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  1. Maestro Nalbandian

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  2. zidane339

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    Course you can, we welcome all TFighters!

    Have you played with the nonextended version? How do they compare? I have three nonextended 320s, and absolutely love them for serves. I wonder how much better it can get with an extra length!

    Give us a review!
     
  3. Razda

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    Can i join the T-fight club?

    Ever since I picked up the T-fight 320 Vo2 version, I knew this was the perfect racquet for me. I am glad I don't need to switch racquets anymore.
     
  4. zidane339

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    Welcome! What do you like best about it? String setup?
     
  5. Razda

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    Great.
    :)

    The thing I like best is the awesome spin generated with this racquet and this stick really helps my onehand backhand. I can hit with confidence if I want to drive, hit topspin and slice with it. The slices I can do are pretty cool.

    Because I do not know too much about the stringing side of tennis, I followed a friend and got a full poly of Pro red code at 57. I am satisfied with it but I am open to any suggestions.

    Overall, I love this racquet and its a huge upgrade over the TF315, Aeropro Drive and the Aerogel 300 I previously played with. Equipped with the Pro red code, the racquet feels great and stable. Maybe one drawback is the I preferred the old TF paintjob more.
     
  6. zidane339

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    Spin is really amazing with this racquet! That sounds like a great setup, ProRedcode is a nice poly, although a little stiff for me. And the pj will grow on you, give it some time!:)
     
  7. Razda

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    Zidane, i 've read the extra power of your TF 320 for your forehand are sailing on you. Yeah, i have that problem too sometimes. Are u giving up on the 320s?
     
  8. zidane339

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    No, not yet, every other part of my game is working great! Right now I'm just trying to see if a higher tension poly will work in the frame to tame the power..Partially I think it may be the long winter break and switching to new frames that is throwing off my forehand..But, the pre Vo2 320s are pretty solid as well, and I'm using those regularly.
     
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    thats my holy grail dude i the 320 XL is awesome!
     
  10. zidane339

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    Hey guys, love the 320s, but the upper hoop feels a little unstable at times...so I'm experimenting with some lead to get some more stability and bring the SW up the 320s but keep the weight under 12oz...

    Anybody share any setups or setup ideas? Know a lot of people out there prefer lead on their 320s...

    Thanks!
     
  11. Gee

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    Hi guys,

    Since a few months I 'm using TFight 335 16x20. Last time I put a Pacific leather grip and my first impression was: Wow, what an amazing feel! Now I can feel the plow through at ball contact. Much more touch and stability at volleys. This is really great!
    So I would recommend to all TF users: YOU MUST PUT A LEATHER GRIP ON YOUR TFIGHT!
     
  12. zidane339

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    Gee, I hear you! I have TW leather on all my 320s!:)
     
  13. Gee

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    Good, zidane! It should be a rule in order to join T-Fight Club! :)

    First I was afraid that the TF335 will be too heavy. My TF335 weighs now 361 grams with Pacific leather but it doesn't feel too demanding to me.
     
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    Nice, I hear the plowthrough is really nice with the 335, and fellow TT poster, the infamous JetLee, has said that this frame plays very similar to the awesome PT630/280.

    I might need to get my hands on one! Although the weight is a little bit demanding for my game.
     
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    Hi Zidane,

    Don't let the numbers scare you off. Don't forget the TF335 is 12 pts headlight (unstrung) and a SW of about 320 that is not quite so heavy and sluggish as a Wilson K90 Tour.

    During my racquet testing period I demoed the (old) TF320 18x20 as well. Very similar to Head MG Prestige MP (that I owned last year). Only a bit stiffer and therefore a tad more powerful. Overall a good allround frame with a nice precision control.

    I prefer (and choosed) the TF335 because it is softer (flexier), much more solid and better plow through. And despite its high static weight still maneuverable enough.

    Just try it! Then you 'll really know how it plays.

    Unfortunately I never hit with a legendary frame as the PT280. A great statement when one says the TF335 plays very similar.
     
  16. zidane339

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    I have hit with the PT280 before, and that's exactly as I would describe it, soft,solid, and loads of plowthrough. Sounds like you got a winner there! I will try to get my hands on one to test, thanks for your thoughts Gee!
     
  17. reesespiecestennis

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    I've really wanted to demo the 320 vo2 max but they never have any in stock. That sucks. I think this is probably the racquet I could really love. I just can't generate enough spin with an 18x20 and the microgel prestige, while solid in all categories, was too underpowered and felt like rubber when playing defense.
     
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    Thats too bad, maybe buy one? You can just sell it if you don't like it.Its a great stick for defense!
     
  19. reesespiecestennis

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    Yeah I'm really considering to just buy one. I need more topspin, I was considering a fischer, but I think it's probably better to have more power than no power.

    I've been hanging with my aerogel 200, trying to make it work. It's great for a few things, but I never feel comfortable with at the baseline. My shots just go too flat. It's like Blake, I'll be playing hit or miss tennis. I think the way it swings and the angle of reflection of the racquet make loopy topspin really hard.
     
  20. zidane339

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    Know what you mean...with the AG200 I was barely going over the net with flat shots, not much margin for error
     
  21. reesespiecestennis

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    Exactly..now have you now tamed the power of the vo2? Would rip control maybe help.
     
  22. zidane339

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    Yep, key I think is a stiffish poly at 60+...I have cyberflash in at sixty right now...
     
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    RIP Control is a good multi with a dampening soft feel. the 17g version gives a lot of spin and a good ball bite as well. A very nice control string when you want to temper your racquet power.
     
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    You guys are a pain in my ***. I've been quite happy with my nblades until I read this thread and had an email from a retailer over here with a very good deal on the t-fight 320's!!!

    Decisions decisions......
     
  25. zidane339

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    Samperer, I played with the NBlade 98 for a while, and the 320 is far and beyond a better frame. More stable, more pop but with control,a bigger serving stick, and more spin.

    I'll make your decision....buy it! :twisted:

    Which version are you looking into, by the way?
     
  26. pepe01

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    Total agree with zidane, Tf-320 are great weapons, i used to play with head prestige and wilson all kinds of blades, also babolats from pure drive to pure control, and those 320's are great.

    Give a try to T-Fights, another comment is, to me, old T-Fights are better than T-Fights VO.

    Regards.
     
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    I was looking at last years, I'm not sure if its the 1x20 or the 18x20, trying to get some info out of the retailer.

    I'm not sure which version i'd prefer either though.

    Reckon by the end of the day it will be ordered though!
     
  28. zidane339

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    Awesome, let us know how it goes, and we welcome you as a new member!:)

    The string patterns are both great, although I prefer 16x20, for a tad more pop.
     
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    I second that. To my experience the 16x20 version has also a bit bigger sweetpot and therefore a bit less demanding than the 18x20. I also prefer the more lively feel from the open pattern. However the denser pattern has a pinpoint control especially with volleys.
     
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  30. aimr75

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    anyone tried the 325 VO2?
     
  31. Samperer

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    Well no demo's available. Guess I'll be purchasing blind, does that mean any victories count as double???
     
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    Well, you can always sell again, these hold there values quite well. I purchased mine blind as well, but I figured all these rave reviews couldn't be wrong, and they weren't!:)
     
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    TFight 320 Family Pic!

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    Nice TF collection, Zidane!
    I intended to upload my TF pictures as well but I still have to find out how to do that.
     
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    Awesome Gee, I can't wait to see!Pics are needed to spice up this thread a bit

    Just go on to imageshack.com, upload your photo, and copy and paste the forum pic link.
     
  36. Gee

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    OK guys, here they are...

    My TF Six Pack Bag


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    My Competition Bag...

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    And my current weapons... TF335 16x20!
    Strings: Head RIP Control 17g 55(m)/53(c) lbs
    Pacific Leather + Dunlop Hydratac Overgrip

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  37. Gee

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    Oh yeah... I almost forgot I still have 2 TF335 18x20.

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    Gee...beautiful TF collection! Love the bag, I have the six pack as well and its super comfy on the back. I do want to get a new Vo2 bag, but just cause they look awesome and are built with great materials.

    Thanks for uploading these pics! You have competition bags, do you play a lot tournaments? What level are you, if you don't mind me asking? By the looks of it, you are a serious competitive player!
     
  39. Gee

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    The VO2 bags are of a better quality but I could buy the Tour bags for only € 23 and € 28 at TW Europe.

    Yes I am. :) I used to play a lot of tournaments. Since my 8th year I have been played tennis so it is a second nature to me. My level is about 5.0.
    And you?
     
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  40. In)SpiRe

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    Well, I jumped into the T-Fight world. Just paid for 2 T-Fight 335's preVo2, 18x20s!
     
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    Welcome to this great club, let us know what you think! I'm sure you will love those great sticks!:)
     
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    Wow, great Gee, that is awesome! Unfortunately, as much as I would like to play tourneys, I am a student. But I do play a lot in my spare time. I am about a 4.0.

    Let us know how you do in your tournaments with those TFights!:)
     
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    An update on the debate between the 320s....

    I've decided to stick to the preV02 320s...played for about two hours switching between the two...the pre was more solid and a better fit for my game. Not to say the v02 was not solid, it is in its own right, but its a stick for a topspin oriented game. I have to string at a very high tension in order for my flat shots to stay in the court. But, for a grinding baseliner, I think this racquet would be awesome. Its a lot like the APDC, but with more control, more pop on serve, and better touch at net.

    So I will be listing the vo2s for sale here in the next couple days...if anybody's interested in 2 in 3/8 let me know at zidane339@aol.com...
     
  44. Samperer

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    Guys what about the 320 xl? do you notice the extra 1/2 inch? I've never used anything other than a 27"

    I've not ordered anything yet, cant bring myself to push the button!
     
  45. In)SpiRe

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    Could you give me some feedback on em before I get em? I would like to know what to expect (if you have used these).
     
  46. Razda

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    I am interested Zidane. U will get an email shortly.
     
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    Thanks Razda, got it...
     
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    Sorry, haven't used them, but others in this club have...

    Gee, can you chime in here?
     
  49. Gee

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    Yeah, right...

    TF335 is a very solid frame with a tremendous directional control. Though it is a 97" headsize it plays more like a mid due to the more oval headshape with ample power when you hit the sweetspot with a sound technique.

    So you should have a well developed strokes in order to take its full potential. Besides you need a strong stamina because it is not a featherweight like all solid players frames. During a long 3 set match you can feel a bit more tired than a lighter tweener frame. But you 'll get used to it when you regularly play with it.

    The funny thing is that I play shorter rallies with more winners than I used to play with lighter ones because I was forced to play a more defending game.

    But the TF335 is still maneuverable at the net because of the 10 pts headlight. Definitely quicker than Dunlop AG 200 and Wilson K95.

    Serves are also great because of the high static weight that gives you plenty of power with flat serves. Spin serves are a bit more difficult to produce than the open pattern version of TF335.

    You can also generate racquet speed easily with TF335. It swings lighter than you would suggest from a 12.5 oz. frame.

    Concerning strings I felt the TF335 needs a softer control string without too much power. TF X-One Biphase 17 is a nice multi but a bit too powerful with TF335. After having tried some other hybrid strings with poly I returned to my trusted Head RIP Control 17. Not too powerful, good ball bite, nice spin potential and good control.

    I would also recommend a leather grip for more feel. Especially with a frame as TF335.


    Earlier I wrote a comparison review about TF335 18x20 vs Head MG Prestige Mid in the following thread:

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=2922280&postcount=1102
     
  50. zidane339

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    Wow, great review Gee, a very interesting read! If it is ok with you, I'm going to put a link on the club list to your name to this review, for future reference!
     
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