DUNLOP FX 500 TOUR 2023
DUNLOP FX 500 TOUR 2023
- Head Size: 98 sq inches / 632 cm sq
- Length: 27 inches / 68.6 cm
- Weight: 10.8 ounces / 305 grams unstrung
- Balance: 315 mm / 9 points head light unstrung
- Swingweight: 316
- Beam Width: 21mm / 23mm / 21mm
- Flex: 66
- Tension Range: 45-65 lbs / 20-29 kgs
- String Pattern: 16 x 19
With the 2023 edition, the FX 500 Tour provides advanced control and stability suitable for stronger and experienced players looking for a punchy modern racquet that fuses power, comfort and spin.
The headsize at 98 square inches, being slightly smaller than average, gives a tighter sweet spot for increased precision for those who can hit it consistently. The racquets heavier than average weight at 10.8 ounces (unstrung) will provide good stability and power generation on big swings. Its head-light balance increases your ability to move the frame quickly, an important factor in generating power on a heavier racquet as well as conducive to fast movements at the net for game-changing volleys. The beam thickness and overall flex of this racquet brings a comfortable, arm-friendly feel while also allowing more "dwell-time" of the ball on the strings for increased control and spin potential.
Enhancing the above physical characteristics of the frame are the core technologies Dunlop has implemented into the materials that make up the racquet. With the 2023 edition, Dunlop has enhanced the flexibility of the frame thereby providing a more forgiving and comfortable feel. Dunlop has also adjusted the grommet system to enhance the power characteristics to increase overall energy return across the string bed. This combination of updates should also balance out the slight power reduction from the additional flexibility of the frame. For enhanced comfort, Dunlop has maintained their Sonic Core technology strategically located at the 2 and 10'oclock areas of the racquet's hoop for reducing unwanted shock at impact when hitting in the upper area outside of the sweetspot. Additionally, Power Grid String Tech optimizes the string layout for a larger than usual sweet spot with enhanced spin potential.
Combined with the core technologies, the FX 500 Tour brings great spin potential with an improved forgiving feel while providing a higher degree of control and power for experienced players. With the 2023 updates, previous generation players will appreciate the additional comfort found during impact while maintaining its overall swing feel.