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Racquet Review: Dunlop Biomimetic 700

Thursday, March 01, 2012 /by

DUNLOP BIOMIMETIC 700MSRP: $210
HEAD SIZE: 110 SQ. IN.
LENGTH: 27.25 IN.
WEIGHT: 9.7 OZ.
BALANCE: 3 PTS. HH
SWINGWEIGHT: 302
FLEXIBILITY: STIFF
BEAM WIDTH: 24-28-26MM
STRING PATTERN: 16 X 19
IDEAL SWING: SHORT TO MEDIUM
NTRP: 2.5 TO 4.0

The Pitch: The Dunlop Biomimetic 700 features a series of synthetic systems that, Dunlop claims, improves performance by enhancing processes observed in nature. These biomimetic technologies include Aeroskin, a surface application inspired by sharkskin that improves aerodynamics for more racquet-head speed, and HM6 Carbon, a honeycomb-like, high-modulus carbon fiber that dampens vibration for comfort.

How It Tested: If you’re in the hunt for a forgiving, light, and head-heavy frame, look no further than the Biomimetic 700. Playtesters, doubles players especially, deemed the 700’s oversize head easy to handle all over the court, which allowed them to impart plenty of spin on serves and ground strokes. What’s more, playtesters responded positively to the 700 at net despite the stick’s head-heavy balance. As one 3.5 playtester put it, “It’s the best volleying racquet I’ve used. I am a novice at net, but hardly missed.” On the other hand, the playtester continued, the 700’s low weight made “hitting outright winners somewhat difficult—the sweet spot is generous, but that’s not to say it’s a sweet spot with the greatest power potential. Overall, though, it was easy to handle all over the court. And it helped my serve, too; my placement has scarcely been better.”

Bottom Line: Beginner to intermediate doubles players will like this maneuverable racquet for all-court play.


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