When I first started playing I used a dampener. Then when I took it off I felt like I could keep the ball in the court way more. It sorta stayed off from then on.. don't know why this silencer damp is banned though, what could it possibly enhance to make illegal? if anything, its detrimental.
Im guessing they're worried people would put a load of them in the middle for more spin? ..
Yes, we know it's all about the technique. But if your racquet collapses every time you volley..you need to add some lead to it...