Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Bubbagumptennis, Jan 14, 2013.
Anybody tried 16m with Red Code 17? Or with BBO? How it feels?
By "feel", you mean the sensations while hitting, or the quality of the frame? Maybe both?
I realize that I need to demo this racquet, so please no responses of that ilk.
But, in the opinions of those who have used pro stocks with silicone (or even retail racquets properly fit with silicone), is there something really special about this racquet's feel or is it just the silicone? Wouldn't a siliconed Rad Pro possibly feel just as good?
Which grip shape and size does Tec 315 have if comparing to HEAD Prestige racket? If I used to play with L3 iPrestige Mid back in the day, do you believe 315 has identical sizing?
They use current Head pallets, which I've always found translates well with the older pallets size wise.
If you used the pt630 or pt57a , it feels very similar. I dont think it is just having silcone in it. Its a frame called a pt965 which is tecs pro mold most likely aimed at giving pros a very similar racquet to the 57a if they switched over.
It doesnt really feel like a tec frame to me. Feels like a head pro stock. I believe the pallets will translate perfectly from head.
People are saying that verdasco is now using a blacked out head frame. It most likely is still the pt965 that he has always used, which is this frame in the 16 mains version.
For me the feel is the best because it is rather soft, the sweet spot is rich and the frame flexes just enough for comfort, but is not noodly. Tough to describe, but i doubt anyone who likes pt57s, and hates paying a premium would be disappointed.
Awesome PP; value your opinion and definitely appreciate the analogies to the PT630/PT57A.
the 16x19 are back in stock at TW Europe on Monday. 2 of them have my name on them. going syn gut mains, poly crosses at 55/52. playing stock initially. excited.
re: the 18x20, can anyone compare them to the MG Rad MP?
picked up the 18x20 and strung it w/ TB 16L/ItH 1.20 @ 46#s. compared to my modded MG Rad MP, the 315 has better feel and comfort.
cheers Mad Dog. Did you mod either the MG Rad MP or 315 18x20 or both stock? Also, why 18x20 TF over the 16x19 (with it's apparently tightish central stringbed anyway)? Did you hit with both? I am really torn between them.
not a mad dog here but my 1 cent. hit with both (PP owned) and preferred the 16x19 but then again PP didn't have them strung the same nor leaded the same. perhaps he will next time out for a hit so we can continue this.
apologies if offended any mad dogs.
Is it really true that 16x19 is tighter in the center than 18x20??
Hi David, cheers to you as well. the MG Rad MP is modded with lead in the throat and under the leather grip on the handle. it also has CAP grommets that i perforated to get the SW down to around 323.
my TF 18x20 is still stock except for an OG that it came with.
as to why i got the 18x20 over the 16x19? i haven't seen an 16x19 show up on the boards yet. i'll surely pick one up when they eventualy start appearing.
since Gads has both patterns, i have tried both of his which are config'd to a higher SW than is optimal for me. even though neither were just right for me, i actually preferred the 18x20 during my brief time with them because it had a bit more control as expected. they both feel amazing so i don't think you can go wrong with either honestly.
having strung both, the spacing of the mains is tighter on the 18x20.
Tighter pattern on the 18m for sure but the 16/19 is fairly tight for a 16m frame. Always a fan of 18m sticks but still preferring the 16m here, although I can't bring myself to get rid of the 18m because man, it hits a laser ball on serves and groundies when hit nail it right, but I'm a but more consistent with a bit more variety with the 16m.
All: please check your Tec Ltd lengths. I picked up a second 16m frame and just noticed - assist to Mad Dog - that it's about 27.2 in length. My other Tecs are about the same, 27. Didn't notice this until after the initial string job, so I'm not sure if the frame came like that originally or was warped a bit during the shop string job. Good news is, I'm a guy who loves extended length and am loving the way it's hitting, so it's not at all a bother. But curious if any of these are coming a tad longer from the factory or if it was the string job.
Does anyone know if or when TW is getting some 315's in stock with 4 1/4 grips. They've been out for a long time and there's no mention of them on the order menu.
has anyone had the chance compare the 315 16M to the 320?
2 x 315 Ltd 16x19 ordered
nice. looking forward to seeing how you like it.
Heck, even if he HATES it.....nothing that a little lead won't fix right mad dog!? my bestest buddy!
Mad...I found a GREAT stick for you with TONS of room for customization.....REALLY nice reference point to tweak and tinker with. Let me know how it plays!
How does the 18m (leaded to ~320 sw) compare to the new 2013 Blade 98 18 mains in terms of feel and stability?
To Power Player and the other informative posters,
Count me in as another poster who ordered two 315 Ltds today (16x19s in my case). Thanks for all the great feedback guys.
Awesome. Interested in your thoughts after some court time.
Definitely, man, and thanks again for time and help on this; very excited.
So many remarks on the TF315 Ltd. here (actually from a few persons) but hardly any customer feedback post on TW.
Why do such a brilliant frames have so little feedback posts?
it's too exclusive a racket for common riff raff Customer Feedback Gee. pro stock don't you know ;-)
I have bought many, many racquets but never felt the need to leave feedback.
I just leave my feedback here.
It's not a frame for the masses. Most here are probably 3.5 and below and the 315 is a players frame through and through. Must supply all your own power and consistently hit the small sweetspot for it to work.
The "PPE" (Power Player Effect) strikes again
I think strong 4.0 player can easily take advantage from this stick..
It's more about swing style rather than playing level. Anyone who likes to take full swings and big cuts at the ball can enjoy this frame regardless of their level. This frame is not for players who block and dink the ball, but more for players that stroke the ball.
Very well said.
Ordered myself an 18m although being usually a 16m guy. Omg can't wait to feel the power of a pro stock!
Does Tec's 315 buttcap have a trap door to be able to put some extra silicone?
Perfect description. Must hit out. If you punch here, you'll get punished.
Nope but you can use the Head replacement cap.
True, though i guess if you go to the step of swapping butt caps, youre in a position to add silicone while the stock cap is off..
How is your yonex setup going? Have not modded my modded frames yet.. will keep them as is for now and see after a few more hits. Really cant complain about it at this stage
Exactly what I am looking for in the racket. Shipping delays from a little frustrating in Europe but can't wait. Hopefully next week they will arrive.
Great, though my hits have been few and far between in the last couple of weeks. Think I may take one or both grams off of 12 but weight at the four corners is perfect. Evened out the distribution and seems to swing just slightly quicker than the 4 grams all in the upper half along with the non leather grip.
That's mostly true, but I don't know many low level players that take big full swings all the time.
I agree. strong 4.0s can use almost any frame. But many who believe they in this category really are not.
Hey, what can I say, the man speaks sense in a way that I can trust his opinion.
i've seen many low level players with beautiful 4.0+ strokes, but < 3.5 consistency. they'd love this stick.
would it be fair to say all things being equal that this the 315 16x19 will be more powerful than an IG Prestige MP but less powerful than a Yonex 95D?
I only can imagine it with just 3 grams of lead at 2 and 10 o'clock to force the full stroke... :twisted: Not more, just 3 grams overall to push the sweetspot a bit higher and add a bit more SW and stability. Anyone tried this?
don't you think they might be more consistent with a more "user friendly" stick?
Honestly this is how I see myself and I need just that little bit more forgiveness and power.
I'm at 4 in the same position and very happy. Is that close enough?
Just a question: why at 4?
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