DO u put VIbration dampener on your ncode 90???

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  1. erap

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    i just wanna know if u like a vibration dampener or a rubberband on your ncode tour 90??? DO u put it or u just play w/o a vibration dampener??
     
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  2. The ball was in

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    I use an 'O' shaped dampner on my N-code tour 90's....always have done on all my racquets...when it fly's off...i hate the way it sounds!!
     
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  3. Tennis Man

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    Just ordered 'O' dampner. used a rubber band before.
     
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  4. tennis-skater

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    its so much nicer without them its annoying at first but afterwards its so much better, try some power pads
     
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  5. fresnel

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    no

    the dampener deadened the frame too much for my taste and it's a big dampener so it kinda threw off the balance for me.
     
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  6. SFrazeur

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    I use the black Sampras "O". I think nCode racquet's play better with some sort of shock dampener/absorber, it seems to give the string beds a more consistent response.
     
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  7. Faber

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    Yes, I have the Wilson Profeel Vibration Dampener on mine. Never comes off as I never mis-hit the ball in that area. I will be trying power pads soon though.
     
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  8. Zets147

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    no way jose
     
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  9. Tour 90

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    no, it feels so much better without one.
     
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  10. looseswing

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    Nope.

    (10 char.)
     
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  11. Robbie_1988

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    I used to play with Dampeners but have been hitting for at least 2 years without them now. I'm so used to the raw feel of the undampened racket that I absolutely hate playing with a dampener now.

    I feel uncomfortable and uncertain with a dampener on my racket cause I can't feel the ball on the strings well. For me, the racket feels somewhat more sluggish when i have a dampener on.
     
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  12. erap

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    but dont u hit the ball more solid when u have a dampener?
     
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  13. Nextman916

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    Where would you get that idea from?? It might sound more solid.
     
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  14. psamp14

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    i originally put the ncode dampener the racquet came with onto my ncode 90, but then noticed that it stretched the strings a bit at the bottom, and didnt made the racquet have less feel to me....so i went thru rubber bands, the wilson W dampener, and an old circular vibrex dampener i've had from my old racquet...but that one fell off sometimes as its old

    then i put on the pete sampras O dampener...i've stuck with that, since it feels the best
     
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  15. erap

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    i got dat idea from my friends Coach
     
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  16. 127mph

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    hell no, why would you? the frame is so demanding and harsh if you hit it off center, why would you need to dampen it.
     
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  17. erap

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    OK so u guys are saying take mine out? ill try playing w/o it!
     
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  18. EricW

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    I play with the gamma worm shock absorber thing in my racquet, some people hate it but i like it
     
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  19. Rubber Duck

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    I currently play w/o one on my Ncode...but then again, when I put my damp on it eventually flies off and that gets annoying so I just leave it off.
     
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  20. Robbie_1988

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    Ah my phrasing of what I said may have been confusing. Sure putting a dampener makes the shots feel more solid and beefier, but I'm just saying it's hard for me when I try finesse/touch shots. I want/prefer a more livelier feel on my stringbed and the dampener just prevents me from being able to do these shots as well as I could without the dampener.

    And besides, I think one OK thing Wilson did with the Ncodes is that foam stuff they put into the frame and I feel that it gives me enough dampening without a dampener. Anymore dampening and I won't be able to experience that sweet and lively feel of the ball impacting on my strings. All this is my personal opinion of course. I'm sure others will feel differently about how the dampener affects their feel for the ball.

    But don't get me wrong i'm not praising the Ncode technology really, I'm just saying that it gives enough dampening for me without a dampener on the strings. I personally would prefer it if they made the Tour 90 with the same composition as the PS 6.0 85 (that is, 80% graphite and 20% kevlar). Nothing I've played with so far beats the feel of that classic.
     
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  21. EricW

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    Whys it your main racquet when the dampening is the only OK thing they did with the racquet?
     
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  22. MariaS

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    ditto...
    I tried one over the weekend. Couldn't get my rythym. Back to having none. It made my racquet feel heavier which I didn't like. If there was something else that was even lighter. :eek:
     
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  23. Robbie_1988

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    Yeah this is exactly what happens to me when I use a dampener. The racket feels a bit more sluggish or heavier.
     
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  24. tarkowski

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    Sampras O-dampener
     
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  25. erap

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    OMG. U guys are FOR REAL! it really feels good when it doesnt have one very GOod racket for dampening.!
     
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  26. nickb

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    no dampener for me...

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  27. milo

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    No, i don't put any vibration dampener although i have to put one on my rdx500
     
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  28. Feña14

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    Yeh.. I have the pink/purple Luxilon one.
     
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