does tungsten putty dampen racquet feel?

puppybutts

Semi-Pro
i recently tried putting some bluetac in my racquet handle since it was super cheap. i like the weight and balance, but it makes my racquet feel more rubbery at impact, which i don't like. does tungsten putty have the same effect? should i try tape on my handle instead?
 
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esgee48

G.O.A.T.
I use pre cast silcone cubes squeezed into the handle's butt cap region. I make these in an ice tray that is lined with plastic film. Peel off when hardened. They can be weighed and adjusted before insertion. They dampen feel/vibrations a lot. If you have foam peanuts, those will work too.

With any material, I believe that it must touch multiple sides of the vibrating rods to dampen effectively. Lead tape on the handle will not dampen very well because the vibrations will have aready reached the handle where your hand is. To be effective, lead should be used in the space under the throat.
 

nvr2old

Hall of Fame
I use tungsten putty in butt of a few racquets. Can’t say I notice any dampening characteristics per se.
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
I use pre cast silcone cubes squeezed into the handle's butt cap region. I make these in an ice tray that is lined with plastic film. Peel off when hardened. They can be weighed and adjusted before insertion. They dampen feel/vibrations a lot. If you have foam peanuts, those will work too.

With any material, I believe that it must touch multiple sides of the vibrating rods to dampen effectively. Lead tape on the handle will not dampen very well because the vibrations will have aready reached the handle where your hand is. To be effective, lead should be used in the space under the throat.
Great tip, as always! (y)
 

topspn

Legend
I have 8g of tungsten putty wrapped in saran wrap under the butt cap. I first stuff cotton balls then put in the wrapped 8g. No dampening
 

Wheelz

Professional
Yes. Well with Blutac the more tou put in the more it dampens. Probably similar to tungsten putty.
 

phanamous

New User
My sleeper idea is to use memory foam. It's dense and has some weight to it and dampens quite well I find. Super easy to work with. It'll hold screws/nails in place well also if I needed to add a ton of weight in the butt. 1 old pillow was sacrificed and I'm set for life.

Wilson Shockshield replacement grip works well for me also. It's heavy and the gel lining really help tactilely dampen shock/vibration to your hand/arm.
 

GummiiBear

Rookie
I use pre cast silcone cubes squeezed into the handle's butt cap region. I make these in an ice tray that is lined with plastic film. Peel off when hardened. They can be weighed and adjusted before insertion.
Dude, that sounds like an awesome way to go about it. I have never added silicone but I’ve only seen it done by squeezing some out of a tube and that just looked too imprecise to me.
 

esgee48

G.O.A.T.
I did it this way because it is less messy. I can also trim to exact weight and size before pushing into handle. The cubes are generally larger than the diameter of the hairpins so they fit without any glue. :D8-B
 
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