What is your Favorite Dampener?

tennisguy5

New User
I have been messing aroung with different dampeners for a while, may it be the babolat RVS, the sampras "O", the forten inchworm or anything else, i have found that nothing works better than a good old #64 rubber band. The aggassi special. What has worked for you all? It can be anything, Hair ties, Ballons? it can be anything
 

jmjmkim

Semi-Pro
For me, the best dampener is NONE. I don't know, but I can't get used to a dampener. I don't mind being penalized for miss hits, since it helps me to know if I am hitting the sweetspot or not.
 

Loco4Tennis

Hall of Fame
....... good old #64 rubber band. The aggassi special. What has worked for you all? It can be anything, Hair ties, Ballons? it can be anything
Rubber grommets from Home Depot
rubber bands are for me as well, look at my sig...
ive used the normal dampeners, they fly off
ive seen hair ties used, dont quite get that one
ive used the rubber grommets as well, have does in my bag, good stuff too, but they still fly off at times
 

steve728

Rookie
Rubber band #64. Can't stand the racquet's feel or sound without one. Nothing else is the same, though the Sampras O isn't bad.
 

Loco4Tennis

Hall of Fame
im not from argentina, but i like argentina soccer; Bolivia from where im from,,, not that great in the soccer department, Brazil soccer, i dont like, argentina soccer is the best IMO, my dad and i watch them all the time, specially when they play River !! best soccer classic ever
 

jwbarrientos

Hall of Fame
im not from argentina, but i like argentina soccer; Bolivia from where im from,,, not that great in the soccer department, Brazil soccer, i dont like, argentina soccer is the best IMO, my dad and i watch them all the time, specially when they play River !! best soccer classic ever
Nice to see you appreciate good soccer (we call it football).
 

wrxtotoro

Rookie
Personally I hate dampener but I put a rubber band at the VERY bottom of the string bed. I got sick and tired of those players in the club trying to convince me to use a dampener. They even offer me a free one from time to time! Every time it takes me 5 min to explain to them why it's pointless. :( The rubber band at the bottom of the racket helps me to avoid their question but won't take away any feel from the racket.
 
My favorite one is the discontinued Wilson O dampener. Similar to the Sampras O but slightly smaller and for some reason, I just prefer it. I wish I had more of them.
 

Larrysümmers

Hall of Fame
Personally I hate dampener but I put a rubber band at the VERY bottom of the string bed. I got sick and tired of those players in the club trying to convince me to use a dampener. They even offer me a free one from time to time! Every time it takes me 5 min to explain to them why it's pointless. :( The rubber band at the bottom of the racket helps me to avoid their question but won't take away any feel from the racket.
same here my coach doesn't believe that they don't do anything. I tried to explain but he says I'm ignorant
 

Blade0324

Hall of Fame
Gamma worm or double worm. They seem to completely kill any feedback off of the strings. Nice and dead the way I like it, and no ping sound either.
 

bryanj2u

Rookie
Did some one delete my used condom post ? Cus it works better. The condom it self is extremly strtchy and the used part provide a lubrication like no other.
 

schap02

Semi-Pro
Always been a Sampras "O" Damp fan and they're only 1.75 for 2 a H-Bird by my house, but a hitting partner recently turned me on to the rectangular Prince NXG dampener, cheap and never comes out of the strings, ever...so far
 

Badger

Semi-Pro


I love the Wilson Shock Trap. Doesn't fall off and dampens really well. I think it's made for more open string patterns though as when I put mine on first it skewed the strings. I just cut the slits for the mains a little deeper and it solved the problem.
 
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Baselineg

Banned
I love the sampras O's im glad i found those when i first started playing cause i would have hated to have to weed through all the terrible ones.
 
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