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  1. zidane339

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    Just strung my 320 with Big Ace 18 (red) @ 56lbs! Will let everyone know how it hits (it looks amazing!).
     
  2. edmundccc

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    Yes, I think 300T is closest to 320 in current racquet market. Since I haven't hit with FXP Prestige MP in a sufficient long period of time (just have a couple of ground strokes), I couldn't comment on this.
     
  3. lenderbender

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    kash you moving away from the lm rads?

    edit: just read back lol...

    how do you find the power compared to the radicals?
     
  4. zidane339

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    Selling these already?:(
     
  5. ChuDat

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    Kash, didn't you just get the 325s last week?
     
  6. 10SDad

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    Need opinions from the Tec-sperts: Current 335 user

    Hello, T-Fight Club.

    Wondering if I could solicit a few opinions about a good move from my current TFight 335 (16 x 20) to another Tec stick. I'll try and include enough info, without writing a novel.

    I've been playing with a 335 for the past 1.5 years or so. I also have a AG 200 and two LM Prestige MP's. I'm a 4.0 player, all-court, 2HBH, continental FH, hit with moderate topspin, and look to come in when I can. I take full swings at just about everything. Bottom line is that I'm in good shape, but at 47 the weekend tournaments and long matches are getting to be too much for the weight of the 335. (I use poly strings and an overgrip).

    Am on a quest to find a somewhat lighter racquet with a bit more pop. Made the mistake this week of demoing 11 oz racquets: LM Instinct, MG Instinct, nPro Open, and Dunlop 500 Tour. After a few nights of hitting with these my wrist, elbow, and arm are paying the price. Just too light, no stability, and no plow-through. I love the stability and plow-through of my 335, so I'm hoping you all can suggest another one or two Tec's that may offer me a bit lighter weight (not necessarily SW), a little more pop, but still with good stability and some feel of heft. Have seen some discussions here on the older 320's, and also the newer VO2's. However, I'm a bit gunshy on the VO2's, as it seems there are mixed reviews on how they play vs. the previous model. And if I can get an older version and save money, that's a good thing. I'll have a hard time justifying $180 at this point.

    Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
     
  7. zidane339

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    10sdad, definitely try the 320 out, whether the previous or vo2 model. Both are solid solid sticks, with plenty of pop and feel.
     
  8. sc0tt2288

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    yo i was just wondering is the tfight 320 vo2 max a good serving and baseline racquet??
     
  9. Adelied

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    Have you tried demoing the t-flash's? yeah they're 100 headsizes, but they take some weight off the racquet. I highly considered the t-flashs before purchasing a couple '07 tfight 320's. best part is I got em for $130 each!
     
  10. 10SDad

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    Yes, actually I'm going to demo the TFlash 315. The other TFlashes are too light.
     
  11. 10SDad

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    Guys, I have a chance to purchase a used 320 (non-VO2) off the boards...looks to be in decent shape. Would this be a good option based on what I described, or am I going to find the newer VO2 to be a better stick? If there is only a slight difference in weight/power on the used stick from my current 335 it may not be worth the $$ and chance. Can't demo this one.

    Thanks.

    10SDad
     
  12. Gee

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    The old TF320 is a lot lighter and stiffer than TF335. The TF335 has about 15 gram more toward the grip. If you add weight to the handle the weight/balance becomes more similar to TF335. For example put a leather grip on it.
     
  13. tlimster

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    Check out the specs of the M-Fil 200 Plus 16x19. Pretty close to the 320 non-VO2.
     
  14. 10SDad

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    I actually had the 200+ MFil (27.5") and it didn't work for me at all. (Partly the length, partly the weight/balance) If the TFight 320 plays like that stick, then I'll probably pass.
     
  15. monomakh

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    I have both and they play differently. The MFil feels very light/insubstantial, the 320 is solid and classic feeling.
     
  16. zidane339

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    Monomakh were you able to find 320s in 1/2 yet? Got two 320s in 3/8s, but I'm breaking poly mulit hybrids really quickly so I need one more. Let me know if you are interested in selling one!
     
  17. mrmo1115

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    This has to do with the pre v02 max 320s so I'm throwing it in here.
    Would a switch to a yt rad mp thts leaded be easier and comfortable from a prestige fxp mp or a Tec tfight 320 pre v02?
     
  18. smiley_face

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    Hey guys, do you really think that the VO2 technology helps the racket breathe better, or it's just a trick from Technifibre to make TF users throw away their current rackets and buy new ones - when there's actually no difference?

    I'm using a Wilson K Surge and since it's too light for me, i'm going to buy a TFight 295 but many people told me that Technifibre rackets are not less stabe, they create more vibration to your arms when hitting. Can you judge?
     
  19. zidane339

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    320 strung with BC/NXT...great setup! Tons of spin, feel, and right amount of power..

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Adelied

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    Hey T-Fight Club,
    Just received my new tfight 320 xl, the older model. Heard great things about this racquet and totally psyched to start hitting with it. What strings do you guys like the best with your tfights?
     
  21. deadsexington

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    Hello, fellow T-Fighters!

    Nobody's heard of this company over here! I went to my local specialty tennis store and they didn't even stock Tecnifibre.

    Anyway, I've purchased two VO2 320s. I've taken delivery of one, which was already strung with redcode at what I'm now suspecting is in the low 50s. I've set it up with 6g of lead tape on each of 3 & 9 o'clock (12g total). It's as solid as anything I've played with and doesn't get pushed around. I'm still getting used to the extra weight (my last racquet was 295g - and it never occurred to me how unsuitable it was before looking at new ones), but this racquet has an immense amount of power. As it is strung currently, too much power really. The other 320 is being strung with Big Banger Originals at 55lb. Once I've taped that up I'll decide whether I need to go tighter. I suspect I'll need to.
     
  22. Bed78

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    Hey guys,

    I went through alot of your comments and I think that the TFight 320 seems like a good match for my game. I'm mostly stay on the baseline and play with a good amount of spin. I've been playing with the Babolat APD since 2 years now, but I'm looking for a racquet that will give me more control without losing to much power. I saw that a few people compared the Babolat APD to the TFight 320. If that's the case I'm really interested in switching to Tecnifibre.

    I'm really stuck in between the new TFight 320 V02 and the TFight 320 (older model) unless someone can recommend something else. Alot of people seem to agree that the TFight 320 V02 has more power than the older model which is a good thing for me since I don't want to lose any power, but the downside is that I would ideally like a 97 or 98 sq. in. headsize. The older model headsize is 97 sq. in. and the new VO2 headsize is 95 sq. in.


    Given the information that I've given, can anyone provide any advice please. Let me know if you need more details.
     
  23. monomakh

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    I have found 1x 1/2, so I may be ready to let one of the 3/8ths go. Racquet should get here on Tuesday, ping me a bit later this week.

    If you like the PD, then the VO2 is much closer to that feel than the classic TF320 (though neither feel much like a PD, really; the TF balance is much more headlight and the feel is much more solid, I'm not a fan of the Cortex). Personally, I can't much tell the difference in the 2" headsize between VO2 and classic, but the power differential is noticeable.
     
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  24. rabidranger

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    Just joined the club. I just picked up a TFlash 315 VO2 Max that I can't wait to try. Transitioned from a Head LiquidMetal Radical MidPlus, so hopefully it won't be too difficult a transition.
     
  25. eneka

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    What the first thing people notice?
    alot of people ask me "why is there a face on your racket"/"WOAH! your strings are red!"(i had it strung with red-code, now using black code.)
    and i noticed that many people don't know about the brand.
     
  26. Edstringer13

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    if you guys need the old Tecnifibre models,i can find you those brand new ones for around $120 shipped,if anybody is interested,let me know
     
  27. Bed78

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    Edstringer13, do you have access to T-Fight 320 18x20 in 4 1/2 grip?
     
  29. Stomper

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    Mr Dave,i can get the Tfight320 18x20 4 1/2,sir.
    live your email address and i'll contact you
     
  31. rudester

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    try black code mains gosen crosses
    superb
     
  32. deadsexington

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    I'm using BBOs at 55lb on one, 58lb on the other. Still trying to determine the best tension. 12g on each at 9 & 3. Feels excellent with some lead.

    I'm also going to have a hit in a couple of weeks with a K6.1 90 (grabbed one on special before the paint update for 2010) and if anyone's interested I'll post my thoughts on the comparison.
     
  33. jigrino

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    I'm interested. Been using k6.1 90 for almost 2 yers now and like it very much. Trying out the Aerogel 200 4D for 2 months now. Will start hitting with my new TF 320 VO2 this weekend. Will appreciate if you post a comparison.

    K6.1 90: TF Black Code 17 @ 56 main/TF NRG2 17 @ 58 cross
    Aerogel 200 4D: TF Black Code 17 @ 58 main/TF NRG2 17 @ 60 cross
     
  34. deadsexington

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    No worries. I've ordered it strung the same as my 320s but it won't arrive for another week.
     
  35. jigrino

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    Thank you deadsexington. Looking forward to your post.
     
  36. topseed

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    Hi t-fighters

    I would like to know if you have any feedbacks on the t-fight 255's? I am currently torn between the t-fight 255 and the t-flash 265. I am a 4.5 player and wanted a light, even or head-light balance racket.

    Thanks
     
  37. BDAZ

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    I am a proud new member of the T-Fight Club. I recently purchased a T-Fight 325 (original) off of the boards here. It is strung with Pro Signum Tornado. Not sure of the tension. Still trying to get used to the extra length. Sometimes I really want to cut it down, but then I'll get in a groove with it the way it is. I love the feel, the flex, the power, the spin from the string (which is insane, for me at least). This is the first racquet that I've gotten in a while that I want to go out and get another (still debating this everyday). I want to leave this one the way it is and have another one or two to experiment with. Maybe one to cut down and see if I like it better at 27 inches, and one to experiment with string. I haven't changed the nasty overgrip that's on it for fear of messing up whatever mojo I have going on right now. Playing with this thing for the last two weeks has made tennis so much fun. Probably having more fun than I've had in a while.
     
  38. deadsexington

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    Okay the K Factor arrived but I haven't hit with it yet.

    It's extremely impressive to hold. Heavy & the frame is so small. I've got a feeling the ball won't have much say when contact is made.

    I've got a match today so it's pretty unlikely I'll pull it out (I'll be sorely tempted to though - maybe for the doubles if it's a dead rubber) but the forecast for tomorrow looks good.
     
  39. deadsexington

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    I hit with the KSix-One for the first time today and boy am I impressed.

    I had become a bit afraid of really swinging hard at the ball with the 320s as the balls would just seem to fly too often. This was especially the case on my forehand where the issue reached a maximum and I froze up on that wing in a recent match and lost badly to a player I would normally beat.

    It's hard to draw any conclusions from one casual hit with the Wilson, but I was taking massive swings at the ball and just slicing the court open. There were a few mishits. When the ball sat up, I could really crush it without fear of spraying it well long as I was doing with the 320s. When the ball was landing deep and fast I could repel the pace with confidence - as long as I struck the middle of the racquet I knew the thing would just plow through it.

    I only hit for about an hour and it was pretty exhausting. Not necessarily because of the weight, but because after only a few shots you start to understand that if you don't swing like a lumberjack then it's just not going to work. On the other hand, the rewards for setting up for the shot and really going after them were immense. I hit two cracking passing shots - one crosscourt backhand and one down the line forehand, both on the run. I didn't serve with it, and the dozen or so volleys I hit gave me confidence, discounting the one or two that I framed from getting lazy.

    For reference, I'm an all-court player with a powerful one-handed backhand and an eastern or semi-western forehand. I probably wouldn't recommend this racquet to anyone who doesn't have fully developed strokes that generate a great deal of racquet head speed.

    I'll have another hit with it tomorrow and I'll probably make a decision between the K and the 320s as to my primary stick. I don't know that much about racquets specs ie stiffness, but it felt there was a lot less power in this stick than the 320s and that was extremely beneficial to my game.
     
  40. jigrino

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    Thank you for the nice review. Your first impression of the K-90 is very much similar to mine. It took a while for me to really appreciate and develop confidence for it. My quest to find a good player stick is still a work in progress. My 2-month old affair with Aerogel 200 4D (though a good racquet I think) was a so so experience due to maneuverability issues. Hit for 1 hour last Saturday and 1-1/2 hours yesterday with my TF-320 V()2 max and I find it to be a promising stick. It gave me a slight elbow pain though. The lightness in the head can be corrected with lead at 2 and 10 oclock to increase plow through. Overall it looks like a fine stick. I will give it more court time for couple of weekends until my Bab Pure Storm Ltd GT arrives in about a month. Meanwhile, my three K-90s shall remain my main battle rifles.
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    TF-320 V()2: Black Code 17g. mains / X-1 Biphase 16g. crosses @ 58
     
  41. Noveson

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    Hey guys! Haven't posted in a long time, still using 3 T-Fight 320s with cyber blue and bi phase.

    Getting the 320 V02 demo tomorrow though! Along with a exo rebel
     
  42. zidane339

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    Nice, let us know how they compare, and I love the setup on those tfights, one of the best imo.
     
  43. zidane339

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    Love the setup on your 320, my string combo of choice as well.
     
  44. robertg06

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    Hey guys,

    Now I am a Tecnifibre Preffered Player, or whatever the UK version of that is. But I don't have any of the rackets yet :D I got the deal a few months ago but unfortunately had to quit tennis for a while because of school troubles + illness.

    Alas, I am now back and going to buy the cheap package. My main hesitation is: Is there a reason why many people don't use the V02 295? As that is the racket I am thinking of..

    Oh and I'm a 15 year old player, semi western, two handed backhand, but sometimes I go eastern + one hander (when I feel a federer mindset).

    Thanks,

    Bobby
     
  45. zidane339

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    Essentially its the 320 with less weight, so it will probably be a nice stick. You can always lead up as desired.
     
  46. robertg06

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    True, thanks. They're also a good £30 cheaper for two of them :)

    I'll order them tomorrow
     
  47. Noveson

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    Me too! Cept I might be using a rebel soon. Love the cheap string though.
     
  48. zidane339

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    Ah jealous of you guys, you need to hook up the club with some cheap strings! : )

    My preferred setup of BC/ NRG or BC/X-1 def doesn't come cheap!
     
  49. javierjavier

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    recently borrowed my brother's old tfight 335's for a spontaneous hitting session a few weeks ago. it was light compared to what i'm used to, but it felt great despite the year old syn gut that was in it. loved the subtle old school flex, thin box beam and shape of the head that does make this racket feel like a mid.

    anyway, after rescuing them from negligence i've added some weight and restrung one with my fave poly. i'm really liking the way it feels. the added weight brings out the flex and feel, and just loving how maneuverable this thing feels.

    anyway, just thought i'd share my experience. it's a really sweet racket. i'm kind of surprised my brother retired them...

    any people still using the old tfight 335 18x20? if so what is your current set up? i found the stock sw too low for my taste, and i had to add some lead to make it feel more stable.
     
  50. robertg06

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    Okay guys, so instead of getting the 295 I went with the masses and ordered two V02 320s :) Well that's all my birthday money gone.

    Two rackets, 12R bag + 110m reel of black code for a tidy 190 quid. Good stuff, can't wait to get back into tennis with my new babies.

    How d'you think I should string the twins?

    Bobby
     

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