement for a dampener.
2,3,4 - Sometimes I see players at my public courts put dampeners on those spots. It's personal preference though so I don't know the feel of it.

And I think I just made a visual of what baek57 was trying to tell you. :)

09-22-2008, 02:01 PM
Question I have had a dispute about this are you allowed to have more than 1 dampener on a racket, because i didnt think you could?

09-22-2008, 02:15 PM
yeah tallahasse, you can

09-26-2008, 03:37 PM
you can have as many dampeners as you want as long as they are outside the string bed. example: the gamma shockbusters are long and take up pracitacally the bottom outside part of the string bed, so im sure about 3 dampeners would match its length.