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thefan 10-07-2012 06:51 PM

Dunlop Bio 200 Lite vs. Bio 300
 
Hi -

For those who have tried both racquets, can someone give me a brief overview of the difference in playability and their overall experience?
Particularly - which one was more flexible and which one had a bigger feeling sweet spot?

Thanks

Veninga 10-07-2012 10:12 PM

200 lite has more flex and less power (lowest power i have experienced)

300 has bigger sweetspot and more power (althought still pretty low)

robbo1970 10-08-2012 03:54 AM

Tricky to compare the two I would say.

Different size heads, different weight, different balance and different flex.

It depends on your preference.

I use the Bio 300 and its a lovely racket. Just enough head size to maintain good control (I find I lose control with larger heads). Nice manouvrable weight with a balance that suits the weight perfectly for me.

thefan 10-08-2012 04:11 PM

^hey thanks for the input

I'm actually quite surprised these racquets are not more popular or talked about more often because spec-wise they seem to be on the middle/light side which makes it a great platform for customization, if not used in stock form...

robbo1970 10-09-2012 12:44 AM

^^

Dunlop's seem to be quite well respected on here, but there is a wide range to choose from so the praise is generally spread over a few models.

The 200 range is very popular with those liking a heaving stick and the 500 with those liking a lighter more power orientated racket.

I am somewhere in the middle and find the 300 in stock form to suit me just right. The 98sq head size is just right to have that control feel without being too small, the weight and balance is nice and manouvrable and the power level is such that I can take a firm hit at the ball and maintain enough control to not send it flying into the back fence.

With the range that Dunlop has, there really is something that would suit most players.

cknobman 10-09-2012 07:23 AM

I prefer the more head light weight distribution and higher static weight of the 200 lite.

This layup seems to give me more control over my shots vs the 300.

The 300 tour would be perfect if not for the dang 18x20 string pattern.

robbo1970 10-09-2012 08:12 AM

What about trying the Bio Max200G?

Just a thought.

cknobman 10-09-2012 09:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robbo1970 (Post 6944061)
What about trying the Bio Max200G?

Just a thought.

Yes this racquet looks like a good compressed between a 200lite and a 300, maybe I will ask my wife to get me one for Christmas.

thefan 10-09-2012 11:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cknobman (Post 6944234)
Yes this racquet looks like a good compressed between a 200lite and a 300, maybe I will ask my wife to get me one for Christmas.

I hear the Max200 is on the stiffer side

mrc 11-08-2012 08:38 AM

Donnay X-Dual Gold 99
 
Have you tried this one? Its about 11.5 ounce strung and plays awesome. Classic Feel but great sweet spot with 18MM beam...
Add all of the technology from Donnay and the arm friendly solid racquet..

Veninga 11-08-2012 09:28 AM

200lite. Really flexy and def no power. only when you have well developed strokes (and hit them all the time).

300. A bit more power (but still not much) and less flexx.

max 200. More than enough power, more than enough control and really nice flexy feel.

300t. more power than 200lite, as much control, but a bit more firm. small sweetspot and only if you well developed strokes.

I would say try the 200+. More weight, bigger sweatspot, more power and still loads of control.

acura9927 11-08-2012 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrc (Post 7002526)
Have you tried this one? Its about 11.5 ounce strung and plays awesome. Classic Feel but great sweet spot with 18MM beam...
Add all of the technology from Donnay and the arm friendly solid racquet..

Donnay never go on sale, I would buy one for under 100 if its possible.

db10s 11-08-2012 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robbo1970 (Post 6941987)
Tricky to compare the two I would say.

Different size heads, different weight, different balance and different flex.

It depends on your preference.

I use the Bio 300 and its a lovely racket. Just enough head size to maintain good control (I find I lose control with larger heads). Nice manouvrable weight with a balance that suits the weight perfectly for me.

THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^


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