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stronzzi70 08-17-2010 04:35 PM

***Dunlop 4D 200 Tour*** Club!!
 
Big fan here
I have two 4D 200 Tour, I think after a long time playing with Prestige, Volkl, Wilson BLX and others good racquet like Head Microgel Pro Stock 231.2 , this 4d 200 tour is my stick.

roundiesee 08-17-2010 05:44 PM

This is a very good stick indeed, but this club could be an offshoot of the "heavy racket club" :) Has anyone tried other heavy-weights and do a comparison?

Keifers 08-17-2010 10:49 PM

I'm a Big fan, too.

Spent a lot of last year playing with the 1 stripe POG OS -- a wonderful stick. Mine weighed around 364-366 grams (12.8-12.9 ozs).

Decided I'd like a 95" equivalent -- and the 200 Tour is that and more. The top of the heap among player's frames, imo.

LeeD 08-18-2010 09:23 AM

My Mfil 200 says "TOUR SPECIFICATIONS" on the head.
My Aero 200 says "TOUR SPECIFICATIONS" on the head.
Does that qualify them as "Tour"?

stronzzi70 08-18-2010 09:32 AM

I was playing last year with Wilson K 88, This is a heavy stick.
This 4d 200 Tour isnīt too heavy IMO.

Keifers 08-18-2010 10:32 AM

I agree. Mine weigh 352 grams (12.4 ozs) strung, rubberband dampener. I don't miss the extra weight of my POGs.

AV1 08-18-2010 04:26 PM

I may soon be a member of this club... Once I get my hands on a pre-owned one in 4 1/4.

roundiesee 08-18-2010 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LeeD (Post 4961435)
My Mfil 200 says "TOUR SPECIFICATIONS" on the head.
My Aero 200 says "TOUR SPECIFICATIONS" on the head.
Does that qualify them as "Tour"?

I think the OP was referring to a "particular" model called the "Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200 Tour", which is different from the "Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200"; of course both of these may be considered "tour specifications"-type of rackets as they are mostly heavy, head-light and thin-beamed. The term "tour specifications" is however rather ambiguous; I think it is more marketing "speak" than really meaning anything at all (since there are equally many "light" rackets used on the tour, such as those used by Roddick, Henin, etc)

T1000 08-19-2010 06:35 PM

Awesome stick, currently have three of them and love them. Anyone know if Dunlop is releasing an upgrade to this frame in their new line?

Keifers 08-19-2010 10:57 PM

Let's list the string jobs we've had in our 200 Tours.


For me:

1. VS Team 17/Gosen Micro 17 @ 56
2. VS Team 17/Bab Conquest 17 @ 56
3. Black Magic 1.23/Gamma Professional 1.22 @ 49
4. Black Magic 1.23/Isospeed Professional Classic 1.20 @ 49/51
5. Spin X 1.23/Isospeed Professional Classic 1.20 @ 49/51


I've enjoyed all of them. If I had to pick a fave, it would be the Black Magic 1.23/Isospeed Professional Classic 1.20. Close second would be Spin X 1.23/Isospeed Professional Classic 1.20 (tons of bite and pop, but a little raw compared with the smoother-feeling BM/IPC hybrid).

Keifers 08-19-2010 11:05 PM

I see that TW lists the 200 Tour as one of their Best Sellers.

So much for 12.3oz / 349g being too heavy! :)

T1000 08-20-2010 01:02 PM

Genesis Spin X 17g red 23/21 kgs
Genesis Spin X 17g red 56 lbs
Genesis Spin X 17g red 35 lbs

Dunlop Power Poly 17g 23/21 kgs
Dunlop Power Poly 17g 56 lbs

Dunlop Power Poly 17g/Genesis Spin X 17g red 23/21 kgs
Genesis Spin X 17g red/Dunlop Power Poly 17g 23/21 kgs

Genesis Typhoon 16L silver 23/21 kgs
Wilson/Luxilon test string 50 lbs

I didn't really like spin x at all in my frames, just didn't feel right. Power poly was good at 56 lbs but not at the other tension. I hated both hybrids. Typhoon was awesome, my favorite string in the racquet, gonna string them up tonight in them. The luxilon string was awesome, i would switch to it if it is around typhoon's price range but it hasn't been released yet.

stronzzi70 08-20-2010 04:23 PM

My 4d 200 tour has right now Head Sonic Pro 17 at 58 pounds, but I felt a little stiff.
Before that, I strung with same Head Sonic pro at 55 pounds , but was a little powerfull.
Still looking for the best strings and best tension.

klementine79 08-21-2010 06:26 AM

As I usually do when playing a friend/opponent, at the end of the match I ask if they would like to switch racquets just for some rallying.

Less than a month ago, I had the pleasure of hitting with this frame. The swingweight felt less than TW states and it felt stiffer as well (could've been the hybrid job).

Very nice frame all around on groundstrokes (unfortunately did not serve with it).. moved fairly quickly off both wings and did not hamper my swing. Very nice feedback off the string-bed as well.

I might have to call that guy to hit/play again this month. A little difficult to get a hold of any demo I want out here in Greece.

Peace-out 200tour Club... keep hitting.

kevoT 08-21-2010 08:10 AM

why are my post always disappearing?! well, I have a few dunlop 4d 200's at my club and I am going to buy one as soon as I have the money saved up.
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tenniscool 08-21-2010 08:42 AM

demoed this stick before and it's great on every area! Doesn't even feel heavy at all! Nice spin on serve and great for groundies

The Dampener 08-21-2010 09:47 AM

Keifers, how significant is the heavier weight when going from the 100 to the 200T? Is it prominent? Noticeable? Negligible?

I'm curious about the frame, but I suspect you're a younger, stronger hitter than me.

bee 08-21-2010 01:00 PM

It's pretty heavy, and, to me, it didn't feel very lively at all. So, club would be a pretty good description.

My favs are Head PT630's (older racquet), and this Dunlop feels somewhat heavier and with more of a dead feel. Perhaps some people like that.

I will try it again before putting it up for sale.

Parker512 08-21-2010 01:21 PM

I applied for a dunlop sponsorship like a month ago and still have'nt emailed me back anyone else know how long it usually takes to get a response.

Keifers 08-21-2010 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Dampener (Post 4973369)
Keifers, how significant is the heavier weight when going from the 100 to the 200T? Is it prominent? Noticeable? Negligible?

I'm curious about the frame, but I suspect you're a younger, stronger hitter than me.

I can't really give you a direct comparison, Damp. I went from the AG100 (336g/11.85oz) to the KPS88 (~370/13) to the 1 stripe POG OS (364/12.8 ) to the 200 Tour (352/12.4).

I'm really a heavier-stick player -- even now, while I'm enjoying the PK BA93 (337/11.9) so much for its precision and crisp feel, I immediately notice the benefits when I break out one of my heavyweights. There's more oomph and authority in every shot.


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