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rjkeene
04-22-2011, 09:28 AM
The Dunlop Bio--300 Tour racquet is highly rated by TW play-testers. The Powermap, however, shows an unusual pattern of strikingly decreased power at racquet hoop and lateral positions compared with other racquets.

Does TW (or anyone) have an explanation? Could this be a measurement or sampling error? Should the measurements be repeated with another Bio 300 Tour?

TW Staff
04-22-2011, 02:14 PM
I would not say it is a powerful racquet or one that is tremendously rock solid. It is a fast feeling racquet and as a result, spin friendly with pace and spin coming from racquet head speed. It is one of those racquets that just feel better and better the faster I swing it.

If you want to get the kind of beefy plow through power that shows up in high scores on the power map, try the 200 series.

Chris, TW

Torres
04-22-2011, 02:21 PM
The decreased power map size is due to the hoop shape which is more oval / egg shaped than other rackets which are slightly rounder and either heavier generally or have a less HL balance with more mass in the hoop. Compare it to the BLX Blade for instance.

The 300 Tour can easily be turned into a heavier hitting racquet with some lead in the hoop at the 10/2, 11/1 etc positions, at the expense of some manouverability.