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Use a shock dampener or not?

Hello guys i post here to know what are your suggestions on using or not using a shock dampener... i received for christmas my head liquidmetal radical and i have been playing iwthout the dampener... my question is what do you think about this should i use it or not.. what difference could it bring etc.. thanks
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Re: Use a shock dampener or not?

I use one...but more out of habit than proven performance. The ball just doesn't sound right coming off the strings if I don't have it on and the contact itself feels a bit hollow. Plus it gives me one more thing to fiddle with between points.

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I use one...but more out of habit than proven performance. The ball just doesn't sound right coming off the strings if I don't have it on and the contact itself feels a bit hollow. Plus it gives me one more thing to fiddle with between points.
Pretty much 100% what I would've said

Whatever you prefer buddy. Play with or without one, whatever suits you better.
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we need a players' forum....

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yeahh i dont like the ping, its annoying as hell, doesnt help my game other then keeping me focused

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I tried playing with one for a time but I just felt it took all the 'zing' out of my shots. I like to feel the 'pock' when the racquet makes contact with the ball and a shock dampener takes that sensation away.
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we need a players' forum.... please...
Good idea tbh Fee – on the other hand I feel there often lacks response to serious tennis related questions, especially on GM
In response to the initial question - yep I do - feels like Im hitting rocks otherwise As adee-gee said... whatever suits!
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I use one...but more out of habit than proven performance. The ball just doesn't sound right coming off the strings if I don't have it on and the contact itself feels a bit hollow. Plus it gives me one more thing to fiddle with between points.
That's exactly how I feel. But I just fix my strings between points, never really the shock absorber unless it's falling off.

But anyway, by reading the post I'd guess that you're a beginner, so just do whatever feels best because you'll definetly grow used to whatever your initial preference is.

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we need a players' forum....

please...
terrific idea. i'd enjoy that very much. are you going to propose it to the moderators?

i always use a dampener. mine is the kind that is built in -- the strings go inside it so you never lose it. it's a pain playing with inserted dampeners that go flying off the minute you hit a power shot.
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Good idea tbh Fee – on the other hand I feel there often lacks response to serious tennis related questions, especially on GM
but serious tennis players would participate in such a forum and that's all that matters, even if we are just a handful. think of how exciting it would be to talk about our matches and discuss our progress. i'd love it.
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Re: Use a shock dampener or not?

I already did...

http://menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=33211

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terrific idea. i'd enjoy that very much. are you going to propose it to the moderators?
I think she's suggested it about 50 times
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no dampener for me, but its all personal preference

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I tried playing with one for a time but I just felt it took all the 'zing' out of my shots. I like to feel the 'pock' when the racquet makes contact with the ball and a shock dampener takes that sensation away.
that's exactly how i feel! i tried to use one once but it just felt wrong, like i didnt know how i was hitting it or anything. i understand that the top players use them to actually take strain off their raquet/wrist but seeing as im not hitting it that hard, i prefer not to use one.

but something like a shock dampener is totally personal choice so practise with and without to see which you prefer
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