Dunlop Aerogel 200 Club.

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  1. K-LEG

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    I feel like this racquet is very underrated so I decided to make this thread so that us Dunlop Aerogel 200 users can talk about this amazing racquet!

    I know I won't become too popular for saying this but, BABOLAT SUCKS!
     
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  2. tennis_player09

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    yo,
    I love my aerogel 200 and wouldnt mind joining the club, but that there is already a dunlop 200 series club...
     
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  3. Max Winther

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    I'll join, but i don't think this racquet is underrated. It's been a big topic on these boards since it's come out.

    And yeah, theres a 200 SERIES club, not just the AG.
     
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  4. In)SpiRe

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    Ah well, regardless, I would like to join. I don't have my Dunlop AeroGel 200's yet, but they're coming in!
     
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  5. cukoo

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    Can anyone who used a mfil and Ag tell me about the difference? The mfil seems to have a higher weight in stock form and a higher swingweight. I also read in a couple post that the mfil was better for plowing through the ball...
    Any info?
     
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  6. Max Winther

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    I didn't feel that the M - Fil 200 had a higher weight. The swingweight was heavier on the M fil than the AG, though. I lost the maneuverability up at net. It also feels a lot different. It's not as solid or muted as the AG. That being said, I think I'm gonna try it again and buy a couple if I find it tolerable. It still has the nice, soft feel of any 200 series racquet, but it's not on the same level of the AG and MW.
     
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  7. Tennis_Geek

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    Count me in! I'm a proud user of 2 AG200's. Both matched to 356g strung and 310mm balance. TW leather + Tourna overgrip.Tecnifibre XR3 16 @ 50 lbs. Tried 54 lbs but found it too tight. I play without any dampener. Great racquet for big serving and flat baseline bashing on both wings.
     
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  8. tarie

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    Here I am!
    I've got the 16x19 version,I've putted on a Gamma Leather grip and now I am making tests to find out how many grams to add at 3&9.
    Anyway,it's a really great raquet,also stock.
     
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  9. tennis_player09

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    hey tarie,
    how is the 16x19 version aerogel like compared to the americono version? you recommend it?

    I also hit the aerogel 300, it has a bit more power and topspin than the 200. But im still digging my 200
     
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  10. Max Winther

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    I would love to try the 16x19 version, but would also need to weight it up. I get a lot of spin with my regular AG, so the 16x19 one would be crazy spin.

    I demoed the 300 along with the 200. Found that it was unstable and got bullied by hard serves and severe topspin. I'd like to buy one just for customization purposes, because i think with it leaded up to about 350-355g and with a leather grip, it could be a great racquet. I'd put most the weight in the handle, though. Some SPPP in there would help its case too.

    Thats the thing with demoes, because you cant really set them up how you normally would. If you don't usually play with synthetic gut at 50lbs of tension, why should you demo one with that string setup? You can get a rough idea of how the racquet will be like by demoing, but just because a racquet plays bad without lead or with demo strings doesnt mean its a bad racquet, and that might have been the case with my demo 300.
     
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  11. tarie

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    I've never tried the american version,but my brother's coach has one and doesn't like it.I mean,he says of course it's a good raquet,but the ball doesn't come out of the stringbed so easily as on the 16x19(my brother plays with 16x19 too,so they compared them).The EU version is easier but it gives the same control,more spin a little bit more power.
    Of course for lots of people it needs added weight,(i added a leather grip and now 4 gr at 3-9),but believe me,weight and balance it's very very good also stock.
     
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  12. roddick89

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    Hey can i join? i tried one out at my club and loved it. I was using Pure Drive but this thing is in another league!! So i bought it yesterday and i'm waiting for it to get strung.
     
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  13. tarie

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    Which one did you bought?
     
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  14. roddick89

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    Aerogel 200 16x19
     
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  15. ART ART

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    Pro's setup

    Try this setup with the 16x19-AG200:
    Lead from 12 to 10 - 8 grams
    Lead at the butcap - 3 grams
    String it at 21 or 22 kilos with a good polyester string.
    Overgrip.
    In the end you will have a ~350grams, balance 32,5 cm, strung racket.

    You will find control, spin, stability and amazing power.
    Now, go and try it.
     
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  16. tarie

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    It's more or less what I did.
    I put a leather grip and 4 grams but I prefer at 3&9,that bacause at 2&10 it has the aerogel that is already stiff enough,well at 3&9 it has only the m-fil that is softer and due to less mass than 18x20 version it tend to twist a little on off-center shot.
    This is only my personal thought.:)

    I agree with stringing with goog polys at 21/22 kilos,it's perfect.And I would recommend to use thin gauges,17 or 18.
     
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  17. ART ART

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    WIth the leather grip you put more 12 grams on the handle, not 3 grams like I said, so your point of balance and swingweight will not be the same.
    But if that setup is good for you, keep it, all racket setup's are personal.
    ;)
     
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  18. tarie

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    Actually it's a little to heavy now.
    The main reason for I added a leather grip was to reduce the handle size,but then I wanted the same balance of the stock version so I added 4 grams at 3&9,but now it's around 345gr strung and maybe it's to much for me now,I'm good but no so strong and resitant.:)
    Anyway I think it needs weight at 3&9,so I'm gonna keep it and maybe replace the leather with a syntethic,don't know.
     
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  19. crosscourt

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    I have mine at 355 grams, 6 points headlight, swingweight of 327. I might try to keep the same weight and balance but push the swingweight closer to 340. With the Federer hybrid I get a lot of grip on the ball and a ton of power.

    cc
     
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  20. ART ART

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    What modifications did you do to your racket, and how did you measure your swingweight?
     
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  21. In)SpiRe

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    Hey guys just wondering would this be a good deal: 2 Brand New Dunlop AeroGel 200's (18x20) in a 4 1/4 grip for $175, maybe even cheaper.
     
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  22. furyoku_tennis

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    I have an AG200 (18x20) and was wondering which tension you guys preferred on yours and what string setup?
     
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  23. K-LEG

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    That's a great deal. I purchased my Dunlop Aerogel 200 (18x20) in a 4 3/8 grip size for $140.00.
     
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  24. crosscourt

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    I took it to a professional racket customiser. Something that became obvious is that because rackets of the same model vary in their weight and balance, making the same modification to two rackets may serve only to make them more different. If you look at the positioning of the additional weight on my aerogels you will see that it is in very different places.

    cc
     
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  25. crosscourt

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    Gut mains and alu power/rough crosses. At 60lbs in winter and 62lbs in summer for the gut. The alu power is strung two pounds less.

    cc
     
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  26. tarie

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    Does someone know how much is the swinghweight of the 16x19 version?
     
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  27. Ryoma Kun

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    I love this racquet, love it so much that i sold my ps85's to get some!!!!
     
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  28. Max Winther

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    Hey everyone, seeking advice of other AG players on the issue of customization. I've currently got 12 grams of lead in the handle of each of my AG200's, but I am seeking more weight. I'm gonna get a leather grip to get like 5-10 more grams out of it, and then I'll go crazy with lead. I'd like to get up to 12.5-13 ounces while still maintaining around 5-10 pts HL. Anyone have any good experiences with leading up an AG to a similar weight?
     
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  29. Speedygonzalez

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    Hi Aerogel 200 users

    I recently acquired two second hand AG 200 in fine condition. They were strung with Yonex Tough Brid Plus and yesterday night I restrung one of them with full poly.

    The problem is that I immediately noticed that the head shape had changed. It has become less egg shaped and more round. I have experienced this also with the PC 600 but then difference was really minimal. In this case the differences are much larger. If I superimpose the racquet on the one which has the original string, the head is almost 1 cm wider and the racquet is approximately three mm shorter!!! However, if I compare it with an unstrung Rev 200g, which has the same mold I guess, it is almost identical......

    Is this normal? I really like the original egg shape although I haven't noticed that it affects how the racquet plays. I strung the mains at 25 kg and the crosses at 24. Should I string them both at 25? Has it to do with the fact that I have a cheap stringing machine (Pro's Pro Challenger 1)?

    Thanks for the input
     
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  30. Speedygonzalez

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    Anyone out there?
     
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  31. snoflewis

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    im thinking about getting one. but was wondering, does this racket have a muted feel? and does the racket play crisper/stiffer than the stiffness ratings indicate? how is the ball feel compared to the mfil200?
     
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  32. Speedygonzalez

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    It indeed feels a bit muted but IMO not in a way annoying. Actually, I didn't feel much difference when I played with or without dampener. Regarding the stiffness, I think it is comparable with the iprestige mp. AG 200 has a flex rating of 61, iprestige 62. It is not as stiff as a Pro Staff Classic.
     
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  33. rev200g

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    Hi Speedy,
    How does it compare to your Revelation 200g? My main sticks are 3 Revelation 200gs and a Muscleweave 200g but I am curious. Any response is much appreciated. Cheers!:)
     
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  34. Speedygonzalez

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    Hey rev200g,

    I have taken my Revs out of the closet to fix the butcaps and to restring them. What I can say from my experience so far, is that the feel is quite similar. Also in terms of flexibility I cannot detect too much difference. The Aerogel however, swings lighter and is very manoeuvrable. I really enjoy to volley with this stick. I cannot really compare the power levels, because at the time I was using the Revs I was using lower tensions. I will restring the Revs now with the same string and the same tension. Both are very stable racquets, I would say they are equal in that respect.

    The Aerogel is quite different from the Muscle Weave. Much stiffer, tad lighter and more powerful.

    Hope it helps. The Aerogel is definitely a great stick IMO, I will stay with this one for a while. But Revs are great too and in many aspects quite similar.
     
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  35. rev200g

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    Thanks so much for your valuable insight. I think I will demo the Aerogel 200 based on your observations. Cheers again!
     
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  36. Speedygonzalez

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    ^^^^ No problem, glad to help out and hopefully you will like the AG!
     
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  37. BAMF

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    i got 4. count me in
     
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  38. snoflewis

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    just demoed one today...i just might be sold. also demoed the mg prestige and mg prestige pro but they dont compare...
     
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  39. basil J

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    I've got 3 of these now and they are the best 200 series frame that Dunlop has released since the Muscle weave series. I get more juice on my serve and more pop on my groundstrokes, but less feel at the net and a tad less spin than with the muscle weave. Overall, I am very happy I am back to the 200.
     
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  40. snoflewis

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    im officially an ag200 user. got a pair today. looking to get another one towards the end of summer and maybe another 1 or 2 when they go on clearance. =)
     
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  41. Speedygonzalez

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    Good choice, congrats :)!
     
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  42. kaztennis

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    I'm currently using a Head Flexpoint Radical Tour in grip size 4 1/4(size 2).
    If I were to go with the AG200, should I go one grip bigger or does the Dunlop grip size is the same?
     
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  43. 0d1n

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    I find it has a "crisp" feel (I have the 16x19 version)...not a muted one. Also ...yes I find it has a "crisper" feel that the stiffness ratings might indicate (the rating on mine is 62) but I find it plays slightly firmer than my Tour 10 gen 1's which were (as far as I remember) rated as 63 flex.
    The fact that the string bed is slightly smaller on the AG (95 sq inches) when compared with the Tour 10 (98 sq inches) might have something to do with that also...
     
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  44. Matty G

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    Hey iv just changed to the aerogel 200(18/20) from the fxp prestege mid. What do you guys recomend to string it with. Im thinking a full cp at 57 or cp/tech. x-tra dynamic byapsis at 58
     
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  45. logansc

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    Try Unique Big Hitter Blue. I hear its the exact same string as CP only $2 cheaper.
     
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  46. AT92292

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    I just got my demo in today and love it I will probobly be getting a package soon so can I join?
     
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  47. ag200boy

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    I WANT INTO THIS CLUB!!!

    finally
     
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  48. zacinnc78

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    yea...im debating on picking up one of these rackets....my main concern is the 18x20 pattern as ive always used 16x19

    also wondering if im better off getting the mfil 200 because of price +string pattern...but i dont like the cosmetics as much and its a littlw stiffer and bigger headsize.....

    im also wondering about the 18x20...will i like it or not?i have a loopy forehand and nice kickserve
     
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  49. AT92292

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    I had the same problem I usually use the 300 but trust me just try it
     
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  50. AT92292

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    and can I be in the group
     
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