Squash Racquet Review – The Dunlop Biomimetic Max

Dunlop Biomimetic Max Squash RacquetThe Dunlop Biomimetic Max is part of Dunlop new offerings this year for squash. It is a head light racquet that has a different feel than most Dunlop racquets. Of the new Biomimetic series it is the stiffest racquet. It also has a fan-out string pattern which is unique to this racquet in the Biomimetic series. It is a 140g which is also the heaviest weight of the Biomimetic series of squash racquets.

This racquet is a good overall racquet for several reasons. It is head light which makes it good for taking balls on the volley while at the ‘T’. A head light racquet is good for volleying as it is more maneuverable thus quicker to react to the ball. Volleying in squash is critical as most players know as it takes time away from our opponent. While it is head light it also has enough mass though to provide decent assistance is hitting length shots with pace. If a racquet is too light it requires the player to generate racquet head speed through a faster swing which is difficult for most players to control and even maintain the ability to do throughout a match. The Dunlop Biomimetic Max is a very powerful racquet on its own which makes it great for hitting length. Volleying is often setup by a good basic length game and the Dunlop Biomimetic Max works well for both.

Here are the specifications of the Dunlop Biomimetic Max:

The Dunlop Biomimetic Max squash racquet is an ideal racket for any advanced/intermediate player looking for pure power. The teardrop head shape provides long main strings for greater string deflection enhanced by a Powermax string pattern. The racquet is constructed with graphite and features Dunlop’s new Biomimetic technology. HM6 Carbon enhances racket feel; Aeroskin technology reduces aerodynamic drag making the racket faster through the air and the Gecko-Tac grip gives ultimate control in all conditions.

  • Frame Weight: 140g
  • Balance: Head Light
  • Head Size: 500cm2
  • Stiffness: 79
  • String Pattern: 14×18 Powermax
  • String Tension: 20-30lbs
  • Construction: HM6 Carbon
  • String: Precision

We have it in stock and at a great price in our online store.

22 thoughts on “Squash Racquet Review – The Dunlop Biomimetic Max

  1. Estoy muy contento con mi nueva Biomimetic Max es mucho mas bonita y el sweet spot es muy amplio con cualquier parte del encordado que le pegues se siente suave y es especialista en romper pelotas pega fuertisimo se siente mucho mejor que la anterior Aerogel 4D Max pero aun sigo pensando que la 2010 pegaba mas fuerte , tal vez sea necesario que me acostumbre un poco mas a la nueva , pero la aerogel max aun es una buena opción.

  2. The biomimetic max is a good racquet, correct balance between power and control. I used to play with the 4D Max Aerogel and, after trying both racquets in several games, i have four observations for those who wants a comparisson as i looked for when buying:
    1) the biomimetix max is, in my opinion, more “handy”. It might be because the grip has a slighty different shape (looks a bit more flat) and it is more “harmonic” with the frame. This is hard to explain in words, but my feeling is that is easier to hold the biomimetix max than the aerogel Aerogel 4d max and then it also implies a bit more of control.
    2) The aerogel 4D Max is more powerful, I agree with Gustavo’s post above. It definitely hits stronger than the Biomimetic Max. My friend i played with and I could notice a clear difference in a match where i changed racquet in the middle of the game. He says is completely a different game now, when i changed from the Biomimetic to the Aerogel 4d. this latter one allowed me to play much more aggresive, with more power.
    3) The Aerogel 4D Max is better to get back balls from the corners to the front wall. This might be related to 2). Basically i feel with less effort i can reach balls in the corner and make them go with enough power to the wall with less effort than i need to put using the Biomimetic Max.
    4) I have the sensation that the Biomimetic Max resists better eventual hits on the wall than the 4D Max, though i don’t have enough evidence. I can tell i broke a 4D Max in about a month (the only racquet i ever broke) and it was in a very soft game. i’ve seen other player who broke the 4D Max racquet as well. i have no evidence about the Biomimetic max, and anyways, you know being carefully shouldn’t be any problem and these kind of things also have its random component… on the other hand, i broke strings with the Biomimetic Max which never happened playing with the 4D Max…

    Overall, if you are deciding among these two racquets as I was, hope my comments are helpful and think according to your characteristics as a player. Also note the difference in price, normally the Biomimetic Max, which is more recent, will be more expensive than the Aerogel 4d Max, an older model; but is the difference in price worthy enough for you? And if you’re interested in my personal case, I finally decided to buy both 🙂 so after I broke my first Aerogel 4D Max i bought it again (i really liked it) and also bought the Biomimetic Max. I’ve been playing more with the Biomimetic Max recently, but this came at a moment I’ve been trying to develop a new style, so…

    • Thanks Mario and Gustavo for the great reviews. I just picked up the Biomimetic Max and I look forward to using it this year with my game.

  3. How would you compare this to the biomimetic ultimate and the prince Exo3 rebel? I can’t decide which to get… I’m currently playing with a Technifibre suprem Ng 130, its a great racket, but the sweet spot is a bit too small for my liking, and theres not enough power as well.

    note* i’ll be restringing whichever racket I end up buying with the Technifibre 305 string at 28lbs

    • They are pretty different racquets in many ways. Head shape, balance, power and feel. The difference in head shape is pretty straight forward. The Rebel is head heavy and the Ultimate head light. They play very differently because of that. The Ultimate is quicker on the volley because of it being head light. The Ultimate is not a particularly powerful racquet. It has a very dense string bed with is great for control but reduces power. The Rebel is a very powerful racquet. Its fan out string pattern also moves the sweet spot up a bit. The O ports and EXO3 exoskeleton also contribute to power and give it a pretty good size sweet spot. Dunlop’s have a very soft feel to them and the EXO3 Rebel is a fairly stiff racquet so in that regard they play pretty differently. Both very nice racquets but not too similar. Hope that helps and if you have any more question please post!



      • How would you rate the three in term of spin? Which one has the most? I don’t particularly care for power, as I have enough of that already, I can bench press quite a lot.

        • Strings would play a big deal but as you are doing to be using 305 with any of the racquets that will not be a factor. The more open the string pattern the more spin generally. Due to that the Ultimate would have the least spin. The Rebel’s string pattern is more open at the sweet spot than either of the other 2 because of its fan out pattern so I believe it would have the most potential for spin.


          • oh god this is hard haha, but then the rebel is head heavy, which would be less good for volleying, so its 50 50 right now… which would you recommend for a person who likes the front and volleys? But I usually play at a very fast pace throughout all my games and use stamina to wear down my opponents… so which racket is more forgiving?

          • Why not look at a different model of Dunlop? The Elite is slightly more powerful racquet racquet than the Ultimate which I remember you did not need assistance with but it also is head light and has a more open string pattern. The more open string pattern will give more spin and its head light balance will make it quick for volleying. Actually the Evolution 130 would work well too. It is a even lighter at 130g and head light as well and has a more open string pattern than the Ultimate.

  4. I’ve tried the evolution previously, its too stiff for my liking, i’ll have to take a look at the elite however, sounds promising.
    Thanks for all the help!

  5. Is the ultimate or the max more head light? I retried the evolution 130 and found it too light for my liking, although the racket head speed was very much to my liking, still too light, not as much stability as i would like. As for the elite, just doesn’t work for me, not sure how to explain it haha

      • wow, even more headlight than the 130… the 130 already feels like a 115 to me… maybe I should stick with the rebel then, but sometimes I feel like the rebel isn’t very stable on off center hits?

  6. I own the dunlop 4d aerogel elite. I like the head light balance but there is too much vibration. Do any of you know how the new biomimetic elite differs in terms of feel vs the old areogel 4d elite? I just want to know if its worth the extra $50 for the newer model. Thanks.

    • Taimur,

      Thanks for posting on our blog! My experience with the Biomimetic compared to the previous years model, the Aerogel 4D was that there is a little less vibration. The racquet has the same weight and balance so it will play very similar. The reason it has a little less vibration is the HM6 Carbon material Used. I have included Dunlop’s information on the HM6 Carbon below for you. Hope this helps!

      P.S. – We will be running a boxing week sale on the Biomimetic racquets so the price will be a little closer than normal!

      HM6 Carbon Information from Dunlop

      The newer Biomimetic series of racquets have HM6 is inspired by one of the strongest most efficient structures in nature, Honeycomb. Its complex mass of hexagonal cells creates an incredible strong lightweight structure that’s up to 95% air to naturally absorb impacts whilst maintaining its shape. Using a revolutionary new manufacturing process, Dunlop has taken high modulus carbon fibres and engineered them into a hexagonal structure. The HM6 Carbon material is placed between layers of Aerogel enhanced carbon to create an incredibly stable construction. HM6 Carbon is so effective because a hexagon is made up of 6 equal sides. When this construction is applied to a racket it means the unwanted racket frequencies are absorbed and distributed evenly, giving enhanced racket feel and minimal energy loss which equals maximum energy return.

      HM6 Carbon reduces racket frequency and vibration by up to 10%* for ultimate energy return and feel.

  7. I am planning to buy either Head Graphene Cyano 115 or Dunlop Biomimetic ultimate (2013). Just not able to decide. Am an intermediate player and play squash 3 hours a week. Earlier used Wilson 130 gm which was steady for the last 4 years.

    Key things i am looking out for are durability and power.

    • Amit,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment here. Of the two you have mentioned the Cyano 115 is the more powerful of the two. There are a couple of reasons for that. The longer main strings provided by the teardrop head help and the less dense string bed help with that as well. The Elite from Dunlop is a bit more powerful than the Ultimate if you are looking for a powerful racquet with a closed throat. From a durability perspective Head and Dunlop are just okay. If you are looking for something that is quite powerful and quite durable the Black Knight Ion Cannon PS is a good option. It is a powerful racquet and Black Knight in general produce a durable racquet and the Cannon PS has been consistent with that. I hope that helps!

      All the best,


  8. I have used the 2012 Cyano 2 the 2012 Max and the 2013 Elite. The 2012 Cyano 2 is very powerful very light and a great racquet if you can control a light racquet. The grip is slightly larger than the Dunlops so use of the wrist on those reach shots is harder than the Dunlops. The Elite is a slightly heavier racquet than the Max but if you are comfortable with a very head light racquet the Max is a very good racquet and holds up great. Strung with 305+ it really shines. I also have an 2012 Evolution which is a nice racquet slightly head heavier still head light unstrung towards balanced strung and is a great racquet stiffer than the Max more feedback when stroking the ball. Right now falling back to the Max as my favorite. Has anyone compare the 2012 Max to the new 2013 Max? Thank you enjoy the game.

  9. i m planning to buy this max biomimetic in a week or so …. so guys i would be needing ur suggestions, who ever has used thiz one .. i prefer playing a lot off drops in a match .. i read the above comments of ppl saying that it has great control and power, so does it support drops that well also??

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