*** T-Fight Club***

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  1. halfvolley777

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    Formerly a TFight 325 user and wondering if the unstrung weight of the 335 is close to advertised ...drives me a bit looney to have same racquets more than .05 ounces apart with exact sdame setup....though I know the tolerances are prob + or - .20 ounces...any comments?
     
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    i am sorry to the big fans but... i tried the tecnifibre t-fight 320 and found it to be the worst feeling racquet I have ever swung. im not trying to make enemys but the only thing i liked were slice backhands which didn't feel good

    if anyone cares here is my favorite of 16 racquets i demoed
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=111267
     
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  3. nyc

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    My sentiments exactly! I came from a 18x20 stringpattern and switched to the tf 335 16x20 and never looked back. :D
     
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  4. Richie Rich

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    having used (and still using the 325) the 335 is a much different racquet. they are comparable in static weight but that's about it.

    the 335 swings easier since it's more HL and the SW is lower than the 325. the 335 also feels stiffer, especially in the throat area.

    i hit with the 335 16x20 again last night and liked the short angles i could create because of the more open string pattern than my 325.

    next test is the serve. if the 335 clicks and serves as good as the 325 i just may make the switch.
     
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  5. White_Rice

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    Just bought a 320 16/20. Cannot wait to hit around with it on Friday!
     
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  6. STXLee

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    I suppose the question to ask is what do you look for in a racquet? It may not be what others are using as a criteria.

    I'm thinking about trying out the T-Fight 335 as it seems impossible to find another Pure Control 2001, which is my preferred racquet. They seem to be very similar in specs. Has anyone compared the two? By the way, the later Pure Control "Team" racquets are not the same as the originals. Much stiffer and a bit lighter. Not my cup of tea.

    By the way, I tried demoing the PK Redondo for a month and had to sell. I couldn't stand the way it felt, which is odd considering I played with the Dunlop Max 200G for about 15 years. It just didn't have the stability in the upper hoop that I needed. The Nsix-one 95 is close to a PC 2001, but lacks pop, control, and stability in comparison. I suppose adding tape would help, but I'd rather find a good stick that performs out of the box.

    Thanks,
    Hopeful club member...
     
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    I look for a certain feel, spin capability and a very stable racquet
    everything in the POG basically
     
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  8. BlackJesus

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    For me it was the opposite I've always liked 18x20 string pattern. I've only to string the racquet2-3kg less than a 16x20
     
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  9. armand

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    I frightened

    I like to use higher tensions and the max recommended tension of the 335 16x20(which is only 57lbs) scares me. Otherwise, this racquet looks very interesting. What's the story?
     
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  10. TonyB

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    No, the max recommended tension is 65 lb. The spec sheet directly from Tecnifibre calls for a range of 55 to 65 lb. The printing on the racquet itself (and I suspect the specs listed here at TW) are actually incorrect.

    If you send them an email requesting the spec sheet, they'll email it out to you.

    I'm stringing my TF335 with multifilament right in the middle of the range (60M/58C) and it feels outstanding.
     
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  11. BlackJesus

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    Is it just a my view or the shape of the new T-fight resemble that of the fischer No.1?
     
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  12. Borat

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    Looks like a great looking frame. I am going to demo the 16X20 TFight 320.... how does it play compared to some other frames? How is spin potential and serves?
     
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  13. fujitsu77

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    Just put in a demo order for the 320 (18x20). Can't wait to see how it hits!!
     
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  14. jdeloach

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    Here is the ultimate....TF320 with leather!

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. WhiteSox05CA

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    Haha, that's funny. I hit with it in a hitting tunnel and the only thing I liked were slice backhands! I'm giving it another shot next week though.
     
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  16. Borat

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    That frame looks so good with any grip color but red....lol
     
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  17. jdeloach

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    Here is the updated list....Welcome!!
     
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  18. White_Rice

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    Add me to the list Jdeloach. I get my 320 today!
     
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  19. fujitsu77

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    Could any of you describe your hitting experiances with the TF 320?

    How is it at the baseline?

    At the net?

    And how does it feel?

    Thanks
     
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    On that note, jdeloach - or anybody, how would you compare the 315 vs 320 vs 335's? Apart from the obvious weight and flex differences?

    I hit with both the 315 and own the 335's, and they have similar swing weight. I was planning on getting a 315, but all the positive reviews have me all intrigued about the 320.
     
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  22. TonyB

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    I'm surprised that not many people are playing with the 335. I see mostly 320 and some 325/315 posts.

    Interesting, because although I'm thinking the 320 would be nice to swing, it must naturally have less stability than the 335 on hard-hit balls and off-center shots.

    Fortunately, my local shop carries the 320, so I'll probably end up doing a demo sometime in the future. But for right now, the 335 does pretty much all I could ask a racquet to do.
     
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  23. fujitsu77

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    Hey TonyB,

    How is the 335 in terms of power and general feel? Is the racket really stiff, or does it have a softer feel? (Just asking because many people on this board are saying that the 320 is a little stiff, and I was considering buying it, but might change my mind if it is indeed too stiff - I ordered a demo and will be hitting with it soon)
     
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  24. jdeloach

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    I am not able to tell a very big difference between the TF320 and the TF335. I believe they are the same racquet with just a little weigh added to the butt of the 335. The 335 I am playtesting for TW weighs 12.3 ounces, and my 320 with leather grip, dampener, and overgrip weighs 12.1. They both are very stable at the net and very maneuverable. From the baseline you get what you put in (which I love) When I unload, I am able to keep the ball very, very deep (but in).
     
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  25. jdeloach

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    By the way....Happy Birthday TonyB!!!
     
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  26. fujitsu77

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    TonyB, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
     
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  27. fujitsu77

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    jdeloach,

    Is the 320 very harsh on the arm, or does it have a nice, crisp feel to it? (Is it arm friendly)
     
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  28. jdeloach

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    Very, very, very arm-friendly! It has a very nice soft feel to it. I know the string I use helps with that as well. I am 32, and have had elbow problems from a long pitching career. I have never had a twinge of pain.
     
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  29. fujitsu77

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    That's really good to hear! I'm really excited about this racquet, can't wait to play with it.

    Do you use this as your main racquet of choice at the moment?

    And how is the power-level of this racquet? (Is it really low, like the RDX, or higher like the RDS)
     
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  30. jdeloach

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    It is my main racquet.

    It is really closer to the RDS in my opinion.
     
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  31. fujitsu77

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    Wow, this racquet sounds perfect ;) .

    I will be reciving demos of the TF320, RDS 001 MP, M-Speed Pro #1, and Diablo MP in a day or so..

    Out of all these racquets, I really want to try the TF. It sounds as if it would be a perfect fit for me.


    If you had to pick one other brand that is most like technifibre, which would it be?
     
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  32. jdeloach

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    As far as feel.....probably the crispness of Yonex racquets.
    The company itself reminds me of Fischer (I don't know why)
     
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  33. fujitsu77

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    Jdeloach,

    I know how much you have posted about your RDS 001 on this board, and since I'm demoing both this and the TFight in about a day, I was wondering, If you had to stick with one of these racquets for good, which would it be and why? ;)
     
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  34. jdeloach

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    I honestly will always be a RDS001 man deep inside! Although the TF320 is a very good racquet, I feel that the RDS is the standard in which I measure all others.
     
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  35. jdeloach

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    I do, however, believe the longer I use the TF320 and not the RDS, that I will eventually rate them equally.
     
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  36. Tennis Man

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    Jeff, could you pls e-mail me, thanks.
     
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  37. jdeloach

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    email sent
     
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  38. White_Rice

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    Got my TF320 today and just returned from playing with her -- beautiful racquet...somewhere in the mold of a M-Fil 200 and RDS 001 in performance and feel. I love it. Plays a lot like the RDS 001 IMO in feel, control, and power level.
    The square shape of the cross section reminds me a lot of my old school Mizuno
    Pro 9.2 racquet...oh I wish I still had that baby!

    I pulled out my M-Fil 200 and compared the two and found a lot of similarities in frame and cross section. Quite identical as a matter of fact...just weighted slightly different with the TF320 more HL.
     
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  39. jdeloach

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    White, I'm glad you are pleased with the new stick! Their are definitely similarities in the way it plays compared to the RDS. That is why I have come to like it as much as I do.
     
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  40. TonyB

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    Just thought I'd throw this out there:

    Strung up my TF335 16x20 with Ashaway Liberty 16g at 48M/46C. Normally, I put X-1 Biphase 17g in the racquet at 62/60, so this is a significant change for me. I have no prior history with this racquet and low tensions, so the 48/46 was just a shot in the dark. The lowest I've previously gone was 55 lb. and I hated it. So, I figured I'd string it up tonight and give it a shot just to see what the difference was.

    The difference? Basically nothing! I'm a solid 4.5 with a very strong forehand and I was having absolutely no difficulty with balls sailing long tonight. In fact, I was surprised at how well the balls were staying in the court, even on balls that I thought would go long. They just dropped in the court at the last second. Power was just about the same, control actually seemed better, and the feedback off the strings seemed much better.

    In terms of comfort, well, the X-1 Biphase is such a comfortable string, there's really no comparison. However, I think the Liberty allowed me to get better feedback on the ball and much better touch. I could definitely get a better idea for just how much power was coming off the racquet with the Liberty as opposed to the Biphase. When I hit a drop shot, I wasn't "surprised" at the reaction of the ball, as sometimes happens with the more powerful multis (Venom, Excellerator, X-1 Biphase).

    Anyways, I thought it was interesting. While the X-1 is inherently more powerful, I think the Liberty strung at such a low tension really wasn't a noticeable change. I'm definitely going to play around with this string a bit more and see what the long term effects are. I was really very pleased overall.

    And here I thought the crisp/comfortable/powerful multi was really the answer to this frame. While it *IS* very suitable, I'm just amazed that the Liberty was really able to hold its own against it, especially at the low tension.
     
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  41. KuertenRules

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    Flexibility and SW

    Guys, I just picked up my new TFights 325 (2 of them in a 9,8/10 condition for a bargain imo... actually I manage to trade them for a single LM Prestige that is pretty known here in Brazil, thanks to Guga, so its much more expensive.... ). So my first question is if it was a good trade (?).

    The second one is regarding the specs I found in TW. I noticed that the frame it’s pretty flexible and SW is REALLY high! I will playtest them soon, but I can’t wait!!!! I’m a little worried about the maneuverability... what do you guys think ? Can anyone make some sort of scale, not considering the swingweight itself , but the maneuverability - like Radical > Prestige > POG Longbody OS ? And my final question is if the high flexibility makes this frame weaker for serve ?

    I play with a FXP Radical Tour - I think its an awsome stick, but requires a lot of effort to hit a big serve and the maneuverability its not its high point, but the racquet is awesome in many other aspect! Fits my game best so far, despite of its open string pattern that snaps strings really often. AH! I’m a 4.0 baseliner, 4.5+ server... :-D
     
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  42. KuertenRules

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    Anyone ????
     
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  43. nhstennis

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    I know this is way back there but is this true for the 325 also or is the weight dist. different. Will i play teh same with a 320 instead of my 325?
     
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  44. nhstennis

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    Hi Jeff I got a second hand 325 and love it. So i wouldnt mind being added, Strung w/ X-1 bp at 58 lbs.

    thanks
     
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    is there a VIP lounge for owners of several Tecnifibre models or do we just get a discount at the Betty Ford clinic for racquet addiction..??

    :p
     
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  46. smittysan89

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    Are these racquets comparable to the Prestige Mid at all, specifically the LM? Seem flexible but pretty hefty and fairly low powered...My only thing is that they are around 97 in but from what I hear they play more like a midsized frame?

    I currently use a n6.1 95, but its a little too powerful for me, I want a more flexible frame that is a little less powered and a tad heavier. Im about a 4.0-4.5, SW grip, with a good serve and great forehand. 6'5 200lbs so, I like a hefty stick. Like to bash groundies from the baseline, but come to the net when I get my chances. What do you guys think? I know you will be biased, but what model T-Fight do you think? I'm leaning towards trying the T-Fight 335 18x20...
     
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  47. Orion

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    I got a 335 yesterday and strung with Bab Hurr Pro Tour @ 55lbs. I play with the PDR std and was looking for a doubles racquet. I played a few sets of doubles with the 335 today and like it alot more than expected. I was attracted to the heft and the 16x20 string pattern. I've seen some comments that it plays closer to a 100 than a 97. I beg to differ. I played 2 sets earlier with my PDR (not my best day) and I framed more than a couple of forehands. I wasn't moving well and expected to do the the same with the 335. Not the case. It is very solid. I need to play a few sets of singles with it.

    My brother plays wih the NCode 95 Tour and it feels and plays similar. The 335 has the same solid feel and nice weight. I found myself letting the heft of the frame get the best of me a few times on low approaches and a few volleys. I hit a 2h backhand and found the length of the grip to be slightly smaller than ideal. Maybe another 1/3 inch would be nice (the 27.5 inch frame was not an option for me, I'm somewhat of a traditionalist LOL). I did consider the 320 because it was rated stiffer than he 335, but I liked the heavier weight of the 335. Very nice audible from the sweetspot. The slice bh wasn't as nice with the PDR, but is solid nonetheless. Pretty sure I'll pickup at least one more.

    I wanna be in Club T-Fight, Squadron 335!!!!!
     
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  48. smittysan89

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    how is the power level?
     
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  49. Orion

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    The power level is good, much better than expected requires a bit more precision to extract max power from than the PDR. A hit a few forehands that came off the racquet quicker and more livelier than with the PDR. Sorry for the PDR analogy but this racquet has been the only stick that I could play on after a rotator cuff tear so there is a bit of allegiance there. Compared with the M Pro 105 UL it has considerably more power. The feel is similar to the M Pro but much more communicative. Taking her out tomorrow to hit singles that will give me a better feel for manuverability and power from the baseline. My initial impression is that the harder I accelerated through the ball the easier it was to control, whereas the PDR is the opposite. That may come from the 335 being a little less stiff than the PDR.
     
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  50. smittysan89

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    hmm sounds appealing, let me know how it plays for the baseline. Thanks.
     

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