Originally Posted by TheRed
I don't think it's the dampener. The dampener is just quieting the racquet so it's not making a pop when you hit the ball. It may have been the "pop" giving you the illusion of hitting harder.
I am not convinced.First of all one needs to trust me.Without dampner the ball I was hitting would easily clear the net with some pace,with dampner it would struggle to cross the net and send vibrations to my arm.
I feel that string are not sliding over each other and that's why all the stringbed placidity,no spin or pop and shock to the arm.
What may be causing this is my simple query.