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jdeloach 12-30-2006 11:38 AM

*** T-Fight Club***
 
You new it was coming sooner or later! A place for all Tecnifibre discussions. Once there are several people, I will start the # list.

TonyB 12-30-2006 11:42 AM

Nice title. Count me in.

My current racquet: TF335 16x20, Klip Venom 17g at 61M/59C. No overgrip, no head tape, no lead tape.

jdeloach 12-30-2006 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TonyB (Post 1140298)
Nice title. Count me in.


Tony, I remembered you were asking TW about a TF335 review. I have one right now from them doing a playtest comparison against the AeroGel 200 and the DNX10. I will submit it to them in a couple of weeks.

OrangeOne 12-30-2006 12:04 PM

I'd only like associate membership, as for now I'm an admirer, not an owner ;)

Ok - a Q for the Tecni gurus on the boards (and both of them that I've seen have posted before me).

Do we know if the difference between the 320 & the 335 is in the layup? Or is it possible it's in the handle, which would explain some of the HL difference (2 pts I think)? That said, I'm not sure you / they could make a frame 15-20g difference only in the handle AND maintain only a 2pt diff in HL.....

I'm curious, as if the difference is NOT in the layup, I may well lean toward the 320 when it comes time to demoing/buying, and then leaving room to customise up a little if required.

jdeloach 12-30-2006 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OrangeOne (Post 1140310)
I'd only like associate membership, as for now I'm an admirer, not an owner ;)

Ok - a Q for the Tecni gurus on the boards (and both of them that I've seen have posted before me).

Do we know if the difference between the 320 & the 335 is in the layup? Or is it possible it's in the handle, which would explain some of the HL difference (2 pts I think)? That said, I'm not sure you / they could make a frame 15-20g difference only in the handle AND maintain only a 2pt diff in HL.....

I'm curious, as if the difference is NOT in the layup, I may well lean toward the 320 when it comes time to demoing/buying, and then leaving room to customise up a little if required.

Orange, the difference is in the handle from what I can see. The layup is totally same. I am playtesting a 335 with stock grip, and it plays exactly like my 320 with leather and overgrip. The only difference is the strings that they sent it with.

dallasstarsfan 12-30-2006 12:36 PM

Isn't the first and second rule of T-Fight Club is to not talk about T-Fight club? :D

I just got a second hand 325 and will be hitting with it in a few days.

OrangeOne 12-30-2006 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by jdeloach (Post 1140321)
Orange, the difference is in the handle from what I can see. The layup is totally same. I am playtesting a 335 with stock grip, and it plays exactly like my 320 with leather and overgrip. The only difference is the strings that they sent it with.

Good, good :). I'm even keener to get my hands on one, bring on February/March which is when my local Pro-level demo store gets the frames in (I'm in Aus, official launch of the 335 is March here).

Given the almost identical other specs, and the change in HL as I'd pointed out, I was thinking indeed this may be the case :).

I may never have even wondered this except for a thread a few months back when Vantage was the flavour of the...time ;), and a few of us realised that a large part of the 'model range / customisation' in Vantage frames comes from different handles with the same frames, in fact they may have as few as 10 actual frames that are then cut to different lengths, modified with different handles (style and weight), etc etc. Most of their frame sizes don't even offer different drill patterns (in fact, only 1 frame size does), but clever marketing makes you think they do.

None of the above makes me in any way negative against Vantage, I just feel I understand it better, and it has made me look for similar things in other frames. In the case of TFights, it makes me even happier, as I'm now pretty sure I can get the 320s, and if really unhappy, get my MRT to make them into 335s ;). I'll now also probably get 3/8s instead of 1/2s (I'm normally in the middle), possibly leaving me with 328s after a heat-shrink!

OrangeOne 12-30-2006 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dallasstarsfan (Post 1140335)
Isn't the first and second rule of T-Fight Club is to not talk about T-Fight club? :D

His name is Robert Paulsen.
His name is Robert Paulsen.
His name is Robert Paulsen.
His name is Robert Paulsen.
.... ;)

staedtler 12-30-2006 01:07 PM

I'm in too. Very clever club name too.

Racquet- Tecnifibre TFight 320
String - Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16g @ 57lbs
Vibration Dampener - None
Grip - X-tra Grip
Overgrip - White Yonex SuperGrap

snoflewis 12-30-2006 01:36 PM

i was a TF325 user for...2-3 weeks...does that count?

Nextman916 12-30-2006 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snoflewis (Post 1140402)
i was a TF325 user for...2-3 weeks...does that count?

Same thing here, used a TF315 for 2 months.

jdeloach 12-30-2006 01:54 PM

The Club membership begins.......I am even going to let those who have used T-Fights in the past and those that are planning to get one in the near future. I am such a generous guy...lol

T-Fight Club

jdeloach - #01
TonyB - #02
OrangeOne - #03
dallasstarsfan - #04
staedtler - #05
snoflewis - #06
Nextman916 - #07

andfor 12-30-2006 02:17 PM

I have a couple of T-Flash 290s but am giving them to my son. In exchange I am going to buy me a couple of 320s. Am I in?

jdeloach 12-30-2006 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdeloach (Post 1140420)

T-Fight Club

jdeloach - #01
TonyB - #02
OrangeOne - #03
dallasstarsfan - #04
staedtler - #05
snoflewis - #06
Nextman916 - #07
andfor - #08

You are in, andfor!

nyc 12-30-2006 02:25 PM

I'm in....

2x TF335 (16x20)

TF315 soon...

jdeloach 12-30-2006 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdeloach (Post 1140420)

T-Fight Club

jdeloach - #01
TonyB - #02
OrangeOne - #03
dallasstarsfan - #04
staedtler - #05
snoflewis - #06
Nextman916 - #07
andfor - #08
nyc - #09

Welcome aboard, nyc!

hughsiss 12-30-2006 03:02 PM

The Yonex Thread and the T-fight club literally should have a fight about who is going to have the most members. LOL :)

Voltron 12-30-2006 03:07 PM

I wish technifibre made a Midsize frame, I know I would buy it.

TonyB 12-30-2006 03:16 PM

Honestly, the TF335 is supposed to be 97 sq. in., but it certainly doesn't look or play like it. I previously used Yonex mid-sized (90 sq. in.) frames and these really don't feel (or play) any bigger to me.

I think you'd be surprised if you tried one. The bias that you seem to have towards midsized frames would not be very well founded with the TF racquets.

Bogie 12-30-2006 03:44 PM

i'm using the tfight 335 16x20 strung with luxilon big banger original @ 24/23 kg and tourna grip and smiley face dampener. finally found my dream stick. thinking about adding some lead to increase the swingweight though but don't want the weight to go over 13 oz.


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