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JoelDali
05-01-2010, 06:14 PM
Classic. Hey if Fed uses it why not him? That is Fed on the package right?

http://rmsboulder.com/images/products/detail/wilsonprofeelplusblack72dpi.jpg

kingdaddy41788
05-01-2010, 06:20 PM
Fed doesn't use a dampener dude... Yeah he's on the package. What are you on about?

JoelDali
05-01-2010, 06:26 PM
I'm on about 2 hrs a day depending on fitness and inspiration. .

Fed doesn't use a dampener?

Why not? That's crazy. That PT90 is so un-muted.

AJK1
05-01-2010, 06:33 PM
The use by pros of dampeners is declining rapidly

andfor
05-01-2010, 06:38 PM
The use by pros of dampeners is declining rapidly

True. It's got to be cause so many pros use all poly which makes the feel muted with out the dampener. Right?

Anyway, who cares what brand of dampener a pro is using?

fluffy Beaver
05-01-2010, 06:40 PM
The use by pros of dampeners is declining rapidly

1 Roger Federer 10,690 - No
2 Novak Djokovic 7,390 - Yes
3 Rafael Nadal 6,480 - Yes
4 Juan Martin Del Potro 5,725 - Yes
5 Andy Murray 5,485 - No
6 Nikolay Davydenko 5,245 - Yes
7 Robin Soderling 4,805 - No
8 Andy Roddick 4,780 - Yes
9 Fernando Verdasco 3,555 - No
10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3,050 - Yes

6 of the top 10 use one, not sure how you came to your conclusions that it's declining rapidly.

cork_screw
05-01-2010, 06:46 PM
Yeah, apparently this was his secret to beating roger. You better run out and get one now.

vsbabolat
05-01-2010, 08:03 PM
Classic. Hey if Fed uses it why not him? That is Fed on the package right?

http://rmsboulder.com/images/products/detail/wilsonprofeelplusblack72dpi.jpg

Great observation! The boys from Head can't be too happy about this.:lol:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Gulbis_2010_Rome_1.jpg

Kick Serve 14
05-01-2010, 08:10 PM
Great observation! The boys from Head can't be too happy about this.:lol:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Gulbis_2010_Rome_1.jpg

Whats up with that? Why not just use a HEAD logo?

SAFINATORZ
05-01-2010, 08:26 PM
what about his strings are they luxilon or is it a hybrid with a wilson string on the main or cross

cesarmo03
05-01-2010, 09:08 PM
maybe that remind him he can be a Winner

OliverSimon
05-01-2010, 09:11 PM
He probably likes the unique feel of the W dampener. Gulbis uses full BB Alu Power.

bsandy
05-02-2010, 05:23 AM
Maybe he bought his racquet on TTW. It was rated 9.0 and the guy he bought it from didn't send the dampener it came with.

. . . Bud

JoelDali
05-02-2010, 05:49 AM
Great observation! The boys from Head can't be too happy about this.:lol:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Gulbis_2010_Rome_1.jpg

I'm really surprized no one has brought it up here.

I've noticed for about the past year. It was more obvious in the KB FL tourney. It seemed like every CU shot you could plainly see it.

I used to use one but they didn't look right in the 88.

OliverSimon
05-02-2010, 06:47 AM
It fits well on a head racquet.

PBODY99
05-02-2010, 08:23 AM
Sevral players use dampners that don't"match" the frame they use. As Digital Underground said," Use what you want."
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dincuss
05-02-2010, 08:50 AM
Speaking of pro feel,
did you know that there is a Pro Feel (Comes with 2) and a Pro Feel Plus (only one)?

The pro feel plus is thicker....

Skabeast121
05-02-2010, 12:34 PM
He probably likes the unique feel of the W dampener. Gulbis uses full BB Alu Power.

When did he make the switch from Pacific?

OliverSimon
05-02-2010, 02:13 PM
^^ Beginning of 2010.

teto29
05-03-2010, 10:47 AM
hes been using the wilson dampener for all of 2010 now..

JoelDali
05-03-2010, 11:10 AM
I called him up today and asked, hes been using it since 2009 because its a more stable dampener than the shark head shaped Head ones which fly off.

http://www.squirrelfood.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/beck.jpg

Ross K
05-03-2010, 11:25 AM
Are these Wilson damps actually really decent then? :shock: I was under the impression the vast majority of damps are pretty ineffective and they are more for cosmetic effect?

sruckauf
05-03-2010, 12:07 PM
I called him up today and asked, hes been using it since 2009 because its a more stable dampener than the shark head shaped Head ones which fly off.

http://www.squirrelfood.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/beck.jpg

LOL Beck rocks.

JoelDali
05-03-2010, 12:21 PM
Are these Wilson damps actually really decent then? :shock: I was under the impression the vast majority of damps are pretty ineffective and they are more for cosmetic effect?

The Wilson dampeners are good.

Its funny last night I kept fiddling with my Sampras 'O' damps thinking the deadness of the Lux was from my damp scooting itself down.

Nah, the deadness was the 8 hour old Lux.

:)

vsbabolat
05-03-2010, 05:47 PM
I called him up today and asked, hes been using it since 2009 because its a more stable dampener than the shark head shaped Head ones which fly off.


The HEAD logo is a Ski Tip.

Sixone
05-04-2010, 08:16 AM
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z19/JamJamiro/tennis/wilsonprofeelplusblack72dpiKopie.jpg

JoelDali
05-04-2010, 08:30 AM
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z19/JamJamiro/tennis/wilsonprofeelplusblack72dpiKopie.jpg

God u rule.

Joeyg
05-04-2010, 09:04 AM
Joel,

I am glad you decided to keep posting. This is classic. As anyone with a brain should know, "dampeners" only mute the sound. They have no effect at all on "feel".

For those that wish to argue this point, look up the word placebo.

JoelDali
05-04-2010, 09:55 AM
Joel,

I am glad you decided to keep posting. This is classic. As anyone with a brain should know, "dampeners" only mute the sound. They have no effect at all on "feel".

For those that wish to argue this point, look up the word placebo.

I understand the pro stock W dampeners do have BLX Crystals that form an interesting bond to the strings and accelerate feel and touch.

Chris Rizutto
05-04-2010, 11:41 AM
Joel,

Where have you been hiding PoliticalForum.com? So you got 45 KPS88 for your Bollocks 90 huh? Did you get Fed to sweat on it and sell it on FleaBay?

JoelDali
05-04-2010, 08:50 PM
Joel,

Where have you been hiding PoliticalForum.com? So you got 45 KPS88 for your Bollocks 90 huh? Did you get Fed to sweat on it and sell it on FleaBay?

Nah I used the Bullox for 10 hours and turned it into a 8.5/10.

It now sits with the STV85, C85, PT90 in the forsaken pile of the box beam death grip.

http://www.woodlandbeam.com/images/BeamSamples/CedarHewn1.jpg

rockcholfo
05-04-2010, 08:55 PM
i use a i.prestige with the wilson happy face dampener and other one with wilson trebol dampener and it's look great

subban
05-05-2010, 05:49 AM
Sevral players use dampners that don't"match" the frame they use. As Digital Underground said," Use what you want."
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Who even needs a dampner? I seen pros just tie a rubber band on their racquet. As Digital Underground said"...the humpty dance is a chance to do the hump...c'mon sexy baby."

AJK1
05-09-2010, 02:00 AM
1 Roger Federer 10,690 - No
2 Novak Djokovic 7,390 - Yes
3 Rafael Nadal 6,480 - Yes
4 Juan Martin Del Potro 5,725 - Yes
5 Andy Murray 5,485 - No
6 Nikolay Davydenko 5,245 - Yes
7 Robin Soderling 4,805 - No
8 Andy Roddick 4,780 - Yes
9 Fernando Verdasco 3,555 - No
10 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3,050 - Yes

6 of the top 10 use one, not sure how you came to your conclusions that it's declining rapidly.

Well Einstein, i've been watching tennis for quite some time now, and it was more like 9/10 players used a dampener until recently. 6/10 is nearly 50%, so yes, it is declining.

ClubHoUno
05-09-2010, 10:25 AM
I called him up today and asked, hes been using it since 2009 because its a more stable dampener than the shark head shaped Head ones which fly off.

http://www.squirrelfood.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/beck.jpg

Why a pic of Beck in this thread :lol:

He doesn't look like Ernie at all :p

JoelDali
05-09-2010, 10:42 AM
Why a pic of Beck in this thread :lol:

He doesn't look like Ernie at all :p

Tons of people disagree.

:)

http://debeduinos.files.wordpress.com/2006/07/federer_novia3.JPG

himynameisNIKE
05-09-2010, 11:19 AM
Tons of people disagree.

:)

http://debeduinos.files.wordpress.com/2006/07/federer_novia3.JPG

LOL dude you are by far my favorite poster on here :)

JoelDali
05-09-2010, 11:59 AM
LOL dude you are by far my favorite poster on here :)

I'm definitely top 8 material.

http://i30.tinypic.com/ook8o.jpg

himynameisNIKE
05-09-2010, 12:25 PM
http://i42.tinypic.com/250qd5y.jpg

mcutilize
05-09-2010, 12:38 PM
jesus mirkas arms are huge

jmverdugo
05-13-2010, 03:22 AM
I usually used the W wilson dampener with my LM Radicals, just because it was the one I was using with my previous racquets. Last night the W dampener jumped out of the stringbed so I had to run to my bag to pick a new one, and grabbed the Head Logo dampener. It truly sucks, honestly, it is almost like not having nothing on it, the stringbed feeling changed completely, this is truly amazing for me as I was convinced that all those things are basically the same! apparently the Head dampener does not grab tight enough the strings, at least this is my opinion.

I remebered this thread and thought that maybe for a similar reason Gulbis is not using the Hhead dampener.

JW10S
08-14-2010, 06:51 PM
In Los Angeles Gulbis was using a black 'O' dampener--I know because I hit with him. In Toronto he was using a yellow dampener. He uses whatever he finds laying around. He realizes that these are not hi-tech devices but just little pieces of rubber--nothing more.

JoelDali
08-14-2010, 06:54 PM
These are very hi tech. Right up there with lead tape and bandanas.

http://www.gottosports.com/Images/Models/Full/1215.jpg

JoelDali
08-14-2010, 06:57 PM
This thread is full of comedy and tennis gold...don't ever die thread.

http://whenheartsattack.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/cookie_monster_dead.jpg

get it in
08-16-2010, 04:01 PM
This thread should be immortalized. And the hits keep coming...

JoelDali
08-16-2010, 07:20 PM
This thread should be immortalized. And the hits keep coming...

I understand TW staff may make it a stickie just for the Mirka pic.