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TF40 with Cyclone (regular version) is absolutely a very nice playing combination (y)
I have tried many poly strings in my TF40 305 frames (also Ice Code) but I've definitely made my choice for Cyclone 1.25 mm. black with a tension weight of 23/22 kg.
What did you make of Ice Code in this frame? I liked it the very first two hours but now I'm struggling with spraying. Btw, many people on this forum insist that Cyclone 16g holds tension a lot better than 17/18g. I have a set of 17g (neon yellow) waiting in my bag.
 

JeanF

New User
What did you make of Ice Code in this frame? I liked it the very first two hours but now I'm struggling with spraying. Btw, many people on this forum insist that Cyclone 16g holds tension a lot better than 17/18g. I have a set of 17g (neon yellow) waiting in my bag.
Before I started playing with the TF40 305 I received a test set of Ice Code (1.25 mm.) and I played with it a couple of times in my (ex) TFight 305 XTC.
In that frame it played reasonably well with a more than everage amount of control, but although I did not really experience it as a harsh or stiff feeling string it started to give me some serious shoulder problems after a couple of hard hitting sessions and I decided to cut it out of my TFight 305's and switched to Black Code 4S which I liked much more.

When I received my TF40 305 frames I started to play with Black Code 4S in it, but it felt a bit ''boardy'' (even on 22/21 kg) and not really connected to the ball.
After the short period with Black Code 4S I decided to give Ice Code a second chance in the TF40 but after a hitting session of two hours the pain in my shoulder unfortunately came back so it was not an option to play even longer with it.
I also have to say that I was not really satisfied at all about the playability of the TF40 / Ice Code combination; I experienced a very low launch angle of the stringbed, a lack of touch and feel at ball contact, and also an increasing power level (too much) after the first 2 hours of playing.
Ice Code was definitely ''not my cup of tea'' and due to the remaining shoulder problems (Toracic Outlet Syndrome) I decided to switch to Luxilon Element 1.25 mm. since it is a very comfortable and well playing string.
Element was by far the better playing string for me in comparison to Ice Code; the feel of being fully connected to the ball was amazing, the amount of control was at a high level, but the power it provided was a bit to much at 23/22 kg, so I decided to string it at 24/23 kg which brought it all in a much better balance.

Something I did experience with all the Luxilon strings I played in the past (4G was an exeption) was the huge loss of tension in a short time and I experienced that Element was definitely no exeption on it....
After a hard hitting session of two hours the power level was increasing so much that the balls were almost ''flying'' and I had to restring my TF40 again.
This was the moment for me that I decided to start playing with Cyclone 1.25 mm. (black) on 23/22 kg and for me this is by far the best playing string for the TF40.
The amount of control and feel it gives in the TF40 is incredible and it never feels harsh or stiff in the 18x20 pattern.
Furthermore it has a very nice and agressive feeling ballbite so generating spin is something which is going better than most people should expect with a 18x20 pattern.
In the past it was also my absolute most favorite string in my customized Yonex VCore Pro 97 (310 gr.) frames.
With Cyclone 1.25 mm. I can play around 8 hours before it starts to loose some of its very good playability and after 10 hours of playing I cut it out and restring with a new and fresh set :cool:
 
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I experienced a very low launch angle of the stringbed, a lack of touch and feel at ball contact, and also an increasing power level (too much) after the first 2 hours of playing.
You stole my experience here to 100%! I will now give Cyclone 17g a try. Some people claim that the 16 gauge version (1.30) has way better tension maintenance but since I already have one set of the 1.25 I'll go with it.
 
One more thing about my Ice Code 18 experience. I just couldn't land a volley inside the baseline, not even in warm-up. And volleying has always been one of my strengths. With CX200 Tour it was just easy beasy.
 

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:

I am originally from upstate N.Y. and I found my passion for tennis in my freshman year of college. This was the first time I had ever picked up a racquet but I instantly fell in love with the sport and knew I wanted to work within the industry. Throughout school, I had completed two internships at tournaments hosted here in the U.S. The first was at The Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati where I did a mix of preparing the grounds and player security. The other as at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. which focused more on the management side of things. Both tournaments were wonderful experiences and only further fueled my interest in the sport.

Upon graduating, I reached out to Tecnifibre and was hired in 2014 to spearhead their college sales and customer service efforts. Two years later, I was offered and accepted the position to manage the Western territory which includes AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, OR, UT, WA, and WY. So far, it has been a great opportunity to grow within the Tecnifibre family and to see the other half of country.

I look forward to hearing about your experiences in the sport as well and hope to provide some further insight on our products!

Equipment: T-Fight 305 DC strung with 17g HDX Tour @ 56lbs.



Nick:

I was born and raised in Atlanta and love getting to call it home! I am a huge fan of all Atlanta sports teams, which pretty much always leads to disappointment (just don’t mention the Super Bowl and we’ll be good). I had never picked up a tennis racquet until my junior year of college when I started working for Tecnifibre. I was offered an internship with our National Sales Manager, who I have known since my elementary school days, and I haven’t looked back since! I was brought on full time after graduating college as our Communication Manager and College Sales Manager and have since moved into a new role as our Relationship Manager, while still maintaining all of our Communication efforts here in the US. My role has allowed me to travel quite a lot over the past couple years for both tennis and squash.

Being an “outsider” in the tennis industry, it has been fun learning about both the industry and the sport over the last few years and I fall more in love with it seemingly day by day. I personally have arm/shoulder issues which hinder my game a little, but it also helps give me a good knowledge on our products that are very arm friendly, including NRG. Looking forward to tag teaming this with Eric and hopefully providing answers to all of your questions!

Equipment: T-Fight 300 DC strung with 18g NRG @ 55lbs.


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 Technifiber officials. does Stanford men's tennis team have deal or contract with Technifiber now ? i saw several players have switched to technifiber frames. If so do they also have string deals and what racket model are they using ? Thank you
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
had a proper hit with the TF40 305 this morning. great stick. Solid, solid, solid. Very well dampened, too. Initially the trajectory was quite flat until the strings started settling in and tension dropped some. Not sure what it is about the stick, but it really jives with my 2hbh more than any other stick. Hitting partner said it hits a heavy ball. Volleys well. The one minor nitpick I had was that the upper hoop wasn’t quite as solid as the blade or ultra tour. On the other hand, the tf40 was more solid in the throat area. Will need to experiment with a bit of lead to see if I can I increase the size of the sweet spot in the upper portion of the hoop. But so far, it’s an awesome stick.
 

t_pac

Rookie
What string setups are people liking in their TF40s? Currently experimenting with some multi/poly hybrids in my Q Tours so will probably start there.
 
What string setups are people liking in their TF40s? Currently experimenting with some multi/poly hybrids in my Q Tours so will probably start there.
I'll have mine strung with Volk Cyclone Tour 17 today. Tried Ice Code already but never really came in terms with it, dunno why.
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
In case anyone is interested. I took off my TF40 the PU grip which weighed in total 14.9g. Added a prince leather grip which added 20.3g to the bare pallet. So over the PU, it was a difference of 5.4g more.

Frame is now 334g and 32.5cm balance strung with revolve spin 17g and a super grap OG
 
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hurworld

Hall of Fame
Have some Hyper G knocking about but not sure I could bring myself to put green strings in this frame :sick:

Was thinking T1 Black Knight might be a good match.
I see you are a player with fine sense of aesthetic. May I suggest T1 Fire Wire Boost? Red + White would accompany this frame nicely. Alternatively, Volkl V-Pro's blue would help inject more than a tad va va voom while you wield this fine Technifibre stick.
 

AJvR

Rookie
Have some Hyper G knocking about but not sure I could bring myself to put green strings in this frame :sick:

Was thinking T1 Black Knight might be a good match.

And it's worth a try, played some good tennis with it.
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
I see you are a player with fine sense of aesthetic. May I suggest T1 Fire Wire Boost? Red + White would accompany this frame nicely. Alternatively, Volkl V-Pro's blue would help inject more than a tad va va voom while you wield this fine Technifibre stick.
Tourna deuce. :)
 

Addxyz

Semi-Pro
What string setups are people liking in their TF40s? Currently experimenting with some multi/poly hybrids in my Q Tours so will probably start there.
Velocity 17/ Cream 17 @ 52/50. I was also thinking of HyperG 18 like I have in my Blades... maybe next string job.
 

t_pac

Rookie
How's the V/C working out? I've been trying Velocity and RIP control crossed with Ghost Wire in recent string jobs so a multi/GW hybrid will likely be my first combo in the TF40.

Might go Triumph/GW.
 

Addxyz

Semi-Pro
How's the V/C working out? I've been trying Velocity and RIP control crossed with Ghost Wire in recent string jobs so a multi/GW hybrid will likely be my first combo in the TF40.

Might go Triumph/GW.
Since I have a couple of frames strung up with full poly, I wanted to try a softer setup with this frame. V/C is easy on the arm and has great feel in this frame. However, the feel might also be because of the frame. It's got that magical touch.
 

t_pac

Rookie
Hit with my TF40 tonight, strung with Tier One Triumph 16 / Ghost Wire 17 at 50/46.

Such a sweet feeling frame, absolutely loved it. 2HBH was the best it's been since I switched from my 1 hander and I really enjoyed serving with it.

Forehand needs a bit of dialling in but the weight and balance are pretty different from my current sticks so just needs a bit more time. Loved the head size, feels much smaller than my other 98in frames (similar to the DR98 I thought) but that's a good thing for me.

Very stable at net and lovely touch shots.

I'd be very surprised it I don't end up switching to this full time.

Superb work by Tecnifibre on this one.
 

JeanF

New User
@Tecnifibre Official , Are there no more "limited" frames? Has Tec stopped making the the "head pro stock" 315 LTD?
Almost two months ago that they showed some activity in this topic, so I should not really expect an answer from that side.
I'm using Tecnifibre rackets for a longer time and I really like the brand and their products, but I'm missing some serious interest and dedication by many Tecnifibre representatives :cry:
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
TF40 is truly sublime in feel and doesn’t play like a typical 18x20 other than the more deft precision. I have been trying anything that sounds interesting for a while because i do have a wee bit of racquetholism and enjoy trying frames. This has to be the best feeling in a racquet I have played in a long time.
 

Lozannois

Rookie
TF40 is truly sublime in feel and doesn’t play like a typical 18x20 other than the more deft precision. I have been trying anything that sounds interesting for a while because i do have a wee bit of racquetholism and enjoy trying frames. This has to be the best feeling in a racquet I have played in a long time.
Did you try the blade v7 18x20 as well?

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t_pac

Rookie
TF40 is truly sublime in feel and doesn’t play like a typical 18x20 other than the more deft precision. I have been trying anything that sounds interesting for a while because i do have a wee bit of racquetholism and enjoy trying frames. This has to be the best feeling in a racquet I have played in a long time.
Couldn't agree more, the feel is amazing, so addictive. Luckily it plays just as well as it feels too - big serves, great control, great touch shots and so stable on volleys.

Everything I was hoping for and a lot more! Going to give it a few more sessions just to make sure then I plan on stocking up and clearing out some of my other frames.
 

Pneumated1

Hall of Fame
TF40 is truly sublime in feel and doesn’t play like a typical 18x20 other than the more deft precision. I have been trying anything that sounds interesting for a while because i do have a wee bit of racquetholism and enjoy trying frames. This has to be the best feeling in a racquet I have played in a long time.
Assuming this is a little crisper than than the TC95, but comfortably so? Where are you feeling the flex? Hopefully not too pronounced in any one area.
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
Assuming this is a little crisper than than the TC95, but comfortably so? Where are you feeling the flex? Hopefully not too pronounced in any one area.
It is crisper then a TC95, very comfortable, less dampened, more connected, easier launch angle, uniform flex and a good serving stick to boot.
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
No but I have a blade 16x19 V7 weighed up to 12oz and I do like it quite a bit. Just TF40 is hard to put down at this stage
You should try the 18/20 v7. The 18/20 plays nothing like the 16/19 in my experience. Compared to the 16/19 v7, the tf40 is a much better racquet. So far, the tf40 hasn’t really differentiated itself from my modded Ultra Tour or my 2015 blade 18/20. They are all really good, but in slightly different ways.
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
It is crisper then a TC95, very comfortable, less dampened, more connected, easier launch angle, uniform flex and a good serving stick to boot.
Yes, the feedback from the Tf40 Is very direct; not that different from the 2015 Blade or the Ultra Tour. Blade is slightly even more direct whereas the ultra tour is more of a classic buttery feel
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
Yes, the feedback from the Tf40 Is very direct; not that different from the 2015 Blade or the Ultra Tour. Blade is slightly even more direct whereas the ultra tour is more of a classic buttery feel
Never tried UT and its been a while since i tried a 2015 blade which was only sparingly anyway so quite impossible to truly compare off memory. I do recall it being pretty good stick. So is the feel of the V7 18x20 different than 16x19?
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
Never tried UT and its been a while since i tried a 2015 blade which was only sparingly anyway so quite impossible to truly compare off memory. I do recall it being pretty good stick. So is the feel of the V7 18x20 different than 16x19?
The v7 18/20 is a lot more solid feeling than the 16/19 especially noticeable on volleys.
 

mavsman149

Hall of Fame
Now that I have 7 of them, I think I'm officially obsessed. 3x 2013 LTDs, 2x 2017 LTDs and 2x 2018 LTDs. Best racket ever, switched to them in 16 and never want to play with another racket again, unless it's a direct sequel to this that is improved.
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
Had another hit with the tf40. Good stick. Super solid for the weight. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t do anything better than my modded Ultra Tours or 2015 Blade 18/20s so I will be putting my tf40 on that classifieds. If anyone is interested in one with a L3 gripsize, feel free to PM me.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Now that I have 7 of them, I think I'm officially obsessed. 3x 2013 LTDs, 2x 2017 LTDs and 2x 2018 LTDs. Best racket ever, switched to them in 16 and never want to play with another racket again, unless it's a direct sequel to this that is improved.
I know what you mean... I now have 4x 315 Limited (2013), 1x 315 DC Ltd, 2x 305 XTC, 1x TFight 335 16x20, and 1x TFight 325 XL 27.4" (18x20). I'm probably going to add a TF40 at some point in the future.
 
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Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
wow :oops: Didn’t realize you’re such a tec guy. Which is your favorite?
:) ;)

Old-school Head racquets still form the largest part of my collection, however, Tecnifibre is getting up there (as is Volkl with 7 - mainly with the C10 Pro; and Angell with 6).

With regard to the Tec racquets, the TFight 335 and the TFight 325 XL 27.4" are on their way, so I have not hit with them (and I'm away until the 21 November). So far, my favorite is the TFight 315 Limited (2013) 18x20, but on the whole, I feel like Tecnifibre makes great racquets.

The TFight 305 XTC I played very well with and it had a very generous sweet spot, but I felt it was on the upper level of firmness for my liking. It wasn't hard or making my arm sore, just firmer than preferred.
 

Deki

Rookie
At the moment I’m playing with the IG Prestige Pro which is a 95 sqin head size and have a really small sweet spot.
I’m curios about the LTD 16x19, is it a real 98 head size and with a bigger sweet spot then YTIG PrestigePro? Anyone played with both?
thx
 
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:

I am originally from upstate N.Y. and I found my passion for tennis in my freshman year of college. This was the first time I had ever picked up a racquet but I instantly fell in love with the sport and knew I wanted to work within the industry. Throughout school, I had completed two internships at tournaments hosted here in the U.S. The first was at The Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati where I did a mix of preparing the grounds and player security. The other as at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. which focused more on the management side of things. Both tournaments were wonderful experiences and only further fueled my interest in the sport.

Upon graduating, I reached out to Tecnifibre and was hired in 2014 to spearhead their college sales and customer service efforts. Two years later, I was offered and accepted the position to manage the Western territory which includes AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, OR, UT, WA, and WY. So far, it has been a great opportunity to grow within the Tecnifibre family and to see the other half of country.

I look forward to hearing about your experiences in the sport as well and hope to provide some further insight on our products!

Equipment: T-Fight 305 DC strung with 17g HDX Tour @ 56lbs.



Nick:

I was born and raised in Atlanta and love getting to call it home! I am a huge fan of all Atlanta sports teams, which pretty much always leads to disappointment (just don’t mention the Super Bowl and we’ll be good). I had never picked up a tennis racquet until my junior year of college when I started working for Tecnifibre. I was offered an internship with our National Sales Manager, who I have known since my elementary school days, and I haven’t looked back since! I was brought on full time after graduating college as our Communication Manager and College Sales Manager and have since moved into a new role as our Relationship Manager, while still maintaining all of our Communication efforts here in the US. My role has allowed me to travel quite a lot over the past couple years for both tennis and squash.

Being an “outsider” in the tennis industry, it has been fun learning about both the industry and the sport over the last few years and I fall more in love with it seemingly day by day. I personally have arm/shoulder issues which hinder my game a little, but it also helps give me a good knowledge on our products that are very arm friendly, including NRG. Looking forward to tag teaming this with Eric and hopefully providing answers to all of your questions!

Equipment: T-Fight 300 DC strung with 18g NRG @ 55lbs.


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!
hi there i'm a babolat player but I do have a technifibre racket.
 
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. :)
Putting on an overgrip is considered “customization” ? Jk
Can you expand a bit on the ice code? I e did it feel stiffer or softer , power, spin?
 

bleach

Rookie
I've been playing with a TFeel 305XL for a long time. Since they first came out. I think it's time to start looking for a new racket. I've demo'd several rackets, but can't find one that I think hits like the TFeel. Is there a current Tecnifibre model that is close? I would order a demo, but we're getting into the time where weather is a factor and I may not get out on court during the demo period. I'm really interested in the TF40 305.
 

AJvR

Rookie
I've been playing with a TFeel 305XL for a long time. Since they first came out. I think it's time to start looking for a new racket. I've demo'd several rackets, but can't find one that I think hits like the TFeel. Is there a current Tecnifibre model that is close? I would order a demo, but we're getting into the time where weather is a factor and I may not get out on court during the demo period. I'm really interested in the TF40 305.
I am not familiar with the TFeel 305XL, but specs seems to be in the neighbourhood of a Dunlop CX200+, did you demo that one?
 
Putting on an overgrip is considered “customization” ? Jk
Can you expand a bit on the ice code? I e did it feel stiffer or softer , power, spin?
Well I ended up switching to a leather grip as well and together with the overgrip the weight increased by 16 grams, and the balance became a bit more headlight - all to my liking. Initially I liked the IceCode. I didn't find it stiff and it seemed to have good power and decent spin as well. But the more I played with it the more inconsistent it felt. Or it could just be my technique. I've always like volleying and have been pretty good at it but with that setup I wasn't able to land many inside the baseline, not even in warm up, let alone cut them short. And I experienced this "trampoline" effect on and off even with ground strokes.

So I decided to cut it out and switch to Volk Cyclone 17. My god it's stiffer. At 50 pounds I have to hit right in the sweetspot to get any pace on the ball, this certainly wasn't the case with IceCode that was much more forgiving with "misshots". And the stiffness is slowly but surely getting to my wrist and shoulder. I have a set of Cyclone Tour lying in my bag and that will be my next try. So my experience is that TF40 305 is pretty string sensitive. I love the frame and how easy it is to use, it's powerful and accurate and extremely stable. I've never served harder with any other racquet. Now I just have to find a string that gets the best out of it in my hands. :)

Cyclone Tour is more powerful and softer than the ordinary Cyclone but I'm still wondering if I should lower the tension to 47/48 lbs. Any thoughts on that?
 
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Well I ended up switching to a leather grip as well and together with the overgrip the weight increased by 16 grams, and the balance became a bit more headlight - all to my liking. Initially I liked the IceCode. I didn't find it stiff and it seemed to have good power and decent spin as well. But the more I played with it the more inconsistent it felt. Or it could just be my technique. I've always like volleying and have been pretty good at it but with that setup I wasn't able to land many inside the baseline, not even in warm up, let alone cut them short. And I experienced this "trampoline" effect on and off even with ground strokes.

So I decided to cut it out and switch to Volk Cyclone 17. My god it's stiffer. At 50 pounds I have to hit right in the sweetspot to get any pace on the ball, this certainly wasn't the case with IceCode that was much more forgiving with "misshots". And the stiffness is slowly but surely getting to my wrist and shoulder. I have a set of Cyclone Tour lying in my bag and that will be my next try. So my experience is that TF40 305 is pretty string sensitive. I love the frame and how easy it is to use, it's powerful and accurate and extremely stable. I've never served harder with any other racquet. Now I just have to find a string that gets the best out of it in my hands. :)

Cyclone Tour is more powerful and softer than the ordinary Cyclone but I'm still wondering if I should lower the tension to 47/48 lbs. Any thoughts on that?
I play a very soft poly at 46 so by all means try 47/48
 

Lozannois

Rookie
Had another hit with the tf40. Good stick. Super solid for the weight. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t do anything better than my modded Ultra Tours or 2015 Blade 18/20s so I will be putting my tf40 on that classifieds. If anyone is interested in one with a L3 gripsize, feel free to PM me.
Quite same feeling for me here... Hit again with it, super good frame but honey moon period is over and I can't explain why but I win more points with my blade v7. I guess I will sell my two TF40. If someone interested please pm me

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Murray_fan1

Professional
Quite same feeling for me here... Hit again with it, super good frame but honey moon period is over and I can't explain why but I win more points with my blade v7. I guess I will sell my two TF40. If someone interested please pm me

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Opposite for me. Doubling down and ordered another TF40 to test string set ups etc. Tested both the V7 Blade18x20 and the Vcore Pro HD which are both great frames but don’t have that magic on court that the TF40 provides. It truly is one of the best combinations of control, power and stability i have come across in a lighter package. Well done Tecnifibre!!
 
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