By on December 07, 2009
The Dunlop 4D 2Hundred is an extension of whatever you bring to the table. If you have long, powerful strokes, it provides plenty of pace. But if you don’t have a radar lock on the sweet spot, you may struggle to consistently produce adequate power. It’s not easy to generate spin with the dense string pattern (18-by-20), making it the player’s responsibility to put all the work on the ball. But a tight string bed offers tremendous control, so the ball will do what you direct it to do, whether it’s carving a slice serve, nailing a passing shot or dropping a volley. It sounds like a typical 2Hundred from Dunlop, but there’s a new feature: In order to minimize the frame’s twisting and improve playability, Dunlop strengthened the racquet with pieces of braided cloth covered with aluminum at four spots on the racquet face (4D Braiding). There must be something to it because playtesters raved about how stable and solid the 4D 2Hundred felt at contact.
“Does everything you ask it to”; “Comfort was surprisingly good”; “So much work to use it”; “Wish it had a little more pop.”