Tecnifibre Official - Racquets

Jarno

New User
An interesting combination, especially having tour bite in the crosses. I have both razor code and tour bite in 1.20, so I will give this one a try first. Thank you all for your recommedations! I will go through them one by one as I only have one TF40 frame at the moment.
 
An interesting combination, especially having tour bite in the crosses. I have both razor code and tour bite in 1.20, so I will give this one a try first. Thank you all for your recommedations! I will go through them one by one as I only have one TF40 frame at the moment.
Well that was what I had in hand at that time. :) I wanted to get rid of the Sensation to reduce the power and happened to have a half a set of each left, Razor Code and Tour Bite, that is. And it turned out well. :)
 

Jouke

Semi-Pro
@Jouke whats the word on the tf40? Have you hit with it yet?
Hi @mad dog1 , I did hit with the TF40 but I am still withholding my verdict. I havent played it with my regular strings yet, and havent served or played volleys with it yet. I am going to string her up with Poly Tour Pro 1.20 yellow and see what I am up for.
That being sad: has anyone tried this frame with PTP 1.20 yellow?
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
Hi @mad dog1 , I did hit with the TF40 but I am still withholding my verdict. I havent played it with my regular strings yet, and havent served or played volleys with it yet. I am going to string her up with Poly Tour Pro 1.20 yellow and see what I am up for.
That being sad: has anyone tried this frame with PTP 1.20 yellow?
Any initial thoughts you care to share?
 

Jouke

Semi-Pro
Any initial thoughts you care to share?
The TF40 I bought 2nd hand was strung with a for me unknown, thick 1.25, poly that felt pretty bad. The swingweight of the racket with that poly was around 324. My poly of choice is mostly poly tour pro in yellow 1.20. I like round soft pocketing polys.
Took the racket to court yesterday and played with a 5.0 player that puts a lot of pace on the ball. We kept hitting for 45 minutes and I loved the feel of the TF40. Felt like I could shape the spin or hit very flat. No problem redirecting his pace, kept a lot of shots in court. The control seemed even better than with the blade 18x20. Played some points with a different player for about one hour after that. He is a 4.0 that puts a lot of balls back, but balls are just mediums to slow paced. Usually he doesnt make a lot of winners because I put him under too much pressure with my blade v7. This time was a lot different though! With the TF40 my balls came up a little short, and during points I felt like I couldnt pressure him enough. I lost More points than ever to him. After that I grabbed the blade v7 18x20 and sent him left and right, he just couldnt keep up anymore. The blade gave me more easy depth and pace, making me able to hit winners (which is what my game is based on).

I just restrung my TF40 with poly tour pro 1.20. It now has a strung swingweight of 316 measured on my head tuning center. That makes it 10 swingweightpoints less than my blade 18x20 with poly tour pro 1.20. That alone will make for a big difference. I will report back when I manage to squize in a hit the next couple of days.
 
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topspn

Legend
The TF40 I bought 2nd hand was strung with a for me unknown, thick 1.25, poly that felt pretty bad. The swingweight of the racket with that poly was around 324. My poly of choice is mostly poly tour pro in yellow 1.20. I like round soft pocketing polys.
Took the racket to court yesterday and played with a 5.0 player that puts a lot of pace on the ball. We kept hitting for 45 minutes and I loved the feel of the TF40. Felt like I could shape the spin or hit very flat. No problem redirecting his pace, kept a lot of shots in court. The control seemed even better than with the blade 18x20. Played some points with a different player for about one hour after that. He is a 4.0 that puts a lot of balls back, but balls are just mediums to slow paced. Usually he doesnt make a lot of winners because I put him under too much pressure with my blade v7. This time was a lot different though! With the TF40 my balls came up a little short, and during points I felt like I couldnt pressure him enough. I lost More points than ever to him. After that I grabbed the blade v7 18x20 and sent him left and right, he just couldnt keep up anymore. The blade gave me more easy depth and pace, making me able to hit winners (which is what my game is based on).

I just restrung my TF40 with poly tour pro 1.20. It now has a strung swingweight of 316 measured on my head tuning center. That makes it 10 swingweightpoints less than my blade 18x20 with poly tour pro 1.20. That alone will make for a big difference. I will report back when I manage to squize in a hit the next couple of days.
wow you got unlucky with the very low specs on your TF40.
 

Jarno

New User
I played with razor code mains and tour bite crosses in my TF40 305, 22/21kg. Initially, it felt a bit stiff, but once the string bed settled, I quite liked it. Spin and power were decent and it also gave a bit higher trajectory. I did have some issues with the stability of the frame. Have any of you experimented any lead in the frame? I probably end up adding up some lead in 3 and 9. Will report how it goes...
 
I played with razor code mains and tour bite crosses in my TF40 305, 22/21kg. Initially, it felt a bit stiff, but once the string bed settled, I quite liked it. Spin and power were decent and it also gave a bit higher trajectory. I did have some issues with the stability of the frame. Have any of you experimented any lead in the frame? I probably end up adding up some lead in 3 and 9. Will report how it goes...
Oh, so you went for my 'use what you have' setup. Nice to hear it's working for you as well! :) Are you using the white version of Razor Code, and which gauge?
 
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1.20mm and white. Also I added 2 grams of lead both 3 and 9. Let’s see how it plays tomorrow.
Right. So you added 4 grams in total? For me, who's used to more heavy and head light racquets, TF40 is on the brink of being too evenly balanced, though I like the plow through it creates, so I haven't added any weight in the hoop. But instead I went with a leather grip to move the balance a tad towards the handle and to increase the overall weight. If I was to add some lead in the hoop, at noon or 9&3, I would have to come up with a way to add even more counter weight to the handle which isn't that easily done since there is no trap door and since the handle is already filled with foam. Btw, your nick name suggests that you might be a Finn, is that a correct guess? :)
 

Jarno

New User
Right. So you added 4 grams in total? For me, who's used to more heavy and head light racquets, TF40 is on the brink of being too evenly balanced, though I like the plow through it creates, so I haven't added any weight in the hoop. But instead I went with a leather grip to move the balance a tad towards the handle and to increase the overall weight. If I was to add some lead in the hoop, at noon or 9&3, I would have to come up with a way to add even more counter weight to the handle which isn't that easily done since there is no trap door and since the handle is already filled with foam. Btw, your nick name suggests that you might be a Finn, is that a correct guess? :)
4g in total. I did not do any counterbalacing yet. Let’s see how it plays first. Yes, I speak finnish. What is your superpower?
 

Addxyz

Semi-Pro
Right. So you added 4 grams in total? For me, who's used to more heavy and head light racquets, TF40 is on the brink of being too evenly balanced, though I like the plow through it creates, so I haven't added any weight in the hoop. But instead I went with a leather grip to move the balance a tad towards the handle and to increase the overall weight. If I was to add some lead in the hoop, at noon or 9&3, I would have to come up with a way to add even more counter weight to the handle which isn't that easily done since there is no trap door and since the handle is already filled with foam. Btw, your nick name suggests that you might be a Finn, is that a correct guess? :)
Difficult, but not impossible. I have a head buttcap on mine and could fit 9g of putty in the cap.
 

t_pac

Rookie
Still loving my TF40s - 1.5g at 10/2 and 6g of lead used to flare the buttcap. Around 338/6hl/330 - stable, good power, no weaknesses really.

Still trying to find my perfect strings/tension, currently testing FB Black Knight and a couple of hybrids. Really rate BK, hoping it doesn't cause any arm problems...
 

gutfeeling

Professional
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.
@stethemint hows that Tec contract coming along boss?
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
I wanted to add leather grip to make the racquet a bit more stable at net but I'm afraid it would make the racquet lose too much control. Adding leather grip tends to increase power and the racquet without mod is pretty perfect except for a bit of stability issue.
I would have thought that the TF40 305 with a leather grip is kind of the TF40 315 without the leather grip. Just a thought. Plus, then you could add a bit of tungsten tape at 3 & 9 and increase the TW and improve stability.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
I got one second hand that came with leather. Liked it enough to pick up another second hand that came with stock grip. Both played fine and the leather helped it swing faster. For me, I didn’t notice any stability issues when changing out the grip for leather.
 

hurworld

Hall of Fame
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.
Is it not possible get a few sticks from Tecnifibre to demo? I would have thought that would be logical thing to do for the manufacturer if they offer sponsorship contract.
 

avocadoz

Semi-Pro
I tried lead at 9&3 and that solves the stability issue at net but seems to take away from my groundstrokes. I've never been a fan of the 9&3 location because it depolarized the racquet. I will try just adding leather grip next.
 

avocadoz

Semi-Pro
I haven't hit with the heavier TF40 (315). Is there a reason that one is much less popular than the 305 version? Has anyone hit with both can compare the two?
 
I haven't hit with the heavier TF40 (315). Is there a reason that one is much less popular than the 305 version? Has anyone hit with both can compare the two?
The lighter leaves more room for customization. You can easily make it as heavy as the 315 but getting rid of weight is more cumbersome. The 305 really doesn't feel like it was that light due to its stability and balance.

My 305 weighs now around 340 grams strung.
 

tribesmen

Professional
You get the same great feeling with 315, but it is too head light with too low swing weight. You need to add lead, but then you quickly get to 345+ gram weight. 305 has better specs, so for modern game as for more classic one. I've just added 2 gr to 12 and overgrip and it is perfect.

What I like the most is the pop like Pure Aero, but still a lot of feeling and very friendly for your hands. I really don't know how they did it?

The new Blade is quite similar racket, but it is too muted, although it is also an excellent racket.
 
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You get the same great feeling with 315, but it is too head light with too low swing weight. You need to add lead, but then you quickly get to 345+ gram weight. 305 has better specs, so for modern game as for more classic one. I've just added 2 gr to 12 and overgrip and it is perfect.

What I like the most is the pop like Pure Aero, but still a lot of feeling and very friendly for your hands. I really don't know how they did it?

The new Blade is quite similar racket, but it is too muted, although it is also an excellent racket.
I got good deal on tf40 305 and i will probably take it.
Only concerne is the power lvl , how would you compare it to blade 18x20 or 16x 19 or do you know any other frame with similar power.
I play with dr 98 and has more then enough power for me.
 

tennis347

Professional
I got good deal on tf40 305 and i will probably take it.
Only concerne is the power lvl , how would you compare it to blade 18x20 or 16x 19 or do you know any other frame with similar power.
I play with dr 98 and has more then enough power for me.
I have played with the TF 40 305 and currently use the Blade V7 98 16 x 19. I would say it has slightly less power with a lower launch angle due to the denser pattern. The TF frame is a bit firmer but has better stability. The TF 305 has a nice beefy swing weight. It was just a little too firm for my arm.
 

Winners or Errors

Hall of Fame
Loving my XTC 305's strung with Blue Multifeel mains and Revolve crosses. Nice combination of comfort and playability, if anyone is interested. I tend to enjoy full poly, but my arm doesn't always enjoy it after three hours on the court. This combo is a nice compromise.
 

hotasice

Semi-Pro
Finally got around to playtesting my T40 305 this week; I customized it:

gamma leather grip
5 gm lead around the bottom of the handle under the leather
2 gm lead at 12 o'clock

strung with Max Power 17 @ 50lb

static weight 342 gm
10 pts HL

I don't have a SW machine but it feels around 335 which is just about right for me.

This frame is a special one; super stable, incredible control and just firm enough with enough pleasing feedback which stops short of being jarring or uncomfortable. Even for a 18x20, the stringbed seems very dense in the middle but I had no troubles getting nice spin off both sides.
 

AJvR

Rookie
Pretty sure im getting 305 tf40 , anyone tried to extend it with longer butt cap for more power? Or is it bad idea.
I did a 1/4 inch extension on a TF40 315, which increased the swing weight to 330, I found more power (+ stability & plow) and I am thinking of adding another 1/4 inch.

The TF40 305 has an average swing weight of 326, a 1/4 inch adds about 10 SW points. I don't know what the longer butt cap adds in length, but I think it's best to find out first what swing weight you can handle a full match without compromising your swing speed, just by adding lead @ 12h (3 g
≈ 10 SW) at a racquet from which you know the swing weight.
 
I did a 1/4 inch extension on a TF40 315, which increased the swing weight to 330, I found more power (+ stability & plow) and I am thinking of adding another 1/4 inch.

The TF40 305 has an average swing weight of 326, a 1/4 inch adds about 10 SW points. I don't know what the longer butt cap adds in length, but I think it's best to find out first what swing weight you can handle a full match without compromising your swing speed, just by adding lead @ 12h (3 g
≈ 10 SW) at a racquet from which you know the swing weight.
Thats great just what i wanted to hear, plus some great info ,which butt cap did you use or how did you ad quarter of an inch.
Maybe i should just take 315 as well now hehe.
 
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AJvR

Rookie
Thats great just what i wanted to hear, plus some great info ,which butt cap did you use or how did you ad quarter of an inch.
Maybe i should just take 315 as well now hehe.
I did not use a butt cap, I have send it to Ring & Roll Sports because I wanted to be sure it was solid and they can do it without an increase in weight. The latter was important for me to keep the stick maneuverable.
 
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