James Blake's new Dunlop

BDAZ

Professional
Anyone know what this new orange racquet is going to be? New line from Dunlop? Surely his trusty old frame, but no longer blacked out and now has the Dunlop stencil.



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mavsman149

Hall of Fame
Nice to see Dunlop give him frames again, c'mon Babolat your turn to give Roddick some new frames now. It feels wrong to see him with a blacked out racket after so much of their success was because of him.
 

robbo1970

Hall of Fame
Nice to see Dunlop give him frames again, c'mon Babolat your turn to give Roddick some new frames now. It feels wrong to see him with a blacked out racket after so much of their success was because of him.
Could be the Srixon factor, wanting to get the Dunlop brand out there again, bit by bit.
 

DNShade

Hall of Fame
Too bad they lost Mac... :p
For the moment...We'll see if the new management does something smart and get Mac back. They would probably have to make a deal with his academy as well which I believe Head did. Would be a good move on their part in my opinion.
 
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jason n

Rookie
Saw Chang and Blake play last night. Both looked very good. Didn't know Chang switched from Babolat. He came out with a Srixon bag and a racquet with Dunlop stencil.
 

Tommy Haas

Hall of Fame
James Blake is using the new Dunlop Srixon Revo CX or at least that's what his paint job wants us to think. There's a new Dunlop commercial featuring James that's been airing on The Tennis Channel. He actually gives a testimonial about switching to the new Srixon from his previous racquet that's he's been using for the past ten years.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Well, RA = 69 (unstrung) and it's clearly one of their newer molds. It probably is "the POS that they sell" aka Revo CX 2.0 (with 18x20 drill pattern), or at least similar.
It’s not anything that they are selling. It’s the old 300 Tour mold I can’t remember code with a new grommet channel with Blake’s layup.
 

Lefty78

Professional
It’s the old 300 Tour mold I can’t remember code with a new grommet channel with Blake’s layup.
Get your eyes checked man. The bridge is also a different shape than the old 300 mold. Wider on inside of hoop than outside.
The label from the Keen Tech factory shows RA = 69, that's WAAAY stiffer than his old layup.
 

travlerajm

G.O.A.T.
Strung specs of this frame:

315sw, 327g, 31.4bal

Even JBlake playing with a "tweener" these days. ;)
I recall someone measured one of Blake’s frames during his playing days and it was 362sw. I find it hard to believe that he is using something that much lighter now.
 

cyanide43

Rookie
@travlerajm Tough to say. This is the original contest post. I measured the racquet on my RDC.

Remarkably, a lot of players play with basically stock frames now. I can't see a reason why James wouldn't want something easier to swing in retirement.

 
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cyanide43

Rookie
Came shipped straight from his home, after the factory mailed it to him for use...I doubt it he customizes it after they send it to him? The specs measured exactly as it said on the paper.

I doubt he would have them matched to exact specs only to have them recustomized to different ones.
 
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haqq777

Legend
When did the asian guy from Texas win?
That was the team 2019 National Championships when Texas beat Wake Forest, the defending national champions. Texas's Yuya Ito, a junior from Japan, won the clinching match against Petros Chrysochos 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Was a collective effort as Sigsgaard, Markes and Banzer also won their singles matches to lead Texas to the title by beating Wake Forest 4-1. Ito was indeed using the CX200.
 

newyorkstadium

Professional
Came shipped straight from his home, after the factory mailed it to him for use...I doubt it he customizes it after they send it to him? The specs measured exactly as it said on the paper.

I doubt he would have them matched to exact specs only to have them recustomized to different ones.
Strung specs in 2005 and 2007 are:
385.530.82
386.331.10

Seems to sharp a drop, even for a guy whos retired. The specs you've listed also look very similar to the stock specs of the CX200
 
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