Dunlop Aerogel 200 v. Hotmelt 200g (black and yellow).

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  1. bluetrain4

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    Can anyone compare the two frames?

    The specs are very similar. But, specs often don't tell the whole story.
     
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    IMO, to play with, the HM was log while the AG is a breeze.
     
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  4. SinjinCooper

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    Hotmelt was an awesome frame. Whole Aerogel lineup was junk.
     
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  5. mavsman149

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    I remember liking both of them but it's been so long since I've hit either that I can't truly accurately describe them. I like the Muscle Weave even better than both if you can find it!
     
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  6. basil J

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    HM played a lot stiffer than the prior Muscle weave version. I used it for a year and went back to the MW mostly because I felt that the MW had more touch and was softer on my arm. The Aerogel was a nice frame but also played stiffer than the MW and in the end actually gave me my one and only case of tennis elbow I ever had in 20 years of tennis. Between the two, I'd go with the HM.
     
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  7. Tommy Haas

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    Yeah, HM was a little stiffer and lighter than the MW. The MW was more comfortable to play with, but the HM was easier. The HM was a flat hitters dream. I used to be able to hit 120 serves with it and flat put aways were effortless. It was just a hard racquet to get any spin with. Easy for flat serves and flat forehands, spin wise the MW was better at.
     
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  8. BorgCash

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    Did you try HM300? Is it also more flat hitting racquet? Sorry that the question is not to this thread.
     
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  9. Crocodile

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    My recollection is that the Aerogel and 4D frames were more comfortable to use than the hot melt 200g. The Hot Melt also had a sticky paint finish and its probably under powered compared to the later 4D frames.
     
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  10. bigserving

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    The HM felt clunky and did not seem to do anything particularly well to me.

    I am still loving the last of my AG 200 frames. Much more playable all around. More spin and more power than the Muscleweave but nothing beats that MW plushness.
     
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  11. RetroSpin

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    The aerogel 4D200 Tour is a really nice frame. The paint is very pretty and this stick will hit a big heavy ball in the right hands. Big server as well. Similar to Prestige Pros.
     
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  12. EdMcMush

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    just from me being on these threads for quite a bit, its a shame to see how far dunlop has fallen
     
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