Dunlop tennis rackets have a special place in memory for me. Dunlop was the first racket I played as a kid, then again it was my first senior racket. Therefore, the opportunity to playtest Dunlop Srixon Revo CV 3.0 could not be rejected. It brought a lot of memories to me and I again realized how good Dunlop rackets are.
DUNLOP SRIXON REVO CV 3.0
Great control from baseline
Easy to spin
Enormous spin potential
What exactly did I test?
Let’s start with the technical specifications of racket I played with.
Racket: Dunlop Srixon Revo CV 3.0
Weight: 300 grams/10.6 ounces (without strings)
Length: 27 inches/685 millimeters
Head Size: 100 square inches/645 square centimeters
String pattern: 16 mains/19 crosses
String tension: 53 lbs/24 kg
Unstrung balance: 320 mm/1 in HL
Sonic Core VG technology reduces vibration of the racket and increases the precision of the shots (control)
V-Energy Shaft II – enhanced shot power
SyncroCharge system increases the stability of the frame
Dunlop Srixon rackets are pretty nice. Revo CV 3.0 comes in black yellow color combination and solid frame. Maybe the designers fought with a two brand name (Dunlop and Srixon) instead of one, so the frame is full of signs.
For explanation, the Dunlop tennis business was bought by Sumitomo Rubber Industries. The acquisition was completed in spring 2017 and Japan company Sumitomo, owner of Srixon brand (tennis and golf equipment) now holds the majority in Dunlop International. The tennis rackets portfolio of the company consists of former Srixon and Dunlop models. Currently, the rackets show mostly Dunlop logo but bear the name Dunlop Srixon.
Playing with Dunlop Srixon Revo CV 3.0 Tennis Racket
I played with Dunlop Srixon Revo CV 3.0 during a few practice sessions. The first impression was very good. The racket is pretty light and swing went easy. I also did not need a lot of time to adapt to this racket. Maybe my Dunlop history helped me to recover some of the memories, maybe it is just the racket feature to be very easy to adapt.
The additional thing I noticed was the vibration. Or better said, no vibration at all. As you see from the pictures, I did not use vibration dampener during practices. Still, I did not feel almost any vibration during the play. The core of the racket is able to absorb them very well.
Comfort – Feel
As I already wrote the first impression was very good. The racket is pretty comfortable and you do not need to push much to get desirable effect. The swings were easy, Dunlop Revo CV 3.0 is pretty quick at the net. I was able to play good defensive tennis and hit the shots from baseline with unusual precision.
What I appreciated most was the ability to spin the ball from every possible position. I do not rate myself as a good spinner, I play mostly flat shots and try to use power as much as possible. However, I spin a lot with ease during my encounter with Revo CV 3.0. I had a long sequence where all my backhands were played with spins. I could choose different angles and levels of spin and still was able to hit the place I wished.
Control – Accuracy
Except for the spin, I appreciated control of the shots the most. The racket really shoots the ball exactly where I intend to. Even from hard defensive positions behind the baseline, I was able to hit long shots directly at the baseline of the opponent. The ability to defend well and recover from the deep defense was really impressive with Dunlop Srixon Revo CV 3.0.
Another surprising moment for me was the serve. The spin and control made the service one of my biggest threat. The precision of the serve gave me a chance to gain the advance at the start of the game.
I was really satisfied with the control and spin Dunlop Srixon Revo CV 3.0 offers.
Power – Strength
The downside of the racket was definitely the power. I never expect the miracle with 300 grams tennis racket. Usually, the first thing you need to sacrifice is power when playing with a light racket. I was not killing it with Dunlop Revo CV 3.0, I had to use spin and precise shots to overcome an opponent.
Overall I was very satisfied with Dunlop Srixon Revo CV 3.0 tennis racket. The lack of power was more than sufficiently replaced with control and spin potential. I would recommend this racket to any intermediate or advanced player in need of good precise play. An additional plus is a price that makes Revo CV 3.0 available to any player.