Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by vkartikv, May 15, 2007.
Does anyone know which 200G Cedric Pioline used?
Same one as Haas, Blake, Ferreria, and several others.
Funny - did/does any pro use any real Dunlop 200, no matter if MW, Hotmelt, M-Fil or AG? . . . Oh yes, I remember stringing a real MW 200 for Kris Gossens from Belgium
When? 10-15 years ago he used some cheap Prince racket. Then, he started playing with Head.
That cheap Prince as you call it was not cheap. It was the Prince Magnesium Pro 90. The same racquet just different color that Pat Cash used to win Wimbledon in 1987. The HEAD racquet Pioline used was the Radical Tour TwinTube 630.
Jura, that would be Kris Goossens ;-)
Shame on me, I forgot an "o".
I tested a 200g MW painted in the (grey and black?) of pros like Haas and Philipoussis in 1999. I found it to have no "plow through" and to be dead on the upper hoop. It seemed to lack mass on impact. It is hard to imagine that racquet as being the same as those on the tour. Incidentally, the Prince Magnesium Pro 90 hit much better than you would think.
Sorry but can anyone inform me as to which model of the Dunlop 200 series those players are using?
Dunlop Muscle Weave 200G I would assume.
It's not a 200 series frame at all. As I have said in the past, it is loosely based on a Asia-Pacific market frame called the Revelation Tour 95, big brother to the old green/black Revelation Tour 90 that Flipper used to use. As for players using a reall 200, when Todd Reid and Alicia Molik both first signed with Dunlop, they hit a real MW 200. Jean-Francios Bachelot when he went to them from Major was using a Hot MElt 200, and one or two other players who I cannot think of off the top of my head.
directly ! the prince magnesium pro was a fantastic frame ! I used it from 1984 to 1995. I recently went back to it. a high quality metal frame plays a lot like wood, but with more power. great "feel". almost every diehard wood user pro like Pat Cash switched to metal.
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