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krnboijunsung
08-24-2005, 01:53 PM
My friend said that it's illegal to tie a rubberband over the first horizontal string. But when I tie rubberbands underneat the first horizontal line, and just between the two vertical string lines, it does no dampening.

Can anyone find this out?

zAllianceBmx
08-24-2005, 01:56 PM
im sure its not illegal. or its definately not illegal as long as you dont get caught. ;)

littlelleyton
08-24-2005, 02:01 PM
its not legal in the official rule book. where are you playing? tournaments, club, atp tour?? haha yes its illegal over the first cross. got to be bellow.

jPhobos
08-24-2005, 03:06 PM
its only illegal in the EU and 45 states...

sauternes
08-24-2005, 05:27 PM
Taken from the ITF Rules of Tennis:

http://www.usta.com/rules/default.sps?iType=923&icustompageid=1121

Page 10, Section 4, 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.

But I guess it only matters if you subscribe to their set of rules.

sauternes
08-24-2005, 05:32 PM
Taken from the ITF Rules of Tennis:

http://www.usta.com/rules/default.sps?iType=923&icustompageid=1121

Page 10, Section 4, 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.

But I guess it only matters if you subscribe to their set of rules.