The Dunlop Aerogel 4D 300.

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Roddick33, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. Roddick33

    Roddick33 Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Messages:
    233
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    Let's see here.
    NOT the tour. Just the regular Dunlop Aerogel 4D 300.
    Any thoughts? Thanks.
     
    #1
  2. hoodjem

    hoodjem G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Messages:
    12,771
    Location:
    Bierlandt
    I love mine.

    I just wish it was heavier (yes, I do use lead-tape).
     
    #2
  3. Roddick33

    Roddick33 Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Messages:
    233
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    Sorry I probably sound like a complete noob, but what's lead tape? xD
     
    #3
  4. zapvor

    zapvor Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Messages:
    9,186
    Location:
    tennis courts
    lead tape is basically just what it is. piece of tape made of lead that you can stick on the frame to adjust the weight, swingweight, balance, etc of your frame. used to customize

    i just picked up a ag300 myself. hit with it before good stick.
     
    #4
  5. ace18

    ace18 Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Messages:
    366
    I use the version before the 4D300, the AG300 and love it. I did purchase the 4D300 and liked it pretty well but it felt a little stiffer then the AG300 so I sold it and stuck with the AG300. The 300's need lead, for sure, I put lead at 10 and 12 and double that amt under the grip. I add a little more in the winter and take that amount off when it warms. I think its worth a demo.
     
    #5
  6. Roddick33

    Roddick33 Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Messages:
    233
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    Hmm does TW sell lead tape? I'll need to check on that.
     
    #6
  7. hoodjem

    hoodjem G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Messages:
    12,771
    Location:
    Bierlandt
    #7
  8. Roddick33

    Roddick33 Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Messages:
    233
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    #8
  9. rev200g

    rev200g Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Messages:
    148
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    I also added a bit of weight to mine by putting a strip of hockey tape from 9 to 3 which worked out to 2.5 gms and it plays better with more stability and plowthrough while maintaining very good maneuverability and racquet head speed. The hockey tape also doubles as head protection tape as well. Note that I also put ~5 gms into the butt end of my handle.
     
    #9
  10. SteveI

    SteveI Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    5,371
    #10
  11. hoodjem

    hoodjem G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    Messages:
    12,771
    Location:
    Bierlandt
    I just got a second 4D300.

    Dang is this a sweet racquet: excellent control, plenty of spin, and good power (depending on strings).

    Yes, it could use more weight IMO. (I do have 2 X AG300 16X18s which are heavier.) But that's what lead-tape is for.
     
    #11
  12. NicoHK

    NicoHK New User

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Messages:
    98
    Location:
    Lyon, France
    I have been playing with all the iterations of the Dunlop 300, everytime in regular version (not the tour). They all play great... with lead at 3&9 to increase the stability and in the handle to keep a balance at 32.5 cm. I did not really enjoy the AG, preferring a lot the old 300G but it has good power (with multi), great control and plow through. On my sliced one hand bach hand, it just feels wonderful. The 4D is excellent stick but a bit more beam box that the previous ones and it feels a bit stiffer. IMO, the Bio300 is far better, reminds me the old 300G. I am more a flat hitter that someone looking for spin.

    By the way guys, how would you increase the sweetspot on the 300s? Is lowering the cross tension would work well?
     
    #12
  13. neverstopplaying

    neverstopplaying Professional

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2006
    Messages:
    1,191
    Location:
    Montreal
    I played with a 300G, M-fil 300 and then the 4D-300 - liked them all. I don't remember the exact specs that I used for the 4D, but I believe that final weight was about 345gms and SW 335. I put lead in the hoop, in the throat and in the handle. Played great. If you're not used to leading, this is quite a bit of lead.
     
    #13

Share This Page