Wilson Shock Shield Dampener
Comments: I started using this more than a year ago. I play on the average three times a week. I am on my
second dampener in all this time. It's great.
Comments: This seems to be made in the same factory as Gamma Shockbusters, even the plastic end pieces
are identical. However, the Wilson one costs more, and more importantly, it's about a centimeter shorter than the Gamma
one, so it doesn't cover as many strings. If you're looking at this you probably want that maximum dampened effect, so I
will kindly direct you to the Gamma Shockbuster.
Comments: I bought two. Both of them broke after playing a few sets. The piece that seems to break is the
plastic connector. Also, it did not seem to dampen vibration as much as some other models. I would not recommend it.
Comments: I tried this on my Head Youtek Radical OS and WeissCannon Explosiv at 50 lbs. You weave it in
and out of
the strings, and hook the ends on. Does seem to reduce vibration on off-center hits. I don't notice any vibration on sweet-
dampener or no dampener. The plastic is quite thick, so I am hopeful that a direct hit on the dampener will not cause
help ensure the hooks are on securely, I stretch the dampener out a little as I install it so that there is a little pressure on the
after installing. I had read articles that said that dampeners do nothing for vibration, only sound, but I am starting to believe
they can indeed reduce felt vibration. I am fairly scared of getting tendonitis again, and all in all, I am satisfied with this
plus is that it contacts many strings, and you don't have to spread strings apart to install it.