PHOTOS of my DUNLOP MW200G Pro Stock - Which Pro's used these?

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  1. jimbo333

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    So here is a photo of my Dunlop MW200G Pro Stock's, so which Pro's used these? Or which Pro's were they made for?

    And what are the rackets under the paintjobs?

    I should have been clear originally, these 3 rackets above have all been made for 3 specific Pro's. Other Pro's used similar rackets, sometimes with the same molds and paintjobs, but with different layups and customized grips. I have a few more photos of one of them to come later.


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    For those that can't be bothered to read the thread, I've now just added the answers below:-

    On the left is a Safin racket, this one is new and unused (his grip size is a 4), although he used the exact racket at Queens Club in June 2001. It is Dunlop Pro Stock only, basically a copied version of the Head Prestige600, with the MuscleWeave 200G paint. Safin didn't like these, and soon went back to his actual Prestiges only with paintjobs.

    The middle racket is Johansson's Dunlop Revelation TourPro95 (his grip size is a 3), paintjobbed as the MW200G. He used these when he won the Australian Open in 2002, although mine is new and unused.

    On the right is Gimelstob's Dunlop ProStock mold, paintjobbed as the MW200G, the racket is very well used. It is the same mold as used by Blake, Ferreira, Pioline and Haas, only with different layups and custom grips. It is actually a very similar mold to the Head PT57A. VSBabolat pointed out that this Pro mold was then actually first used on a retail racket on the HotMelt 200G XL (then Mfil200Plus, AG300Tour and Bio300Tour)

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  2. Automatix

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    Don't quote me on this but the one on the left looks stock to me. At least from the perspective of your pic it doesn't show any differences to my MW100G (aka MW 200G 90).
    The one on the right looks like a Haas racquet.
    And the one in the middle looks like Johanssons frame.

    P.S.: Sorry, I didn't notice you want to know the racquets underneath.

    So in the middle would be a Revelation Tour Pro 95. The grommets at the bridge are characteristic.
    The Haas racquet would be the old Dunlop Pro Mold currently the old 300 Tours or so I believe.

    P.S.2: I'd wait for our Elite to get answers.
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    Have a closer look:)

    They are all definitely Pro stock!

    You've got one of the Pro's that used them right so far.
     
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    Ohhh, so you know who the frames belonged to and this is a game.
    Sorry, I misunderstood.

    P.S.: I'm pretty sure I got the 2 molds right + Johansson. So the one on the right is not Haas. Just a clue for others. ;)

    Cheers!
     
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    Haha, yes, and you do know your stuff, this isn't easy!

    Sorry no clues:)
     
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    The one all the way to right that uses the current 300 Tour MOLD is Wayne Ferreira stick.

    The one all the way to left is the copy of the Prestige Classic and is Mark Philippoussis stick.

    The one in the middle is the Johansson stick of the old Revelation Tour Pro95.
     
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    Amazing as usual:)

    The rackets above are correct yes. Incidently was the first time that 300Tour mold was used by Dunlop for a retail racket, the Aerogel300Tour?

    However, only 1 of the players above is correct:shock:
     
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    From L to R: Safin, Johannson, Mauresmo
     
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    safin, johansson, mauresmo or haas
     
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  12. vsbabolat

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    Mauresmo used the Revelation 200G with a 16x19 string pattern.
     
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  13. vsbabolat

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    From left to right:
    Safin, Johansson, Gimmelstob or Pioline ?
     
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    Nearer, 2 correct. The racket on the right is the same mold as Haas used, but actually used by another player. They have different customized grips.
     
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    That's what I was about to say. My friend has one of her rackets in the above mold, but with a Head paintjob (I think flexpoint of some kind). Really odd looking when you see it up close!
     
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    Yes, that is very close now:)

    VSB, do you know the answer to the above please? I didn't know if there was an Mfil300Tour. I didn't think there was, so i thought the first time that 300Tour mold was used at retail was the Aerogel300Tour, is that correct?
     
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    The first in the USA using that MOLD that I remember is the HotMelt 200G XL. It was also used on the MFill 200 Plus. It dates back to the late 90's.

     
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    VS are you sure about that?
    The 200G XL was advertised as 95 square inch headsize.

    My friend owned some 300 Tours and is still using the HM 200G XL. I should be able to compare these racquets side by side in May.
     
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    Yes, I'm sure.
    Comparing it to the frame Blake and Haas use.
     
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    I didn't know that, brilliant info thanks:)
     
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    This is a close-up of the Safin Pro Stock Dunlop MW200G racket. It is clearly just a copy of the Head Prestige600. He used these briefly in the Summer of 2001, i think at Queens and maybe Wimbledon, not sure though. He didn't like them though and soon went back to his Head Prestige, with paintjobs!
     
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    Also VSB, I'm really confused, where did those quotes from "Thomas Martinez" and "Racketdesign" in your 2 posts come from?

    And amazingly 1 of the rackets in the photo came from "Thomas Martinez" and 1 came from "Racketdesign", if I remember rightly!

    What a coincidence that is:shock:
     
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    Click on the little blue box with the white > next their name and it will take you to the thread where the quote came from.
     
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    Haha, thanks, I've honestly never realised you could do that, I've been here long enough as well:)

    And the third racket was indeed Gimelstob's by the way. It really is amazing how you know all this info, so impressive!
     
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    Thank you Jimbo! You have a great racquet collection!
     
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    Great Thread! Jimbo, VSB or anyone else. Do you know who might have used these:

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=448324

    I don't. It says Revelation 200g at the top of the frame making me think it was during the Revelation 200g/pre MW 200g time period. Thoughts?
     
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    Thank you very much VS.

    You learn something new every day. :)
     
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    Thanks, well this is partly due to you giving out so much great info on here, so I know what I am collecting, honestly it makes a big difference:)
     
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    Thanks, they look like the same Dunlop Pro mold as the Gimelstob racket above (which Haas, Blake, Ferriera and Pioline all used with different layups etc), which incidently is similar to the PT57A. I don't know why it says Revelation on it.
     
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    I just had to check this, as I do have the rackets, and of course VSB is exactly correct, again this is amazingly accurate info, as the retail 200GXL does indeed say 95sqin on it!

    Whereas in reality the 200GXL is definitely 98:shock:
     
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    I realised that I hadn't confirmed what all the rackets actually are, so here is the summary:-

    On the left is a Safin racket, this one is new and unused (his grip size is a 4), although he used the exact racket at Queens Club in June 2001. It is Dunlop Pro Stock only, basically a copied version of the Head Prestige600, with the MuscleWeave 200G paint. Safin didn't like these, and soon went back to his actual Prestiges only with paintjobs.

    The middle racket is Johansson's Dunlop Revelation TourPro95 (his grip size is a 3), paintjobbed as the MW200G. He used these when he won the Australian Open in 2002, although mine is new and unused.

    On the right is Gimelstob's Dunlop ProStock mold, paintjobbed as the MW200G, the racket is very well used. It is the same mold as used by Blake, Ferreira, Pioline and Haas, only with different layups and custom grips. It is actually a very similar mold to the Head PT57A. VSBabolat pointed out that this Pro mold was then actually first used on a retail racket on the HotMelt 200G XL (then Mfil200Plus, AG300Tour and Bio300Tour)
     
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    Jimbo..so cool.

    Is that 200G pro stock the same stick Blake uses in terms of feel? I know he searched forever for sticks like that since his were worn down, and it seems like you have a brand new one. :)
     
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    I love the paintjob on these:)

    Dunlop used this particular mold a lot for different Pro's (it is very similar actually to the PT57A), only with different layups, I don't know how Blake's compared to Gimelstob's. The one I have of these is very well used (it's the other 2 above that are new).
     
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    jimbo333: could you please post the specs of the rackets?

    Thank's
     
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    I always thought the HM 300G was also from this mold. Not the case?
     
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    Nope. The HM 300G mold was used on the Mfil 300, and Bio 300, and Bio Max200G

    Blake did have the HM 300G paint job on his "Pro Mold" frame.
     
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    I'm sorry I can't now, as the rackets are back in storage, I will do it at some point though, and post in this thread.
     
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    VSB, I still think it's amazing that the HM200G XL retail racket has 95sq in printed in the throat, and yet it is definitely a 98sq in head size, and even more amazing that you knew it was wrong!

    But why would they make an error like that?
     
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    ^^^^I'm guessing you don't know, it doesn't matter, but it is a bit odd to make an error like that. Thinking about it, Dunlop either just made a mistake, or as the HM200G was a 95, they thought they should also call the HM200G XL also a 95, even though it is definitely a 98.
     
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    My last couple of photos of Safin's Dunlop Pro Stock mold only, copy of the Head Prestige600.

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    For "thesexpistol" to see:)
     
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    Thanks. Didn't knew Dunlop went with a mold replica first. How did you got those?
     
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    Yeah, but only for 1 or 2 tournaments, but he didn't like them, so went to his PJ'd Head Prestige. I got it from someone who used to work for Dunlop.
     
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    haas, johanson, mauresmo, ferreira, julien butier...and me :)
     
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    His name was actually Julien Boutter:)
     
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    Also, I know this isn't Pro Stock, but I've only recently even heard of this one. A Dunlop Muscle Weave Tour Pro 95:shock:

    Anyone know anything about this please?

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    Looks like a Revelation Tournament Pro with a MW pj.
     
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    Thanks, but this MW TourPro 95 is definitely a retail racket (with racket name printed on the bag), amazing as until a few weeks ago I had never even heard of it. Anyway I've checked and yes, it seems to be identical to the Revelation Tour ProII, photo below.

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