Dampener Vs String Savers

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  1. Tsonga nDance

    Tsonga nDance Rookie

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    Whats the difference in the feel of dampness.(grammar?) Anyways. Do the string savers take away more feel than the dampeners? A list would be nice from anyone that knows.
     
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  2. harrychiu012

    harrychiu012 New User

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    Dampener and string savers are two complete different thing, also different function.

    Dampener is to reduce vibration, make the sound of the racquet more muted.
    String savers are to prolong the string's live by reducing the fiction between the mains and the cross. Also they are used to reduce movement of synthetic gut or natural gut; they increase the tension a bit... depends on how much you put it.
     
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  3. Bud

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    I don't notice any dampening effect from String Savers. They do, however, slightly increase the stringbed tension.
     
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  4. Tsonga nDance

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    Oh. I see. I remember reading somewhere they dampen too? Well nvm then, thanks.
     
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  5. knasty131

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    So maybe Federer strings his rackets lower so the string savers increase his stringbed tension?

    Do string savers increase spin due to the raising of the strings?
     
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  6. diredesire

    diredesire Super Moderator

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    I think you are referring to powerpads.

    Fed only uses one row of string savers (5 total?). I don't think it's much more than a superstition.

    The second point is debatable, string savers also restrict movement, so it might be a conflict.
     
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  7. Be Cool

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    string savers are to save your strings, not spin the ball.

    it will how ever have a dampening effect, since the tension is increased.
     
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  8. pennc94

    pennc94 Semi-Pro

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    The miniscule amount of increase in tension due to string savers is not likely to be noticed by the vast majority of players.

    There is no noticeable reduction in string vibration.

    String savers alow string to slide with reduced friction. That is all.
     
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