Dunlop Biomimetic F3.0 Tour Racquet Customer feedback
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Comments: I've had this racquet for about two months now, and really like it. I've added silicone to the handle, and
lead to the 3 and 9 positions, to up the weight to 363 grams. Now, the plow through is good, and strung at 45 lbs there is plenty
of power. I've switched from the aerogel 200 tour, and really like this racquet.
Comments: I switched to an AeroPro Drive from a Dunlop 4D 300 Tour, because the Aero has a noticeably larger
sweetspot. The problem is that the Aero is too stiff, and when I compensated with softer strings, I had to spin all my shots for
them to land in. The F 3.0 Tour feels like it combines the best qualities of the two racquets I listed above. I have enough control
to put away balls with flat shots, yet I can still produce a good spin for loopy high-percentage shots. The stability is great and it
works exceptionally well for returns. Most importantly, my one-handed backhands are landing deeper with more spin, so I'm not
being pushed around as much. Having had the F 3.0 Tour for about 4 months, I feel like the "honeymoon period" has yet to end
as I keep discovering more things to like.
Comments: This is my first Dunlop racquet and the F3.0 Tour is surprisingly good and I am very impressed!
Groundstrokes are effortless and the racquet has a very good balance of power and control. Topspin is excellent despite the dense
pattern, and the racquet is not easily pushed away by hard hits at the net. Flat first serve is easy due to its headlight balance and I
had no issue at all hitting the second serve with topspin. I feel like I am hitting harder with this frame than my usual 16X19
pattern racquets and the balls go even deeper. Though it is a control-oriented players raquet, I think the F3.0 Tour has tons of
power with a full swing. One who used to play with a 16X19 tweener might feel the sweet spot smallish, but even off-center hits
go over the net with full swing. Very impressive racquet!
Comments: I used the 4D300 Tour for years so I'm pretty familiar with the 300 Tour series. Now, this 3.0 Tour has
a definite stiffer more "modern" feel as compared to older Dunlop frames but it certainly still has "feel" as what Dunlop frames are
known for having. Surprisingly good plow through considering its weight. The swing weight listed doesn't seem indicative of how
fast you can really swing this thing in my opinion. Currently using Solinco Tour Bite and Tecnfibre Multi Feel. I have now switched
to this bad boy and am not looking back.
Comments: I had the old 300 and wanted to get the modern version of this racquet. This F3 racquet is easy to
swing. It has good plow through. Volleys are crisp with good direction. Compared to the old 300, it is stable when your opponent
hits a harder shot. The best part is that it is easy on your arms unlike most of the Wilson frames that I have tried before.
Comments: I recently switched from the Wilson 6.1 18x20 BLX to this racquet. I really liked the 6.1 but, as I am
rapidly approaching 50, I found it a tad heavy on serves and I could also use a larger head size. I was also looking for an 18x20
string pattern to reduce power and maintain the little control that I currently have. I tried a number of racquets but it came down
to this and the Prince EXO tour 18x20. It was a tough decision and it really could have gone either way. In my hands, this racquet
is very powerful (relative to the 6.1). Half swings and off centered shots are always deep. Serves have more pop and volleys are
stable. This racquet is not as stable as the 6.1 but it is more forgiving in a middle aged man's hands. I also found it to be relatively
stiff and not as comfortable as the 6.1 (but that may be because I strung it too tight, 57 lbs Tecnifibre Black code). However, the
weight and the head shape and size are worth the trade off for me. It is not perfect but I think it was a good switch in my
Comments: I switched from a Babolat Aero Pro Drive, which I loved, but started to experience some arm discomfort,
so I looked for a racquet with a more flexible RA and after demoing a number of racquets, this felt great. I love it. If I want spin, I
have to add spin, but that's a good thing. It has power and access to spin and has great control. A great racquet with no
Comments: I switched from the Prince EXO Tour 18x20, before that played original Rebel 95. I like this racquet
better in every area over the EXO Tour. I did have to dial in the strings. I'm using Volkl Cyclone 17g. Started at 51lbs, now down
to 48lbs and think that is the right spot for me. I'm a former college player, now in my 40s, have had shoulder surgery. So,
finding the right tension matters a lot. Biggest strengths are on serve and return. Very good on volleys. Good access to spin, but
I think that is more of a string issue. Slice is good, but the original Rebel 95 was better for slice. Overall, very optimistic about
this stick. I have had it for a few weeks. Very good control and enough power. Best serving racquet I have hit. Last time I played
a Dunlop, it was made out of wood. So, my choice was not brand loyalty. Good luck.
Comments: Coming from the 4D 300 Tour, I suspected I wouldn't like this racquet since I heard Dunlop is
attempting to produce a more "modern" feel with this recent line. Objectively speaking, the feel of the F3.0 tour is crisper/stiffer,
and more solid than the 4D. All my shots travel a little deeper with less effort. The sweet spot feels slightly larger and extends
higher towards the upper hoop than in previous 300 tours. All these improvements are to be expected with a heavier racquet. The
qualities which set this apart from other racquets in this weight range are the head-light balance and ball trajectory. The head-
light balance works well with my flatter one-handed backhand and keeps the racquet maneuverable. Also, the trajectory is very
similar to the 4D 300 Tour and other box frame player's racquets I've tried. My balls are not flying out of the court even though
they land a little deeper. It really does feel like Dunlop has a produced a racket that lies between a player's racquet and a tweener.
I've only demoed this for 5 hours, but I can see this racquet has the potential to very quickly add more to my game. So far, I'm still
having trouble returning aggressively and hitting second serves confidently. I think I'll be picking up at least one of these anyways.
Comments: Since my initial review, I have dropped the tension and added more lead tape at 3 and 9. What
a difference! The feel is exceptional, still a tad underpowered but definitely live-able. I really enjoyed it the second time out
Comments: This is one of the better racquets to come from Dunlop. Very good control with some nice power. The
racquet does have a solid feel with good touch and it serves really well. I didn't notice any tinny feel but that could be because of
the strings that are used.
Comments: Based on the spec's and positive reviews, I thought this stick would be a perfect fit, I was wrong. Dull,
too light and tinny even at low tensions. Absolutely no power. Guess the feel is ok but couldn't get it past the service line. I'm
going to pass on this one.
Comments: This is a very strange racket. In low temperatures (under 10 degrees Celsius) it plays terrible. The
racquet feels much too stiff for a normal tennis player. In normal or high temperatures, it plays amazing.
Comments: I'm really not sure what all of the hype is about this racquet. I've been using the Prestige MP and was
looking for a player's control racquet that had a little more pop and was less demanding than the Prestige. This racquet did not fit
the bill at all. I couldn't get any pace behind my shots even when I had my full weight behind them, and the control was really
lacking, too. It could've been the demo strings (Dunlop Silk), but I usually prefer multi strings over poly, so I'm not inclined to
blame the strings. As soon as I picked up another racquet (the Donnay Pro One 97 16x19) it was like my game jumped a level.
Hitting with this racquet was very disappointing, because the weight and balance felt really nice before I started playing with it.
My hitting partner (also a 4.5/5.0 player) hit with it as well and found it to be similarly lacking in both the power and control
departments. I'm not sure what this racquet is trying to be, but I found it to be sorely lacking in all departments. Also, I'm a 4.5
female player with a semi-western forehand and a two-handed backhand.
Comments: Coming from playing with the Biomimetic 300 Tour my first impression with the F 3.0 Tour was that
Dunlop has departed from its roots, and gone is that sweet feel and great ball dwell time. This new frame design is crisper with
more snap and a lively string bed. I would hit with it for a while but go back to my trusty Bio 300 Tours. Then opponents started
to tell me that my shots were more difficult for them when I played with the F 3.0 Tour. The spin generation from the 18x20
string bed is great yet there is still plenty of control. This is a "modern" frame and those looking for loads of feel will be
disappointed. But shot making is superb and ultimately it is about results. This is an awesome frame from Dunlop for the
modern game. It's very arm friendly with tons of power and control.
Comments: Power, precision, feel, comfort and maneuverability. Great racquet. Great job Dunlop!
Comments: This is a really really nice racquet! My previous racquet of choice was the Head Youtek IG Speed MP
18x20. It was a great racquet but lacked the power, stability, and comfort. The Dunlop F 3.0 Tour is a weapon! It's perfect for a
attacking all-around player and also a defensive player! It has great power and control (the power of the Pure Drive but delivers
more control due to the 18x20 string pattern), very comfortable, and easy to move around. I'm super happy with this racquet. I
bought my first one 2 weeks ago, and now I bought 2 more of these bad boys! It's a really cool racquet! I very much recommend
it to everyone!
Comments: I have been through many different sticks in the last few years, but I've stuck mostly to a beefed up BB
London. I was skeptical on trying this mostly due my poor experience with Dunlop in the past, including the new Biomimetic line.
This is a game changer however and is way better than any of the more popular Babolat sticks out there. It has a dampened feel,
with power, control and maneurability. I do agree that a little weight in the mid and top part of the frame will make this so much
better, but it is a phenomenal frame to customize. I even like the newer head shape and more open string pattern in the center of
the frame that allows a rather close string pattern to produce great spin. Lastly, I have a one handed backhand and I've never had
a stick that allowed me to have both a high net clearance with a top spin backhand as well as a much improved penetrating slice
Comments: Before talking about this racquet I'd like to congratulate TW reviewers for their great job, and hope you
guys would add the new version of the Bio 100 (the F 100 Classic) to your long reviewing list. Talking about this, it has nice power
and control, but is not as solid as my Bio 100, making it harder to handle heavy shots and to hit my favorite running one-hand
down the line, On the good side, second serves had more pop with this.
Comments: Very good racquet. I've played with it for about 2 hours now and my first impressions say that the F 3.0
Tour is a solid improvement over its predecessor, which was also a sweet stick. It feels a lot like the former 3.0, but with a feel
slightly more muted--or in the words of the TW reviewers, "modern"-- which is a nice, subtle touch. It still feels quite crisp, but
doesn't bludgeon through the ball as much as, say, Wilson Blade, but it does have incredible maneuverability similar to the Aero
Pro Drive. My serves also felt much more powerful, gaining more power and consistency. If there was one gripe it would have to
be the lack of plow through I felt at times when rallying against heavier shots; I think the racquet is in need of some
customization-- lead tape at the 2 and 10 o'clock-- in order to perform at its best from the baseline. To sum up the rest, slices
are like butter, volleys are solid and effortless, and spin is sufficient. Here are my scores out of 10: Groundstrokes: 8, Volleys: 9.1,
Serve: 9.3, Feel: 9, Spin: 8.2.
Comments: I played four sets of doubles with this frame this evening and it is one of the most impressive Dunlop
demos I can remember. I have played mostly Dunlop frames over the past 40 years, and most recently the 200 4D AG. This
has a new feel for a Dunlop, but not like any of the other frames I have experimented with lately, either. I need to get with the rep
and find out what string was in the frame because I normally play something soft like NRG or TNT and I wonder if I will like my
in this frame. What would really be interesting to hear from the TW community is if this frame is so different than the bargain
300 AG Tour, which is just 1/3 the price now.
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