Donnay Pro One 97 vs Dunlop Maxx 300G

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  1. JackB1

    JackB1 G.O.A.T.

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    these 2 frames are nearly identical in specs. I am currently testing both and would be interested if anyone else has gone down this road.

    My Pro 1 is 335 grams strung and 4 pts HL. My 200G is 330 grams and also 4 pts HL. The hoops are shaped a little differently....the 200g more oval and long and the Pro1 more round. They both are approx 65 stiffness....both have a semi stiff/flexy feel right in the middle. I have added 5 grams inside the handle of the 200g to make it 335 grams in total and 5 pts HL, so now it feels even more similar to the Pro1. I also replaced the leather grip with a Gamma synthetic. Pro 1 is stock...no mods whatsoever.

    Main difference I notice so far, is that the Pro1 has more power. I will do a side by side hit today with the ball machine and see which I prefer. I am surprised at how close these 2 are. Anyone else try both?
     
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    just played some with both. Just some casual rallying for about an hour. It's uncanny how similar these 2 racquets are. I was switching back and forth between them and really couldn't tell you which I prefered. If I was blindfolded, I might not be able to tell the difference. I guess I need to look closer next time at all the different shots/variables? Compare them for serve, volleys, droppers, etc.
     
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    I was tempted by the Pro One 97 specs, but I know and love the Dunlop racquet feel.

    So I got a Bio Max 200G.
     
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    So how do you like it?
     
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    Sorry to report that I have not been able to play with it, unfortunately.

    Some personal medical issues (unrelated to tennis) along with the winter snow season intervened before I had a chance to.

    Next spring . . . .
     
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