By on December 07, 2009
We’re seeing more racquets in the mid–to-high 10-ounce range. This is a nice middle ground for strong players who don’t want tour-level sticks, which will slow their swings down, but who also know that anything lighter could compromise stability. The medium-weight 300 M-Fil has excellent stability, and you’ll get a little more pop out of it than, say, this year’s heavier 200 M-Fil. The name? It stands for the multifilament fibers—in the case of the 300 M-Fil, tungsten and fiberglass—that Dunlop incorporates into the 3 and 9 o’clock positions of the head for a softer feel. But we didn’t notice much difference between this frame and its predecessor, the 300G. If anything, the 300 M-Fil was a bit jarring, especially on off-center hits. But if you want a head-light, maneuverable frame that can help you cover all corners of the court, this racquet will make a worthy addition to your gear bag.
For most of us, pulling out an advanced-player’s racquet from the gear bag means trouble. The control is there, but the stick’s too heavy. This Dunlop frame might be a better fit.