Dunlop Squash Rackets 2014 – Your Questions Answered

Recently, I asked my email list if they had any questions about the Dunlop Squash Rackets 2014 – 2015 models that just came out. Originally my plan was to video review all the new rackets, but I wasn’t able to do that in the end. Thankfully, Tom from Dunlop was kind enough to answer all the questions that were sent in.

Here’s a short intro video, which is mostly me testing out my new tripod setup. It looks like the ceiling is resting on top of my head, but I assure you it’s not.

Anyway, the video below is where I go through all the questions and answers in more detail. You can switch it to HD playback by clicking the gear icon, or view it on YouTube to see things more clearly.

If you have any further feedback or a different opinion on anything, please leave a comment!

Short answers are below. I go into more detail in the video.

Q: What is the factory stringing tension for the Dunlop Biomimetic Pro GTS 130?

A: 25 pounds.

Q: Which Dunlop model offers the most power?

A: Try the Dunlop Revelation 135. Note: I said in the video that the teardrop shape is relatively new to the Dunlop range but that’s not true — the Biomimetic Max, to name one, was teardrop.

Q: Just how good are the factory strings on Dunlop racquets or would you recommend restringing. Have just bought a Biomimetic Elite with Dunlop Silk string.

A: The Dunlop Silk strings are geared for feel, touch and control, which should be a good fit for most club players. Personally, I used the factory strings on my Dunlop for a year and now am using Tecnifibre 305 1.1 (green).

Q: Do Dunlop rackets still vibrate when striking the ball?

A: Haven’t had that problem (leave a comment if you have) but you can use the dampener that comes with the racket.

Q: I use Tecnifibre rackets (Carboflex 125) and have always thought of using Dunlop or at least trying them, what are the differences? I am looking for touch rather than power.

A: Tecnifibre rackets have greater power and are generally stiffer. Dunlop does offer more control.

Q: Any meaningful improvements made to the Elite or any of the other top 2014 model year racquets?

A: The Ultimate and Elite are now “GTS” rackets. They’ve been made a touch stiffer, but maintained control/feel. Update since making the video: Note, the new Elite actually has 18 cross strings, as compared to last year’s Elite, which had 19 cross strings. This should give the new model a bit more power.

Q: I use the Dunlop Blackstorm and I´d like to read reviews about New Dunlop rackets compared to the old ones.

A: Haven’t tried the Blackstorm. If anyone has feedback please let us know in the comments. Note: in the video I am showing the Dunlop Blackstorm Graphite, but there is also the Dunlop Blackstorm Titanium and the Dunlop Blackstorm Carbon. Not sure which one Gabriel is using.

Q: Right now I use the Black Knight C2C nXS and I may be looking to change racquets. Is there a Dunlop racquet that is comparable that you would recommend?

A: Try the Dunlop Revelation 125 or the Dunlop Revelation 135 — similar head shapes.

Q: They seem to have discontinued the women’s pink one and my daughter wants to know what has replaced it and what are the differences between the old and the new?

A: The Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 120 is still available.

Q: Why is the Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 120, which is head-light, specifically aimed at women when Nicol David uses a 135g head-heavy Prince and there are men on the PSA tour who use very light racquets?

A: Boys can play with a pink racket too :)

Thanks again to Tom for helping get these questions answered for everyone.

Remember to leave a comment if you have any further thoughts to add!

Oh, and I’m going to try and do this on a regular basis, with other brands as well, so make sure you are subscribed to my email list if you want the latest updates!

Comments

  1. Sean says

    On all dunlop rackets they either tell you whether it is head heavy, head light, even, or extra head light, but what is the exact balance in mm is the elite GTS?

  2. Sergo says

    Pierre, nice job!
    It is very interesting to learn more about string tension, because when you resting your racket you want to have a consistency as much as possible…
    So:
    1. Does Dunlop use different tension for different strings / different models or it is 25 pounds everywhere?
    2. Does Dunlop put different tension to vertical / horizontal strings?
    Thanks!

  3. meg says

    which racket from the 2014 range is most similar to the Dunlop Hotmelt Pro Squash Racket and the Dunlop biomimetic pro gtx 140 squash racket?

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