Probably going to switch from the K90 to the Aerogel 200 frame, anyone else hit both?

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  1. KFactor27

    KFactor27 New User

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    I love the K90, but I want a slightly bigger head size and alittle more power. After I demoed different racquets like the mg prestige, pure storm, k95, k blade..etc I could not find a racket that I liked better than the K90. The racquet I liked best was the K blade 98, but not enough for me to switch. So I went in the shop to get a kpro tour to demo and they were out so I decided to try a dunlop aerogel 200 just for fun b/c I knew James blake uses it. It turns out I really like this racquet and love the way it suits my game. It is very stable like K90 and it produced better pace on serves. It is a great for my one handed backhand just like the K90. I love that the headsize is alittle more forgiving and it produced great spin for being a 18X20 pattern. So I guess my question is has anyone else hit both of these racquets and had similar results? Personal opinions on both of the racquets? positives and negatives of both? Thanks
     
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  2. guedoguedo

    guedoguedo Semi-Pro

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    Somebodies also gonna have to change their username!
     
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  3. [K]aotic

    [K]aotic Semi-Pro

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    i found the ag200 to be way less forgiving than the k90
     
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  4. tarie

    tarie Rookie

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    Never hit with K90,but I've got the ag200 16x19 and it's a great raquet,lighter,but you can put lead tape and it's perfect.I don't know how the 18x20 plays,but I can imagine it's very good.
     
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  5. Racket-Junkie

    Racket-Junkie New User

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    I hit with the ag200 during my demo spree and liked it. The weighting was nice and my serves were fantastic, but it was ultimately just a little too demanding for me over the course of a match, if I didn't win the point quickly chances were I would lose any long rally on a mishit. I found much more forgiving than the k90 though.
     
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  6. the Town Sherif

    the Town Sherif Semi-Pro

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    by the way, james blake does not use the ag 200, just a paint job of it
     
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  7. Stroke

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    The Dunlop 200 18x20 is a very solid, somewhat heavy, flexible player's frame, similar to the Head Prestige's or Wilson K95(16x18 or 18x20 version). One thing I like about the Dunlop vs the Wilson is it has a slightly thinner beam. Some posters have stated that the Dunlop is not good for topspin, but I would not agree with that. I even think there is some question about which version of the K95 is better for spin. I hink you certainly get less string movement with the 18x20 version, and plenty of bite.
     
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  8. KFactor27

    KFactor27 New User

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    Ok thanks for all of the input guys.
     
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  9. jackson vile

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    Don't let the closed string pattern fool you, the spin is amazing IMO Just pick the right strings.
     
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  10. Racket-Junkie

    Racket-Junkie New User

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    when I demoed this racket it had 16 guage syn gut in it and I did not get the bite I prefer on the ball. I would agree with the other posters that this racket needs thin guage or 1.28 blue gear strings, but even with thicker strings this thing served very well, especially the flat heater.
     
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