Dunlop AG 4D300 Tour vs.AG 200

BigT

Professional
would you say that the 300 tour is just a lighter version of the AG 200, with a bit larger head? or are there other differences?
 

LeeD

Bionic Poster
I've only briefly hit with 4D300, normally play with Mfil 200...
4D seems stiffer in the head and lighter in weight, but with maybe almost the same headweight.
Didn't find the actual diff worth the upgrade, because string and tension is almost that much diff.
However, the slightly bigger head SEEMS to volley better, with less mishits, but maybe it's really just mental.
My hit was at the end of the day, so 300 was easier to swing fast, but also much easier to swing with the wrong motion. If I maintain correct technique, the heavier racket was just as powerful when I'm too tired to concentrate.
 

fantom

Hall of Fame
These are the 2 racquets that I recently purchased for some playtesting. I like the 4D300T better because it's a little lighter and better for customization.

They are totally different molds, though, so they feel different.

Both great sticks!
 

chris_ah1

Rookie
IMO 4D200 with a leather grip or some lead in the handle would be perfect. The head stiffness will really respond well to the general high flex of the frame with added weight.
 

Fed Kennedy

Legend
Having demoed both I much preferred the ag200.
The 300t was nice, very precise serving racquet, easy to be consistent, easy to bend the ball on second serves. Brilliant on volleys. However, I thought it lacked put away power. My hitting partner hits flat drives off anything that sits up at all in the court and he had me on the run.
The 200 had more useful power, more stabiltity and my shots went through the court quicker. It also made a very pleasing solid POP sound that inspired confidence.
Both racquets were the best 18x20 I've ever used for hitting topspin, slight edge to the 300t there but when flattening out the 200 was miles ahead.
Putting on lead makes me ocd and the 200 was plenty comfortable.
I purchased the 200.
 

Shangri La

Hall of Fame
Can anyone comment on the sweetspot size and location of the 300T? I heard some saying the sweetspot is a bit low in the string bed and that kinda concerns me. Thanks.
 

fantom

Hall of Fame
Can anyone comment on the sweetspot size and location of the 300T? I heard some saying the sweetspot is a bit low in the string bed and that kinda concerns me. Thanks.
That may have been me who said that. It only took a few grams of lead @ 12:00 (2-4) to move the sweetspot up a bit. I tend to hit high in the stringbed.

Recently I added a TW leather grip, and the sweetspot moved back down. I had to add a little more lead to compensate. This racquet is perfect for customization.
 

Ljubicic for number1

Hall of Fame
That may have been me who said that. It only took a few grams of lead @ 12:00 (2-4) to move the sweetspot up a bit. I tend to hit high in the stringbed.

Recently I added a TW leather grip, and the sweetspot moved back down. I had to add a little more lead to compensate. This racquet is perfect for customization.

How are you finding the spin and power of the tour? Does the 18x20 have significantly less spin than 16x19 300?
 

fantom

Hall of Fame
How are you finding the spin and power of the tour? Does the 18x20 have significantly less spin than 16x19 300?
I've never hit w/ the 16x19 300. I don't really see any difference in spin compared to my normal racquet (LM Radical Tour). The spacing throughout the stringbed is greater on the 4d300T than the LMRT, though, even though they are both 18x20.
 

dgoldman

New User
I really love the AG200 but I feel it's just not powerful enough. Any chance either of the 300s are more powerful? I am gong to demo both to try out but considering I just bought 3 200s I'd be hard pressed to get anymore. Im just having some depth issues if the ball isn't in my wheel house.
 

Matty G

Professional
I really love the AG200 but I feel it's just not powerful enough. Any chance either of the 300s are more powerful? I am gong to demo both to try out but considering I just bought 3 200s I'd be hard pressed to get anymore. Im just having some depth issues if the ball isn't in my wheel house.
What strings an tension are you using. The most powerful string i have tried in my 200s is Topspin Cyber Blue/Power. I don't use hybrids or multis only full poly so maybe try a multi at mid tension or spoil yourself and get some Nat. Gut

PS - I am finding my current set-up very nice full ALU at 59 . You coulg try Nat. Gut mains with ALU crosses. Will make the 200 a beast!
 

dgoldman

New User
Ive got one at 57lbs with x1 biphase 18g, one at 57lbs with pro hurricane 18g and one at 55 lbs with wilson sensation 17g.
 

dgoldman

New User
Ok Ill give that a go. I have some nat. gut on hand and alu power coming in the mail. I also think I am probably opening my shoulders a bit early when rushed and the swing turns a bit more push than intended.

Thanks for the advice
 

Matty G

Professional
Ok Ill give that a go. I have some nat. gut on hand and alu power coming in the mail. I also think I am probably opening my shoulders a bit early when rushed and the swing turns a bit more push than intended.

Thanks for the advice
You will love the hybrid . I would love to try it but i know I will not get more than a few days out of it:(
Tell me how it plays
 
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