Specs and availability of Dunlop Maxply McEnroe

Discussion in 'TW Questions/Comments' started by tkoets, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. tkoets

    tkoets Rookie

    Feb 20, 2004
    I see that TW is advertising this new Dunlop in the March edition of Tennis Magazine. Do you have any preliminary specs for this new frame? Has anyone at TW hit with it, and if so, any initial impressions? When will you'll be posting it on your site and what is expected delivery? Thanks!
  2. TW Staff

    TW Staff Administrator

    Jan 21, 2004
    Head Size:98 sq. in. / 632 sq. cm.
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
    Construction:21 mm Straight Beam
    Composition: Hot Melt Graphite
    Strung Weight:11.3 ounces / 320 grams
    Power Level: Low-Medium
    Babolat Racquet Diagnostic Center (RDC) Data:
    Stiffness: 68 (0-100)
    Inertia: 327 (200-400)
    Stroke Style: Full
    Swing Speed: Moderate-Fast
    Balance: 3pts Head Light
    Racquet Color: N/A
    Grip Type: Leather
    String Tension:
    55-65 pounds
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T,8H
    One Piece
    No shared holes

    Very easy racquet to use. Plays with more weight and stability than I expected when looking at the specs. Offers a moderate amount of power and good control and feel. Easy to swing, so easy to generate topspin on groundies and serves. I would say a similar racquet would be the Babolat Pure Storm Team Standard.
    Due here 3/1. Might be available for pre-order two-weeks prior depending on manufacturer's policy.

    Chris, TW.
  3. tkoets

    tkoets Rookie

    Feb 20, 2004
    Thanks for the detailed information, Chris. I like the retro look. Am a bit surprised that it has such a high RDC flex value given that McEnroe likes more flexible racquets and he is endorsing this frame. Still, I've hit with the Bab Storm MP and thought it was a pretty nice hitting stick, so I'll have to give this one a try.

    Does the Dunlop have much in the way of handle feedback or is it pretty muted?

    Thanks again!

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