I love the feel of Shockbusters

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  1. 2nd_Serve

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    Are there any dampeners similar to the Gama Shockbusters?

    I love that smooth, crisp, poppy feel, but I just can't seem to find anything similar enough.

    The Shockbusters break too easily. The Sampras O's are too heavy

    Anything you recommend that gives the feel of a shockbuster?
     
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  2. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    Try rubber bands which were double-wrapped. It's like installing a regular rubber band but you wrap it around 1 more time to absorb more shock. That gives you a really muted feel and still allows you some feel. But I personally don't like vibes, so I use 2. It's legal by any stretch and it gives the racket a really pop-like feel.
     
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  3. phucng_10

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    Well, there are people who loves the look of shock absorbers and the looks of rubberbands. For myself, I would suggest the use of rubberbands over shock absorbers (especially the Gamma Shockbuster). They're cheaper, more reliable, comes in a bundle, and they have a 99.9% chance of never popping out like regular shock absorbers.

    From my experience with the Gamma Shockbuster, everytime that I would mistakenly hit where the hook of the shock is at, it would just pop off and I'd have to plug it back in. I haven't been able to get to Staples so I had to use those Gamma Shockbusters which ticks me off during my rallies.
     
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  4. kimbahpnam

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    Never really considered a dampener's weight before. How much more does it weigh?
     
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  5. pfchang

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    bout .5 grams.
     
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  6. ogruskie

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    People who believe that a damp's "weight" has any effect on their game have mental issues.
     
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  7. Keifers

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    And how would you know that??...

    Some dampeners weigh up to 4-5 grams. That's the equivalent of 8-10 inches of half-inch lead tape and, in my experience, can noticeably change the way a racquet swings.
     
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  8. Lefty5

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    yep, mental issues for sure...
     
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  9. Nanshiki

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    Not when you put it at the very bottom of the head...
     
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