Discussion in 'Racquets' started by stronzzi70, Aug 17, 2010.
That'll teach ya for straying.
Still using one!
I was looking at this old post and I can't believe that after a little over 2 years I'm still using this stick, and I love it as much as I did from day one!
The only difference between then and now is that I use a hybrid set-up instead of a full poly, got a little bit of tennis elbow from playing racquetball and needed to soften up the string bed on the 4D 200 Tours a bit. Still love the feel from the baseline and the net, and how arm/shoulder friendly it is (despite my elbow)!
Tried out the Bio 200 Tour for about 45 minutes but didn't like the feel, it felt way stiffer than the 4D version. Definitely gonna stock up on these!
Picked up three of these in a trade.
Wow!!! is my initial reaction. I'm really happy with my current racquet (BB Melbourne) and the 200 Tours are right in line.
My serve was the biggest thing I noticed. Kick serves were effortless and topspin on all shots was great. Slice was great as well.
Happy to have both in the stable. It wasn't quite as solid at net as the Melbourne, but it's not really an issue.
Great Racquet. Completely different racquet that the 300 Tour.
Have a couple for sale and sent you an email.
I haven't tried Lux polys but I did have some arm problems with MSV hex 1.18 (53lbs indoor in winter) and Solinco tour bite 17G (56lbs).
I switched to Wilson NXT control (58lbs) when I had my arm problems (wrist and elbow) -- found it very comfortable and a very nice string to play with -- only drawback is its fairly expensive and probably won't last long if you are a heavy spin hitter.
I have played a few thin gauge polys that I have not had arm problems with and have quite enjoyed, including the following:
Golden Set Hex Poly 18G @ 50/48
Mamba O-Power 1.18 @ 56/54
Pro's Pro Plus Power 1.18 @ 56/54
SPPP 1.18 @ 52/50
Discho Black Mamba 1.23 @ 54/52
Thanks Harry but I think I have enough for now. I have 2 that are strung and another 4 that are in the closet waiting to be strung when I wear out the other frames.
Thanks for letting me know. I just sold one and still have another if anyone wants one. email email@example.com.
I am sorry gentlemen, but as some of you may know, I am now a Head convert. Played Dunlop from age 10 to 23, and I still own 19 2/3 Dunlop frames (one cracked, one smashed after losing in a tourney in 9th grade lol), but alas they offer nothing for my new game. It's been a wonderful time, however.
Hey pv, I've seen vids of you hitting, you looked to be a pretty fit and strong guy with full strokes and the 200T didn't seem to hold you back. Care to elaborate what made you drop it and look elsewhere? What did you gain/loose after making the switch?
New member to the club. Found a few at clearance prices and couldn't pass up. As long as my elbow doesn't act up again, these are my new sticks.
Love the volleys I hit with them.
Thanks for the feedback Chemist! I guess elbow problems are more due to string than racquet because our frames are pretty flexible. I was thinking about trying nxt control so now i think i definitely will!
I do like this stick but I have always had issues with taming its power. I have tried various string set ups in the past 2 years but I want to be able to fully hit out with this stick consistently. I braved a full bed of (soft) poly at 55 recently but I feel like I cannot fully hit out as can be done with sticks such as the Aerogel 200, K90 or K88.
Can anyone recommend a string set-up (full bed or hybrid) to deal with the above? I'm even willing to try (a rather odd) poly/poly set up. WRT my game I am a flat(ish) hitting all court player with good footwork and well developed strokes.
Any thoughts/insights/epiphanies would be greatly appreciated + thanks in advance those that respond.
are your balls going long? close the racquet face slightly.
As previously posted SPPP 1.18 or the thicker versions at around 54/52 or slightly lower tension, is a reasonably soft poly option that would tame the power somewhat.
Try Dunlop synthetic S-gut 17G. I strung at 55/51 lbs. Dropped in power dramatically from 16G Klip Legend NG mains /WC SS 1.25mm crosses. Spin is actually pretty good for a sun gut.
I like the 1 hundred, some one start a 4d club. All us Dunlop need to join force to fight, to make a club bigger than the bab's:twisted:
Hey T-ennis 888,
I just tried poly at 30 lbs -- I was very pleasantly surprised -- it may be an epiphany -- if you have good footwork and solid strokes I think it is something well worth trying.
Check out the low poly tension thread -- and don't go half-way.
Haven't tried poly @ 30 yet, but I love full poly @ 36 in this stick! Very plush, lots of spin and control, but you do need a full swing. Used to string full poly in the 60s but have been playing sub40s for the past two years now and will never go back up.
Anyone know where I can get a couple of these new in a 1/2' or 5/8" grip? Would like to hace a couple of these in my bag.
Back to playing on a regular basis again and I am sorry I got rid of my stock last year. Hit with a buddies yesterday and I had forgotten what a nice frame it is.
never mind, found a site that has a couple left.
Mind sharing? I'm looking too for some L2's. thanks.
all they have is 5/8's
Got out and hit with my new 200tour yesterday. Wow... Forgot what plow this frame has. I got dialed in very quickly and played 2 practice sets, winning both of them easily. Have to be energetic and moving your feet to use this frame effectively, but absolutely love and miss the heavy shots this frame produces. Good compliment to my Melbournes. probably won't move back to it full time, the Melbournes are that good, but for singles, especially against a big hitter, this frame is awesome and is fun to use. Shoulder feels fine as well. Strung at 60# with a mulit and it was fine.
Restrung with a BB Hybrid and played a couple matches, losing both of them in closely fought sets. Just a few uncharateristic unforced errors that lost them for me. Still using my beckers as my main sticks, but using the 200 Tour more & more as I get reacquainted with her. It has quite an Addictive feel that is hard to shake.
Perfectly agree and understand the 'addictive feel' here. Strung with the BB hybrid too but with 17g at M60 /C56, the feel and control was good for around 12hrs hitting. Though its does not have that zipped power of K90, but its very easy to play with even in stock form with very satisfactory balance of power/control, and the only one that is not leaded among all the racquets I have.
No need to add lead to this bad boy.
Hello to all,
I've been playing with this racquet for a while and I'm considering switching to it form my previous prince tour diablo mid. Just happens that I only have one racquet and I'm very interested in acquiring another one or maybe two more. Is there someone willing to part ways with his (hers). Looking for grip size 4 3/8 in fairly good shape 7/10 or better.
Anyone interested please drop me a message.
Thanks in advance
I played with my 200 Tour a few years ago and I had it strung up with Dunlop S Gut; the stability was very good, loved how the crispiness of the synthetic gut string complimented the racquet, slices were zinging and I could produce heavy shots. The feel was relative good too.
Ive got one in very good shape. 3/8s. PM me here or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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