Tecnifibre Official - Racquets

AJvR

Rookie
Do you still miss some power or adding a quarter of an inch worked so well that you wanna ad some more?
It worked so well that I bought a CX200+ a while ago and I find myself choosing for the latter most of the time, certainly when it matters (matches). It's not only the increased power potential but also the extra reach and plow I find beneficial to my game. I put my TF40 for sale, if I sell it before spring I will probably go for an extended 95" Dunlop CX200, if not, then I will add another 1/4 inch.
 

DuraWrangler

New User
I'm a tad disappointed in the paint on my Technifibre TF40 305. It's only been strung once and I haven't hit it on anything but there are hairline cracks in the paint around the tip of the racquet. The racquet has grazed the ground a few times on digs but not that hard. It doesn't look like the graphite itself is having an issue, it just looks like a paint issue. It's not an issue I've had with any of my Yonex or Prince frames. Other than that, I've really loved the frame!
 

ewiewp

Semi-Pro
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!
Tecnifibre has any butt cap weighting kit or option ?

How do people add weight near butt cap area?
 

t_pac

Rookie
Tecnifibre has any butt cap weighting kit or option ?

How do people add weight near butt cap area?
I prefer a slightly more flared butt cap so I removed the original grip and put a strip of lead tape (the thicker type you get for weighting golf clubs) around the butt cap. Fixed it with electrical tape then replaced the grip.

Shame TF didn't make it easier to add weight to the handle but I love the frames so will let them off
 

Miki 1234

New User
Hi Frans. The new TF40 Racquet Series will be a new racquet category for us. It targets the expert & pro level players. The TFIGHT XTC Series remains in the line for another year.
I think tecnifibre could have done even better with this line.
I was watching updated list of which tennis racquets the ATP pros use for the 2019 and noticed that most 18x20 racquets are blades like 16 of them in top 100.
There are also 2 wilson ultra tours 18x20 and probably couple of heads .
Not taking the blade in to the account barely anyone uses that string pattern and blade is very tough to top.
We know that pros play mostly with new balls and in a match they are new and changing very fast which brings control as the most important aspect.
But even then pro players dont prefer 18x20 except the blade which is very powerful .
So its kinda unlikely that expert or pro players will use this 18x20 f40 even tho its a great stick.
Why make a less powerful racquet then the blade in a market were more power is needed not less.
I mean itf, college, futures, challengers not to mention wta.
Still its a great frame just not the best option in the house for pro players like the 18x19 tfight.
 
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Flying_Axe

New User
I think tecnifibre could have done even better with this line.
I was watching updated list of which tennis racquets the ATP pros use for the 2019 and noticed that most 18x20 racquets are blades like 16 of them in top 100.
There are also 2 wilson ultra tours 18x20 and probably couple of heads .
Not taking the blade in to the account barely anyone uses that string pattern and blade is very tough to top.
We know that pros play mostly with new balls and in a match they are new and changing very fast which brings control as the most important aspect.
But even then pro players dont prefer 18x20 except the blade which is very powerful .
So its kinda unlikely that expert or pro players will use this 18x20 f40 even tho its a great stick.
Why make a less powerful racquet then the blade in a market were more power is needed not less.
I mean itf, college, futures, challengers not to mention wta.
Still its a great frame just not the best option in the house for pro players like the 18x19 tfight.
Spec wise, TF40 cannot be less powerful than blade, because it is thicker and stiffer. Blades' power is from plow, I do not think it has more power from string bed.
 

Miki 1234

New User
Spec wise, TF40 cannot be less powerful than blade, because it is thicker and stiffer. Blades' power is from plow, I do not think it has more power from string bed.
Maybe true but then there is lower launch angle which also means a lot when wanting to get more power and spin (which go together most of the time) in pro tennis since you need to lose some of the power to transfer ball higher above the net.
But even then its a bad move coz most pros dont want to change string pattern so why make it like that.It turns out 305 is better suited for pros.
Expert players also prefer more open string beds because of way older balls.
I know in futures are like 11 ,13 ball change 3 balls and in itf is third set same time atp is 7 to 9 games plus you get 6 balls which is mayor difference in wanting more power vs control.
In the end you get amazing intermediate to advanced tennis players racquet, maybe even higher but for very specific flat play style.
Pros under contract will take 305,320 and experts who buy racquets will rather get blade which is maybe same power but more spin friendly.
Which is a shame coz the frame is special and could be even better...
 
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topspn

Hall of Fame
I think tecnifibre could have done even better with this line.
I was watching updated list of which tennis racquets the ATP pros use for the 2019 and noticed that most 18x20 racquets are blades like 16 of them in top 100.
There are also 2 wilson ultra tours 18x20 and probably couple of heads .
Not taking the blade in to the account barely anyone uses that string pattern and blade is very tough to top.
We know that pros play mostly with new balls and in a match they are new and changing very fast which brings control as the most important aspect.
But even then pro players dont prefer 18x20 except the blade which is very powerful .
So its kinda unlikely that expert or pro players will use this 18x20 f40 even tho its a great stick.
Why make a less powerful racquet then the blade in a market were more power is needed not less.
I mean itf, college, futures, challengers not to mention wta.
Still its a great frame just not the best option in the house for pro players like the 18x19 tfight.
Nah, just sponsorship deals and Tec doesn’t have many
 

Miki 1234

New User
Even 18x19 would be enough to make it better.
But its like many things in life form is before content. They didnt want to make upgrade on existing 305 but completely new frame for 40th annyversary.
In this case it would be smart and make sence to make ltd version of 305 which was huge success.
 
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Addxyz

Semi-Pro
Even 18x19 would be enough to make it better.
But its like many things in life form is before content. They didnt want to make upgrade on existing 305 but completely new frame for 40th annyversary.
In this case it would be smart and make sence to make ltd version of 305 which was huge success.
I wonder if anyone's tried to not string the top cross?

I can't wait for the TF41 next year. :laughing: :laughing:
 

BBender716

Semi-Pro
Just got a TF40 and comparing it to a Blade v7 18x20. It came strung with Tour Bite pinging around 46lbs and it actually felt super lively.

I'm going to restring before judging. Any recommendations? I have hyper g, black knight, RS Lyon on hand..


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AJvR

Rookie
Just got a TF40 and comparing it to a Blade v7 18x20. It came strung with Tour Bite pinging around 46lbs and it actually felt super lively.

I'm going to restring before judging. Any recommendations? I have hyper g, black knight, RS Lyon on hand..


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I find Hyper-G plays very nice in the TF40, I have no experience with the others.
 

MisterP

Hall of Fame
Just got a TF40 and comparing it to a Blade v7 18x20. It came strung with Tour Bite pinging around 46lbs and it actually felt super lively.

I'm going to restring before judging. Any recommendations? I have hyper g, black knight, RS Lyon on hand..


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Don’t know Black Knight. I think RS Lyon is a pretty dead feeling poly. Hyper G is just about the nicest poly I’ve ever used in terms of the way it is balanced with power, spin and that cushy response.

The only issue I have with Hyper G is that the green looks weird in a lot of racquets. I know that’s a little superficial, but I felt like I needed to wear an elf hat and some jingle bells when playing with it in my black and red Dunlop CX 200 Tour.
 

Miki 1234

New User
Interesting discussions here going on about the TF40 305/315 and indirectly about the TFight 305 XTC.... :cool:

I have played for a longer time with the TFight 305 XTC (and also 315 XTC) but made the switch to the TF40 305 directly when it was available here in Europe.
I really enjoyed the TFight 305 XTC and the way it performed, and to my opinion it's by far the best stock form playing frame in the whole TFight XTC range.
Stability, control, and plow (due to the high SW) were very impressive, especially for a frame with a static weight of just 305 gram.
The only less positive thing I experienced with it was some lack of speed and maneuverability at net, so I decided to lower the balancepoint 8 mm. with some extra tail weight; achieved by milling out the stock foam filling in the shaft and adding 8 gram of black Sikaflex 221 (known for its low volume/high weight ratio and very good dampening capacity)
After the addition of 8 gram Sikaflex the balancepoint lowered from 33,4 cm (strung + overgrip) to 32,6 cm and the overall static weight raised up to 334,5 gram.
With this customization it was like ''the icing on the cake'' for me and my TFight 305 XTC played great and absolutely well balanced, just the way I wanted.

After a couple of months playing with my TFight 305's I got the chance to buy a new TFight 315 XTC for an interesting and low price, so I decided to buy it to playtest it as a comparison with my TFight 305 XTC.
After just 15 minutes of playing with the TFight 315 XTC it was clear to me that it (despite the higher static overall weight) definitely lacked the stability, control, and plow through of the 305 XTC.
The differences were most noticeable with heavy groundstrokes and returns. Even after adding some lead tape at 3/9 position my slightly customized 305 XTC outperformed the 315 XTC completely in almost all aspects.
When I discussed my experiences with an employee of Tecnifibre (who I know reasonably well) he told me that the 305 XTC is the only frame in the TFight XTC range which has an exeptional addition of three integrated stabilization parts which are located at the 3/9/12 position in the hoop of the frame.
These integrated stabilization parts provides the better stability and plow, but are also the reason for the reasonably high swingweight of the 305 XTC.

I do not know yet (have to ask my Tecnifibre ''source'') if the above mentioned stabilization parts of the 305 XTC are also integrated in the frame of the TF40 305, but I shouldn't surprised if this will be the case, although the difference in swingweight between the TF40 305 vs TF40 315 is smaller than the difference in swingweight between the TFight 305 XTC vs TFight 315 XTC...
In several posts here I read that people mentioned that the difference in swingweight between the TF40 305 and the TF40 315 is minimum, but personally I have the opinion (based on experiences) that even smaller differences in swingweight value are absolutely feelable/noticeable in the playability of a frame, especially with control oriented frames like the TF40 which delivers lots of feel and feedback.
There must be a technical based reason for the better reviews that the TF40 305 is currently receiving, but personally I'm having absolutely no regrets that I went for the 305 gram version.
Even as with the TFight 305 XTC I lowered the balance point of my TF40's with some extra tail weight in the frame shaft to get a bit more maneuverablity and now it's completely according my personal taste and preferences (y)



TFight 305 XTC (before foam removing and filling shaft with 8 gram of black Sikaflex)



Balancepoint (strung + overgrip) of 32,6 cm (instead of 33,4 cm in stock form) after the Sikaflex addition



Swingweight of 337 (stock form, exept the addition of 8 gram tail weight)



Overall (strung, overgrip, plus 8 grams of Sikaflex) static weight of 334,5 gram




Two of my three beloved TF40 305's, one strung with Luxilon Element Rough 1.30 mm. and the other one with Völkl Cyclone 1.25 mm.
These two strings are my personal favorites in the TF40 305 after a test period with Ice Code, Black Code 4S and RS Lyon

Great post.
I have 2 questions :
How did you measure 8g to put in the handle
And how is comfort of 305 tfight vs f40
 

t_pac

Rookie
Yeah have that in one of mine. Bab VS and Tier One Ghostwire.

Sublime feel in the TF40, plays great but I do find myself going back to full poly when I really need to rip the ball.
 

One hander

New User
It worked so well that I bought a CX200+ a while ago and I find myself choosing for the latter most of the time, certainly when it matters (matches). It's not only the increased power potential but also the extra reach and plow I find beneficial to my game. I put my TF40 for sale, if I sell it before spring I will probably go for an extended 95" Dunlop CX200, if not, then I will add another 1/4 inch.
I find myself making almost every racquet that I have into 27.25 inches. It really seems to be the goldi-locks length. It makes unmaneuverable extended racquets slightly more easy to wield, and it wonderfully adds plow thru and stability to regular length racquets as much better option than adding lead tape. Sure it also adds power but then you can compensate for that with slightly tighter strings. The Dunlop CX 200s are a bit quirky. The CX 200+s feel "tinny" to me and my friend who also cut his down by 1/4 inch (btw, he would probably sell if offered). The MUCH better option is to extend the CX 200 Tours as it has a way superior feel (even granted that feel is subjective).

I am very tempted to add 1/4 inch to my TF 40 305, but I have a TF 40 315 on the way. If I could find a very light spec Touch Prestige MP, extending that to 27.25 would be my dream racquet.

TF 40 305 is basically XTC 305 in disguise but slightly more arm-friendly which was SORELY needed. Both of those racquets have such a unique flex profile, it seems the racquet does not flex or lag when you swing so that when you hit the ball the racquet is completely straight not bent.

BTW, all the racquets that I have changed to 27.25inches, all for the better I think:
Dunlop CX 200 Tour 16x19
Head 360 Speed Pro
Yonex Ezone 98 Plus (Everyone should try this one)
Yonex Exone DR 98 Plus (this allows you to put lead tape at 12 o-clock to make the top of hoop more lively which was always that racquet's achilles)
Yonex Vcore 98 Plus (Fantastic)
Yonex Ezone DR 100 Plus
Wilson Ultra Tour
Wilson Ultra 97
Prince Textreme Tour 100P
Volkl V Sense 8 300 (Winner winner, chicken dinner)
Volkl V Feel 8 300
Volkl V Sense 6 (best feeling racquet ever)
 

One hander

New User
Will there be a TF40 16x19? Feel is truly sublime
The TF40 does NOT need a 16x19 version. It almost is already. People should stop just looking at the paper specs. That is one of the most annoying and wrong points that the TW playtesters alway make. Especially on the TF 40 305, look at how close to the vertical and horizontal edges of the hoop that the strings go to (I am too lazy to upload pics as I look at mine now compared to several of my other racquets, but see for yourself). Since the strings start much closer to the edges, the space between the strings in the HITTING AREA WHERE IT MATTERS is VERY similar to my Yonex Ezone 98, which is 16x19, which is also why a lot of people say their Yonex 16x19 racquets are more accurate than many 18x20 racquets. I have never had an issue with the spin potential of this racquet. Granted, it is not nearly as open as something like the 2019 Pure Aero.
 

ClaudTT

New User
I just tested the TF40 305 with multi on it for 3 days. Found it pretty close to Bab Pure Strike 18x20 but with a little little softer feel. The frame geometry at the top is very different to the TFight and LTD and it added a stringing pattern 'parallel drilling' type like Wilson's (ex: Blade) and Babolat's, so it has noticeable wider sweet zones. Better head top string bed control.
The racket flexes differently as well, if we compare to the TFights, not as stiff and powerful as the DC and little less that XTC, more friendly just less power, but more power than LTD 18x20s either DC or XTC. Although... just depends how you string it.

Racket construction.
I look at the frame from different points of view and cannot agree with Tecnifibre in calling it a frame for Pros or competitors.
1. The LTD and DC have swapable pallets making possible to have rectangular or square grip... unfortunately NOT the TF40.
2. The choice of string pattern is locked to just 18x20, many pros play with 16x19
3. Butt cap without a door ? again ? Pros are known to need access to the handle cavity for customization.
4. The junction near the handle does not look well done, seems to be made by a bad craftsman... uneven from one side to the other !!! TFight DC quality was much better.
5. Cheap paint, peels easily...

Racket playability
The racket is a very friendly frame that invites to hit hard and rewards with control... good amount of it.
It limits your access to spin and shot combinations. However, this does not affect volleys, which the frame responds truthfullly.
It is probably more suited to players that hit flat or quasi flat and need control right there.
Same goes for serves, did not get the spin quality I get with the LTD 16x19 or even the XTC LTD 18x20. ( Am 5'10" so cannot serve that flat all the time).
The frame demands you to have a good amount of swing and rewards you with control.

Note: Again, my test was only with the Multi string the racket was sent (Prince Premier Control 16g @54). The String bed measured 50.6 Lb which is on the loose side but still controllable.

Nowadays, the most difficult thing to do is to recommend a young player a type of racket (and I would recommend a TF40 305), main reason being is that will be phased out next year or so... I wonder if Tecnifibre recognizes that problem.
Veterans like me on the other hand, we choose and tune and pick several and make them as identical as possible. For that, you have 6-8 rackets and don't want to change that much, only to just get a fresh frame when one gets less responsive (and they do).

The test was the TF40 305, my feel is that the TF40 315 should not be much different, unless Tecnifibre tells me that the construction is way different... Some people suggested that the 305 construction IS different like the XTC 305 version which is the softer TFight of them all... I do not know and from Engineering point of view ... I doubt it.

With this test done, I have my ideas on what the next Engineering of the line should be... I use LTDs, I can envision how some really 'new LTD classic' will make me update my quiver (and of others).

I do aerospace engineering and Composites analysis for a living, and we DO enjoy literally: creating 'new materials' to respond to certain demand.
Am sure Tecnifibre Engineers do as well.
 
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ClaudTT

New User
The TF40 does NOT need a 16x19 version. It almost is already. People should stop just looking at the paper specs. That is one of the most annoying and wrong points that the TW playtesters alway make. Especially on the TF 40 305, look at how close to the vertical and horizontal edges of the hoop that the strings go to (I am too lazy to upload pics as I look at mine now compared to several of my other racquets, but see for yourself). Since the strings start much closer to the edges, the space between the strings in the HITTING AREA WHERE IT MATTERS is VERY similar to my Yonex Ezone 98, which is 16x19, which is also why a lot of people say their Yonex 16x19 racquets are more accurate than many 18x20 racquets. I have never had an issue with the spin potential of this racquet. Granted, it is not nearly as open as something like the 2019 Pure Aero.
Am glad you like your TF40. Apparently you have not tested the effects of these patterns on the other frames, like the TFights and Tecnifibre was dumb for making those... come' on.
Reflect on that logic.
 

ewiewp

Semi-Pro
Replace it with a head butt cap. Put TW tungsten putty inside.
Thanks. I use Tungsten PUTTY too ( from
fishing supplies :) ).

coming from prestiges lines, head butt caps are pretty oblong. Technifibre are similar ?
 
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ewiewp

Semi-Pro
The TF40 does NOT need a 16x19 version. It almost is already. People should stop just looking at the paper specs. That is one of the most annoying and wrong points that the TW playtesters alway make. Especially on the TF 40 305, look at how close to the vertical and horizontal edges of the hoop that the strings go to (I am too lazy to upload pics as I look at mine now compared to several of my other racquets, but see for yourself). Since the strings start much closer to the edges, the space between the strings in the HITTING AREA WHERE IT MATTERS is VERY similar to my Yonex Ezone 98, which is 16x19, which is also why a lot of people say their Yonex 16x19 racquets are more accurate than many 18x20 racquets. I have never had an issue with the spin potential of this racquet. Granted, it is not nearly as open as something like the 2019 Pure Aero.
Is this same case with tf40 315?
What I heard was very dense in the middle,
like head prestige lines...
 

ewiewp

Semi-Pro
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
Did that increase or decrease grip size?

What is the thickness of Tecnifibre stock grip, anybody knows ? I want to compare it with other leather grips.....
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
Did that increase or decrease grip size?

What is the thickness of Tecnifibre stock grip, anybody knows ? I want to compare it with other leather grips.....
Yes it would decrease a bit. The leather is 1.5mm and PU probably was around 1.8
 

Kurt0707

New User
Years ago I played with thy friends Tfight DC 315 LTD 18x20, and played really well with it, it was customized to 330 SW and 345gr. I could find this racket anymore and then started playing with Angell K7 Lime 98 which is a delight, however even with some lead sometimes get pushed around with heavy/fast strokes, its very stable but thin beam at then hoop. I also had Blade 98 2015, but didn't find it comfortable for my sensitive arm/elbow and hard to swing.. so I have now ordered TF40 and hope that it will be more stable than Lime given its thicker frame, and I also plan to add some grams at 10/2 as well to bring the SW upto mid 335. I have also looked at the specs of Blade v7 18x20 but they seem very similar to Lime with lead, mainly the beam width is the same, and Lime is even thicker on the throat (21 mm / 23 mm). Also with some lead on TF40, the specs like SW/plow, angle, etc all are seem similar to Blade on paper but TF40 still has thicker frame... I have seen many points here comparing the two, but I am not seeing a reason for even trying the Blade (also that I have Lime), and TF40 with its thicker frame should be pretty good for me... am I missing something??
 

mnttlrg

Semi-Pro
random:
Why is it so impossible to find a TFlash 310 anywhere?

I was so excited to see that there was a racket with a 24 beam in my exact spec range, but I can't seem to find them anywhere. Not even on Ebyy. Any thoughts?

Also, I wish Technifibre would make more options in the 24 beam range, where I can get something halfway between a Speed / Blade and an Aeropro Drive. I'm not sure why the racket companies aren't all over that concept. Get some extra spin / power without sacrificing too much control.

My other random question is, can you offer me any info about the current line in terms of polarized / depolarized? I am wondering which rackets have more weight towards the top of the hoop, versus more weight on the sides at 3 and 9.

Thanks!
 

Miki 1234

New User
Years ago I played with thy friends Tfight DC 315 LTD 18x20, and played really well with it, it was customized to 330 SW and 345gr. I could find this racket anymore and then started playing with Angell K7 Lime 98 which is a delight, however even with some lead sometimes get pushed around with heavy/fast strokes, its very stable but thin beam at then hoop. I also had Blade 98 2015, but didn't find it comfortable for my sensitive arm/elbow and hard to swing.. so I have now ordered TF40 and hope that it will be more stable than Lime given its thicker frame, and I also plan to add some grams at 10/2 as well to bring the SW upto mid 335. I have also looked at the specs of Blade v7 18x20 but they seem very similar to Lime with lead, mainly the beam width is the same, and Lime is even thicker on the throat (21 mm / 23 mm). Also with some lead on TF40, the specs like SW/plow, angle, etc all are seem similar to Blade on paper but TF40 still has thicker frame... I have seen many points here comparing the two, but I am not seeing a reason for even trying the Blade (also that I have Lime), and TF40 with its thicker frame should be pretty good for me... am I missing something??
Its hard to say until you try it. For example launch angle , string spacing and maybe some other factors I dont know but you dobt see on paper . I tried 16x19 v7 and it had enough power way more then the tw test suggested . And that is the only thing im worried about at tf40 I just need that little extra pop on a bad day .
 

Miki 1234

New User
Right now im thinking about taking xtc 300 and adding silicone in the handle, anyone done that?
That is my main problem with tecnifibre i want low 60 RA with 16x19 but still some pop like dr 98 or v7.
 
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topspn

Hall of Fame
Right now im thinking about taking xtc 300 and adding silicone in the handle, anyone done that?
That is my main problem with tecnifibre i want low 60 RA with 16x19 but still some pop like dr 98 or v7.
I added a leather grip, weight @7” spot top of the grip and 3g @12 to bring up frame to 334g strung. Plays more comfy too and feel is excellent.
 
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Kurt0707

New User
Its hard to say until you try it. For example launch angle , string spacing and maybe some other factors I dont know but you dobt see on paper . I tried 16x19 v7 and it had enough power way more then the tw test suggested . And that is the only thing im worried about at tf40 I just need that little extra pop on a bad day .
Yes i agree its hard to see without trying, but i have ordered tf40 and with a full multi 17g at 52lbs, I think it will give me enough pop.. really looking forward to trying it..

I didnt see many examples of multi or multi/poly being used, although its a 18x20 frame and not too plush, anf would benedit from softer strings in my opinion. That was the setup I played on Tfight DC 18m and really liked it.
 

t_pac

Rookie
I haven't gone full multi in the TF40 but have used Head Velocity x Tier One Ghostwire and it played great. As with any multi/poly hybrid the main drawback is durability (obv a lot better than it would be in a more open string pattern though).

For me the frame feels much softer than it's RA would indicate, it just soaks up impact and has an amazingly solid feel. I'm currently stringing full poly at mid-40s tension and it's plenty comfortable.
 

taydbear7

New User
I haven't gone full multi in the TF40 but have used Head Velocity x Tier One Ghostwire and it played great. As with any multi/poly hybrid the main drawback is durability (obv a lot better than it would be in a more open string pattern though).

For me the frame feels much softer than it's RA would indicate, it just soaks up impact and has an amazingly solid feel. I'm currently stringing full poly at mid-40s tension and it's plenty comfortable.
I agree the multi/poly hybrid durability is a drawback but man I feel like I'm in the zone for the couple of matches with that setup.
 

ClaudTT

New User
Its hard to say until you try it. For example launch angle , string spacing and maybe some other factors I dont know but you dobt see on paper . I tried 16x19 v7 and it had enough power way more then the tw test suggested . And that is the only thing im worried about at tf40 I just need that little extra pop on a bad day .
To adjust for extra pop on a given day, I have rackets with less tension. If I need more control I have ones with more tension. That way I don't worry. Even during a match I may try biasing to defend or attack with the apropriate DT tension.
 

ClaudTT

New User
Yes i agree its hard to see without trying, but i have ordered tf40 and with a full multi 17g at 52lbs, I think it will give me enough pop.. really looking forward to trying it..

I didnt see many examples of multi or multi/poly being used, although its a 18x20 frame and not too plush, anf would benedit from softer strings in my opinion. That was the setup I played on Tfight DC 18m and really liked it.
If you liked the TF DC 18, the TF40 will feel better with wider top sweet area and plenty of power with multi.
 

ClaudTT

New User
I agree the multi/poly hybrid durability is a drawback but man I feel like I'm in the zone for the couple of matches with that setup.
Welcome to the high performance world... equipment is always like that... wanna win a race ? get more power, engine lasts less though. :giggle:
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
Anyone in the tFight LTD DC 315 18m club?

Looking for insights in string as well as weight set up or general impressions. I currently have them stripped down and will add a leather grip. With as HL as it is (which I like), I might add lead in the hoop for some plow.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Anyone in the tFight LTD DC 315 18m club?

Looking for insights in string as well as weight set up or general impressions. I currently have them stripped down and will add a leather grip. With as HL as it is (which I like), I might add lead in the hoop for some plow.
I am in that club. I like the racquet but not as much as the 2013 version that came before it. The main issue I have is that when playing against very good players (or at least equal or better than myself - I don't mean that in any pretentious way), I am not causing the kind of "damage" that I can inflict with other racquets.

So far, I have only used poly strings with this racquet (Weiss Cannon Red Ghost and Cyclone Tour 18G) and maybe what is needed is a hybrid set-up with gut or syn gut in the Mains and a soft poly in the crosses. That is something that I will try in the future and once the hot, humid rainy season has gone.

I have strung my racquets in the mid-high 40s so far.
 

taydbear7

New User
Anyone in the tFight LTD DC 315 18m club?

Looking for insights in string as well as weight set up or general impressions. I currently have them stripped down and will add a leather grip. With as HL as it is (which I like), I might add lead in the hoop for some plow.
I have the 16m. One racquet I have full bed of Y-Tex which I didn't care for and the other I have a Gosen which I really like. I added lead to the YTex last week and kinda like it.
 
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