Is it better then the Pure Aero or even the Head Extreme? It’s the new spinny racquet from Dunlop!
Welcome to another racquet review here on Tennisrally.net, today I will review the Dunlop SX 300. This frame from Dunlop also include the manufacture Srixon (famous for making golf products) which all Dunlop racquets are nowadays. It features three different technologies, the first is the most significant and that’s the SpinBoost grommet system which will allow more string movement and in that way create more spin, higher trajectory on the ball and therefore less errors. The second is the SonicCore that will reduce vibrations and give a more comfortable feel. Lastly we have the PowerGrid that is resulting in a larger sweetspot with a denser control pattern (denser crosses) towards the top of the racquet. They also have a V-shaft tech which makes the racquet more aerodynamic. More detalis about the technologies click here.
- Head size: 100 sq.in or 645 cm2
- Length: 27 inches or 68,6 cm
- Weight unstrung: 300 g or 10,6 oz
- Balance: 320 mm
- Swingweight: 326
- String Pattern: 16/19
- Beam Width: 23/26/23 mm
- Stiffness: 64 RA
- Power level: Medium
The SX 300 is purely made for spin and power just like any other racquet in the same category. Dunlop is trying to stand out with their marketing about this racquet but in the bottom it’s pretty much the same as any other spin and power racquet. Just some of their sayings are ”Your net just got lower and your court just got bigger” and ”It’s not just about more spin, it’s about more in”. It seems very catchy and I think it does work, how else would you sell something that already exists on the market and isn’t a game changer?
How did it play?
I played very good tennis with this frame but like with all of these kind of frames I couldn’t really hit any flat balls because the ball would just fly on me. This racquet depends on you hitting topspin in order to hit inside the lines consistently. Otherwise it was a great experience, I could really go for my shots when attacking and I had great feel up on the net to put away balls safely. On serves I could actually hit pretty flat compared to a Head Extreme and I got great high bouncing kick serves as well. I would recommend this racquet for an attacking player who uses spin (someone who don’t use an eastern forehand) to dominate the point and win that way. Please comment if you want to now more about my experience with this racquet.
Overall great racquet and I loved playing with it. Don’t forget to watch the video review of this post and check out my Instagram tennisrally_. Hope you liked the review, bye!