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A look at the Dunlop CX racquets

by Jonas Eriksson

The Dunlop CX racquets have arrived. I will review the 200 Tour 18×20, the 200 and the 400 Tour. Which one is best?

If you want to check out the whole new CX range of racquets, you should check out this post. I was a fan of the previous generation of the CX 200 Tour and I’m curious about this one. Have they managed to improve it or is it just a paint job update? I love it when the manufacturers try to push the envelope a bit (think Clash and Gravity) and not just present new paint jobs, so I hope there have been some refinements at least.

Alongside the new Dunlop CX racquets, I will review the new Dunlop Explosive Tour string. It’s supposed to be a controlled, yet comfortable poly. They have also sent me two samples of the multifilament string Dunlop Ionic, so I might try a hybrid in the CX 200 Tour and perhaps also the CX 200.

The Dunlop CX 400 Tour is a new model in the line-up and I’m curious to see how they can combine control with some free power that usually 100 sq inch racquets offer.

Dunlop CX Racquet Specs – Vlog

To find out what specs and get a closer look at the Dunlop CX racquets, watch my latest vlog below. I am trying to do frequent vlogs at the moment as a challenge to myself and as part of listening to the feedback. Most people want a steady and healthy dose of new videos. I am trying my best as a “one-man-band” to create as much informational and entertaining content as I can. It might not always be up to scratch, but bear with me, I hope to keep improving.

If you want to find out more about the new CX racquets, I suggest you watch the vlog. Reviews and first impressions are coming shortly…

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J January 28, 2021 - 23:03

Love the 70’s (xxx) genre intro music!
Great camera angles and video footage. I need me one of those machines!
Looks like a lovely frame, very similar to PT57/2.0/H19 type…
Gorgeous paint job. Very V-Core 2018.
Looking forward to the playtest review and the missing 16/19 when possible.
Will the plush flex and the woo of the red paint sway you from your PT2.0’s……lol
Great work Jonas!!

Tennisnerd February 1, 2021 - 13:19

Thanks James! :)

Risto January 29, 2021 - 11:16

Hi, what is the difference between Dunlop and Yonex grip size? I am thinking of buying cx200 tour and I currently play with Yonex Vcore 95 with a 4 1/2 grip size. Sizes and geometry dont go hand to hand between manufacturers, so should I order Dunlop grip size 3 or 4?

Tennisnerd February 1, 2021 - 13:19

Dunlop runs a tiny bit smaller than Yonex. I would get a 4. You can always build-up, but not the other way around.

Leonardo MacKnight January 29, 2021 - 13:55

I have been demoing with the 400 tour for a couple of weeks now. It is a fine racket in stock form for a “control racket”. It has control AND a little pop. I give it an “A” grade.
I usually play with the Babolat Roddick 315g

Tennis Lion January 29, 2021 - 16:28

The only spec difference I noticed was a 1pt lowering of the flex in each model. Will be interesting to see if you can feel that.

TW University indicates the Cx200 Tour is very slightly higher SW and power than old model, whereas the CX200 98 is very slightly less powerful and lower SW than the previous version. The CX400 Tour does look interesting, with a relatively high SW and power level, so I hope it still has control and retains a nice feel.


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