Does anyone play their SP Red without the dampener installed? I ask because I demoed an SP Red today and the dampener kept sliding up the strings as I hit, which changed the feel with each stroke. I was also not impressed with the control, especially on serves. So I took the dampener out and wow, this racquet came alive. OK so maybe is was all in my head but power and control increased dramatically. It was a completely different feel (I liked it). Volleys were crisp and groundies went where I wanted. I never play without a small dampener because I hate that ping sound but the SP Red still had a nice thump when hitting. So is it me or anyone else have a similar experience.