*** T-Fight Club***

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  1. jdeloach

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    You new it was coming sooner or later! A place for all Tecnifibre discussions. Once there are several people, I will start the # list.
     
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  2. TonyB

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    Nice title. Count me in.

    My current racquet: TF335 16x20, Klip Venom 17g at 61M/59C. No overgrip, no head tape, no lead tape.
     
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  3. jdeloach

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    Tony, I remembered you were asking TW about a TF335 review. I have one right now from them doing a playtest comparison against the AeroGel 200 and the DNX10. I will submit it to them in a couple of weeks.
     
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  4. OrangeOne

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    I'd only like associate membership, as for now I'm an admirer, not an owner ;)

    Ok - a Q for the Tecni gurus on the boards (and both of them that I've seen have posted before me).

    Do we know if the difference between the 320 & the 335 is in the layup? Or is it possible it's in the handle, which would explain some of the HL difference (2 pts I think)? That said, I'm not sure you / they could make a frame 15-20g difference only in the handle AND maintain only a 2pt diff in HL.....

    I'm curious, as if the difference is NOT in the layup, I may well lean toward the 320 when it comes time to demoing/buying, and then leaving room to customise up a little if required.
     
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  5. jdeloach

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    Orange, the difference is in the handle from what I can see. The layup is totally same. I am playtesting a 335 with stock grip, and it plays exactly like my 320 with leather and overgrip. The only difference is the strings that they sent it with.
     
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  6. dallasstarsfan

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    Isn't the first and second rule of T-Fight Club is to not talk about T-Fight club? :D

    I just got a second hand 325 and will be hitting with it in a few days.
     
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  7. OrangeOne

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    Good, good :). I'm even keener to get my hands on one, bring on February/March which is when my local Pro-level demo store gets the frames in (I'm in Aus, official launch of the 335 is March here).

    Given the almost identical other specs, and the change in HL as I'd pointed out, I was thinking indeed this may be the case :).

    I may never have even wondered this except for a thread a few months back when Vantage was the flavour of the...time ;), and a few of us realised that a large part of the 'model range / customisation' in Vantage frames comes from different handles with the same frames, in fact they may have as few as 10 actual frames that are then cut to different lengths, modified with different handles (style and weight), etc etc. Most of their frame sizes don't even offer different drill patterns (in fact, only 1 frame size does), but clever marketing makes you think they do.

    None of the above makes me in any way negative against Vantage, I just feel I understand it better, and it has made me look for similar things in other frames. In the case of TFights, it makes me even happier, as I'm now pretty sure I can get the 320s, and if really unhappy, get my MRT to make them into 335s ;). I'll now also probably get 3/8s instead of 1/2s (I'm normally in the middle), possibly leaving me with 328s after a heat-shrink!
     
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  8. OrangeOne

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    His name is Robert Paulsen.
    His name is Robert Paulsen.
    His name is Robert Paulsen.
    His name is Robert Paulsen.
    .... ;)
     
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  9. staedtler

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    I'm in too. Very clever club name too.

    Racquet- Tecnifibre TFight 320
    String - Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16g @ 57lbs
    Vibration Dampener - None
    Grip - X-tra Grip
    Overgrip - White Yonex SuperGrap
     
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  10. snoflewis

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    i was a TF325 user for...2-3 weeks...does that count?
     
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  11. Nextman916

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    Same thing here, used a TF315 for 2 months.
     
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  12. jdeloach

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    The Club membership begins.......I am even going to let those who have used T-Fights in the past and those that are planning to get one in the near future. I am such a generous guy...lol

    T-Fight Club

    jdeloach - #01
    TonyB - #02
    OrangeOne - #03
    dallasstarsfan - #04
    staedtler - #05
    snoflewis - #06
    Nextman916 - #07
     
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  13. andfor

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    I have a couple of T-Flash 290s but am giving them to my son. In exchange I am going to buy me a couple of 320s. Am I in?
     
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  14. jdeloach

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    You are in, andfor!
     
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  15. nyc

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    I'm in....

    2x TF335 (16x20)

    TF315 soon...
     
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  16. jdeloach

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    Welcome aboard, nyc!
     
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  17. hughsiss

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    The Yonex Thread and the T-fight club literally should have a fight about who is going to have the most members. LOL :)
     
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  18. Voltron

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    I wish technifibre made a Midsize frame, I know I would buy it.
     
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  19. TonyB

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    Honestly, the TF335 is supposed to be 97 sq. in., but it certainly doesn't look or play like it. I previously used Yonex mid-sized (90 sq. in.) frames and these really don't feel (or play) any bigger to me.

    I think you'd be surprised if you tried one. The bias that you seem to have towards midsized frames would not be very well founded with the TF racquets.
     
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  20. Bogie

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    i'm using the tfight 335 16x20 strung with luxilon big banger original @ 24/23 kg and tourna grip and smiley face dampener. finally found my dream stick. thinking about adding some lead to increase the swingweight though but don't want the weight to go over 13 oz.
     
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  21. Richie Rich

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    i've got 5 tf 325's.

    all with leather grips. no lead (heavy enough stock).

    no string preference at the moment - i prefer poly but i'll use almost anything lying around. doing a test of Tecnifibre e -matrix and dunlop m-fil tour multi's at the moment.

    also have a 335 16x20 but still trying to get the feel of it. will stick with my 325's for now.
     
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  22. OrangeOne

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    Well indeed you are :). I am using RedCode for now, and indeed it was my happiness with RedCode that made me have a look at Tecni's racquet range!
     
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  23. nyc

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    I really wish they would make the 315 in a more open string pattern...
     
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  24. jcstennis

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    Jeff... i just wanted to chime in and say..."I was waiting for this thread to happen"... i knew once you got the Tec deal, this thread would appear! :) Great Thread name by the way!

    Good luck... trying to catch up to the Yonex Thread...haha! JK!

    Hey, i use Tecnifibre strings and have demoed Tecnifibre sticks in the past... am i in the club??? Sorry, that was lame!

    Keep up the reviews... i will keep peeking over here, for me... you have sparked a new interest in the Tecnifibre racquets.

    j
     
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  25. BlackJesus

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    I play witih an O3 Tour Mid but have 2 T-Fight 325 and in this holidays I'm deciding to wich company pass cause I can't resolve the handle problem on my O3. Also I fell in love with the new T-Fight 320 even if I'd preferred a31cm balance than the30cm one
     
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  26. TonyB

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    No sense in having a club if we're not going to actually DO something.

    How about everyone post their current setup, along with playing style and approximate NTRP rating?

    Here's mine:

    TF335 16x20, Klip Venom 17g at 61M/59C. No overgrip, no head tape, no lead tape, racquet weighs exactly 350g.

    I play aggressive all-court, mostly S&V, both doubles and singles. Approx. 4.5 NTRP.

    I've tried synthetic gut in the TF335 and I've concluded that the frame really needs a lively, crisp multi. I may switch to Tecnifibre X-1 Biphase or Klip Excellerator in the near future. But for now, it's Klip Venom 17g for me.
     
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  27. jdeloach

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    TFight 320 strung with X-One Biphase @ 52lbs
    Vantage Leather Grip w/ Yonex SuperGrap
    Rating: 4.5 (mainly S&V, but like baseline too)
     
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  28. jdeloach

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    Welcome new members!!
     
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  29. BlackJesus

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    Mine currently is T-Fight 325 leaded with 10 gr in the upper hoop. Strung with Luxillon Alu-Power. Grip 4 1/4 built up slightly above 4 3/8. Babolat Leather Grip and Wilson Pro Overgrip.
     
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  30. Richie Rich

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    that must be a beast to swing!!!
     
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  31. BlackJesus

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    I like high SW racquet since I play with SW over 360 I've improved my game
     
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  32. Richie Rich

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    wow! i like a somewhat heavy racquet too but the 325 is the only racquet i have used over the last 5 years that i didn't need to add any lead too. the stock SW is just right for me.
     
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  33. staedtler

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    Here's my setup again.

    Racquet- Tecnifibre TFight 320
    String - Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16g @ 57lbs
    Vibration Dampener - None
    Grip - X-tra Grip
    Overgrip - White Yonex SuperGrap

    I'm a 4.0 baseliner, although willing to rush the net when I feel the need to try to end the point early. In doubles, I love to play at net. I'm also a one hand backhander.
     
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  34. BlackJesus

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    His stock SW is one of the highest you can find in a stock racquet. I don't know your level but I suggest to give it a try in raising the SW
     
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  35. sureshs

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    T315 with 1 g of lead each at 10,12,2,6 and in the butt.
     
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  36. Richie Rich

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    slows down my headspeed too much.

    mine weigh over 12 oz with leather grip, overgrip, and dampner. that's good for an old guy like me.
     
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  37. White_Rice

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    Looking to buy a new racquet and really want a Technifibre...just don't know what frame. Don't really want a HD string set up so that narrows it down to a few: TFight 335 or 320. the 315 is too light for me IMO. Any try the 335 and 320? Which is better for a 4.0-4.5 baseliner who hits with heavy topspin?
     
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  38. TonyB

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    It depends on what you like. If you can handle the 335 weight, then go for it. If not, then go for the 320. Personally, I find that the extra mass of the 335 really helps the stability of the racquet on defensive shots.

    You say the 315 is too light, yet you're considering the 320, which is only 5 grams heavier. That's like the weight of one thin overgrip plus a rubber band dampener. It seems to me that if you consider the 315 "too light", then you would feel better with the 335.
     
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  39. alu16L

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    I'm in - TFight 320 18x20
     
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  40. White_Rice

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    true, also didn't notice that the 315 has a 18x20 set up as well.
     
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  41. jdeloach

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    I use the TF320 and I am playtesting the TF335 for TW. I hit for a couple hours today with both, and really not much difference in my opinion. The totally stock TF335 weighs 12.3 on my scale and my 320 weighs 12.1 with leather grip, overgrip, and dampener. I did serve better with the 320.
     
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  42. nyc

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    Just curious, what string pattern are you testing on the 335? both?
     
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  43. jdeloach

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    I am testing the 18X20.
     
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  44. federer_nadal

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    Im getting a demo of the t-fight 315, is there anything i should know? any feedback? Thanks.
     
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  45. jdeloach

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    I have never hit with the 315. Please let me know what you think about it.
     
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  46. federer_nadal

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    i am demoing it alongside the flexpoint radical tour and the pure drive roddick, so it has to be pretty good to live up to these 2 sticks, i loved the fxp rad tour last time i played it and the prd gets great reviews so it will be interesting to see how it goes.
     
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  47. Vincescourt

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    Count me in T-Fight 335 18x20 strung with NXT Tour 18 at 55 lbs
     
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  48. Voltron

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    You're probably right, I'm just used to midsize frames is all. I wish I had the money to buy one.
     
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  49. nyc

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    Let us know how it goes!
    Between the pdr and the 315, I did prefer the balance on the 315. the pdr also is too stiff for my taste. You might want to bring some lead for the 315...
     
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  50. TonyB

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    Just played again tonight with the TF335 in the 16x20. Oh yeah, that's it. No more 18x20 for me.

    Between the added power and spin of the 16x20, I think I'm getting all I need out of this frame. There are definitely times during a match when you NEED the extra spin capability of the looser pattern. It definitely outweighs any increase in control that you might get with the 18x20. Although I do like the pinpoint accuracy you get with the 18x20 sometimes, the 16x20 is just more versatile.
     
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