Tecnifibre Official - Racquets

stethemint

New User
everybody seems to be raving about the TF40 305 is there anything to be said about the 315? I'm planning on making the switch to the TF40 on the reviews its gotten and leaning towards the 315 as i'm a competitive player looking to play ITF futures after finishing D1 college. So I think the heavier option would suit me better right?
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
everybody seems to be raving about the TF40 305 is there anything to be said about the 315? I'm planning on making the switch to the TF40 on the reviews its gotten and leaning towards the 315 as i'm a competitive player looking to play ITF futures after finishing D1 college. So I think the heavier option would suit me better right?
To me personally, it comes down to your preferences in balance, weight distribution, and static weight.

They are pretty close in SW (both the 305 and 315), and if you prefer the more HL option, then it would make sense to get the 315. If you then want to improve the SW further it's easily done, but you have a racquet that is already more HL. If however, you prefer a racquet that is less HL and also lighter, the 305 is a better option.

Best to demo both side-by-side and the answer will be obvious.
 

stethemint

New User
To me personally, it comes down to your preferences in balance, weight distribution, and static weight.

They are pretty close in SW (both the 305 and 315), and if you prefer the more HL option, then it would make sense to get the 315. If you then want to improve the SW further it's easily done, but you have a racquet that is already more HL. If however, you prefer a racquet that is less HL and also lighter, the 305 is a better option.

Best to demo both side-by-side and the answer will be obvious.
Thanks for the that! I have a single handed backhand so I generally prefer something more HL I would also probably like to get my SW up to maybe 340 ish just so I can give the ball a bit of a harder smack. Is this possible to do while keeping it the same HL balance?
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Thanks for the that! I have a single handed backhand so I generally prefer something more HL I would also probably like to get my SW up to maybe 340 ish just so I can give the ball a bit of a harder smack. Is this possible to do while keeping it the same HL balance?
It is possible, however, you will need to add weight to both the head and the handle to keep the same HL balance. Where you add the weight will also depend on what you're trying to achieve and what your preferences are when it comes to polarized or depolarized racquet set-ups.

If you are not sure what I mean, feel free to start a personal conversation and I will explain (just so we don't take up too much space on the thread).

Thanks
 
everybody seems to be raving about the TF40 305 is there anything to be said about the 315? I'm planning on making the switch to the TF40 on the reviews its gotten and leaning towards the 315 as i'm a competitive player looking to play ITF futures after finishing D1 college. So I think the heavier option would suit me better right?
I personally tend to play with "heavier" racquets (330-360g) but yet I got myself the 305, which now weighs around 335g. I wanted to make it a bit more HL so I switched to a leather grip (plus over grip). The lighter version gives you more room for modification without making it too heavy for your liking.
 
Thanks for the that! I have a single handed backhand so I generally prefer something more HL I would also probably like to get my SW up to maybe 340 ish just so I can give the ball a bit of a harder smack. Is this possible to do while keeping it the same HL balance?
Neither 305 or 315 is that head light, quite the opposite. In that case you need to add weight to the handle, like I did with a leather grip + over grip. I would've added some extra weight inside the handle but it is not possible since the handle is filled with foam and there is no trap door in the butt cap. And once you add lead in the hoop to get more SW points you have to add even more weight to the handle to keep/make it head lighter. I did try some lead in the hoop, with a total weight of 340g, but didn't really like it (SW was nice though) since I prefer a bit more HL balance. I too have a one handed backhand.
 

stethemint

New User
Neither 305 or 315 is that head light, quite the opposite. In that case you need to add weight to the handle, like I did with a leather grip + over grip. I would've added some extra weight inside the handle but it is not possible since the handle is filled with foam and there is no trap door in the butt cap. And once you add lead in the hoop to get more SW points you have to add even more weight to the handle to keep/make it head lighter. I did try some lead in the hoop, with a total weight of 340g, but didn't really like it (SW was nice though) since I prefer a bit more HL balance. I too have a one handed backhand.
So I would be unable to customize these rackets properly? As in I can’t add weight to the handle?
 

AJvR

Rookie
Head butt cap with trapdoor fits.
When you are prepared to change the butt cap you can also just add some lead on the bottom of the original butt cap self, you have to take it off anyway. The handle is solid, so there is no room to fill it with mass.
 

Addxyz

Semi-Pro
When you are prepared to change the butt cap you can also just add some lead on the bottom of the original butt cap self, you have to take it off anyway. The handle is solid, so there is no room to fill it with mass.
Having the trap door available means I can adjust the weight without constantly taking the cap off each time.


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djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
@stethemint

Curious as to what you are playing with now?

The 305 might be a better platform racquet so you can tinker with it more. Leather grip will on average add 15g I believe.

some options...

You could also order a grip size smaller and do the half size heat shrink and a leather grip. I did this recently on a friends blade and it added about 25g.

If you just want to stick with a correct grip size and leather grip...wrap lead tape underneath the grip. Put it above where your hand would grip to keep the size unaffected.

Should you change the butt cap to one with a trap door, you can put tungsten putty.
 

stethemint

New User
@stethemint

Curious as to what you are playing with now?

The 305 might be a better platform racquet so you can tinker with it more. Leather grip will on average add 15g I believe.

some options...

You could also order a grip size smaller and do the half size heat shrink and a leather grip. I did this recently on a friends blade and it added about 25g.

If you just want to stick with a correct grip size and leather grip...wrap lead tape underneath the grip. Put it above where your hand would grip to keep the size unaffected.

Should you change the butt cap to one with a trap door, you can put tungsten putty.
I’m actually injured at the moment but I had just switched to the Pure Aero VS tour and it was a lovely racket really liked it. Before that I used the Wilson ultra tour in stock form for about a year.

I’m going away from the VS tour because I hear they’re discontinuing the model so I just wanna start using something that’ll be around for a while so I don’t have to switch again.

I didn’t think leather grips added that much weight that’s crazy! I love leather grips racket feels much better with them but they’re expensive enough like 15 bucks per grip so that adds up when you get 3/4 new sticks!

So my options I think are the TF40 315 or maybe the Vcore tour 97 330 both would suit my wheelhouse very well I think but I’m pretty certain I’m going to go with the TF40 , considering the 305 though if you say the leather grip adds 15g?
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
I’m actually injured at the moment but I had just switched to the Pure Aero VS tour and it was a lovely racket really liked it. Before that I used the Wilson ultra tour in stock form for about a year.

I’m going away from the VS tour because I hear they’re discontinuing the model so I just wanna start using something that’ll be around for a while so I don’t have to switch again.

I didn’t think leather grips added that much weight that’s crazy! I love leather grips racket feels much better with them but they’re expensive enough like 15 bucks per grip so that adds up when you get 3/4 new sticks!

So my options I think are the TF40 315 or maybe the Vcore tour 97 330 both would suit my wheelhouse very well I think but I’m pretty certain I’m going to go with the TF40 , considering the 305 though if you say the leather grip adds 15g?
I'm not familiar with the PA VS Tour. I've heard the TF40 looks very similar to the Pure Strike line.

As for leather grips...TW Brand grips are really good and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. They have x4 options
1.3mm and 1.5mm thick in which both versions come in 2 widths.
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
I'm not familiar with the PA VS Tour. I've heard the TF40 looks very similar to the Pure Strike line.

As for leather grips...TW Brand grips are really good and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. They have x4 options
1.3mm and 1.5mm thick in which both versions come in 2 widths.
PA VS Tour is basically the old Aerostorm Tour. The aerostorm GT is an AWESOME frame. The aeropro and pure storm got married and had a kid and named it the Aerostorm. Aeropro throat + pure storm hoop.
 

stethemint

New User
I'm not familiar with the PA VS Tour. I've heard the TF40 looks very similar to the Pure Strike line.

As for leather grips...TW Brand grips are really good and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. They have x4 options
1.3mm and 1.5mm thick in which both versions come in 2 widths.
I just remember the head and Wilson leather grips were nice so anything similar to those I’ll be happy with! And the Pure aero VS tour is the new aero storm tour frame if you ever play tested that
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
I just remember the head and Wilson leather grips were nice so anything similar to those I’ll be happy with! And the Pure aero VS tour is the new aero storm tour frame if you ever play tested that
I think you would be happy with the TW Brand leather grips.

This link below is grip weight and thickness data. There are some installed specs over 20g.

 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
I just remember the head and Wilson leather grips were nice so anything similar to those I’ll be happy with! And the Pure aero VS tour is the new aero storm tour frame if you ever play tested that
Wilson leather is too dry now. The TW leather grip is pretty nice after you polish it out to make the leather nice and smooth then apply some Castor oil.
 

taydbear7

New User
Played with the TFlight 315 XTC Limited yesterday. Wow, this is going to be my preferred stick from now on. Was playing doubles on the deuce side and man my cross court had some nice bite and spin. The volley at the net was smooth.
 

Shangri La

Hall of Fame
Do the TF40 305 and 315 have the same ball feel/feedback? I put leather grip on every racquet so 305 would be a better option but wanted to be sure I'm not missing anything from the 315.
 

Jouke

Semi-Pro
I just bought three TF40s 305 to compare to my v7 blades 18x20’s. Very curious to see what the fuzz is about! Did anyone try poly tour pro yellow in this? How did you like it? How is the QC on these rackets? Did anyone measure swingweights all over the place like with wilson?
How is the grip size and shape? I play a wilson size 3, should I buy Tecnifibre rackets with grip size 3?

i see quite a few people here tried the TF40 but not many made the switch to it. How come?
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
I just bought three TF40s 305 to compare to my v7 blades 18x20’s. Very curious to see what the fuzz is about! Did anyone try poly tour pro yellow in this? How did you like it? How is the QC on these rackets? Did anyone measure swingweights all over the place like with wilson?
How is the grip size and shape? I play a wilson size 3, should I buy Tecnifibre rackets with grip size 3?

i see quite a few people here tried the TF40 but not many made the switch to it. How come?
Grip shape is like Head. I am able to transibetween the blade and the tf40.
I first hit with the tf40 and enjoyed it. Then I picked up a blade and also enjoyed it. I will probably sell one or the other unless there is something that just works for me with either racquet
 

AJvR

Rookie
I just bought three TF40s 305 to compare to my v7 blades 18x20’s. Very curious to see what the fuzz is about! Did anyone try poly tour pro yellow in this? How did you like it? How is the QC on these rackets? Did anyone measure swingweights all over the place like with wilson?
How is the grip size and shape? I play a wilson size 3, should I buy Tecnifibre rackets with grip size 3?

i see quite a few people here tried the TF40 but not many made the switch to it. How come?
I had plans to buy a second TF40 315, the first one was right on spec as far as static weight is concerned. I wanted the second frame to be on or below spec, so I decided to go for TWE matching / measurement service. The results where such that I did not buy a second frame (yet). That being said, still love playing with this stick!

The results for a batch of 6.

RacketWeightSwingweightBalanceStiffness
1322,129531,163
2322,329031,463
3321,929631,164
4322,729531,363
5322,129131,263
6325,428930,662
 
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mrravioli

Semi-Pro
I had plans to buy a second TF40 315, the first one was right on spec as far as static weight is concerned. I wanted the second frame to be on or below spec, so I decided to go for TWE matching / measurement service. The results where such that I did not buy a second frame (yet). That being said, still love playing with this stick!

The results for a batch of 6.

RacketWeightSwingweightBalanceStiffness
1322,129531,163
2322,329031,463
3321,929631,164
4322,729531,363
5322,129131,263
6325,428930,662
Maybe they started out building just a 310 version, but QC was so bad that they had split the line into 305 and 315 depending on <>310g
 

StanAO14

Rookie
I had plans to buy a second TF40 315, the first one was right on spec as far as static weight is concerned. I wanted the second frame to be on or below spec, so I decided to go for TWE matching / measurement service. The results where such that I did not buy a second frame (yet). That being said, still love playing with this stick!

The results for a batch of 6.

RacketWeightSwingweightBalanceStiffness
1322,129531,163
2322,329031,463
3321,929631,164
4322,729531,363
5322,129131,263
6325,428930,662
Are these measurements with or without plastic on the handle and carton in the hoop?
 

AJvR

Rookie
Are these measurements with or without plastic on the handle and carton in the hoop?
Good question, I do not know. But - I assume - when TWE measured the frames, they did all the frames with or without the plastic and carton, so the deviations will be the same. Maybe TW can clearify...
 

gutfeeling

Semi-Pro
Good question, I do not know. But - I assume - when TWE measured the frames, they did all the frames with or without the plastic and carton, so the deviations will be the same. Maybe TW can clearify...
Those specs are likely with plastic and without carton. Retailers never remove the plastic. The carton can be easily removed and added.
 

stethemint

New User
Hey guys, just got offered a contract from tecnifibre and need to know what racket I should go for. I used to the tfight 320 in 2010 when I was a junior and I was a big fan of that racket. Is it the same model now because if so I’ll probably go for it.

If not, what would everybody recommend. I play at a national level looking to play ITF futures for the next while. I play an aggressive all around game where I come to the net frequently. Left handed, single handed backhand looking for heavier sticks generally. All help would be greatly appreciated.
 

taydbear7

New User
Hey guys, just got offered a contract from tecnifibre and need to know what racket I should go for. I used to the tfight 320 in 2010 when I was a junior and I was a big fan of that racket. Is it the same model now because if so I’ll probably go for it.

If not, what would everybody recommend. I play at a national level looking to play ITF futures for the next while. I play an aggressive all around game where I come to the net frequently. Left handed, single handed backhand looking for heavier sticks generally. All help would be greatly appreciated.
I'm currently playing with the Tlfight 315 XTC Limited. I've recently made the switch from Head racquets and can say they are noticeably heavier racquet than Head.
 

Jarno

New User
I have also made the switch to TF40 305. Almost everything is superb with this racquet. Lower trajectory of the ball is the only thing I suffer a bit. Guys, what kind of strings and tension are you using? I tend to lean towards shaped poly... currently tour bite mains and signum pro firestorm crosses, but this seems a bit too mushy.
 
I have also made the switch to TF40 305. Almost everything is superb with this racquet. Lower trajectory of the ball is the only thing I suffer a bit. Guys, what kind of strings and tension are you using? I tend to lean towards shaped poly... currently tour bite mains and signum pro firestorm crosses, but this seems a bit too mushy.
Try TF Razor Code White, it suits this frame perfectly. It's rather stiff on paper but it really doesn't feel like that. Holds tension well and offers some nice pocketing and extra pop. I never really liked the other colours that much but this new White is something different
 

avocadoz

Semi-Pro
Love full bed of 4G in my TF40. It’s plush and holds tension well. I’m not a big fan of shaped poly. I find them to be too harsh and have lousy playability.
 
What tension do you recommend? I usually prefer low tensions in 18x20 patterns.
Well it depends on your taste of course, but I've played with 22-24 kilos. Just bear in mind that some tension is lost right of the stringer. So if you string at, say 24 kilos, you'll be taking the first hits with around 23. After the initial tension loss, that goes for all strings, Razor Code seems to hold tension pretty well. Right now I'm playing with a hybrid in my TF40, Razor Code White in the mains and Tour Bite in the crosses. It feels really good as well. Tour Bite tames the power of Razor Code nicely and I'm able to take full cuts without fear of over hitting. Previously I tried Razor Code White + Sensation but it was too powerful and didn't grab the ball nearly as well as a full bed of poly. Next time I'll go with a full bed of Razor Code again. You could also try TF Ice Code which is cheaper but in many ways similar (same coating?). It just needs to be strung a bit higher since it seems to have even more power. I was thinking about giving Ice Code another try with a few additional kilos and a slight pre-stretch.
 
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