but Where are the (200G) Clones?

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  1. plasma

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    send in the 200g clones:):
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    Just when I'd stopped opening doors,
    Finally knowing the one that I wanted was yours,
    Making my entrance again with my usual flair,
    Sure of my lines,
    No one is there.

    Don't you love farce?
    My fault I fear.
    I thought that you'd want what I want.
    Sorry, my dear.
    But where are the clowns?
    Quick, send in the clowns.
    Don't bother....they're here.:(

    Stephen Sondheim
     
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    Lol! Wouldn't be worth cloning those... too difficult :wink:
     
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    Whoa, that racket on the end... that's got to be one of the longest throat's I've ever seen. Which racket is that?
     
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    Either a Max 100G or Max 150G, I believe.
     
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    It's a MAX 150G, in the photo above!

    The MAX 100G I believe was only released in Japan in mid 80's (ie after the 150 and 200). To be honest I'm not sure about this, does anyone know the facts about the MAX 100G racquet?

    Oh, and if anyone wants to sell one, I would pay a fortune for a MAX 100G with an original cover, and I mean a fortune!!!
     
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  6. vsbabolat

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    ^^^^^
    Why?? The Max 100G was not a Injection Molded Frame and was not made in England.
     
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    Hi vsbabolat,

    So can you confirm that the MAX 100G was indeed made in Japan? I thought that it wasn't an IMF as well, so are you sure about this?

    The reason I would pay a fortune for an original MAX 100G with cover, is I collect these Dunlop MAX racquets and can't find this anywhere, it is rare!!!
     
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  8. vsbabolat

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    I believe the Max 100G was made in Taiwan. IMF racquets do not have Grommets.
    IMF racquets don't have grommets because of the production process:
    First there is a casting of a low melting point alloy core. The alloy core is then put in the injection molding machine. A Compound of GRAPHITE and NYLON is Melted and then injected around the alloy core. Once the graphite and Nylon is cooled the Alloy core is heated up so it melts and then poured out of the frame. This leaves individual string holes that have pillars inside the frame. There are no holes drilled in these injection molded frames by Dunlop.

    I have a Max 200G display with a cut out showing the inside of the Max 200G.

    The only IMF racquets are:
    Max 150G, Max 200G, Max 300i, Max 400i, Max 500i. Max 800i, and the Slazenger Phantom IMF.
     
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  9. Bud

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    PICS!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
     
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    I have a similar although far less formal display!:
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    what is the headsize on the max 100g?
     
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    I don't care if it's IMF or AMF, that Max 100 is one BAMF!!!
     
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    I really would like to buy one of those MAX 100G, and I mean really want to buy:)

    So if anyone out there has one with original cover, will pay loads for it, let me know please!!!

    Realise it's a later non IMF frame, but sometimes (and I do mean sometimes), it's just nice to add something to the collection, and I collect Dunlop Max rackets (amongst others), so need this one for sure!!!
     
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    Nicalon?

    BTW... what is Nicalon?
     
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  17. ilian

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    Don't you know that the best things in this world cannot be cloned? ;)
     
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  18. vsbabolat

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    Doubleuteef?

    Got more info on that thing?
     
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    Okay, that's interesting... That looks as if it should be the 300i, but it says 200GT. What is the deal here? It says graphite injection on it and it is grommetless, so it has to be injection moulded. If that is the case, it has to have been made in the Dunlop factory in England since it was the only one in the world. In that case, it is some early or special version of the 300i. Is that the case or there is something I didn't account for?
     
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  21. Rorsach

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    It says 200GT, not 300GT. Perhaps a 200G in a 300I paintjob. Or a 300I mock-up, before they settled on the 300I name.

    Or someone has been creative with Photoshop.
     
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    I wonder how this one is going to hit. I know that it would be different than the MAX 200G because it is not injection moulded and it has grommets, but the shape is identical and that makes me curious...
     
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    Yeah, my bad - 200GT. In any case, what is the truth behind it?
     
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    It is a Max 300i Prototype with Max 200GT printing on it, a darker blue, and glossy clear coat Finnish. This was prior to Dunlop's decision to calling it the Max 300i.
     
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    This is a prototype for the 300i, obviously before it was called the 300i:)

    Oh and before anyone else tries, I'm buying it off the wonderful owner of the best tennis racquets anywhere on these forums:)

    As soon as he decides to sell that is, which I realise may be some time!!!
     
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    vsbabolat, I'm actually in love with this racquet:):):)
     
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    Sorry to disappoint but I am not selling any racquets now.
     
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    do 200gt specs match the 300i? what does gt stand for? I see gtx on many racquets...??? was the 200gt prototype released to the public or is this a one of a kind Test racquet???
     
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  29. vsbabolat

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    The specs match the Max 300i because it is a Max 300i just with glossy clear coat and with 200GT where it should say 300i. The Max 200GT prototype was not released to the public and was a test racquet.
     
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  30. ilian

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    That explains it. By the way, how do you know these things?
     
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    He'd like you to leave it to him in your will :grin:
     
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    do I have this correct? the max 100, 200, 300i(200gt), 400i and 500g all have the same headsize? that's 1-5 with the magic 83 square inch headsize. Does anyone have them all???pics!!!!!!!
    I played with about 5 different max 200g's and hated all of them, actually found them unplayable, then I got an original in a trade which was perfectly strung, it felt exactly like a chunky prostaff!!!!mmmm, the grip is still terrible though and I will put a fresh fairway on it soon, guess these puppies didn't age well despite their hearty appearance...Also heard stories of disintegrating grommets. Like hitting with a kneissl, 200g's are a unique and wonderful thing.
     
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  33. Rorsach

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    The MAX200G and 300I come from the same mold. The 400I is a tiny bit bigger and the 500I and 800I are larger still.

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    There are almost no grommets on a 200G and the ones that are there are easily replaced, but i find find quite tough.
     
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  34. vsbabolat

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    You are missing the Max 150G. The 100 does not belong. The Max 500i and Max 800i were reported to be 95. The Max 500i and Max 800i are different mold to each other. The Max 500i is very boxy beam design while the Max 800i is some what more aerodynamic in beam design.

    Never heard of disintegrating grommets because there are only grommets in the throat bridge and only 6 individual grommets in strategic locations.
     
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    yes, the 100 lacks the throat dimples, found on the 150g ("baby g")...amazing that only the 200g's and 300i used that sublime mold...looking to match my 150g....nothing like a tiny graphite head for taking massive effortless cuts at the ball!!!!
     
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  36. ilian

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    I would love to get my hands on one of those...
     
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    vsbabolat has the best racquets on the planet

    That's fine I don't want it now, later will be fine:)

    There is no hurry, look after it for me:):)
     
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    Vsbabolat have you done your will yet:)

    By the way just for interest you know, how old are you, are you keeping fit, do you smoke etc:twisted:

    And if you were sent some white powder in the post, would you sniff it at all?

    LOL That could mean all sorts of things just realised LOL:)

    Yes I would like the racquet, but am willing to wait, probably a very long time!!!
     
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    Getting back to the thread.

    There are many different versions of these Dunlop Max IMF racquets. I collect them, and have come to realise how many there are, it really is amazing!

    Even the later 800i came in 2 completely different molds, which really surprised me as it was only available for a year.

    There are dozens of different versions of the 200G. For example, even in the first 2 years, it had three different molds. I think I explained this earlier. Anyway will have my digital camera now in only 8 days!!

    Looking forward to posting loads of pics:)
     
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    Wow, diferent moulds for the MAX 200G? The 800i came in two different moulds? I am very surprised... Anyway, here are some pictures that I have of those great sticks:

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    Some more:

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  42. ilian

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    And more:

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    And even more:

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    I used to have a MAX 500i, but I gave it to a friend of mine to play one day and he never gave it back to me so I don't have it anymore...
     
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    I have a Max 300i in the 1st generation paintjob. Still prefer hitting with the Max 200g though. Maybe it's the strings.
     
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    Hi again Ilian,

    What is that racquet in the photo?

    It's so small I can't see it!
     
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  46. ilian

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    It's a version of the MAX 200G. I am not sure which exactly, but it might be the golden grand slam version.
     
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    Here is a rare Max 200G with the original cosmetics that celebrates John McEnroe winning the 1984 Wimbledon and U.S. Open in the same year with the Max 200G.
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  48. vsbabolat

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    Here are sections cut from the Max 200G to show the internal pillars that you can only have with a Injection Molded Frame.
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    A real piece of art how the manufactured these racquets.
     
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    I think I may have one of these, too :)

    I'll take a peek, later.
     
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  50. Bud

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    Awesome cut-away views, too!
     
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