This Dunlop SX 2022 Racquet Review deals with the two racquets Dunlop SX 300 and Dunlop SX 300 Tour. A quite significant update.
I was looking forward to testing the new SX 2022 racquets. The previous editions were high quality frames that offered a bit more control than most spin-oriented racquets. The new SX racquets have gone through some significant changes, especially the 300 Tour, which is now a 98 sq inch, 305g racquet competing with the likes of Babolat Pure Aero VS, Yonex VCORE 98, and the HEAD Extreme Tour.
You can check the specs and tech of the new SX racquets in this post. Besides the head size and weight change of the Tour version, the 300 is stiffer, has a lower swing weight and a bit more power potential than the predecessor. I’m not sure that is a good thing for the 300, but I think the 300 Tour is a significant improvement in maneueverability and ease of use.
Dunlop SX Racquet review
Another change of the Dunlop SX 300 is that the string pattern is slightly more open. This allows for a higher launch angle and requires you to add a bit more top spin to your shots. That’s not the kind of change I personally was happy about, but the 300 Tour is much better for my game, so perhaps it was done to make the racquets even more different.
The 300 Tour is really nice frame. Very fast through the air, decent control, good power and excellent spin potential. I like it as much, if not more, than the Pure Aero VS. The HEAD Extreme Tour offers a bit more control still, but does lack some of the power and the speed of the Dunlop SX 300 Tour 2022.
So the 300 is good for you who wants a lot of free power and spin potential, while the 300 Tour is more of an advanced player frame for players who like to hit big and swing fast.