Dunlop 200 G HM - like a woodie ?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Cypo, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. Cypo

    Cypo Rookie

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    I just demoed the 200 G again after a year of weekly lessons and playing with a Prince More Response. I found I could hit well with it, but only if I used a square stance and stepped into the shot - i.e. the way I was taught to hit back in the 70's. The feel of the racquet when playing reminded me of my old Slazenger Challenger as well.

    Does anyone else think it's somehow similar to a wooden ?
     
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  2. Kirko

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    I agree ; never used the 200G but used the Prestige Classic . The 18x20 pattern is just like the pattern of the wood Kramer I used for yrs. just bigger . For yrs. I thought I was getting the best of both worlds dense string & a bigger sweet spot.
     
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  3. joe sch

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    The dunlop max 200g plays the most like a wood racket because of the flex, internal dampening and string pattern. The other graphite based rackets that played very close was the dura-fiber models. I bet not too many played those rackets but they were really sweet. I still have a few of them and one strung with natural that is a dream to hit.
     
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  4. carlosrothstein

    carlosrothstein New User

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    The other one wich plays similar to the old Dunlop Max 200 G and feels like wood is the Pro Kennex Core 1 #6.
     
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  5. ilian

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    CORE06
    Head Size: 95 square inches MP
    Length: 27 inches
    Weight: Strung - 12.1 oz
    Unstrung - 11.6 oz
    String Tension: 52-68 pounds
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 18 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T,7H,9H
    One Piece
    No shared holes
    Flex: 61
    Beam Width: 20mm Straight Beam
    Composition:
    80% Graphite/20% Kevlar w/Hardwood Spine
    Power Level: Low
    Swing Speed: Fast
    Grip Type: Perforated Synthetic
    Technologies: Core1 Technology


    How can that be close to the Dunlop MAX 200G when it had these properties:

    Head size - 84
    Weight (unstrung) - 355 gr. (about 12.5)
    Flex - 40
    Recommended String Tension - 52-55 lbs
    Technologies (the most important reason) - injection moulding

    How?
     
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