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  1. Power Player

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    I went through the strings super fast. Another reason I had to tap out after a while from using this stick. These were full poly jobs.
     
  2. i suck at tennis

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    Yep that was me, I haven't even played with my n6.1 since getting it. I started out using a Blue Gear/Gosen hybrid. I really liked it but I just wanted to try the new Black Code. Once I get another one of these I'm going to do some head to head comparisons. One of my trials will definitely be Cyberpower, as I've heard good things about it. I'm also going to give SPPP a shot
     
  3. monomakh

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    string durability is average for me, about the same as with the Bab PDR/APDC. What I'm finding is that if I use a shaped poly in the mains (e.g. Black Code or MSV Hex) and anything but a poly in the crosses, I saw through the cross within 3-4 hours. Full poly jobs last until the string dies for me, usually.
     
  4. zidane339

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    Yea I need to pick one or two more for string tests. Really going to play around with strings now, much cheaper than demoing lots of racquets. haha. Let us know how it goes and I hope you like CP.
     
  5. Nobuhiko

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    Hi guys, just wanna say Tecnifibre knows how to treat their customers! Roughly 1-1.5 months ago, I bought a new discontinued Tecnifibre 320.... Sadly that broke like 3 weeks ago when I reaching for a backhand overhead (like how Federer does it lol) and I cracked the middle of the racket (perfectly straight). I sent the racket back a week ago through a Tecnifibre vendor and yesterday I called them and they told me they're giving me the new 320 Vo2 and its already been shipped since last week, so hopefully tomorrow or saturday I get my new Tecnifibre. I'm sadden that the new 320's aren't exactly like the old ones though.

    What are your guys feedback for those who have played with both. From what I hear about the more openess and spin... I don't know if I'm gonna like it as much as the old one.
     
  6. zidane339

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    Nobuhiko, completely different frames, I'm sorry to say. The prevo2 has a much more old school feel, tons of control and feel. The new vo2, not so much, but a lot more power and spin.

    I'm am actually selling my prevo2 320, and playing with the vo2. If you are interested give me an email at zidane339@aol.com.

    Good luck and let us know how it goes!
     
  7. Nobuhiko

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    Hi guys, just received it, its really a beauty (pics don't do it justice, the red is seems a little bit darker in person which is good in my book haha), still have yet to play with it though, damn wind, days ago i've been playing with the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT Plus (Wow thats a mouth full) and I actually did like it a bit, it really helped me get over my second serve problem (not enough spin) and maybe the VO2 might be a better suited racket for me now... its been toooo long since I've played with the pre-VO2 and I have forgotten how that feels. I'm pretty sure this new Tecnifibre might be a keeper if not by tomorrow at least I know who to contact to get another Tecnifibre 320, thanks Zidane I'll probably contact you next week if I'm gonna buy yours. Wish me luck guys haha.
     
  8. tennisnut16

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    I'm considering buying a tecnifibre. What is the difference between 320 and 325? I think that the 325 would have more control, less power. Anybody try these two racquets? Opinions?
     
  9. sandflea

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    tennisnut16, I've had both the 320 and 325.

    serves 325
    volleys 325
    power 320
    baseline 320
    touch 325
    control 325
    spin 320
     
  10. tennisnut16

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    So, overall the 325 is better? How much difference in the power and the spin between them both? Is it huge? And how is the 325 worse at the baseline?
     
  11. sandflea

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    325 is more head light, you would need to add mass to the head... also it has a tiny sweetspot. 320 has a bit more power, the 325 does have a small hot spot where you can get some good power. You need to generate your own power though. Spin, 320 has a lot more of it. If you're a higher level player who plays more of a flat ball and an allcourt to serve and volley style the 325 will suit you. If you're a power baseliner intermediate to advanced the the 320 will fit you better. The sweet spot is a whole lot larger than the 325, I hope this helps.
     
  12. Power Player

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    I have a 335 in good condition if anyone needs one . 16x20 and 3/8ths grip. Just send me an email ..

    professionalbass@gmail.com
     
  13. Scotty D

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    I would like to join. Great racquets!
    1- T-Fight 320 16x20 pre VO Max
    1- T-Fight 335 16x20

    I'm also looking for more 320s 16 x 20s pre VOMax
    preferably 4 1/2 grip but will consider 4 3/8.
     
  14. zidane339

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    Scotty, i have one in 3/8 if you are interested, zidane339@aol.com
     
  15. zidane339

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    Been looking around for another vo2 320 in 3/8 but none has shown up on boards. Anyone want to sell theirs? : )

    Really regretting selling two earlier in the year. Truly a great stick. Stable, tons of spin, good amount of power.
     
  16. zidane339

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    Nice pics courtesy of i suck at tennis

     
  17. crazy swinger

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    Can i be a member. I have seven vo2 320s. competition vo2 12 bag. vo2 roller bag. nrg2 string. i have a lot more from tecnifibre but i wnated to join.
     
  18. zidane339

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    Of course, you're in! You must be a serious player, are you sponsered?
     
  19. i suck at tennis

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    If I am not a member already I clearly need to be :)
     
  20. Power Player

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    I can't seem to find a buyer for the 335. I guess I am still in the club! lol.
     
  21. crazy swinger

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    I am a very serious. I play tennis tennis five hours a day and a lot of fitness.
     
  22. crazy swinger

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    I am sponsored by tecnifibre and ttk (tennis teknology).
     
  23. crazy swinger

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    Im not trying to brag. sorry.
     
  24. zidane339

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    Of course you are! I just need to update the list sometime.

    BTW, where did you get your other two 320s? I got some tournaments coming up and really need at least one more. Right now, I'm pretty convinced this is the one (mind you, I've said this many times :) ) so I might suck it up and get one full price off of TW. Not many have shown up on the boards or fleabay lately it seems.
     
  25. zidane339

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    Haha its ok, I think all of us are pretty jealous though!:)

    Try to post some pics of your impressive collection sometime!
     
  26. i suck at tennis

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    I actually picked up the other two here... I got pretty lucky, just happened to check the For Sale board one morning and a gentleman (jsomrak I believe) had just posted his for sale. Honestly I really only need two, so when I am done experimenting with string setups I'm probably going to unload one. When that time comes I'll let you know, but it's probably a month or two away
     
  27. AKB

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    Count me in guys, I got 3x 320's (16m). Now lets discuss some setups!
     
  28. crazy swinger

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    Sure, I just need to get a camera first.
     
  29. zidane339

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    Best setup I played with when I had the prevo2 320s ( I assume your talking about that)...

    Leather grip (always have to have that) and strung with PHT/VS at 57 lbs. So crisp, tons of spin and feel.
     
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    Dude, that would be awesome, thanks so much. Haha funny thing is, I always check the FS boards in the morning, but that morning I was working so I couldn't. That night I get home, I saw that they have been sold and I kicked myself for missing it.haha Anyways good luck with the strings and let us know what you decided. Did you try Cyberpower (think I suggested that a while back) yet?
     
  31. Sadow

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    Count me in, 2 T-Fight 320 V02 Max
     
  32. i suck at tennis

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    I actually haven't gotten around to that yet, but I'm about to place a string order so I might try it. How would you compare it to Black Code? I like the feel of BC but I think it has a bit too much power for me. One of the tests I'm going to do is just string a full bed of syn gut at 63 lbs. I don't really have the desire to string any poly over 60 lbs, which is what I am at right now with the BC
     
  33. zidane339

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    Sorry, haven't tried out BC, but I can say CB is one of the softest most comfortable polys I've tried, but on the downside, tons of pop so I don't think you will like it.

    I do have another suggestion. I got some Kirschbaum P2 (not proline) a while back. Kirschbaum prestretches their string beforehand, so it is a very stiff. You can string it low and still have a pretty stiff string, and it loses very little tension. I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but on paper it sounds like a good control poly.If you want a set give me an email at zidane339@aol.com, I can give it to you at the reel price rather than full.

    Also, I would like to try some Lux, have you had a chance to with BBO or ALU Power? Think those strings would be amazing coupled with the natural spin of the 320. Little pricey tho.
     
  34. zidane339

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    Just an update. Tried Cyberflash 17 at 59lbs in my 320 vo2, felt very stiff and not a lot of power or spin.

    I think the key to this frame is too keep a low fifties with polys. The frames does recommend 49-57lbs. Really crazy since I thought you needed 60+ to control the power a couple months ago. I guess it was my game that needed tweaking, not the tension. haha
     
  35. vbranis

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    I'm in. Just switched from the unspectacular Wilson nTour 95 to the Tecnifibre T-Fight 320 Vo2. I don't think I've ever been in love with a racquet so much.:oops:
     
  36. Power Player

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    The Cyberflash is the best string I have hit with with. I'd put it at 56# at the most though. If you are not getting a lot of spin from the 17 gauge then something is wrong. The most spin I have ever gotten to be honest was the V02max and Cyberflash.
     
  37. i suck at tennis

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    Well I just ordered a pack of the 17g Cyberflash after all of these glowing reviews and will hopefully get to string it up before the weekend. Are you guys using a full bed or hybriding?
     
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    I use a full bed personally. The V02/Cyberflash combo is a beautiful thing.
     
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    I actually preferred a full bed of SPPP over the Cyberflash; the SPP was significantly more comfortable for me for equivalent power, control, spin, and durability (I still preferred the SPPP in the power and control). They have slightly different gauges (1.23 for SPP v 1.25 for CF), which might account for the difference in feel, but performance wise they were close.

    I'm currently trying a number of different setups, but I'm liking the Cyberblue / Volkl Powerfibre combo right now (in poly-on-main/non-gut cross division for arm friendliness). Still playing with the polys, but I can say that the Spiky Shark is horrid.
     
  40. zidane339

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    Power player, you adore the 320 vo2 so much, it's too bad you had to give it up. You always sound so poetic when you talk about it, it's a great read! But, I think the CF full bed would work great with a little drop in tension. Waiting for this to pop and will try it. I do have Kirsch Competition in my other at 60lbs and it feels nice, but I think the string is a little softer.

    My top string is still full Cyberblue 17. Real soft and complements the spin so well.
     
  41. tennisegg

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    Hey everyone, I'm looking at getting a new racquet soon, and Tecnifibre's among my candidates for new racquets, so I figured I'd ask you guys about them :p. I'm interested in the TFight 320 VO2. I guess you'd call me a tennis novice since I only started playing this year, but I enjoy playing from the baseline, and my favorite backhand shot would be the slice. So my questions are whether the 320 VO2 would be a good fit for baseline player who likes slicing and what's the quality control like at Tecnifibre? Has anyone with 320 VO2s (or any other TFight racquet) experienced weight discrepancies between their racquets?
     
  42. i suck at tennis

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    Tennisegg you should definitely give the 320 vo2 a demo. I hit the majority of my backhands fairly flat, only slice when I feel like that is my only option, but this stick has tons of spin potential so it should suit you just fine. What are you currently playing with??

    As far as the QC at Tecnifibre goes, you will be hard pressed to find much better. I have bought three of these from members here, one from zidane (I think he is wishing he still had it) and two from another, and they are all nearly identical weight and balance-wise.
     
  43. reesespiecestennis

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    No one here talks about the 325 vo2 which I think is going to be my new racquet and is probably the best I've ever played with. (over 30 demos). I will say more later, goin to the beach. :)
     
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    Looking forward to your comments.. The 320 definitely gets the most air time around here as far as the vo2 series goes. I dont even know if I have read one post regarding the 325
     
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    haha..yeah. It was a great stick. Who knows, maybe one day I will be back. I just preferred the wider head shape of the apdc.

    BUT I do still play with my 335. I think it is awesome.
     
  46. ebrainsoft

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    Can I join the club?

    I play with two 335 (16x20), I get them strung with Forten Kevlar crossed with a soft poly @ 57lbs. The spin is not as good as poly but the control is much better.

    I also switched the grip to Babolat Leather and put two over wraps (Yonex Super Grap). MUCH better feel and the two over wraps provide some comfort and moisture control.

    Does any one have any more tips on stringing or customizing these sticks?
     
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    Am I allowed to join? if so then count me in. I went from yonex rds 002, to tecnifibre t-fight 320 (18x20). This racket feels a lot like yonex, but i have way more control. I just need to find more 18x20s for back ups. Tecnifibre makes the best rackets
     
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    I'm currently playing a Wilson K-Surge, which I don't particularly like, but my friend suggested it as a good beginner's racquet. I thought I'd be able to use it for a long while for improvement, but I've been getting better faster than I thought I would. I also tried hitting a few games with a friend's Wilson K6.1 and it felt a lot better than the K-Surge, but was a little too heavy for my taste. The 320 VO2 seems to fit in my comfort zone of having an open string pattern like my surge, which I like for slicing, and having a good heft to it without being too heavy.
     
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    Gotcha.. I was in almost the same boat as you not long ago. Was playing with the n6.1 16x18, which I absolutely loved (still do) but I just felt like it was a little too heavy for me. Gave the 320 a shot and it is exactly what i was looking for.
     
  50. zidane339

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    Bad news (But Good News for You Guys)

    Hey All Tfighters,

    Looks like I'm dropping out of this club. Long story short, I played an annual 4.0-4.5 charity tournament I always play every year last weekend. Did really well last year, making it to quarters before losing to my good friend. This year I lost in the round robin stage so I'm really disappointed. Prob my bad form, but I mainly attribute it to the lack of one shot I possessed last year, a big flat forehand. My forehand was horrendously inconsistent. I always ended up looping in my forehand, sometimes leaving a big sitter for my opponent. Backhand was awesome still, I was hitting the best DTL BHs I've ever hit, but the forehand was not there.

    Could it been the racquet? Who knows, but through the four 320s I have ever own, the flat forehand has never been there for me. Thus, I have decided to give up the 320s (again). I'm getting a pair of Bab PD GTs to try, which I hope will be better. PDs work pretty well for me before, and I like the lower weight which I think will help me get some more racquet head speed which I've been lacking esp when I'm deep in sets. I just hope the power will not be overwhelming.

    Maybe one day I will be back? Who knows. The 320 Vo2 has treated me well, that is for sure. Just a solid all around great racquet. Really nothing else on the market like it. I will stay on this thread and see what you guys are up to! And I've taken the responsibility of updating the member list, of course.

    Finally, I just wanted to extend the offer for my two 320 vo2s to you TFighters first before they are posted on the FS board. They are both in 4 3/8, one in 8.5/10 condition, one in 9/10, both strung with logo dampeners included. Hurry if you want them, I sold my last two in under three hours from when they were posted.

    zidane339@aol.com
     

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