Does anyone recognize this vibration dampener?

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  1. Davo737

    Davo737 New User

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    Does anyone know who makes this vibration dampener, and where I could get more of them? A pro at our club used to have a drawer full of them, but he has long since left, and I have no idea what they are.

    Many thanks!

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    I think they used to be sold by prince but not for a long time. Seems like you could use a #64 rubber band to do the same thing but the stringer would have to put them in while stringing the racket.
     
  5. diredesire

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    You might be thinking about the Prince Silencer, but that only had a loop on both ends, no "hook" like this one. I've never seen this one before... (You could still be right, of course).
     
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    The name will likely come to me in the middle of the night :) . I thought this style was much better than those with the plastic hooks that could buzz against the string....and then break off. :(
     
  7. ProStringing

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    It looks similar to these ones:

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    Hope this can be of help,

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  8. corbind

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    I want to get my hands on a few of those. Hmmm, wonder if they sell them here in the U.S.....
     
  9. Davo737

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    For whatever reason, I didn't get notice of this reply and just ran across it now. Thank you!

     
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    I bought for of them and they are really quite good. Here's my review:

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=398161&highlight=dozen
     
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    I don't think I'm allowed to say on this TW site. Email me through my User profile. I will have to look it up as I don't remember.
     
  13. ccjta

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    Alpha made a "Serpent" dampener that was just like that. See if you can find an older Alpha dampener.
     
  14. SCRAP IRON

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    I think that you are better off with the Gamma "ShockBuster." It is the best dampener that I have ever used.
     
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    The Wilson Shock Shield is also similar to the Gamma.
     
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    gamma shockbuster is more fragile than before. it broke around the hook area. now, the liquid inside leaked out and got all over the strings.
     

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