Introducing the Srixon CX 200 Tour 16x19, a speedy midsize player's racquet with great feel and easy targeting. Like the 18x20 version endorsed by Kevin Anderson, this stick comes with a surgical 95 square inch head. In addition to being a tad lighter than the 18x20 version, it also has an open 16x19 string pattern, giving it easier access to spin along with a slightly higher trajectory response for easier depth. Thanks to a manageable 317 RDC swingweight, the CX 200 Tour should work well for both advanced and intermediate players, especially if they want the precision of a compact headsize minus the heavier feel typically associated with the breed. In addition to its speedy Aero-Box frame design, this racquet benefits from Sonic Core technology with Infinergy, a uniquely elastic material that makes for a more dampened and comfortable feel at impact. The CX 200 Tour 16x19 also gets Dunlop's new PowerGrid StringTech system, which features wider crosses in the upper half of the stringbed, resulting in a friendlier, more responsive feel on balls hit in the upper hoop (a location that typically comes with higher levels of shock). From the baseline this racquet not only feels great at impact but it rewards full swings with easy targeting. The upshot is confidence when attacking the ball or selecting ambitious targets. Experienced players will find the CX 200 Tour speedy enough for scrambling on defense or cranking winners on the run. On serve, the high level of precision will enable aggressive players to swing for power, and there's enough spin to hit effective slices and kickers. Ultimately, this impressive addition to the CX line is a solid choice for intermediate and advanced players looking for the precision of a compact headsize. The speedy feel should give this one broad appeal.
|Weight unstrung||10.9 oz / 310 g|
|Technology||Sonic Core Infinergy/PowerGrid StringTech|
|Head Size||95.02 in² / 613 cm²|
|Length||27.01 in / 68.6 cm|
|Balance unstrung||12.2 in / 31 cm|
|Beam Width||20.5 mm|