View Full Version : POLL:Best dampener

04-03-2006, 10:23 AM
which is the best dampener

04-03-2006, 10:33 AM
sampras dampener should be on there (by Unique)

04-03-2006, 10:51 AM
Rubber band.

04-03-2006, 12:14 PM
Natural gut.

04-03-2006, 12:17 PM
they are all pretty much the same. I like rubberband because A) they dont cost a dime but the most important thing is that they come in different colors and they dont fall off and they are small.

04-03-2006, 01:21 PM
No dampener is best, but if your racquet is light or your strings are singing I would choose a rubber band. (I did use the rubber band for some time, until I figured out my racquet and tension issues.)

04-03-2006, 01:42 PM
pete's damper!!!:mrgreen:

04-03-2006, 06:20 PM
Definetly the sampras O.

04-03-2006, 07:06 PM
Gamma Shockbuster and Gamma "No-Shock" Dampener are my favorites.

04-03-2006, 09:08 PM
It depends on what racket I'm using and what type of string I'm using. I usually use the Gamma Shockbuster for high-ping rackets and on regular rackets, I use either rubber bands or Wilson's Vibra-Fun Heart. The heart shaped one works better than the others, and it works surprisingly well in general. (Better than the other small logo-type ones anyways)

04-03-2006, 10:54 PM
i voted for rubber band, simply because the sampras o, and the gamma no-shock/red eye werent on the list.

04-04-2006, 12:10 AM
There is no option for: I like to hear the ping so I don't use a dampener.

04-04-2006, 12:15 AM
condom band.... i mean rubber band

04-04-2006, 01:09 AM
the sampras dampeners is what i currently use but the babolat custom damp are awesome! they absorb so much without taking away the feel of the ball but they came off to easily for me

04-04-2006, 06:37 AM
Rubber band - size 64

04-04-2006, 06:59 AM
I think all dampeners are very similiar, the rubber band is better than most.

slice it
04-09-2006, 06:09 AM
yonex: supper viberation stopper....
look it up, its the shiz

slice it
04-09-2006, 06:11 AM
yonex: supper viberation stopper....
look it up, its the shiz

besides that it doesnt really matter....
whatever one looks the coolest :cool:

04-09-2006, 06:36 AM
head smartsorb

11-10-2008, 07:57 PM
head smartsorb

I'll second that.

11-10-2008, 08:07 PM
I'll second that.

The last post was on April of 2006. LOL.

game set match 46 TIMES!!
11-10-2008, 08:23 PM
head! 10 char

11-10-2008, 11:58 PM
until today i had been using the babolat custom dampener with the clear plug-in thing on my babolat apd. on sat i tried using that one as well as 2 sampras O's on either side. today i said @#% it & put on 2 more- a smiley face on either side of the sampras O's. Yeah, thats right. i used 5 dampeners today and it felt great, and i'll continue to do that, to neutralize as much shock to my arm as possible.

the reason i'm using so many dampeners is b/c i just went back to poly after laying off of it and using kevlar hybrids at low tensions for spin instead due to tennis elbow. since my arm is stronger and better feeling and i've experienced the reality that NOTHING COMPARES TO POLYS IN TERMS OF POP, CONTROL ,AND SPIN, i plan to continue playing with 5 dampeners.

so for all you tennis elbow sufferers who love poly but shy away from it in full setups or altogether, try using multiple dampeners. i also think my new APD w/ cortex works as a kind of shock absorbing system. i was relieved and overjoyed at seeing once again what polys can do with the ball.

kirshbaum proline 2 (1.15mm) straight up at 53 on an apd cortex with, that's right, 5 dampeners-best hitting i've had in months!

11-11-2008, 12:18 AM
rubber band - cheap and effective.

11-11-2008, 05:56 AM
what about the head logo dampener I ? is black and looks better than the logo II. but i think the best dampener is head smartsorb.

11-11-2008, 06:02 AM
babolat custom damp all the way

game set match 46 TIMES!!
11-11-2008, 09:47 AM
I'll second that.

well if he likes them then he can like them. they are good :)

11-11-2008, 10:09 AM
which is the best dampener

The little round tennis ball ones sold by "Unique"

game set match 46 TIMES!!
11-11-2008, 10:21 AM
The little round tennis ball ones sold by "Unique"

what color?

11-11-2008, 10:26 AM
Definitely Babolat Vibrakill (not on there?)

11-11-2008, 11:17 AM
volkl makes great dampeners they should be up there
but i voted for the wilson becuz those are good 2

11-11-2008, 11:17 AM
How about wilson smiley face?

11-11-2008, 11:19 AM
o ye forgot about that that dampens great 2 btw nice timing on your post
=) XD

11-11-2008, 12:06 PM
what color?

I use the black.. but they used to come in a 2 pack.. and come in different colors.. red.. black. purple.. etc I get them at Dick's


H. Ju
11-11-2008, 12:08 PM
Rubber band...

11-11-2008, 03:31 PM
well if he likes them then he can like them. they are good :)

Haha thanks, Bundey, I had no idea. ;). I just searched "Head Smartsorb" to see if other's had as positive an experience with it as I did. But, yeah...:)

Winners or Errors
11-11-2008, 04:20 PM
which is the best dampener

Donnay Vibrazorb - too bad such dampeners are no longer available. The foam absorbed vibrations much better than rubber does. I'm looking for a reasonable replacement...

11-11-2008, 07:43 PM
Donnay Vibrazorb - too bad such dampeners are no longer available. The foam absorbed vibrations much better than rubber does. I'm looking for a reasonable replacement...

try the babolat custom damp they are the best

11-11-2008, 08:18 PM
Tecnifibre vibra clip followed by the sampras dampener.

11-14-2008, 06:10 PM

11-15-2008, 07:01 PM
long live the rubbers! get your head out of the gutter, im talking bands.

11-17-2008, 04:09 AM
For me a rubberband (currently OtZ rubberband or Wilson Iso Zorb) works the best...

11-17-2008, 04:46 AM
I use a Volkl one. I think they do the best job. That wasn't one of the choices NOR was one marked "other".

11-17-2008, 05:35 PM
I like the Gamma Shockbuster I

11-18-2008, 12:13 PM
where's the pete sampras. number one for feel and it stays on too

11-18-2008, 12:24 PM
Wilson Bowl O' Fun Smileys?

11-18-2008, 01:00 PM
pete O's

new cereal from kellogs

nah but these to me are the best. how come they are not this poll?
what was the OP thinking?!?!

i heard someone talking about chewing gum??!!
why is this not on there.

11-19-2008, 04:33 AM
Babolat custom damps all the way!!!!!!!!

11-19-2008, 08:28 AM
Wilson Shock Trap
Great for larger heads with open string pattern, i.e. KZen.

11-19-2008, 08:31 AM
Anyone tried the RVS from Babolat, the one with a little metal piecec at the tip ?

How does it feel ?

11-19-2008, 08:36 AM
I will have to vote for the NEW Z dampner in yellow color.

11-19-2008, 10:08 AM
sampras dampener should be on there (by Unique)

exact: Unique Pete Sampras - best dampener ever