Dunlop Srixon US Release Date?

dudeman01

New User
Hey TW,

Any information on US release date of the Dunlop Srixon racquets, specifically the CX and CZ lines? Here is a YouTube preview from Dunlop. Any info is appreciated!

 

El_Yotamo

Professional
A blast from the past there, I forgot about Dunlop, Blake and THAT forehand.

I hope they bring back a true successor for the Aerogel 200. That was one of my absolute favorite modern frames. So solid. That would interest suffering Prestige fans too.
It would also compete with the new Ultra Tour, maybe causing Wilson to reduce that high price.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Middle of September for Kevin Anderson Srixon Limited Edition racquet and the rest will follow in terms of release date is what the rumor is! But I think it should be release all in September if I were in management in stead of a roll out type of delay racquet release one each month type affair!
 

bigserving

Hall of Fame
A blast from the past there, I forgot about Dunlop, Blake and THAT forehand.

I hope they bring back a true successor for the Aerogel 200. That was one of my absolute favorite modern frames. So solid. That would interest suffering Prestige fans too.
I hope so too. I am down to about my last three A200T's. It would be nice to have an upgraded next gen successor available to choose from. It could make for a smooth transition.
 

Guy Jones

Rookie
It's a shame that you can't buy tour level Dunlops anymore, I still play with my M-Fil 200 and I reckon it's the best racket that has ever been on the market. I hope Srixon continue the 200 ranges philosophy that a racket is focussed mainly on control and feel over artificial power. Are the Srixons on sale in the UK? I have to say the frame looks nice visually, I just hope it is still a 200 M-Fil with a fancy paintjob....
 

CopolyX

Hall of Fame
I am always open to trying new frames and the more underdog options we have, this help the market place stay competitive.
I hope Srixon has some stay power here in the USA! And players are open to them...

The hard one to swallow is.... and it is plain simple, there is more money in Golf ($$$$$) then Tennis($).
Be funny and scary to see Babolat golf ball and club market.

Big Company's (and its subsidiaries) will spend more time, effort and dollars on the Golf divisions .
They will go where the easy money is...
Note, in tennis.....there is more money to be made is in tennis balls, then comes softgoods (shoes/ apparel )..the **** that goes away quick...
Strings and Racquets are on the bottom...

Snap shot / these values are based on Yens in Billions from Srixon in 2015
(1 Yen = .0091 US dollars)
Golf total: 56.9 (516,859,240 million/us)
Tennis: 6.3 (~57 million / us)
source:
http://www.srigroup.co.jp/data/open/cnt/3/6666/1/2015_annual_e_09.pdf

Big Picture Perspective: TIA’s Annual Tennis Economic Index grew 3.6% in 2015 to $5.94 billion.

So be open, find the best for you & your game first and when you can...support the underdog!
We a lucky we have so many great choices.
(for some...too many)
 

Automatix

Hall of Fame
Snap shot / these values are based on Yens in Billions from Srixon in 2015
(1 Yen = .0091 US dollars)
Golf total: 56.9 (516,859,240 million/us)
Tennis: 6.3 (~57 million / us)
If that's a total then not really a fair comparison since Srixon tennis racquets aren't available wordlwide while their golf clubs are...
 

Guy Jones

Rookie
Srixon racquets won't be out in the UK or Europe till 2018. Seems strange, what country actually manufacturers the frames? Dunlop have a designed in the UK label, but I suppose they can be made anywhere. I don't see why they can't be distributed all over the globe right now
 

topspn

Legend
Srixon racquets won't be out in the UK or Europe till 2018. Seems strange, what country actually manufacturers the frames? Dunlop have a designed in the UK label, but I suppose they can be made anywhere. I don't see why they can't be distributed all over the globe right now
Well, simple really, they can’t start off with manufacturing in mass and need to get a feel for demand, marketing, QC issue before they ramp up to higher volumes
 

topspn

Legend
I am personally pretty interested in knowing more about the Revo CX 2.0. Flex, SW and balance. It seems like it might be a good candidate for a bit of customizing.
 

CopolyX

Hall of Fame
If that's a total then not really a fair comparison since Srixon tennis racquets aren't available wordlwide while their golf clubs are...
Fair, Really...
That is not a comparison man, that is Srixon revue for 2015 broken down.
That just the numbers man...nothing fair with revenue, marketing and sales, regional sales, global, US or even local sales.... Who's choice was it not market the Srixon frames in the US? Fair???

The true take away man is
>>>>>>>That tennis $'s is a **** in the wind compared to golf dollars, period....
>>>>>>>The next is there more tennis revenue in balls and softgoods. Small share in frames and strings...

Big Picture look:
US alone is like 70 Billion dollars for Golf......
"Total Global Tennis " is like 5.73 Billions dollars....

That is all I am saying, just try to raise a little tennis equipment business awareness here.
This is for those that think "frames and strings" are the center of the business universe for companies in the tennis business.....




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Sorry to break up the economics lecture, but I'm sure getting one of those Kevin Anderson sticks! Nice to see some more 18x20's come into the market. Hopefully these and the Wilson UT's will get Head out of it's Graphene a$s and bring back the old Prestiges and Radicals..
 

CopolyX

Hall of Fame
Yep always been 18 x 20 bias.
And the classic players frames....(but sorry not big money there)

Funny the Srixon is sort of Dunlop Japan endosed by a tall South African tennis dude...by the way..I like Kevin(smart player/great attitude - hope is raises)
Thou he is 31, ranked 31, a career high of 10 back in 2005....

You got to love marketing...

Next will be Ivo Karlovic from Croatia using a Hello Kitty Sports (big little money there) frame....just kiddin...and with no big economics mambo jumbo too...
 

Tommy Haas

Hall of Fame
Please, anyone know the flex of these sticks? If they are sub 60 RA, I'll hold off on the PK Black Ace 98 and Wilson Ultra Tour.
 

Guy Jones

Rookie
I hope the Revo CX 2.0 Tour plays like the earlier 200s (AG, Mfil, HM, etc.). Would make for a great stick, especially in today's market.
I have messaged the Dunlop Facebook team saying to them exactly the same, they got back to me and told me the 95 frame will be very similiar, it's a nice looking racquet I think so I can't wait to try them out. I wonder if they'll tweak the specs from the japanese market ones or if they'll continue with the same set-up, obviously western players are a bit more physical in terms of average height/weight and Wilson changes their specs depending on the geographical region.
 

Automatix

Hall of Fame
Fair, Really...
That is not a comparison man, that is Srixon revue for 2015 broken down.
That just the numbers man...nothing fair with revenue, marketing and sales, regional sales, global, US or even local sales.... Who's choice was it not market the Srixon frames in the US? Fair???

The true take away man is
>>>>>>>That tennis $'s is a **** in the wind compared to golf dollars, period....
>>>>>>>The next is there more tennis revenue in balls and softgoods. Small share in frames and strings...

Big Picture look:
US alone is like 70 Billion dollars for Golf......
"Total Global Tennis " is like 5.73 Billions dollars....

That is all I am saying, just try to raise a little tennis equipment business awareness here.
This is for those that think "frames and strings" are the center of the business universe for companies in the tennis business.....
Actually not fair. You are right about the value of the sports but using Srixon revenue when their golf presence is worldwide (thus generating income worldwide)and tennis where the latter is only sold in Asia (thus generating income only from that continent) shows nothing. You can't generate income if you don't sell your products. Showing the big scheme was a good move but the arguments used were weak.
 

CopolyX

Hall of Fame
Actually not fair. You are right about the value of the sports but using Srixon revenue when their golf presence is worldwide (thus generating income worldwide)and tennis where the latter is only sold in Asia (thus generating income only from that continent) shows nothing. You can't generate income if you don't sell your products. Showing the big scheme was a good move but the arguments used were weak.
No arguments stated, do not what you are smoking..just using the srixon 2015 annual rev statement, data from both the tennis industry and golf industry.
Have absolutely no clue on your point, revenue is revenue.
Sure a company can't generate dollar if they don't sell...doh...no argument there...what do they get...handicap points...

We will see once these srixon dunlop frames hit the US, I certain hope they do well...it is good for the market and players...
Biggest issue I have with Dunlop over the years, is there total disconnect with there core players. Hope srixon addresses this, so we shall see...
I hope they give the 3 big dogs a nice big bite....

Interesting that an Alligator just ate tecnifibre. Lacoste now owns 80% of tecnfiber.
 

Tommy Haas

Hall of Fame
WOW,,, if Blake is using it,, it must be a great racket.... I am thinking about switching myself
Blake outright says he uses it and I tend to believe it because of the Babolat paint-job lawsuit. Manufacturers can worm around that with fine print, but this is an actual video of his testimonial and there's no wiggle room unless the racquet shown in the commercial is his PJ custom frame. Then he wouldn't be lying, but a judge could still deem it as deceptive advertising using bait and switch.
 

Tommy Haas

Hall of Fame
Anyone watching the USO final closely and can confirm Kevin Anderson is really using the retail Srixon Revo CX 2.0 Tour 18x20? Also, why is the one TW is selling not advertised as being a limited edition while the manufacturer site says that it is?

I think it's really his racquet as the specs show. It's so head light that it needs lead on the hoop which brings it to a reasonable 12oz stick for a pro to use and not being so lopsided with being head light. It's mainly Head that has hang-ups with selling pro stock frames to the public.
 

Tommy Haas

Hall of Fame
is it the dunlop 200 tour mold?
I don't think so because the throat is 19mm and the hoop's cross section is different. Srixon made this racquet before they were acquired by Dunlop and wouldn't have had access to the mold, but it could have been inspired by it. Can someone create a side by side of the MW200G and Srixon to compare like what @moon shot did with the i.Prestige and Ultra Tour?
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
A blast from the past there, I forgot about Dunlop, Blake and THAT forehand.

I hope they bring back a true successor for the Aerogel 200. That was one of my absolute favorite modern frames. So solid. That would interest suffering Prestige fans too.

Agree. I loved how that frame felt so much. If the srixon plays like that I'll probably buy one just for the memories.
 
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