From Wilson to Dunlop

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by bbulla, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. bbulla

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    Hi,

    I switched from a Dunlop 300G to a Wilson BLX Blade Lite and I am now having some wrist issues. I'm thinking it might be due to the lightness/stiffness of the Wilson.

    I'd like a more current racquet as my 300G is a bit dated. Can anyone recommend a frame that might play similar to my 300G? I think I'd like a racquet with a similar weight/stifness to the 300G, but also more of an even balance as I did notice more pop on my serve with the Wilson.

    Thanks,
     
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  2. Larrysümmers

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    how about a newer version of the racket? the bio 300 tour
     
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  3. bbulla

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    Yes. The tour version seems a bit too head light, but maybe the 300 or 400. Can anybody comment on the difference between the two? I am a decent 3.5 level player with a serve/volley game and play lots of doubles.
     
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  4. tom4ny

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    the regular bio 300 will feel closer to your wilson in it's crispness and balance. i love the feel of the bio 300T and it is my backup racquet until i switch to it full time. it is a little dead in the upper hoop so i added a strip of 1/4" lead from 11:00-1:00 on both sides with no counter weight and it is perfect for me. still whippy but more solid than stock. the balance feels right in the regular 300 and if i was going to add weight on this one it would be at 2:00 and 10:00 with a little above the handle. either frame would work with your style and level. if you do not want to mess with lead, then go with the regular 300. it volleys better in stock form than the 300t.

    in both frames i like a full bed of multi, or gut. if your drop the cross tension by 3-4 lbs you will open up the sweetspot a little more - that is one gripe people have about these frames.

    you might also consider the volkl organix 8 (300) which matches up well with your level and style of play.
     
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  5. tom4ny

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    the 400 has more inherent power than the 300 and less control. if you prefer a more rounded head shape and larger/higher sweetspot the 400 has more of both.
     
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  6. bbulla

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    Great comments. Thanks...I will definitely look at the 300.
     
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  7. Pneumated1

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    As I understand it, the Bio. 300 is out of the same mold as the 300G. I hit the 300G for five years, and I'm currently demoing the Bio. 300. This is one sweet frame, imo, and I would say that it's the first genuine upgrade to the 300G. I have to add at least a half an ounce, preferably more, to either frame, but I think you'll like what you find. I'm on the verge of picking one up. Give it a shot.
     
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  8. Deuces Wild

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    If your 300G is still playable, there no reason to switch. It's a great frame. There are plenty of Bio 300 users who'd rather play with the 300G if it were available.
     
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