K90's and N'90's

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by bchamaki, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. bchamaki

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    IS there a way to dampen the racquet without using a dampener. I don't understand how federer has no vibration when he strikes the ball. Please answer.
     
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  2. ffrpg

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    Hit the sweetspot...
     
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  3. bchamaki

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    It still vibrates wayy to much
     
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  4. str33t

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    Use a rubberband. Stops vibration but you still get the "feel".
     
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  5. Shashwat

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    Why don't you want to use a dampener?

    Is it because Federer doesn't use one?
     
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  6. bchamaki

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    I feel like it get's in the way, and it bothers me.

    Besides my question is, HOW DOES FEDERER DO IT?
     
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  7. bchamaki

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    And No Its Not Because Of Federer. Its Because I Dont Like To Have A Peice Of Plastic Or Rubber On My Racquet.
     
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  8. Noisy Ninja

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    Try using natural gut strings; Fed uses Wilson natural gut in mains. Softer feeling and less likely to make annoying pinging sounds.
     
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  9. Mr. Hokey

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    eh... if you have a problem with it "getting in the way" then perhaps you need to work on your technique?
     
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  10. Jack & Coke

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    dude, you need more fiber in your diet.
     
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  11. drakulie

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    How do you know fed's frame doesn't vibrate??
     
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  12. D.  Nelson

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    ...and a second serve..... :)
     
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  13. Seansaysrawr21

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    Do liek mudkipz?
     
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  14. Klatu Verata Necktie

    Klatu Verata Necktie Hall of Fame

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    I'm amused whenever I see arguments and personal insults break out on these boards over tennis.
     
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  15. gerikoh

    gerikoh Semi-Pro

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    fed uses lead tapes to increase it's stability. besides i find the USK90 to be the most stable of all racquets so why need a dampener anyway. and i think he is used to the pushback force. watch fed's forehand videos as his racquets get to be pushed backward everytime he hits the ball, and there is a lot of vibration there
     
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  16. nickb

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    I find using the strings instead of the frame stops vibration...
     
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  17. Bubba

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    Okay... enough fun. One thing that can help are 'power pads' - leather pieces placed at on the 5 center (neck position) mains that the string runs over.

    They help elongate the sweetspot slightly, but an additional benefit is that they help to reduce (absorb) vibration.
     
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  18. Alafter

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    The other story is that powerpads dont do any of the things you said. They just help strings wrap around sharper corners without breaking.
     
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  19. Alafter

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    Finally, an intelligent response.
     
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  20. BreakPoint

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    Maybe Federer likes the vibration? That's how he gets more feel from his racquet.
     
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  21. BreakPoint

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    BTW, I'm confused why you feel a dampener "gets in the way"? :confused:

    I use a simple, small "O" grommet and it's so small and light that I don't ever even notice that it's there.

    In any case, you should avoid hitting the ball that low in the stringbed anyway.
     
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  22. cknobman

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    Umm.. numerous studies have been conducted and proved that vibration dampeners do not actually work at reducing vibration but work rather well at changing the way it sounds when contact is made. So maybe Federer is aware of this and dosnt buy into the hype? LOL.

    Why dont you focus on your time on aspects that WILL actually reduce vibration such as string type and tension. Polys give more vibration than multis or gut and higher tensions give more vibration and feedback than lower tensions.

    Here is a link to a book published where and independant study was conducted to prove this: (many other studies which claim they do reduce vibration are conducted by the manufactures of the dampeners... go figure that their studies conclude they work)
    http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a714024240~db=all
     
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  23. AlpineCadet

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    You should try power pads before making any further statements, because you obviously don't know how well they dampen string beds.
     
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  24. JKN666

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    bchamaki go to youtube and find slow motion videos of Federer and tell me his racket does not vibrate u ******.

    JKN
     
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  25. BeHappy

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    well, they definitely absorb the vibration before it hit's my hand
     
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