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jimbo333 03-01-2013 03:23 AM

PHOTOS of my DUNLOP MW200G Pro Stock - Which Pro's used these?
 


So here is a photo of my Dunlop MW200G Pro Stock's, so which Pro's used these? Or which Pro's were they made for?

And what are the rackets under the paintjobs?

I should have been clear originally, these 3 rackets above have all been made for 3 specific Pro's. Other Pro's used similar rackets, sometimes with the same molds and paintjobs, but with different layups and customized grips. I have a few more photos of one of them to come later.


Edit.
For those that can't be bothered to read the thread, I've now just added the answers below:-

On the left is a Safin racket, this one is new and unused (his grip size is a 4), although he used the exact racket at Queens Club in June 2001. It is Dunlop Pro Stock only, basically a copied version of the Head Prestige600, with the MuscleWeave 200G paint. Safin didn't like these, and soon went back to his actual Prestiges only with paintjobs.

The middle racket is Johansson's Dunlop Revelation TourPro95 (his grip size is a 3), paintjobbed as the MW200G. He used these when he won the Australian Open in 2002, although mine is new and unused.

On the right is Gimelstob's Dunlop ProStock mold, paintjobbed as the MW200G, the racket is very well used. It is the same mold as used by Blake, Ferreira, Pioline and Haas, only with different layups and custom grips. It is actually a very similar mold to the Head PT57A. VSBabolat pointed out that this Pro mold was then actually first used on a retail racket on the HotMelt 200G XL (then Mfil200Plus, AG300Tour and Bio300Tour)

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Automatix 03-01-2013 03:31 AM

Don't quote me on this but the one on the left looks stock to me. At least from the perspective of your pic it doesn't show any differences to my MW100G (aka MW 200G 90).
The one on the right looks like a Haas racquet.
And the one in the middle looks like Johanssons frame.

P.S.: Sorry, I didn't notice you want to know the racquets underneath.

So in the middle would be a Revelation Tour Pro 95. The grommets at the bridge are characteristic.
The Haas racquet would be the old Dunlop Pro Mold currently the old 300 Tours or so I believe.

P.S.2: I'd wait for our Elite to get answers.
vsbabolat, ericsson, drakulie

jimbo333 03-01-2013 03:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Automatix (Post 7243515)
Don't quote me on this but the one on the left looks stock to me. At least from the perspective of your pic it doesn't show any differences to my MW100G (aka MW 200G 90).
The one on the right looks like a Haas racquet.
And the one in the middle looks like Johanssons frame.

P.S.: Sorry, I didn't notice you want to know the racquets underneath.

So in the middle would be a Revelation Tour Pro 95. The grommets at the bridge are characteristic.
The Haas racquet would be the old Dunlop Pro Mold currently the old 300 Tours or so I believe.

Have a closer look:)

They are all definitely Pro stock!

You've got one of the Pro's that used them right so far.

Automatix 03-01-2013 03:48 AM

Ohhh, so you know who the frames belonged to and this is a game.
Sorry, I misunderstood.

P.S.: I'm pretty sure I got the 2 molds right + Johansson. So the one on the right is not Haas. Just a clue for others. ;)

Cheers!

jimbo333 03-01-2013 03:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Automatix (Post 7243531)
Ohhh, so you know who the frames belonged to and this is a game.
Sorry, I misunderstood.

P.S.: I'm pretty sure I got the 2 molds right + Johansson. So the one on the right is not Haas. Just a clue for others. ;)

Cheers!

Haha, yes, and you do know your stuff, this isn't easy!

Sorry no clues:)

vsbabolat 03-01-2013 04:27 AM

The one all the way to right that uses the current 300 Tour MOLD is Wayne Ferreira stick.

The one all the way to left is the copy of the Prestige Classic and is Mark Philippoussis stick.

The one in the middle is the Johansson stick of the old Revelation Tour Pro95.

db10s 03-01-2013 04:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vsbabolat (Post 7243576)
The one all the way to right that uses the current 300 Tour MOLD is Wayne Ferreira stick.

The one all the way to left is the copy of the Prestige Classic and is Mark Philippoussis stick.

The one in the middle is the Johansson stick of the old Revelation Tour Pro95.

You are a walking tennis gear encyclopedia.

NickJ 03-01-2013 04:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vsbabolat (Post 7243576)
The one all the way to right that uses the current 300 Tour MOLD is Wayne Ferreira stick.

The one all the way to left is the copy of the Prestige Classic and is Mark Philippoussis stick.

The one in the middle is the Johansson stick of the old Revelation Tour Pro95.

Wow (10 characters)

jimbo333 03-01-2013 05:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vsbabolat (Post 7243576)
The one all the way to right that uses the current 300 Tour MOLD is Wayne Ferreira stick.

The one all the way to left is the copy of the Prestige Classic and is Mark Philippoussis stick.

The one in the middle is the Johansson stick of the old Revelation Tour Pro95.

Amazing as usual:)

The rackets above are correct yes. Incidently was the first time that 300Tour mold was used by Dunlop for a retail racket, the Aerogel300Tour?

However, only 1 of the players above is correct:shock:

Lefty78 03-01-2013 06:35 AM

From L to R: Safin, Johannson, Mauresmo

thejackal 03-01-2013 06:36 AM

safin, johansson, mauresmo or haas

vsbabolat 03-01-2013 08:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lefty78 (Post 7243848)
From L to R: Safin, Johannson, Mauresmo

Mauresmo used the Revelation 200G with a 16x19 string pattern.

vsbabolat 03-01-2013 08:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbo333 (Post 7243732)
Amazing as usual:)

The rackets above are correct yes. Incidently was the first time that 300Tour mold was used by Dunlop for a retail racket, the Aerogel300Tour?

However, only 1 of the players above is correct:shock:

From left to right:
Safin, Johansson, Gimmelstob or Pioline ?

jimbo333 03-01-2013 09:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lefty78 (Post 7243848)
From L to R: Safin, Johannson, Mauresmo

Quote:

Originally Posted by thejackal (Post 7243849)
safin, johansson, mauresmo or haas

Nearer, 2 correct. The racket on the right is the same mold as Haas used, but actually used by another player. They have different customized grips.

jimbo333 03-01-2013 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vsbabolat (Post 7244122)
Mauresmo used the Revelation 200G with a 16x19 string pattern.

That's what I was about to say. My friend has one of her rackets in the above mold, but with a Head paintjob (I think flexpoint of some kind). Really odd looking when you see it up close!

jimbo333 03-01-2013 09:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbo333 (Post 7243732)
Incidently was the first time that 300Tour mold was used by Dunlop for a retail racket, the Aerogel300Tour?

Quote:

Originally Posted by vsbabolat (Post 7244168)
From left to right:
Safin, Johansson, Gimmelstob or Pioline ?

Yes, that is very close now:)

VSB, do you know the answer to the above please? I didn't know if there was an Mfil300Tour. I didn't think there was, so i thought the first time that 300Tour mold was used at retail was the Aerogel300Tour, is that correct?

vsbabolat 03-01-2013 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimbo333 (Post 7244361)
Yes, that is very close now:)

VSB, do you know the answer to the above please? I didn't know if there was an Mfil300Tour. I didn't think there was, so i thought the first time that 300Tour mold was used at retail was the Aerogel300Tour, is that correct?

The first in the USA using that MOLD that I remember is the HotMelt 200G XL. It was also used on the MFill 200 Plus. It dates back to the late 90's.

Quote:

Originally Posted by thomas martinez (Post 1449908)
It's not a 200 series frame at all. As I have said in the past, it is loosely based on a Asia-Pacific market frame called the Revelation Tour 95, big brother to the old green/black Revelation Tour 90 that Flipper used to use. As for players using a reall 200, when Todd Reid and Alicia Molik both first signed with Dunlop, they hit a real MW 200. Jean-Francios Bachelot when he went to them from Major was using a Hot MElt 200, and one or two other players who I cannot think of off the top of my head.


Automatix 03-01-2013 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vsbabolat (Post 7244424)
The first in the USA using that MOLD that I remember is the HotMelt 200G XL. It was also used on the MFill 200 Plus. It dates back to the late 90's.

VS are you sure about that?
The 200G XL was advertised as 95 square inch headsize.

My friend owned some 300 Tours and is still using the HM 200G XL. I should be able to compare these racquets side by side in May.

vsbabolat 03-01-2013 10:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Automatix (Post 7244433)
VS are you sure about that?
The 200G XL was advertised as 95 square inch headsize.

My friend owned some 300 Tours and is still using the HM 200G XL. I should be able to compare these racquets side by side in May.

Yes, I'm sure.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Racketdesign (Post 177848)
Id agree with that. I would also look at the 200g XL in terms of frame shape and string pattern

Comparing it to the frame Blake and Haas use.

jimbo333 03-01-2013 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vsbabolat (Post 7244424)
The first in the USA using that MOLD that I remember is the HotMelt 200G XL. It was also used on the MFill 200 Plus. It dates back to the late 90's.

I didn't know that, brilliant info thanks:)


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