calling all Dunlop Revelation experts!

Ross K

Legend
I'd like to know if these are any good and worth investing in, or if they're pretty much worth ignoring.They are:

Dunlop Revelation tour pro 2 (18x20... 95 head size... the photo is a little dark but it looks black and red)

Dunlop Revelation tour techline MP - "with ISIS enhanced feel" (?)... (16x19... 98 head size... again photo isn't perfect - looks light blue and black, or even purple)


No details on weight though...

Anyway, any info gratefully received (especially regarding on how they play)...

Cheers Revelation connoiseurs!

Ross
 

Ross K

Legend
And here's the Dunlop Revelation tour techline MP...



Come on you Revelation experts! What's the story on these then?
 

Ross K

Legend
sunflowerhx,

Many thanks for providing me with such useful info. I confess to knowing nothing about the Dunlop Revelation series except they seem to have quite a standing.

Cheers again,

Ross
 

frekcles

Semi-Pro
Very good racquets. Solid and stable. At one point I had 4 and a Rev. Select Pro. My tennis instructor still uses hers to this day. I also sold her one.

They pop up here and in the big auction site every now and then.
 

Racketdesign

Semi-Pro
Revelation Tour Pro II

Weight 330g
Balance 320mm
Beam 24mm Dual taper

Was comicaly badged as a "superlight" spec in its day!
Came with ACS, the next generation up from ISIS.

Rev Tour MP (blue one)

Weight 312g
Balance 340
Beam 26mm Dual taper

This model came with ISIS. The origional and best shock system!

If anyone else has a 1997/98 Dunlop catalogue, its me in the center picture on page 3. ;0)
 

jorel

Hall of Fame
Revelation Tour Pro II

Weight 330g
Balance 320mm
Beam 24mm Dual taper

Was comicaly badged as a "superlight" spec in its day!
Came with ACS, the next generation up from ISIS.

Rev Tour MP (blue one)

Weight 312g
Balance 340
Beam 26mm Dual taper

This model came with ISIS. The origional and best shock system!

If anyone else has a 1997/98 Dunlop catalogue, its me in the center picture on page 3. ;0)
He is prob the most reputable guy on these boards to answer this question
 

Ross K

Legend
Thanks guys ^^^. Great info again. Fantastic stuff.

Two things though...

1. I'm wondering though if the rest of you have any knowledge regarding the second racquet above: the Revelation Tour Techline MP (that's how it's listed.) Namely is it indeed likely to be a lower grade, cheaper model as sunflowerhx says and therefore not worth buying, or is it actually a pretty good Revelation?

2. To complete my education, what are the names of some of the best Revelation models?

Thanks again Rev-heads!
 

Racketdesign

Semi-Pro
It wasnt designed as a second rate frame, it was simly an earlier model and was effecively replaced by newer models over time. With the lighter weight and ISIS system, it was perhaps aimed more at the recreational player than some of the other Tour models.

Best rev of all - select pro or the very underated DP
 

Ross K

Legend
Cheers Racketdesign for answering my query... BTW though, what do the initials 'DP' stand for?

Anyone else got suggestions on what are the best Revelations?
 

ilian

Semi-Pro
Revelation Tour Pro II

Weight 330g
Balance 320mm
Beam 24mm Dual taper

Was comicaly badged as a "superlight" spec in its day!
Came with ACS, the next generation up from ISIS.

Rev Tour MP (blue one)

Weight 312g
Balance 340
Beam 26mm Dual taper

This model came with ISIS. The origional and best shock system!

If anyone else has a 1997/98 Dunlop catalogue, its me in the center picture on page 3. ;0)
Do you know why the regular size Dunlop Revelation Tour Pro has stiffness of 64 while the extended version of the same racquet has stiffness of only 50? Didn't they come off the same mould? What was the difference in the making that changed the stiffness so much? I just bought a Rev. Tour Pro, thinking that is was going to be very flexible, but then found out that it was much stiffer than the extended version, which specs I knew beforehand... Thanks in advance!
 

ilian

Semi-Pro
I am guessing he doesn't know or just has no time to respond... Does anyone else have any idea why the huge difference in stiffness?
 

rev200g

Rookie
Hi Ross,

I have not had an opportunity to try any of the Relevations prior to my Revelation 200g which I have had since 1997 but I did tryout the Muscle Weave 200g, Mfil 200 and Aerogel 200.

Keeping in mind, that my strokes are long and fast and I play a baseline counter attack type of game against usually heavy hitters with lots of topspin here are my preferences from 1st to last:

1.Revelation 200g
2.Mfil 200g
3.Muscle Weave/Aerogel 200 (tied)

I concluded that I prefer more solid feeling racquets which are very stable and have strong plowthrough. The Mfil had a similar feel to the Rev but it was too head heavy and was less agile. The MW200g and Aerogel 200 felt very similar with great feel and touch but just too flexy for me. Cheers! :)
 

BlueB

Legend
Revelation Tour Pro II
Weight 330g
Balance 320mm
Beam 24mm Dual taper
Super info by RD, as usual!

I assume that's a strung spec? Nothing wrong with that. It's a 95 head and 16x19, pretty "modern" actually :)
Also, you probably can lighten it up a bit, if wanted, just by replacing the grip with a lighter one. No idea about the swing weight though...
 

scotus

G.O.A.T.
I am guessing he doesn't know or just has no time to respond... Does anyone else have any idea why the huge difference in stiffness?
Same mold but different layup and amount of material is my guess.

Even with the same layup, the extended length will make the racquet several points flexier. The Tour Pro Superlong is rated anywhere between 50 to 57 RA depending on sources.
 

BURN-E

New User
I played the dunlop revelation lite 0.50 as a child. Was always wondering what would be it's present-day equivalent but around 215-320 gram

Probably a silly question..


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movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
I used the Revelation Tour Pro (16x19 95 sq in) for many years and did a lot of experiments on it. It was very low-powered in stock form and I did a lot of experiments with silicone, lead tape and nails.

The racquet was somewhere around 66 flex - it wasn't harsh but it wasn't buttery either. It's definitely a control frame. I was really annoyed that they changed the PJ from matte to glossy as I ordered a third frame online and it came in glossy while my first two were in matte. They played exactly the same though. It's a good all-around frame if you can generate your own power and willing to do some customization. I wouldn't go out of my way to pick them up as there are a huge number of options for frames today. Those old frames came with something that you don't see these days - a really nice thermal bag (fits one frame).




 

elkabras

Rookie
Weight and specs are not on the frame, just some graphics of control and ISIS shock system....its 95sq inch headsize and mines are 360gr strung ready to play

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movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Weight and specs are not on the frame, just some graphics of control and ISIS shock system....its 95sq inch headsize and mines are 360gr strung ready to play

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Do yours look like the ones in the pictures that I posted?
 

elkabras

Rookie
Exactly like the third picture...mate....I have got two...and I've got a select pro that have a better feel too, constant beam and 16-20 string pattern, weight about the same

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movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Exactly like the third picture...mate....I have got two...and I've got a select pro that have a better feel too, constant beam and 16-20 string pattern, weight about the same

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Okay. I guess that they didn't print them in some versions then.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
I got rid of mine many years ago. I started using more modern stuff around 2006. These are actually fine as a platform frame. I think that the stiffness was about 66 so it wasn't that soft but it didn't feel harsh either. If Murray and Djokovic can play the modern game with flex in the mid-50s, then this should be usable with some customization. The graphics and beam remind me of one of the old Prestiges and maybe that was the target market.
 

elkabras

Rookie
Solid, quite powerful but control also...muted feel in the revelation tour pro...is like a intelligence prestige mp but in Dunlop acuracy....I prefeer Select pro....I like the feel better...this are the Wilson 6.1 classic of Dunlop...some pros used this frame and Muscle Weave 200G

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topspn

Legend
Revelation Tour Pro II

Weight 330g
Balance 320mm
Beam 24mm Dual taper

Was comicaly badged as a "superlight" spec in its day!
Came with ACS, the next generation up from ISIS.

Rev Tour MP (blue one)

Weight 312g
Balance 340
Beam 26mm Dual taper

This model came with ISIS. The origional and best shock system!

If anyone else has a 1997/98 Dunlop catalogue, its me in the center picture on page 3. ;0)
You still remember the specs on this one Dunlop Mid Profile Revelation 8.2 95? Any insight or comments Paul? Just picked one up new old stock
 

Racketdesign

Semi-Pro
Those were the days! Looks like an 80's nightclub on a racket.

I can remember the cosmetic colours but no idea about the specs. Sorry. My guess is 1989 or 1990
 

topspn

Legend
Those were the days! Looks like an 80's nightclub on a racket.

I can remember the cosmetic colours but no idea about the specs. Sorry. My guess is 1989 or 1990
lol..80’s nightclub. I hope it plays well and would be fun to hit with once in a while.
 
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