Dunlop Srixon CX 200 Tour 16x19

#1
Hey Guys!

Just wondering if anyone has hit with this yet. I've seen the reviews from a few different places and am just curious.

I currently play with the 2015 Textreme Tour 95, and tried the new version as well as the Textreme Tour 100 (310g). I was wondering by spec, besides the slightly lighter static weight and swingweight if it felt similar. Seems like a nice solid frame. @TW Staff , any thoughts?

Maybe I'll just try to pick one up and give it a go. Thanks!
 
#2
@tpro2000,
As you may have noticed, with the 2019 version of the Textreme Tour 95 the feel became a bit more firm (although I still find decent comfort), and has a bit heftier feel (slightly higher swingweight) when compared to the 2015 version. The CX 200 Tour 16x19 has a bit more of a flexible feel, and depending on who you ask, maybe even more touch/feel than the Textreme Tour 95 (2015). We found the CX 200 Tour to play pretty stable considering the weight/swingweight, although with my preferences in racquets, I would likely add some weight in the hoop, and the handle. For reference, I use the Yonex VCORE Pro 97 (330).
Troy, TW
 
#3
@tpro2000,
As you may have noticed, with the 2019 version of the Textreme Tour 95 the feel became a bit more firm (although I still find decent comfort), and has a bit heftier feel (slightly higher swingweight) when compared to the 2015 version. The CX 200 Tour 16x19 has a bit more of a flexible feel, and depending on who you ask, maybe even more touch/feel than the Textreme Tour 95 (2015). We found the CX 200 Tour to play pretty stable considering the weight/swingweight, although with my preferences in racquets, I would likely add some weight in the hoop, and the handle. For reference, I use the Yonex VCORE Pro 97 (330).
Troy, TW
@TW Staff (Troy specifically):

Thanks for the response. I've seen your reviews and know you definitely like a higher SW/StaticWeight. I also just finished listening to you on Andy Gerst's podcast....great interview and I agree with everything you stated about modifying racquets, tensions to use, etc.

As far as the racquet, I would definitely put a leather grip on and use some lead at top to counter and bring the weight up to about 12.2-12.3 static (my 2015 95's are at 345g static, overgip, yonex dampner, lead at 12).

I tried your racquet actualy, but the lighter version and modified it. I found way flexier than my Prince. Does the Dunlop flex like the Yonex, more towards the Prince more solid feel?

Thanks for any help. Maybe I'll just look at the Extreme pro haha. :)
 
#4
My doubles partner is currently demoing frames and he had a CX200 Tour that I tried. My current frame is a Graphene XT Prestige Pro which I have been happy with. I have to say I was impressed with the CX200 Tour. The control was superb as was the maneuverability and feel at the net. I am a top 10 sectionally ranked age group player and a big hitter. If I only played doubles or serve and volley singles this CX200 would be my frame of choice. I actually prefer it to the current generation of Prestige frames, but not enough to switch at this time. My only beef is that it is a little light on groundstrokes and serves, although I felt like ball went exactly where I was aiming, right or wrong. Although I have been playing with Head and Prince for over 40 years I will definitely consider the Srixon lines in the future.
 
#5
My doubles partner is currently demoing frames and he had a CX200 Tour that I tried. My current frame is a Graphene XT Prestige Pro which I have been happy with. I have to say I was impressed with the CX200 Tour. The control was superb as was the maneuverability and feel at the net. I am a top 10 sectionally ranked age group player and a big hitter. If I only played doubles or serve and volley singles this CX200 would be my frame of choice. I actually prefer it to the current generation of Prestige frames, but not enough to switch at this time. My only beef is that it is a little light on groundstrokes and serves, although I felt like ball went exactly where I was aiming, right or wrong. Although I have been playing with Head and Prince for over 40 years I will definitely consider the Srixon lines in the future.
How can the fact that ball went where you wanted to go be wrong?

I assume you tried the 18x20 version?
 
#6
My doubles partner is currently demoing frames and he had a CX200 Tour that I tried. My current frame is a Graphene XT Prestige Pro which I have been happy with. I have to say I was impressed with the CX200 Tour. The control was superb as was the maneuverability and feel at the net. I am a top 10 sectionally ranked age group player and a big hitter. If I only played doubles or serve and volley singles this CX200 would be my frame of choice. I actually prefer it to the current generation of Prestige frames, but not enough to switch at this time. My only beef is that it is a little light on groundstrokes and serves, although I felt like ball went exactly where I was aiming, right or wrong. Although I have been playing with Head and Prince for over 40 years I will definitely consider the Srixon lines in the future.
Just to be clear, it was the 16x19 version right?

Also, I would most likely be adding a leather grip and some lead at either 3/9 or 12 to help bring up the swing/static weights a bit.

My worry is the flexy feel. I like a solid frame like my Tour 95 where (to me) there feels like very little flex in the throat/head).

I used the Head Extreme for years, then the Tecnifibre TFight 320, then the Tour 95 since 2015. I like a 12.2oz (about 345g) static weight, 320ish grams swingweight, head light feel.
 
#7
@tpro2000,
I found the CX 200 Tour 16x19 to have a slightly firmer feel, especially up in the hoop, compared to the VCORE Pro 97. You might like the feel of it more than the VCORE Pro 97, and definitely worth a demo if you have the chance. I actually like the the firmer feel of the new Textreme Tour 95, and the slightly higher swingweight, compared to the previous version.

The Extreme Pro, on the other hand, might be too much of a jump up in power, compared to what you are currently using....Hey, but who knows, as I have been hitting with the 2019 Pure Aero Plus lately (with a little added weight), and having a lot of fun with it. Thanks for the listen on the podcast, and hope you enjoyed it.

Troy, TW
 
#8
Yes, 16x19. I have yet to find an 18x20 in any frame that I really like better than the equivalent 16x19 (eg XT Prestige Pro vs MP). And hurworld, what I meant by right or wrong was if I missed a ball wide lets say, and if my foot and body positioning and contact point were wrong such that the ball should go wide, that is where the racquet sent the ball.
 
#9
@tpro2000,
I found the CX 200 Tour 16x19 to have a slightly firmer feel, especially up in the hoop, compared to the VCORE Pro 97. You might like the feel of it more than the VCORE Pro 97, and definitely worth a demo if you have the chance. I actually like the the firmer feel of the new Textreme Tour 95, and the slightly higher swingweight, compared to the previous version.

The Extreme Pro, on the other hand, might be too much of a jump up in power, compared to what you are currently using....Hey, but who knows, as I have been hitting with the 2019 Pure Aero Plus lately (with a little added weight), and having a lot of fun with it. Thanks for the listen on the podcast, and hope you enjoyed it.

Troy, TW
@TW Staff (Troy),

I've hit with the Extreme MP and have sold quite a few to my students/members at my club. I kind of just want to try it for fun. When has more power ever been a bad thing, lol.

I def want to give it to try. Thanks again for the feedback!
 
#10
Yes, 16x19. I have yet to find an 18x20 in any frame that I really like better than the equivalent 16x19 (eg XT Prestige Pro vs MP). And hurworld, what I meant by right or wrong was if I missed a ball wide lets say, and if my foot and body positioning and contact point were wrong such that the ball should go wide, that is where the racquet sent the ball.
@Plainsman83
That's my current issue with my Prince. I haven't been happy with anything I've tried to replace it. Maybe I won't and will just have to stock up :)
 
#11
My doubles partner is currently demoing frames and he had a CX200 Tour that I tried. My current frame is a Graphene XT Prestige Pro which I have been happy with. I have to say I was impressed with the CX200 Tour. The control was superb as was the maneuverability and feel at the net. I am a top 10 sectionally ranked age group player and a big hitter. If I only played doubles or serve and volley singles this CX200 would be my frame of choice. I actually prefer it to the current generation of Prestige frames, but not enough to switch at this time. My only beef is that it is a little light on groundstrokes and serves, although I felt like ball went exactly where I was aiming, right or wrong. Although I have been playing with Head and Prince for over 40 years I will definitely consider the Srixon lines in the future.
I play tested the regular CX200 and it took weight really well. I had the same experience with that frame in stock form: very accurate and consistent but not much weight of shot. I put on a leather grip and some lead at 3 and 9 and it really transformed the racquet. I'd bet similar changes to the 16x19 Tour would help the same way.
 
#12
I play tested the regular CX200 and it took weight really well. I had the same experience with that frame in stock form: very accurate and consistent but not much weight of shot. I put on a leather grip and some lead at 3 and 9 and it really transformed the racquet. I'd bet similar changes to the 16x19 Tour would help the same way.
@time_fly :

do you happen to know what the weight ended up to be with the leather and lead?
 
#16
Those are unstrung weights that I quoted. I think it ended up close to 340 string with dampener and overgrip.
Oh sweet! That would work perfectly. I can't demo for a bit (out until 2/21 for demo)...hmph. I'd like to give it a go.

I'd do what you did: leather grip, over grip, dampner, lead at 3/9 or 12.
 
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