Anyone playtest the Dunlop F5.0 Tour?

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  1. SteveI

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    I know this one is going to be out soon? Anyone take this one for a testdrive yet?
     
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  2. Bubbagumptennis

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    I don't think anyone has used it yet but it's on Dunlop's website if you go to the one written in french. Stringersworld . c o m also has it and will probably be doing a review soon.
     
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  3. SteveI

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    Hi,

    It is up on the Dunlop Website and in English. You can buy it from the Dunlop Website Store. Specs are up...

    http://www.dunlop.com/gb/catalog/2010/tennis/rackets/f5-tour.

    I am guessing someone here has hit with it already. I am sure some of the ProShops, Dunlop Team members and Retailers have them.

    I have been seeing a drop in the prices of the 500 series here and there, so the release should be very soon. A few have posted here in the next 3 to 4 weeks.
     
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  4. srvnvly

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    TW stated they will include this in an upcoming review from this thread: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=450784


    "We have a ton of new racquet reviews coming out. Like Francis27 and Blitzball said, we will have the new Head YOUTEK Graphene Speed Pro and MP and Instinct MP in about 3-4 weeks. Unfortunately, we don't always get racquets to playtest ahead of time hence the delay on these from the launch date.

    Here is the list of racquets we are reviewing:

    Yonex VCORE Xi 98
    Yonex VCORE Xi 100
    Tecnifibre Tfight 315 Ltd 16
    Tecnifibre Tfight 315 Ltd 18
    Tecnifibre TRebound 295 Pro
    Head YOUTEK Graphene Speed Pro
    Head YOUTEK Graphene Speed MP
    Head YOUTEK Graphene Instinct MP
    Volkl Organix 7 295 and 310
    Volkl Organix 10 Mid
    Dunlop F 2.0 Tour
    Dunlop F 5.0 Tour
    Dunlop M 5.0

    Plus, a couple more surprises!

    Brittany, TW"
     
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  5. SteveI

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    Guess TW has one....

    Steve
     
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  6. Bubbagumptennis

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    Hopefully it feels somewhat similar to the current bio 500 tour. I liked how it felt just found it a bit lacking in some areas
     
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  7. The Meat

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    I heard the weight specs of the F2.0 Tour is around 325g, why are they decreasing the tour's weight? It was awesome at 12.5oz...
     
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  8. Korso

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    I demoed it and I liked it on volleys and forehand but did not like it so much on my one handed backhand. It has a different feel from other models
     
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  9. Edgewood

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    That is because the F2.0 Tour is the replacement for the Bio 200. Both 18x20.
    The Bio 200 Tour is 16x19 (heavier) and I am not sure the new line will have a replacement. Maybe someone else can chime in on that.
     
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  10. oldSchool

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    Now playing the Dunlop F5.0 Tour

    Switched to this new frame 2 weeks ago, strung with Dunlop Black Widow 17 gauge at 56 lbs. I would compare it to an even more user-friendly version of last year's Dunlop Bio 400 Tour- more comfortable, more pop, easier to swing, same or better control. I find it to be perfectly adequate for volleys and doubles play, as well as serves and agressive baseline play. It performs very well and is easy to play with, both when your game is on and when your game is off a notch. That can't be said about some more demanding frames. Pick one up and see if you don't like the swing weight and balance. Should be available now as of a couple weeks ago at your local retailer, as well as TW.
     
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  11. Tennisspieler

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    oldSchool, since you also played with the 2012 Pure Drive Roddick and the Head Youtek IG Extreme Pro 2.0, how do these racquets compare? What did you like about each of these frames? And why did you finally choose the new Dunlop F5.0 Tour?

    Thanks for the reply.
     
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  12. LeeD

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    SteveI, I thought you used to play with a 4D500T, didn't like the stiffness, and dropped it after a brief trial.
    F5T should still have stiffness in the 68-71 range, and they stiffenned the F2 series a bunch, so stands to reason they didn't soften the F5 series at all.
    I have 3 Aero500's, 18" of lead at 10-2, 24" at the butt, of 1/4" lead. Still seems stiff.
    Like the feel of my Bio3T better with 20" of lead at 10-2.
    For me, playing weak hitters, I like stiff rackets.
    But playing STRONG hitters, I like softer rackets.
     
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  13. oldSchool

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    Tennisspieler, to answer your question, all 3 racquets- the Dunlop Bio F5.0 Tour, the 2012 Pure Drive Roddick and the Head Youtek IG Extreme Pro 2.0, all play very similarly with very similar specifications. For me it comes down to what feels most natural in my hands, and produces the best results- best blend of power/control/feel with fewest out balls and balls in the tape. Also, it just seems that the Dunlop Black Widow string works very well in concert with the newer Dunlop Bio frames for some reason. For the 3>5 to 4.0 player that likes to play agressively from all areas of the court, you can't really fault any 3 of these frames.But the Dunlop feels the best and produces the most wins of the 3 for me.
     
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