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TheBoom
07-19-2011, 07:03 PM
Ok so i was looking at what rackets dunlop has so i can choose if i get tehir player package next year (most likely will). I have the 300 tour and i love it but i don't want to order more of them next year. I am looking at the 100, 200, 200 tour and 300. I wanted to know opinions on these (100 and 200 tour haven't come out yet but information on the previous version is helpful :) ) would be good for me, some info in case you don't know i'm around a 4.0 6' 6" 190 lbs i use my serve as a weapon and have a flat backhand and topspin forehand.
Thanks!!! :)

TheBoom
07-19-2011, 07:07 PM
My dunlop's are modified with 2 strips of 1/4 lead tape about 3 in long at the 2 and 10 oclock (one on each side of the frame

sepidoel
07-19-2011, 10:53 PM
I'm using Bio 100, easter FH and 1-handed BH, 4.0 NTRP. I never use previous 100 before.

Greatest feature of this racquet is its maneuverability, precision and stability. Spin, serve and volley are awesome too, but not exceptional. In groundstroke you must have good footwork and long swing, or it won't reward you with great shot. I prefer to have it strung with soft and powerful string, as stiff one gave me shoulder pain. Indeed my most favourite racquet, better than my Prince Rebel (too heavy) and Wilson K6.1 16x18 (too stiff).

2 cents.

Backhanded Compliment
07-19-2011, 10:57 PM
The 300 tour is great for serves but I prefer the 200 which feels solider and has less pop but I make my own power. Check out those 2 for sure.

TheBoom
07-20-2011, 06:01 AM
I'm using Bio 100, easter FH and 1-handed BH, 4.0 NTRP. I never use previous 100 before.

Greatest feature of this racquet is its maneuverability, precision and stability. Spin, serve and volley are awesome too, but not exceptional. In groundstroke you must have good footwork and long swing, or it won't reward you with great shot. I prefer to have it strung with soft and powerful string, as stiff one gave me shoulder pain. Indeed my most favourite racquet, better than my Prince Rebel (too heavy) and Wilson K6.1 16x18 (too stiff).

2 cents.

So can it stand heavy hitters easily and does the 90 sq in head bother you?

The 300 tour is great for serves but I prefer the 200 which feels solider and has less pop but I make my own power. Check out those 2 for sure.

Thanks man! does the 200 have more or less spiin than the 300 tour?

HybriD)2
07-20-2011, 06:06 AM
Hey,
are u a college player? I just want to know, what the player package include and the price for it^^.

What are usual player packages for college (items and price).

I have the problem that I had 4 Pure Drive Roddick GTs, 2 are broken now. And I'm thinking of order another GT or maybe I ll wait till august and switch for a package.

Thank you for ur help

TheBoom
07-20-2011, 07:22 AM
Hey,
are u a college player? I just want to know, what the player package include and the price for it^^.

What are usual player packages for college (items and price).

I have the problem that I had 4 Pure Drive Roddick GTs, 2 are broken now. And I'm thinking of order another GT or maybe I ll wait till august and switch for a package.

Thank you for ur help

No i play number 1 high school. dunlop's pachage is 2 rackets 299 3 rackets 399 or 5 rackets for like 550? I haven't looked at the form for a while but thats about right and they include a bag reel of string 2 hats and 2 shirts

TheBoom
07-20-2011, 09:53 AM
Anyone else have comments on these frames?

dozu
07-20-2011, 10:36 AM
Dunlop makes fine rackets.

you should use the 200.... take the 4D 200 for example... 12.3 oz stock, you can almost play it without modding.

your current 300 is too light for a big fella like you... and you need the heft to produce steady volleys when you are up at the net.

100 - nah, 90 sq in, forget about it.

hoodjem
07-20-2011, 10:41 AM
Dunlop makes fine rackets.

you should use the 200.... take the 4D 200 for example... 12.3 oz stock, you can almost play it without modding.

your current 300 is too light for a big fella like you... and you need the heft to produce steady volleys when you are up at the net.

100 - nah, 90 sq in, forget about it.I'd second this opinion.

The AG4D 300 is great but probably a little too light for you. If you are worried about "standing up to heavy hitters" then go with one of their heavier racquets.

The AG4D200 Tour is just such a racquet.

The 100 requires precise technique, but if you have that it will reward you.

TheBoom
07-20-2011, 10:53 AM
Thanks it'll be the biomimetic versions (i use the 300 tour not the regular btw) I relly think the 200 tour or the 200 would be great for me. Does the 100 feel like a 90 in head? and is it for more modern or classic strokes? just interested in learning about this supposed BA stick

dozu
07-20-2011, 01:36 PM
well, since you have just fixed your FH from a C to an S lol...

the S FH brushes the ball so much, you'd be better off with a 95 than a 90.

the C FH maybe ok with a 90.

Tennis100
07-20-2011, 03:49 PM
3 Racquets, ten pack bag, reel of string, two shirts, two hats, stencil, stencil ink for 300 dollars, That was mine anyway.

LeeD
07-20-2011, 04:10 PM
You know I have Mfil and Aero 200's, and 3 Aero 500's.
100 is only worth playing with if you hit with precision, and don't mishit.
You mishit, and your game is changing.
200, weight depending if you can swing 12+ or need 12- oz.
You do not need to worry about other guys big shots. YOU hit the big shot first, everytime, since you are not pusher material.
Try heavier, try lighter, use what feels comfy and can hit a solid ball over and over again for 3 hours. Hit serves, we know heavier usually hits more solid flat serves, lighter his spinnier serves easier. You chose your poison there.

TheBoom
07-20-2011, 04:21 PM
Haha thanks for the info i'm taking the 300 and 100 off the list which leaves the 200's how do they compare on groundies serves volleys topspin and slice?

LeeD
07-20-2011, 04:40 PM
Think of an oz heavier, barely softer, almost the same size racket in your hands.
People always say the 200's soft head prevents them from hitting hard serves. Don't believe that. It serves harder than my 2 HeadLMRadMids.
Strokes need length, but you're 6'6" and have excess length.
Sweetspot IS low, but you can always choke down on the grip.
CONTROL is high, combi of moderate weight, low sweet, soft flex.
I changed because I'm 62, 5'11 and 144 lbs., and losing fitness and muscle, since I haven't jogged or run in almost 3 years.
I assume you can kick my butt.

TheBoom
07-20-2011, 05:18 PM
Well my flat serve might go over your head hah :) wouldn't the higher sw of the 200 tour make it serve a heavier ball?

LeeD
07-20-2011, 05:26 PM
Won't go over my head, as I've played plenty of 6'5" guys who serve well over 140 on flats....but don't get them in without lots of current practice...:)
The heavier racket CAN hit harder, if you can swing it that fast for a long period of time. Most guys get tired though, and slow their serves after a couple of sets.
After 5 months on Aero500's, even I think I need more weight on the racket and possibly a little more softness at impact, but I've switched to western grip forehands, and that side is just fine. I do play with heavy DunlopHDHardcourtChamp balls, the heaviest on the market around here. Switching to lighter balls, maybe my racket would be OK.

dozu
07-20-2011, 05:33 PM
uh... all is solid advice from Lee, except you will need to take 30% discount on every number he threw out....

like he is 5'11, and some 6'5 guy serve well over 140...

take 30% discount, and all these numbers will start to make sense LOLOL.

LeeD
07-20-2011, 06:13 PM
Right..:)
I"m really 4'9", like my Mom. You've seen the vid.
And Aba, who's #2 at Harvard, with a weaker serve than Zack, doesn't serve 130. More like what? 100?
And pros RussellSimpson and JoaroSoares serves right at 100.

So my size 10.5 shoes are really 7's. :):)
Since WildVolley computed my serves go 65 mph, what are they in reality?
Let's see, maybe 53mph? With ONE bounce at waist high on a backboard over 21' behind the baseline!
Yeah, you guys are right on.....:oops:

Timbo's hopeless slice
07-20-2011, 08:29 PM
just get the bio 200, young padawan.

strong your game shall become!

there is only mod or mod not, there is no try!

ok, i am going to go have a lie down now

TheBoom
07-20-2011, 09:35 PM
Haha you guys are great!! I think i'm leaning tward the 200 but we'll see when the tour comes out

sepidoel
07-20-2011, 09:52 PM
So can it stand heavy hitters easily and does the 90 sq in head bother you?

FYI, yes it can. The 90 sq in is helping me a lot, but perhaps it's because of my playing style. I'm sure most players suit bigger head size.

soyizgood
07-20-2011, 11:38 PM
I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed the Biomimetic 300. I got that racquet used and was so impressed with it I ordered a new one. I like racquets around the 11 oz range. It's slightly head light so it can be customized for added weight.

I did not like the m-Fil 300 as it was so unstable, liked the Aerogel 300 even though it was relatively low-powered, the 4D 300 is significantly more powerful than the AG 300 which took a while to get used to. But I really like the control, spin, and pace I can get with the Bio 300. Maybe the PSGM/mysterious string hybrid played a role in it, but my extreme eastern forehand hasn't looked this good... EVER! One of my hitting partners told me this racquet fits my playing style and I think he's right. I feel bolder than usual going for I/O forehands, forehands down the line, flattening the forehand out.

TheBoom
07-21-2011, 06:40 AM
Did you add weight to the 300?? It seems very light