TF 320 - is the swingweight really so low??

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  1. Gabs011

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    I was gonna get a MG Prestige MP but a couple days before I was about to buy it I bumped into a Tecnifibre T-fight 320 (16x20). The price was so low I had couldn't turn down the offer.

    However TW's specs suggest that its swingweight is ridiculously low (307)....is this really the case?....does it really feel THAT light? If yes, then does it negatively affect performance?

    I am asking as I won't be able to try out the stick for another 2 weeks or so. Any general thoughts on this frame are appreciated too (with comparison to the MG prestige if poss)....

    Many thanks in advance for all the replies:)
     
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  2. bumblebee

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    i use a 18*20, but be warned: sensitive arms/shoulders should NOT use this stick IMO...
    however, i know people who love it so, idk...
    but yea its low, but it swings a bit higher
     
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  3. f1 tech

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    I had one and it didn't feel that low, more like 315 or so. In addition, the total weigh came to be at 12 oz. Much more than listed at 11.7 oz.
     
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  4. anbu4ever11

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    im goin for the tfight 320 16by 20 personally,havent demod it at all so would like to hear from users as well as what they think of it.going from a pure storm tour to it
     
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  5. anbu4ever11

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    how much did you pick one up for??
     
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  6. mdjenders

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    the one I demoed was 11.8 strung, and the swingweight definitely felt in the 305-310 range, a little low for me. I also thought it felt ridiculously metallic and stiff with a strange vibrating sensation at impact.
     
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  7. bumblebee

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    ^^^^definitely.... some don't mind it, but it hurts my arm
     
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  8. ollinger

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    Metalllic? It contains aluminum.
     
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  9. mdjenders

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    metallic. as in, ball contact felt like I was striking a metal post with the racquet.
     
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  10. Ross K

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    ****! This sounds awful???!!! Anyone else agree?
     
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  11. herosol

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    nah. it was quite the club in my opinion.
    not like a 14 oz thing, but definetely is around what a 12 oz stick should be.
     
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  12. moist

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    Been playing with TF 320's for a year now. Definitely no feel I could describe as metallic. The feel is what you'd expect from a moderately stiff box frame racquet, solid and fairly muted. I've done the TW home swingweight measurement a bunch of times on them, and it comes out on average in the 315 range. Static weight is 11.9 ounces, balance at 6 points.
     
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  13. Safin777

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    On tennis.com website the 320 16x20 is listed 299 SW and around 1913 of power level instead the 18x20 version is 320 SW 2111 o power level so using the 18x20 version could be an alternative to have the 320 with an average SW? I'm aware that I'm not o****ing the more dense string pattern
     
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  14. Safin777

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    Sorry I've made a mistake in typing I was saying COUNTING :)
     
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  15. mdjenders

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    what is the real string tension range on the 320? what is written on the hoop of the frame is different than what is published here at TW? The demo I had was strung up with sensation 16 at 61#, which is right in the middle of the TW range, but a fair bit over what is written on the frame (I forget, but it is lower).

    Honestly, the demo I had was the worst frame I have ever used, bar none. anything, even in the sweet spot, and there was this nasty vibration. if the racquet was string over max tension, I will retract my criticism and blame it on whatever ass strung the demo at my local shop.
     
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  16. f1 tech

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    I have tried 17 gauge multi on this and it definitely plays a lot better than 16s. The 17 gauge brings out the feel from this racquet.
     
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  17. gregmiata

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    It is definitely low. I was using the PS 6.0 95 and Slaz X-1 before finding the 320 and stock it swings noticeably lighter than those frames. I string mine (the 18x20) with Gosen 18ga and have added lead at 3 and 9 to up the SW some. to me it swings very solidly and has a good, solid, muted feel. I have had no issues with metallic feels or issues with shoulder/arm.

    Greg
     
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  18. gsharma

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    It's interesting to hear people talk about the metallic feel. I just got a demo of Tfight 320 (16x20) and Fischer M Pro 98 SL. Just going by the specs, I felt that these two racquets would offer great feel and control but I'm kinda worried about the Tfight now. I'm sure if I added some lead at 3 and 9, that would take care of the problem but I kind of want a racquet to not weigh over 11.8oz.

    I will update you guys shortly with my experience. I have a feeling that the Fischer will be a much better stick.
     
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  19. nyc

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    After developing TE with a Head FXP Prestige, I switched to the TF320 (both the 16x20 and 18x20) and all my problems went away.

    I string them with poly, added some lead, matched all to 343g total weight and have been using them for over a year without any "metallic" or harsh feeling. They feel incredibly stable and have a nice muted feel.

    It's a fantastic S+V stick and can generate great pace on groundies as well. I wouldn't want to switch to anything else.

    But, I do realize it's all personal and what works for me, doesn't work for others....
     
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  20. mdjenders

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    what are you stringing at, nyc?
     
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  21. nyc

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    Full Silverstring, between 54lbs and 56lbs.
     
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  22. Ross K

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    How do you guys consider the TF (both string patterns) for serving... good power (I'm specially interested in the overall power level)?... hits a flat serve well?... nice kickers?... good slice?... what's the ultimate verdict on its serving capabilities then?
     
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  23. ashwincr

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    The TF-320 in stock form does not hit a good flat serve, probably due to the extreme head light layup. I definitely lose some pace on my flat serves, but it can put some good action on the ball on kickers and slice serves. Directional control is excellent on serves. All in all I would say it is not a great serving racquet, but you can be very effective with it if you know what you are doing
     
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  24. nyc

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    I wouldn't consider it a powerstick. You definitely have to provide your own power, but it's not a wet noodle either.

    I added some lead in the upper hoop, so that helps me get some extra oomph on serves, so no complaints there. I can deliver flat bombs with both patterns, but the open pattern gives me a little bit more action on the ball for kickers and slice serves. As I am no pro, I go for placement more than power and for that, the TF 320 is a great stick.
     
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  25. anbu4ever11

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    how is it when its going up against hard hitters?im thinking of purchasing either the tfight 320 or 335.hows the plow through i mean is it the type of racket that bends more against a ball with alot of pace or does it go through easier.
     
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  26. rum02

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    I just got one. On the racquet it says the stiffness is 68. much higher than listed on tw.
     
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  27. ashwincr

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    like nyc said the TF320 is no wet noodle, and can hold its own against heavy balls easily. it does not have the plow through of a k90, but it is stiff enough to easily handle heavy balls. The open pattern allows for a lot of top spin, since it is easy to whip up on the ball.
     
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  28. Ross K

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    With the SW being so low, does everyone put lead on it then? If so, where, and how much?... unless some ppl play with it stock and, er, unleaded?
     
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  29. ashwincr

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    I've played with it stock and with about 6 grams of lead at 3 and 9, and i actually prefer stock.
     
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