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  1. TheBoom

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    All of you members of dunlop d-squad are free to join! Anyone seeking advice in the squad is free too as well! This is a place we will duscuss their gear, marketing signed pros and anything else Dunlop related talk :) d-squad assemble!!
     
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  2. Jonny S&V

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    I should clarify future-DSquad member, but going to be getting the 4d200 Tour 3 racquet package soon, once the money shows up... :neutral:
     
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  3. TheBoom

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    200 tour buds (air high five!!!!!) thats ok mine hasn't quite gotten here yet but will shortly :)
     
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    count me in!!
     
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  5. TheBoom

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    Haha figured you would be welcome :)
     
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    Here's some of my beauties
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  7. TheBoom

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    Saw those on another post and those are some nice sticks :) wish they were an option in my package :( how do you like them compared to the 200 tour?
     
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    You are my god right now, thesexpistol i need help deciding and the 200 is one of my options. How does it play?
     
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    Are those powerpads?!? :shock:
     
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    Yes, those are powerpads. It plays very nice especially with tensions between 19-22kgs. I found that higher than this the racquet becames very low powered and boardy.
    I string at 21 and it's perfect (in other racquets i would have to go to maybe 24kgs).
    It plays great with soft polys (Blackcode, CyberFlash, Andrenaline, Mantis Power Poly), hybrids are also great if you use Gosen Micro Crosses and multis are a must.

    IMO AG200 is the best 95'' stock ever. Loads of feel, lots of control from being low powered and flexible which is great if you play hours everyday like i do.

    If you have a developed allcourt game and you can generate your own power go for it and you will love it.
    If you don't you will hate it because you have to be very sound almost like a clock to make it work. But if you do this is without doubt one of the best racquets you can find in stock form.

    I've neved tried the 4D version but i don't think this could get any better.
     
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  11. TheBoom

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    Is it a lot like tha babolat pure storm ltd?
     
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    I have ONE Aero200. I don't think I'm man enough to play with that 12.4 oz stick, for more than a couple of hours. My swing gets slower and slower as time goes by, forcing me to prepare earlier and earlier, not good for reflex volleys by any means. It's weight makes me play like McEnroe (of course, 1/4 as good), and I'd rather play like JohannKriek.
     
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    I've never hit that one. The only racquets i know well are

    Kblade 98
    K6.1 95 18x20
    Radical MP
    Prestige Pro
    Extreme MP & Pro
    APDC
     
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  14. TheBoom

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    Then how about it compared to the prestige and radical?
     
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    Count me in.
    I've got my first Dunlop today, AG 4D 200 18X20
    Last month I had the chance to play this racket for a few minutes and man I loved it! Far more control and stability then what I was used to with my Prokennex ki5.
    Hopefully the snow will melt soon and winter will stay away for a while. So I can give it a go and see how much it adds to my game.
     
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  16. TheBoom

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    Cool stuff man! Its raining here so i'm waitin to play too lol but i got a tournament soon. Hopefully my stuff gets here soon.....
     
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    I was offered the 2011 packages, if you are not familiar with them they are as follows.

    $299
    2 rackets
    1 6 pack bag
    2 Dunlop shirts
    1 reel of string
    2 Dunlop hats
    1 stencil kit

    $399
    3 rackets
    1 10 pack bag
    2 Dunlop shirts
    1 reel of string
    2 Dunlop hats
    1 stencil kit

    $619
    5 rackets
    1 10 pack bag
    2 Dunlop shirts
    2 reels of string
    2 Dunlop hats
    1 stencil kit

    Thing is, I dont really have $399 right now. I would like to get this as soon as possible (if i end up really liking one of the demos im getting). Could I get the $299 package, and then add a bigger bag and another racket later? Like would I still get a discount on the racket and the bag? Or would I have to buy them at wholesale? thanks.
     
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  18. TheBoom

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    You have to get it all at once it says "one package may be purchased a year" so you could buy the 2 racket but'd have to buy the others retail. Oh btw what rackets are on the 2011? Thanks!
     
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  19. LeeD

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    Wow, that's expensive.
    I'd go with TW's Dunlop package right now, save yourself a hun and get basically the same in 3 year old rackets.
    Oh, I did.
     
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  20. b.termite

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    Alright thanks. And pretty much all the 4D's, and every biomimetic, not just the US ones.
     
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    So its got the whole 200 line?! :shock:
     
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  22. TheBoom

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    What tw dunlop package?
     
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  23. LeeD

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    Well, TW's selling '08 Aero 500's (my choice for something different than my THREE 200's) for 70 bucks each, a 3pac for almost nothing, got some T shirts last racket for 3 bucks, no hat, no stencils, total 175 strung with decent strings and kinda well.
     
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  24. TheBoom

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    Cool but my deal was like $250 for 10 pack bag 2 reels of string 2 shirts 2 hats 2 rackets and a stencil kit so its pretty sweet hehe but cool good to know :)
     
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    It has every Biomimetic on their international website.

    http://www.dunlopsport.com/gb/catalog/2010/tennis/rackets

    However, Dunlop cannot send you demos. Therefore, the only rackets you can demo (from a website or from a pro shop) are the 200 plus, the 300, the 300 tour, the 600, and the 600 lite.
     
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    Has anyone tried the Bio100?
     
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    You must have a pretty good ranking to qualify for a package at that price.
     
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    hopefully this answers your question
     
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    I posted this question on the normal racket page but got no responses. My question is...

    I am looking at a Dunlop 200 plus, 300, and 300 tour (got offered a deal with them, but the only rackets you can demo in the U.S are those, you can get everything they make, but cannot demo from them) Between those 3 rackets, what gives you the most spin potential? Also, which has the most control

    also, if i were to demo the 200 plus, and really like it. Would it be risky to order the normal 200? I would like the smaller head size more I think.
     
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  30. LeeD

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    Just trying to help...
    200 is the softest flex of your choices.
    300 is the lightest weight.
    300 tour is close to the weight of 200, but stiffer and bigger except for 200Plus.
    "spin potential".... Roger and Rafa are oftentimes linked to having lots of spin. Notice the flex and weights of their rackets. Who knows here, pro rackets are constantly in a state of change, but Rafa's is stiffer and possibly lighter, Roger's is flexier, smaller headed, and most likely much heavier.
    Then there's this NicolasAlmagro dude. He uses a real lightweight Tour500, hits with pace AND spin.
    Just saying, anything in the 10.8 thru 12 oz weight range should be quick enough to hit heavy spin and heavy enough to volley decently.
    Pick a color, basically, because you're getting new rackets next year.
     
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    check out the thread I made, I got some responses that might help you
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=362534
    the least powerful of those is the 300 tour, and you cant really tell with spin potential unless you demo, but the 200 plus and the 300 tour would be up there
     
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    Thanks to both you guys. I will put that into consideration.

    Would you advise getting the 2 or 3 racket package? Does anybody have one of their 6 packs? How big are they?
     
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    I'd go for the 3 now a 6 bag isnt all that big
     
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    Ah. Thought he was referring to a package he got with the newly released forms.
     
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    Its the standard package for last year but i like to think i'm awesome :twisted: btw you a dunlop user?
     
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    Anyone here know how to renue your sponsor next year? Thanks
     
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    The 4d 200s are awesome. They are just more solid then the AG version in terms of feel, but that is the only difference.

    I used the 200s for about a year and loved them. I just like more power and a little less weight. My 200s weighed 351 with grip and dampener, and the SW was 330. Hurt my wrist and went with a 340 gram stick that swung a little lighter and provided a little more power.

    The 200 takes a lot of energy to use if you are a topspinner due to the low power and tight pattern. If you are cool with that,then you will love those racquets .
     
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  38. tennisgod111

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    DO you have to be a certain age to qualify? And also where do you have to ranked (UK)
     
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    As long as you can market and I don't really know about age but i'm 16.....
     
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    Guaranteed they are not looking for 61 year olds who don't teach professionally, no matter how good your are.
    DEVELOPEMENT squad doesn't mean old farts in any way.
     
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  41. TheBoom

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    I dont know about that LeeD I'm sure that if you could show that you can market their product they may take you on :)
     
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    Possibly. I knew the Prince rep in the mid '90's and got on their program for FREE!
    But then, then I could still hit the ball for real, and played almost every day in a big arena (courts where there were multiples..lots and busy).
    Now, declining skills and physical, I doubt it very much.
     
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  43. TheBoom

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    Never hurts to try :) but it is up to you
     
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    If you play in a busy place then maybe. You are wanting to be sponsored for free to get new racquet's and apparel?

    Didnt you get like 5 prince Chang racquet's for free, but you got it stolen somehow, how did that happen.
     
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    Tougher because I choose to ignore tennis from April thru Oct, preferring to go windsurfing from mid day to near dark. Just a question of priorities.
    My bud who's #2 Senior 65 doesn't get a thing from any company, and he's pretty good for a 67 year old...and he's tried, is minority.
    I'm pretty happy with buying brand new 3 year old rackets for $69 each, don't want stencils or tee shirts, and bags for less than you'd believe thru this sponsor site. Sure, it's just ONE set of strings, but reels are cheap, if you're not picky like me.
    Thanks, though.
     
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  46. SuperDuy

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    Is this 67 year old better than you?
     
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  47. LeeD

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    He beat me in singles breakstick and bagel, when I wanted to hit out with my heavy racket, no warmup, just serve and play.
    Played against him now 4 other times, every time him wanting me as his partner in doubles. No way, I'd rather play against him, and the other two guys wouldn't hear of it anyways.
    He never hardly ever plays the ball to me, even on return of serve. When I return his serve, he'll hit right at my partner, no matter where he's standing.
    When I serve to him, he hits to my partner EVERY time.
    Every shot he hits, it's to my partner, whether my partner wins or loses the point.
    Kinda weird tennis there. We've, with 4 different partners, have never beaten his team less than 3's, but he refuses to change his strategy. Even his different partner's question his choice of shots. I'm not that good to avoid completely, by any player of any level. I can make mistakes on any ball, at any time.
    Just another weirdness effect at the SanPablo Courts. They have the weirdest characters there, from the "orange" gang tru some of the most hilarious serves ever, to the level of pure trash talking, posing, and weird gamesmanships.
     
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    He sounds like a good player LeeD do you play doubles more often than singles then?
     
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    I'm about 60/40 doubles. Hard to find anyone in the 4.0 (not the bumped up 3.5's this year) level to hit or play with, unless I schedule well in advance with a little black book. Unfortunately, I"m a surfer through and through (4A in 1969 and 1975), and can't abide by a schedule.
    Funny little story... In 1979, was scheduled to practice with GregShepard, a top 7 NorCal A player then. It was early Dec., so I took the 18 Sloat bus towards the transfer point at FultonSt. (SanFrancisco) but looked left out the window and saw a guy out in the surf. This was the biggest recorded day in SanFrancisco's history. I got off, sat on the seawall, and was duly recorded in a WilliamFinigan story, first published in NewYorkerMag Aug or Sept '80, then republished on MattWarshaw's Maverick's book, SF section, as Domond, talking to EdwinSalem (another of SF's big wave crew, as cowards who didn't dare to go out...:):) As usual, published story goes awry. Edwin only had boards up to 8' long, a losing battle. But I had boards from 9'8" down to 8' guns, and easily could have gone out, but the boards were home, I felt guilty about abandoning Greg, no cells then, so sat around wasting the afternoon.....:cry:
    The ONE wave almost ridden, by LarryMcGraw on his 7'9" semi gun, photographed and documented since, shows the wave is over 6 times his height, and he's 6'3" tall, fully extended, his feet still a foot from his board in the air.
    It was the biggest day I've ever seen with surfers out, and I don't know if I could have paddled out tru the beachbreak like him and MikeCrook, both lifelong buds from surfing.
     
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    Thats pretty cool man! I wish i could learn how to surf but oregon coast isn't flexible lol :)
     
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