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New Dunlop Srixon CX Racquets

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New Dunlop Srixon CX Racquets - CX 200 Tour

The tennis season is slowing down but the racquet manufacturers never tire. They are preparing for new releases, most of them coming around the Australian Open 2019. For example there are new Dunlop Srixon CX racquets being released in January.

There are a bunch of new Dunlop Srixon CX racquets being released early next year and they all seem to feature the same black/red paint job (this is called the “flying d design concept”). The new CX series is claimed to have a 30% larger sweet spot. “The CX Series is our flagship racket launch for 2019 and has been designed solely with the players’ needs in mind,” said Kiyoshi Ikawa, Head of Product Planning & Promotion for SRI (read the official press release). And I must say I am happy that they did not design these racquets for the coaches or umpires…;)

The new Dunlop Srixon CX racquets will feature Sonic Core made with Infinergy by BASF. This is supposed to “allow to hit harder, cleaner shots due to increased rebound height upon the ball impacting the racquet with the racket.” Infinergy is apparently the first expanded thermoplastic polyurethane, which is a very light, elastic material. The idea with the Sonic Care made with Infinergy is to reduce the impact shock/vibration. According to Dunlop’s research, it is supposed to do this by 37% compared to standard carbon fiber racquets.

The new Dunlop Srixon CX Racquets will not only include Sonic Core with Infinergy, but will also have a thinner front edge enabling more compression and an increased sweet spot. The sharper angles are intended to cut through the air easier. The frame also comes with Power grid string tech which is a string pattern that is denser in the middle and wider at the top. The idea is to create more even power distribution. Like many other new racquets the idea is to create more string movement for increased power and spin.

New Dunlop Srixon CX Racquets – The range of racquets

New Dunlop Srixon CX Racquets - CX 200 Tour

CX 200 TOUR 18×20 – Provides ultimate control and is designed for advanced players with big swings. The racket has excellent feel and allows for aggressive shots without fear of over hitting. Endorsed by Kevin Anderson.

Headsize: 95 sq in
String pattern: 18×20
Unstrung weight: 315 g
Balance: 31.0 cm
Beam: 20.5 mm
Length: 27″
Stiffness: 64

New Dunlop Srixon CX Racquets - CX 200 Tour

CX 200 TOUR 16×19 – Designed for advanced players with big swings, this provides increased control and spin. The racket has excellent feel and allows for aggressive shots with additional spin. Endorsed by Max Purcell

Headsize: 95 sq in
String pattern: 16×19
Unstrung weight: 310 g
Balance: 31.0 cm
Beam: 20.5 mm
Length: 27″
Stiffness: 64

CX 200 -The racket provides extra power and spin as well as being fast and maneuverable, making it ideal for advanced and intermediate players. Endorsed by Jamie Murray, Bjorn Fratangelo, Taylor Townsend, Donald Young, and Misaki Doi.

Headsize: 98 sq in
String pattern: 16×19
Unstrung weight: 305 g
Balance: 31.5 cm
Beam: 21.5 mm
Length: 27″
Stiffness: 65

CX 200+ – Has the same benefits as the CX 200 but boasts a slightly longer handle for extended reach and extra power.

Headsize: 98 sq in
String pattern: 16×19
Unstrung weight: 305 g
Balance: 32.0 cm
Beam: 21.5
Length: 27.5″
Stiffness: 65

CX 200 LS – A lightweight version of the CX 200, the CX 200 LS helps generate speed and power while retaining a feel and control for every shot. Designed for game improvers, advanced juniors, and intermediate players. Endorsed by Heather Watson.

Headsize: 98 sq in
String pattern: 16×19
Unstrung weight: 290 g
Balance: 32.5 cm
Beam: 21.5 mm
Length: 27″
Stiffness: 65

CX 400 – The lightest CX model, the CX 400 provides a fusion of power, control, and spin. It has the largest head size of the CX range allowing players to more easily generate shot power, ideal for those looking to improve their game. Endorsed by Yui Kamiji.

Headsize: 100 sq in
String pattern: 16×19
Unstrung weight: 285 g
Balance: 33.0 cm
Beam: 24 mm
Length: 27″
Stiffness: 72

All CX Series rackets will be priced at $219.99, except the CX 400 which will retail at $199.99. Visit www.dunlopsports.com for additional information.

Are you interested in these racquets? Did you try the previous CX versions? Please comment below!

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3 comments

Przemek October 15, 2018 - 14:38

Dunlop is the last racket I would take home from the racket shop.
Not because they are bad but the brand just never create interest or desire to own one.
To change that I think they should change the logo and overall design. Get the top 18-20 yo talents to play them. Show some tech innovation in their work and passion for tennis.

Yonex felt to me similar 4-5 years ago. I thought it’s more for badminton players rather than for the tennis court.
But now, guess what 2 vcore pro frames in my bag.

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Ed October 20, 2018 - 16:24

Hi Racquetnerd
How can anyone get to try as many racquets that suit their game with all the frames around particularly if many come out of the same place?

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Tennisnerd October 22, 2018 - 10:04

Hi Ed,
Not sure I get what you mean. I would suggest trying a demo program from (for example) Tennis Warehouse.

Cheers / Jonas

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