mfil 300 or mfil 200 2006?

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  1. okdude1992

    okdude1992 Hall of Fame

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    my friend is too lazy to get his own account so im writing this for him:
    he is about 5'5 110lbs, plays with a babolat pd, his game is:

    big very heavy forehand,
    fairly flat backhand
    serves about 90-110 on first serves, 70-85 on second serves
    volleys pretty solidly
    likes to hit dropshots

    he wants more feel than his pd is offering, and a more maneuverable lower powered racket... I think either the mfil 300 or mfil 200 2006 might be good for him plus they are cheap... What do you guys think...

    respond to the q plz, don't make comments about his laziness...

    Thanks
     
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  2. bcsax123

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    Does he want a blue racket or red one? I tried both they feel about the same, the 300 being a bit lighter.
     
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  3. Redflea

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    5'5", 110 lbs, and hits a 110 mph serve? I'm sorry, something's not adding up here...

    In any case, the 300 is going to give him more pop than the 200, and be less of a change from his PD.
     
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  4. tennisbass

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    I am also interested in 300 M-Fil. But Tennis Magazing gear review found 300 M-Fil to be a bit jarring. Has this been you all's experience?
     
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  5. Redflea

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    It is somewhat more jarring than other racquets I've used when you hit the frame or very near frame...not bad, just not as "nice."

    It has not been an issue for me, and the overall comfort is great...I have shoulder and elbow issues and since I switched to the the M-Fil from my RDX Mids (a very comfortable racquet), I've had zero problems.

    The racquet took me by surprise...very light, yet very solid feel, great serving and volleying, can rip 'em from the baseline, and provides great feel for touch shots. I'm still surprised at how much I like it. :)
     
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  6. ksm

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    I am buying the M-fil 200 2006 and should get it by this month end. The specs seem perfect to my taste. The other option I was considering was M-fil 300 but somehow finalized the M-fil 200 2006. Hope I like it!

    ksm
     
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  7. SteveI

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    Hi,

    How about reading this... :)

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=106287

    There should be enough info on this subject... some great insights.. :)

    Steve
     
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  8. tennis-skater

    tennis-skater Semi-Pro

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    why does he want to switch?
     
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  9. SteveI

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    Lazy sob... :)

    J/K man!!!

    Steve
     
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  10. jonolau

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    The PD is a very stiff racquet and will need the player to generate lots of racquet head speed.

    The M-Fil 300 will be a nice step from the PD as it also has a lower swingweight. As Redflea mentioned, the MF3 will provide lots of nice pop and feel on groundstrokes. He will also benefit tremendously on serves.

    Give it demo.
     
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  11. okdude1992

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    thanks for the help...
    some really good info...
    i might have to try a mfil 300 or mfil 200 2006... but i don't really need to switch..
    about his serve speed I said 110 just as a range...He hit 112 once when we were trying to see who could hit harder serves...he won...but his serve percentage is about 50% (just a guess)... also he never serves over 100 in a competetive situation...again he was swinging as fast as he could...plus he is pretty inconsistent...thats why im helping him = better hit for me...
    110 lbs was a typo he is about 140 i think..
     
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  12. okdude1992

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    hmmm.. not sure LOL
     
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  13. dewey2110

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    I would go for the 200 2006... pretty sweet just too light for my taste.
     
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  14. bcsax123

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    The Mfil200 2006 is just slightly heavier than the Mfil 300. Pretty much the only difference. It fills the gap between the Mfil 200 and 300.
     
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  15. dewey2110

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    Thats true

    The Mfil 300 is a 100% tweener

    The Mfil 200 2006 is a tweener with player racquets' specs, only lighter...

    The 200 2006 is a better flat form for you to build/customize. (more headlight, heavier static weight, etc...)
     
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  16. Redflea

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    The MF 400 or 500 are tweeners...the 300 is more of a player's racquet, though it is relatively light weight...

    Not that they are the final arbiters, but the MF3 feels more like my old RDX Mid than it does like a PD, in terms of balanced control and power.
     
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  17. dewey2110

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    I thought the 400 and 500 are game inprovement racquets

    The 300 is a tweener (like the PD)

    The 200 is a players racquet

    The 200 2006 is in between the 200 and 300.
     
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  18. bertrevert

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    I'd agree with that.

    The 300g is used by the likes of Alicia Molik. I think of it as a tweener. I mean correct me if I'm wrong I just think of it as a tweener. The 200s are the player racquet category surely. Or maybe all the boundaries are more blurry than that. I've used the 300g for years and a tweener it seems to me. Like the PD, like the RDS 001 MP, like the nPro, these are wide open platforms for you to customise.

    I just think of the player racquet category as the uncompromising item you can use when you are fully fit and your game is on. :O
     
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  19. AndrewD

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    The PD is a racquet with a very good blend of weight and balance that produces a solid shot even in stock form. The 300, on the other hand, is a very light-weight frame with a very low swingweight that, while it fits into the 'tweener' category is at the other end of the spectrum to the PD. While it is a bit too stiff for my taste it isn't as limited as the 300 when it comes to generating a heavy ball from the back of the court - due to the blend of weight, swingweight and balance. The 300, however, has a lot more subtlety than the PD.

    The MFil-200 (2006) was, for me, somewhat disappointing. The weight and balance are nice but the response isn't as solid as I would like (adding weight doesn't fix the problem). Personally, I felt that the Tecnifibre TFight 315 is a better racquet that produces a more solid and weighty shot than the 200 (2006).

    The only thing I didn't like about the MFil-200 (95sq) was the 18x20 string pattern and the high swing weight (325 would have been better). Other than that it was a fine racquet that offered good power, a solid hit, excellent control and more comfort than I experienced with the MFil-300.

    With a player similar to the one described by the OP I wouldn't be recommending the MFil-300 or the MFil-200 (2006). The former is a spinny but light-weight racquet and the latter is a very head light frame with a better overall balance for a net-rusher or doubles player. The MFil-200 (95sq) would be, in my opinion, a better option but it does lack manoeuvrability.
     
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