Dunlop cx200 16x19 users

MasterZeb

Hall of Fame
Use the tour. Adore it. Trying my absolute best to try and find a setup that I and my arm like cause I don’t wanna switch to anything else.
 

mental midget

Hall of Fame
first match report: could not be happier with this racket. swings fast, stiff but plenty of touch and lots of spin. volleys were excellent. solid on returns whether hitting through them or blocking/slicing it back. what's great is that it doesn't do anything special necessarily, but does just what you want. not a ton of power but i have long fast strokes and it was there if i wanted it. and really excellent feel on slices which i love. just a perfect all-court racket. i might toy with adding some weight somewhere but honestly i'm not sure i need it.

imo dunlop does an incredible job of rackets that just let you play your game. i've gone from the 200 revelation years ago, to the ag100, to the previous cx200, and this is a perfect evolution. just a touch more power than the last one maybe but very similar.

strung at 47 with alu rough btw. would heartily endorse this racket for anyone who can generate their own power and is looking for a solid, responsive, versatile frame.
 
imo dunlop does an incredible job of rackets that just let you play your game. i've gone from the 200 revelation years ago, to the ag100, to the previous cx200, and this is a perfect evolution. just a touch more power than the last one maybe but very similar.
I haven’t played with the new ones - are they somehow better from black ones?
 

mental midget

Hall of Fame
I haven’t played with the new ones - are they somehow better from black ones?
don't know, but can't imagine there's a huge difference. i was using the revo cx2.0 18x20 prior to this and they're pretty similar. this feels maybe just a touch more solid, and i do notice the extra spin from the more open pattern. i just really love these dunlop 95s in general, so great to just whip around and fantastic touch.
 
I’m currently hitting with the OS…Does that count?

Haven’t even tried the vanilla 200 yet. LS was underpowered but maybe the weight fixes that in the regular version. Still thinking about finding a good non-OS. Extreme Tour was pretty good. Just picked up a Prestige S as it’s their only 16m version in my swingweight range. Also looking at 360 Speed MP (not 360+). Anyone have comparisons of any of these to the cx 200?

Hadn’t realized til now the cx 200 is sub-320 sw which is what I’m after. Anyone confirm TW’s listed sw of 317 on their red cx 200?

The new dunlop cx paint is the best looking I’ve seen on any racquet, hands down. Reminds me a lot of the red paint you see on Mazda CX’s which is coincidental, haha.
 

mental midget

Hall of Fame
I’m currently hitting with the OS…Does that count?

Haven’t even tried the vanilla 200 yet. LS was underpowered but maybe the weight fixes that in the regular version. Still thinking about finding a good non-OS. Extreme Tour was pretty good. Just picked up a Prestige S as it’s their only 16m version in my swingweight range. Also looking at 360 Speed MP (not 360+). Anyone have comparisons of any of these to the cx 200?

Hadn’t realized til now the cx 200 is sub-320 sw which is what I’m after. Anyone confirm TW’s listed sw of 317 on their red cx 200?

The new dunlop cx paint is the best looking I’ve seen on any racquet, hands down. Reminds me a lot of the red paint you see on Mazda CX’s which is coincidental, haha.
i've hit with the 360 speed MP. it's a nice racket, i'd say 'heftier' than the CX but not heavy by any means. i also hit with the radical pro which i liked even more. But i've found that my game at least is best suited to very light and headlight rackets that are stiff, but that i string relatively low. really depends on your strokes. a player with more compact strokes would probably be better off with one of those heads, no question they're great frames too.
 

NickJ

Professional
I have one of the official Dunlop Demo ones that I bought off Jonas (TennisNerd). He added some lead at 3, 9 & 12, and other than changing the grip I've left it at that, and it's lovely!


 

mental midget

Hall of Fame
I have one of the official Dunlop Demo ones that I bought off Jonas (TennisNerd). He added some lead at 3, 9 & 12, and other than changing the grip I've left it at that, and it's lovely!


that's a significant amount of lead. any added weight in the handle apart from leather grip? that must alter the feel quite a bit but i'm sure it's great.
 

NickJ

Professional
that's a significant amount of lead. any added weight in the handle apart from leather grip? that must alter the feel quite a bit but i'm sure it's great.
To be honest I haven't checked what else is in the handle. I'll have a look later! Some time ago I used to use the MuscleWeave 200 and then moved to the Slazenger Pro Braided, both designed by our good friend Paul Angell!
This CX is very nice but not enough to tear me away from my DR98 . . . .
 

Hulger

Rookie
Had a session with my cx tour 18 with stock leather and 2 ogs.
What a beatifully playing stick with loose rpm blast 1.25.
I had 3 g of racket saver tape cut and strategically sticked to inner hoop - most weight 12 oclock.

Pretty similar than blade v7 18, but more uniform bigger sweetspot and this provides better depth control. Slightly less power from the middle. Launch angle and spin pretty much the same. Directional accuracy is unbelievable on both.

Going to get srixon cx 200 Ls this week. Let’s see how it compares.
 
Hey guys - I think I will be joining you all soon. I have a 200 Tour 95 (18x20) that feels a little board-y and maybe it might be too committed for match play, but I just demoed the cx200 98 and I am smitten :)
 
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SlvrDragon50

Semi-Pro
that's a significant amount of lead. any added weight in the handle apart from leather grip? that must alter the feel quite a bit but i'm sure it's great.
I added weight according to his suggestion, and it hits soooo well. Volleys were improved drastically. The only downside is that it is significantly more fatiguing so I notice I don't hit ground strokes as well at the end of 2 hours.
 

mental midget

Hall of Fame
I added weight according to his suggestion, and it hits soooo well. Volleys were improved drastically. The only downside is that it is significantly more fatiguing so I notice I don't hit ground strokes as well at the end of 2 hours.
i added just a touch at 3 and 9, two 2 or so inch strips on each side. took about 2 sets to adjust, and now, man, i love it...the solidity at net and blocking back big serves deep, the plow-through on groundies, depth and feel on slices...made a big difference, it is literally the perfect racket as far as my game goes. buying another and doing the exact same thing. can't recommend this frame enough to players with developed strokes and all-around games who don't need a rocket launcher, but something that just lets them play their game.
 

Power Player

Bionic Poster
Its a lot easier to dial these frames in if you have access to a swingweight machine. I found that 328 strung on the cx200 tour is perfect for me. I set it up once and forget it. It helped that mine was made dead on spec - 310 unstrung, 10pts hl and 280 swingweight. So i knew what i needed to do without any guessing.

imo these frames really shine when you have targets specs you want to hit.
 
Its a lot easier to dial these frames in if you have access to a swingweight machine. I found that 328 strung on the cx200 tour is perfect for me. I set it up once and forget it. It helped that mine was made dead on spec - 310 unstrung, 10pts hl and 280 swingweight. So i knew what i needed to do without any guessing.

imo these frames really shine when you have targets specs you want to hit.
Also twistweight. I measured my CX200 (non-tour) demo from TW, strung with overgrip, at 329g, 315 swingweight, 32.3cm balance, and only 12.85 twistweight. Twistweight was measured on the SW1 and my other rackets were spec’ing out as expected, so I think that twistweight figure is pretty accurate. That would help explain why everyone seems to say these frames need lead at 3 and 9.
 

Power Player

Bionic Poster
Also twistweight. I measured my CX200 (non-tour) demo from TW, strung with overgrip, at 329g, 315 swingweight, 32.3cm balance, and only 12.85 twistweight. Twistweight was measured on the SW1 and my other rackets were spec’ing out as expected, so I think that twistweight figure is pretty accurate. That would help explain why everyone seems to say these frames need lead at 3 and 9.
yeah i added 7 grams total and 5 were on the sides.
 

Hulger

Rookie
Having now srixon cx ls and newer cx tours, I got the feeling that older srixon is sharper: better direct connection with the ball.
Tempted to write more feel, but that term seems to be used when the racket is soft and comfortable (in many cases disconnected) which is not not good for shot placements.
 
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