Major x-one guy forget tecnifibre

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  1. immcalvin

    immcalvin New User

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    Anybody have any experience with this racket?
     
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  2. Captain Haddock

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    Are you talking about the black frames with white lettering, a red plastic logo above the handle, and small transparent sections revealing braided graphite? I had 5 of those at one point. Let's see... The frames are not hollow but filled with an elastomer yoke, which makes them soft and stable (think Dunlop MW 200G, Yonex Ti-80, etc.). String pattern is tight (18 X 20). Weight is above 12 oz strung. I thing that Sébastien Grosjean endorsed them but used a different, extended length model. These are high-quality, very well made frames. If you like reference frames like the Head Pro Tour 280 or the MW 200G, it's definitely in that category.
     
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  3. immcalvin

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    yeah just bought three of these bad boys, should be coming in next week.
    i have experience with the MW200g myself, probably the best racket i have ever hit with.

    does it play anything similar to the tecnifibre 325? that thing was pretty sold and flex.

    i
     
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  4. immcalvin

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    btw haddock you are correct, those are the ones. did they have a low swing weight for a 12oz racket?
     
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  5. treblings

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    Guy Forgets old racquet. i playtested it and decided against it, must be about 10 years or more ago. tiny bit of regret, cause it was a special frame.
    if you can post pics, i´d be much obliged:)
     
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  6. purple-n-gold

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    yeah saw those on the stringforum,good deal
     
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  7. Kevin T

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    I had an X-One about 11 years ago. Hits absolute bombs on serve. The feel is interesting, a little too stiff and muted for my tastes. Volleyed well but I couldn't dial in groundstrokes to save my life, particularly on slice backhands. Not a bad frame at all but Major/Tecnifibre frames have always felt "tinny" or metallic/stiff to me.
     
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  8. immcalvin

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    Really they are stiff? It shows like 57 ra scale I read somewhere. Someone said it feels close to a mw200g it's like polyutherane injected into the frame so it should feel solid not tinny
    We shall see when it comes in the mail
     
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  9. Kevin T

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    Not stiff by today's standards but stiffer to me, at that time. I used the MW200g for a time and not sure I would say the two are comparable. I like a more 'raw' response and the Major made a "thud" when hitting the ball and was quite muted. It's probably a love it or hate it frame, so I hope you love it. I framed a lot of balls on slice backhands and kick serves, which doesn't make sense as the beam is thin. I just couldn't dial it in.
     
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  10. immcalvin

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    gonna try these bad boys tonight. Strung isospeed baseline speed at 52lbs lets see how these bad boys feel
     
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  11. immcalvin

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    Amazing rackets really solid bad boys. Not flexy as I thought it would be. It feels slightly stiff but not hollow stiff
     
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