Biomimetic 200 Plus

by: Bruce Levine and Richard Pagliaro April 20, 2011

Tags: racquet

Gear Review

Players taking big cuts from the baseline said the 200 Plus hit for depth while providing control and comfort. Nikolay Davydenko switched to this frame after the 2010 U.S. Open, but even if you’re not blessed with his sharp strokes and sense of timing, advanced players can swing through the ball with confidence that it will stay in play. Dunlop’s Aeroskin technology is incorporated into the frame which, according to the brand, reduces aerodynamic drag and makes the racquet move faster through the air. Players with shorter swings sometimes saw shots fall short, particularly on service returns. The racquet’s maneuverability is an asset at net and on serve.  The tighter 18 x 20 string pattern and 100-square inch head size offer enhanced control.
 
Likes: A control frame that provides ample feedback to skilled players. In the right hands, this racquet plays well from all areas of the court. Its weight enables players to combat the heaviest hitters while maintaining stability on off-center hits.
 
Dislikes: The frame is designed for players with longer swings; if your swing is short, you may feel power deficiency. Its weight caused maneuverability issues for some intermediate players, who were not as effective flicking retrieval shots when stretched out for wide balls.

Bottom Line: If you’re a 4.5 NTRP or higher, this is a racquet well worth play testing. But if you don’t have a full swing, this likely isn’t your thing.

Info & Specs

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The Biomimetic 200 Plus is an ideal racquet for club through to advanced players. This racket is a new edition to the 200 Series with a 100 square inch head, 20 mm parallel beam and tight 18 x 20 string pattern which combine to give an ideal blend of powe

Price:$210.00

Length:27.0 in

Head Size:100.0 sq in

String Weight:11.0 oz

String Balance:4 points headlight

Swing Weight:317.0 oz

String Pattern:18 mains, 20 crosses

Flexibility:Firm

Suitable NTRP:4.5 - 7

Beam Width:20 mm / 20 mm / 20 mm

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