Weight of vibe dampeners?

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  1. Big Boris

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    since it will be close to your handle. you wont feel anything at all.
     
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    You can certainly feel the difference in swingweight when adding one.
     
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    you know the first dampener, I feel sacred putting it on my strings because you really need to push them apart. And i dont wanna break my BIPHASE


    IS IT OK?
     
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  6. SteveI

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    Yuppers,

    Adding weight in most cases increases SW...

    Steve
     
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    I heard somewhere on this board that the Babolat dampeners that Ljubo and Nadal use weigh somewhere around 2-3grams.
     
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    Actual weights

    I weighed two of my dampeners on a laboratory scale for accuracy. A Wilson Profeel (the "W") weighed 2.57 grams = 0.09 oz.

    A Gamma Shockbuster "Worm" weighed 3.21 grams = 0.11 oz.

    I saw that a Technifibre Vibra Clip is advertised as 2 grams.

    I seriously doubt that anyone could feel the weight of one of these. For example, take an 11 oz racquet. Adding 0.1 oz is adding 0.9%, i.e. less than 1%. And it's added pretty close to the balance point of the racquet, so it's not going to change the balance.

    Changing to a thicker or thinner overgrip would have a much more noticeable difference, especially since it's at the handle.
     
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    Well, I can. So, shoot me.
     
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    Well, who am I to say it's all in your head. Maybe you're just a sensitive guy.
     
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    your high...
     
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    First of all, it should be "you're high" or "you are high". Second, maybe, some people are more sensitive than others, without getting high. For example:

     
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    ROTFLMAO!!!!! Classic Ripper!!! :D
     
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    lol ripper is on an owning streak...

    anyone know the weight of the yonex dampeners? just wondering, lol
     
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  16. SteveI

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    Well,

    On the computer.. most young folks would only type "ur". Gotta love that shorthand of IMs and Text messages.

    Regards,
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  17. vinnier6

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    fine, you're high...but you are still a ho mo with a small penis...
     
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    Not what your mom thought about me last time I saw her.
     
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    ROTFLMAO!!! Funniest thing I've heard on here for a while...love it, Ripper...
     
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    I can feel the difference, too! Aside from that, the vibration of the strings feels completely different without one! No, it doesn't vibrate my handle, but it feels so different! I guess I'm a sensitive gal ;)

    SteveI, Actually most young people, for "you are" or "you're" would type u r and type ur for "your" which is completely different. People don't type ru for are you do they? ;) I type words out :shock:
     
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  21. tennisguy11

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    You people that say you can feel the weight of a small wilson w logo dampener, or head dampener logo are thinking a little bit too much... LOL
     
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  22. vinnier6

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    thats right, she is the one who told me you had a small penis, she just happen to stumble across you packing your boys hole with your little pecker...
     
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    this is really disgusting... do you talk like this around your mates?
     
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    sometimes, but i am not about to be pushed around by some 15 year old jerk off on this board...
     
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  25. patrick922

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    a rubber band only weighs about 1.1 grams. [rubber band #64]
     
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    So, how does this work? We keep going until someone gets bored and surrenders? Then, the other one is declared the winner? Ok, then, you win, I have a small penis, I'm gay and whatever else you would like to add. You can ask the moderators for your prize, when they wake up.
     
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  27. vinnier6

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    fine, i give too...its all good, no hard feelings
     
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