New Slazenger Racquets Paintjobs

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  1. Blitzball

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    They are quite stunning in my opinion. Just like the nCode racquets they have the inside of the throats colored differently, which is always a nice touch for the aesthetics. And it's not too complicated/messy like say the Juice. The V98 Tour in particular looks sleek with the black and orange in the matte finish. I've always like matte more than the glossy look. Thoughts on the new Slazenger aesthetics?
     
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  2. Bartelby

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    Yes, they're quite brilliant. Forgot about the ncodes but my one had white on the inside - quite a bit more boring than orange.
     
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  3. Quadium

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    they lookin snazzy. too bad slazzy isn't releasing a 95 headsize
     
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  4. Squidward

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    A couple of mine...


    [​IMG][/IMG]

    Weighted to 12 oz @ 6pt HL. Restrung with Discho Penta @53.5. Much nicer than stock now...
     
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  5. Automatix

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    Never mind...
     
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  6. Snaab

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    I wish they made these in an L5 grip!
     
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  7. SFrazeur

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    You must have really, really small hands!
     
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  8. TW Staff

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    Please note we are still measuring racquets of each model so our specs might update slightly as we average from a larger sample group.

    Chris, TW
     
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  9. Blitzball

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    Awesome, thanks for the update Chris!
     
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  10. Anton

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    Yea, V98 Tour is the best looking racket I've ever seen.


    BTW 98 mold is obviously shared with the new Dunlop 300 Tour, though the V98 Tour is stiffer?
     
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  11. Ten_nuts

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    Hi guys, can anyone please tell me the grip shape of this V98 Tour? I also have my eyes on this racquet too. Honestly i also like the paint job a lot. Hopefully this racquet has the grip shape like Dunlop or Yonex grip shapes. Thanks
     
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  12. mykoh

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    Chris,

    Any intention to review these racquets?
     
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  13. jorel

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    L5 is a 4 5/8 right>?
     
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  14. TW Staff

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    We have been testing them for several months but have held off finishing up the reviews until we had the chance to test production versions. We are shooting videos next week and the written should follow a week or so later.
    Chris, TW
     
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  15. Dgdavid

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    any hint of the verdict on the 98 Tour Chris?
     
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  16. Anton

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    Nice! Any comments on how it hits?
     
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  18. crazyups

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    This has the same specs as the blx blade 98. But better looking pj. This is a good thing. Handle looks longer than the blade, also good. I went from the pro braided to the blade98 but sometimes still hit the pro braided because it's so much fun.
     
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  19. Squidward

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    As this is the Euro Brother of the Dunlop M3.0, you can pretty much follow those reviews.

    IMO, the racquet is too light and way underpowered in stock form. I actually had many shots fall quite a bit short. BUT...Since I've added weight, this has turned into a nice surprise.

    I'm up to 340 gm (12oz) and 6 pts HL. (matching my Head YT Radical Pro's). Plenty of heft now to hit a solid groundstroke with depth and pace. The Slaz does a good job with volly's, not outstanding, but not bad. (Keep in mind I play more singles than doubles)

    In regards to the strings that came in the racquet, they're cr*p! I really wish mine had came unstrung. Even though I did restring (with Discho Penta @ 53.5 lbs), it'd have saved me some time and the disappointment.

    With the new strings, I'm getting the pop off my 4.0 serve that I'm accustom to. Spin is noticeably better too.

    For the $$$ I saved (got mine from the UK) , these have turned out to be a worthy stick. I liked these much better than the Pro Braided version. Less stiff and easier on my shoulder and joints.

    If you like to play around with customization, these should be a consideration. In stock form, 2.5-3 stars, customized to my personal specs, 4-4.5 stars.

    While still not the "Holy Grail", pretty good "Bang for the Buck". Your mileage may vary....
     
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  20. tapatio

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    The paint job on the aero v98 tour is indeed very nice; however, its quality is not the greatest, I found several paint chips without any abuse on the racquet. :oops:Other than that the v98 tour is very, very stable and solid in all areas.
     
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  21. SFrazeur

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    L6, 4-3/4 is the grip size real men use!

    No. Not serious. I was just joking.

    -SF
     
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  22. Lefty78

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    Not the same mold. The 300 has a boxier profile.
     
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  23. Anton

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    Hmm, don't see that from pics.

    You held them both in hand?
     
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  24. Lefty78

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    ^^^The Slazenger, no. The 300 Tour, yes. Photos show the differences though

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  25. Automatix

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    Lefty78, by "new" Anton means the Bio 3.0s. He just used the old "name system". The Bio 3.0 Tour replaces the Bio 300 Tour.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  26. Anton

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    YEP! My mistake on the name :)
     
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    Played doubles tonight with the Slaz. Went 3 set and two tie breaks. We won.

    Beginning to get the feel of these. Serves were much better than the first outing. Spot on with the slider out wide and alot of jump on the kicker down the tee.

    Had some good exchanges at the net. Reflex volley's were better than usual. I'm liking these more as I get use to them.

    Let's hope it last....
     
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  28. Relinquis

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    They look great. contemporary and classy. Both the white/orange paintjobs of the team versions and the black/orange paintjobs of the tour versions.

    well done.
     
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  29. Tennisspieler

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    So if the V98s are Slazenger's versions of the Dunlop Biomimetic 3.0, the V100s should be Slazenger's equivalent to Dunlop's Biomimetic 5.0 series.

    Specs and design of Slazenger's V100 Tour and Dunlop's new Biomimetic 5.0 Tour (the updated Nicolas Almagro racquet) are almost identical, for example:

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Slazenger_V100_Tour/descpageRCDUNLOP-SV100.html
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Dunlop_Biomimetic_F50_Tour/descpageRCDUNLOP-DBF5T.html
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bFFYAJaahE

    That being said, I agree that Slazenger's pj definitely looks sharper and more modern.
     
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  30. Anton

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    I did notice that

    V98 Tour is 66 stiffness VS 64 on M3.0 Tour,
    Team V98 is 64 VS 66 on M3.0

    Claim to technologies is different too, probably because it's all BS in the first place.
     
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