Dunlop F 3.0 Tour

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  1. SteveI

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    Hi:

    Bringing this old thread to life again: Are folks still playing this frame? I gave it a short demo in the fall but was unable to try it a real test due to impending knee surgery. I had my frame strung with the Wilson Syn Gut Extreme 16G that TW includes at 55 lbs and loved the feel and control but of course spin/power was a bit lacking at that set-up. I have a 1/2 set of TF X-1 here and am planning to use that in the mains at 55 with a soft/slick co-poly in the crosses at 55... Any comments?

    Thanks so much!!

    BTW.. I just also picked up a Dunlop M3.0 for $59.00.. can't wait to see how that plays. I had it strung at 50 to see if the lower tension might help open up that smallish sweetspot that has been mentioned.
     
  2. WYK

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    I think the low power isn't helping the sweet spot thing. Miss hits generate little pace. If you have a fast loopy swing, this is somewhat overcome. I string my Dunlop's low(like in the thirties), which doesn't help the power at all, but the sweet spot doubles in size.
     
  3. SteveI

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    When you read the review of the Dunlop M3.0... Mark really gave it great scores and indicated that he was using a soft co-poly at low tension and was happy with the sweet-spot. Any control frame strung too tight will cause that sweet spot to play like a size of a dime. I wish they listed the string set-ups in the TW racket reviews. Mark was not using the same set-up it appears..as the others.

    "From the first groundstroke game, Mark felt comfortable with this frame, saying, "It was easy to use with a low tensioned poly and with a hybrid of a low tensioned poly. It did not take much for me to adapt to the bite I got on the ball for hitting slice and topspin off both wings."

    Mark Gave the frame an overall score of 9!!
     
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  4. WYK

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    I agree with mark. If you have fast loopy swings, the Dunlop three series delivers.
     
  5. Roland G

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    I'm not currently using the F3.0 Tour anymore but spent a lot of time with it. Great frame.

    It played really well for me with Kirschbaum PL2 1.20 strung in the mid-40's and even better with the 1.15 version although the thinner gauge lasts no time.
     
  6. TennisRookie

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    What frame did you switch to?
     
  7. SteveI

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    Looks like : Wilson Pro Staff 97 - 360g, 335sw. Volkl Cyclone @ 48lbs.
     
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  8. TennisRookie

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    Woops, I never read signatures lol.
     
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  9. bkirk

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    The F3.0T is a great racquet. Very overlooked and underrated I feel. I used them for almost 3 years. For the price brand new currently, you really can't do any better price/performance wise for racquets in its class. Sure it's not perfect, but it does everything well and is easy to use. The Yonex DR 98 is what ended my time with the F3.0T.
     
  10. WYK

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    I very much like the 97. If I find some deals, I'll certainly add at least one to the stable. I think most three series guys whom weight up their sticks would also enjoy the 97.
     

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