Tecnifibre Official - Racquets

smalahove

Hall of Fame
I think the paint job is ok, but the finish is pretty poor in some places. I thought the new Head 360 Extreme Pro was pretty bad, but this is even worse.




The frame itself has some unevenness in some places (the line/indentation above the ATP sign).


And the grip is poorly wrapped imo.



And despite this, I still think it's a great frame :)
But Tecnifibre needs to up their game in the finishing department.
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
I think the paint job is ok, but the finish is pretty poor in some places. I thought the new Head 360 Extreme Pro was pretty bad, but this is even worse.




The frame itself has some unevenness in some places (the line/indentation above the ATP sign).


And the grip is poorly wrapped imo.



And despite this, I still think it's a great frame :)
But Tecnifibre needs to up their game in the finishing department.
Oh dear, that will challenge my OCD side.
 

Lozannois

Rookie
Hi anyone,

I need your advice to string my TF40. For a tight 18x20 like on the TF40 would you recommend a shape poly in order to increase spin potential or better to use a standard round poly like max power or rs lyon ?

I mean does it make sense to think : "oh It's a close 18x20 pattern so I better use a shaped poly to better grab the ball..." Or this reasoning is wrong ?

And last question : what would you think about the following hybrid for the TF40 : RS Lyon 1.25 as cross and kirschbaum max power rough 1.20 as main?

Thank you

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I think the paint job is ok, but the finish is pretty poor in some places. I thought the new Head 360 Extreme Pro was pretty bad, but this is even worse.




The frame itself has some unevenness in some places (the line/indentation above the ATP sign).


And the grip is poorly wrapped imo.



And despite this, I still think it's a great frame :)
But Tecnifibre needs to up their game in the finishing department.
What is that pallet shape? :oops: I never cared that much about the cosmetics or coloring of my racquets. At least not that much that it would have any influence on my choices. I wouldn't mind using with a **** brown frame if it played well.
 

JeanF

New User
Hi anyone,

I need your advice to string my TF40. For a tight 18x20 like on the TF40 would you recommend a shape poly in order to increase spin potential or better to use a standard round poly like max power or rs lyon ?

I mean does it make sense to think : "oh It's a close 18x20 pattern so I better use a shaped poly to better grab the ball..." Or this reasoning is wrong ?

And last question : what would you think about the following hybrid for the TF40 : RS Lyon 1.25 as cross and kirschbaum max power rough 1.20 as main?

Thank you

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To answer your question: I'm playing with the TF40 305 from the moment that the first frames were deliverable in Europe and in the meanwhile I have tested several string settings.
I have experienced that the TF40 is reasonably ''string sensitive'' and since the amount of feedback and feel coming out of the frame is far above average you will be able to discover differences in string settings almost immediately.

The first string I tried in my TF40 was Black Code 4S 1.25 mm. on 23/22 kg and despite the fact that I loved this shaped poly string so much in my TFight 305 XTC I found it to be too stiff and boardy feeling in the 18x20 pattern.
In the past I experienced equal problems with strongly shaped poly strings (like Hyper G) in dense 18x20 patterns, and I think that it had to do with the minimum of string movement and snapback, caused by the fast and agressive cut in process.
Regarding to these experiences I personally prefer round poly strings in dense 18x20 patterns, but an exeption to this is the Völkl Cyclone 1.25 mm. which plays great (good level of spin and control) and also reasonably comfortable in the TF40.
Other strings I tried in the TF40 were Ice Code (1,25 mm.), RS Lyon (1,25 mm.) and Luxilon Element (1,25 mm.)
Personally I found RS Lyon the better playing string in comparison with Ice Code, but my favorite string so far in the TF40 is Luxilon Element, strung on 23/22 kg (50,7/48,5 lbs)
With a round string like Element or RS Lyon you will experience less ball bite and spin, and also a bit lower launch angle of the stringbed, but the feel and control will be at a high level.
 

dgoran

Hall of Fame
To answer your question: I'm playing with the TF40 305 from the moment that the first frames were deliverable in Europe and in the meanwhile I have tested several string settings.
I have experienced that the TF40 is reasonably ''string sensitive'' and since the amount of feedback and feel coming out of the frame is far above average you will be able to discover differences in string settings almost immediately.

The first string I tried in my TF40 was Black Code 4S 1.25 mm. on 23/22 kg and despite the fact that I loved this shaped poly string so much in my TFight 305 XTC I found it to be too stiff and boardy feeling in the 18x20 pattern.
In the past I experienced equal problems with strongly shaped poly strings (like Hyper G) in dense 18x20 patterns, and I think that it had to do with the minimum of string movement and snapback, caused by the fast and agressive cut in process.
Regarding to these experiences I personally prefer round poly strings in dense 18x20 patterns, but an exeption to this is the Völkl Cyclone 1.25 mm. which plays great (good level of spin and control) and also reasonably comfortable in the TF40.
Other strings I tried in the TF40 were Ice Code (1,25 mm.), RS Lyon (1,25 mm.) and Luxilon Element (1,25 mm.)
Personally I found RS Lyon the better playing string in comparison with Ice Code, but my favorite string so far in the TF40 is Luxilon Element, strung on 23/22 kg (50,7/48,5 lbs)
With a round string like Element or RS Lyon you will experience less ball bite and spin, and also a bit lower launch angle of the stringbed, but the feel and control will be at a high level.
Interesting...

I am on Typhoon (shaped alu like string ) and spin is great surprisingly. On par with 16x19 string patterns like rf97a.
Rain Rain go away please come back another day and I should be able to play my league match today with tf40 one set and blade v7 second set. May the best racquet win lol
 

Lozannois

Rookie
To answer your question: I'm playing with the TF40 305 from the moment that the first frames were deliverable in Europe and in the meanwhile I have tested several string settings.
I have experienced that the TF40 is reasonably ''string sensitive'' and since the amount of feedback and feel coming out of the frame is far above average you will be able to discover differences in string settings almost immediately.

The first string I tried in my TF40 was Black Code 4S 1.25 mm. on 23/22 kg and despite the fact that I loved this shaped poly string so much in my TFight 305 XTC I found it to be too stiff and boardy feeling in the 18x20 pattern.
In the past I experienced equal problems with strongly shaped poly strings (like Hyper G) in dense 18x20 patterns, and I think that it had to do with the minimum of string movement and snapback, caused by the fast and agressive cut in process.
Regarding to these experiences I personally prefer round poly strings in dense 18x20 patterns, but an exeption to this is the Völkl Cyclone 1.25 mm. which plays great (good level of spin and control) and also reasonably comfortable in the TF40.
Other strings I tried in the TF40 were Ice Code (1,25 mm.), RS Lyon (1,25 mm.) and Luxilon Element (1,25 mm.)
Personally I found RS Lyon the better playing string in comparison with Ice Code, but my favorite string so far in the TF40 is Luxilon Element, strung on 23/22 kg (50,7/48,5 lbs)
With a round string like Element or RS Lyon you will experience less ball bite and spin, and also a bit lower launch angle of the stringbed, but the feel and control will be at a high level.
Very interesting thank you ! I think I will try a combo of my two favorite strings which are rs Lyon and kirschbaum max power...

Anyone who tried tourna silver tour 7 on its TF40?

Cheers

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smalahove

Hall of Fame
What is that pallet shape? :oops: I never cared that much about the cosmetics or coloring of my racquets. At least not that much that it would have any influence on my choices. I wouldn't mind using with a **** brown frame if it played well.
According to dgoran it's a head type of pallet shape. It's been such a long time since I played with the IG Prestiges, but iirc, they were a bit more rectangular in feel. Could be a size 2 vs size 3 thing, as I do remember the rectangular feel was more present in size 2 than 3, and my TF40 is a size 3. That being said, the classic Head pallet is the closest thing regardless (compared to Prince, Wilson, Yonex, Babolat).

I don't pay that much attention to the graphics/PJ, but the shoddy appliance (of it) doesn't help when assessing if the QC is good or not.
 
I got my 305 today! Strung with IceCode (@23 kg) it weighed 323 grams but since the handle was reasonably "thin" (compared to most of my other racquets with same size) I put a pretty thick HEAD overgrip on it right away. Now it weighs 329 g. No flaws in the paint job or anything. It's been a while since I gave a full bed of poly a try. Hopefully my arm won't take it to heart. I just can't wait to rip this batteram around the court. :)
 
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tpro2000

Rookie
Messing with the TF40 315g today. Unstrung it is 320g, 296sw.

Thinking of a 17g geared poly, lower tension. Decisions, decisions.

Huge departure from what I like so it'll be fun
 

skeeter

Professional
To answer your question: I'm playing with the TF40 305 from the moment that the first frames were deliverable in Europe and in the meanwhile I have tested several string settings.
I have experienced that the TF40 is reasonably ''string sensitive'' and since the amount of feedback and feel coming out of the frame is far above average you will be able to discover differences in string settings almost immediately.

The first string I tried in my TF40 was Black Code 4S 1.25 mm. on 23/22 kg and despite the fact that I loved this shaped poly string so much in my TFight 305 XTC I found it to be too stiff and boardy feeling in the 18x20 pattern.
In the past I experienced equal problems with strongly shaped poly strings (like Hyper G) in dense 18x20 patterns, and I think that it had to do with the minimum of string movement and snapback, caused by the fast and agressive cut in process.
Regarding to these experiences I personally prefer round poly strings in dense 18x20 patterns, but an exeption to this is the Völkl Cyclone 1.25 mm. which plays great (good level of spin and control) and also reasonably comfortable in the TF40.
Other strings I tried in the TF40 were Ice Code (1,25 mm.), RS Lyon (1,25 mm.) and Luxilon Element (1,25 mm.)
Personally I found RS Lyon the better playing string in comparison with Ice Code, but my favorite string so far in the TF40 is Luxilon Element, strung on 23/22 kg (50,7/48,5 lbs)
With a round string like Element or RS Lyon you will experience less ball bite and spin, and also a bit lower launch angle of the stringbed, but the feel and control will be at a high level.
I note that you mentioned the TFight 305 XTC. Any thoughts on how that compared with the TF40 305 that you are now playing with? Seems like the 18x19 pattern on the XTC would be a nice middle ground between the denser 18x20 of the TF40 and 16x19 of other frames.
 

tpro2000

Rookie
So I decided in saving my BHS7T for my Angells, and used Lynx 18g @ 43/40.

Overgrip, dampner, no lead: static: 354g, sw: 329 kg/cm2.

Took some serves, drop fed some groundstrokes - super solid, no vibration at all. Surprisingly solid spin for an 18x20 - will get more hitting while I teach later tonight.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
To answer your question: I'm playing with the TF40 305 from the moment that the first frames were deliverable in Europe and in the meanwhile I have tested several string settings.
I have experienced that the TF40 is reasonably ''string sensitive'' and since the amount of feedback and feel coming out of the frame is far above average you will be able to discover differences in string settings almost immediately.

The first string I tried in my TF40 was Black Code 4S 1.25 mm. on 23/22 kg and despite the fact that I loved this shaped poly string so much in my TFight 305 XTC I found it to be too stiff and boardy feeling in the 18x20 pattern.
In the past I experienced equal problems with strongly shaped poly strings (like Hyper G) in dense 18x20 patterns, and I think that it had to do with the minimum of string movement and snapback, caused by the fast and agressive cut in process.
Regarding to these experiences I personally prefer round poly strings in dense 18x20 patterns, but an exeption to this is the Völkl Cyclone 1.25 mm. which plays great (good level of spin and control) and also reasonably comfortable in the TF40.
Other strings I tried in the TF40 were Ice Code (1,25 mm.), RS Lyon (1,25 mm.) and Luxilon Element (1,25 mm.)
Personally I found RS Lyon the better playing string in comparison with Ice Code, but my favorite string so far in the TF40 is Luxilon Element, strung on 23/22 kg (50,7/48,5 lbs)
With a round string like Element or RS Lyon you will experience less ball bite and spin, and also a bit lower launch angle of the stringbed, but the feel and control will be at a high level.
Several things here. I think you will find that square strings like Black Code 4S, WC Ultra Cable, Hyper-G, etc are thicker than the stated 1.25mm or 1.23mm thickness as that is the distance from edge to edge of the square, but the diagonal measurement is, therefore, larger resulting in a thicker string. This is one of the reasons I only string Ultra Cable in my more open, more HL, and lower SW racquets (due to the additional weight added to the head of the racquet).

The second thing I wanted to mention, is that if you liked Cyclone 1.25mm string in your 18x20s, you should try Cyclone 18L (1.15mm) in your TF40 305. The spin that can be achieved is excellent, the directional control was superb, and it performed superbly in my Fischer VT Pro 95 (16x20). So much so, that I have bought many sets which I will be introducing to my collection of 18x20s.

Last, but not least, I have found Weiss Cannon Red Ghost (which is a 1.18mm shaped poly similar to Cyclone) to play really well in my 18x20s. Also, being red-ish, it may complement the colour scheme of the racquet.

My 2 cents worth... hopefully it was of some interest and help.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
is the new TFlight 315 still pretty much the PT57a mold?
No, not the TFight 315, but the TFight 315 LTD might be. The RA is higher at 64, so it may be getting closer to the PT57E in feel... and it is foam filled (I believe)... just results in a different feel to the 2013 TFight 315 Limited, which I still prefer.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
can't recall if it's been asked/answered before

how is the string pattern compared to a Prestige? similar or closed/open?
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Messing with the TF40 315g today. Unstrung it is 320g, 296sw.

Thinking of a 17g geared poly, lower tension. Decisions, decisions.

Huge departure from what I like so it'll be fun
Don't know how dense the string spacing is, but I have been using 18 and 18L gauge strings in my 18x20s... they play very well. Don't be afraid to try. I've tried Cyclone 18L, Cyclone Tour 1.20mm, Weiss Cannon Red Ghost, and MSV Co-Focus, just to name a few, and they have all been great.
 

tpro2000

Rookie
Don't know how dense the string spacing is, but I have been using 18 and 18L gauge strings in my 18x20s... they play very well. Don't be afraid to try. I've tried Cyclone 18L, Cyclone Tour 1.20mm, Weiss Cannon Red Ghost, and MSV Co-Focus, just to name a few, and they have all been great.
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It doesn't seem as dense as other 18x20's I've seen, but I don't really use them. The Lynx at low tension felt solid, good spin, but I guess I truly know it's not my cup of tea haha. I love my 16x19 hahah.

If anyone wants a 315 T40 L3 brand new, send me a message :)
 
I just finished my first hour of hitting with tf40 305. What an incredible racquet from the very first shot. I needed zero time to get accustomed which has never happened before when switching to a whole new frame. It is just somehow so unbelievably steady and solid, for its weight, and perfectly balanced. Nice power and very good precision. It was also my first experience with IceCode which felt really nice. I had no problems with the launch angle and was able to hit with good spin on both groundies and serves. The only customization I did was an overgrip (6g). I will certainly make the switch from my CX200 Tour and by a second one. I'm still a bit baffled over the fact that I could fall so head over heels for a racquet with such "low" static weight. Just didn't see it coming. :)
 
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Lozannois

Rookie
Nobody found that the swingweight was too low ? I would like a little bit more of a higher sw personnaly

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Nobody found that the swingweight was too low ? I would like a little bit more of a higher sw personnaly

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I thought about it too and was about to counterbalance the overgrip (6g) with a few grams in the hoop (@ noon) but wanted to try it without it first. Of course the og added some sw as well but only a point or two. I'll probably try it with som lead (3-5g) at some point but since I like the balance as it is now, I'll then have to counterbalance it with a leather grip. Only adding weight to the hoop makes it too head heavy for me. Mine is now 4-5pts head light.
 

Jouke

Semi-Pro
Nobody found that the swingweight was too low ? I would like a little bit more of a higher sw personnaly

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Werent you the one asking for lower swingweight blade V7? 330 is a nice swingweight, no?
 

tpro2000

Rookie
I think the SW is all relative to the player as well. My Prince TT95 is around a 320sw, my TC100 is 348sw.

My 315 T40 329sw, and I beefed it up to just under 340 and it was super solid. But the overall weight up around 12.7 lol
 

Lozannois

Rookie
Werent you the one asking for lower swingweight blade V7? 330 is a nice swingweight, no?
Yes exactly It's what I thought... But then I tested it and didn't feel the same control than with my Blade..m will try with another string...

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topspn

Hall of Fame
Well, i received my 305 today although it was more 298.5 :rolleyes: Anyway, I’ll run it down to my stringer and try this frame out.
 

levy07

New User
Does anyone know if the 325 V02 Max black Samurai paint had the silicone in the handle? Was it just in 2012 and beyond models? Thanks!
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Is this technifiber racket Rotasaert is using here ? he was using babolat before but this definitely doesn't look like any babolat I know

 

topspn

Hall of Fame
Got my TF40 back strung up. Got an hour in the morning with a ball machine and some serving practice. If it feels good maybe I’ll play it in a match sunday
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Hello everyone!

This is Eric/Nick here with Tecnifibre and we’re here to create a new thread to better engage with the community and answer all of your questions. Below is a brief introduction on the two of us, how we got into tennis, and what we do for Tecnifibre. We look forward to meeting you and helping in any way we can!




Eric definitely has more technical knowledge than I do so he will handle most of the super technical questions/topics while I can take more general questions, launch dates, new product info, etc. Look forward to talking to all of you and hopefully we can help you be more connected to all things TF!
Dear official. do you have any information on that Technifiber racket that Alex Rotasaert from Stanford above is using ? he was using babolat before, now he seem to have switched and is playing the best tennis of his life, beating all the top seeds at ITA event.
 

dgoran

Hall of Fame
Sadly guys got injured (hammy) so I am going to put it up my tf40 on classifieds so I dont hog it for months until I get better...
 

ClaudTT

New User
The Nerd is right. With a bit more sparse string pattern, as an option, and an easier way to add some weight in the handle would make 305 even better.
Notorious miss from Tecnifibre not bringing the 16x19 pattern, the thousands of 16x19 users are left wondering (me included).
Another one is the lack of gate butt door and the molded-in pallet foam...
Go figure...
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
Notorious miss from Tecnifibre not bringing the 16x19 pattern, the thousands of 16x19 users are left wondering (me included).
Another one is the lack of gate butt door and the molded-in pallet foam...
Go figure...
Trap door wouldve been nice for sure.
 
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