ALL tecnifibre 325 users!!!

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by tennis4losers, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. tennis4losers

    tennis4losers Semi-Pro

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    Ummm yeah. I played with the 325 today because i was tired of the 315 (i had to add lead tape then counter balance; a hassle). The racket was strung with a full ALU BB (both mains and crosses) string job. I feel a pain in my elbow. is it the racket or is it the strings?:confused:
     
  2. Richie Rich

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    gotta be the strings. i've had the 325 for a while now and i've used many strings in it. most recently kirschbaum super smash poly. only time my shoulder hurt was when i had full lux alu string job. no issue when i hybrid it.

    then again, you may be getting used to the extended length. that may tweak your arm a little.
     
  3. ismashall

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    It's both. Tecnifibre racquets play wayyyyy stiffer than their flex ratings. I wanted to love at least one of their racquets, but was sorely disappointed by all. Tecnifibre racquets are the biggest disappointment of 2005.
     
  4. pro_staff

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    i dunno. i use babolat ballistic polymono 17 mains with PSGD in crosses at 57. they are known to be really stiff but i don't get arm problem. maybe it's your form?
     
  5. Richie Rich

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    don't hold back - tell it like it really is. BTW, racquet selection is unique and specific to individual tastes. you may think TF is a disappointment but others don't see it that way
     
  6. ismashall

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    I get to test virtually all racquets released on the U.S. market. I can appreciate a stiff racquet for what it is (Babolat). Tecnifibre racquets dissapointed me as a WHOLE line.
     
  7. safin_protege

    safin_protege Semi-Pro

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    How did you like that setup; it's what I use in my TFight 315.
     
  8. ismashall

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    I didn't like it at all. I hated it!
     
  9. Richie Rich

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    i like it and still use it. i string the kirsch at 60 since it loses tension quickly then settles.
     
  10. TennisSim

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    I have one reduced to 27 and I haven't had any trouble with my elbow, I had to switch from the babolat pure drive, which i felt lacked control due to my larger swing pattern and also it was hurting my elbow, and after demoing around for a while decided to get the tfight 325 off ****. I found it was reduced to 27 after the fact but had no problem with that. Once you hit with this racquet for a about a week it you'll fall in love with it. Given you like stiff racquets of course. I personally love stiff racquets and find that this frame has a ton of control and when you want it fire power. I have changed my service motion from being more violent a whippy to being more smooth because of the weight of the racquet so that might be a reason why I haven't had any elbow problems. So there's my opinion on the racquet.
     
  11. pro_staff

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    anyone put leather grip on this? i'm thinking about it. just wondering if anyone else did it with their 325
     
  12. Richie Rich

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    i actually put leather grips on all my 325's. Just gives it a little firmer feel and more feedback (less muted)
     
  13. southpaw

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    I cut mine down to 27" and re-gripped it with Vantage leather. The increased weight of the leather grip compensated for the removed .4".

    http://static.flickr.com/53/127959642_312eab7ae7_o.jpg
     
  14. pro_staff

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    richie and southpaw. did the balance change alot after adding leather grip?
     
  15. Richie Rich

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    don't know. i chnaged the grips as soon as i got the racquets so i never played with the normal cushion grip. wouldn't think it would be a noticeable difference on its own.
     
  16. alfa164164

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    TF 325 is an extremely comfortable hit, the TF 315 less so.
    Switching from the 315 to the 325 should have been an improvement in comfort, blame the strings or the extra length if you aren't used to that element.
     
  17. andfor

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    On another note, I wish Tecnifibre would release the TFeel 295 in the US. The specs 27 inches, 98 sq. in head, 21 mm beam and 16x18 string pattern looks appealing. I only want to try it.

    Oh, what you can't have make the feaver for it so much worse!
     
  18. southpaw

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    I cut the length and changed the grip at the same time, so I can't say for sure, but depending on the leather you choose, it will probably end up a point or so more headlight. There was a 5 gram difference between the Vantage leather I used and the stock synthetic.
     
  19. monologuist

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    Just wondering for all you Tecnifibre Tfight 325 owners out there, how much do your racquets weigh strung (preferably without overgrip or dampener), and what are their balances? Have you found there to be a good consistency in weight and balance among the stock of 325's? What string setups have you liked in this frame?

    and for the fellow that cut his 325 down, how did that work out for you?
     
  20. Richie Rich

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    i have all mine set up the same (leather grip, overgrip, dampner, same string) and I don't notice any major diff in weight or SW. I'm sure the frames differ but not by anything I can notice by swinging and hitting balls with them.
     
  21. Mike213

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    I use the Tecnifibre T-feel 305, its great, currently strung with kevlar mains and syn. gut crosses, but it is nice all around, just a little difficult to find some pace on my serve at first...but overall is a very nice stick, thinking about leading it up though, due to its weight lack...can anybody tell me what places will be the best to lead this stick?
     
  22. ravemaster806

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    hey, tfight 325 users, i used the tfight 325 and wondering if u guys like the dampener that it came with? and did u get a free grommet when u bought that racquet, i got 3 free grommets when i bought 3 tfight 325, and i love the dampener
     
  23. nextNalbandian

    nextNalbandian Rookie

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    Hey guys, i just acquired a 325 through a trade and was just wondering if this racquet would be good for me. I have used the Quantum V 1 MP for 4 years now and i love its feel and manueverability. I have used extra length in the past( Pro Tour FT, NXG Graphite) and always came running back to my Volkls. Is this racquet really as hard to manuever as its 335 sw on TW? How does it respond to hitting quick whippy shots? And do you really notice the extra length?
     
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