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blue sea
12-29-2004, 06:23 AM
Hi,
Is there anyone who plays with one of these? Would you please share your opinions on it. Thank you.

spinbalz
12-29-2004, 07:26 AM
I tried the T-Flash 290 a few monthes ago : Great serving stick (greatest I have ever tried in its stock form), maneuverable, more stability than what I expected from a 290 grams racquet, excellent spin generation, very forgiving with an enormous sweetspot, stiff but not uncomfortable. It is a Pure Drive killer, all the qualities of the PD (in better I'd say), but with better feel, way better control, more consistant stringbed. The racquets suits every playing styles, S&V players (big serve, juiced up volleys and overheads, good mix of maneuverability and stability for net play), agressive baseliners will find all the power they want to hit winners on demand, and baseline grinders will benefit from its wonderfull spin generation.

Great stick for playing doubles also : big serves, juiced up volleys and overheads, good maneuverability, and easy to make good returns with it.

The only reason why I don't play with it, is just because I'm used to more traditional and smaller headsizes players racquets, and hitting with a widebody racquets (T-Flash beam = 24mm) always gave me a strange sensation, I surely could adapt myself to that particular sensation by just playing more with widebodies, but I'm pretty happy with the way I play know and the sensations I get with my traditional racquets, so I didn't feel the need to make drastic changes in the type of racquets I use.

uk_skippy
12-29-2004, 10:14 AM
I have the TFight 255 & TFeel 365 available at my club at the moment. When I tried to get the TFlash290 I was told it was the best selling TF rqt at the moment.

I've only hit with the TFight255 and personally I didn't like it. Thismay have been down to the string in it(it comes prestrung here in the uk with Duramix) I really couldnt give a better review of it until I changed the string. But I have someone at the club who likes it as it is and is looking to buy it. I havent tried the Tfeel 265 yet. I have tried the TFeel295 though and thought that it played well. Good power and spin, but a bit light for my liking. It could possibly be good for those who liked the Ti-rads/LM-rads.

ClemsonTennis9
12-29-2004, 02:32 PM
does anyone know when these will be sold in the US?

spinbalz
12-29-2004, 02:54 PM
uk_skippy wrote : When I tried to get the TFlash290 I was told it was the best selling TF rqt at the moment.

I'm not surprised, it is Technifibre equivalent of the Pure Drive (only in better) : it can be successfully used by a very wide range of players (level and playing style).

Very versatile racquet, but not an old school type of racquet, so of course the T-Flash 290 will probably not please the few players here who only have eyes for wood racquets, or PS 85, or Prestige Classic 600, or POG mid and other small heads, thin beams, flexible racquets, I mean hardcore control racquet by today standards (I have to admit that I'm almost one of them).

Power Game
12-29-2004, 03:04 PM
Email me If you are looking for a TFight 325....sallay@gmail.com

blue sea
12-29-2004, 08:23 PM
Thank you Spinbalz, what string and tension did you use then?

spinbalz
12-30-2004, 02:56 AM
Unique Tourna poly Big Hitter 17g at 58 lbs, strung on a constant pull electronic stringer.

blue sea
12-30-2004, 04:39 AM
Spinbalz, besides T-Flash 290 and T-Fight 270 have you tried other Technifibre racquets? Please comment if you did. In addition, which raq T-Flash 290 or T-Fight 270 do you prefer and why? Thank you.

spinbalz
12-30-2004, 02:54 PM
I also tried the T-Feel 305 and T-Fight 315, T-feel 305 feels stiff and almost uncomfrotable, and swings surprisingly heavy for a racquet with a static weight of 305, the racquet does not really deserves the word Feel in its name, the T-Fight 315 swings lighter than the T-Feel 305 despite its higher static weight, excellent control.

I found the both T-Flash 290 and T-Fight 270 amazing tweener racquets, I would rate them as following :

Serves speed : 1 TF 290, 2 TF 270
Spin serves : 1 TF 270, 2 TF 290
Power : 1 TF 290, 2 TF 270
Control : 1 TF 270, 2 TF 290
Stability :1 TF 290, 2 TF 270
Maneuverability : 1 TF 270, 2 TF 290
Volley : both racquets on par
Overheads : 1 TF 290, TF 270
Groundstrokes : 1 TF 270, 2 TF 290 (less power with the TF 270, but more spin and more control, so the TF 270 gives more consitency to the player, while the TF 290 gives him the ability to hit winners from anywhere even when he is off balance, so the 290 should feel more impressive at first from the baseline and boosts the ego, but finally on the long run, the TF 270 provides a more solid baseline game)
Return of serve : both racquets on par
Topspin : 1 TF 270, 2 TF 290
Slice : both racquets on par
Overall : both racquets on par, both racquets are equally good for S&V game, the difference is from the baseline, if a player likes to end the points quickly and tries to hit winners from anywhere as soon as possible, he should prefer the TF 290, if the player prefers to put more works on the points and plays longer rallies from the baseline, he should prefer the TF-270

K. Wilson Moose
12-30-2004, 04:42 PM
spinbalz,

Sorry, as you may have answered this question before (TripleB would offer no such apology), but did you add any lead tape to the 270? The 14x18 pattern and 102si head is interesting, but I worry about stability against big hitters off the ground and for return of serve.

spinbalz
12-30-2004, 06:21 PM
No I did not feel the need to add lead tape, which is very surprising for someone like me, who is 12oz+ racquet user since ever, of course the level of stability can't equal the one of a 12oz+ racquet with a 330 swingweight, but I felt that the TF 270 provided enough stability to be usable in its stock form, even against hard hitters, and I never felt any problem with the serve returns, the racquet doesn't lack stability, but the feeling at impact is simply way different than the feeling of a pure player racquet (I don't say better or less good, I just say different), and I'm so habituated to a players racquet feeling that when I try something different, I'm always under the impression that I miss something, even when I make a great shot, like if I don't play the same sport, I'm a little lost, like a small dog forced to change home, or a husband who feels lost in the kitchen "hey where is my wife?". With time I could get over that strange feeling and finally find new habits with a racquet like the TF270 or TF 290, but as I already said I'm happy with the way I play right now with my regular racquets, so I don't feel the need to change my tools.

So I did not add lead tape on the TF 270 but I feel like the racquet offers a good base for customisation, players who like to tweak with the racquets specs, will certainly be able to find a setup that they will like.

I want to add concerning the stability, that it looks like Technifibre found a way to produce racquets that provide a surprisingly good level of stability, better than what we can usually expect from racquets of their weight, I don't know how do they do that, but that is the way their racquet are, perhaps the texalium material? I don't know.

blue sea
12-30-2004, 08:33 PM
Thanks everybody for your contributions to this thread, especially Spinbalz. After hearing your positive comments about the raq I may get a T-Fight 270 and a T-Flash 290 soon. Rgds

K. Wilson Moose
12-31-2004, 06:39 AM
Thanks for the info spinbalz. Very helpful. I may have to pick up a 270 and give it a try.

TW Staff
12-31-2004, 12:01 PM
Tecnifibre USA will be introducing the following racquet models racquet models, which should be available in mid-February:

TFeel 275XL
TFeel 290XL
TFeel 305 and 305XL
TFight 315
TFight 325

Nice racquets. I'll post specs next week. Happy New Year!

Don/Tennis Warehouse

Match-Point
12-31-2004, 04:52 PM
Here are the Tecnifibre specs:

TFight 325 - 325g/11.5 oz, 27.4" length, 98 sq in head, balance point 12.4 in., 21mm width, 18x20 string pattern, 64 RA stiffness; Swingweight 327

TFight 315 - 315g/11.1 oz, 27" length, 98 sq in head, balance point 12.4 in,22 mm width, 18x20 string pattern, 66 RA stiffness; Swingweight 318

TFeel 305 - 305g/10.8 oz, 27" length, 98 sq in head, balance point 12.8 in,22 mm width, 16x19 string pattern, 68 RA stiffness; Swingweight315

TFeel 305XL - 305g/10.8 oz, 27.5" length, 98 sq in head, balance point 13 in, 22 mm width, 16x19 string pattern, 68 RA stiffness; Swingweight 342

TFeel 290XL - 290g/10.2 oz, 27.5" length, 102 sq in head, balance point 13.4", 23 mm width, 14x18 string pattern, 70 RA stiffness; Swingweight 325

TFeel 275XL - 275g/9.7 oz, 27.5" length, 107 sq in head, balance point 13.8", 24 mm width, 16x19 string pattern, 70 RA stiffness; Swingweigth 323

blue sea
12-31-2004, 09:55 PM
Happy New Year everybody!

Match Point, can you send us the full specs for other TF racquets such as T-Fight 270, T-Flash 290, T-Feel 265?... Thank you.

uk_skippy
01-01-2005, 02:38 AM
Match-Point

where did you get your specs from? My specs from TF here in the UK give the swingweights of the Tfight 315 & 325; & Tfeel 305 as 329, 304 and 312 respectively Although my specs are only a couple out on the Tfight 325 & Tfeel 305, the Tfight 315 is 14 out.

spinbalz
01-01-2005, 05:00 AM
UK-SKIPPY and MATCHPOINT, do you list swingweights for strung or unstrung racquets?

Match-Point
01-01-2005, 09:50 AM
The TF specs I posted are for the USA TF racquets only. They will be released in mid-February. As I understand, the specs are from the USRSA lab tests. The swingweights listed are strung swingweights. Hope this helps.

If you need specs for the 13 European models, please email me at matchpointstringers@nc.rr.com.

M-P