New Dunlop line???

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  1. TimothyO

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    Hmmm...wonder why Dunlop didn't make it easer as in...

    T = Tour

    M = base Model

    L = Light

    ...and then just keep the 100/200/300 designations. The 2.0/3.0 thing sounds like version numbers rather than product lines.

    Looks like someone in the Dunlop marketing department was trying to justify their joby by confusing the market!
     
  2. amx13

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    I think the idea is to correlate the frame with your swing, F: Fast/Full, M:Medium/Moderate, S: Slow/Short
     
  3. claub

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    Are they going to change the 200 Tours?

    If F2.0 Tour is the former Bio 200 Tour then the weight is changed (much lower, according to what borgpro said),
    the string pattern is 18x20 instead of 16x18 and there are 3 pairs of strings instead of 4 on the bridge portion of the head.

    I am willing to stock on Bio 200 Tour if the new version is so much different.
    But first I need to make sure I know the specs for the new 200 Tours. So anybody that knows something please reply.
    Thanks
     
  4. zapvor

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    exatly right
     
  5. borgpro

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    The specs listed on the frame (2.0 tour) were almost identical to the former bio 200 non-tour; like weight, balance, and string pattern. The only thing I noticed that the SW seemed a tad higher than the previous non-tour to me when swinging it through the air, but not as high as the previous tour. It just felt a bit more solid than the 200 non-tour (323 grams, 18x20) and I would estimate the SW at 325-330. The other clear difference with the current 200 versions was the round beam, like a Wilson sixone, and not a box beam design anymore. I think It is possible to see this at the pictures.

    Finally, someone asked me about other versions and I said ai did not take a look at them but I forgot to mention that I actually did also hold and wield a new 90 si version. I do not recall the name but I think it was still named a 100 something (and not 1.0) but I am not sure anymore, but I do remember it was black with grey (very nice cosmetics), box beam, and 315 grams. Perhaps just the same racket as the current 100 only different paint? Looked very nice though, almost like a PS 6.0 85 :)
    The 2.0, as said before, seemed a completely new racket and mold. Felt very nice swinging it, sometimes you have this feeling that balance and weight are just right.... Curious to hit with this 2.0 tour thing!
     
  6. Justin-JP

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    I can only hope the previous 16 x 18, 333g 200 tours will be under a new name or an option within a 200 Tour range. The 4D/Bio 200 Tours were great sticks and one of only a few lines available that came close to pro specs and worthwhile playing in stock form. :cry:
     
  7. Automatix

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    IIRC... F100 Classic or something like that.
    I'm sure it's one of the models featured in the "classic" mini line.
    Old headshape and beam.
    However it is supposed to have the new techs like biofibre, but we all know it's just marketing.
     
  8. tom4ny

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    TW just announced that the new biomimetics will be on their site on October 1st :)
     
  10. Shangri La

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    Is it already certain there won't be a claasic 300 or its variations like the max 200g or theres still hope? Will the 200 16/19 be classic or new head shape?
     
  11. Rafter4ever

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    Awesome. Hopefully the old bio's will be on sale soon, time to snatch up a few of the 200's
     
  12. suppawat

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    Let me share some photos from Thailand Open 2012.

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  13. suppawat

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    Classic Beam Series
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  14. FoldingChair

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    A tour 300 classic and the new f3 tour? oh my word :shock:
     
  15. season25

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    The new 100 looks sweet:)
    Time to get rid of my 4d 100's
     
  16. RNBABOLAT

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    the bio 300T classic has the same PJ of the new model????
     
  17. royaldoyal

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    Hey Suppawat,

    Can send post some better pics of the 100 and let me know what the rackets specs are?
     
  18. zapvor

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    thanks so much for the pics! i havent seen most of them yet
     
  19. borgpro

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    Specs are same as previous model. 315 grams unstrung, same balance. Cool cosmetics.
     
  20. CHOcobo

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    The 100 does look sweat!! I skipped the Bio100 but got one Euro Bio100 as a collection. I hope this one won't be too stiff like the Bio100.
     
  21. The Dampener

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    So many new changes, designations, beam constructions.

    We're going to need a program.
     
  22. hoodjem

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    Will an equivalent to the Bio Max 200G be available?
     
  23. Automatix

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    AFAIK the Bio Max and the 400s remain unchanged because they are still "new"...
     
  24. netguy

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    The new 100 looks better than the Bio 100, but I still prefer the 4D 100's paint job over both the new 100 and the Bio 100.
     
  25. lawrencejin

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    I find F 100 definitely better looking than Bio 100, and even my good old 4D 100. I hope it retains the classic feel. It will still be a good few years before I consider upgrading though... I will patiently wait for the model to be outdated and prices drop.
     
  26. Kenzik

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    Really wanna try out the new 100. Must...resist...
     
  27. shaneno

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    When the Dunlop F100 coming out?
     
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    When is the F100 coming out in thee usa?


     
  29. ArliHawk

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    Might have to take the 6.0 for a spin.
     
  30. PimpMyGame

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    Delighted to say that the UK website which sells the Dunlop line (whose name I won't mention) momentarily put the Bio 200Tours up for £33 each about 10 days ago. Took the opportunity to stock up before they went back up to £65 a couple of days later. Maybe someone made a mistake on internet pricing. If the new line is going to push the Bios down to that kind of price I think there will be quite a feeding frenzy...
     
  31. season25

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    Any news on the release date of the f 100??????
     
  32. FoldingChair

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    ordered my demo of the f3 tour yesterday! can't wait to get it and try it out
     
  33. KarmaKorps

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    Article on new Dunlop tech...

    http://www.tennis.com/gear/2012/10/g...er-hines-part-

    Good article - my interest has picked up a bit, at least for the F 3.0 Tour (from what I can see, the only new offering with any real weight/plow-potential).
    Looking forward to TW's review of the F3T.

    In the article, the Dunlop rep seems to be vetted pretty well on the supposed 'enhancements'.
     
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    Broken link
     
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    Just go to the site's home page and click on the Gear Talk article
     
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    When are the 100 series coming with a new mold?
     
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    When are the new 500's coming out?
     
  39. borgpro

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    Does anybody know the release date of the f 2.0 tour?
     
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    i thought the biomemtic features and hm6 were supposed to reduce effects from stiffness over the previous AG-4D 100 model?? is that not so??
     
  41. rst

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    i have 2 AG-4D-100s and love them. i like the fact of having its low swingweight and sub-12oz weight. i feel it gives better custom weighting options by keeping it light.

    i have refrained from trying the biomemitic 100 because of the claimed additional HH-ness. maybe the aeroskin compensates for that? ie....a 25mph swing with less drag?

    keeping the 100 (or 1.0?) sub 12oz and 8-ishpts headlight AND yonexing the headshape would be interesting though.
     
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