Vibe damp. or non at all....

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by OldSchooLTennis, Feb 25, 2005.

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Vibe. Dampener or no

  1. Yes Vibration Dampener

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  1. OldSchooLTennis

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    I play straight up just no vibe. damp. at all. I looove the pinging noise. I feel like i can feel the strings much better without one.
     
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  2. Vince

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    rubber band.
     
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  3. aj_m2009

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    I would play with no vibration dampener but the vibration really makes my arm hurt.
     
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  4. Young Pete

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    depends on the strings
     
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  5. Stuck

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    Different strokes for different folks.......wouldn't play without a vib damp!
     
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  6. ffrpg

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    I use a rubberband as a dampener
     
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  7. Perfect

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    and on the frame you are using
     
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  8. pchoi04

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    I use a rubberband also...
     
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  9. OldSchooLTennis

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    For some reason with any vibration dampener i just feel like i can't tell where the balls hits the strings or something. I guess i like the feedback you get with using no vibration dampener
     
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  10. Perfect

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    Have you tried leather power pads? They are supposed to dampen just as well as any other dampener without losing any feel/feedback.
     
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  11. OldSchooLTennis

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    No i havent tried these leather power pads. Can i buy them on tennis warehouse?
     
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  12. Perfect

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  13. Perfect

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    Some players do feel they reduce feel/feedback like regular dampeners, but you should try them yourself because to each his own.
     
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  14. OldSchooLTennis

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    OO now i know what your talking about. I have like 20 of them just laying around! I'm pretty sure they come standard with POG's. I think i'll try a few in my PS 85.

    Thanks
     
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  15. Perfect

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    No problem, tell me how you like them.
     
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  16. gmlasam

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    I use rubberbands as well. Here is a little howto on rubberbands I made.

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  17. Perfect

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    Putting on leather power pads myself

    gmlaslam or any other that could,

    If I wanted to make and install leather power pads myself, could you post pictures of how big they should be and how you install them for a better explanation such as the above post?
     
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  18. gmlasam

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    I sure will, but I need to find some old leather strips laying around the house. Perhaps, I should use an old leather belt. I will post a howto pic when I get everything going.
     
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  19. OldSchooLTennis

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    I think a easy way to make them would be to talk a leather grip and cut out a little peice to fit it and then fold the leather in half so the two sticky sides keep it together.
     
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  20. acedu

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    Oldschooltennis i read in another post that you are 14 and i see you r from NY do u play eastern tournements 14 and under?
     
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  21. Perfect

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    Thanks a lot, yeah..don't use any valuable leather things, old leather strips will be fine for just a howto.
     
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  22. OldSchooLTennis

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    No but this summer I'm looking into playing some New York tournaments this summer. I live on the Vermont boarder so its been easier to just play Vermont tournaments even though i can't get ranked.


    Why do you play in Eastern Tournaments too??
     
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  23. thejackal

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    Rubberband user.
     
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  24. acedu

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    yea i do i play eastern
     
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  25. OldSchooLTennis

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    acedu do you have a aim screen name? because i really need some info on when and where the junior tournaments are.

    THanks
     
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  26. HewittSuckz

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    Rubber band vs. other dampeners

    How does the rubberband feel when playing and how different is it than other standard dampeners such as the gamma worm.
     
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  27. ^J-Rod^

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    wouldn't live without a rubber band
     
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  28. OldSchooLTennis

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    A rubber band feels really nice, But compared to the gamma worm it doesnt dampen that much vibration. But the rubber band dampens just enough so you don't hear the ping noise anymore.
     
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  29. tennisnj

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    Regular damp, can't stand the sound of a pinging tennis racquet. Rubberbands just don't cut it for me either. Never had a problem with vibration though.
     
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