Discussion in 'Racquets' started by THESEXPISTOL, Jun 7, 2010.
#4 Miami Tiburon
#8 The Dampener
Don't remember if i post here before. In any case i should be in this list. I'm a big fan of older Dunlop racquets.
Got 4D Aerogel 200 - 2; 4D Aerogel 200 Tour - 4; Aerogel 200; Hotmelt 200; Muscle Weave 200; Hotmelt 300; Biomimetic Max 200G; Maxply McEnroe; MW Integra 98; Max 200G (original) - 7; smth else, don't remember now.
I just picked up my 4th one (all used but in great condition) They're getting harder to find by the day
I thought the Biofibre was exactly the same as the F3.0 Tour... If so, that's a shame they dropped it so fast.
The new ones (Precision and Force) are much stiffer, that's why I stocked up on the F 3.0.
Biomimetic M 3.0
strings tourna bhs 16 52.5 lbs
Dunlop user here. 200's Rev, MW, HM, Mfil and Mfil plus, 4D Tour, Bio Max 200G. Also a Slazenger Type II NX One (or whatever it's called. the blue one), which is a 300 series mold.
I play an idapt 100 with volkl cyclone with the soft sleeve and the standard grip
I'll join the club. Biomimetic M3.0 Pro Stock, Option 6B.
Tee1up, besides the leather grip, did you customize your racquet at all ?
I prefer cyclone 16 50 lb but I'm out atm.
I also cut out the tourna silver not working as well inside the baseline
I am going to add 6 grams at 10 and 2, and 10 grams in the handle with blue tack. Should get me around 12.1 ounces strung.
I am in the long run of tennis a younger player, only 22 and have been only playing for 2 years now. But its a shame that my generation has missed out on the truly great Dunlop racquets. I currently play with an Aerogel 4D 200 tour customized. Best racquet Ive ever played with, yet nobody my age or younger will play with "older" racquets.
Anyone here have experience with the m-fil 200 plus?
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This might be silly but I'll mention it, my dunlop force 100, red one, has a letter S on one side and an L on the other side, 3 of each, 2 on the grommet one on throat, also notice grommets are not symmetrical, wtf?
S is for short side, L for long side, should you be stringing one piece. Helps the stringer with the "Aero Boost Grommet System". (So the strings are all recessed)
Since last month i've been playing with Dunlop Force 98. A bit stiff but a good mix of precision/spin/powerful but not rocket launcher. I need to find the good string, because Hyper G felt very stiff on it, with no feeling on volleys.
I would never have guessed long and short..
anyways, as ive mentioned in another thread, it was playing terrible at 65 pounds, now playing 55 and feels like a totally different racket, definate pure drive feel to it.
Any player of Force 98 in this association?
Am I the only person on this forum using the Dunlop F100 Classic?
Hard from to come by and very demanding as well. Most folks are using 98-100 these days... You must be quite good to be able to play with it...
Different strokes for different folks with racquet preferences really. It's actually very easy to use because it's not that heavy. 330g but a low swingweight....makes for a super whippy, very precise stick.
I have a biomimetic m2.0 and a biomimetic m3.0. I use the m2.0 the most.
M-Fil 200 (18x20), 4D100, Bio 200 Plus (though I gave those to my son)
Hope next year you will not be asking, "Am I the only person on this forum using Dunlop". ;-)
Haha, maybe if it was one of the more recent .0 and onwards Dunlops, but I hope the traditional Dunlop faithful will stay loyal.
Yeah, the whole last week I was fascinated by 5 brand new Max Competition's...
Interesting racquet that.
Up to and including the first Biomimetic range, it was hard to fault anything that Dunlop had released. Unfortunately since then, it's hard to praise too many recent offerings.
All I make sure I do now, is stock up on spare grommets for my 100's and 300's.
Uncovered in the closet my old Dunlop Superlong Revelation Tour Pro +1.0...
When I grind my teeth thinking about the impossibility of getting grommets for this frame somewhat of a sadness slips into my heart when I think about all the good frames Dunlop was offering over the years to only end up as a spineless copycat of today.
@robbo1970, it's great you enjoy your Bio100 but believe me, when it comes to the modern Dunlop mids, the MW100G (also known as the 200G 90) was, at least for me, the superior model.
Indeed. Finding those models, let alone spare grommets is not easy.
Fortunately the F100, Bio100 and AG4D100 all share the same grommets, so I have been lucky enough to get some from the lovely people at TW.
Some of the previous models, like the Revelations, had some classy paintjobs. Not just great to play with but great to look at too.
I really hope that with the development of 3D printing in the future we will have the option of just buying a proper file from the company and get grommets printed.
I'm not sure some companies are keen to keep you playing with older models....
That's the exact racquet I use. I have 3 in my favorite grip size and recently acquired 2 more that are 1 grip size larger. Normally I wouldn't change grip size, but in this case, I was willing to make an exception for future use.
One of them had a couple of cracked grommets, so I replaced them with Fittex individual grommets. A bit tight, but they work. For the head guard, I always use protective tape so that I would not have to replace the head guard in the future.
Great, great frames. The best of the longbodies for those who cannot handle too much weight/swingweight at that length.
Racketdesign, is Dunlop Revelation Tour Pro Superlong (+1.00) one of your creations?
It is my favorite. I wish Angell could be made in that swingweight at that length.
I think I did the drawings for the frame but not so involved in the construction of that model. If memory serves me correctly! What's the SW on it?
Great job! It's probably the most beautiful frame I have seen. It plays fabulously.
RacquetFinder says 322. An ancient TW review says 311.
I'm surprised it's that low but I guess it's possible! I just realised its about 21 years ago. Damn I feel old.
On your Angell 100 model (16X19, 63RA), what's the lowest SW (finished, strung) that can be had at 27.75 inches?
I guess if Dunlop brought out some racquets that were reminiscent of past glories we wouldn't need to keep using the older models lol.
My guestimate would be the lower one. Swings very light.
Quoted for truth.
I'm still using my modified F2.0 Tour with Pro's Pro cyber power @50Ibs weighing 369 grams. (13oz)
I played with my Aerogel 4D 500 Tour yesterday. It's in beautiful shape. One of my favorite sticks ever.
I have never used a Dunlop before but picked up these two NOS Aerogel 4d 200 16x19's - can I join this association?
One is now strung with Pacific Poly Power Pro mains and Prince Duraflex crosses @ 22/21 kg.
Not had a chance to properly hit with it yet but beautifully plush and solid feel on the ball bounce and wall tests. Bummer how the trend of manufacturers is away from making racquets like this - including Dunlop. If it wasn't for this thread I would not have known about these plush beauties as I came back to tennis in 2012.
Another change of owner for Dunlop Sport
Who has them now?
I'm just about to do a bit of customisation to my HM300G. That was one of yours wasn't it?
I want to see what it's like with about 20g on the handle to add some mass and make it more headlight.
Will be interesting to see what they do with it...
The HM300 should be good with some additional weight. It was deliberately slightly lighter in stock form to allow for some "tweaking"
Isn't that the company that owns Srixon? The Kevin Anderson brand of racquets? If it is, it'll be interesting to see what they do.
Yes I like the low SW of the HM300, I just want some extra mass in the handle. My reel of lead tape should arrive soon.
Well, they certainly can't do worse than now.
Soooo... who do I need to stalk so they make some Revolution Pro Tours?
Yes. They have owned the Dunlop name in Japan for years, its a shame they didn't get to buy the company back in 2004.
The whole ownership/brand loyalty reminds me of Trigger with his broom... "I've owned this same broom for 20 years" " 17 new heads and 14 new handles"
If it is Srixon, the 200 and 300 molds seem to be going strong with their Revo CX 2.0 Tour and 2.0.
Fingers crossed, if it is Srixon, we start getting them in the UK, I just hope at affordable Dunlop prices.
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