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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie
    Has anyone tried putting an elastic band (short and thick ones) and tie it at the bottom of the head strings. I know it definitely reduce vibration on a tennis racquet.
    That's my two cents worth!

    Robbie
    You can do that, add a "shock absorber" like in tennis. However, I feel tennis and badminton are vastly different sports in that in tennis, you don't need to "feel" the tennis ball as much as you need to feel the bird in badminton.

    Adding a shock absorber to your badminton racket will reduce shock but make your racket feel numb. It will be much harder to "feel" skill shots, especially your net game.

    Unless the vibration from the racket gives you pain or bothers you that much, I would not recommend using a shock absorber in badminton. On the otherhand, I encourage tennis players to use shock absorbers. It's a different game.

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    i don't think it was much of a off-center hit really...
    thats wat troubles me

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    Quote Originally Posted by hydrocyanic
    i don't think it was much of a off-center hit really...
    thats wat troubles me
    Time to find a new racket.

    That's the problem with older technology/older rackets, not as much vibration dampening. If you like the Ti10, try the Woven 7, it's similar. If you want to stick with Yonex... best to try them all.

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    I have extensively experience with the Woven 7 and Ti-10. Frankly, I still prefer the Ti-10 due to its relatively more conssitent static balance and unstrung and un-wrapped weight. Also, the grommet holes are drilled much straighter for the Ti-10 than the Woven 7. Have said that, Woven 7's woven graphite is stronger in handling sudden string break from mishits.

    Quote Originally Posted by DinkAlot
    Time to find a new racket.

    That's the problem with older technology/older rackets, not as much vibration dampening. If you like the Ti10, try the Woven 7, it's similar. If you want to stick with Yonex... best to try them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete LSD
    Frankly, I still prefer the Ti-10 due to its relatively more conssitent static balance and unstrung and un-wrapped weight.
    OK, I give you the static balance but unstrung and unwrapped weight? Who plays with an unstrung and unwrapped racket? ...

    What about real world usage?

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    Unwrapped = no overgrip

    Overall, it's just another racquet for me .

    Quote Originally Posted by DinkAlot
    OK, I give you the static balance but unstrung and unwrapped weight? Who plays with an unstrung and unwrapped racket? ...

    What about real world usage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DinkAlot
    Time to find a new racket.

    That's the problem with older technology/older rackets, not as much vibration dampening. If you like the Ti10, try the Woven 7, it's similar. If you want to stick with Yonex... best to try them all.
    what i want is a less-stiff, a little tiny bit of head heaviness than ti10

    of cuz, give it solid core and LSC are preferred as well

    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by hydrocyanic
    what i want is a less-stiff, a little tiny bit of head heaviness than ti10

    of cuz, give it solid core and LSC are preferred as well

    lol
    and u forget to add, with a over 250+CAD price tag preferred
    nehow, i play with a AT800DE as well and the vibration is
    rather obvious if compare to my old RSL which has a much softer
    shaft. My shoulder start to hurt after 2-3 hrs of usage, changing
    the tension is the easiest one to do, when i step down form 25 back to 22 and the shoulder pain never comes back. performance changes a bit but hey, i rather be able to play good till 60 then tell yr friends how good i used to be before that arm sugury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chessymonkey
    and u forget to add, with a over 250+CAD price tag preferred
    nehow, i play with a AT800DE as well and the vibration is
    rather obvious if compare to my old RSL which has a much softer
    shaft. My shoulder start to hurt after 2-3 hrs of usage, changing
    the tension is the easiest one to do, when i step down form 25 back to 22 and the shoulder pain never comes back. performance changes a bit but hey, i rather be able to play good till 60 then tell yr friends how good i used to be before that arm sugury.
    can be cheap if i get them else where

    if ti10 is stiff, i think a med flex will be good enough
    at800de is still stiff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie
    Has anyone tried putting an elastic band (short and thick ones) and tie it at the bottom of the head strings. I know it definitely reduce vibration on a tennis racquet.
    That's my two cents worth!

    Robbie
    Prince should have a vibration damper in very small size and can put on the badminton racket. I have put it on my fischer racket before, but it only can absorb only the vibration of two mains. If the hitting is off-center, then vibration still comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forrestyung
    Prince should have a vibration damper in very small size and can put on the badminton racket. I have put it on my fischer racket before, but it only can absorb only the vibration of two mains. If the hitting is off-center, then vibration still comes.
    What if.... we tie one or two rubber bands at the bottom of the strings; the last row when the racket is standing on its handle???

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKChua
    What if.... we tie one or two rubber bands at the bottom of the strings; the last row when the racket is standing on its handle???

    Thanks.
    Should be OK, but I have never tested it. I need to restring to Fischer racket to test it.

    I tried to put some vibration dampers inside the handle for my RSL 3000, but the result is not good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chessymonkey
    and u forget to add, with a over 250+CAD price tag preferred
    nehow, i play with a AT800DE as well and the vibration is
    rather obvious if compare to my old RSL which has a much softer
    shaft. My shoulder start to hurt after 2-3 hrs of usage, changing
    the tension is the easiest one to do, when i step down form 25 back to 22 and the shoulder pain never comes back. performance changes a bit but hey, i rather be able to play good till 60 then tell yr friends how good i used to be before that arm sugury.
    what doesn't kill you makes you stronger

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    This is a trick we used when we were kids. Get a regular rubber band and put it below the last string. It really reduce the vibration. However, it makes the string feel dead. I say DEAD! I would suggest you give it a try before you go out and buy a vibration damper. There is a reason why most of badminton company don't make one, because most of player want the lovin' feeling not "You lost that lovin' feelin'". It might not be the vibration hurting your arm, it might be the wrong string or wrong tension.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentheart
    This is a trick we used when we were kids. Get a regular rubber band and put it below the last string. It really reduce the vibration. However, it makes the string feel dead. I say DEAD! I would suggest you give it a try before you go out and buy a vibration damper. There is a reason why most of badminton company don't make one, because most of player want the lovin' feeling not "You lost that lovin' feelin'". It might not be the vibration hurting your arm, it might be the wrong string or wrong tension.
    HI Silentheart,

    Precisely! This is what I meant. Is your rubber band also YONEX brand?

    Quote Originally Posted by silentheart
    It might not be the vibration hurting your arm, it might be the wrong string or wrong tension.
    Wrong strokes also hurt the arm or shoulders...

    Thanks.

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    Are we talking about two different things here, frame shock and frame vibrations? Frame shock is different from frame vibrations.
    Frame shock is the immediate unnecessary force felt at the instant of impact when you hit the shuttle. Iso racquets with their larger sweetspot and longer strings will suffer from less frame shock than oval racquets. But frame vibrations will be greater than oval's.
    Frame vibrations are the vibrated feeling when the shuttle is sent away from your stringbed. Oval racquets have less frame vibrations than iso. So-called vibrations dampening devices do not reduce frame shock or frame vibrations; all they do are to change the audible noise from a ping to a damp thud.
    If you are stuck with your racquet, try thinner string, lower tension, and giant size cushy grip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hydrocyanic
    any other way than getting a new racket to solve this problem?

    thank you

    1) rubber or PU grips

    2) lower tension

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