Biomimetic 300

by Bruce Levine and Richard Pagliaro | April 25, 2011

Tags: racquet

Gear Review

Fernando Verdasco plays with a customized version of the 300, and if you can find the sweet spot consistently, it can unleash the inner Spanish shotmaker lurking within. Groundstrokes, when struck correctly, penetrate the court with depth. The racquet’s rapier-sharp potential was also evident on swing and drive volleys. However, some testers said it was slightly too light (10.22 oz. unstrung and 10.75 oz. strung) to nullify big hitters during blistering baseline exchanges.

Likes: Whether you drive a flat ball or prefer whipping titanic topspin, if you hit the ball cleanly you’ll be rewarded by the Biomimetic 300. The aggressive red-and-black color scheme and distinctive Aeroskin surface—designed to make the racquet more aerodynamically adept—highlight cutting-edge cosmetics that make a striking statement.

Dislikes: Weight and response were issues for some play-testers. (For them, the heavier Biomimetic 300 Tour, Jurgen Melzer’s frame, is a better option.) Some reported a smaller sweet spot and stiffer feel than its classic ancestor, the classic Dunlop 300G, which earned a cult following for its flexibility and feel.

Bottom Line: This racquet rewards the accurate ball striker. It won’t help the lighter hitter pack a more potent punch, but if you’ve got a good, reliable swing and the ambition to play all-court tennis, you may find a partner in the 300.

Info & Specs

No manufacturer description available yet.

Length:27 in

Head Size:98 sq in

Strung Weight:10.22 oz

Balance:Even

Swing Weight:308 oz

String Pattern:16 mains, 19 crosses

Flexibility:Flexible

Suitable NTRP:4 - 7

Beam Width:21 mm / 21 mm / 21 mm

More Gear

Pure Storm Team GT

A lighter version of the Pure Storm GT, the Pure Storm Team GT offers the best compromise between control and power. The Pure Stor...

Organix 10 295

The technologically advanced Organix 10 295 gram racquet features the bio Sensor handle system, which is the most forgiving dampen...