does federer use vibration dampeners?

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  1. Exia

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    he must be tough.
     
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  2. kchau

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    he strings pretty low

    yeh hes tough.. he can tame that stick, a stick not many can tame
     
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  3. DragonFly

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    the way fed whips that stick around like a licorice whip, it seems like the racquet needs to tame him!, haha
     
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  4. snoflewis

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    you tell me...does it look like he use dampeners?
     
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  5. Soundbyte

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    Answering you're own question I see.

    As for being tough...I personally think he's a little soft. If he's tough his grip would be sand paper...now that'd be tough...
     
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  6. knasty131

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    i think he would be tough if he played with an axe...and after every wimbledon match he played...chopped down the net post...yeaaaa tough...lol
     
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  7. diredesire

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    He uses power pads, though, which do an adequate job of dampening the frame slightly....
     
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  8. retroceso

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    the dampener is built in his arm;)
     
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  9. bluescreen

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    like diredesire said, the power pads (leather pads) that r put in during stringing act as vibration dampeners.
     
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  10. foetz

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    they don't. i'm using them for years and on several sticks. the strings 'sing' as always.
     
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  11. annihilatorpro

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    Yup, I've used powerpads before; I don't feel there's much of a difference in terms of muting the vibrations.
     
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  12. snoflewis

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    dont know your level of play, but according to several people that have posted in previous threads, if you hit hard enough, they will dampen some vibration.
     
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  13. pchoi04

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    I heard he used Furious SP with aim bot 6.0
     
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  14. foetz

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    no, also makes no sense physically. they're way to small to dampen anything e.g.
    anyway the 6 (or 8)mains are a bit softer since the leather does 'work' unlike the plastic grommet but the difference is not much. you have to have quite a fine touch to notice it.
    i guess most guys do it cause some pros do it :p
     
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  15. diredesire

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    Although I don't really have an opinion on the dampening qualities of power pads, I have heard from people that would know better than i that they dampen the bed a bit. I won't say this is the end of discussion, though.

    As far as who does it: i think this is more a function of the stringer than the client, typically. Power pads are used first and foremost to reduce the angle of the string because the bends are pretty extreme at those points... They are often also used on the first bottom outside cross, because the turn there is very, very sharp. I've only recently heard that dampening/muting the bed was a side effect of this practice.
     
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  16. foetz

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    exactly. it was used for woodies which had extreme angles here and there and since there was only gut those days that was dangerous.

    the side effect is that the strings pulled with the pads between them and the frame are not that fixed as strings with direct frame contact so there's a tiny little more tension variation.
    anyway they might dampen the feel but definitely not the sound of the strings cause they're on the outside.
     
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