Originally Posted by RonE
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