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llamalordoftennis
05-04-2006, 03:11 AM
What is the best shock absorber that absorbs all the shock without....falling off or hindering your play?

MatchpointServe
05-04-2006, 07:01 PM
A Rubberband :) Feels great, cheap, easy to put on.

snoflewis
05-04-2006, 07:15 PM
What is the best shock absorber that absorbs all the shock without....falling off or hindering your play?

run a search...you'll find many threads on this already.

str33t
05-04-2006, 07:23 PM
gamma shockbuster .. never falls off .. racquet becomes shockless

madevil_zero
05-04-2006, 07:30 PM
the head logo, rubberband, pete sampras O, etc

Skppr05
05-05-2006, 09:48 AM
babolat custom high damp....swear I've written this like 19 times LOL

MatchpointServe
05-05-2006, 05:51 PM
That's because this topic is brought up again and again. Custom damp is pretty good, just don't get the Babolat High Damp Vibration:

http://rs.tennis-warehouse.com/tw/big/BHD-big.jpg

I tried it out, since it looks quite cool. What's better then the babolat logo? It damps a little, but will always fall off if you hit it - which is quite a pain. Sometimes I'll find it falling off and having to put it back on 3-4 times in a match; which is pathetic. I really like babolat, but they designed this for looks, rather then function. I still think the Rubberband is the best way to go.

theace21
05-05-2006, 07:00 PM
Rubberband - size 64. Never flys off, and super cheap. Give it a try...

FuZz_Da_AcE
05-05-2006, 07:40 PM
sampras o's and anything gamma

XFactorer
05-05-2006, 07:56 PM
According to the college coach, a dampener just stops the noise vibrations to make it sound better. Blha blah blah, makes sense.

I like the ShockBusters from Gamma... or the Yonex triangle dampeners.

tpduke112
05-05-2006, 08:23 PM
I had a Babolat High Damp Vibration for a year and it never fell off......

wyutani
05-05-2006, 08:48 PM
I had a Babolat High Damp Vibration for a year and it never fell off......

but isnt it werid to be using a babolat high damp on a HEAD or WILSON racquet????

ShcMad
05-05-2006, 09:59 PM
I'd say go with the rubber band or the Sampras dampener. Neither one falls off easily...that is, unless you're a monstruous ball hitter.
Both the rubber band and the Sampras dampener get rid of the "pingy" sound, but at the same time, they give you a nice feel. So, they don't mute or kill everything, they just mute the bad sound, while keeping the nice original feel of the strings alive.

MatchpointServe
05-05-2006, 10:40 PM
Yeah, I use a rubberband. And that's insane, tp, the longest I've lasted was about a week. It seems like the very first time I use it, it lasts a bit longer then after it's fallen off a few times.

dewey2110
05-06-2006, 01:14 AM
The pete sampras one is really nice...it comes with 2 damps : red and black
I prefer the black, the red one is softer...
Or Babolat custom damps!!!anything with O shape

ShcMad
05-06-2006, 06:51 AM
The pete sampras one is really nice...it comes with 2 damps : red and black
I prefer the black, the red one is softer...
Or Babolat custom damps!!!anything with O shape

I believe Gasquet uses the black one while Monfils uses the red one...OR they could just be Home Depot cable grommets with paintjobs :confused:

Nuke
05-06-2006, 07:30 AM
Rubber band.