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CarverV15
03-14-2009, 11:50 AM
Hey guys, I just had the opportunity to demo/ purchase the new Aerogel 200 4D from my local pro shop. I had previously used the old Aerogel 200 along with a number of other racquets and found this new stick to be compareable to the old one. From a spec standpoint, the new 4D specs out pretty much the same as the old model. I noticed that the racquet had a very similar feel but to me felt more solid than the older model especially on harder hit balls. I was able to crush groundies, serves, and hit crisp penetrating volleys with this frame. Plus the new paintjob is pretty cool!! Just curious to see if anyone else has hit this stick yet and what your thoughts are.

Specs:

Weight: 11.3 (unstrung), 11.9(strung)

Balance: 320 mm (strung)

Swingweight: 318 (strung)

Stiffness: 62

I strung this stick up with a Gut Polyester blend with the gut in the mains at 57 lbs.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l247/CARVERV1523/IMG00020-20090314-1218.jpg

Keifers
03-14-2009, 12:01 PM
Thanks for your report. Did the pro shop also have the 16X19 version of the 200 4D?

And I'm curious about what strings and gauges you used. Thanks.

CarverV15
03-14-2009, 12:26 PM
yea i used a 16g gut and a 17g poly....

and no they did not have the 16*19 as far as i know the 16*19 doesnt get released in the U.S....

Keifers
03-14-2009, 12:31 PM
Which gut and which poly? Thanks.

CarverV15
03-14-2009, 12:47 PM
Babolat VS 16g and Lux M2 Pro 16L

Keifers
03-14-2009, 12:56 PM
Great. Thanks. I was just curious.

If you'd care to post more as you play more with your 200 4D, I'd be very interested to read about it.

Cheers.

NoNameZ
03-14-2009, 03:23 PM
are they going to release any other versions of the 200? or the 100 4D?

jazar
03-14-2009, 03:24 PM
are they going to release any other versions of the 200? or the 100 4D?

there isnt going to be a 100

furyoku_tennis
03-14-2009, 04:39 PM
there isnt going to be a 100

really? i can't believe they're not making a 100.

CarverV15
03-15-2009, 09:48 AM
yea no 100 and only the 18x20 version of the 200...

zidane339
03-15-2009, 09:57 AM
yea no 100 and only the 18x20 version of the 200...

You sure, I thought I saw 16x19 verisons..are thy only avaliable in Europe?

CarverV15
03-15-2009, 10:11 AM
yea they make it but its only avaliable in europe...

zidane339
03-15-2009, 10:32 AM
yea they make it but its only avaliable in europe...

Darn it thats a disappointment..:(

ag200boy
03-15-2009, 10:34 AM
Darn it thats a disappointment..:(

have you ever actually played with a 200 16x19?

they just arent the same as the 18x20 for me

zidane339
03-15-2009, 10:35 AM
have you ever actually played with a 200 16x19?

they just arent the same as the 18x20 for me

No I haven't but I've wanted to give it a shot...16x19 have more pop and spin for me, so I'm starting to like them...

How did they compare?

furyoku_tennis
03-15-2009, 11:27 AM
yea no 100 and only the 18x20 version of the 200...

is the 100 just not being made in the US or is it not being made anywhere at all? the 200 open pattern is only in europe, but you can still find them in the US on occasion.

Dave M
03-15-2009, 02:28 PM
is the 100 just not being made in the US or is it not being made anywhere at all? the 200 open pattern is only in europe, but you can still find them in the US on occasion.

The aerogel 100 is now so Dunlop tell me a US only frame, I guess the market isn't there for a "4D" version.

dabudabuda
03-15-2009, 08:39 PM
last post

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=223319&page=12&highlight=dunlop+pics

It felt better the second time I hit with it. Very predictable, it does exactly what you tell it to do. The feel felt better the second time around but I still overall prefer flexier rackets. Never tried it with lead...but still very powerful in the sweetspot especially for flat hitters.

FastFreddy
03-15-2009, 08:51 PM
When will TW carry the Dunlop Aerogel 200 4D 18x20? I seen they have other 4D racquets but not the 200.

BobFL
03-15-2009, 09:34 PM
When will TW carry the Dunlop Aerogel 200 4D 18x20? I seen they have other 4D racquets but not the 200.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=3139871&postcount=9

FastFreddy
03-16-2009, 07:07 AM
Thanks for the info.

Kuub
03-17-2009, 08:21 AM
I played with both the Dunlop 4D 200 (16/19)and the (18/20). The (18/20) was better for sure? I was able to hit more heavy forehands with it! But you definitely feel the difference in weight. The 200 (18/20) feels waaaay more heavy for me. So it's maybe strange but for me the 18/20 had more power...

iTiger
04-15-2009, 10:35 PM
I played with both the Dunlop 4D 200 (16/19)and the (18/20). The (18/20) was better for sure? I was able to hit more heavy forehands with it! But you definitely feel the difference in weight. The 200 (18/20) feels waaaay more heavy for me. So it's maybe strange but for me the 18/20 had more power...

you think 18/20 is better? :confused:
is there any noticeable difference in spin?

Oriental_Noodle
04-16-2009, 12:53 AM
i have never tried the 16x19 but with the 18x20 I tried today, it was very solid. Lots of control, felt good on serving and volley was perfect. As for ground stroke, I can hit to the baseline with no effort with sufficient spin. This is based on 2hrs of practice :D