The WHITE Tourna Sampras O dampener is useless

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  1. Torres

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    It's so stiff that it provides NO useful dampening at all.

    Ping! Ping! Ping! It's like having no dampener at all.

    It's nothing like the red or black Sampras O damp which are good (particularly the softer red one).

    Tourna need to sort out their manufacturing because someone's put the wrong mixture into the machine at the factory.
     
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  2. struggle

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    i like the soft red ones, but i even got one that was stiffer than the rest, as you describe. maybe not as stiff as the white one, who knows.
     
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  3. max pl

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    email them and they'll send you a replacement. i did so about three months ago with no problem.

    and yes, there was a manufacturing issue that theyve now sorted out.
     
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  4. Lefty5

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    my white one is fine...
     
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  5. Alchemy-Z

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    agreed

    I started getting the Babolat ones (square) with the re-moveable center for more or less dampening. '

    nice and soft and has little cleats to prevent popping out
     
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  6. ArliHawk

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    These, along with my Babolat Loony Damp fishbowl, are my favorite dampeners. Both do much better than Wilson Smiley faces.
     
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  7. Ramon

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    I notice the red one has more of a tendency to fall off. Does anyone else notice that?

    It seems to me the stiffer black one is reasonably secure enough to stay on.
     
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  8. Joeyg

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    Comical. All these tings do is dampen the sound! Do some research and you will realize that these things are useless and basically a placebo.
     
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  9. Ramon

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    You said it yourself. It dampens the sound. That the main purpose behind them.
     
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  10. COPEY

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    Not a placebo or useless if all you expect them to do is dampen the sound. ;-)
     
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  11. Power Player

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    I contacted tourna and they apologized and sent me free dampeners. One was white, and it is soft as it should be. Works as expected. There was a run of hard O damps that really sucked, but they fixed the issue.
     
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  12. Ramon

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    How hard is the white compared to the black and the red?
     
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  13. slowfox

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    Red one was always the softest one in my experience.
     
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  14. Power Player

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    They are all the exact same to me now.
     
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