Discussion in 'Racquets' started by THESEXPISTOL, Jun 7, 2010.
Dunlop Biomimetic 400 Tour with 6 grams of lead tape in the hoop. It makes all the difference
Nice user name and a nice stick if you mod it as you describe. I added 8g to the one I tried and it was miles better than in stock form.
Thanks Smirker. I can take the credit for the name. It was the name of our tennis comp team. Even then, I think they Googled "tennis team names" to find it.
You are right, it is soooooo much better with just that bit extra in the hoop. I didn't believe it would make much of a difference until I actually tried it first hand.
My low block shots used just die before I had the tape installed. Now it's solid as and punches them back nicely.
Meant to say I "can't" take credit for the name
Lol, still made me smile.
I really enjoy both my Bio 200s.
3x AeroGel 4D 300, and the best way I can describe to people who wonder what the racquet is like, is that when it is strung, gripped, and combined with lead tape to your exact specifications, it is one of the easiest racquets to use when you're playing...it just feels great,
I was a longtime disciple of the almighty 100.
Now I play with the 4D 200 Tour. It's demanding nature forced me to become a better player.
Do ex-users count?
Hey, so guess you never gave the 4D 300 tour a try. I switched to it but man I miss the AG 200 18x20, if only they could make that beast of racket in a 98.
I guess I'm a bonus member...
2x Dunlop 4d 100
Anybody want to talk me out of the M 6.0
(5x) Dunlop 4D 200 Tour
3 Aerogel 4D 100's.
My Dunlop history...
Blue Flash (wood)
Maxply Fort (wood)
Maxply Tournament Graphite (wood)
Power Flex 90 (alloy)
And my current stick - Bio 300
Never customized, never needed to.
Nice, the only thing I customize is strings and tension...
3 x Revelation Tour
3 x 300G
7 x 400G
3 x AG 4D 500 Tour
My Dunlop history:
1980 Dunlop woodie (not Maxply Fort)
1996 Dunlop Revelation 200g
2008 Dunlop Muscleweave 200g and Hotmelt 300g
2009 Dunlop 4D 200
2010 Dunlop 4D 300, 4D 300 Tour, Mfil 300
2012 Dunlop Biomimetic 300 Tour
Sold all except for the ones in my signature.
Oh! Almost forgot, I still have a 9/10 condition Maxply McEnroe hanging in my shop unstrung.
2 Revelation 200g Midplus 1 NOS
1 Classic Pro Revelation 95
1 max 300i
Dunlop Biomimetic 300 Plus
Biomimmetic 300 tour
Aerogel 4D 500 tour
Aerogel 500 tour
Play with the 300 tours the most. Great sticks and probably in my top three favorites of the sticks I own.
F3.0 tour x 6
Bio 300 tour x 8
Bio 300 x 3
have played previous 300's also.
200G XL (hot melt), I know I have 5, but I might have a sixth on loan to one of my daughters
Played with the Black Max in the 80's. Didn't play for 20 years, and started back up with the Black Max's till my club pro yelled at me. Now I have 3 Aerogel 500 Tours. They do play a little differently...
Hit with my Bio 300 yesterday. I need to string it at a higher tension. My 2HBH doesn't get great angles with it, but the FH gets a lot of spin with it.
Dunlop M-fil 300's.
I was planning on getting an Aerogel 4D 300, but it is getting increasingly hard to find new....may have to look at the Biomimetics, despite (admittedly) being dissuaded by the paint jobs/colors, which I'm not crazy about. Spec's aside, I have to think the pj looks good to spend my money.
I switched from a Head radical to these Dunlops about seven years ago and have been using them ever since. I was drawn to give them a try because I thought they looked great, and it turned out that I felt very comfortable with the racquet and the specs'.
I have been using Dunlop for about 6 years. Absolutely love the racquets and strings. I started with the Aerogel 300, then as I got older moved to the Aerogel 4d 200, Bio 200, and I currently have switched to the F2.0 Tour.
Max 200G - 5
Aerogel 4D 200
Aerogel 4D 200 Tour
Aerogel 4D 100
Bio Max 200G
Curious to know how it has been so far. I have two 4d 200 Tours waiting for me to man up and switch back to them, but I am playing great tennis with the whippy Bio 100. They increased the SW in the Bio 100 as compared to the 4d 100, and I'm finding just enough plow to get the job done. But what makes the 100 addicting is how freely I can whip the frame around and play loose. I dont need poly either... simple 17 ga syn gut with frequent restring, and I'm good. I never worry about overhitting. Mentally and confidence-wise, I'm in a completely different world, for the better.
My RHS stays up there during long matches. The 16x19 drill pattern is seriously open, more so than my PDR+. I get great spin and action on serves and ground strokes. All this is happening about the same time my technique is improving as well, so I'm keeping an open mind to future 200 Tour usage...
The 200 T can just bomb serves as long as you're whipping through it. Anyway, the point is that you can add me to the list as well.
1..Aero200, for when I'm strong or just rallying.
3..Aero500's, head weighted differently, my main sticks.
2. Bio300T, just to try, and I really like it, stock.
All with 5/8th grips, so twisting is minimal.
I just got a Bio 200. It looks like the same mold as my MuscleWeave 200G 95, but the Bio is lighter and it feels more cushioned on impacts. I haven't used it much yet, but I have a 1.5 hour group lesson tonight, so I'll have a better idea about it after that. My mods are 2g 0f putty in the butt cap, a Gamma RZR Dri grip, and the vibe damp that came with the frame. The current strings that I have in there are the Iontec Black 1.20, ATW pattern, 50 lbs. dropweight.
Mine now has a leather grip, but apart from that its stock. Putting leather on the standard Bio makes a very nice addition to the feel.
I just started (3 mo. ago) hitting with the Aerogel 4D 100s (90") and can"t believe how great they are. I've got three of them, all weighted in the grip for a more head light feel. Strung with 18g BB Timo in the mains @ 56# and 18g Tecnifibre X-One @ 62# in the crosses. Still playing with the stringing.
I have 3 Dunlops
100 4D Aerogel
Bio 300 Tour
Bio 400 Tour
The thing about Dunlops is they have horrible resale value, of all the big makers out there they sell for the least used.
2x aerogel 4d 1h
Amazingly forgiving for a 90
Can't be happier with my two 4D 100
Bio Max 200G FTW!
3 4D 100's
3 Biomimetic 100's
I will switch to the Bio 100's when I wear the 4D's out. I had to get the Bio 100's because of the green European color and the killer price.
3x - Bio Max 200G
17G Nat Gut mains and 16L Lux 4G Crosses... both at 60#
My complete list of Dunlops:
Black Max II
MuscleWeave 200G 95
I'm wondering if you guys can help me figure something out about the Bio 200? I've never had a muted feeling racquet before. I've strung it up with Dunlop S-gut 16 and a couple of weeks prior I had strained my wrist. I'm planning on staying out until the wrist is completely mended. My question is if a muted string like S-gut in a muted racquet like Bio 200 is a good combination for a strained wrist? When I bounce a ball off the strings, there seems to be a lot of contact happening, with a lot of percussion. I would normally like this kind of solid contact, but I'm wondering if it would make my wrist worse.
Do you think I should keep it as it is, with nothing to worry about?
Re-string with Spiral Flex?
Re-string with Intellitour 17?
Thank you fellow Dunlop fans.
By the way, the Iontec Black 1.20 was a bust. Soft, with no spin or control and very flimsy feeling. I also needed to string it 2 or 3 lbs. tighter. If I were to try it again, I would get the 1.25g in both salmon and black.
I'm in the midst of repainting my Hotmelt 200G... I fricken love that frame.
Dunlops have great feel--the best. (See my sig.)
I also have a Bio 200G Max.
Just got a F5.0 tour and I am loving it. Great stick. I might buy some 500 tours for a good price. Does anybody know if the two are similar or does the new headshape change it?
former maxply mcenroe owner and recent owner of (3) 4d100's.
Ooh can I join? I am playing with a Bio 400 strung with Dunlop Hexy Fibre at 58lbs. Added 1 gram at 3&9 but might add a bit more. It is a really nice racket, good control but also good for topspin and serves, basically good all around.
2X Biomimetic 200 Tour
1X Biomimetic 300 Plus
All have Dunlop strings and overgrips on them as well.
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