Chris - Dunlop F3.0 Tour or Donnay XDual Gold 99

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  1. kc571

    kc571 New User

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    Hi Chris,

    I've enjoyed the team's reviews of new products. Thx for that. I've narrowed my choices down to the Dunlop F3.0 and XDual Gold 99. My game is basically running ppl around from the baseline, and "attempting" to put them away once they hit a short shot. I'll come to the net every now and then. My serve is avg, so not really a strength. The F3.0 seems to allow me to hit a little harder, with the ball staying in. I'm able to hit good angles, but for me the strength of this racket is that it's solid, the depth, and decent spin. The Donnay doesn't feel as solid, but allows for more spin, letting me hit some corners and better angles. The Donnay is a touch more maneuverable too.

    A few questions for you. Which did you prefer? Which racket is easier on the arm? What multi string setup would you recommend for both? The demo for the Donnay had a co poly in the mains, and multi in the crosses. I've never tried any hybrids before. I usually get all multis. I wasn't sure if that hybrid setup allowed for the extra spin. The F3.0 demo had Dunlop Silk in it.

    If you know of any other stick that's close to these specs and worth a demo, lmk.

    Thx in advance!
     
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    I was able to get a lot of spin with the F3.0 Tour, but I hit it with polys. I'm not a fan of Silk as I find it hard to generate spin with that string.

    I would give both comfort and feel to the Donnay, but I like the crisp and clean response of the Dunlop, too, so that makes it a bit of a wash. I like both racquets, even though they bring different things to the table.

    Too tough for me to make a call here as both play quite differently, but I find both to be equally pleasing. For me, it would come down to results. If possible, try to play as many sets as possible with each to determine which you play best with. One thing I've learned from all my racquet testing is that the racquet I play best with is not always the one which feels best when just hitting.

    Chris, TW
     
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  3. kc571

    kc571 New User

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    Ah you opened yourself up to two more questions. "they bring different things to the table"... can you elaborate a bit on that statement? And in your experience, what's the best multi for spin?

    Thx again!
     
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