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Thread: Damping vs. Dampening
06-21-2012, 03:42 PM #1
Damping vs. Dampening
In the context of suspension. Which one is correct?
06-21-2012, 03:55 PM #2Registered User
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06-21-2012, 06:02 PM #3
unless your goal is to wash your shocks
06-21-2012, 06:14 PM #4
Or soil your skivvies
06-21-2012, 10:12 PM #5
Personally I agree - I've always said damping. However:
1. moistening or wetting
2. stifling, as of spirits
3. (Electronics) Electronics the introduction of resistance into a resonant circuit with the result that the sharpness of response at the peak of a frequency is reduced
4. (Engineering / General Engineering) Engineering any method of dispersing energy in a vibrating systemdamp·en (dmpn)
v. damp·ened, damp·en·ing, damp·ens
1. To make damp.
2. To deaden, restrain, or depress: "trade moves . . . aimed at dampening protectionist pressures in Congress" (Christian Science Monitor).
3. To soundproof.
If damping is a noun, and dampening is a verb, then does that mean a fork has a damping system that performs the act of dampening?
Sorry. This is pretty much the worst thread in the history of sprockets.
06-22-2012, 12:33 AM #6
Damping is right, but so many people, even people who know the stuff, still use dampening. I've gotten over it. Car and motorsports suspension stuff happens to be what I do.
06-22-2012, 12:46 AM #7
why do you give a fuck?Lord King of the Beater-Kooks
06-22-2012, 03:05 AM #8
Ooh, look at Hugh, the big, tough post-modernist/deconstructionist!
06-22-2012, 06:51 AM #9Registered User
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06-22-2012, 07:05 AM #10
Friction fit preload backing plate to you, gumby
06-22-2012, 08:09 AM #11
06-22-2012, 09:02 AM #12
damping - when you piss yourself from the scary as hell drop, or had way to much drink last night
Dampening - to retrain or repress as in controlling suspension movement
06-23-2012, 01:10 PM #13
That seems backwards.
Is this like "lightning" and "lightening"?
One is a bolt of smite, one is dawn.
I believe dampening would be something you do to a t-shirt before throwing it in the drier to get the wrinkles out, while damping is something I appreciate in my car or on my bike.
Trampling is something else entirely, but trampolines are fun.
If it has handles, it's a bag, not a sack.
If it's a fizzy non-alcoholic beverage, it's soda, not pop.
Excuse me while I take the lift down to the car park to pick up my estate in which I will take the motorway to my flat whilst navigating many a roundabout in a clockwise fashion. Wankers.No longer stuck.
06-23-2012, 01:39 PM #14
Your all a bunch of loosers.
06-23-2012, 07:00 PM #15
06-23-2012, 09:41 PM #16
06-25-2012, 01:10 PM #17No longer stuck.
06-25-2012, 02:14 PM #18
"Damn Ping!" = golfer who misses a putt.
"Damp inning" = baseball game with rain delay.
06-25-2012, 08:53 PM #19
their you go again.No longer stuck.