First hit with rubberband on racquet...

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  1. Teamtomo

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    After seeing many threads on rubberbands and hearing how good they are, i decided to try one and replace my smiley face :).

    My first impressions were WOW! how good is this! and it lasted all the session, amazing feel for so cheap....

    Rubberbands are by far my favorate dampener; no vibration at all

    Get one or lose!!!!!!![​IMG][/URL][​IMG][/IMG]
     
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  2. phucng_10

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    Yeah, they're the cheapest alternative to vibration dampeners. Glad you liked it because once you get use to it, you're not going to like using your smiley face dampener anymore. :)
     
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  3. Azzurri

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    Welcome!! they are cheap and last a while.
     
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  4. ronalditop

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    isnt vibration dampeners last for ever? im using the one wich came with my racquet and still use it, so i dont get why people say is expensive and stuff.
     
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  5. phucng_10

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    Actually the vibration dampeners that comes with the purchase of racquets will do fine. It's just that there are some players that would rather switch to rubberbands because of the twist and tie that makes it stay on the racquet when you accidentally hit it.
     
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  6. volusiano

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    I think either rubber bands or vibration dampeners do the job. But my biggest problem with the vibration dampeners is that they keep falling off the rackets. Even the factory supplied kind that comes with the racket. Then you waste time looking for them, if you can find them. I can have those things popping out of my racket several times a session. That's why I switch to rubber bands. Not because they feel better or anything. Only because they stay on and don't fall off.
     
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  7. dman72

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    Stop mishitting!!
     
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  8. NickH87

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    I have never had my smiley fall off.
     
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    i dont think i get enough power with the band so i just use damps...
     
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  10. topspin

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    You can just use one of the sampras O's and use a tie wrap to tie it around one of the mains. When you restring, just re-insert the O on one of the mains so that you don't have to re-install the tie wrap. It works and it is just neater than the elastic.
     
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  11. Teamtomo

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    My power level stays the same, yet i get amazing feel
     
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  12. phucng_10

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    I don't see how a vibration dampener can reduce your power/not give you enough power. :confused:

    It's main job is to just block the vibration when the ball makes contact with the stringbed.
     
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  13. volusiano

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    You don't need to mishit for the dampeners to fall off. They can just gradually get loose from the string from all the shifting around and then come off. If you have a denser pattern like 18x20 and a dampener big enough to wedge in there, there's a good chance it will stay on. It really depends on the dampener design.
     
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