With the 2023 edition, the FX 500 continues to be Dunlop's ultimate all-around racquet and is suitable for a wide variety of competent players from intermediates to advanced players looking for a punchy modern racquet that fuses power, comfort and spin.
The headsize at 100 square inches provides a blend of control and power with a forgiving feel. Coupled with the headsize, the open string pattern has a lively feel with easier access to spin. The weight being slightly heavier than average at 10.6 ounces (unstrung) brings added swingweight for increased power potential and bigger return of serves. Its head-light balance (unstrung) increases your ability to move the frame quickly, an important factor in generating power as well as being conducive to fast movements at the net for game-changing volleys. The beam thickness varies along the frame providing optimized power and comfort characteristics.
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 brings great spin potential with forgiving feel and explosive power for an all-around attacking game. With the 2023 updates, previous generation players will appreciate the additional comfort found during impact while maintaining its overall swing feel. This racquet should prove popular among Dunlop's racquets due to the sheer versatility that would make many players happy with its overall performance.
- Head Size: 100 sq inches / 645 cm sq
- Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
- Weight: 10.6 ounces / 300 grams unstrung
- Balance: 320 mm / 7 points head light unstrung
- Swingweight: 320
- Beam Width: 23mm / 26mm / 23mm
- Flex: 69
- Tension Range: 45-65 lbs / 20-29 kgs
- String Pattern: 16 x 19
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Sonic Core: Located at the 2 and 10 o’clock areas of the racquet. Super-elastic, super-light material, offers rebound properties significantly higher than other materials. Reduced vibrations mean reduced impact and more comfort.
Power Boost-Groove: Grommet Structure- A wider and deeper precision groove engineered into the racquet frame creating more pull-back of the strings at impact, resulting in more power.
Power Grip String Tech: Put control in the palm of your hand. Re-designed string bed is larger across the main & cross strings, providing more even power distribution, particularly at the racquet top. String movement generates more power & spin.
Power Boost Frame Geometry: Increased power and stability. An aerodynamic power head shape provides a sharp, modern looking shaft. The wider throat provides more stability.
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Adult Racquets Sizing Information
To determine your grip size without using a racquet, measure from the tip of your ring finger to the major fold crease in your palm. Write down the distance to the nearest 8th of an inch. This is your standard grip size.
If you fall somewhere between the measurements, it is recommended to choose the smaller grip size as you can always build the grip size up using an overgrip (for a slight increase) or a grip build-up sleeve (for a half or full size increase). The grip measurements above factor in the pre-installed factory grip.
For more information, please read our article: How To Select Your Grip Size
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