looking forward to the review. What dampener do you currently use?Just received a christmas gift from a colleague in the office and it is a pair of shocksorb dampener at the cost of like $15 a piece. I am going to try them this week but is it any better a $1 dampener:
sorry for not posting back sooner on this.looking forward to the review. What dampener do you currently use?
I’m very skeptical of the posted reviews because to me the ones posted read like sponsored reviews. Would love to see some unbiased hard evidence review.
commend the brand on a pretty good product description. Seemingly scientific With the description of the material (sorbothane) but there isn’t any hard evidence or meaningful claims.
Also I knew I have heard of the this material being used in other industries. Used in shoe insoles. If anyone has junk shoe insoles laying around just cut them up and make a dampener out of them.
For what it's worth, I play with a full bed of poly and no dampener. Never had any elbow problems.I'm gonna have to call BS on this product. Unless this dampener has a significant weight behind it compared to other ones it shouldn't really do much more, just a different feel. Contrary to popular belief vibrations don't cause tennis elbow, recoil does. Just like shooting a gun, when you make contact with the ball you get a kickback. Only thing you can really do to decrease that is to up your racket weight or swing weight. The change in feel from a dampener can cause a placebo effect. If he's going in believing he won't get injured then he might be playing with more confidence and hitting cleaner, which will help out a lot more than a dampener for injury prevention. The other thing that I'd like to know for these tests the creator did was whether or not he changed his physical training. That also would help more than a dampener. Few other things I found odd in the Kickstarter, the temperature range felt it didn't need to be included since no one is going to be playing tennis in - 20 or 160, and the other thing being it was only tested with 10 people. I feel like that number should easily be higher and from what I saw they didn't test it with people who do not use dampeners, but I may be wrong on that. Just to clarify, personally I do use dampeners, specifically the kimony quake busters, because I like the feel of them. I've used them since I've started playing and playing without them just feels weird now.
Well their available colors are different. The Black is the original, the newer "ultrasoft" is either red/blue. The ultrasoft material is softer.So how are they different? Do they sound different?
just to clarify the image above, what i believe you called "stringy dampeners" is not what the shocksorb is (which is made in usa). works much more like a traditional dampener, but material is what they base their marketing on.I dont think it would be worth $15. Went to korea and bought stringy dampeners that you wrap around the strings and tie, and it's like the racket had a dampening technology. Got them for 50cents a peice doubt that these $15 ones are any better.
Nah but Roger does user powerpadsWell their available colors are different. The Black is the original, the newer "ultrasoft" is either red/blue. The ultrasoft material is softer.
As for the sound, I think the packaging calls the original a "pop" sound. i would agree with that, and the ultrasoft is more muted.
just to clarify the image above, what i believe you called "stringy dampeners" is not what the shocksorb is (which is made in usa). works much more like a traditional dampener, but material is what they base their marketing on.
a link to the kickstarter page
roger & serena don't use dampeners. using a dampener is already questionable and merely preference.