Originally Posted by Les Ismore
...anytime a force is imparted on an object, energy is transferred to that object in the form of vibrations and motion.
Very good, and the energy that creates vibration (shock) and motion (rebound) are one and the same. In order to limit shock this energy must be dissipated, which means what? There'll be less of it to produce rebound.
If you had read my earlier post, you would see that I have already agreed with you. And did you watch the video I linked? You would see the effects of the stick I was referring to.