Roddick

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by 3223, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. 3223

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    Could anyone inform me on what type of dampener Roddick utilizes?
    To me it looks as if it's a piece of rubber band tied around his racquet.
     
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  2. raftermania

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    Bingo, but a retail dampener will do a better job at silencing the ping. Roddick and Agassi don't need much ping reduction because they string so high.
     
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  3. fantom

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    I disagree. I used retail dampeners for many years before switching to a rubberband. I believe they provide the same amount of dampening.
     
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  4. raftermania

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    Well if that's what suits you - that's all that matters. I found that retail dampeners have more substance and string contact to absorb the string vibrations, especially the ones which weave through the strings.

    On a side note, I saw this guy who had dampeners under the bottom and over the top cross. Now that's some gnarly damplification dude!
     
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  5. Grant Morgan

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    The rubber band works the best. Though you do need the right size. AA and AR both use a rubber band by Plymouth size 64. This is a fact.
     
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  6. hummer23

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    lol, nice info grant, thats an interesting correlation. when you string, do you put on the rubber band for your customers, or shock absorber, or do they do that themselves?
     
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  7. Prince_of_Tennis

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    Andy uses rubberbands and so do I love em'. When those dampeners fly off it is hard to find them. Plus they cost a lot $5 or something like that?
     
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  8. dayvie

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    hmm where do u get these rubber bands? and is there a specific way to tie them?
     
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  9. Tennis_baller

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    HJG uy

    I was wondering the same thing.
     
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