Is my racquet normal?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Paul B 40-15, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Paul B 40-15

    Paul B 40-15 Guest

    I recently bought a new racquet, nothing expensive, just to avoid breaking my best racquet when I'm just playing for fun.
    it's a Wilson federer 110 racquet, it doesn't matter how I hit the ball, how hard I hit it or what balls I use.
    every time I hit the ball, there is a ping noise from the strings.
    is this normal?

    I don't fully understand the difference between different strings or different string tensions, but is this sound normal?
    if I serve as hard as I can hit or play a gentle drop shot, I hear the same noise from the strings.

    I never remember this noise with my other racquet or with other people when watching them, so I'm a little lost as to what this could be.

    can someone please help?
     
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  2. goran_ace

    goran_ace Hall of Fame

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    yes that's fine. if it bothers you that much you can buy a vibraton dampener to mute that sound or just tie a rubber band around the middle two main (vertical) strings below the bottom cross string.
     
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  3. Paul B 40-15

    Paul B 40-15 Guest

    it really is something that simple?
    I had no idea.

    thanks for your help :)
     
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  4. Paul B 40-15

    Paul B 40-15 Guest

    I had thought about getting a vibraton dampener, but as the racquet didn't come with one, I didn't think having one was that important.
    I have noticed my girlfriend has the same problem with her racquet and she doesn't have a dampener either. it's not a very nice noise and until now I thought I was doing something wrong or I wasn't hitting the ball hard enough.

    I know that you shouldn't, but what will happen to one if you miss hit the ball and hit the dampener, will it damage it?
     
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  5. SStrikerR

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    At worst you'll either mishit the ball, or you'll knock the dampener off your racquet. If it launches away from you, good luck finding it.
     
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  6. Bud

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    You can also simply tie a number 64 (#64) rubber band around the two main strings (below the bottom cross string)

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  7. Paul B 40-15

    Paul B 40-15 Guest

    what is the difference between a rubber band and a dampener?
    I have always had a racquet with a dampener so I never knew that the strings make this ping noise, when the one I have just bought didn't come with one, I thought it was because it didn't need one.
    do they only include a dampener on more expansive racquets or do they sell them without as standard so you can add one later if you so wish?
     
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  8. pheonix6579

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    1. It's lighter
    2. Its more Unique
    3. It Stays on
    4. It's dirt cheap, for a lot of them
    5. IMO it takes away the "ping" noise without dampening the overall feel fo teh frame
     
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  9. Paul B 40-15

    Paul B 40-15 Guest

    still think I will go with a dampener, just to be on the safe side. I have used them before and have them on my other racquets and they all work just fine.

    thanks for all the replies
     
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