Dunlop Biomimetic 200 Racquet Customer feedback
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Comments: I am mad at myself for not ordering this while I was still playing in high school. I ordered this because I
picked up a one handed backhand recently. The stiffness is 62 on the racquet but it feels a little more flexible, which is fine with
my wrist that I sprained a while back. I used to use a Wilson Tour and I am in love with this Dunlop racquet. First time using
Dunlop and for $89 a racquet, I can't complain. Serves were placed really well; it had less power than what I was used to but that
will all come in time once I'm used to a racquet that's an ounce and a half heavier than my previous racquet. Volleys were beauties
with this stick, I felt very confident and was able to place every volley where I wanted it. Thank you Tennis Warehouse for such a
great price and stick!
Comments: A few useful tips in order to get out the best of this frame: 1) Use a polyester string at between 45-49
lbs because the power and spin, as well as the feeling, will allow you to swing freely. If you string higher the power drops and the
sweetspot shrinks significantly. 2) This is a flexible frame. Take off the factory cushion grip and put on a leather grip. You will get
a crisper feeling and feel less vibrations. This allows you to feel the string bed better and not the frame vibrating. I do this on all
thin beam racquets. Enjoy!
Comments: This racquet is perfect. I played with the Wilson Pro Tour BLX and I think this stick is much better! Tons
Comments: More powerful than I expected in a 200 series racquet. Also more comfortable with a little less feel. The
older 200s had a nice raw feel with lower flexibility. This one is nice too though, but quite different. I'll have to use firmer
stringbeds in this one
Comments: Great Racquet! Heavy at first since I'm switching from a Babolat AeroPro Drive. If you are a serve and
vollyer, this racquet is for you. I'm having trouble with mis-hits though.
Comments: I really enjoyed this racquet. It's got great control, good power, and good touch. I love it on volleys,
and love it on slice. Definitely a comfortable racquet and love the way it feels for my elbow (I have a history of elbow problems). It
may seem "low powered" but honestly all it needs is a lower tension. Definitely recommend this racquet to a 4.0+ player looking
for more control and feel.
Comments: This racquet is a perfect fit for me. Great control and arm-friendly. Has definitely improved my game.
Comments: This is an arm-friendly racquet. The specs are similar with the popular Wilson 6.1 18x20 line, but a lot
softer. This gives you less power and a smaller sweet spot. On the other hand you get more feel and easier depth control. It has
nice control for "low net clearance" shots due the tight string pattern (ie. slices and flat winners). I recommend this for a "player's
racquet" with a strong fit men age 16-60 with developed strokes and all court game. Phil, 4/12 commented it is lacking power
and spin. The easy fix for those is the right string setup. Try VS Touch Black 1.30 mains at 57lbs and MSV coFocus 1.18 crosses at
53lbs (my setup). If it is still lacking power try VS Team in the mains.
Comments: I came from a Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200 which was a good racquet, so I decided to go with the 200
Biomimetic. Totally different racquet. It has more power, but it is controlled. Has an unbelievable amount of feel probably the
most of any other racquet on the market. Best racquet I've ever used, will definitely buy another!
Comments: I'm a big fan of the Aerogel 100, tried switching to the 4D 200
Tour but found it a little heavy and a bit too powerful. I recently purchased the Biomimetic 200 and am very happy with it so far.
It has tons of feel and great maneuverability. It's not the best serving racquet I've ever played with, but not terrible. I love hitting
forehands with it. I'm not sure why you don't see more players hitting with Dunlop. Overall, this is a great racquet for 4.0+ level
Comments: First of all, I really love this racquet. It suites me just nice since I always rely on my serve. Last time my
volleys were awful but when I tried this racquet, my volley are untouchable. A big hooray! And thank you for Dunlop sincerely from
Comments: This frame has great control and feel, but is lacking in power and spin due to a
microscopic sweet spot and tight string pattern. With a little led tape and some rpm
blast I could see this being a solid serve and volley or aggressive all court frame, but
that's not my style. I would recommend a look at the biomimetic 200 lite, a much more
well rounded frame, before going with this guy.
Comments: I was holding one of these sticks and the spec for stiffness on the physical racquet is 62... Why is
Tennis-Warehouse reporting 57? I purposely wasn't buying this stick as an upgrade to my 4D because the specs didn't match up
to what I like...
Comments: "Old School" college player (Slazenger Challenger 1, Victor Imperial gut 17ga. 72 lbs), used Yonex for
the last 20yrs. This is a very solid feeling racquet. The combination of the NRG, throat flex and dense string-bed is easy on the
elbow and reminds me of my college days. My confidence level has gone way-up in all aspects of my game. Depth from the
baseline is consistent, volleys are solid, and 1st serves more accurate and powerful, 2nd serves more kick. It rewards the player
that has solid strokes and is not afraid to hit-out on the ball. This racquet deserves to be demoed. Might not be for you but, at
least you'll have not ruled it out by not knowing.
Comments: I just got this racquet and the control and serves are amazing but I feel that it's a little low
powered...but after playing with it for a while I found the power was there. Playing the net with this stick is unbelievable it's
Comments: Talk about spin. This racquet felt great on my forehand and backhand and I got a lot of arc on the ball.
Didn't think much of it at the net though, or
on the serve, though this is probably due to the fact that I had never
played with such a heavy racquet, and I'm sure you could get used to it
over time. A very good stick.
Comments: This demo was waiting for me at my doorstep today and I immediately went to go hit with it. I've
normally hit with a Roddick Pure Drive GT+ and have been since my freshman year of high school. At first touch, this stick has
good balance between the head and the handle. This was something that turned me off with other racquets like the Six.One 95
Tour. It didn't take long for this racquet to please me, I felt the control over the ball off of the first couple hits. Feeling the depth
all the way through my shots was definitely a plus. My volleys felt crisp and serves were top-notch. I found no problem flattening
serves out or giving them extra kick. I loved the shape of the grip, it was easy to squeeze down on when I plowed through
groundstrokes at the baseline. It was super easy on my shoulders, which I have had on and off problems with the past couple of
months. I can't pick out a flaw that I truly had a problem with. This one is definitely worth a demo/purchase!
Comments: When I first saw this here on Tennis Warehouse I said I must have
this because I just like the color of the racquet. I finally got it and
played with it and it felt good. From the baseline, I have never felt so solid! Volleys I have never felt so in control! I found it a lot
better with serves than the Babolat Pure Drive Cortex Plus. I have been getting them close to the T and adding spin was no
problem to it! I would recommend this racquet to any Dunlop users.
Comments: After playing for around 10 years with all the prestige models available in the market I had to switch to
something easier on the elbow (I'm 38 years old, and my shape and arms are not that strong anymore). I knew I needed to keep
with the dense pattern of any head racquets so I went for the Radical Microgel MP, which came to be a weakened player's stick;
lack of depth and stability. I then tried the Prince Rebel. It felt good, but you need a ton of technique and force in order to get
deep shots. This racquet has too much weight in the grip and lack of it in the head. A friend showed what might be the best
racquet for me, Dunlop biomimetic 200. It's amazingly maneuverable, great feeling, easy to get spin on all the shots, and is stable
in volleys and serves. For me it's almost better than the Head Prestige microgel MP but way flexible and easy on arm.
Comments: Wow, just got this racquet. I am coming from the Prince Ozone Tour MP and played with the O3 Tour
MP before that because of degenerative shoulder issues. I like to hit some topspin, slice, and then flatten out winners to the
corner. I was a little worried about going to a 95, but it's not noticeable. I haven't played with a dense patterned racquet since the
Head Ti Classic. I forgot what I was missing. I got extremely good depth on my shots the initial time out
without even trying. My flat serves were bombing, volleys were excellent, and I could direct the ball with ease. No shoulder or arm
issues either during my practice session or now, the day after! I've moved on from my old high school stick, the Dunlop Maxply
Fort to this Dunlop and can't wait to play again today!
Comments: Hi TW, are the 200 & 200 lite reviews still going ahead? Know you guys
are always busy but would be great to see them. Meantime thanks for all
you work, the site is really helpful.
Comments: Dunlop 200 series racket has evolved from Max 200g to Aerogel 4d 200 and now the 200 Biomimetic.
It is known that the stiffness of this series has increased and therefore comfort and softness may have decreased. It is wonderful
to see the 200 Biomimetic stiffness has drop to 57, which is similar to the Muscle Weave 200g.
Comments: I tested the racket at Indian Wells and purchased one. I added .5 oz. weight to handle and put my
string in and it's a winner. Very good with groundstrokes but even better at the net. It is an all round solid tennis racket
especially against heavy hitters. Just a comment about the balance; my experience has been every racket is different. When you
get a couple of the same rackets you usually have to add tape weight to one of them to get them the same swing weight and
Comments: Hi, I have a question? This racquet compared to the Prestige MP. Which is better and in what aspects?
I'm looking for a frame like the both but I want the more maneuverable.
Comments: Just wondering if anyone knows whether the grommets on the Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200 18x20 can also
be used on this stick. I scuffed up my biomimetic pretty badly after 3 hours of playing and I'm wondering if it's safe to order
those grommets for this racquet?
Comments: I previously was using the Prince EXO3 rebel Team and also played with the EXO3 Rebel; both are good
racquets don't get me wrong but after breaking frame after frame I had to switch. Back when the aerogel first came out I was a big
fan of the 200 series and its crisp feel. When I saw the biomimetics were coming out with the 200 I signed up on the waiting list
before even demoing the racquet I had that much confidence in it. From the look of this racquet the cosmetics are awesome it's by
far one of the best paint jobs in tennis!
Comments: I purchased this biometric 200 recently, switching from my 6 year old m-fill 200. This new one is
slightly lighter, about the same balance.
I've tried many racquets, but this one is markedly greater than any other I have tried.
Comments: I recently got the chance to demo this racquet and noticed they specs listed on the actual racquet are
slightly different then the ones listed on the website. Specifically the stiffness and balance. TW lists the stiffness: 57 and balance:
6 pt HL (approx 325mm), whereas the racquet is lists its own specs as stiffness: 62 and balance: 7 pt HL (approx 320mm). Are
these typos on the racquet or the TW website?
Comments: I just received my demo of the 200 and used it all day without missing a thing about my previous
racquet, the K-Blade 93. I was very impressed with the comfort of this frame; it still felt every bit as "crisp" as the K-Blade Tour,
which I have used since its inception! The racquet shape, weight, balance, and beam width along with the shape of the grip itself
made this racquet feel like I had been using it for years. DO NOT be swayed by the stiffness rating! This racquet is CRISP, with
great plow-through due to its 12-ounce frame. The only modification I made was to replace the stock grip with a leather grip,
which I have always done, and used a Wilson pro perf overgrip. The leather grip makes this a true "players" frame and an even
more perfect balance for me. VERY IMPRESSIVE, Dunlop. I was not planning on switching, as I was demoing this frame for a
competitive junior player, NOW Dunlop has a couple of new customers after ONE demo!!!
Comments: I know the TW team is pretty busy with a lot of reviews, but I was wondering if you guys are going to
review the Dunnies? especially this 200 series.
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