What's your favorite Shock/Vibration Dampener?

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  1. AlpineCadet

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    Though I don't use vibration absorbers much, I was just wondering if anyone had any favorites. Feel free to post pictures if you wish!


    (BTW, this is not the rubber band club. Please stick to the OP, thank you!)
     
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  2. Mister G

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    I use a rubberband :)
     
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  3. TonyB

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    Rubber band. Best dampener ever.
     
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  4. AlpineCadet

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    The thing about using a rubber band is that you can fine tune how much dampening you want from tying the knot tighter/loser. With dampeners, what you have is what you get. Although dampeners may be more personal since you can choose the color(s), shape, and whatnot.
     
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  5. edberg505

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    Nothing better than a nice thick rubberband. I've tried just about every other vibration dampener that you can think of and nothing compares to a good rubberband.
     
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  6. Bodacious DVT

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    I use the long wilson ones
     
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  7. j30tennis

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    Never use a dampner, well maybe not never but might have to with my new LM rad. I put the crappy head dampner in do not like. Does a rubber band really work well?
     
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  8. samster

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    Shockbuster by Gamma.
     
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  9. McLovin

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    The Pete Sampras "0". They were giving them away w/ the Tournagrip roll ~ 8 years ago. I've got around 10 of them still.
     
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  10. crazy8tiger

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    I used the Head logo one but lost it so I decided to use the rubberband. I think it was much better.
     
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    How does the rubberband work? Can anyone tell me how to do this? :)
     
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    Thanks Seifer!
     
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  14. swimntennis

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    Check this thread.

    I use a rubber band also; it feels great. I bought 100 of them for about $2 and I keep a bunch in my bag as extras for myself or others.
     
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  15. Seifersquall1

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    No problem Berry!
     
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  16. LanEvo

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    which rubberbands do u buy? like what thickness?
     
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  17. crazy8tiger

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    I don't have a #64 but I looked through my rubberbands I have and I think I have something like a #32 or something.
     
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    I do not regularly use a dampener but when I do, I use the Tecnifibre Vibra Clip Vibration Dampener.
     
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  19. swimntennis

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    I bought that Staples #64 and they work great.
     
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    pete sampras 'o'
     
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  21. RyomaEchizen

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    the regular W one to match my racquet
     
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  22. SFrazeur

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    For me it depends a bit on the racquet. But I generally like o dampeners the best, for me they have a very close effect of rubber bands, but without the hassle. Right now I am using a Babolat o dampener. I just stay completely away from wide, long dampeners.

    -SF
     
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  23. AlpineCadet

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    This is not the Rubber Band thread, there is another thread for that, haha.
     
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    I also used to use the regular black Wilson dampeners, but I just bought the VibraKill from Babolat, and this is a much better dampener. It covers 4-5 strings and hides itself pretty well and is made of soft rubber that will stick to the strings so it won't come off during play.

    The Babolat Vibrakill is the best shock absorber, I've ever owned.
    For some strange reason, you can't buy this particular dampener at Tennis Warehouse......
     
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  25. AlpineCadet

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    Funny, but I just bought two last night. The clear and the black one. A friend of mine had it, and I thought the anti-kinetic small ball bearings was a great touch/look. [​IMG]
     
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  26. Leelord337

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    my favorite dampner. feels just right.
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  27. ClubHoUno

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    Yeahhh - don't know if the anti-kinetic ball bearings is a gimmick or if they actually work, but I really like this shock absorber very much.
    I bought 10 of these in black, in case they should stop making them at Babolat.

    I have 6 rackets - 4 Wilson K Factor 6.1 95 and two old Wilson Pro Staff 6.1 (Edberg edition) and use them on all 6 rackets - so far I really like the feel, sound and quality of this vibration dampener. Highly recommended 8)
     
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  28. babolatking

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    rubberband... saving atleast 3 dollars on ONE dampener
     
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  29. PROTENNIS63

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    I currently have the Boris Becker ones and they have not fallen off once yet.
     
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