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casa nova
04-22-2006, 12:23 AM
what is the best shock?

theace21
04-22-2006, 08:44 AM
Size 64 rubberbands. Never fly off, work great and cheap...

dakels
04-22-2006, 01:17 PM
This all depends on what you want out of your shock absorber. If you want a little bit of pop and vibe dampening a button style vibe might work for your. If you want heavy dampening and deadening of the string bed then you may like thick worm vibes. If you like a small amount of dampening and sound dampening a small rubber band may work for you. Also vibes with a little bit of weight like the Babolat RVS. etc...

Saito
04-22-2006, 01:22 PM
I don't know about the best, but my favorite one to use are these: http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/ProductImages/PETEDAMP.JPG

chris2k5
04-22-2006, 02:58 PM
Can anyone give me a site with pictures that show me how to do this? I am very curious about learning how to use the Rubber Band.

tennis_nerd22
04-22-2006, 03:07 PM
babolat's custom dampeners are the best. i used to think rubber bands were the way to go, but they lose their tightness after a while, so it gets annoying to have to change them. so why not use one of these that lasts a really long time? :D

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACBAB-BCDVD.html

for reference, i used the #64 rubberbands from staples (the ones that theace mentioned)

theace21
04-22-2006, 10:14 PM
Can anyone give me a site with pictures that show me how to do this? I am very curious about learning how to use the Rubber Band.
I had a better link somewhere else but I couldn't find it...I will hunt the other computer for it in the morning...

http://www.csun.edu/~aml45386/images/rubberbandhowto3b.jpg

FuZz_Da_AcE
04-23-2006, 01:15 AM
sampras o's and gamma no-shocks. if you want even less shock, and are willing to sacrifice some power, go the gamma shockbuster 2. cant comment on the rubber band, thou many people on this forum recommend it.

In D Zone
04-26-2006, 10:32 AM
In general it all works - you have to test which shock work best for you
I have found some works well than others... depending on the type/ stiffness and string pattern of the raquet.

I use the O on Dunlop Mfil200, Rubber band on FischerProTour Extreme FT and Gamma Shock Buster on Wilson Ntour.

eahls
04-26-2006, 11:50 AM
babolat's custom dampeners are the best. i used to think rubber bands were the way to go, but they lose their tightness after a while, so it gets annoying to have to change them. so why not use one of these that lasts a really long time? :D

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageACBAB-BCDVD.html

I second that, I like them much more than rubber bands because they do not fall off. I prefer them to the Unique Sampras ones because they are much softer.

snoflewis
04-26-2006, 06:18 PM
i got wilson shocktraps on my pro staffs and TF vibraclips on my TF325s

str33t
04-26-2006, 06:58 PM
What are so good about the babolat custom dampeners? and what does it mean when it says that you can customize it?

Kabob190
04-26-2006, 08:06 PM
I found a dampener on the ground the other day. Its one of those breast cancer awareness ones or something like that. It has a pink ribbon and it says hope on it. I guess its something when I am down in a match I can look at my racquet and tell myself theres still hope on my racquet.

oscar_2424
04-26-2006, 08:33 PM
I don't know about the best, but my favorite one to use are these: http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/ProductImages/PETEDAMP.JPG
I use the same

Skppr05
04-28-2006, 11:12 AM
babolat custom damps, eliminate the annoying noise without sacrificing ball "feel"
and also make the sweetest sound ever