What pro use tennis racquet Vibration Dampeners and what type?

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  1. Harry_Wild

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    Just in the market for a tennis racquet vibration dampener and was wondering what tour pro uses a vibration dampener and what type or design model. I like to know the brand too if you know. Thanks.
     
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  2. Kalin

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    Agassi used a rubber band. Sampras used an O-ring that's usually used to seal pipes. Tourna used to sell the one of Pete but people were saying you could buy it much cheaper in a hardware store :)

    The rubber band is great since they're very cheap (just get some in a stationery store) and you can play around with thickness, length, how many strings you cover etc. Andre's was quite long but was wrapped only around the two center mains.
     
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  3. 2nd Serve Ace

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    The round, button damps are the most common on tour. With whatever emblem the player thinks is neat.

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    the hipsters use a rubberband, the rank & file use their sponsor's dampener, the talented use nothing!
     
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    Delpo uses a 4 leaf clover because he's Irish
     
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  6. Arti

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    Usually an O ring damp like Luxilon, a rubber band, or even just the logo of the racquet company, a few use kimony quake buster which is its own thing.
     
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    Rubber band. i got 150 dampeners at the dollar store. When y'all are schleep buying $4 for one
     
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    Wut
     
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    Thanks for the inputs. I decide to go with the brand of my racquet and do the logo shape brand dampener.
     
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    which brand? wilson?
     
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    I heup eu teu aur courevring zee ceourt lieke a rat non?
     
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    I want this one
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    Is he Irish?
     
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    we've hit rock-bottom here
     
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    That's right! He looks just like a leprechaun:D
     
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    They all use pro stock dampeners with a softer flex. The public can only get cheap, imitation pjs
     
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  19. Harry_Wild

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    A necessary in mixed doubles play, if you are attractive to one of the players; you can show your vibration dampener to that special person!
     
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  20. Harry_Wild

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    Yes, I believe we have done that! It took a while but was worth waiting for and now it has happen!:D
     
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  21. Tommy Haas

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    What's your source of all those hilarious pics you that you post? If only there was a real middle finger dampener.
     
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    This Thread coming from a 3.5k messages Senior User proves that there is absolutely nothing in this forum that was extensively debated that cant be threaded again!
     
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  23. Arti

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    yea man even the rubber bands
     
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    Wendy's Vibration Dampener Review.
     
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    hmm, I have to disagree. a while back there was a thread started on what type/brand/color of a tape pros use to finish off the overgrip. I dare you to find a less significant part of tennis equipment...
     
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    Head players use the TGK386.2 Pro Stock vibe dampeners. These are only available to the sponsored professional players to go with their mysterious Head Pro Stock racquets that have a code for their name. Both item poses super tennis boosting powers.
    Head keep these secret items from the public cause they don't want us to have their best products because they don't want to sell more stuff. They only love to keep there highly paid pros happy not the buying public that actually pays the bills.
     
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  27. Tommy Haas

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    I thought I saw pro stock string dampeners going for $25 per vibe on that other forum for stringers.

    J/K
     
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  29. Harry_Wild

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    Yeah, they are used pro stock string dampeners that are PJ of another brand's retail version. Sorry to report, are now out of stock!
     
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  30. rafa_prestige89

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    The rubber band is the best dampener, period.
     
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    There is. A google search should help you find it.
     
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    What's the verdict on the Sampras damps?
     
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    Wow.. I am now searching for that thread...
     
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  34. A_Instead

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    I use different dampeners depending on what racket and string I use....
    There is a certain feel and frequency I desire...
     
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  35. Harry_Wild

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    Interesting..".. each dampener has a different feel and is different on different racquets too?
     
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  36. A_Instead

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    Yes..the rubber compound is different in each dampener..and they interact differently depending on string and racket..
    Meaning vibration dampening is different. ..
    I use rubber bands in some. .
    One of my favorite dampeners is the TW one...
     
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  37. Harry_Wild

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    It smaller then the Luxilion violet dampeners. It would be perfect for the 18 X 20 frames. The oversized Luxilion was to big for the UT!
     
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    Yonex all the way and the best by far IMHO
     
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    Wasn't there a thread asking about the brand of rubber band that Agassi (or someone else) used as a dampener?

    That one takes the rock bottom cake.


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    Somehow I think the "grip end tape" wins, but the rubber band make debate is also the right kind of stupid!
     
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    Friend of mine has two kids that play tournaments (one's 10, plays 12's and 14's, other is 7, plays 10's). I buy them all kinds of dampeners - funny ones, branded ones - because they like to trade them with the other kids. They're always showing us what they just traded for.

    You can buy all kinds on Amazon - animals, funny faces, etc.

    That's about the limit of my interest in dampeners! :D
     
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    Illegal placement though. That finger cannot extend into the cross pattern.
     
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    Kei Nishikori and Karen Khachanov use Kimony Quake Buster. It's pretty unique, only wish they printed the brand name on both sides for symmetry.
     
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  44. Harry_Wild

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    I am thinking of painting my Luxilion violet dampener to blend into my black strings. I think it would looks great in satin black. Both the strings and dampener having the same color will make it look covert militaristic special forces jame bondish look/appeal to the hitting area.
     
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    Just go to home depot and buy some black sheet metal grommets, they are the same thing.
     
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    Metal is not the same as highest quality Luxilion dampener! Not sure want it is made of however! It is made to dampen string vibrations, so it got be be better! Cost more to! I try to get the very best for my arm and my game!
     
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  47. Harry_Wild

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    Finally, got to hit with the Luxillon damperer on my UT. It was fantastic combination. I like it a lot! Highly recommend this violet color "O" design damperer! Works great with NXT 17 gauge string. Strung at 44 lbs.
     
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  48. Arti

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    Yea I don't know if it makes that much of a difference. It just kinda looks cool but i got tired of the lux dampener. Im going no dampener raw feel. Dampeners don't do anything for your arm, all they do is change the sound at contact. If you really want to save your arm then workout your upper body and lower string tension, switch to a multifilament or gut, and try to find a racquet with low flex.
     
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  49. Harry_Wild

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    It only cost you about $5 for two Luxilion violet "O". vibration dampener if you buy it from TW. Just include it in your next bundle order. I think it makes a difference, however. If you don't like them, you could always give them away to you friend, someone that you like or somebody you want to impress! Just say: "Gael Monfil endorses and uses this Luxilion string dampener!"
     
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