T Fight 315?

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  1. jackcrawford

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    You tried the POG Longbody, right? Maybe it was just a demo, not one you owned. Would that be right up there for you? It's my all-time favorite for serves.
     
  2. Power Player

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    Yes it was fantastic as well. Im just grooved to the tfight i think because i can hit every type of serve easier with it than anything else.
     
  3. Power Player

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    To add I just had 16 gauge syn gut in the racquet and the spin level was off the charts.

    There is something about the feel of the stick and the ball response that gives me extreme confidence. I could probably get the same type of confidence with the lighter Tour G, but the Tec is the same static weight as my 330 tour g and is a lot easier for me to whip through contact.
     
  4. ae1222

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    The 315 did feel great from the first hit, the POG 100 LB took me over a month to finally find my range with it. But once I did I have loved it and stuck with it. But the 315 is still a top tier stick IMO, probably the closest feeling to a pro stock out there (feels close to the TGK 238.4 to me).
     
  5. dgoran

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    Split set with a 5.0 push...errr soft hitter yesterday the set i won i used 315 ltd ...all this talk made me play with 315 again 358gr 12.25 inch bal gut alu hybrid is magic in this racquet
     
  6. bad_call

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    in this case...quite possibly or the poster has trouble "owning" their decisions. ;)
     
  7. Power Player

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    lol..

    Nice Dgoran, I have mine at 350. It just needs to be heavy it seems like.

    I won my match last night too. More important was very few double faults. I was able to control the match pretty easily, but Ive been a bit sick lately, so fatigue set in towards the end. I was more afraid I would cramp up, but I served out the match thankfully and got out of there.
     
  8. sparkyS4

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    Hey Powa, could you do a quick comparison between the Tour G and the 315? Mostly interested in spin levels and ease of racquet head acceleration. I hit with a tour G and even though the spin level was impressive, it felt hard to accelerate, but it may have been a freak, the swing weight was 345. I liked the ball speed with the G, but my hitting partner commented that my ball was easier to handle versus my normal stick (diablo mid). Thanks for any info you can provide.
     
  9. dgoran

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    Yes I was brutal last night humid as hell I drank 2 sprites water and a coke just to keep going we did stupid 10pt tie to decide the winner since we were both wiped but sadly I played slightly crappier than he did in the tiebreaker and ended up 10-2 in his favor...

    Today I snuck another one in the morning and decided to reverse and start with 315 and end with vcore and I must say vcore97 is easier to use overall...

    I could be happy with both but if I was nitpicking (and i am nitpicker when it comes to racquets ) I did notice that it's just slightly harder stick to use than vcore 97 I won both sets ala sampras breaking only when I needed for 6-4 6-4 but I got tired in 2nd set and I think vc97 helped keep serve speed up while with 315 I started to tire I think due to flex...

    All in all for a pro that hits clean 315 is probably better choice but for 4.5-5.0 league vc97 is perfect...it's like better weighted and balanced blade 98 for me...
     
  10. Power Player

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    Yeah I would agree, the Tour G 330 has a higher SW and it is a bit slower through the air, but the head shape is easier to use than the tec for sure.

    I think the yonex 310 with some lead is probably the way to go, and I also will compare the RF 315 against it as well. The tec flexes and feels amazing, but it can tire you out. But for whatever reason it bails me out a lot. The main thing is you have to be feeling confident and hitting through the ball or you are screwed. Lucky for me, my problem is usually overhitting, so thats probably why I play better with it.

    I figure If I still play better with the Tfight over those other racquets then I just need to stay with it.

    Not sure if that helps you sparky.
     
  11. sparkyS4

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    Yeah, I tend to overhit as well, that's probably why I have stuck with mids for such a long time. When I was playing full time, I played with MP's because I could handle the extra power, now not so much.

    I have been intrigued by the 315 for quite some time, I may have to acquire one to see if it can work for me, I just received a demo for the Babolat Pure Control 95+ and the Pure Control tour, so I have some things to try!!
     
  12. Power Player

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    Yeah its a fun frame. It really bails me out on serve. The 16 mains version is incredible for serving. I can go big and hit flat or just spin them in. Gives me a lot of confidence.
     
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    pallet change

    Changed pallets couple nights back....not too bad taking original off(took about 10min with hairdryer and knife). So much better without the "flat" feel of original pallet. Will order another for backup racquet

     
  14. HRB

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    Just popped in here to see if anyone was actually TALKING ABOUT THE EFFIN RACQUET...only to find you bantering back and forth like a mental patient! You're "new" to the forums, but already right up there with BP on the annoying twit scale.

    Need an example...how about this gem...."in every single 'hype racquet' thread"..quoted by a you, a dude with the name "RF97" and a photo of the racquet that ISN'T EVEN RELEASED YET as his avatar...THE VERY EPITOME OVER OVER HYPING A RACQUET!!!! LMAO!!!

    What's you're "logical" explanation for this level of hypocrisy?

    Anything less than you saying you're a hypocrite as a response is nonsense.....Good day!
     
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  15. MikeHitsHard93

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    Dude he was done talking like a week ago. Lol
     
  16. RF97

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    A picture of a racquet isn't hyping it up or doing it down.

    It's simply a picture of a racquet.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Power Player

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    Split sets last night and probably was on my way to another win with this frame against the top player at our club who plays 5.0 tennis.

    I think it may be just due to me using it so long, but I make less mistakes and less DF's on serve with it. The 16x19 also has a really good trajectory to it.

    Real interested in seeing if the Wilson 315 RF97 can topple this beast, but for now I am happy with it.

    At some point id like to switch the grip shape and silicone the handle so its 345 grams and 6 pts HL instead of 350.

    Can't stress enough - this racquet needs to be 340 grams or more to deliver. But the SW does not need to be cranked up high. Mine is measured at 328 and it's perfect.
     
  18. Circa 1762

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    I just got my hands on one of these and stripped it down to the hairpin. Interestingly, there was a decent amount of silicone in one of the handle chambers. With that and the pallet (~20 grams, if anyone's curious) removed, it's ~270 grams. I have an untrimmed TK82S pallet that I was thinking of throwing on and trimming to 27.5". Any thoughts on how this frame would perform at that length?
     
  19. HRB

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    Sorry, just got a 315 off the bay and popped in this AM to find some info when I came across the nonsense!

    For what it's worth my 315 is the original (2005-06 "ish"), 18x20...anyone have experience with this one? Kinda not impressed so far (at least compared to sticks in my signature).
     
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    I don't understand why you have 2 different racquets? What happens when you're playing a match and break a string?
     
  21. Power Player

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    LOL..I've had him ignored forever so reading that quote is irony at it's finest. If he finds me funny he must look in the mirror and cry with laughter.

    Another guy who is just making stuff up. I have never hyped a racquet and then the next day said it "was just another frame in my bag". That has never even happened before.
     
  22. LeeD

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    I have 5 different models of racket's I rotate thru, no special order, and 2 alternates that work just as well.
    String tensions vary from 38 to 60, as does head size and length.
    One constant is 11 oz, 320 SW's, and that's all.
     
  23. Power Player

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    Yeah specs on my frames are basically the same so it's not a big deal. I do want to go a little lighter, down to 345 from the 352 that my frames weigh.
     
  24. Lilguy1456

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    PP...do you like/have you tried the old Donnay Gold 99 and/or 94. They seem like they'd be up your alley.
     
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    Are you planning to change SW's also?
    I can easily use a 12 oz racket if it has 320 SW's.
    I cannot use 11 oz rackets with 335 SW's.
    The heavier frame weight hurts my takeback (back of hand, back of rotators), while the heavier SW hurts the front of shoulder and slows my serves after the 2nd set of play.
     
  26. Power Player

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    No I used the platinum 18x20 right before I hurt my wrist. It was awesome. The QC on the racquets was not so hot though and honestly kind of turned me off from the brand after that.

    Wilson QC is infamously bad with specs, but the racquets are really solid. My Donnays just had butt caps flying off, rattles..etc.
     
  27. Lilguy1456

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    My hitting partner is a real Donnay fanboy. Loves that super thin beam. Great sticks I think. The type of stick that would probably be a best seller if it had the Wilson logo on it.
     
  28. Power Player

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    The thin beam was very cool. If Wilson used their factories and manufactured them, they'd sell much better of course, no doubt.
     
  29. Lilguy1456

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    I liked the Platinum 99 too...just felt a little sluggish to beam, even with the thin beam. Excellent stick though.

    Formula 100 is another that doesn't get enough love in that category. I'd take that stick over a Pure Drive probably.
     
  30. EastAngels2014

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    I have been hitting with these racquets and i have been loving them. Nothing that i can complain about. Feels really good with Black Code in it.
     
  31. Power Player

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    A comparison to the prestige mp would be appreciated when you get the chance.
     
  32. TimothyO

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    ^^^ QFT

    10 char
     
  33. Power Player

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    I think I mentioned this but I modded this stick to 330 and it was awful. Just no power or anything.

    My theory is that flexier sticks need weight and stiffer ones can be a little lighter.

    For example, I love the Tec at 345-350 grams, but if I demoed an RF97 315, Id probably want it at 340.
     
  34. EastAngels2014

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    It didn't have the same precision that the prestige did but the same control. It was much easier to swing, my racquet head speed was much faster. It felt just as stable to me and more power which i enjoyed. I was able to crack winners from anywhere in the court. I was able to control my depth and pace and spin very easily. I did hit with the 325 today and yesterday and it was everything the 315 was but better, more stable and just as much power and i didn't feel the extra weight, it was just as easy to swing as the 315.
     
  35. Power Player

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    Wanted to add the key bullet points for this racquet that over time I have found to be true :

    - Weight. Already gone over this but you need the stick at a minimum of ~340- 345 depending on balance preferences (weight at 12 plus weight in tail for 345) to really have it optimized. So if you are cool with those specs then this is a great demo.

    - Strings. You can string low. Anyone that likes full poly in the low 40s will love this racquet. I play a hybrid that comes off the stringer at 56#s then drops to around 50# after the first hit. From there it settles at 45 before breaking.

    When the tension is at 45#s this racquet is lethal for me. I could see stringing full poly at 45#s and having the same effect.

    Just a few things to take note of if you are demoing or thinking about buying this frame.
     
  36. Crisp

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    Ok so I have finally gotten my Tec 315's and I am really happy with how they feel compared to pt 57a's that I have. I have weighted and balanced them the same as the 57a's I have. they have the same feel with a little more pop. These Tecs actually feel closer to the 57'as I have then some other 57a I bought earlier in the year that I had to sell off cause I did not like them at all. I can get these tecs for basically a third of the price for new pt's. this is what I will be doing from now on and I am really really happy with the purchase considering I did not demo I simply went on forum advice that it felt similar to what I was using. Thnks TW forum posters you have steered me in the right direction.
     
  37. Power Player

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    Glad you like. Always nice to see a 57A user like the feel of this stick.
     
  38. Crisp

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    The forum and in particular this thread cops a bit of criticism so its good to see it get a win too!!
     
  39. maxpotapov

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    You are talking about which version of 315, 18x20?
    And what is your setup?
     
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    Yes definitely 18 x20 leather tourna black zone main rpm blast cross 48/44 345 grm
     
  41. Rozroz

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    PP -
    after all this time, are there any new conclusions about your stick? you've gone back to it after the Tour g, no?
    any fresh input will be nice to hear.

    i'm considering finding this stick at the bay or something.
    but your using the 18X20? what about the 16X19?

    i'm still not sure about the weight though.
    i think that 330 is around my limit.
     
  42. Power Player

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    I use the 16x19.

    I find the racquet ineffective at 330 grams

    New conclusions - i still really love the frame, and will never sell it.
     
  43. maxpotapov

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    What's your setup again?
     
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    poly mains. syn gut crosses at 56#s..weight of frame 345, SW 320, balance 6 pts.
     
  45. Rozroz

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    thanks.
    so - if i have a weight limit that prevents me from utilizing the Ltd,
    could you maybe recommend the best similar stick i can try (perhaps a platform)?

    i fear that 335 and above might cause me fatigue after a set.
     
  46. Power Player

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    I have no idea. Im going to try the Volkl super G 295 to see how I play with such a light frame. That could be a good candidate.

    I don't know what you are looking for though.
     
  47. Rozroz

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    i really dig the more classic frames.
    as you know, i tried the Ai98 and the modern feel was a big turn off.
    also, i didn't connect to that frame.
    i went back to my trusty (modiefied) dunlop 3hundred.
    but i still wanna get me something around that feel, something that will be a sort of an upgrade. you told me you used the Dunlop, so you know what i mean.
    the Ai98 was a huge mistake - too speedy through the air, couldn't adjust, shots got loopy, etc..

    it felt to me like the Ltd will give me something similar to the Dunlop with a better feel.
    surprised you wanna try Volkl - i think you said you hated the grip ;)
     
  48. Power Player

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    I did, but I was using 3/8ths. Since I have dropped to 1/4 grips on all frames I can get along with about anything.

    You are right about the Tec. It will do all those things. It just doesn't have any power so it needs weight to play well.
     
  49. Rozroz

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    i know it's a bit of a long shot,
    but would it be worth trying the Youtek Prestige s?
    i know it's not such a highly praised frame,
    but since it's so cheap atm..
    did you demo it ?
     
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    FWIW I used the same logic and picked one up last week. Haven't been able to hit with it so no feedback yet. If interested I'll post my thoughts in a couple weeks after I've played with it. Can't beat the price:)
     

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