Dunlop Aerogel 200 = K95?

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  1. charaseac

    charaseac Rookie

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    Greetings!

    I'm looking for a spare racket that is similar with my K95 18 x 20. I like the feel of my K95, its stability and its power level.

    I looked around for something similar but not K95 (Just to give my game slight variation so it won't be boring but not too much difference that i have to adapt every time i switch raket)

    I found the Aerogel 200. The specifications look almost the same with really slight difference in stiffness and a tad bit less weight. I demoed it out only for a day (since i was busy after that although i have 3 days on it, i cant play with it on the other 2 days) I found that the lighter weight is not that noticeable, and i like the less stiffness of dunlop. But my problem is i found that sometimes my shot goes long compared to my K95. Other than that the feel is pretty similar if not better.

    For the price department i like it quite a lot. It's pretty cheap new compared to wilson and babolat (The only 2 brands i've ever tried).

    I'm not sure whether the power is because of the racket (AG 200 have more power than K95) or just the string because the racket i demoed comes with some poly i can't recognize (It's white poly and they all look the same lol) and the tension is kinda low (or maybe its totally dead) due to the demo usage i guess.

    So for you out there who tried both of K95 and AG200. Would you please give some comparison and opinion on these. Thanks!
     
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  2. sonicboi21

    sonicboi21 Banned

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    i prefer the AG200. I think overall its a better stick. If your shots go long, try switching to western, if u arent using it already. If you can adjust your game a little bit to fit the AG, you'll do great
     
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  3. HeadPrestige

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    ... it is HUGE difference in stiffness... the racket play completely different.
     
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  4. fantom

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    Don't take this advice. If your shots go long, try a different racquet or string set-up. Don't adjust your strokes.
     
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  5. charaseac

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    Lol i use semi western. Western is a bit too demanding for my arms (or maybe i just did it wrong) But yeah i demoed another 2hundred with a better string (Way better string) And it feels great. I'm used to my K95 so 2hundred weight is easy to adapt. Yeah i agree with the stiffness thing. Its quite a difference ins flexibility but not that huge. I like it.. probably couple more days and i'll get it if i think its good.
     
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  6. jsomrak

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    I love my ag 200, i have strung it with sp hextreme and pacific gut 16l tough, I also play with a yonex rds 001 mid. I love both, if you like the dunlop you should give the yonex a try. I think you will find some of those long shots drop in with the yonex. of course a demo usually feels different due to its used up cheap strings. hope this helps more than confuses.
     
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  7. ClubHoUno

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    Don't know anything about the Dunlop, but I own 4 K Factor 6.1 and I also felt like buying some other rackets, just for the fun and to experiment a bit, and I found Head MicroGel Prestige. Bought the mid plus and the Pro. Both are 98 SQ" frames, but if you place them on top and under a Wilson K factor K-6.1 95 with a 95 SQ" frame, you will discover, that the Head MicroGel Prestige 98 SQ" frames in fact are a tiny bit smaller - so you really should give either the Head MG prestige Pro or the Head MG Prestige MP a try. The MG Prestige Pro has a slightly more open string pattern. I thought it would look weird, but in fact the string pattern looks pretty dense - not open at all. The MG Prestige Pro provides me with a slightly less stiff racket, a bit more control orientated power. The MG Prestige MP reminds me even more of the K Factor K-6.1 95. It's a bit lighter and less stiff, but it plays very close to the K95 in my view. I would probably get the MG prestige Pro, so you feel you get a different racket, but it will still perform true and close to your Wilson K95.

    ONLY negative ting for a Wilson user is the Head handle shape. Other than that, the Head Microgel Prestige rackets are all about quality, nice frame design, great paint job and even greater performance :D

    You just can't go wrong with a Head Microgel Prestige, whether you buy the MP or the Pro version. I'm still a Wilson addict, but these new Head rackets have sent a clear signal to me. Head is as strong and great a racket brand for me now, as Wilson is.
     
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  8. [K]aotic

    [K]aotic Semi-Pro

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    are u kidding me...? if your shots are going long, chances are, that something is wrong with your stroke. don't blame the racket.
     
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