rules on dampeners

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  1. ericwong

    ericwong Rookie

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    Hi,

    I read a rule about the placement of dampeners. ITF gave this answer :-

    " Case 3: Can vibration damping devices be placed on the strings of a racket? If so,
    where can they be placed?
    Decision: Yes, but these devices may only be placed outside the pattern of the
    crossed strings. "


    Does anyone has a visual where is this ".....outside the pattern of the
    crossed strings....." ?

    thanks
     
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  2. baek57

    baek57 Professional

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    the strings in your racquet make a box. the dampener may be placed in any 4 corners on the outside of the box. most commonly the bottom.
     
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  3. phucng_10

    phucng_10 Professional

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    1 - The usual placement for a dampener.
    2,3,4 - Sometimes I see players at my public courts put dampeners on those spots. It's personal preference though so I don't know the feel of it.

    And I think I just made a visual of what baek57 was trying to tell you. :)
     
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  4. Tallahassee_Technifibre

    Tallahassee_Technifibre Rookie

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    Question I have had a dispute about this are you allowed to have more than 1 dampener on a racket, because i didnt think you could?
     
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  5. ag200boy

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    yeah tallahasse, you can
     
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  6. Booyah

    Booyah Semi-Pro

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    you can have as many dampeners as you want as long as they are outside the string bed. example: the gamma shockbusters are long and take up pracitacally the bottom outside part of the string bed, so im sure about 3 dampeners would match its length.
     
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