Do you use a vibration dampener?

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  1. tarheelbornjohn

    tarheelbornjohn Semi-Pro

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    Just checking who uses vibration dampeners and what types they like.
     
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  2. normnmiles

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    I use one. I use to use the one that came with my racket, the head logo but have recently switched to a trusty old rubber band.

    Why I use it? I've always used one so I guess it's habit.
     
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  3. wao

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    THBJ,
    I use a rubberband. It dampenes the sound. I heard in a post that you have taken some of the weight off the LMP mp. Where do you have it positioned now? I have 6g (3 on each side) at the 10 - 2. No counter weight under the handle though I did replace it with s fairway leather grip.
    WAO
     
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  4. tarheelbornjohn

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    I have gone down to 4g at 10 and 2 each and 2g at 8 and 4 or where the LM bumps are. This takes it to just under 12.5oz. I will likely start working back up as I play more than 3 times a week this summer. I don't use a counter weight under the handle either. I figure a sweety wrist band is enough weight there already.
     
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  5. ProStaffTour90

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    I use one, but it unfortunately halfs the hitting space on my PST 90's, i use the Wilson US Open Tennis ball, as it's one of the few available in the UK, i wanted one of those VibraFun ones, the pack with the Flame and the US Flag, but you can only get the smily and grumpy face here :(
     
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  6. matchpoints

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    i want one with a devil's face. do they make any?
     
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  7. @wright

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    No, there's just something I don't like about having to use one to make a racquet comfortable to hit with. I choose racquets that hit well with just a decent synth gut in there.
     
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  8. Pushmaster

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    Yes, the Wilson "W".
     
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  9. Shane Reynolds

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    I use the Fischer Vibrastop. It's like a rubber band with a button to make sure it doesn't come off.
     
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  10. sanitarium

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    Yeah definitely do, I don't understand how anyone couldn't..

    I used a rubber band wrapped around 2 mains in the centre bottom of the racquet
     
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  11. Nas Eclipse

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    i use a rubber band
    wilson dampeners=crap
     
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  12. thejerk

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    i use one or two rubberbands, the vibration just feels horrible without a dampener. tried lots and lots of rackets and there are none made of graphite that don't vibrate.
     
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  13. Kirko

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    Home Depot cable gromet .
     
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  14. !<-_->!

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    Rubberband. Reason: Ball hitting rubberband has better chance of going over than hitting a big rubber thingy. Of course this is just my opinion.
     
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  15. Swan Song

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    1. Rubber band
    2. Rubber band
    3. Rubber band :lol:
     
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  16. Kirko

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    I tried the rubber band tonight &amp; it "rallys" makes me wonder why I never gave it a whirl. Thanks guys !!!!!!
     
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  17. Deuce

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    Cable grommet.

    Best one I ever used was the old Donnay Vibrazorb - essentially, a little, sponge-type thing that only the old dudes will remember.
     
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  18. Jaro

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    Tecnifibre Vibra Clip.
     
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  19. jings

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    Bab High Damp Original - for there is now a new smaller one with not nearly so appealing graphics. Works a dream. Always used a dampener and was a Wilson W man for a long time. Don't like pinging off the strings and since I've used them I've never had any elbow problems .... yes I know nothing has been proved officially. But that's the truth.
     
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  20. Jerry Seinfeld

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    No way! Never use them. Love to have the feedback so I know immediately how solid (or in my case, how badly) I hit the ball. Also use leather grip to increase the feedback. Muted feel is just simply no good for me.
     
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  21. sanitarium

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    Hey seinfeld, no dampener? :shock: I bet you'd love the feedback on returning a 120mph serve, or 10 consecutive 70mph forehands. Sometimes you just need one 8)
     
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  22. Xanataos

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    Rubber band tied in a butterfly knot!
     
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  23. mattlikovich

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    No dampener. I like to feel!!!!
    Matt
     
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  24. Aonex

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    I tried the rubber band on the two center mains and found that to be useless... was getting the same vibration and sound as I did without a dampener. I use the small rectangular Prince dampener that comes with all the new Prince racquets... stays on pretty well.
     
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  25. Drizzt

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    Another one here with the rubber band.
     
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  26. YEMntFtb

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    I use the wilson W as many players do - its pretty nice and I wouldnt use a racquet without one no matter what kind it is - althought everytime I break a string the W flings off and bounces around on the court
     
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  27. Kirko

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    Upshot whether a dampner quells vibration is up for debate ; it does one thing for sure it makes every shot feel solid . Deuce is on target the Donay sponge was the best !
     
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  28. ProStaffTour90

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    Hey you guys how, do i actually apply the rubber band, is it just any old knot, or is there a proper way to do it???
     
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  29. @wright

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    It seems like everyone used the sponge dampeners in the early 90's. I wonder why no one makes them anymore.
     
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