Dunlop Menace One 85 (185) Racquet
$179.99
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As the heaviest racquet in Dunlop’s performance line, the Biomimetic Menace One 85 racquet is a force to be reckoned with.  This racquet features Dunlop’s BioFibre technology, actively filtering shockwaves by 18% upon ball impact to provide greater comfort and a cleaner feel.  If your opponent was not already threatened by the dangerous red graphics, the 155 swingweight and slightly head-heavy balance will generate the extra power you need to leave them speechless.

 

Head Size: 106 sq. in. / 684 sq. cm.
Length: 22 inches / 56 cm
Unstrung Weight: 185g / 6.5oz
Strung Weight: 198.5g / 7oz
Balance: 11.25in. 2 pts Head Heavy
Swingweight: 155
Factory String: Dunlop Synthetic S-Gut 16
Composition: BioFibre/Graphite
Grip Type: Dunlop Viper Dry
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 18 Crosses
Mains skip: 6H,8H,10H,11H
One Piece
Shared Holes: 12H,2T,3T,4T
String Tension: 30-34 pounds

Comments: I demoed this series of racquets and found them all to be quite nice, no fancy gimmicks just straight-forward solid performers.  The racquets felt comfortable in the hand, with a nice solid throat, no torsion that I noticed and, with a simple rubberband dampener, negligible vibration. Each of the racquets has a different weight and balance, so there is probably one that matches just about any player's preferences. 
I compete with the PK FFT-175, so the Havoc (175) was the most comfortable weight and balance for me, coming in pretty even feel-wise.  I think the sweet spot was not quite as large as the FFT, but that could be matter of string-type and tension.  The power and control were solid. I consider the PK FFT to be one of the best racquets I've ever hit with, but the Dunlop Havoc is a good contender.
The Disruptor (165) was a bit too light for me.  A bad wrist prevents me from reaching the peak swing speeds needed for the lighter racquets, so this did not have enough natural oomph for me.  But otherwise it felt very maneuverable and quick on the court.
The Menace (185) was likewise a bit on the heavy side for me.  My wrist slows me down enough that I was lagging behind shots and unable to place them, but with time to adapt I am sure I could become comfortable with this stick.  This racquet hit with the most power out of the set for me, given my slower wrist.
All around these racquets are solid entries into the racquetball space. I would definitely consider playing Dunlop in the future.
From: Jason, Dayton, OH, USA, 02/14
Skill-level:A/elite
String type and tension: Demo 

Comments: I have been demoing all 3 racquets in the Disruptive Series for the last week and all I can say is what great racquets! This particular racquet had a TON of power!! It had good control, but not as much as I had with the 165.  Still very solid and very playable.
From: Scott, Boise, ID, USA, 08/13
Skill-level:Open
String type and tension: Factory