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Old 12-22-2012, 05:05 PM   #25
Pneumated1
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Originally Posted by tom4ny View Post
my hitting partner says that I hit a better ball with the F3.0 Tour and seem to play better. I am not yet dialed in on serve but am circling back around on this frame. I usually take a few months before I switch to a new frame so this is not unusual for me. I am think though that ball quality is winning is more important than feel.
I demoed the frame this week, and I believe that this is the best 300 Tour that I've hit. I covered the bumper with head tape and ran 1/8" wide lead, 6" long, from the end of the bumper, down just past 3/9. I could feel just a hint of flex in the frame with the added weight. The "feel" is stiff, yet it seems to be a very arm friendly frame, almost as if the construction and geometry of the frame create the stiffness, not the layup.

I'm a big fan of very flexible frames, so this one responds a tad too stiff for me to consider. It's very crisp, controlled, with improved pop. I actually got a lot more rpm's and bite on the ball with the F 3.0 Tour than I did with the M 3.0. The latter frame I think Dunlop has done a disservice to by consistently making it stiffer. Keep the new geometry, just soften it, if possible.
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