vibration dampener - necessary?

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  1. ARKustom93

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    According to ... whom??
     
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  2. ARKustom93

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    0, ... because that is, what a dampener does to string bed stiffness ...
     
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  3. Knife

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    Since there are no racquets like a mid-80s Prestige Pro anymore, dampeners are well valid... :razz:
     
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  4. mawashi

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    I don't play with dampeners with my vantages and I play with full poly like tour bite and msv.
     
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  5. Saosin

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    I agree, but I think if a player likes to play with a dampener then using one can have positive mental / psychological effects on their game. The reality is as you say, the dampener does nothing but dampen the vibrations from the strings/frame and tone down the sound/feedback on your shots.

    Everything needs to be fluid and interlinked in a player's strokes so if something is throwing that off - not having a dampener for example either through the tinny sound bothering the player or just the nagging thought of 'I should have a dampener because I always play with one', it can be a distraction.

    So no, it's not about a sudden drop in performance of your equipment with the dampener being there or not there but it can certainly influence your game.
     
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  6. Matchball

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    I like using dampeners with little dampening effect and I am used to the feeling. According to the USRSA tools, they also seem to be adding 1-2 points of SW, depending on the type (weight), but I doubt you would notice a difference.
     
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  7. V1_Classic

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    Agreed, but in your example the rationale for playing with one has nothing to do injury prevention; that was my point. But yes, I absolutely agree with your point 100%.

    I would only modify one thing in your post:

    "Everything needs to be fluid and interlinked in a player's mind, so if something is throwing that off - not having a dampener for example either through the tinny sound bothering the player or just the nagging thought of 'I should have a dampener because I always play with one', it can be a distraction." ;)
     
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  8. Saosin

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    The strokes are only the physical realisation of your mind... woah. :shock::p
     
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  9. V1_Classic

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    Fair enough. ;-)
     
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  10. beernutz

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    Dampeners absorb the high frequency vibrations in the strings, not the low frequency vibrations in the frame.
     
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