Rubber Band Dampener Club

dr_punk

Professional
#1
This is the very first (I hope) Rubber band club; if you use a rubber band for a dampener, join in! If you're curious, go ahead and buy yourself a bag of #64 rubberbands - they're cheap! if you love 'em, i told ya so; if you don't... well, start yourself a rubberband ball i guess.

Here is a great link to start your journey http://home.pacbell.net/gmlasam/rubberband.html (courtesy of flemby2112)
P.S. I think rubberbands for dampeners actually feel better ... but thats just my 2 cents

So! Let's have it


(POST PICTURES IF POSSIBLE, thanks :))

Our current RBDC members are....

Founder
dr_punk (myself)

Ex- CEO (due to the economy)
beedlejuice22

Our Hardcore Members
Looks like this club needs some CPR - #265 members is crazy for something like this... Let's see if we can get some more!

drhopz #1
SoBad #2
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#6
OK, I am sort of leaning dampless as of late, but back in the old days boy did I dampen those vibrations with some tremendous rubberbands, big time. Here is my proof, a photograph with a purple one hehe:



So please sign me into your club for my past accomplishments, thanks...:D
 

dr_punk

Professional
#8
OK, I am sort of leaning dampless as of late, but back in the old days boy did I dampen those vibrations with some tremendous rubberbands, big time. Here is my proof, a photograph with a purple one hehe:



So please sign me into your club for my past accomplishments, thanks...:D
lol, so be it
you're member #2
And nice view BTW
 
#14
can any1 tell me why u guys use rubber bands? Isnt a normal damper better? Cant u afford it or something?
I like to use rubber bands because they don't fall off and they work as well, if not better, than most dampeners. I would think that Agassi could afford a dampener but he used rubber bands.
 

jdeloach

Professional
#16
can any1 tell me why u guys use rubber bands? Isnt a normal damper better? Cant u afford it or something?
The rubberband actually works very, very good. Plus, they won't pop out and you can get a big bag for about the same price of one dampener. You should give them a try.
 

Nuke

Hall of Fame
#18
What a great idea, a club for rubber band users. Now I ought to start a club for duct-tape-for-head-tape folks. Or am I the only one?
 
#21
timsims, that's a really good pic; great depth of field


I don't use a dampener of any kind any longer, just wanted to post pic.
 
#23
tim, what strings are those on you Vantage? How do they play?
It's Tecnifibre Redcode 16ga. I strung it at 45/50 and I'm really enjoying it. I prefer to stay with low tensions so when I read that polys should be at 5-10% lower than normal for you then I fell into the 40s!

I'm a photography hobbyist when I'm not playing tennis.
 
#26
drhopz #1
SoBad #2
str33t #3
NadalClone #4 (Welcome :D)
timsims #5 (Welcome :D and nice camera dude)
Anyone else is welcome!
how come you're not a member of the club yourself?

edit: or you're not just a 'member', but the founder and CEO of the club =D
 
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#30
lol, so be it
you're member #2
And nice view BTW
Thanks and thanks~!~

LMAO SoBad, shots with Pure Storm, how tragic :D
Perhaps marginally less pathetic than chugging down entire kegs of beer in the bedroom without a decent tennis racquet around...;)

SoBad, where do you live? That is a beautiful picture!!
Thanks! I live in Washington, DC, our nation's capital city...!:D
 
#34
How can you guys possibly like dampeners on your racquet. That totally eliminates the feel you get from ANY kind of string.

I have been dampless ever since I started playing and will continue to be.
 
#37
ive been using rubber bands for almost a year now. i went with out a dampener for a day and it felt different, i just didnt like it. it wasnt so much the noise. actually, i felt that my racquet was even more powerful with out a rubber band, but it could be in my head.

to Nuke: i almost used duct tape for head tape but i was already at sports authority so i just picked up some head tape.
 

dr_punk

Professional
#39
I still find feel in my racquets... and you might as well ask how agassi did some of his most brilliant drop shots using a rubber band.
 

dr_punk

Professional
#41
drhopz #1
SoBad #2
str33t #3
NadalClone #4
timsims #5
jayserinos99 #6 (Welcome!)
kabob190 #7 (Welcome!!)
tennisguy7482 #8 (Welcome!!!)
 
#42
haha im thinking of joining
currently using a longg wilson one or my W shaped wilson, i like the fact that it takes away the noise but it also takes away the feel

rubber bands keep the feel but take away the noise? or are they the same
 
#45
Not a member here, but ... respect. I have never played with a dampener, but if I did, I'd use a rubberband.

I've seen people use a grip finishing band woven in there. I've seen a guy use a piece of overgrip tied in a square knot. I've seen a grommet from a car part.

Anyone remember the old foam balls that looked like an Ellesse logo? Vibra-Zorb, iirc.

I hereby nominate 'Rubberband Man' by The Spinners as the official song of this thread.
 
#49
I've officially joined now too. I just demoed 8 racquets and there were rubber bands on several (along with regular dampeners). I saw no bonus in the regular dampeners.
 

dr_punk

Professional
#50
dr_punk #0
drhopz #1
SoBad #2
str33t #3
NadalClone #4
Jonnyf #5
timsims #6
HeadPrestige #7
jayserinos99 #8
kabob190 #9
tennisguy7482 #10
j011yroger #11 (Welcome! Don't think i'm intimidated by all those sticks!)
megaforcetkd #12 (Welcome!!)
iplaybetter #13 (Welcome!!! and I think i'm gonna start color bands too)
Voltron #14 (Welcome!!! and sorry but you came out to #14 :/ but if you want you could be 13a lol)
squints #15 (Welcome!!!!)
whoster69 #16 (Welcome to le club :))

Jonnyf, squints and HeadPrestige, sorry it took so long to put you guys in there :/
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