Tecnifibre Experts- Help Identifying

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Jonnyf, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Jonnyf

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    Hello, I recently purchased a "pro" version 320, the description explained that it had a slightly modified 18*20 pattern to the usual 320. However, after I opened this it became apparent that this wasn't a normal 320. You see, I've reasoned that this is either a 325 pj or a "mixture" of 320 and 325.The racket is 27.4 inches long and I believe that it has the old 325 grommets! I plan on going out and hitting with this in the next few days. If anybody with a good knowledge of Tecnifibres could help me out It would be greatly appreciated

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  2. Chauvalito

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    If you dont mind me asking, where and how did you acquire this racket?

    Who was it made for?

    Specs please, and it looks similar to pics of Tipsarevic's racket.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. SoBad

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    from the photo it looks like the newly released 322.5 model, but i could be wrong of course...
     
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  4. Jonnyf

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    Hi, I got it through a seller on eb** UK for £55 (alot cheaper than any normal 320!)

    I have no idea who it was made for, and couldn't possibly hazard a guess!
    It's 344g strung with the plastic still on the handle. This can't be one of Tipsy's though, his are 16*19 and with a leather grip.
     
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  5. nickb

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    I think the T-Fights come in 27.4 in length in the UK...

    From the pics it looks like it could have been made for a pro, coach or other sponsored player.

    Nick
     
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  6. Jonnyf

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    Nah, Normal 320s are 27 inches. There's an XL 18*20 out this year that's 27.5 inches. However, these don't have the old grommets and are marked with "T-fight 320 XL" They would also posses the specs of a 320 xl, not a normal 320 ie. says 27inches when the xl would say 27.5
     
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  7. Ross K

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    I emailed the seller!

    Unless I'm v/much mistaken, this is the frame I nearly bought recently on fboy UK the other day. I emailed the seller about it, and he said it was made for a very high level player (can't remember exactly how high, but certainly no 'names' were mentioned) and... I think this was it... they'd played around with the grommets, or otherwise tinkered with them (sorry - I'm really crap on frame mechanics and the like.) Basically, it was being sold with the tag line that here was a chance to hit with an improved TF320 that had been specially altered to suit a very high level player.

    Sorry I'm a bit vague, but because I wasn't so sure he was telling the truth, and because I'd prefer to try the TF 335, and because of all the ppl and queries I'm often and routinely dealing with (as befits a true racquetaholic!), well, the exact in and outs of our short exchange escapes me for now.

    Jonny, I've quite possibly erased the email. However, I'll try and retrieve it, and if it's still in existence I'll post here as to precisely what was said.

    BTW, I wish I'd bought it now! :(
     
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    Email Tecnifibre but my guess it that it was made for a coach or something
     
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  9. Ross K

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    Jonny,

    There you go... The seller earlier emailed me just the bolded part, but here's the whole thing as advertized (although maybe you're already familiar with all this?... Hmmm?... ) Anyway...

    Sorry. Not sure if that's actually provided you all with you wanted to know. Anyhow...
     
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  10. Jonnyf

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    No worries mate, Thanks for the attempt! I'll post an opinion once I get on-court if anyone would like? I'm really intruiged by it!
     
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  11. Ross K

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    Please DO post up a review. I'm completely curious now also.
     
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  12. JohnP

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    Sweet racquet. Stiffness rating of 68? Isn't that much higher than what the 325 was rated? I always thought that the old 325 matched my dream specs very closely except that it was much too flexible (62 or 63 on TW I believe). A version of that racquet with the 27.4" length and a stiffness of 68 would be damned near spot on to what I like.
     
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  13. iplaybetter

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    what is this 322.5 that you speak of
     
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  14. nickb

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    68RA + 18x20 + redcode?...ouch!
     
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  15. Tony Mac

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    That looks like a really cool racquet. Let us know how it plays.
     
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  16. Chauvalito

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    Does anyone else think that it looks like a PT 630 replica?
     
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  17. Jonnyf

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    Hey mate, they're the paintjob specs. I have no idea of the actual stiffness and don't think i'll get near an RDC machine for a long time
     
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    it is the model number for the mixture of 320 and 325 described in the OP
     
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  19. LanEvo

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    idk what kinda racquet u have there, but man ur lucky to get that rare of a find
     
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  20. Richie Rich

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    when i first got my 325's i thought they took the i.prestige MP XL mold and used it for the 325. the i.prestige MP and MP XL was based on the PT630 i believe.

    To Jonnyf - your racquet has the 325 grommets, or at least the bumper set anyway.
     
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