Best Racquet I've Ever Hit With

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  1. nadalex

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    Dunlop Biomimetic 200 Plus. Nuff Said.

    This racquet gets the least hype i've seen on this board and i went out on a whim and bought 2. I dont think ive ever hit serves like this in my life. Its my dream frame. Narrow 100 sq in. and 18 x 20. Mid weight, headlight balance. People should start taking a look into this and its just $69.99 on TW currently.
     
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  2. SteveI

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    I also just picked up a pair and in the few hours I have playtested the frame, I also am very impressed with this overlooked offering from Dunlop. TW has the power level listed as low. I found it have a very nice balance of power and control. The sweetspot was not small as some of the TW playtesters reported. I am not saying this frame is for everyone as the reviews are quite mixed, but it might be worth a try. I also found my frames to be 8 points HL as listed on the frame not the 4 points HL reported by TW. The pair I have are very close in spec and with overgrip and dampener come in right about 11.8 oz. Generating spin was also not an issue as I think the 100 head size helps even with the 18 x 20 pattern. Any who... I like it...:). Great on the arm also...very firm but crisp not harsh. I think the flex is closer to 63 than 65
     
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  3. nadalex

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    I was gonna say, I had arm problems a year ago, and with this frame even full poly at 45 lbs and im feeling great.
     
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  4. Anton

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    Bio 200 plus is one of the worst rackets I've ever tried...nuff said? :)

    Seriously, much better rackets out there
     
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  5. SteveI

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    To each his/hers own...:)

    There are many frames that get no love from the TW (Talk Tennis) crowd to be sure. Folks here tend to be good to very good to excellent players and lean towards a players platform. TW will discount frames that are not selling, but do not ignore those frames based on that alone. Demo if you can and sometimes there are sleeper frames to be had at great prices. Just because a frame is not selling well on TW does not mean the general population is not buying the frame. The Head Ti.6 and Ti.5.. Ti. 1 are still being sold (on TW and all over the place) and I see many folks playing with them. How many folks on TW (Talk Tennis) do you think are playing with those frames?? Simple rule.. play with the frame that gives you the best chance of meeting your tennis goals (winning, having fun, exercise, arm comfort..etc)
     
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  6. El Diablo

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    My brother plays with this racquet; I'm not altogether sure why. I found it has a nice solid feel and adequate control but is underpowered for me and has a miniscule sweet spot. It "gets the least hype (you've) seen on this board" for good reasons.
     
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  7. SteveI

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    I feel that the frame is very much as stated above.. except I have been having no problem finding the sweet spot. Power is average to be sure. Underpowered.. no way. Check out Chris's comments during the review.

    Chris "I didn't like this one when strung with a multifilament. A powerful string just made this racquet too lively for me."
     
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  8. fuzz nation

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    Maybe the title should read, "Best Racquet I've Ever Fit With".
     
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  9. SteveI

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    That might be more accurate.. :)
     
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  10. Lack

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    I used to play with dunlop biomimetic 200 plus, when I was in high school varsity team singles 1 MVP, and I really liked the racquet. I also thought it was the best racquet out there, but after hitting with wilson steam, head prestige, and other pros' racquets... I was wrong lol.
     
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  11. Winners or Errors

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    I recently picked up a pair of Dunlop 200 Plus as well, and they are solid racquets. Frankly, I can't see the Steam, Exo Black (or whatever it is now), APD, PD, or any other super-stiff racquet that's going to rip my arm off crowd liking it, so it doesn't surprise me that teenagers prefer something else.

    As someone who was looking for a racquet that would give me the control of a mid with the forgiveness of a larger head, it's a perfect fit.

    It is definitely for people who can generate their own power and hit the ball closer to center, and not for those who can't find the sweetspot and are power-challenged. ;-)
     
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  12. Winners or Errors

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    The fact that your signature says you play with a racquet at "Nadal spec" is enough to explain why you don't like this racquet.
     
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  13. Anton

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    It doesn't ;)

    I've hit with just about all "serious" rackets released in the last seven years or so. For a very long time I've hit a fairly flat ball with rackets like Rebel 95, Redondo Mid/MP, Prestige Mid etc. So even though I've been working on the western game over last 2 years or so, I can always switch to a more eastern drive game if I have something like K90 or QTour in hand.
     
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