Head Graphene 360 Speed Pro vs. Tecnifibre ATP TFight 305 XTC

#1
Hi All,

I was wondering if you could compute two frames in the following areas:

1. Better Spin
2. More Power
3. Better for Serving
4. Better Control
5. Better Overall

I’ll be demoing both, but want your play tester opinions as well. Your opinions always help.

Thanks so much!
 

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#2
A very close and pretty even match up for me. No clear winner as my findings with both are very even across most categories . . . but this is how I scored them:
1. Better Spin = Speed Pro
2. More Power = TFight
3. Better for Serving = TFight (but very close)
4. Better Control = Speed Pro
5. Better Overall = Speed Pro (by a hair)

No wrong choice here as both are good racquets.
Cheers,
Chris, TW
 
#3
Thank you Chris. This is extremely useful. I am Marriott down to these two frames, however I was also thinking about demoing the Wilson Blade 18x20 CV. Any thoughts how that one may stack up against the other two? I’m a little worried about it, due to the lack of spin generation reported in the review. I’m a flat ball hitter, but could use the racquets help a little with spin.

Again, much appreciated!
 

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#4
I found the CV to add some plow through and dampening to the Blades. The swingweight is pushing 330 and that helps the racquet drive through the ball a bit more than the other two options. I don't feel quite as connected with the Blade, but the 18x20 keeps everything under control. The CVs are my favorite version of the Blade racquets and I didn't have any issues with spin (I do have a history with 18x20 racquets, though, unlike some of the other testers).
Cheers,
Chris, TW
 
#5
I found the CV to add some plow through and dampening to the Blades. The swingweight is pushing 330 and that helps the racquet drive through the ball a bit more than the other two options. I don't feel quite as connected with the Blade, but the 18x20 keeps everything under control. The CVs are my favorite version of the Blade racquets and I didn't have any issues with spin (I do have a history with 18x20 racquets, though, unlike some of the other testers).
Cheers,
Chris, TW
Hey Chris, I've never actually used the Speed Pro for much length of time. The one time I did.. I thought it was very powerful for a 18x20 and didn't feel like a control racquet. I was using a Prestige MP at the time though.

Would you compare the Speed Pro to be almost like a blade in terms of power? or would it be more considered a more powerful racquet?
 
#6
I found the CV to add some plow through and dampening to the Blades. The swingweight is pushing 330 and that helps the racquet drive through the ball a bit more than the other two options. I don't feel quite as connected with the Blade, but the 18x20 keeps everything under control. The CVs are my favorite version of the Blade racquets and I didn't have any issues with spin (I do have a history with 18x20 racquets, though, unlike some of the other testers).
Cheers,
Chris, TW
This is a big help Chris. As always, thank you for your thoughtful feedback. It helps a lot and is much appreciated!
 
#7
A very close and pretty even match up for me. No clear winner as my findings with both are very even across most categories . . . but this is how I scored them:
1. Better Spin = Speed Pro
2. More Power = TFight
3. Better for Serving = TFight (but very close)
4. Better Control = Speed Pro
5. Better Overall = Speed Pro (by a hair)

No wrong choice here as both are good racquets.
Cheers,
Chris, TW
Which racquet has more of a classic European feel?
 

TW Staff

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#8
Neither. Go with the TFight 315 Ltd and add weight to taste if you want more of a classic feel like a Kneissl Red Star etc.
Cheers,
Chris, TW.
 
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