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Racquet Specs

  • Head Size: 98 sq. in MP
  • Length: 27 inches
  • Weight: Strung — 11.8 oz Unstrung — 11.1 oz
  • Tension: 55-65 Pounds
  • Balance: 4 Pts Head Light
  • Beam Width: 21mm
  • Composition: HM6 Carbon
  • Flex: 62
  • Grips Type: Tour Classic Leather
  • Power Level: Low
  • String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T, 8H
    One Piece
    No Shared Hole
  • Swing Speed: Fast
  • Swing Weight: 326

DUNLOP Biomimetic Max 200G Tennis Racquet


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When I first picked up the Dunlop Biomimetic Max 200G, I felt like I had been transported to a tennis era gone by. With its old-school green and black paint job and leather grip, it was hard to believe that the racquet is relatively new to the market. Technically, it’s an updated version of John McEnroe’s old Dunlop Max 200G, but there are several major differences that I enjoyed from a modern player’s perspective.

Dunlop Biomimetic Max 200G Tennis Racquet

Groundstrokes
The original Dunlop Max 200G had an unforgiving 85 square inch head size, so I was relieved when I found the Biomimetic version had 98 square inches to work with. That said, it’s still definitely made for an advanced player (I would definitely not recommend this racquet for beginners). The strung weight is 11.8 ounces, which will seem heavy for some. My current frame is about one ounce lighter, so it took some time to get used to. I did find that the extra weight lent itself to additional stability on my groundstrokes (especially on balls I wanted to take on the rise). The racquet is four points head light, which helped to make a heavier racquet much more maneuverable.

Volleys
I really enjoyed how this racquet felt at the net. It was sturdy and maneuverable, allowing for quick reactions on balls hit right at me. I also experienced fantastic touch with this frame. My drop shots and half-volleys both came off my racquet with control and predictability, which is key for any all-court player. While many new versions of old classics are being remade with only the groundstroke game in mind, I found the Biomimetic Max 200G had a lot to offer serious doubles players and singles players who make their way to the net on occasion.

Serves
Though I loved the control I felt on my serve with the 200G, I found myself missing a little bit of the pop available with many racquets today. That was a negative aspect of this frame for me, but it could just as easily be a positive based on your game style. Also, the weight of the racquet made it a bit tougher on my oft-injured shoulder.

Overall
The Dunlop Biomimetic Max 200G is a solid frame perfect for an advanced all-court player. Though it definitely has old-school appeal, it also has all of the advances and tweaks needed to suit the modern game.