Dunlop, new racquets soon?

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  1. Strawberry

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    I thought with the quite dramatic increase of all the popular Aerogel series Dunlop racquets, does Dunlop plan to release new racquets in the near future?
    I would hate to pick up a 200, only to have Dunlop come out with an updated series. Please let me know, and thanks! :)
     
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  2. grass_hopper

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    there is a 600 aerogel(color is light green) and aerogel 800(already on magazine) and aerogel 1000 that the rep brought to shop for us to demo. he mentioned a aerogel 400 but had no demo of it yet.
    hope this gives you an idea.
     
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  3. Strawberry

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    Thanks! Any idea how soon they will be up for demo'ing, or how they compare to the 200 and 500?
     
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  4. grass_hopper

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    the 200 is the least power on dunlop line of racquets. you have to swing like blake to paint the lines. 400 would have more power than aerogel 300 and less than 500, the rep mentioned some time on May or June for 400. 600, 800 and 1000 should be out before then since he had them in the bag. there won't be a 200 upgrade for a while so your choice is safe.
     
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  5. Bud

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    The AG100 is the lowest power of the AG line.
     
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  6. [d]ragon

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    dunlop should make a racquet with similar specs to the 200 but with a more open string pattern.
    i can see it now... Dunlop Aerogel 250 :)
     
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  7. Strawberry

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    Thank you! :)
     
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  8. slice-o-maniac

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    try the aerogel 200 european with a 16x19 string pattern

    that's the racquet i'm using as of now... i hope dunlop has plans for a new line coming in. i WAS planning on buying the aerogel 200 18x20 but... i think i'll wait.
     
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  9. [d]ragon

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    theres a euro version? are the specs the same other than the string pattern?
     
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  10. racquet_jedi

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    What point is there in having Euro-only offerings?

    I would swear that these continental exclusives would outsell their world-wide distributed products...
     
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  11. slice-o-maniac

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    other than the string pattern its alil light... about 10-15 grams lighter. uhm lemme put the specs up for you.


    aerogel 200 16x19:
    - Construction: 100 % Graphite Premium
    - Technology Aerogel & M-FIL
    - Length: 27 in
    - Head Size: 95 sq in
    - Unstrung weight: 312 g
    - Balance: 310 mm
    - Beam Width: 20 mm
    - RA: 62
    - String Pattern: 16 x 19

    -----vs------
    Aerogel 200 18x20(TW specs)
    Length:27
    Head Size: 95 sq in
    Strung weight: 337 g
    RA: 61
    Beam: 20mm
    not sure the balance but you should know it.

    uhmmm yeah its hard to find the specs on an euro racquet hope that helps

    hope that helps out
     
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  12. atatu

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    Wow, that would be great if Dunlop brougt the AG 400 to the USA, I've been waiting on that frame for a long time.
     
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  13. Strawberry

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    So all in all, it would be a good choice to buy the Aerogel 200 right now, because Dunlop won't becoming out with any new sticks in a few months, and it won't be step up from their previous line, correct?
    Also, where is the Euro Aerogel's available? sounds interesting.
    One more question. I've always been curious how long the 200 has been around, because I know Blake has been using it for a few seasons now. Ok, thanks a lot in advance guys!
     
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  14. wksoh

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    I had the AG200 for a few months now. I find it's very good. However I got tennis elbow at 58lbs. I've since dropped the tension a couple of lbs and wear an armband when I hit. The racket feels better and better lately - maybe I'm more used to it.

    My hitting partner does not like it as much as his Head Extreme Pro. So maybe I'll buy over his AG200 as a spare.
    I can't ask for more from this racket (So far so good).
     
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  15. slice bh compliment

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    Great stick, can't go wrong with the aerogel 200! Sorry about your elbow deal.

    Looking forward to trying the AeroGel 100: 90 head and 16 mains. Nice, like a k-90, only hopefully more flexible.

    Anyone know for sure?

    BTW, from what the rep tells our pro shop guy, they are not going to be replacing the aerogels anytime soon, even though they are on sale at TW. Just adding a couple of models like the 100 and a couple of snowshoes that my mother in-law is probably gonna want.
     
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  16. jazar

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    there will be no new technology from dunlop til 2009, just new additions to the aerogel range
     
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  17. TNT16

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    Agree. I just don't understand how it makes sense not to offer the 400 in the USA (makes just about as much sense as not having a functional website for over a year).
     
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  18. Samperer

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    Lighter (think 315g unstrung) than the K-90 and definately more flexible. It comes highly recommended:)
     
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  19. slice-o-maniac

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    the AG100 was my first choice... i was thinking on getting that one but i wasn't sure that my hitting style would be go well with the 90 sq in head. sooo i did the next best thing, i got the AG200 16x19 so i kept the same pattern and a head size i knew i'd be okay with since i am a previous HM200 user.
     
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  20. The Dampener

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    sliceOM, how would you compare your AG16x19 to the MH200? In particular, I'm curious to know it the open pattern feels like it gives you more oomph and if the lighter weight throws you off at all.

    Thanks much.

    Damp
     
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  21. slice-o-maniac

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    well, first off i added lead tape to 3-9 for added weight to bring it up to the HM standards, and some one 2-10 for added swingweight. i'm not sure how much i added. but it helped out alot.

    now the string pattern, i felt like i was using alot more spin thatn i was used too so that took some getting used too so i was hitting alot shorter than i used too, now i'm always hitting long because i overcompensate for the spin. lol. hope that helps a bit.

    S.O.M
     
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