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  1. Roland G

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    Nice find. Looking forward to hearing how they work out for you

    Dunlop Bio 400 Tour/Bio 300 Tour/Bio 200/MSV Focus Hex
     
  2. Rogael Naderer

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    To add to the above, these are great frames, lovely feel, used to use them leaded up and with a leather grip to about 345 grams a few years back.

    Pleb123: I hope you enjoy them, if not I'd be very interested in taking them off of your hands one day!

    In addition if any one has any Biomimetic Max 200gs they could let sell, or know of where to get them (grip 3 preferably), I'd be very keen to hear from them!


    Currently in my bag are 5 Biomimetic Max 200gs weighted up to around 340 grams.

    I also occasionally pull out one of my Bio 100s, also about 340 grams, for a little hit and to work on hitting cleanly.

    Over the years I've gone through the 4D 500 Tour, the 200 tour, the 200 16 x 19s (above), then onto the Bio 100s for a while and finally settled on the Bio Max 200g with lead after a broken thumb forced me into a larger headsize to get hitting again, I found the easier access to spin addictive!

    Can I be in the club? Please!
     
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  3. WYK

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    Does this one count? Babo Aero Storm for scale.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. joohan

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    Just a thought: can anyone who used to play with Dunlop Biomimetic 300 Tour share what frame he/she moved on to? Thanks a lot.
     
  5. Alex78

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    I switched to the Pacific XTour 97 - but then again, I'm switching frames all the time, anyway.


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  6. biscuit

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    I'm playing with the Dunlop Revolution NT Tour which I think is the successor to the Biomimetic range. It's a really sweet precision type racket with a 97"head size, 314g unstrung and a 316mm balance point. I play it stock with Hyper G 16g @ 48lbs.
     
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  7. Pleb123

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    TW EU does not list the stiffness. How would you rate it?
     
  8. joohan

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    Thanks. I'd like to go with something that has a chance to stay at least for a while - Yonex DR98, Angell TC97 18x20, etc... - just wanted to know what people have switched to from this wonderful frame.
     
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    you get racquet miles...
     
  11. elkabras

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    I'm a Dunlop fan....since I remember I played with all this models...

    Dunlop 4D aerogel 300
    Dunlop biomimetic 300 Tour
    Dunlop biomimetic 200 lite
    Dunlop biomimetic 200 plus
    Dunlop hotmelt 300G
    Dunlop MW 200

    Now I've got
    Dunlop hotmelt 200G XL
    2 Dunlop Revelation Tour Pro
    1 Dunlop Select Pro

    The last 3 frames are collection pieces...one of the best racquets ever made...Dunlop Select Pro in a good hands could be a mortal weapon!! Incredible feel and touch....nothing nowadays to compare.....Its a s**t dunlop make now this terrible racquets with all the history behind the trade

    [​IMG]


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  12. joohan

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    Anyone knows where to get grommets for Bio 300 Tour? TW (even TW US) does not have it anymore.
     
  13. Rogael Naderer

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    Try Stringers World, they may not stock them but could be able to source them. They may ask for identifying numbers on an existing grommet, as Dunlop use the same mold for many racquets.
     
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  14. Deki

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    That is a very nice players racquet. Soft, comfortable, great control, spin and stability. I've played with it in 2009 and 2010.
    Br
     
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  15. Pleb123

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    Agree. I particularly like the rock solid stability of the hoop while maintaining the soft feel in the throat. To get the most out of it I will have to modify the grip shape though because I am most comfortable with Head TK82S pallets. Also, the choice of Prince Duraflex as a cross may not have been the smartest as the poly mains get snagged and don't snap back. Rubbing the string bed with silicone sprayed onto a cloth seems to have helped but will choose a more slippery cross next time. As far as spin goes, hit a freakish topspin lob on the weekend using this set up and it kicked up so high the ball flew over the back fence. Never had that happen before. Definitely a lot of spin potential.

    Also grabbed a couple of the Dunlop pro stocks that TW has been offering, Bio 300 and M3 in 18x20, and am excited about those. I have been enjoying using slightly extended length racquets recently, especially on serve, and hope these will fit the bill when cut down to 27 1/4 inch.

    Would love to hear the experiences of anyone who has been using Dunlop pro stocks they bought from TW previously, or any Dunlop pro stock users.
     
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  16. JohnBPittsburgh

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    Mine are super solid frames, and I thought the M2.0 prostock was going to be too light, but it surprised me at how solid it crushes the ball at a lighter weight. I am looking forward to seeing what others will say. My bio 300 tour prostock is a bit unwieldy (333 swingweight unstrung) but I just prepare earlier and after a few hits, I get used to it. It is insane how it plows through the ball. Serving is it's weakness for me, but it just takes some time and commitment to make it work.
     
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  17. daniel2015

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    Why so few comments about the Rev Tour Pro (the red one) ?
    Just curious...
    Because with Wilson many pros use the ProStaff Classic under the paintjob and with Head many pros use the Pro Tour or the Prestige Classic under the paintjob, and all of these racquets are a cult in this forum.
    But when you say Dunlop, it seems the cult is 200g line despite the fact that Rev Tour Pro was the one under pro paintjobs -Thomas Johansson, Tommy Robredo- (I read so here in talk tennis).

    Comments about this?
     
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  18. daniel2015

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    I ve just found here that Haas, Blake, Berdych and Almagro used custom frames not avaliable to the public. Perhaps thats the answer to my question.
     
  19. robbo1970

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    Molds from previous lines, but with custom lay ups.

    There is an older thread with Almagro's Dunlop on the stringer and it is a 300G mold. A couple of them used a previous 300 Tour mold and Robredo uses a pro stock Option 2C.

    I can't recall the specifics, but I 'think' that most molds would have been available to the public at some point, albeit not in the custom lay ups that the pro's used.
     
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  20. robbo1970

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    Just a quick question for anyone who is or has used a 300 (16x19, non-Tour, pre M3.0 series).

    I'm considering trying a string tension with syn gut at about 45lbs. Has anyone tried this set-up or something very similar?

    If so, any feedback you can give on how it felt and what you liked or disliked about it?

    Many thanks
     
  21. elkabras

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    These are great racquets....muted feel....I prefeer dunlop select pro with constant beam....but I have 2 revelation tour pro & 1 select pro...**** happens xD

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  22. LeeD

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    As you probably remember, I'd been using the 300 series, 16x19, 4D, for a couple years, giving medium power, good control, very average feel, middle of the road racket.
    Being 67, I switched back to the stiffer 500 series for more serve power, but also rotate thru both my 4D300's when playing against good player's who can hit the ball with power.
    Nothing to dislike, or love about it, it's middle of the road. I don't have the power of 4 year's ago, so the 5 series gives me the ball speed back, yet I don't have great control, and the 3 series does provide that.
     
  23. robbo1970

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    Hi Lee, yes I do recall you using the 4D. I agree with all you say about the 300's. My question was more about lower tensions. Did you ever try sub 50lbs syn gut tensions? If so, what did you think?
     
  24. LeeD

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    My two are strung at 47 lbs., STBite 16.
    My two Bio300 but T;'s are strung at 35 lbs.
    All my 5 series are at 35 lbs.
    Low tensions such as this requires you to hit through the ball, or it rolls and mishits. You can hit hard topspin, even against 5.0 level players, but you can't brush up and expect consistent solid shots.
    Quite a few top pros are using tensions in the sub 40 range, and they hit against real big shots. It's just something you have to get used to. Of my crowd of maybe 15 4.0's, only I and one other use sub 40 lbs tensions, the rest using around 53 lbs.
    I use it for easy power when I don't swing hard, and for extending the feel when I do.
     
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    I'm considering 45lbs. I was using 50lbs for a while and it was fine, but I changed up to 55lbs and it felt like a board. I want to try something a bit softer than 50 so I'm going to try 45. Gradual change rather than anything too drastic.
     
  26. BDAZ

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    Aaaaaaand, I just picked up a Bio F2.0 Tour off of the bay.
     
  27. Deki

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    Pleb, where did you get those frames?
     
  28. Pleb123

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    The big auction place on the web.
     
  29. JohnBPittsburgh

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    I just picked up a NOS aerogel 200 18x20 from craigslist for $30 ;) they are out there!!
     
  30. Roland G

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    [​IMG]

    Count me in.

    Biomimetic 400 Tour x3
    Biomimetic 300 Tour
    Biomimetic 200
     
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  31. Roland G

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    Played a doubles match this evening with the Biomimetic 300 Tour. What a sweet stick.

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  32. elkabras

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    I just bought 3 bio 300 tour in great conditions for 110 euro!

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  33. Roland G

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    Great purchase. I'm looking for more

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  34. mark b.

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    Hello:
    Have played with Dunlop racquets. My first was a gold colored oversize with words Select Pro. Premium Graphite. 18x20 Pattern. Used them for several years. Next, I played with fairly rare 200G Muscle Weave 100" extended. Ive tried POGS and Radical OS. I am now playing with the buttery 300G HOTMELT 105". I have it weighted to 11.7oz and a nice 325SW. This has to be one of the only OS player sticks (and POG/Radicals) at 57RA and a thin beam. I have put Klip Legend in it, Followed by a Gamma 18g TNT. Now I am considering putting a hybrid of Solinco Hyper G 18g with Gamma 18 crosses. Could use some advice on tension.
    I want to raise the trajectory/launch angle. Can some of you experts weigh in?
     
  35. bigNC

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    I am recovering from t.e. and pulled my 200g hotmelt out of the bag. Playing around with synguts, zyex, and multi right now and love the feel. A little too much power strung sub 50 for me (mid topspin forehand, slice ohbh and moving back to a thbh for topspin instead of my lovely toppy ohbh- being 6 7", serve is most important weapon and I have zero control right now) with forten sweet 17 so kicking tensions up with softer rated multi right now.

    I have a third 200g in 4 1/4 grip but wish someone would trade it for a 1/2. As it is, I use the 1/2s with leather and 3 tournament mega tac grips. I have huge hands..... first time in the club but it is helping me play. With my tflash or my volkl 8, I could not.
     
  36. Roland G

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    Still enjoying my Biomimetic 400 Tours [​IMG]
     
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