Racquet Setup?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by montx, May 16, 2005.

  1. montx

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    I am currently using a Volkl 10 Tour MP Gen II strung with Klip Lightning 16G @ 56lbs. I have replaced the grip with the Klip R4 and use a rubber band and a worm dampener. Is this setup acceptable? I feel sufficient dampening from both frame and string vibration and shock. I would like your comments if you are familiar with this setup. Thanks kindly.
     
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  2. Bora

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    If its acceptable to you, then its no one else's business. But why the rubber band and a worm?
     
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  3. Gaines Hillix

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    It sounds like you're concerned about vibration and shock. This setup should give you a soft, dampened feel if that's what you're looking for.
     
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  4. montx

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    Well i use a worm normally, i have been testing out the rubber band method as well, and it seems to dampen the center two strings well, so I am trying that out. So far so good, but, a tennis enthusiast that i am, i am asking for suggesstions and comments like yours.
     
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  5. montx

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    yes Gaines, I like low shock as possible, the Volkl does a wonderful job.
     
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  6. Bora

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    The rubber band can be just the right thing for certain racquets, while the worm might be more fitting to others. Ex: Rubber band worked great for me in Volkl Tour 10 MP, Head LM Radical OS, Yonex ti-80. The worm like ones worked well for me in Volkl Quantum 10 RAP, Wilson Hammers, Gamma Power racquets.
     
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  7. Pushmaster

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    I used to use various vibration dampeners with the Prestige Tour's (worm, "W", ect.), but I've found that a rubber band is all that's really needed. There is very little vibration with these frames to begin with, the rubber band stops what vibration there is, but mostly I use it to eliminate that annoying "ping".
     
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