What is the Best Dampener

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  1. jonnyboi09

    jonnyboi09 New User

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    Sampras "O" Dampener. Black one to be exact.
     
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  2. mattavery24

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    Babolat original custom damp (round) with the insert. Amazing...
     
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  3. Chotobaka

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    For years I used to swear by the Sampras round dampeners, but it they have been displaced by Pacific's square dampeners. Substantial and solid due to the shape, size and material used.
     
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  4. ilovetennis212

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    I have the same opinion(experience) as yours.
     
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  5. TripleB

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    Rubberband....doesn't over dampen the response of the racquet and it never comes flying off in the middle of a point

    TripleB
     
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  6. MauricioDias

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    hahahha thats a good advice. I use Sampras dampener also and have no problems.
     
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  7. v-verb

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    Yep exactly - love my rubber bands
     
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  8. camohommed

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    What I use now is the Prince NXG Silencer. I love the feel and recommend it without reservation.
     
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  9. Attila_the_gorilla

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    I've stopped using them, I prefer that raw sound, it gives me a more subtle feel for the kind of contact I make with the ball.
     
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  10. Shroud

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    Same here. Never could play without a dampener and the less vibrations I get the better. I too use the shockbuster II, and have even plastidipped my rackets to get even less vibration.
     
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  11. BretH

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    What happened to the Tennis-Warehouse "worm" type dampener? O-shaped ones always fell off at the wrong time. Babolat one broke after a session and a mis-hit. I am still using the first blue ribbed TW dampener I bought - a year ago. Glad I bought several at the time.
     
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  12. cocarrot

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    Rubber bands all the way and there's nothing even close!
     
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  13. struggle

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    i use the sampras, red.

    rubber band works great too.
     
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  14. downdaline

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    I use the sampras O dampener, but I'm curious about power pads.

    I know they're just leather bits, but how's the feel? Can anyone compare the feel to that of an O dampener?
     
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  15. VoodooBoot

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    I find the "ping" sound very annoying and cannot play if a racquet does it.

    That said, I have power pads on my VCORE 89 and they do NOT remove the ping sound. They silence it a bit, but not completely.
    On the other hand, PPs seem to give a little bit better feel for me, though that may be just mental.

    Best dampener so far: rubber band, because it's virtually weightless.
     
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  16. Bobs tennis

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    Original post mentions Serpent Dampener (4”)-What does this look like???I assume this is not shock buster
     
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  17. SystemicAnomaly

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    I do not understand this desire to completely dampen the sound (and feel) of the string vibrations. You are missing out on some important immediate feedback on the quality of your ball contact. This feedback provides immediate clues on the speed, spin of your ball as well as how clean your contact is.
     
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  18. struggle

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    http://www.stringadvantage.com/

    these are interesting, in the vein of powerpads.

    I haven't used powerpads since wooden rackets but some still swear by them. certainly they may soften the stringbed just a touch, but as they compress i'd think the leather becomes as firm as the nylon/plastic.
     
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  19. VoodooBoot

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  20. liehssahmster

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    I've been using these and really enjoying the playability and comfort. Still need my "O" vibe damp though, as the Pojie doesn't take away much, if any, of the ping sound.
     
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  21. BLX_Andy

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    Those O-ring washers are too enough imo. Rubber bands probably?
     
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  22. bsiegel

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    thick rubber band over four strings. Nothing like it. Stays there securely and dampens effectively.
     
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