Here’s the Dunlop Biomimetic Elite GTS. It came on the market in August 2014. This racket is part of the long-running Dunlop Biomimetic Elite series. Thanks to Daniel for the tip on this.
Note: it looks like this racket will be succeeded by the Dunlop Precision Elite
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Racket Specs chart
Advertised weight (unstrung): 135 grams
Head size: 500 cm sq
String pattern: 14x18
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.
Update Jan 2022: I never noticed this at the time but Nick pointed out that this racket actually has one fewer cross string than the model it replaced in the Dunlop lineup, the Dunlop Biomimetic Elite.
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.
Millie Tomlinson was using the Dunlop Elite GTS at the 2016 British Nationals:
Photo via Steve Cubbins →