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DUNLOP Biomimetic M 3.0 Tennis Racquet Review

Racquet Specs

  • Head Size: 98 sq. in.
  • Length: 27 inches
  • Weight: Strung — 11.3 oz Unstrung — 10.51 oz
  • Tension: 52-62 Pounds
  • Balance: 7 Pts Head Light (unstrung)
  • Beam Width: 22mm
  • Flex: 63
  • Grip Type: Viper Dry
    • Power Level: Low-Medium
    • String Pattern: 16 Mains / 20 Crosses
    • Swing Speed: Moderate-Fast
    • Swing Weight: 322

DUNLOP Biomimetic M 3.0 Tennis Racquet Review


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Fernando Verdasco and Heather Watson’s racquet of choice, the Dunlop Biomimetic M 3.0 is a definite upgrade from Dunlop’s 16x19 Biomimetic 300. The M 3.0 is created with greater power and spin than previous frames in the 300 series. The open pattern grants access to spin and control, while the head light balance allows for greater power and maneuverability. Engineered with Aeroskin CX aerodynamic technology and BioFibre dampening, this frame is both maneuverable and comfortable. The MoS2 grommet system reduces friction and allows the strings to provide greater spin and power. Redesigned with a rounder head shape, this racquet also boasts a larger sweet spot than the previous 300 model. All-court players with faster swings who are seeking a versatile racquet with an emphasis on control and maneuverability should give the M 3.0 a try.

Dunlop biomimetic m 3.0 tennis racket

Groundstrokes
I thought the M 3.0 allowed me to comfortably be aggressive from the baseline with its impressive control. It was easy to swing and proved to be relatively stable even on shots outside of the sweet spot. I found myself placing shots with accuracy, aided by the open, spin-generating 16x19 string pattern. I did feel like I was working slightly harder to create my own power while hitting groundstrokes, and I noticed a lack in depth on some of my shots. However, this could be due to the fact that I normally play with a much lighter racquet.

Volleys and Serve
With its 7-points head light balance, the greater maneuverability of this racquet was apparent, especially up at net. I loved the mobility of this racquet, allowing me to stay aggressive. Reacting quickly to volleys was definitely not a problem. When my volleys were hit directly in the sweet spot, balls were returned with a great punch and lots of control. The M 3.0 probably wasn’t the most powerful racquet on serves, but I thought I could generate a great amount of control and precision, not to mention lots of spin on my second slice serve.

Overall
Dunlop has created a versatile frame with everything an aggressive player would want—maneuverabilty, stability, and control. While a little extra effort may be needed to produce some power, the M 3.0 will still be sure help you place your shots wherever you want to move your opponent around the court.

About the Reviewer: Melissa Ponder is a former college player who has been playing tennis for over 15 years. She is rated as a 5.5 NTRP player.


 


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