M Fil or Aerogel - what to choose?

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  1. *Gooch*

    *Gooch* New User

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    I'm looking at getting either the Dunlop M Fil 300 or the Dunlop Aerogel 300.
    I was just wondering whether there was any point in buying the more expensive aerogel or buying the cheaper M fil?
    Do any of you guys have both these rackets? Are there any differences?
     
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  2. easttennis11

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    Aero Gel

    I liked the Aero Gels a lot better. I felt like i had much mroe control over more powerful shots. Although my brother hits with the Mfil and he likes it because of the weight.
     
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  3. LanEvo

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    i use the mfils so thats my choice
     
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  4. Automatix

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    My friend who is a loyal 300G user overall likes the most the M-Fil version... he prefers it over the Hot Melt and the Aerogel versions...
     
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  5. crawl4

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    ive only demoed the ag300 but it was really nice to hit with..i recommend leading it up at the handle though because of its weight as it is powerful however it does have control and is fantastic at the net.
     
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  6. In)SpiRe

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    I actually asked the same question, and basically the reply was: Whatever you play better with.
     
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  7. logansc

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    I have both, but at this point I am playing more with the AG, I don't know why but I just like the way it feels better when serving and that's one of the better parts of my game. Also the (I think it's called the bridge) bottom part of the hoop on the AG is smaller and I feel like overall the racquet is a bit stiffer than the MFil, although both are fantastic sticks, the differences are so small that I could pick up the MFil and not miss a beat.
     
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  8. tzinc

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    How about the MFil 200 vs. AG 200
     
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  9. Redflea

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    I'd demo both and decide.

    If you can't demo both, I'd suggest you start w/the M-Fil and go from there. They play somewhat similarly...the AG is a bit more solid, but also a bit more muted. The AG has more power, and to me and a few others who've used both the AG feels less head-light/maneuverable than the MFil.

    Starting w/the MFil requires less investment up-front, and less loss if you have to sell it if you don't like it. They are available here and elsewhere used, as well as new (though some grip sizes are harder to get new).
     
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  10. SteveI

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    Hi,

    The weight is the same??? Both are 10.9 oz or 309 gms.
     
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  11. babar

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    I've played both and the MF300 felt much stiffer and played a much smaller sweetspot. I thought the AG300 had much better feel and comfort. The MF300 did have more inherent power though.
     
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  12. tennis_guy

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    I've only tried the M-fil and it was such a strange racket.. it felt like the balance was off somehow, and the sweetspot was small for 98".
     
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  13. Miami Tiburon

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    I found the Aerogels more comfortable.I got the same control and power from both so I went for the easier one on the arm..I jumped from the 200 M FIL to the 500 tour Aerogel.
     
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  14. Tennisguy777

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    The Aerogel 300 is a BEAST with about 12 grams of lead tape added to it. Without the lead tape it is way too powerful and unstable. I have 2 so I know. I have a thread called "Aerogel customization" if you want to check it out under the racquets sub forum. I'd say go with the Aerogel mine are at 11.3 oz with the tape and they play soldily. They came pre strung so I just need to string like a few pounds tighter and I'll be happy. Also users who used the M-fil 300 and later switched to the AG300 tended to not like the differences in the AG300. I say Demo if you aren't sure. Peeps were selling the AG300 for like 80 on these forums so look out.
     
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  15. feyya

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    my vote goes for the M-fil
     
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  16. hotseat

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    go with choice "C"
    Microgel Radical
     
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  17. logansc

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    I also have my AG 300 leaded up w/ leather and it comes in at almost 12 oz, plays like a champ, but I'll go against convention as I've used both and also the hotmelt 300, you can like the differences. :cool:
     
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  18. m1stuhxsp4rk5

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    i felt the aerogel felt more solid then the mfil
     
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  19. Tennisguy777

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    Don't get the radical: I have used the the LM and MG Radicals and they are stiff as boards the 18 x 20 surely doesn't help absolutely no feel, same goes for the nBlade. If you can control the ball stick with 16 x 19 setup. You get much more topspin and feel. I sold all my nBlades (3) and have 1 LM Radical left its somewhere in my room. I'll say this I could serve at 110 mph with the LM radical though. Also the grip shape doesn't suit me it's too flat and slips during grip changes FH 2 BH and I used 4 5/8 with 2 overwraps LOL. I've never used the m-fil 300 I suggest you at least demo. From personal experience I'd demo cause you end up wasting money if you choose the wrong racquet.
     
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