Rubber band #64 Like Shockbuster?

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  1. Freestyle

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    Hi all,

    Just wondering, how do you tie a No. 64 rubber band like a Gamma Shockbuster? Would you just stretch it across the mains and tie a knot on the back?
     
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    Any help?

    I tried just tying it across four and doing a knot on the back, but it kept unraveling. So now, I've done it a little differently- pulled the knot completely through the weaving, but it's still a bit unstable.
     
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  3. cellofaan

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    Not sure if I understand you correctly, but can't you just weave it through the mains, and tie a knot around the last main on each side?
    Or if that's what you're doing, and it keeps untangling, tie a double knot.
     
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    No need to make it complicated or have it tied like how Agassi does it.

    Just tie it over the strings, weave it through a number of them, etc. and secure it with a knot.

    Be creative if you want.

    I'm sure you know dampeners only dampen the sound and not the vibration.

    r,
    eagle
     
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    I do it that way as well especially if the band is tight but didn't have a picture to post for the OP.

    Regarding vibe dampeners, a 2008 study by Head was published in "The Engineering of Sport, Vol 2" and indicates that vibration dampeners have more than just a noise suppression effect. See post #8 here:

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=305908

    A preview of the paper is available here:

    http://www.springerlink.com/content/pm512mk160g104km/
     
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