New Dunlop racquets on the way - SX Spin Series

A_Instead

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I have 3 Revo 3.0 and all within 1 gram statically and balance is nearly identical..I'd say that's pretty remarkable by today's standard..
 

TennisViking

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I just bought the CV Revo 3.0 and had three racquets measured by Tennis Warehouse Europe before buying.....

Unstrung specs where:

Weight: 301,5 - 306,7 grams
Swingweight: 280 - 296
Balance: 31,5 - 32,5
 

nickarnold2000

Hall of Fame
I’m interested in a frame that has pure drive like power but not the stiffness (I’m in my 50s), lots of spin potential but is forgiving like Wilson’s new clash. It’s just that Wilson’s quality control is all over the board so I’m intrigued by this new Dunlop racquet.
 

time_fly

Hall of Fame
Interesting. My random thoughts: The cosmetic looks nice. The swing weights are high for a "spin friendly" frame: 326 for the regular version and a hefty 336 for the Tour. The PA Tour is 327 and even the PA+ is only 330. It looks like they retained the variable cross string spacing from the CX series, rather than just opening everything up. The rest of the specs and even the beam dimensions strongly suggest they benchmarked the 2019 Pure Aero; it seems like the Dunlop has just a touch more flex and heavier swingweight but otherwise very similar on paper. It will be interesting to hear how they stack up subjectively on the court.
 
Tennisnerd has released a sneak preview on them on his Patreon page. Dunno when it's gonna be available for less well-off mortals like me. There are a few Japanese reviews already out there and according to them the frames don't feel too stiff at all.
 
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Sardines

Professional
Just hit a demo SX300 tour. I have the CX200+, and the SX300T probably has a bit more launch angle, despite being only in the 320ish (I'm guessing) swing weight range. Sweetspot is ok. I find the SX300T easy to swing and probably has more power than the CX200+ stock.
The spin aspect is 'meh'. Perhaps it was the strings, but unfortunately without Playsight verification, and apples to apples comparison with the same strings, I don't think there was much better bite, other than the lighter and bigger head doing some extra work. It suffers from the same issue as the CX range, in that the center 7 cross strings make the racquet feel less powerful than when the ball hits the top half of the hoop.
This demo had Poly Tour Pro 1.25 in it , so it was plush for a polybed. The racquet itself is comfortable to hit but does not quite have the same feel as the CX200+. They have offered to restrung the demo with my strings, if I provide them, so maybe if I can get a Playsight court, it'll be a better way to evaluate the racquet.
 
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Shangri La

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Yeah the Revo CV 3.0 is such a great racquet. Too bad it isn't more appreciated. Rare for a tweener it has great feel, touch, and control. I currently have 2 weighted to 325sw/11.9oz and am thinking about getting another one. The paint job doesnt bother me at all - I actually like the yellow/black colorway lol.
 
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grip

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Yeah the Revo CV 3.0 is such a great racquet. Too bad it isn't more appreciated. Rare for a tweener it has great feel, touch, and control. I currently have 2 weighted to 325sw/11.9oz and am thinking about getting another one. The paint job doesnt bother me at all - I actually like the yellow/black colorway lol.
How close were your two frames spec wise?
 

Shangri La

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How close were your two frames spec wise?
I didnt check the weight as I was going to weigh them up regardless. But I was very particular about the SW. I first bought 3, one sw was 288 unstrung, the other 2 were 300 and higher. I couldn't stand the high sw ones, sold both and ordered another from TW with spec match of 296.
 

time_fly

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Tennisnerd just shared his review. He said his test SX300 was north of 330 on the swingweight, and the Tour was about 340. I find those numbers pretty shocking given the competition and the goal of high swing speeds for spin. It's going to feel like a brick when tested back to back with the Pure Aero and Head Extreme.

 
That SW of 340 must be too much for a spinny racquet? I wonder what those two, yet unrevealed lines will be. They've now covered control (CX) and spin (SX). Next, extreme power for traditional flat hitters? :cool:
 
Yeah the Revo CV 3.0 is such a great racquet. Too bad it isn't more appreciated. Rare for a tweener it has great feel, touch, and control. I currently have 2 weighted to 325sw/11.9oz and am thinking about getting another one. The paint job doesnt bother me at all - I actually like the yellow/black colorway lol.
I looked at the Revo 3.0 F Tour and it looks like a PA in disguise. Is it as uncomfortable and inaccurate? Which Biomimetic was closest to it, 500, 600?
 

Big Bagel

Professional
That SW of 340 must be too much for a spinny racquet? I wonder what those two, yet unrevealed lines will be. They've now covered control (CX) and spin (SX). Next, extreme power for traditional flat hitters? :cool:
PX line for power? Or maybe FX for force? Or BX for Bam!? No idea what the other one could be. FX for feel? VX for volley? GX for Grandpa? OX for oversize? TX for tweeners? I could use a racquet dedicated to my tweeners...
 
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