Is Dunlop ever gonna release the rest of the line!?

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  1. season25

    season25 New User

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    I really find id stupid what Dunlop is doing...
    They have released 6 racquets couple months go, but what about the rest of the line?
    the whole line of their rcquets had been on Dunlop official site for over a month now and nothing is happening...
    When Wilson announced the new Blades they were for sale few weeks later, so what is wrong with Dunlop?!
    Any ideas???
     
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  2. Automatix

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    All the models are scheduled for the end of January/beginning of February.
     
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  3. slowfox

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    Curious about the new 200s. So yeah, what's up Dunlop??
     
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  4. T-ennis 888

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    They are just being commercially sensible and waiting to tie-in the new Dunlop releases with the AO.
     
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  5. aggietex08

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    Also curious about the Dunlop 200. Figure with the AO started now we would have at least heard something. It has been on the Europe Dunlop website for awhile now.
     
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  6. Bartelby

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    Tennis Magazin liked it a lot:

    Just a notch below the test winners ... touch, stability and superior control.

    Head speed pro and Wilson blade 93 were the winners.


    8,5 von 10 Punkten
    „Nur eine Nuance hinter den Testsiegern besticht der F 2.0 Tour durch Touch, Stabilität und eine überragende Kontrolle.“
     
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  7. mrmo1115

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    Does anyone know why Dunlop released the 300 line earlier?
     
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  8. cork_screw

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    Hmmm... who cares about dunlop. The racquet this year felt the same like last year. And next year will be like this year. Dunlop, Yonex, Prince never get anyone excited. Wilson, Babolat and Head are always making the next release at least interesting to demo if not have as keepers. The other companies should take notes on how to get our attention. And I'm not talking about gecko skin, or shark fins, or retarded crap like that. But something that actually works, like the 99s, that has everyone's attention and I feel later productions of that stick are going to be used by pros if they can just get the balance, weight and feel right. Dunlop should just go back to making tires.

    I wholeheartedly believe in business evolution. If you can't keep up with the changes and be innovative in the current year and not relapse like it's 1990, maybe you shouldn't be around anymore.
     
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  9. Bartelby

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    The Dunlop line this time around is quite revolutionary.

    Yonex is always inventing new technologies.

    Head just pulls out a new weighting technology and apart from the spin effect Wilson hasn't exactly invented.

    Price stuck to its hole technology too long and Babolat just tweaks Cortex after the usual weighting/stiffening trick with gt.
     
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  10. Quadium

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    looking forward to the F100 classic. shud be a beast
     
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  11. ccmtennis

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    Wow you are clearl clueless about the new lines with yonex and dunlop. I was never a fan of either but I would not write them off unless you have tried them. The new lines are definitely better and have actually decent Q.C compared to the others
     
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  12. wilfreb

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    im waiting for the F 5.0
     
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  13. hoodjem

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    Babolat may have "exciting marketing" (ooohhh, aaaahhh--and I guess you fall for such garbage), but their racquets are crap. They feel like dead plastic.

    I tried them and wouldn't touch one if you gave it to me. I'd drop it off at the Goodwill ASAP.
     
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  14. db10s

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    I'd be a scammer and sell it to someone. :twisted:
     
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  15. Disneos

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    What is wrong with you ... babolat makes awful racquets ( IMO ) especially if you have arm issues, they're hollow pieces of junk that haven't made a significant change wince 2009 if not farther back than that, wilson has awful quality control and head ... well i enjoy head, dunlop makes wonderful racquets and has been proven that their shark skin tech does help the racquet accelerate faster through the air, you obviously just love the big brands because they're big and not for any other good reason ....
     
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  16. tom4ny

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    I agree that Dunlop does make good quality rackets. This new frame geometry really changes the line though and those looking for that classic dunlop ball feel and dwell time will wonder at first what happened. My initial reaction was while I felt that the arm protection was outstanding, I didn't like the feel. I also always enjoyed the more oval shaped frame (for my game) so I wasn't sold on the new head shape although the need to lead tape for upper hoop stability appeared to be gone with the new F3.0 tour. Back out came my old biomimetics.

    As I started to play more with the F3.0 I started to pay less attention to "feel" and more to what the ball I hit was doing. Shots were heavier with more spin and more action AFTER the ball bounced! Opponents started to tell me that they felt I played better with the F3.0 tour. After 4 weeks of back and forth I permanently switched to the new line and probably should have done so sooner!

    For long time Dunlop players I suggest giving the new models some time to evaluate, and look at what your ball does - not just how the new frame feels in your hand compared to older models.
     
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  17. tennisphotog

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    I've hit with the Dunlop 3.0, and if that is any indication, this new line is really different and really good. My usual stick is a Dunlop Aerogel 500 Tour, but the solid yet soft feel and great maneuverability of the 3.0 has me thinking the newest Dunlops may really be worth the change, not just new paintjobs!
     
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    WOW I really dont like what they did with the Dunlop Biomimetic M2.0!!!!

    As a Dunlop Bio 200Lite user I was looking foward to the update but not anymore.

    The Dunlop Biomimetic M2.0 stiffness is waaaaaaaayy to high at 70.

    Looks like I will be getting the new Tecnifibre TFight 315 Ltd. 16 as its specs are more in line with the Bio 200 Lite.
     
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  22. mike_l

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    F2T 63 (dunlop site, unstrung) 67 (TW, strung)
    M2 65 (dunlop site, unstrung) 70 (TW, strung)
    F3T 62 (dunlop site, unstrung) 64 (TW, strung)
    F5T 69 (dunlop site, unstrung) 72 (TW, strung)

    so they are getting stiffer when strung, i thought it's usually the other way round :???:
     
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  23. mike_l

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    it's probably the biofibre messing up the measurements, don't mess with the nature dunlop :twisted:
     
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  24. SteveI

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    Was looking forward to the 5 Tour... but not with a RA of 72.. Yikes!
     
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  25. tom4ny

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    TW now has them all up on the regular site. If these are anything like the new F3.0 tour which is my new go-to frame, these frames will be very comfortable on the arm. I find the new F3.0 tour easier on the arm than the Bio and Aerogel versions which have a lower RDC flex rating. It is a firm racket with a fast snappy string bed - a modern frame that hits a faster spinnier ball. I imagine that in the 2.0 and 5.0 series it will be similar.
     
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  26. eleventeenth street

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    anyone know when the classic series is going to be released?
     
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  27. Bubbagumptennis

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    Excited about the M2.0 Review!
     
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  28. db10s

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    I heard it will be pretty soon.
     
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  29. slowfox

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    Curious about the reviews too. Looking at the specs, wondering why so stiff..??
     
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    Plus 1.

    Really interested in swingweight. Anyone knows?
     
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  31. SteveI

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  32. slice bh compliment

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    Great post...for 2011. BUT...
    Not sure what kind of specs you like, corkscrew, but man, you've got to try the new line. The new f 3.0 is remarkable. I just wish it came with just 16 mains.
    And now the m 2.0 will (similar specs, open pattern, cool blue and silver look).

    Now, I've only tried a few of the new ones, but it looks like Dunlop has bridged the gap from their traditional frames to the BABOLAT-ish, stiffer, more powerful feel. Not sure why they got rid of most of the aeroskin thing, but the new ones are quick like an AeroProDrive and solid like a Prestige or a Pro Staff.

    I have been playing a strong level of tennis since the sweet early graphite era. I am a pretty loyal babolat Pure Storm Tour guy (used to use the Limited), and I've also always used ALL of the the various Dunlop 200g line, including the AG and Biomimetic 200 tour. I don't really like gimmickry much, but like you, I do like to see the new stuff every year or two.

    As you guys know, they have not yet released the new f and m 2.0s yet, but I got to hit with the m 2.0 with a friend who is a teaching pro. So good. A little light in the handle -- just begging for a leather grip. Stiff, powerful, maneuverable, but it's solid and sort of damp feeling.

    I think this is the year Dunlop has gone out on a limb and made a really great change. Not just a paint job, and also not one of the many 'gamechanging gimmicks' either.
     
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  33. hjhsu

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    Anyone take care about next generation of max 200g???
     
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  34. tom4ny

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    i agree with all that you've said here. while those looking for that soft felx and great ball dwell time will be disspointed, those looking for a modern racket that has great arm protection and still gives some feel to the ball will like this frame. i switched to the F3.0 tour because opponents told me that my shots were more difficult for them to hit and i could see that i was playing better. i love the feeling of dunlop's older frames but this new generation of frames is going to bring the company into the new era of tennis. volkl did the same thing and these are my two favorite companies. smart to keep a classic line for the traditionalists but this new line is gamechanging as the F3.0 tour has changed mine for the better.
     
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  35. mike_l

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    ok after contacting dunlop i have to correct myself, the stiffness values on the dunlop site are for strung racquets
     
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