New Dunlops?

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  1. halfvolley777

    halfvolley777 New User

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    Can anyone give me info on the new players Dunlop frames. I currently favor the 200 G XL. I have heard they have made a new McEnroe frame or Maxply frame...thanks.
     
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  2. midsouth

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    Here are the new specs, courtesy of the USRSA. Numbers are for strung racquets. Swingweight for the M Fil 2 and balances for the other two seem unusual, but these are RacquetTech's published specs.

    M Fil 2 (New 200G)
    Weight: 346 grams
    Swingweight: 337
    Stiffness (RDC): 58
    Balance: 5 pts HL

    M Fil 3 (New 300G)
    Weight: 309 grams
    Swingweight: 308
    Stiffness (RDC): 63
    Balance: 2 pts HH

    Maxply McEnroe
    Weight: 320 grams
    Swingweight: 333
    Stiffness (RDC): 67
    Balance: 1 pts HL
     
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  3. proracketeer

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    M-Fil 200

    612 cm2
    Weight: 325 gr.
    Balance: 340 mm


    M-Fil 300

    630 cm2
    Weight: 292 gr.
    Balance: 340 mm
     
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  4. hungry

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    Ha ha,

    Thats Guido Koekelkoren's site. Not a reliable source of information...

    This is the way he thinks:
    Dunlop-site states: even-balance -> 1 racket = 680mm -> Balance-point = 340mm

    Better check a real site for real info.
     
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  5. halfvolley777

    halfvolley777 New User

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    New Dunlops: McEnroe

    Thanks for the info...but seems odd that Mac would use such a stiff frame...seems the heavier 200G (replacement) which is more flexible, would be the choice....also do you suppose that M Fil is a takeoff of N Code...still think the now classic 200G series name is venerable.
     
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  6. proracketeer

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  7. ty slothrop

    ty slothrop Semi-Pro

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    is it just me or did Haas switch to a bigger head? that thing looks like a 98" to me
     
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  8. Craig Sheppard

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    I was thinking the same thing ty
     
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  9. BreakPoint

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    I guess Dunlop must have renewed their contract with Haas given how well he did last year in his comeback. I wasn't so sure he even had a contract at all last year since he was still using that Dunlop MW 200G paintjob which was discontinued almost 3 years ago. I figured he must have been using his old stash since Dunlop was not supplying him with any new racquets with the HM 200G black and yellow paintjobs (although there were some ads and posters with Haas holding the HM 200G).
     
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  10. PaulC

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    He hated the paintjob/Feel

    No he's still under contract with Dunlop, just that he didn't like both the banana yellow-matt black paint job and the feel of the HM 200G.

    --This is confirmed by himself in a fan site somewhere.
     
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  11. BreakPoint

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    It's only a paintjob anyway. He doesn't have to like the feel of the HM 200G because it's a differnet racquet underneath. He dosen't even have to like the feel of the MW 200G because that's also a paintjob. He's probably still using either an old Head PT 280 or a custom mold 200G. All that's changed from his MW 200G to the HM 200G to the new blue M-Fil 200 is the color of the paint. :eek:
     
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  12. AndrewD

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    Curious, Breakpoint. I noticed on those Getty images that Rusedski was sporting the Dunlop logo and his racquet, although a similar colour scheme to Haas' looked quite different.

    Anyway, for you Dunlop experts, what was the frame Molik used at the Hopman. I know its got the 300G decals but looked like an oversize (18x20) and not the usual Midplus (16x19) a lot of their other pros use ? Bit surprised, given what people on this board have said about the 300G that hers looked to have no lead on it at all.
     
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  13. BreakPoint

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    Dunlop makes an oversized version of the 300G called the 300G OS. It's 105 sq. in. 27.5 in. length, and 18x20 pattern. It's widely available, including here at TW. Take a look at the bottom of this product page: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCDUNLOP-D300G.html

    BTW, Molik probably uses a paintjob or custom racquet anyway so that's why her 300G OS has no lead tape. They can make it weigh anything she wants in stock form.
     
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  14. AndrewD

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    Thanks BreakPoint. I kind of figured it'd be something like that. Only asked as, here in Australia, Dunlop's not as expensive as most other brands and thought it might be an alternative to the POG(almost impossible to get in Oz) but with a traditional feeling.

    Any ideas how the O/S plays? TW just reviewed the midplus and there was only two opinions on it in the customer feedback section?
     
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  15. BreakPoint

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    I've only hit a few balls with the 300G OS and it felt OK. I know a 5.0 guy around here that uses it so it must be suitable even as a player's racquet although it's pretty light. But then again, he doesn't hit the ball very hard, just uses placement and court positioning to beat you. :|
     
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  16. ucd_ace

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    Does anyone know when these racquets are expected to come out?

    Haas did lose his sponsorship with Dunlop for awhile and was picked up again towards the end of last year.
     
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  17. atatu

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    I think Thomas Martinez stated that Molik is using a Japanese model 300G, so it may be different from the 300G OS available here.
     
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  18. YEMntFtb

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    there is also a 100 G racquet floating around in europe, I guy in jersey owns a pro-shop and let me look at it, its got the same paint job as the 200g HM, but has a 90 in head. Those new dunlops look sweet, wish I hadnt recently gotten the HM 200g last spring.
     
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