Discussion in 'Racquets' started by alfa164164, May 15, 2008.
Can someone help me get the specs on the UK's heavier 16x18 model.
Thanks in advance!
I believe the unstrung weight is supposed to be 305 grams, but don't know the rest of the specs.
# Head Size: 98 sq in
# Unstrung Weight: 305g
# Strung Weight: 320g
# Balance: 320mm
# Beam Width: 21mm
# String Pattern: 16 x 18
# Flex: 63 ra
It's a fantastic frame. More stable than the US 300. But it's a tricky little sucker to hunt down.
Dunlop makes a racquet JUST for the UK market????
Yep, we are that special
You make me jealous. I don't understand why they would make a 16 x 18. I play with the 16 x 19 and it has enough power. 16 x 18 is too open resulting in more power. My AG300 US are customized to 11.7 oz and are quite powerful even though I string tight, check my sig. They should have made the US version heavier and more stable. IMHO.
While I don't have an Aerogel 16 x 19 I did have an M-Fil 300 16 x 19 and now have an Aerogel 16 x 18. IMO the M-Fil has more power even though it is lighter. I assume because it is a lot stiffer than the 64 ra that Dunlop claim, whereas you can defintely feel the 63 ra flex in the Euro version. So this leads me to believe that it actually has less power than your current 16 x 19 U.S. Aerogel, along with better stability and a softer feel.
A couple on the boards have both and can probably share their thoughts.
It's available in whole europe, not just UK.
I've never played the M-fils. But in case there's any confusion about the two Aerogel versions, they play pretty much as their specs would indicate. The 16x18 offers a touch more power & spin (due to the open string pattern) and more stability (due to its weight).
If you like a lighter, more evenly balanced stick, the 16x19 is the version you want. If you prefer something heavier and more head-light, the 16x18 is for you.
One note, you can modify the 16x19 to play very much like the 16x18 simply by adding several grams of lead tape to the handle (to make it more head-light) and just a few grams at 3 and 9 on the head (to make it more stable). I've done it to my 16x19s, and they feel very close to my 16x18s. The one exception being that the 16x18's open pattern still provides a little better power and spin.
Hope that helps...
Thanks for your answer, I was just curious.
Here is the link to my thread on Customizing the AG 300 16 x 19
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