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Comments: This is a great racquet. I added lead to weight it up to 12.2 ounces and a leather grip now it plows through the ball on big shots. Spin on groundies and serves is ample. This racquet has added lots of bang to my backhand. Great stick!
Comments: Overall, this racquet
does a lot of things really well: spin, accuracy, volley, serve,
overhead, stability. Its weakness as others have said is its
inadequacy in handling big hitting from the baseline and depth of
ground strokes. This racquet treated me well. After 1.5 years and a
lot of fond memories (sniffle) I've moved on to one better suited to
my evolving game. Overall, I strongly recommend this racquet if the
specs suit you.
Comments: I've been playing with this racket for a little over 2 years with Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour at 57. It has a pretty low power
level and was difficult to return hard serves, or hard shots. I liked it up at net, had a lot of feel and control. After a while I noticed the butt was wobbling a bit so I took off the over grip and the frame had shattered into pieces. I am not one to toss my racket around, so I am not sure how it could have shattered into pieces. A few of my friends also have this same racket and they have had durability problems as well. One had tapped the net in frustration and the head of the frame cracked (maybe it was due to over tensioning the strings)and another had the same problem I have had. Overall it was a great racket but I didn't like the durability after a year or two of use.
Comments: Mine weighs in at 320 g with a few grams of lead at 3 and 9 each, and no dampener. Lighter than the TW stats and feels it.
Power level is low, I agree with TW, it needs a fast swing for depth. You need good technique to use this, and the sweetspot is on the small side. Feel is the strongpoint, control (if technique is right) is there. Spin is ok but I don't spin it much so not a good judge. The ball does seem to sit up a little rather than going through the court.
A little light, and without a bit of lead at 3 and 9 it feels too headlight to me.
Also, the grip is on the short side for a 2H backhand but you can get used to it.
Overall, good value once the lead added, but should be thought of as a light players stick rather than a tweener.
Comments: I played with this racquet for 3 years. As I improved my
tennis skills and tried other, babolat aeropro drive and pure drive,
Head Extreme, some Wilson racquets and my next choice Tecnifibre T-
Fight 320 VO2max, which I consider as the best racquet for my game...I
would not reccomend this M-fil 200 to serious baseliner. It is very
difficult to hit hard balls with a control, too low swingweight and
stability. You get pushed against hard hitters.
But if like to play all court game with plenty of volleys and big
angles or like to swing fast and easy...try it
Comments: I'm 14 years old. This is the best racquet since my Prince synergy racquet.
It is lightweight thus making it easier to swing.. this is the best!
Comments: This is a racquet that rewards proper technique. It almost forces
you to strike the ball dead center, but when you do the payoff is
Amazing. It's kind of like having a coach in your hand. Great pop on the volleys lots of action on backhand slice easy and fluid on the serve. Strung at 61lbs a bit to tight 58, 59lbs should be fine. Patience is required; first day out with this stick I found it not responding the way I wanted so once I got over that and realized what I was dealing with, then improvement. It takes work but I believe your game will improve with this stick in your hand not for lazy bones.
Comments: I love this racquet!!! I am a very hard hitting and very good player. I was using a Babolat Pure Drive, which was great until I used a Dunlop 200+. I love the way it feels when I hit a forehand and backhand its like no other feeling. The best part about this racquet that I loved, though, was that it cleaned up my service game. It gave me a lot more control and top spin.
Comments: A few years ago, I switched from a Head TiHeat to the Dunlop M-Fil 200. I liked the racquet, but it did not generate enough spin for my swing. I stumbled upon the M-Fil 200 Plus and its more open pattern and immediately saw it improve my game. I am a baseliner with a loopy swing and the racquet played perfect for my game. On occasion, I have had to switch to a swerve and volley style, and the racquet holds its own. I like to switch my serves up, from a slice to a power serve and the 200 Plus allows me to keep my opponent on their toes and off balance. I recently tried to upgrade to the Aerogel 200 Plus and am having trouble with the transition. The racquets are similar in some areas, but the weight of the M-Fil feel a lot more steady in my hands. The Aerogel generates plenty of spin, but I just don't feel the same power coming off of the racquet, especially on my serves. I am contemplating returning to the M-Fil 200 Plus, but I want to give the Aerogel some more time, and possibly some lead tape before I give up on it.
Comments: Good stick. I added a bit of lead at 3 and 9 for some extra stability. It seems to play fine but Dunlop's stock string at 54 lbs. is bad in this stick. I had Prince Synthetic 16 put in there at 60 lbs. to see how it plays and it's very good.
Comments: This racquet I am using after Wilson Pro Staff. It is lighter by 20 g than Pro staff. The control is very precise and also after playing with a heavier racquet my stroke play etc have been better. This racquet is a must buy. Perfect groundtrokes and also stunning release of ball. A string tension of 64 lbs will surely give a smooth control.
Comments: When playing with this racquet I feel that I have great control and stability while I am playing. Also, it has great control with the topspin serve and does not feel like anything can go wrong. It feels like there is nothing in my hand I think it is lite, but that is just me.
Comments: I don't play enough to handle the other racquets I have [Volkl C-10 Pro tour and Dunlop Revelation Pro 90] without being sore for days. Those sticks weigh in at 12.3 oz and are great but one set and I'm done. The M-Fil 200 is a great step "down" in that I traded 1 oz of weight for basically the same balance with a quicker swing and better maneuverability. You still need to have a full swing at the ball to generate power but control is great-- you know where the ball is going as soon at you hit it. Great feedback, precise power, fantastic price.
Possible drawbacks: the stock strings aren't super but good enough, they make a metallic twang without the dampener in, I'm undecided about the grip--I'm trying the TW leather replacement. Bottom line: I'm buying another and customizing for the price of one of this year's models.
Comments: When you add a little lead at 3 and 9 (for stability) then restring it with your
favorite synthetic gut at 58lbs. (for comfort) the M-Fil 200 will perform like racquets that are priced between $60 and $100 more. It's a solid ride, with a great light swingweight. It's perfect for the all-court traditionalist who doesn't rely solely on heavy topspin from the back court to compete.
Remember, it' not the racquet but it's what you do with the racquet that counts. Proper technique, proper practice, proper concentration and proper fitness will go along way to help make the M-Fil 200 the "stick" for you.
Comments: Previously used Yonex rackets based on a desire for Made-in-Japan QC, but quality issues with my RDti80's made me rethink this. Bought these because the price beat everything else with similar specs and the reviews were good. Switched the grips to leather, but otherwise played them stock. A few points buyers should know: first, this is a very oval-shaped face, the crosses are about the length of a 92" or maybe 95" face in more round rackets, leaving less margin for error for heavy spin players. Second, the string pattern is actually quite dense in the center, and then as you move out it changes more dramatically than the rackets I have played with, which may help explain why the response is so different on off-center shots. Again, this may not be ideal for those looking for a lot of spin. Finally, TW lists this a 64 on stiffness, but says it plays less stiff than that while Dunlop says it is a 67; I have no idea where it tests, but it plays like a well-built 64 in my opinion. Bottom line: I'm quite happy with them. More solid feel than my RDti80's; more juice than my RDti50's. I served fantastic with them right away. Still trying to dial in the groundies and volleys though. I think a thinner gauge string will help as I'm still using the factory strings. Nothing "cheap" about this racket other than TW's great price.
Comments: One of the worst racquets I have ever played with..I was serving and hitting terrible groundstrokes. There is a reason this racquet is so cheap..I switched back to my old Wilson-N-Six two and could tell the difference first time back hitting! If you want to buy this racquet I would suggest playing a few weeks with it first, other wise you will get frustrated!
Comments: This racquet is perfect for someone who likes maneuverability and low swingweight. Although the weight is over 11 ozs, the racquet swings like it weighs in the high 9 oz range. This is good in some areas and negative in others; volleys with this racquet feel crisp, manageable, and easy to hit hard and deep in the court, but you will labor to get groundstrokes to penetrate the court. This racquet also generates a ton of spin (probably because of the open string pattern) also contributing to the speed at which you have to swing it to get the ball past the service line. Serving with this racquet is good, although I find a more hefty stick feels smoother and generates more speed off the serve. Overall good stick, I don't regret switching to it!
Comments: Five years ago I was 5.0 moving to 4.5 and on my way down because I am getting older (65). I then quit playing for 2 years and started back up last year. I have spent a year trying dozens of different rackets including several of my old ones. I played good with some new ones and with one of my old rackets but none of them clicked in everything until the M-Fil 200 was in my hand. The only truth I have coming out of this process is everyone is different and you have to play with the stick to find out if it fits your own game. Because I played with so many different rackets I did discover two things that did help. I needed a heavy racket to counter the heavy hitting of the younger guys (strung weight 11.4 to 12.1) and the second thing was I needed a racket with a swingweight 318 or lower to be able to get the head speed I needed. For what its worth the M-Fil 200 did it for me. Best of luck in your search.
Comments: I spent months trying different racquets and finally settled on the Becker 11 98. I also tried the Dunlop Aerogel 200 and liked that as well but not as much as the Becker. I saw the special on the Mfil 200 and wondered if it played similar to the Aerogel 200. Since it was so cheap I decided to just buy one and try it. My game is Serve and Volley, chip and charge. Last week I played with the racquet for the first time at the USTA Nationals in Sacramento CA. I could place my serves with pinpoint accuracy and with plenty of punch and power. Volleys are crisp and deep, I was able to generate plenty of topspin on both sides. Slice forehands and backhands produced plenty of bite and depth. I like this racquet so much I bought 2 more. The racquet came strung from the factory so I restrung all three with OG Sheep Micro 17 strung at 56LBS (it�s nice to have your own stringing machine). This is a player's stick but it is a little more forgiving than other player�s sticks. At the very least you have to demo this stick, I'm tempted to buy a couple since they don't make them anymore.
Comments: Great racket for the price. I can tell it's stiffer by the power generated from such a light racket, but it doesn't feel that way when hitting. i think it's fine stock, as I really like to whip through my groudstrokes. The headlight balance and open string bed really results in great topspin, more than I'm able to generate with the AeroPro Drive w/ cortex I demo'd. If anything there is a little too much spin for my swing resulting in balls landing near the service line vs baseline. I might play with adding some weight to add more depth, but
I really like the stock weight and balance. Think this racket is perfect if you love having a light racket that allows you to swing out on the ball and if you utilize a lot of spin in your game.
Comments: I'd been using N6.1 (12 oz.) for 3 years that made my arms and elbow sore. Then a friend advice me to try lighter sticks. That�s why I tried M-fil 200 plus and its perfect. It�s awesome! It didn�t take me so long to adjust and perform well again with no elbow and arm pain after 3 games of single. It improves my 2nd serve and ball pocketing as well. For me it�s a BIG SWITCH! Thanks for Dunlop for the technology of making this racket. Wise buy for $69.99 very reasonable price. And more power to Tennis Warehouse! Great website! It�s like a Tennis encyclopedia for me!
Comments: I've been playing tennis for 30 years and started off with wood rackets. This racket reminds me of the touch and feel of those days. True it may not have the power of other rackets, but if you learn how to hit a ball the correct way you will not have any problems passing or hitting winners. The control allows for good volleys at the net as well.
I have three, and plan to stock up before they take it off the market.
Suggestion, for parents of junior players that are looking for control in their game, try it you'll enjoy the racket. Remember it's who can keep the ball in play, not hit it the hardest.
Comments: Wow what a great racquet it has a lot of control and is very forgivable I did find it a little heavy and harder to use against a big hitter though
Comments: Awesome racquet, I have added 9g of lead tape at 3 & 9 o'clock and 8g on the throat, also I'm using Wilson overgrip (10g). Overall weight is 350g, it's very stable and very comfortable, I can rip controlled shots like with no other, and at this price you just can't go wrong. I have two and I'm thinking of purchasing more before they run out.
Comments: This is a great racquet for the price. I have used many racquets such as the Wilson hypercarbon 5.3, Babalot pure drive, Prince vendetta, Wilson ncode ntour, tried many of the new prince line and have not been able to find "the right one". I did not get a chance to re-string the racquet yet b/c it didn't arrive when it was supposed to but it still played very well. I can only imagine what a tighter and better string job would do for this racquet. I did add lead tape at nine and three positions. The first time using this racquet was during a women's 4.0 match playing singles (pretty gutsy, I know). I did have a hard time with my serve at first but I just needed to adjust to the racquet and swing weight. Spin and control were great. I'm a heavy topspin hitter and didn't have any problems with this racquet. I would recommend giving this a try!
Comments: This racquet might be the best bargain on the planet. I never really bonded with the Prince Speedport line so I went looking for an old school racquet (midplus, thin beam, open string pattern). I bought two of these based on the feedback from this forum (and the great price)and all I can say is WOW! Just an all around great racquet. I would second the comments about juicing up the 3 and 9 positions with lead tape and replacing the factory strings. After that, you're good to go!
Comments: Wonderful racquet. Tennis is easy and fun with it. Solid from net and baseline, offers bite and spin, excellent control on full cut (like the 200G). I demoed a Wilson K 6-1 Team ($189) and this Dunlop ($69). Similar specs. Played one set. Was behind 1-4 using the Wilson. Picked up the Dunlop and won 6-4. Bought two. Love them.
Comments: This is one sleeper of a racquet. I was skeptical of this stick because of the price but I thought I would just give it a go. Well I am glad I did. I am used to a heavier frame but I love the swing speed I have with the lighter weight. It was stable enough on serves and groundies but not so much on returns and volleys. So I leaded it up at 3 and 9 with about 8 grams total...and WOW! My strokes have never been better. 4.0 baseline game. 2hbh and flat 1st with a nice kicker for my 2nd. I feel like this racquet does exactly what I want it to do. Great frame even if cost $100 more. I have two more on order. Love it!!
Comments: This a very good racquet; I love it. It feels good when I hit and I am able to make easy maneuverable shots with it at the net. It's strong for volleys, and the flex on it is just perfect. For serves, it's also wonderful. I can hit slice kick and flat serves. The one problem that I have with this racquet is that it produces lots of vibration, and I feel that it rattles a little too much.
Comments: What a great racket! It took some getting used to, but it was time for me to upgrade. I used a ProStaff 6.0 for years and the biggest problem I was having was miss-hits, particularly on clay. The feel was completely different, but I was really surprised at how I was able to get the racket over to achieve the topspin that I needed on command. I would consider myself an all court player and was not so much before due to repeated errors coming to the net. Because of the head size, my confidence has risen greatly at the net. I just turned 4.0 this year and this racket has helped me make the turn over the last month or so to boost my record to .500 or better in my league play. I've tried different strings and lead tape, but it has boiled down to me to keep it simple and put the same string and tension in each time and no tape and my mind and muscle memory will compensate appropriately. I would recommend this racket to anyone looking to upgrade from an old classic racket.
Comments: After many a switch this is my stick of choice. There is plenty of room to
customize and now mine weighs in right at 12 oz and is about 5 pts headlight. This stick is still quick through the air and just plows through the ball with spin and pace. If you are a racquet fiend and love to customize a stick this is where you should be. The price is a steal at $69.99. Just do yourself a favor and cut out the factory strings.
Comments: This is an awesome racket. Probably the best racket I have ever played with. It's very nice to hit from the baseline as you get a lot of control as well as spin. Very easy to handle at the net as well. Would recommend to anyone looking for a lighter player's racket.
Comments: This racket is way underpriced for what it can do. I bought it as a backup racket for my Babolat Pure Drive Standard Cortex and I am liking it more and more each time I use it, I've had it for about 4 months now. The Dunlop M-Fil 200 Plus is a good racket if you are looking for a "tweener" that will move you into the arena of "players" rackets. It's narrow shape, slightly heavier weight, and more flexible/less powerful frame make it more demanding than other "tweeners" with similar specs. The strong points of this racket are its relatively small head size (more control), moderate weight (easy to customize with lead), and darn good looks. On the downside you have to be a pretty good player with a full swing and good timing, otherwise you will not like this or any other "players" rackets. I find it very refreshing that Dunlop has found its own niche in the tennis world. For those who love Wilson rackets I would advise you to switch to Dunlop immediately, not only are they cheaper, but I cannot find anything that makes them any less desirable, other than not being endorsed by Roger Federer. (In my opinion Wilson and Dunlop offer similar rackets). I decided to string my Dunlop with the "famous" bright orange Signum Poly-Plasma string that everyone is raving about and I have to say it is by far one of the prettiest rackets you will ever see. I get comments on it all the time from curious onlookers.
Comments: Great all-round racket. Baseline shots are easy to take with a consistent swing. At the net, it is very maneuverable for blocking shots. For volleys, it's not as stable as heavier rackets but still very solid. Lots of topspins thanks to the lower swingweight which allows me to generate much higher racket head speed and massive topspin. Serves need a little more strength then with heavier rackets but once you get used to it, they go in hard and fast with lots of spin as well.
I got my first racket and have just placed an order for the 2nd so I am leaving a review as well.
Comments: This racquet is a great choice for someone who�s looking for a good racquet at a good price. Spin, power and control is very good, but it�s kind of heavy.
Comments: When I fist got this racquet I thought it lacked plow through and could be a little bit unstable when playing a really big hitter. So, I replaced the original grip with a thick leather TW one, covered it with Supergrap, added 4" strips of lead at 3&9 (total 4 grams), and finally ditched the stock damper and strings and went with a poly hybrid and a "O" damper. The end result is 12 oz., 8 points headlight. For me, this setup is perfect. Only downside is I can no longer blame the racquet...lol
Comments: I have played with Wilson racquets, Prince shark, also Dunlop M-Fil 300, Aerogel 300, and just switched to the Dunlop M-Fil 200 plus. I am a baseliner plus a doubles player, and I think I will stick to the Dunlop 200 plus. I really like the player's Dunlop tennis racquets.
Comments: Bought this racquet and LIKED it so much I bought a back up. Control is good; power is good and spin on serves. Over-all good racquet at a great price.
Comments: The stick is great. I like it. Especially when I am on the baseline, I can topspin very well, volley and serve. I really like it.
Comments: I just demoed this racquet, and it is such a great racquet. Volleys are amazing. You'll need to get used to it because you are demoing it, but within 13 strokes, you'll like it and get used to it.
Comments: A great stick, very maneuverable and lots of control. Spin generation is good, and suits my game very well. A bit of lead modification, and it will be perfect. As Shin said below, if you miss the sweetspot it will punish you, which in effect, makes it a perfect players racquet.
Comments: Sweet racket, nice stock grip, beautiful cover, and ok strings from the factory. I took the excellent advice from other comments and added a total of 6 grams of lead at 3 and 9 o'clock; making this $69 racket one nasty weapon. Besides increasing the heaviness of groundshots, the added stability made this stick a gem on returns and put away volleys. My serving was much improved over stock balance. I can't wait to try hybrid combination's or thinner gauge on this spin and arm-friendly stick. A real keeper!
Comments: I love this racquet. Had a head liquidmetal rave (too light and powerful), Yonex rdx500 (heavy and more than I could handle), head titanium 5300 (somewhat unstable, floaty slice), Dunlop mfil 400 (unstable, light, overpowered), and then this. Put a leather grip on it and a tiny bit of lead at 3 and 9 and it was perfect. Good spin, stability, not too much power, easy to move around, nice to look at. I bought another one a week later as a backup because I knew that this is the racquet for me.
Comments: It's a great racquet. I'm a serve and volleyer, and the Dunlop had so much feel. All I had to do was put some lead on to make it about 12 oz. But even out of the box, it's a great stick.
Comments: For my style of play, this racquet works really well with me. Both my strokes get good spin, yet I can also hit flat and for the lines with the control. I feel more comfortable going aggressive on weak balls. I do better with slices and my forehands than I did with the nTour 95. It's head light, but if you have a decent amount of power that won't be a problem as it is a very spin-friendly racquet.
Comments: Feel is great, a bit underpowered for me, but that's what I get for being a small kid, really need a full swing to get good pace and depth...
Comments: The Dunlop m -fill 200 16x 19 was best by test! I played it side by side against aero gel 200 g, lm radical 98, Technifibre t flight 320 16x20, and Babolat pure storm team 07! The Dunlop stood out as being the most crisp and controlled thanks to the head light balance and thinner beam. LM radical was weighted so head heavy that it felt slow and awkward to me, especially on serve. The 200 g was just to heavy for me so its unfair to rip it compared to Dunlop as I didn't hit much with it. TF 320 was more powerful and quite controlled but not as smooth a swing. The pure storm was real stable and controlled and was a close second. I finally went with the Dunlop as it was much cheaper. Demo this one. You won't be wasting your time.
Comments: This is my (real life, no filler) review. Played with the Dunlop m-fil 200 (97 sq.in.) today, hit serves and groundies to get a feel for it. My normal stick is the Wilson 6.0 pro-staff original w/prince 17 gauge synthetic @ 60lbs. The good: the M-Fil 200 swings fast and you can get good topspin, good pop on serve but you'd have to really use it a lot to get the feel/service consistency needed, nice 'pop' sound when hit in the sweet spot. The bad: not a consistent response off the strings, not a lot of weight, and not a 'players' racket. I tend to hit the ball a little high on the strings, which works for the pro-staff 6.0, but not for the M-Fil 200. Shots hit high on the string bed produce vibration and kind of a metallic twang. This racket's definitely a "tweener", not made for playing against heavier hitters. Guess you could lead-tape it up if that's your thing. Made me realize how much I liked the pro-staff. Hope they post this review, just being real with it.
Comments: Great Racquet! It seems a little too light though. It has a sleek look. Adding lead would make this a fantastic racquet. There is awesome spin production and the head is a little bit bigger than the regular M-Fil 200. There is good control and serves become a bit faster and will have more kick on it. It is also pretty cheap which makes this a good all around racquet.
Comments: I've been looking for the racquet that I really feel comfortable swinging with, and although no racquets are perfect, this stick is probably one of the sweetest I've ever had. I've tried so many racquets starting with Heads, Babolat's, Yonex's, and others, but I finally settled down with this one...at least for a while now. It really suits my playing style, which is pretty aggressive, and the head light balance allows me to swing through the ball easier, and the head size (97) is not too small to be considered a demanding racquet. When you miss the sweet spot, it kind of punishes you, so you can't really be lazy using this. Serving is pretty good, but I would just say average in terms of the extra power you get from the racquet. Volleys are pretty solid. Overall, including the unbeatable price, this one probably tops all at the moment if you are looking for forgiving players' racquet, this could be the one for you!!
Comments: Switched to this version of the M-Fil 200 from a Wilson ProStaff Classic 6.1. Was finding the Wilson too demanding and too heavy. I'm happy to report I'm glad I made the switch. Less taxing on my arm and can catch up to balls with pace better. I'm a flat hitter and this racquet suited my strokes to a T. For me, it serves easier too. Only downside might be there's a little more vibration than I'm used to from the Wilson. I might play with changing the grip out for a leather one and adding lead at 3 and 9. This racquet can be had for cheap and is probably the best bang for your buck out there!
Comments: A fine players frame. In stock form, the racquet is too light for heavy hitting and high-level play. Add some significant lead, and this becomes a very fine, spin friendly stick. With lead: stable, controlled, and powerful. Nice feel and mid range flex. A bit stiff and can be harsh. I recommend soft strings in the crosses with poly mains. A great all court frame. Reminds me of the Pro Staff 6.0 95, very similar specs.
Comments: It was a big switch for me to switch from a 10.8-ounce racket to this one. But I got used to this stick pretty quick. This is a very stable racket, very good all-around racket. Maneuverability was a problem for me when I just tried out this stick, but once I got used to it, it feels very stable and full of control.
Comments: It's strange, really. I liked the M-Fil 200, which I got after using the 200 G for a couple of seasons. The 200 M-Fil felt more solid with less vibration that the G series. Lots of control, so it was easy to step in and rip it. Recently, though, I started playing with a guy who plays D1 college tennis and his shots are all huge with nasty spin and lots of harsh angles. I was finding that I was having a hard time giving as good as I was getting and thought that the weight and string pattern were holding me back. I got two of the M-Fil 2006 racquets and I got to say things are working out well. I feel like a bit of a pansy with a bigger head size and lighter frame, but I'm getting much better spin, better serves and better angles (thanks to the spin) that this stick can generate when compared to the M-Fil 200. It doesn't feel as solid, but when that wears off it makes every day a great day to play tennis. Plus, with what TW is charging for this stick, you can't go wrong.
Comments: Simply amazing! This must be one of the best sticks ever made! Huge control and amazing power! Took 5 minutes to learn/adapt to it. Since I play heavier frames (weighted to 365 gr. strung) before this I thought I had to put some led on it but since it behaves so stable, predictable on everything I�m keeping it as is and enjoy the additional head speed instead. I�m getting 4 more...
Comments: This racquet is really good (and underrated)! It is also very cheap. My slices have improved and my topspin forehand too. It is solid at the net and I'm serving pretty well with this racquet. Highly recommended for players with topspin forehands and single-handed backhands.
Comments: This racquet has been a good transition for me from the 300G. It does everything just as well or better, only it is slightly heavier. The only thing I can pick at is the stiffness, which is a bit higher, so I'm still looking for the right tension/string to soften it up.
Comments: This stick is so light that it took me a lot of time to adjust until I end up experiencing a tennis elbow. Most headlight or tour oriented rackets fits my game in singles & doubles, I have been using a Head i.prestige mid for 3 years and later also tried a slightly lighter ones such as Dunlop 200 & 300G's, But this one,..is truly out of the box. After several games I played with it, I noticed that its swing weight is lacking! It didn't offered enough punch during ball contact, so I bought a lead tape and have it customized. I added 3g's at the throat (to gain swing weight) and another extra 3g's at the handle. So far, the result was superb! It offered crispness, more pop & easy on the arm. It feels closer to an m-fil 200 but a bit lighter & much stiffer...much BETTER.
Comments: Great power, spin, control. Also great on serves where power, spin, and accuracy are all present. With the trapdoor, very easy to customize. Dunlop, please keep making great racquets at great prices!
Comments: The 2006 version hit like a solid player's racquet but I didn't feel encumbered by its weight like I felt with the original M-Fil 200. The 2006 had better feel and felt more like an extension of my hand than the original longer Plus version. I preferred the head light balance of the 2006 to the M-Fil 300. It gave me a greater feeling that I was generating my own pace. The open string pattern allowed me to create adequate spin on serves and groundstrokes but the 2006 also performed well when I flattened out my strokes. Volleys were crisp and predictable. I am extremely happy with my choice. The racquet has enough weight for me and I do not foresee myself doing any frame customization. The price speaks for itself. Hopefully Dunlop will keep making this racquet for awhile.
Comments: Great racquet. This racquet is very solid at the baseline and the net. I am a starting doubles player for my high school so it is very important to have a racket that is solid at the net. Also, great kick on second serves. I highly recommend this racket!
Comments: For me, the stick is quite unique in the "Player's Racquet" category. The blend of its headsize, weight, and stiffness (R.A. 64) is what makes this racquet interesting. I played a Head i.prestige mid for more than 3 years now, and found it very stable & precise. But in three years of playing with it, I have given up because of its weight (same as Alexander) and realized that only tennis player with a very good athleticism could enjoy the full benefit of it. So, I switched to this one and found it very light that it took me almost a month to adjust and got used to it, and made this review & this is what I found: At the baseline, I found it crisp, solid, spin friendly and good response blended with a healthy pop during ball contact. It is very comfortable with less effort in singles play but, frame vibration is pronounced. During volleys, half-volleys and overheads, the 06' M-fil 200 plus was superb, every hit was predictable. It is well suited for serve and volley as well as all court players.
Comments: I just got this racquet recently as I was looking for a lighter racquet than my two head i.Prestiges. Make
no mistake, I do love the feel and control of the i.Prestige but the weight of the racquet is the one pulling me back. I've tried the
i.Radical and LM radical, which really lacked the feel of the i.Prestige. I purchased the 200G and used it for a while, while I loved
playing with it, I had a terrible time serving with it and I could not explain why. I picked this up on sale and so far, so good. Good
feel, weight feels good. Quite underrated. I'm looking to play more matches with it.
Comments: I used the M-Fil 200 for about 6 months, and I found the racquet to be very solid, especially when
returning balls from hard hitters. However, the weight and dense string pattern didn't suit my style. I need a lighter racquet, but
not too light, and more open string patterns, and that's when I decided to replace my regular 200 with the 200 Plus. The weight
of the racquet suits my style, as well as the open string pattern. The 200 has more solid feel than 200 Plus when hitting the balls,
but I don't mind. As long as I hit the ball on the sweet spot, the feeling is great. I generate my own power, and the 200 Plus gives
me enough assistance on that category without sacrificing control. I have a great feel on the volleys as well. On the serves,
though, I feel that I need more weight on the head to generate more speed on my serve, but I am not planning to add lead
weights soon. The bottom line for me is I love this racquet, especially at this price range. I�ve bought two already.
Comments: If you wrote off the M-Fil 200 and M-Fil 2005 you might want to reconsider and take a serious look at
the 2006 version. As an earlier post mentioned, this is a sleeper. Groundstrokes, serves and volleys are crisp and controlled.
The racket delivers a high degree of spin probably due to the light swingweight and open 16 x 19 string pattern. Power generated
from this racket is more than adequate. This is a superb, all-around racket.
Comments: I echo the comments of others here. Very maneuverable (excellent for a net game and even reflex
volleys), great feel (wonderful 'thwack' when I hit the sweet spot from both sides), optimum blend of control & power and
excellent spin (aided by the open 16x18 string pattern). Also, surprisingly stable for a fairly light stick (low 11's range). If I'm
really forced to find some faults with this frame, a) I experienced just a little bit of vibration on off-center hits towards the top of
the hoop and b) I'd have liked some more pop on my serve. But as description rightly points out, this is a great stick for
customization with lead tape and a good racquet to grow with, once you are ready to graduate to higher static weight sticks. In
my mind, this stick would appeal to a fairly large cross-section of the tennis playing community. Cheers!
Comments: I've been playing with Volkl 10's and 9's, similar to Dunlop 200 and 300 series. I prefer
the 10's for feel, but my shoulder and strength do better with the 11.3-5 ounce range than the 12 oz range, like
the X10, or the c-9 Pro. Unfortunately, these are the last racquets in that weight range that Volkl made that
were not too stiff. I thought this racquet sounded like a "9.5" by specs so I ordered one, and I'm pleased. As
noted above it is surprisingly stable frame for the weight, and the 16 x 19 pattern is good for spins. Dunlop
retained the thin beam from the 200 and only mildly increased the stiffness, so most of the control is
maintained. The increase in headsize from 95 to 97 seems to be mostly in the longitudinal plane (mains), so
some power is recovered from the reduction in mass. The material advances have produced a racquet that is
solid enough to not be deformed by a heavy ball and yet not play too stiffly. The RA index listed on the racquet
is 67, though TW lists it as 64 on their page. TW staff informed me that they test the racquets to generate that
number, and I would concur that it does play closer to 64 than 67. Dunlop does seem to have fixed the upper
hoop issue with the M-fil series, so the ball plays very much the same from the top to the bottom of the sweet
spot. If this is the kind of racquet you're seeking, in the swingweight range (305-320) just buy one!
Comments: I love this racquet !! When I rip a forehand or backhand it feels like cloud .I was playing
with a prince TT cloud and I just recently made the switch and it helped me a lot . I'm thinking about switching to
the m fil 300 but just not sure . Bottom line is that this is a sweet stick!!
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