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Racquet Specs

  • Head Size: 100 sq. in MP
  • Length: 27 inches
  • Weight: Strung — 11.5 oz Unstrung — 11 oz
  • Tension: 55-65 Pounds
  • Balance: 9 Pts Head Light
  • Composition: HM6 Carbon
  • Flex: 63
  • Grips Type: Dunlop Gecko-Tac
  • Power Level: Low
  • String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T, 10T, 8H, 10H
    One Piece
    No Shared Hole
  • Swing Speed: Fast
  • Swing Weight: 310

Dunlop Biomimetic 200 Plus Tennis Racquet


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The description for this racquet was right on the money. If you’re looking for a control-oriented frame that makes spin production a cinch, then the Dunlop Biomimetic 200 Plus is the way to go.

Dunlop Biomimetic 200 Plus Tennis Racquet

Groundstrokes
Before taking the Biomimetic 200 for a spin, I was concerned about the weight as well as the string pattern. At 11.5 ounces strung, this racquet is definitely on the heavier side. That said, the head light balance allowed me to maneuver racquet head quite easily. The 18x20 string pattern (as opposed to the more common 16x18 pattern) increased my control factor and my ability to create spin, but also made it more difficult to punish weaker balls. It’s no surprise that this racquet is used on tour by Nikolay Davydenko – a player known for his spin production. I did enjoy the fact that this frame had 100 square inches in head size to work with. The larger sweet spot of the Biomimetic 200 (compared to some other Dunlop models like the Biomimetic 100 and Max 200G) did much to balance out the control-focused construction of the racquet.

Volleys
This racquet felt incredibly solid at the net. It’s sturdy on the harder-hit balls, but softens easily if you’re trying to create touch. Again, because the racquet is built for control, I had to raise my target to force the ball deep in the court, but I found it to be a simple adjustment. I struggled to create the power I was looking for on my overheads, but perhaps that’s just a result of slower racquet speed.

Serves
Though the Biomimetic 200 didn’t suit me perfectly on my serve (I would prefer a slightly lighter frame with a bit more power), I can see it working for players who can create large amounts of racquet-head speed. The control would be a plus in that case. I did like enjoy the added momentum that the extra racquet weight provided on my follow through.

Overall
This frame performed exactly as advertised. It’s a solid racquet built for spin creation and control. The slightly larger head size (100 sq. in.) makes it a more forgiving frame than some others in the Biomimetic line. For that reason, I can see this racquet working well for stronger intermediate players as well as those at the highest level of the game.