Dunlop F3.0 Tour or Slazenger V98 Tour

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  1. Sinno79

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    Hi guys,

    I know that you've recently play tested both of these frames, could you please advise whether these two frames are essentially identical in terms of feel and playability? If you were to recommend one of these frames over the other then which one would come out on top?

    Cheers guys, keep up the good work, it is greatly appreciated.
     
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    I hit a similar ball with both, but they actually feel quite different on court, primarily due to the balance. The Slazenger swings with added heft, but I found both very fast and easy to maneuver. The Dunlop feels a tad softer, but both are fairly crisp feeling racquets.

    If you are looking for something more tip light, go with the Dunlop (a bit easier to whip up the back of the ball etc). If favor a little more plow through, the Slazenger.

    Hope that helps,
    Chris, TW
     
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  3. Sinno79

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    Cheers Chris, I've decided to go with the Dunlop and I must say that I'm pleasantly surprised. Your review was spot on, managing to get much more pop on serves compared to my usual Blade 98. It's also more lively and 'whipper' so able to access more spin however not sacrificing much control. A quality stick, people should not sleep on this frame!!

    Cheers again.
     
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  4. McLovin

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    Yeah, I'm in the middle of a demo w/ the F 3.0 (see http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=455998 ), and I have to say that it was an unexpected treat.

    For my 2nd round of demos I was considering throwing in the Slazenger to round off the 4 frames. Am I wasting my time considering I've already demoed to F 3.0? Or is it different enough to warrant a demo?
     
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    It is different enough to warrant a demo (see Chris' response above for a comparison). It's enough of a different feel that I think you will notice a difference and find that you prefer one over the other. Also, the Team and Tour Slazengers offer different feels as well, and if you are demoing (for instance) the 98 Tour, I recommend trying the Team in that head size as well.

    Andy, TW
     
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    Wow, this is a well timed thread for me.
    I have been hitting a bit with the Slazenger V98 Tour and it is impressive. I have found it great for me serve and forehand (when set-up well) but struggling a bit on backhand, emergency/improvised shots (sluggish) and generally feeling that it is a bit too unwieldy for me (most likely my fault).

    So, is it likely that the Dunlop F3.0 Tour will be a good candidate to retain those solid shots but a bit more maneuverability? I have previously played very well with MG Radical MP (stock) and the black/gold Blade 18x20 (but found it uncomfortable). Just not gelled with other recent playtests (more open rackets like 99S, 99 Non-S, APD etc).
     
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    We found the F 3.0 Tour to be very maneuverable, while also having a similar feel to the Slazenger V98 Tour. It sounds like it would be right up your alley...give it a try!

    Andy, TW
     
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