New m-fils

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by damasta55, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. damasta55

    damasta55 Rookie

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    has anyone played with the new m-fil 200, 400, or 600?

    dunlop m-fil 400
    Head Size:
    100 sq. in. / 645 sq. cm.
    Length: 27.25 inches / 69 cm
    Strung Weight: 10.7oz / 303g
    Balance: Even Balance
    Swingweight: 318
    Stiffness: 70
    Beam Width: 24 mm Straight Beam
    Composition: Graphite Multifilament
    Power Level: Low-Medium
    Swing Speed: Modeate-Fast
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 19 Crosses

    dunlop m-fil 600
    Head Size:
    108 sq. in. / 697 sq. cm.
    Length: 27.5 inches / 70 cm
    Strung Weight: 9.8oz / 278g
    Balance: 0.6 pts Head Heavy
    Swingweight: 304
    Stiffness: 68
    Beam Width: 27 mm Head/27.5 mm Throat
    Composition: Graphite Multifilament
    Power Level: High
    Swing Speed: Slow-Moderate
    Grip Type: Hydramax Comfort
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 19 Crosses
     
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  2. Freedom

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    No, but I think Klippy plays with the 300. Maybe it was someone else. Try sending a PM to Klippy, I'm pretty sure she plays it.
     
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  3. Freedom

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    Double Post.
     
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  4. Mugatu

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    sound like arm-rapers
     
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  5. SteveI

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    Hi,

    I play with a leaded-up 400G and was excited to see that a m-fil version of the 400 was going to hit the market soon.. until I saw the above specs for the 400. The 400 and 600 both look like arm-killers. The 400G has a very nice soft flex at 62 and a low SW.. great stick to customize and very easy on my arm.

    Regards,
    Steve
     
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  6. tennis_nerd22

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    haha :D

    my head flexpoint 4 seems like a cross b/w both the 400 and 600 (at least, according to specs) except that mine is 1 or 1.5 pts more HH and less stiff. and i love it, no arm problems or anything, so i guess each person has their own need/benefits from a racket 8)
     
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  7. PBODY99

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    Dunlop had to release "new" frames since last years models were dumped. I* would wait a bit before I invested in this bunch.:cool:
     
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  8. SteveI

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    Hi,

    Just got an e-mail from the USA arm of Dunlop telling me the M-Fil 400 is going to ship into the USA market in few weeks. I was trying to track down replacement grommets for the 400G and decided to ask about the M-Fil 400 and this was his answer..



    "Steve, The new M-Fil 400 will ship next month. It is red and white in
    color. It is 27 and 1/4 inches long and 10.5 oz.strung, even balance. It
    has a 23.5 mm beam. It is good for singles and doubles. Thanks for the
    question. Steve Zalinski

    Steve Zalinski
    Dunlop Sports Group Americas
    116 S. Pleasantburg Drive
    Greenville, South Carolina 29607
    (864) 552-4018

    -----Original Message-----
    From: tennisguy63t@verizon.net [mailto:tennisguy63t@verizon.net]
    Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 6:25 PM
    To: Steve Zalinski
    Subject: Hi.. 400G Grommets? and release of M-Fil 400.. in USA

    Hi,

    Is there a source of the 400G Grommet Sets and do you know if the M-Fil
    400 wil be released in the USA soon.. and do you have specs for that
    frame.

    Regards,

    Steve
     
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  9. prestige18

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    the 400 sounds to me like what haas is using now (in regards to what colour his racquet is painted)
     
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  10. ljubicicguy

    ljubicicguy New User

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  11. austro

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    Speaking of what pros use: it looked like Mauresmo has gone from the Mfil 200 to the Mfil 300. Did anyone else notice that?
     
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  12. SteveI

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    Hi,

    It appears she is using a M-Fil 300.. but does one ever really know what the pros are using?

    Regards,
    Steve
     
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  13. tennis_nerd22

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    hmm the 400's paintjob looks like the 300 except its more white+red instead of the 300 silver+red ;)
     
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  14. DragonFly

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    Yup, that's exactly wha tit is, the 400 is white where the 300 is silver. not much to differ.
     
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  15. Justin Mypoint

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    I've been using the M-Fil 400 for a week now and I can only say that I'm impressed - very impressed! I first tried the M-Fil 300 but didn't like it that much, mostly because - whatever the specs may say - it felt heavy in the head and therefore somewhat difficult to get around. It just didn't feel like anything special to me and it didn't seem to do anything particularly well. (I found the same problem of a head-heavy feel when I demoed the Yonex RDX500) The M-Fil 400, however, is an entirely different beast. At only 10 and 3/4 ounces, it's clearly lighter and, hence, more manoeuvrable than most 'players' rackets out there, but it still feels remarkably stable - particularly on the volley. The most striking feature of the racket is an amazing ability to generate spin, whether topspin or slice, on ground strokes or serve. Sure, you can bang down a flat one with enough heat to keep your opponents off balance but even more fun can be had by seeing just how much kick you can generate on a second serve with it. In fact, I recommend this racket especially for players who struggle with their second serve reliability as I personally found it almost difficult to hit one out with this racket - so good was it at imparting spin to bring the ball down sharply into court. Very nice feeling! I also happen to like the extra quarter of an inch in length and the very generous sweet spot provided by the 100 sq in head. To me, the set up and the finish of this racket just exudes quality - I haven't even been tempted yet to experiment with lead weights to try to customise it (a first for me!) and even the stock HydraMax grip performs well. (Being white, it can soon get to look grubby but surprisingly can be easily cleaned and refreshed with a dab of household cream cleaner.)

    I'm really looking forward to exploring this stick's properties more fully over the next few weeks but I can report already that the initial signs are that this is a very capable weapon to take on court with you.

    Even before using it, I replaced the factory strings with Gosen Polylon 17 (mains) and Gosen OG Sheep Micro 17 (crosses) both strung at 58 lbs. Although this combination seemed to work extremely well, this was my first attempt at finding a string solution for the M-Fil 400 so, who knows, it may play even better when done differently.

    FYI: I'm a 4.5, playing exclusively on a fast, low-bounce indoor carpet.
     
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  16. EsteroTennis

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    The Mfil-200 and MFil-300 have two different string patterns.....

    For anyone really interested in finding out whether Amelie is using a MFil-300 or an Mfil-200 with a "300" paint job.....go to gettyimages.com, click to EDITORIAL....SPORTS and do a search for some picture of her.
     
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