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Old 03-17-2008, 05:56 PM   #1
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Default Do you use anti-vibe?

I feel better when I play without the anti-vibe thing on my racquet, but I've read in some places that the anti-vibe is good for the elbows and etc. I wonder if thats really a 'MUST USE'. I play like 3-4 times a week 1h max each day.

If anyone has an article in mind about that, please tell me I'd like to read about it.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:33 PM   #2
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Default Re: Do you use anti-vibe?

I don't use one either. At best, I think its useless. In fact, for me, it tends to deaden the feel for the ball, which I don't like.

Most players who get tennis elbow have a problem with their strokes, and a little rubber thingy ain't going to fix it.

I have been playing with natural gut string for over a year now, and I think it has helped my game a lot. Gut gives you better feel and control. And it will help people with tennis elbow problems because gut has more resiliency than any synthetic string on impact with a tennis ball. Tennis-warehouse.com has a good article about natural gut.
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Old 03-23-2008, 02:35 AM   #3
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Default Re: Do you use anti-vibe?

If you are winning without using one, i wouldn't change a thing. I don't think that you are playing enough to do any real damage yet, you might need one when you get older but you should be fine for now
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Old 03-23-2008, 02:45 AM   #4
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Default Re: Do you use anti-vibe?

Anti-vibes change nothing in the vibration dampening. No way a 5 gram thing will influence in something that weighs more than 300 grams.
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Old 03-23-2008, 04:12 AM   #5
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Default Re: Do you use anti-vibe?

anti-vibes are schett
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Default Re: Do you use anti-vibe?

they're pretty useless. i never hit with a racket that has a dampner in, i always have to take it out
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Default Re: Do you use anti-vibe?

I once saw a guy who gave up his match because he lost that thingie on the court somewhere
i think i laughed for a whole half hour or something
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Default Re: Do you use anti-vibe?

it will depend on the string you use and how high your tension is when you have your racket strung

a vibration dampener is nothing to do with weight it is to do with science becuase the absorbs the vibrations and it works wether you prefer it or not

they do you not incourage injuries or stop you getting injured totally but they can help
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Default Re: Do you use anti-vibe?

I play with a dampener, but I take it more like a fashion stuff (I mean I play with these Wilson Bowl of Fun dampeners that have shapes of smileys, hearts etc. - yeah, girlish). When I don't have it on, I'm able to play without it, of course. But I feel the difference. I think it's because I'm used to it. So I think if you don't use it and suddenly you put it on, you won't feel comfy and it will distract your concentration.
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Default Re: Do you use anti-vibe?

Science says that for something to absorb vibrations (energy), it must have mass. Something that weighs nothing can't absorb anything.

Anti-vibes are purely psychological.
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Science says that for something to absorb vibrations (energy), it must have mass. Something that weighs nothing can't absorb anything.

Anti-vibes are purely psychological.
Exactly right, the only thing they are doing is changing the high frequency string vibrations which results in a noise dampening, but I'm also pretty convinced they don't reduce the amont of vibrations which reach your arm.
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Exactly right, the only thing they are doing is changing the high frequency string vibrations which results in a noise dampening, but I'm also pretty convinced they don't reduce the amont of vibrations which reach your arm.
they have been scienifically proven to have very little benefit
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i have seen scientific evidence that they can decrease vibrations in the grip of the racket by upto 75%
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