Dunlop MFil 200 18x20 Defect?

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  1. cukoo

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    Could it be that the Dunlop mfil 200 18x20 has a defect in the handle? The butt cap area is prone to breaking off. I've had this happen to me and to two of my friend Mfil 200 racquets. There was also a poster that posting about having this problem recently. Anyone else have this experience?
     
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  2. cukoo

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    No one else experiences this before?
     
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  3. Automatix

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    I've read that some people had issues with the M-Fil 200 buttcap, but I have three and nothing like that occured... maybe a worse quality batch? My M-Fils are okey...
     
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  4. smirker

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    Hi, how do you like them. Thinking of buying one as they are very cheap. $60.
    How does it compare to the 300 which I also have?
     
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  5. Automatix

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    I've played an M-Fil 300 only for 15 maybe 25 minutes... they're very different if you like your M-Fil 300 I doubt you'll like the 200... I've recently changed to Muscle Weave 200G 90 but had a good time playing the M-Fil 200s however I would say that it's a very specific racquet...
     
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  6. nickb

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    Its happened to me, 2 friends of mine (coaches) and a world ranked player who plays near my club....the butt caps on my 4 came clean off the racquet!!

    All of us switched racquets becuase of it...
     
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  7. cukoo

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    ^ Did any of you contact Dunlop? Did Dunlop replace them?
     
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  8. cukoo

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    bump, anyone know?
     
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  9. skraggle

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    I've played these extensively and didn't have it happen. However, you guys might hit harder than I do...
     
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  10. pAndrew

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    I've had the same problem with all my 200s, whether it be the HM, M-fil and my current Aerogels. I just take off the butt-caps and epoxy them back on.
     
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  11. krchawaii

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    I start to notice that the butt cap is getting looser.
    Im sure it isn't too much of a problem right?
    Just epoxy it back on like pAndrew.

    I really enjoy the racquet though. I hope my butt cap stays on though
     
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  12. mmuubb

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    I had the same problem with all my Hm200's and mfils 200-all buttcaps fell off so i had to glue them back on place. What is worse, in some of them the handle started making strange squeaking noises-before the buttcap went off. Suprisingly, none of my HM 100's had this problem.
     
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  13. cukoo

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    Really sucks to hear that the Dunlop 200 line is constructed with such poor quality. Anyone tried sending them back to Dunlop? Also what epoxy glue do you guys recommend?
     
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  14. cukoo

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    Also, have any of you guys tried liquidnails for gluing buttcaps?
     
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  15. pAndrew

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    I've never tried sending my 200s back, I think that's just a big waste of time I don't want to wait 3-4 weeks for something I can fix in less than 15 minutes. You can pick up epoxy from any hardware store for 2-3 bucks, or you can even use crazy or gorilla glue. Liquid nail is a caulking sealent, don't use that.
     
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  16. cukoo

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    But when it happened to my friend, the butt cap area did not just fall off cleanly. Some of the pallet underneath on the bare handle near the butt area were chipped off... Can epoxy still fix this problem?
     
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  17. pAndrew

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    First take out all of the staples with some pliers, then glob the inside of the butt cap with epoxy and shove it on the handle, then wait for a couple hours to let it dry. If you want to fix the pallet first, you could apply the epoxy like spackle to the pallet, wait for it to dry then epoxy the butt cap back on. But really if you just glob epoxy into the butt cap that should work fine. Epoxy is a very strong adhesive, you wont be able to remove the butt cap again.
     
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  18. danix

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    Funny you should ask. I bought a used Mfil 200 16x19 and like it a lot, but the butt cap was definitely loose (I could feel it pivoting as I hit a shot). I used gorilla glue and will be regripping later today, let's see if that cures it.

    While I have your attention, what's the preferred string and tension for this stick?
     
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  19. LES

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    I've got 2 MFil 200 Plus 2006 versions. The buttcap on mine squeaks. They are made cheaper than the Heads I used to use. But I only paid $60 for ea. brand new.

    I have Pro Hurricane mains/ Gosen OG Micro crosses. 52/58 lbs. I also added 6 g to the hoop & 4 g to the handle.
     
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  20. ClayisFun

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    I'm suprised that so many people are having this problem. Neither my HM200 or my mfil 200 have had any problems. I've found the quality on the dunlop racquets to be very good.
     
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  21. danix

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    Well, I've got the handle fixed, mostly. I glued the cap back on and it's solid.
    I didn't regrip as I figured I would add some lead tape, and would end up regripping anyway, so I just used 4 overwraps for the time being.
    I'll experiment with the lead next and then regrip.

    Remember that the glue/epoxy adds a bit of weight to the handle as well.

    Overall, I like the maneuverability of the frame. It hits solid off the ground but is a bit light for heavy hitting against a 4.0+, so I am going to weight it up a bit. My goal is to make a 16x19 Prestige MP clone.
     
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