New Dunlop line???

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  1. Bman610

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    I have seen dunlops biomimetic line go on sale lately so would a new line be the cause of it?
     
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  2. Bartelby

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    Yes, there are pictures up somewhere, but its getting late in the summer to launch things and people have no idea whether they're arriving any earlier than January 2013.
     
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    End of November in UK

    As I am UK based, I have noticed that the Dunlop brand owner in the UK has three of the new models available for preorder at the end of November. It looks like they are changing the shape of the hoop and I am not sure how much difference it will really be. Might be that the rest of the line is after that, but I am not expert on all these things. Personally trying to resist buying the Max 200G from TWE
     
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  4. Automatix

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    You are correct. The new racquets feature a new head shape however Dunlop thought also about those who won't like the change. That doesn't mean the Biomimetic line will stay available but...

    Can't say more for the time being.
    There are some new techs and some that got... how to put it... slightly changed but essentially are the same.

    I think the weirdest part is the name change on the models.
     
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    The Dunlop Bio M3.0 Tennis Racket is designed for players with a medium swing speed, who are looking for a great balance of power and control. The fully re-engineered frame shape features a 15% rounder, more eliptical head shape than previous models, resulting in a larger sweet spot. The hybrid power properties of an oval in the head section combined with the stability and comfort of a box section in the shaft portion, help to provide more power than previous models still with added control. The M.30 Dunlop tennis racket also features Pocket Grommets and a more aerodynamic cross section in the racket hoop, decreasing the drag and ultimately allowing for a faster racket head speed.

    SPECIFICATION:
    • Construction: Premium Graphite / Biofibre
    • Swing style: Medium / Moderate
    • Length: 27 inchs
    • Unstrung Weight: 298g
    • Head-size: 98sq cm
    • Stiffness/RA: 66
    • Balance: 320mm
    • Beam width: 22mm
    • String Pattern: 16x19
    • String type: Dunlop silk
    • String tension: 52-62lbs / 23-28kgs
    • Grip: Dunlop Viper Dry
    • Head cover type: Full

    TECHNOLOGIES:
    MoS2 Grommets - Inspired by the wear resistant self lubricating properties of snake skin, MoS2 is a revolutionary new polymer featuring a microscopic lubricant. This increases grommet durability by 40% and reduces string friction by 27% , delivering more string movement for enhanced power & spin.
    BioFibre - Stronger than steel and lighter than Carbon, Dunlop has extracted the stem fibres from plants and woven them into the shaft of the racket. On impact this natural fibrous structure actively filters shockwaves by 18% to provide a cleaner more solid hit.
    AEROSKIN CX - Inspired by the textured skin of sharks and engineered in a wind tunnel, Aeroskin Cx smooth's turbulent air, reducing drag by up to 36% providing greater racket head speed.
     
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  6. Bartelby

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    Dunlop Bio M5.0 Tennis Racket

    RECOMMENDED PLAYER TYPE: Intermediate

    The Dunlop Bio M5.0 Tennis Racket is designed for players with a Medium swing speed who are looking for an increase in power. The fully re-engineered frame shape features a 15% rounder more eliptical head shape than previous models, resulting in a larger sweet spot, enhancing power and increasing racket head speed.The shaft portion of the racket has been engineered with a 5 sided cross section, resulting in enhanced racket stiffness and power, minimising torsional twist for increased levels of control.The M5.0 tennis racket also features a Wave Grommet System, allowing on impact the grommet bed to compress and recoil enhancing the trampoline effect of the string bed , reducing the shock on impacty for more power and control. The tennis rackets Aerodynamic profile inspired by the wing structure of a bird of prey, reduces drag cutting through the air for enhanced racket head speed.

    SPECIFICATION:
    • Construction: Premium Graphite / Biofibre
    • Swing style: Medium / Moderate
    • Length: 27 inchs
    • Unstrung Weight: 277g
    • Head-size: 100sq cm
    • Stiffness/RA: 68
    • Balance: 330mm
    • Beam width: 22-25-25mm
    • String Pattern: 16x19
    • String Type: Dunlop silk
    • String Tension: 52-62lbs / 23-28kgs
    • Grip: Dunlop Viper Dry
    • Head Cover Type: Full

    TECHNOLOGIES:
    BioFibre - Stronger than steel and lighter than Carbon, Dunlop has extracted the stem fibres from plants and woven them into the shaft of the racket. On impact this natural fibrous structure actively filters shockwaves by 18% to provide a cleaner more solid hit.
    AEROSKIN CX - Inspired by the textured skin of sharks and engineered in a wind tunnel, Aeroskin Cx smooth's turbulent air, reducing drag by up to 36% providing greater racket head speed.
    MoS2 Grommets - Inspired by the wear resistant self lubricating properties of snake skin, MoS2 is a revolutionary new polymer featuring a microscopic lubricant. This increases grommet durability by 40% and reduces string friction by 27% , delivering more string movement for enhanced power & spin.
     
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  7. Bartelby

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    Dunlop Bio M6.0 Tennis Racket

    RECOMMENDED PLAYER TYPE: Intermediate

    The Dunlop Bio M6.0 Tennis Racket is designed for players with a Medium swing speed. The tennis racket features a slightly larger headsize at 102sq.inch's adding more forgiveness and power without sacrificing control. The Biomimetic M6.0 is constructed with BioFibre, offering a more solid feel for shot-making. The tennis racket is also covered in Aeroskin, allowing for a 36% reduction in drag, increasing the racket head speed. The MoS2 grommets fitted on the racket work with the strings, self lubricating to increase durability and friction, delivering more string movement and more power.

    SPECIFICATION:
    • Construction:premium Graphite / Biofibre
    • Swing Style: Medium / Moderate
    • Length: 27 inchs
    • Unstrung Weight: 283g
    • Head-size: 102sq cm
    • Stiffness/RA: 70
    • Balance: 325mm
    • Beam width: 22-25-25mm
    • String Pattern: 16x19
    • String type: Dunlop silk
    • Swing Tension: 52-62lbs / 23-28kgs
    • Grip: Dunlop Viper Dry
    • Headcover Type: Full

    TECHNOLOGIES:
    BioFibre - Stronger than steel and lighter than Carbon, Dunlop has extracted the stem fibres from plants and woven them into the shaft of the racket. On impact this natural fibrous structure actively filters shockwaves by 18% to provide a cleaner more solid hit.
    AEROSKIN CX - Inspired by the textured skin of sharks and engineered in a wind tunnel, Aeroskin Cx smooth's turbulent air, reducing drag by up to 36% providing greater racket head speed.
    MoS2 Grommets - Inspired by the wear resistant self lubricating properties of snake skin, MoS2 is a revolutionary new polymer featuring a microscopic lubricant. This increases grommet durability by 40% and reduces string friction by 27% , delivering more string movement for enhanced power & spin.
     
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  8. Automatix

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    Since so much is out I guess it's okay if I elabore a bit.

    The new models are:
    F 2.0 Tour
    F 3.0 Tour
    F 5.0 Tour

    M 2.0
    M 3.0
    M 5.0
    M 6.0

    S 3.0 Lite
    S 5.0 Lite
    S 6.0 Lite
    S 8.0 Lite

    All of the above feature the new head shape HOWEVER there are also some models named similar but with an additional "Classic" word in their name and they feature the old head shape.
     
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  9. dman72

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    I was never a fan of dunlops narrow head width...it seems like they were going the opposite direction of where they should have. The M-fil 400, for instance...I bought it real cheap and felt like it had a tiny sweetspot. The 300's also look really narrow to me

    What I'm reading here sounds like an improvement. Of course, I never buy a racquet until it's 2 or 3 generations past it's release, so I'll have to wait a long time on these. :(
     
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  10. Automatix

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    Ohh and totally off topic. There won't be any Wilson Blades in 2013. New models replacing them. ;)
     
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  11. Automatix

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    Another thing the Classic models (those with the old head shape) feature a replacement of the 100, 200 and 300 Tour model. Can't remember if they were more.
     
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  12. shell

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    Thanks for the info., guys. I will look forward to testing these new models, as I am very curious about the head shape change.
    The oval never bothered me one bit though, so I'm not sure about the change.
    I guess I'm a "classic"!!
     
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  13. acura9927

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    I just bougth the Bio 200 because of the head shape. If Dunlop goes full round like a Babolat then I'll probably never buy a Dunlop again. I think for the money Dunlop makes the best quality rackets and nearly everything else for the game too.
     
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  14. Bartelby

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    Can't see that as a good idea. Its a reasonably good name for a popular line, it has a bit of tradition, so it should have been reworked.



     
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  15. Automatix

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    There is a F 2.0 Classic as far as I remember so you're safe. ;)
     
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  16. Automatix

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    Me too. It was a shocker to me. But there are far more changes. New shoes etc. I think only the Vision model will survive.
     
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  18. The Dampener

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    Oh, you're a classic, alright.
     
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  19. The Dampener

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    In the past, I've seen Dunlop issue frames in parts of the world that never became available in the US, or even the mainstream tennis outlets. It looked like they had a completely different marketing strategy, maybe to non-enthusiast.

    Even on the second link, there Aerogel models I've never seen before. My point is, it's very difficult to know which frames will be available to us until they actually hit the market.

    I'm also in the camp who believes they should muck with success. If we wanted frames that look like Wilson or Babolat, we would buy a Wilson or a Babolat.
     
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  20. season25

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    Are You sure there's gonna be a replacement of the 100?
    Any more info?
    I can't wait...
     
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  21. Mig1NC

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    I'm very fascinated by this idea of a hybrid box-beam oval-beam racquet... Very interesting.
     
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  22. RNBABOLAT

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    So in the new line of the 300T they will change the head on the frame or will keep the same head shape and string pattern
     
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  23. Automatix

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    In the Classic line, yes. Keep in mind that the classic models, that is with the old head shape are just a couple of models. But I did saw a 100 replacement.
     
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    The Biomimetic 300 Tour has 2 replacements...

    By that I mean that there is the successor with the new head shape - F 3.0 Tour. And there's the model in the classic line which has the old head shape.

    As I said it's a really good move from Dunlop to have some models with the old head shape for their loyal customers.
     
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  25. Mig1NC

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    Boo for still having no extended, or slightly extended, frames below the 600/6.0 class.
     
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  26. Automatix

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    You can buy the 300 Tour XL aka Melzer from a Holland based store.
    Mold of the 300 Tour. Extended to 27,5 inches. Low stiffness (ca. 57RA).
     
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    I'm wondering about the new 1 hundred.
    I always thought dunlop could make the racquet 5 grams heavier and
    a bit ''boxier'' beam.
    just can't wait to see it:)
     
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  28. Mig1NC

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    That's pretty cool.

    Stiffness seems a little too low for me.

    I wish I could demo one here in the USA.
     
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    I wonder where the 400 series fits in this? They're relatively new racquets. And I love the 400.
     
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  30. Automatix

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    IIRC the Biomimetic 400s stay unchanged because they were just recently released.
     
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  31. Bartelby

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    The 400 tour seems to be the template for the new line. it seems a great innovation.

    The nrpro and the steam feature a straight beam shaft and a very rounded beam, but not box beam shaft.
     
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  32. Automatix

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    A box beam shaft and an oval frame geometry at the head has been done before numerous times. Prince Thunder series with the morph beam are one example.
     
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  33. Mig1NC

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    And was it any good? Never tried a hybrid beam before.
     
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  34. Automatix

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    With all the variables it is impossible, at least for me, to say.

    When I get the 3.0 I'll post about it.
    My plans are to test drive the following:
    M 2.0 (Bio 200 16x19)
    M 3.0 (Bio 300)
    F 3.0 Tour (Bio 300 Tour)
    F 5.0 Tour (Bio 500 Tour)
     
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  35. CHOcobo

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    no M 1.0 or F 1.0? few people posted pics a while back and i think the bumper guard was white for the next line.......weird.
     
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  36. Automatix

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    The replacement of the 100 is only present in the Classic line.
    So new pj and techs but old specs and head shape.

    P.S.: Can't remember the name of the model but it should be more or less like this: Bio F 1.0 Classic
     
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    What about the 200 lite is not going to be a replacement thanks
     
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    IIRC that will be the M 2.0.
     
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    Then no Bio 300 or M 3.0 classic ?
    Shocking...
     
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  40. Automatix

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    Biomimetic 300 is replaced by M 3.0. New head shape, new beam (oval in the head section and box in the shaft section) and the specs are:
    Length: 27 inchs
    Unstrung Weight: 298g
    Head-size: 98sq cm
    Stiffness/RA: 66
    Balance: 320mm
    Beam width: 22mm
    String Pattern: 16x19
     
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    I don't mind the new rounded shape like Yonex (better sweetspot) if small head size but stiffness is now way too high for my linking :-/

    It looks like all those brands don't care about feedbacks of players... Many of us are looking for flexible racquets, headlight, stable & medium powered.

    They should release some low & medium powered player racquets with stiffness around 60-61 and add somekind of nano technology where it's needed to make it more stable (Becker/Völkl) and also something similar to the Head d30 technlogy that is nice.
     
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  42. Fuji

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    Could you mail me on how to get one of these? That sounds like an ideal frame!

    -Fuji
     
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    I'm no fan of the increased oval heads. They're already far too oval.

    As for the 'technologies', that's some serious marketing BS going on there.

    Dunlop seem to be going downhill since Ashley took them over.

    They should resurrect the Revelation Pro Tour, add some meaningful modern tech and be done with it.
     
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    Any info on the strung swingweight? I'm especially interested in the F 3.0 Tour and F 5.0 Tour racquets. Tennis magazine listed the strung weight of the F 3.0 Tour at 11.5 oz.
     
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    I see nothing wrong with brands inspired by nature and trying to replicate amazing properties. The names used can been seen as hommages & are more appealing than random codes... So yeah of course it's green marketing but there is also some serious research behind that.
     
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  46. Bartelby

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    The new hoop shape is rounder.



     
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    F 300 T

    Guys,

    can someone post a pic and tell me more specs?

    Still 97 inch and 20mm beam? And 18*20?

    And 310 gram unstrung (so increased with 5 grams)?

    Looks like an max 200 G with a bit more controll?

    Ciao, Arjan
     
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    Well sounds like you already have ample choices in (Becker/Völkl) and Head. Personally I like stiffer feeling rackets, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. However, I think it's silly to determine the playability of a racket just on specs (stiffness) alone, and that a player should really play with one to really judge it. For instance, my racket has been officially RDC at 74, yet doesn't feel nearly as stiff as a PDR (@70). But that's just me, and others may feel differently.
     
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  49. mlocke1322

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    First off, I love my Bio Max200G racquets and ave a great relationship with my Dunlop rep. But I cracked up when I read the part about the self -lubricating grommets and how they are modeled after snake skin. Did anybody else equate that with Dunlop essentially saying they are selling snake oil?:)
     
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    Also really interested in the specs of the new F300T
     
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