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paoloraz 10-15-2012 03:28 PM

Dunlop Max 300i PRO
 
I recently bought a mint Dunlop max 300i pro...this is the first version of the 300i (graphite injection). I was aware of the existence of her sister max 200g pro graphite injection...Not aware that also the 300i was sold in this "pro" version!!

Below some pictures of this "discovery" I want to share with the other lovers of the Dunlop IMF frames! :-)


paoloraz 10-15-2012 03:36 PM

Other pics...



The various 300i versions...



The two close cousins: 200g pro and 300i pro...


zapvor 10-15-2012 09:17 PM

very cool! have you hit with them yet?

BlueB 10-15-2012 11:33 PM

Is 300 larger head then 200?

jorel 10-16-2012 06:27 AM

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Originally Posted by BlueB (Post 6958280)
Is 300 larger head then 200?

pretty sure its the same mold just the 300 is stiffer

jorel 10-16-2012 06:28 AM

i belive there is also a 400 that is the same mold and even stiffer

i myself just aquired the 800... which is a midplus head size

floydcouncil 10-16-2012 06:46 AM

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Originally Posted by jorel (Post 6958599)
i belive there is also a 400 that is the same mold and even stiffer

i myself just aquired the 800... which is a midplus head size

400i was a totally different racquet.

vsbabolat 10-16-2012 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jorel (Post 6958599)
i belive there is also a 400 that is the same mold and even stiffer

i myself just aquired the 800... which is a midplus head size

The Max400i is a different mold and more open string pattern.

paoloraz 10-16-2012 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by zapvor (Post 6958174)
very cool! have you hit with them yet?

With the 300i? Yes, many times...it is stiffer 200g basically (same molto with Noril in addition to Graphite and Nylon...or Noril in place of Nylon...I don't remember by now!!)...little less soft "feeling", less comunicative but more "modern" in the way it plays. The PRO version has no meaningful difference with the standard 300i I guess...

paoloraz 10-16-2012 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by vsbabolat (Post 6958705)
The Max400i is a different mold and more open string pattern.

I have planned to play this eve with the 400i and 300i, just to have feedbacks about their differences on court!

Btw VsBabolat, since you are the maximum expert of these IMF frames, did you have previuos knowledge about this 300i PRO version?? When I found it, it was a total surprise!! :-)

robbo1970 10-16-2012 08:30 AM

Nice acquisition. That looks perfect.

zapvor 10-16-2012 07:32 PM

the TT community should start a TT demo program

TMR 10-17-2012 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by zapvor (Post 6960022)
the TT community should start a TT demo program

I agree with this. I have often thought about how to do this, but the logistics are too daunting.

max 10-17-2012 09:33 AM

I have seen one of these years back. .. was using the 200g at the time. It would be neat to hear how you like it. How much did it cost? Are they considered more "rare" than the 200g?

TMR 10-17-2012 10:15 AM

The Max 300i PRO is rare. I had never even heard of one until now.
The regular Max 300i is not so rare.

retrowagen 10-17-2012 11:36 AM

The 300i came out in 1986; same mould as the 200g, but with Noryl GTX in the layup to make it a little bit stiffer than the 200g.

I've never seen a 300i Pro myself - I wonder if it was for a particular regional market.

Nice racquet! Enjoy it!!

paoloraz 10-17-2012 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by retrowagen (Post 6961124)
The 300i came out in 1986; same mould as the 200g, but with Noryl GTX in the layup to make it a little bit stiffer than the 200g.

I've never seen a 300i Pro myself - I wonder if it was for a particular regional market.

Nice racquet! Enjoy it!!

Maybe... but also the 200g pro "graphite injection" is rather rare and it came out in the same period... I think that Dunlop put in the (European only?) market small lots of these 200g and 300i pros. Since the 200g was much more popular than the 300i, probably there were more 200g pro around than 300i pro...
In the end, it is just a matter of cosmetics...standard and pro frames are the same.
In Italy, where i bought this 300i pro, at that time the shops sold "standard" 300i for the most part.
The guy who sold me this one had no idea of the racquet neither of its history, it was of his father and was used only once.

paoloraz 10-17-2012 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by max (Post 6960921)
I have seen one of these years back. .. was using the 200g at the time. It would be neat to hear how you like it. How much did it cost? Are they considered more "rare" than the 200g?

Although the guy who sold me this racquet had no idea of tennis racquets (in general) it was not that cheap...since it is new (used only once) I paid it 80 + ss...

I'm not going to play with it...first the gripsize is very small (L2), second I have some more "lived" 300i to occasionally play with. :-)

300is play great as any Dunlop IMF frame. It is a stiffer 200g basically. Very precise, the tight string pattern (18x20 in 85sqi) gives you tons of control and the dynamic stiffness reasonable power if you prepare early. It is not an easy racquet for today play, however... the 400i, 500i and 800i have more modern felling (and open string pattern which helps a lot...its incredible the ball speed you can generate with a 400i for example...bombs!! Never produced a heavier flat service in my life, with any today racquet...)

vsbabolat 10-18-2012 07:08 AM

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Originally Posted by paoloraz (Post 6958797)
I have planned to play this eve with the 400i and 300i, just to have feedbacks about their differences on court!

Btw VsBabolat, since you are the maximum expert of these IMF frames, did you have previuos knowledge about this 300i PRO version?? When I found it, it was a total surprise!! :-)

Thats the first 300i with Pro written on it I have seen. I don't think there is any difference. I tend to think they Pro on it just for a particular market.

max 10-18-2012 11:21 AM

As an old Dunlop Max 200 G fan, I'd get a kick if I could find one of these. My big problem with the original 200G was getting enough power on the serve, but tremendous control racquet; really made me aggressive and made me get to the net.


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