Luxilon "O" dampener

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by OliverSimon, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. VGP

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    That's the thing.

    The answer seems to be as difficult as it is simple.

    Did you check out the other thread on "reviews" of a dozen or more dampeners?

    It's not rocket science. The softer the material, the more it contacts the string, the more it dampens. The converse is also true. Done.
     
  2. Racquet Daddy

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    But how can I practice if I don't have the right dampener? I'm not playing until I figure this thing out.
     
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  4. Seth

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    The Lux dampeners feature a unique polymer alloy epoxy called Naivion. Guaranteed to boost your NTRP by .5.

    Make sure you spend absurd amounts of money on this small piece of rubber, lest you suffer defeat on the court.
     
  5. kingofstring

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    These are very cool I did not know Luxilon did this. Maybe they sent them for free because those were the leftovers and they knew that they weren't going to put them with string anymore!
     
  6. TheSafin

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    I realize that they do nothing for your game. I just like how the particular dampener feels on my racquet and I would like a matching one for my backup. I, however, have no intention of paying 20 dollars or more like some people on this thread.

    And yes, I realize that it is a rubber grommet. I realize you can buy rubber grommets at Lowe's (although I would go to Home Depot). However, the fact of the matter is, if I wanted a rubber grommet from Lowe's, I would get a rubber grommet from Lowe's. Constantly reminding people that rubber grommets from hardware stores are the same thing as these Lux damps is doing absolutely nothing for anybody.
     
  7. SirGounder

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    Geez give the guy a break. We are all tennis junkies on this board. We get excited about leather grips, socks, contact lenses all in the name of tennis. Yes the dampeners don't do anything but change the sound. Yes you can go to the hardware store and get the same thing. In the end though, would you get as much satisfaction out of it? Will you have just a bit more fun every time you see that dampener of yours? If the answer is yes, and you have the money, go for it. I've seen people waste money on worse things.
     
  8. tennis_balla

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    You guys wanna see the best dampener ever made? Lots of pro's use it and its pretty exclusive though I got a few extra ones I can sell. Asking $10/piece



















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  9. audioaffliction

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    Actually, my favorite dampener is this:
    http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/trolli-big-bold-bears-gummy-candy/ID=prod6090695-product

    I like the soft, pliant feel that it provides. Some might say that the Black Forest brand is also similar, but they don't have the Big Bold versions, which I think provide extra dampening. For a crisper feel, you might want to try the Haribo version instead. Those are slightly firmer in feel.

    The best part? If you don't like how they feel, you can eat them. For even lower cost, there are lots of store brand versions from Safeway, Walgreens, etc.
     
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    I find I have to put two bears back to back and squish them between the strings.
     
  12. audioaffliction

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    Which is why I prefer the single Big Bold Bear. They're super sized. And they look like they're busting out of a poly prison.
     
  13. tennis_balla

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    Trolli bears? I hear the Haribo bears give you better control.
     
  14. diredesire

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    For those looking for Lux O damps... no FS/T outside of the correct forum. If you are looking for one, post a wanted ad...
     
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    "plus it looks like they're busting out of a poly prison" hahahahhaha.
     
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    Anyone know anything about the difference between purple and pink versions?
     
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    i have the purple...not too much vibration and good racket feel
     
  18. logrock

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    Looks like a paint job to me.
     
  19. Rabbit

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    I still have a dozen or so.
     
  20. willie_garvin

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    Hi there tennisguy7482,

    I know it has been long time since this original post, but if You by any chance have those Fischer dampeners, please contact me here in forum or on e-mail willie_garvin@net.hr. I would like to buy them all really bad :)

    Kind regards,

    Willie

     

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