Time to change from Dunlop 400G

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by tvr, May 20, 2005.

  1. tvr

    tvr Guest

    I am relatively new to the site. Play with the 400g strung with NXT 16 guage at 61 lbs. Have a decent all court game, but lack a little power in the base line game. Would someone be able to recommend some alternatives or at the least is this the right racquet for me?

    Thanks,

    TVR
     
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  2. Prince_of_Tennis

    Prince_of_Tennis Semi-Pro

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    Where do you think you are right now as a player? I would recommend on working on the strokes. Just hit hit hit once the timing comes power will come. I have no idea what the specs are for the 400g, could you please let me know.
     
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  3. tvr

    tvr Guest

    Head size: 100 sq. in.
    Length: 27.38 in.
    Weight (strung): 10.80 oz.
    Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 63
    Balance: 12.60 in. head light
    Cross section: 24 mm straight beam
    Swing weight: 282 kg/sq. cm
    String pattern: 16 x 19
    Grip: Hydramax

    By the way, 4.0 rated USTA

    TVR
     
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  4. Steve H.

    Steve H. Semi-Pro

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    That is very low swingweight, probably too low for a 4.0 -- maybe first thing you could try is adding some lead tape to the hoop at 3 and 9, this would give you some more power.
     
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  5. SteveI

    SteveI Legend

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    400G Mods!!!

    Hello All,

    I have been spending some time with the 400G this winter season and spring. After reading the posted feedback on this frame....

    This is what I have done to mine.

    I took a 400G with a 4 3/8 grip (I use a 4 1/2 or 4 5/8) and installed a build-up sleeve and then counter-balanced the added weight of the build-up material with lead tape a 3 and 9. Added one overgrip. The frame(s) are now about 11.6 to 11.7 ozs and the swingweight seems to be about the same.. 300 as the unmodified 400G. The frame is about 1 oz more and the sweetspot is now much larger. Overall the frame is very stable and has nice feel and great comfort. You can produce outstanding spin with this frame.. off the ground and serving. The added weight helps produce a much heavier ball from the baseline. You might also guess that the frame volleys like a dream as some of the feedback stated. I hope this info helped. BTW.. I play an all-court game. Eastern grips (One Handed BH) and about 4+ rated.

    Regards,
    Steve
     
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