Dunlop Biomimetic Elite GTS 2014

Just spotted the Dunlop Biomimetic Elite GTS. It’s just starting to come on the market in August 2014. Thanks to Daniel for the tip on this.

Dunlop Biomimetic Elite GTS
Image via store.dunlop.com

This racket is part of the long-running Dunlop Biomimetic Elite series.

Dunlop Biomimetic Elite GTS Info

It looks quite similar to another racket, the Dunlop Biomimetic Ultimate GTS, in terms of weight (medium), balance (head light), head size (large) and head shape. Hell, even the color schemes are pretty similar — the Elite has a splash of green, the Ultimate a splash of yellow.

So, what’s the difference then? It comes down to the string pattern. The string bed on the Elite is more open — 14 mains and 18 crosses. The string bed on the Ultimate is more dense — 16 mains and 19 crosses. This should translate into a bit more control on the Ultimate, and a bit more power on the Elite.

Weight: Medium (135 grams)
Balance: Head-light
Head Size Large (500 sq. cm)

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Dunlop Biomimetic Elite GTS Reviews

Here’s a review from Paul at PDH Sports. He says this racket offers good power, and is a bit livelier than the Dunlop Biomimetic Ultimate GTS.

Update: Here’s my own review. Enjoyed this racket, nice power and good touch.

Comments

  1. David says

    Hi Pierre,

    I’m considering buying this racquet as my main one broke. I welcome the control this racquet can offer.

    I’m just concerned about the power it gives. One of my friends said it offers plenty of power while another said that he just can’t generate enough for the shots he want.

    Is there a significant difference in power in the elite compared to say, the revelation or carboflex models?

    Your input is most appreciated!

    • George says

      My friend used the last 3 models of the elite and he mentioned the weight has damaged the tissue in the muscles in his forearm and he’s recently switched to the carboflex 125 which he complements as a much better racquet for power and control

      • David says

        Thanks for the heads up George. A pro player told me he couldn’t generate as much power as the carboflex. I was also concerned about the durability as well.

        I may consider the carboflex 140 for power plays. The 125 version is damn expensive lol.

      • David says

        Hi Pierre,

        I was play with the Head Graphene 135. Quite a powerful racquet. Unfortunately I had a small crack and it got bigger as I was hitting more power shots. It’s quite expensive and I wasn’t willing to buy another one, hence my search for an economically cheaper but high end model.

        Thanks for your feedback on the power! It’s a good rating system. I suppose for future models you could implement a review rating system in different categories then have an overall score.

  2. David says

    I’ve recently played with this racquet for a few weeks and I was quite disappointed in its maneuverability and power compared to my head graphene/anion2 racquet. It’s supposed to be head light but it feels head heavy after putting the strings on. The frame vibrates uncomfortably with every hit.

    However, I haven’t been able to readjust from playing a tear shaped racquet to the traditional shaped. Both shapes have different sweet spots. I guess that affects my shots.

    My squash season ends on 4 December, so I’m gonna try persist and keep going with this racquet and see how I go. Otherwise, I might have to return to my head anion2!

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