Similar Rackets to Dunlop Srixon 200 Tour

provoco

New User
Hi, i have a dunlop srixon 200 tour 16x19. I love everything this racket offers, feel, control etc..
I think if had a 97 or 98 head size it would be perfect for my one back hand.

i have tried clash 98, Prince Textreme 100 Tour, TF40 315 but dunlop is better for me.

Is there a similar racket with 97 or 98inch? Wilson UT maybe?

Thanks!
 

Gee

Hall of Fame
Angell TC95 16x19 might be a good one for you.
Though it is officially a 95 sq head size quite a few posters here mentioned it is actual slightly bigger.
 

gbgTennis

New User
The Dunlop Srixon 200 tour was my racquet of choice for about 2 years, and I really liked it a lot.
Indeed the Wilson UT is VERY similar, I played with it for a season or two before the Dunlop. But if you're looking for something a little more forgiving then I don't think it's the one for you. If anything, it's lower powered than the Dunlop.
Tecnifibre TF40 would have been another recommendation, but seems like you've already tried it.
The racquet that I have switched to is the Pacific X Tour Pro 97. If you're willing to customize your racquets a little, then the Pacific really is as good as it gets. Still feels very similar to the Dunlop 200s, but does provide considerably more power and spin (at least than the 18/20 version Dunlop).
I would say the feel of the Dunlop/Wilson UT/Pacific is very similar.
There's also the Head Prestige ofcourse - the OG of all of those racquets, so to say. I like the current version of the Prestige Pro, but it's considerably stiffer than the other 3, does provide more power though.
Hope this helps a little.
 

gbgTennis

New User
Oh, and in my opinion the Vcore 97 doesn't feel at all like the Dunlop.
It's a great racquet and I like it a lot, but other than being a Midplus control frame, they're not very alike.
Can't speak to the Angell TC95, never tried Angells unfortunately
 

provoco

New User
The Dunlop Srixon 200 tour was my racquet of choice for about 2 years, and I really liked it a lot.
Indeed the Wilson UT is VERY similar, I played with it for a season or two before the Dunlop. But if you're looking for something a little more forgiving then I don't think it's the one for you. If anything, it's lower powered than the Dunlop.
Tecnifibre TF40 would have been another recommendation, but seems like you've already tried it.
The racquet that I have switched to is the Pacific X Tour Pro 97. If you're willing to customize your racquets a little, then the Pacific really is as good as it gets. Still feels very similar to the Dunlop 200s, but does provide considerably more power and spin (at least than the 18/20 version Dunlop).
I would say the feel of the Dunlop/Wilson UT/Pacific is very similar.
There's also the Head Prestige ofcourse - the OG of all of those racquets, so to say. I like the current version of the Prestige Pro, but it's considerably stiffer than the other 3, does provide more power though.
Hope this helps a little.
Thanks! I've been looking the specs of pacific and seem very well.
I have read that the sweetspot is reduced. What do you think?
How do you have it customized?
 

time_fly

Hall of Fame
Hi, i have a dunlop srixon 200 tour 16x19. I love everything this racket offers, feel, control etc..
I think if had a 97 or 98 head size it would be perfect for my one back hand.

i have tried clash 98, Prince Textreme 100 Tour, TF40 315 but dunlop is better for me.

Is there a similar racket with 97 or 98inch? Wilson UT maybe?

Thanks!
Have you considered getting the non-Tour, "regular" CX 200 and adding a little weight as needed? The regular CX 200 is also 16x19 but has a 98" head and 1mm thicker beam for a bit more pop. It's 5g lighter, which I would compensate for with a little lead at 3 and 9.
 

gbgTennis

New User
Thanks! I've been looking the specs of pacific and seem very well.
I have read that the sweetspot is reduced. What do you think?
How do you have it customized?
I've got it customized quite heavily, because I've been playing with the same specs for quite a while now, and am used to a lot more swingweight.
Mine have a leather grip on them, 2 gram of lead at 3&9 and 5 gram at 12.
That brings it to around 330g weight, 303 sw and a 31,2 balance.

I've heard talk of the smaller sweetspot aswell, but can't really say that I agree. The same things have been said about the Pacifix X force pro no.1 which I've also played. Both have a normal sized sweetspot for me, BUT the sweetspot is quite pronounced - so if you happen to miss it, you will feel it. Somewhat similar to the older prestiges in that matter.
All of my Pacific racquets have had quite a bit of lead added in the hoop however, so maybe that is why I never had issues with a smaller sweetspot.

As to what time_fly said:

When I was with Dunlop, I used both the CX Tour and the regular CX 200 for some time, and I really liked both. Performance wise the regular 200 is awesome and fits perfectly as a lighter and more maneuverable version of the CX Tour with some added power. The feel was nothing like the 95 in² version for me though, which is why I chose the CX Tour. But you should test it, it's an awesome racquet. Probably the better of the 2 dunlops for most people.
 
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