Many new Bios

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  1. jchl97

    jchl97 Rookie

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    Seems like there will be many new Biomimetics joining the Dunlop line in 2012. According to http://dunlopbuzz.com we have the following:

    Good old legendaries already introduced in Europe/Asia:
    100
    200 tour

    Return of the 400 series:
    400 tour
    400
    400 lite

    and 2 more tweeners/game improvers:
    600 tour
    700
     
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  2. Mig1NC

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    WTF.... The 400 series has always been 1/4~1/3 inch extended. What gives with the 27" length? I hope that is a typo.
     
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  3. TheBoom

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    I'm loving the specs of the 400 tour!! I want to give it a try now and the 100 looks like colors have been altered....
     
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  4. jchl97

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    It's great to see 400 bridging the 300 and 500, giving more options in the all-round racket sector. And yes, looks like the color of the 100 we've seen elsewhere has been replaced by the 400, which is light green. The 100 now is somewhat turquoise.
     
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  5. TheBoom

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    Yeah! I really want to try the 400 tour because as much as i liked the 500 tour there wasn't enough weight and the 400 tour is 11.5 oz ish with a slightly more closed string pattern too
     
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  6. soyizgood

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    I'm glad the 400 is coming back. But they made it 27" and it's a taper beam???
     
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  7. Mig1NC

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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  8. TheBoom

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    Was it a plus origionally?
     
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  9. anhuynh16

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    is it me or the 2012 bio 200 has a stiffness of 63- while the current bio 200 has stiffness of 57. is this a typo?
     
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  10. ben123

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    well it has only a flex of 57 in tw us. on tw europe its listed at 62
     
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  11. Mig1NC

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    The Hotmelt 400, then the M-Fil 400, then the Aerogel 400 were all 1/4-1/3 inch extended.

    Hotmelt 400G
    http://web.archive.org/web/20041208...nis-warehouse.com/descpageRCDUNLOP-D400G.html

    M-Fil 400
    http://web.archive.org/web/20061215081127/http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCDUNLOP-D400.html

    Aerogel 400 (known as the Aerogel Smoke in the US)
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCDUNLOP-DAGS.html


    On a side note, this was kind of the old 400 lite:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20080331115032/www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCDUNLOP-DRG.html
     
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  12. Keifers

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    I kinda doubt the flex has changed. Hope not because the Bio 200's flexiness is one reason I think it's one of the best 200s ever.

    I'll be very interested to see if the Bio 200T is similarly more flexy than its AG 4D predecessor.
     
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  13. soyizgood

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    The RG Racing was exactly an m-Fil 400 Lite. Actually was a decent racquet for something so light.
     
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  14. Mig1NC

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    Yeah. I would call it the "unofficial M-Fil 400 Lite".

    I keep almost buying one on eighBay... Then I change my mind. I've done some math and with a fair bit of lead at the right place it could really be a honey of a racquet.
     
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  15. vincent_tennis

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    that bio 100 looks sweettt
     
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  16. fattsoo

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    would definite wanna try the 100 and 400 tour...looks sweettttt
     
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  17. themitchmann

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    I'd love to try the 100!
     
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  18. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    ooohhh!

    no sign of them yet here, I haven't even seen a 100!

    I will stick with my 200, I have never been so happy with a racquet, ever.

    Those 400s look like a bit of a nice thing, though, if you like those sort of frames...
     
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  19. The Djoker

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    The 100 has been prepped for US arrival by TW it seems! They already have a description that you can get to through racquet finder, and the thumbnail shows that it is indeed the US PJ of more aqua as opposed to bright green!

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-DB1H.html

    sorry if i'm blowin up somebodys spot, but I am excited!
     
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  20. The Djoker

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    In case it goes away:

    Bringing a new look along with new technology, the Biomimetic 100 still offers the speed, maneuverability and spin potential of its predecessors. Offering new technologies inspired by nature, the 100 has HM6 Carbon in the frame. This helps to absorb unwanted racquet frequencies, enhancing the already stable feel. The Dunlop Biomimetic 100 presents plenty of feel and control while being low powered, allowing those with advanced strokes to take big cuts at the ball with a good level of accuracy. At net, the Biomimetic 100 offers accuracy, touch and feel. With the manageable static weight and lower swing weight, this racquet also provides outstanding mobility when volleying. Excellent from all areas of the court,The Biomimetic 100 is a must try for the advanced level player seeking a players' stick with great maneuverability.
     
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  21. The Djoker

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    Head Size:
    90 sq. in. / 580.64 sq. cm.
    Length: 27in / 68.58cm
    Strung Weight: 11.7oz / 331.69g
    Balance: 5 pts HL
    Swingweight: 323
    Stiffness: 61
    Beam Width: 19mm / 19mm / 19mm /
    Composition: HM6 Carbon, Aerogel, Graphite
    Power Level: Low
    Stroke Style: Full
    Swing Speed: Fast
    Racquet Colors:
    Black / Aqua
    Grip Type: GeckoTac
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 7H,9H,7T,9T
    One Piece
    No Shared Holes
    String Tension: 55-65 pounds


    I know these specs are already out there, but these are from TW's description, which has the aqua/black colorway noted.
     
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  22. Keifers

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    Hey thanks, Djoker. Much appreciated.


    I see that sw has gone from 308 to 323 and balance from 8 to 5 pts HL, so more plowthrough and less whippy. Sounds great to me!
     
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  23. johnnymacfan

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    This is not the same old 400, which was mediocre at best anyway. These are totally new and redesigned racquets, and yes, they are all 27". The 400 Tour is just an absolutely sick looking frame, and the 11.5oz strung weight should be awesome. Anyone know if they hit as good as they look? I was thinking about the 100, but my rep told me that they were super limited and they'd be tough to get. Fingers crossed!
     
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  24. DEH

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    Any word on the swingweight of the 400's?
     
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  25. BC1

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    Any idea when the 400s will be available in the U.S.?
     
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  26. TheBoom

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    So there's enough for 200 players but next year will they be more available?
     
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  27. Mig1NC

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    I would speculate that we will see these around the AO.
     
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