I am switching from a heavy control orientated racquet to one that is much lighter and is therefore considered a power racquet. I never used a dampener on the heavy racquet because when I had the energy to weild it, it was very good in terms of feel.
However, with the lighter power racquet I find that I am prone to over-hitting and feel I have lost some of the feel I had with the heavier racquet. Due to my ability, light is the way forward for me, but I wondered if anyone else found they needed a dampener to calm down a power racquet but not for a control racquet?
"Tennis is just chess with balls....zugzwang"
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