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Dunlop Hot Melt Pro

Published: 03 Apr 2006 - 15:40 by BOBtheBUILDER

Updated: 24 Sep 2008 - 17:02

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I realise this is a matter of personal preference, but is the Dunlop Hot Melt Pro racquet good? Does anyone here own one?

I am looking for a new racquet (with a budget in mind of course) and am looking towards getting this racquet. Have been playing for a few years and have gone through my fair share of racquets - my latest being the slazenger titanium pro racquet which wasnt so great IMHO -especially the string that came with it -although i never bothered to restring the racquet.

Now i have been reading up on this racquet, but u never know what the marketing people can come up with... I have looked in the forum archive, but cant find any reviews or any comments on this racquet

First post! Wooohoooo!

Bob

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From SamBWFC - 06 Aug 2007 - 03:06

It's been almost a year since my last post in this thread on the Hot Melt Pro. I'm still using the same racket and it has not let me down ever.

When it eventually breaks, if it does, I'll definitely be getting another one!

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From dazza_16390 - 05 Aug 2007 - 09:45

I think the hot melt pro is the most consistent racket around, it offers power, control and it is light! the technifibre multifeel strings go beautifully with it! A superb racket made by the best squash racket makers right now!

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From SamBWFC - 17 Nov 2006 - 09:06

I own a hot-melt pro and as I'm only 19 and I've been playing for a few years, it's only my third racket so I can't really compare it to anything else.

I own the white framed one, and it does seem unbreakable, I've snapped the bumper and worn into the racket, but it's still not gone completely yet. It certainly is a good racket and I like playing with it. I like the way the head is slightly smaller than on other rackets.

Does anyone have any tips on how to keep the racket in good condition now my bumper has snapped? I put a bit of tape over it for temporary measures, but is there anything else I can do?

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From raystrach - 07 Apr 2006 - 01:05

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From mradloff - 06 Apr 2006 - 20:57   -   Updated: 06 Apr 2006 - 21:04

Bob, I'm in Brisbane . www.wavellsquash.com.au.

 

 

 

As for the Dunlop M-Fil Pro I'm pretty sure it's going to be a re-cosmeticed Hotmelt Pro, with this "technology" painted on the side as they have done with the past eight models in this shape.  All of them have been the same racquet just with a different paint job.

 

All racquets are fundamentally graphite, with a gimmick.

 

 

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From missing_record1 - 06 Apr 2006 - 14:14

The Hot Melt Pro is pretty much unbreakable. I have worn through the bumper guard and well into the graphite on most of mine, but they still won't break. And Ashaway Supernick XL is pretty much unbreakable, too, at least when strung in the Hot Melt Pro. Head rackets are the most fragile I have played with. I went through 2 ix160 and one LM140 before I gave up.

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From BOBtheBUILDER - 06 Apr 2006 - 03:54

Hey guys

Thanks for the responses. I found out the hot melt pro is being replaced by the Dunlop M-Fil Pro which has 'multi-filament enhancements which improve the strength and core stability of the racket.'

Viper - i play squash in Australia (syd). But usually play with a few mates, but never joined a comp or anything cos i cant ever find any info on any clubs or even the location of other squash courts. The closest I have ever gotten is finding a squash court in WA that has online bookings! I got excited until I read the location lol

Martin - where is your shop located?

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From mradloff - 05 Apr 2006 - 23:45   -   Updated: 05 Apr 2006 - 23:46

As evil flounder says, it can be unforgiving.  I went from using the Head LM 150 which in my opinion is the best racquet I've used as far as balance and weight are concerned. Unfortunately I went through 3 in six months so I had to change. I'm yet to break the hotmelt. In fact I am going to need a new bumper soon and that's a first for me on any racquet.

 

 

When I first had a hit with a Hotmelt Pro, by myself the racquet felt great. It's easy to get into a rhythm when hitting by yourself.  My first match with the racquet wasn't so good.  The balance didn't feel right (especially in comparison to the LM 150) and a lot of ball was getting past me. I remember loosing badly and blaming the racquet.

 

 

However through necessity I persevered and after about 3 weeks (8-10 matches) it started to fit my game like a glove.  Your drives stay hit and tend to become better in length. Touch is wonderful as you get great feel and response from the racquet.

 

 

Things improved again with accuracy when I cut out the factory string and put in Ashaway Supernick XL Pro at 27Lb. I love this strings texture as it gives so much purchase on the ball and increases accuracy ten fold.

 

 

As a centre operator I sell a lot of these, mainly on their durability.  Of the 20 I sold last year only one broke, and that was due to temper.  I tend to try and have my better juniors buy this racquet for the fact it will help their game, and they are less likely to break them.

 

 

Let me know if you need one at a good price :)

 

 

Hope this helps. Martin.

 

 

 

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From missing_record1 - 04 Apr 2006 - 00:03

It is regarded as a player's racket, and while I haven't played with the new one (white frame), I have used the old Hot Melt Pro (black frame) and Muscle Weave Pro and they are both fairly unforgiving (the MW Pro especially, but it is also the most precise modern racket that I have ever used). Depending on your ability level, it may or may not be a good choice. I personally think that a person that wants to improve should get as much of a player's racket as possible, because the unforgiving racket will give feedback to its user which helps the learning process. The racket swings its user, in a sense. People who just want to hit around recreationally would be better served with a game improvement type racket, though.

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From raystrach - 03 Apr 2006 - 23:38

hi again and welcome bob

surely someone out there uses a hot melt pro. if that someone is YOU, spring into action and put up a review in the gear review section

like bob found out, it does not actually hurt  to put in a post, does it bob?!!

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From Viper - 03 Apr 2006 - 21:51

Cannot help you with the racket, but welcome to the forum.

Where do you play squash ?

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