Tecnifibre Official - Racquets

ClaudTT

Rookie
Doesn't Medvedev actually use a TFight 305 Series 3? 95 sq in head, 18x19? Thought I read that on Tennisnerd.
Nobody really knows what he uses, but he hits flat everything, so high density string bed very low angle rebound... so for somebody that plays his style maybe worth to know.
I don't know anybody M or F. Sorry, forgot Michelle @TW. ;)
 

Frans Bleker

Professional
Nobody really knows what he uses, but he hits flat everything, so high density string bed very low angle rebound... so for somebody that plays his style maybe worth to know.
I don't know anybody M or F. Sorry, forgot Michelle @TW. ;)
He said one time that he uses Razor Code @24 kg I think. If I am correct he uses the TFight 305 Dynacore (The Red/Black one) from a few years ago with his own custom specs.
 

Winners or Errors

Hall of Fame
Tried a leather grip on the TF40 and it definitely did not take anything away from the frame imo, precision and feel were still sublime, just with a heavier ball. Played it alongside my DR98 and defo prefer the TF40 for my game.
How's that leather grip working out? I just put one on my XTC 305 to see if it would have any effect. Seems to have slightly altered the balance, and I know it's a lot heavier than the TF grip that came on it.
 

Trung Nghia

New User
How's that leather grip working out? I just put one on my XTC 305 to see if it would have any effect. Seems to have slightly altered the balance, and I know it's a lot heavier than the TF grip that came on it.
Hi,
1 qestion: is your 305 xtc handle pallet or molded?

Thx,


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djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
How's that leather grip working out? I just put one on my XTC 305 to see if it would have any effect. Seems to have slightly altered the balance, and I know it's a lot heavier than the TF grip that came on it.
IMO, the leather on the TF40 made it a bit quicker to swing. Also, I enjoy the bevel feel that leather grips give. Hope your experience on the XTC is positive
 

Frans Bleker

Professional
@Tecnifibre Official

I heard the T-Fights line get changed, is there any info on the changes? I am a big fan of especially the previous, but also the current T-Fights. I think with some minor customization the 305 offers an incredible and unique blend of stability, control, and power with its 18/19, 22.5 beam, and 98 sq inch head size.
 

Winners or Errors

Hall of Fame
IMO, the leather on the TF40 made it a bit quicker to swing. Also, I enjoy the bevel feel that leather grips give. Hope your experience on the XTC is positive
I have hit the two racquets side by side. The one with the stock grip is a little slower. The leather grip also gave the racquet a more direct feel than the stock grip, which I like. My grip is a standard 3/4" black Fairway. I had forgotten, however, that leather is harder on the hands, even with an overgrip. It'll be worth getting a few callouses, though. Both will be leather soon. I'm going to experiment with a Volkl grip I have lying around on the other and see which I like more.
 

MikhailT

Rookie
I have hit the two racquets side by side. The one with the stock grip is a little slower. The leather grip also gave the racquet a more direct feel than the stock grip, which I like. My grip is a standard 3/4" black Fairway. I had forgotten, however, that leather is harder on the hands, even with an overgrip. It'll be worth getting a few callouses, though. Both will be leather soon. I'm going to experiment with a Volkl grip I have lying around on the other and see which I like more.
What is the balance and weight of the racquets with the leather?
I got around 32.6 after using a 1.10 string. I think the same can be achieved with a leather grip / led on the handle and thicker strings, although with higher static weight...
 

Winners or Errors

Hall of Fame
What is the balance and weight of the racquets with the leather?
I got around 32.6 after using a 1.10 string. I think the same can be achieved with a leather grip / led on the handle and thicker strings, although with higher static weight...
Unfortunately, I have no idea. Never weighed them to figure out if they're on spec or not. I can only assume the balance changed by a point or two with the addition of the leather grip, probably a point. That'd be 4 or 5 points instead of 3 points headlight if the spec is on. Doing more would probably defeat the purpose of the racquet for me, but the leather grip seems just enough. I string with 1.30 mains and 1.25 crosses.
 

Dishiki

Rookie
So I have a TF40 315, and am really struggling on my serves. I am not getting much kick, and on flat serves the speed just isn't there. Additionally, I am getting a little bit of tricep pain. I currently have Tour Bite 17 g @ 52 in the mains and Duraflex 17g a@ 50 in the crosses. Any suggestions on some string setups? As a point of reference, I played with a Volkl PB 10 Mid for about 8 years and used Black Code 17g in the mains @ 50 and Gosen Synthetic 16g in the crosses at 50.

Any advice is appreciated
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
So I have a TF40 315, and am really struggling on my serves. I am not getting much kick, and on flat serves the speed just isn't there. Additionally, I am getting a little bit of tricep pain. I currently have Tour Bite 17 g @ 52 in the mains and Duraflex 17g a@ 50 in the crosses. Any suggestions on some string setups? As a point of reference, I played with a Volkl PB 10 Mid for about 8 years and used Black Code 17g in the mains @ 50 and Gosen Synthetic 16g in the crosses at 50.

Any advice is appreciated
the hybrid you used in the PB10 might work for the comfort. I had in my 305 volkl vSquare and Ghostwire cross. it was fairly comfy and ripped the fuzz off the ball.
 
@Tecnifibre Official

I heard the T-Fights line get changed, is there any info on the changes? I am a big fan of especially the previous, but also the current T-Fights. I think with some minor customization the 305 offers an incredible and unique blend of stability, control, and power with its 18/19, 22.5 beam, and 98 sq inch head size.
Hi Frans. Thank you for your inquiry. Bad news, is that the information isn't readily available yet (officially), the good news is that it's just around the corner! Stay tuned.....I really hope you like the new line. I look forward to hearing your feedback.
 

Miki 1234

Rookie
@Tecnifibre Official

I heard the T-Fights line get changed, is there any info on the changes? I am a big fan of especially the previous, but also the current T-Fights. I think with some minor customization the 305 offers an incredible and unique blend of stability, control, and power with its 18/19, 22.5 beam, and 98 sq inch head size.

What did you do for customisation.
 

vanworth

Rookie
Settled on my specs for my TF40s, leather grip and some lead on the bottom of the handle to bring it to 6-7pts HL. This ends up at around 339-341g strung. Racket is a beast for me in these specs, hit a very heavy ball with plenty of spin and plenty of power but still with that sublime directional control.
 

ej28405

New User
Settled on my specs for my TF40s, leather grip and some lead on the bottom of the handle to bring it to 6-7pts HL. This ends up at around 339-341g strung. Racket is a beast for me in these specs, hit a very heavy ball with plenty of spin and plenty of power but still with that sublime directional control.
I tried adding a leather grip to my new tf40 and didn’t like it much. For me, it felt clunkier and more erratic, especially with ground strokes and returns. Like it better with no customization. I also went 58/56 (vs/rpm) but think I need 60/58 for these hot days with the ball really flying.

Curious if the 315 has the same comfort touch and feeling as the 305 just more headlight (Instead of having to customize). I noticed the review scores were much lower. I like the tf40 305 because it seems like a pure strike but softer with a ton more feeling. Just a much plusher feel.
 

Pneumated1

Hall of Fame
I finally found a slightly used TF40 305 in 4 1/2, so I've joined the club. The search for a permanent replacement for my TC95 18x20s has been more challenging that I expected. I'll be hitting this TF40 alongside my recently acquired K7 Lime, which is a thoroughly impressive frame, but I have high hopes for this TF40 at 10g lighter.
 

megamind

Legend
I finally found a slightly used TF40 305 in 4 1/2, so I've joined the club. The search for a permanent replacement for my TC95 18x20s has been more challenging that I expected. I'll be hitting this TF40 alongside my recently acquired K7 Lime, which is a thoroughly impressive frame, but I have high hopes for this TF40 at 10g lighter.
just curious, why'd you move away from the TC95, what were you looking for?
 

1stVolley

Professional
TF40 players. Convince me it's a worthwhile improvement over my TFight 305 XTC's. I can't see how it'd be better. I can hit with pace, spin, placement, etc. They're stable. I can also play multi- mains and have them last long enough that it's worth stringing with them. My kicker is pretty darned good with them, too. Why, if you've played both, did you change? Was it just to have something shiny and new?
Whether a racquet is "right" for a particular player or an improvement over an existing racquet is a matter of the individual player. From how you describe your 305 it is the best racquet for you.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
I finally found a slightly used TF40 305 in 4 1/2, so I've joined the club. The search for a permanent replacement for my TC95 18x20s has been more challenging that I expected. I'll be hitting this TF40 alongside my recently acquired K7 Lime, which is a thoroughly impressive frame, but I have high hopes for this TF40 at 10g lighter.
did you completely cut ties with the tc95?
 

Pneumated1

Hall of Fame
just curious, why'd you move away from the TC95, what were you looking for?
I haven't officially, but only playing once a week, sometimes twice, my goal was to find something more forgiving (98" and a fraction thicker). The K7 Lime is a contender, but it's pushing 340g strung with over grip and dampener, and it's a completely different feel experience, very muted. I'm thinking the TF40 305 will offer a little more connection with good power in the controlled 18x20 that I'm used to. Nothing's for certain, and I may be back with the TC95 when all is said and done.

did you completely cut ties with the tc95?
No, I still have my pair. I told myself at the beginning of the search the frame that replaced the TC95 won't force me to compromise on any of its attributes. It will give me everything the TC95 does in a more forgiving package. The K7 Lime might be it if I can get used to its flex and weight, but I'd rather hit something strung around 330g.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
No, I still have my pair. I told myself at the beginning of the search the frame that replaced the TC95 won't force me to compromise on any of its attributes. It will give me everything the TC95 does in a more forgiving package. The K7 Lime might be it if I can get used to its flex and weight, but I'd rather hit something strung around 330g.
I was working on my tc95 16m v1 and v2. trying to match them as they were slightly off. The indent at the top of the handle were different. I think I got them close but will see. I'm thinking of selling these though and just getting a pair of 18m

To keep the theme of the thread, I'm working on a pair of tFight LTD DC 315 18m. one was strung up with MSV Focus Hex 18g and I'll put Razor Code in the other. Wow...big sweet spot.
 

Pneumated1

Hall of Fame
I was working on my tc95 16m v1 and v2. trying to match them as they were slightly off. The indent at the top of the handle were different. I think I got them close but will see. I'm thinking of selling these though and just getting a pair of 18m

To keep the theme of the thread, I'm working on a pair of tFight LTD DC 315 18m. one was strung up with MSV Focus Hex 18g and I'll put Razor Code in the other. Wow...big sweet spot.
I didn't even mention my Ultra Tour, which is also an incredible racquet. Two TC95 18x20s, one K7 Lime, one UT, and a TF40 305 on the way. I'm gonna hit them all for a few more weeks and make a choice. I'll admit that I'll probably never sell my TC95s, but so far only the K7 Lime and TF40 305 fit my 'more forgiving and easier to use' criteria, especially the TF40 at 305g, but that remains to be seen on the TF. Reviews are mixed.

Are you thinking octane for your 18main TC95s? Man that's a beautiful paint job.
 
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Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Hi Frans. Thank you for your inquiry. Bad news, is that the information isn't readily available yet (officially), the good news is that it's just around the corner! Stay tuned.....I really hope you like the new line. I look forward to hearing your feedback.
where do you get those nice T-shirts ?
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
I didn't even mention my Ultra Tour, which is also an incredible racquet. Two TC95 18x20s, one K7 Lime, one UT, and a TF40 305 on the way. I'm gonna hit them all for a few more weeks and make a choice. I'll admit that I'll probably never sell my TC95s, but so far only the K7 Lime and TF40 305 fit my 'more forgiving and easier to use' criteria, especially the TF40 at 305g, but that remains to be seen on the TF. Reviews are mixed.

Are you thinking octane for your 18main TC95s? Man that's a beautiful paint job.
oh yes...ultra tour is really fun to play with. Tuned mine up a bit with leather and lead.

I liked the v3 but shoot...that octane is a piece for sure
 

g4driver

Hall of Fame
Name change for sure.....and hmmmmm......recipe is the same, but the baking process is different :).
@Tecnifibre Official two questions for you if you have some time to answer

1) Curious if HDMX Floro has more poly in it than HDX Tour? I have a reel of 1.35mm HDMX for crosses for a few clients who like it. Loved HDX Tour and hate it was discontinued, as it works well with Yonex Poly Tour Air crosses to give a soft setup with ample power and spin when elbows need a break from full poly.

HDX Tour = Multifilament (Elastyl and polyester fibers infused with polyurethane)
HDMX Floro = Multifilament (33% Polyester Fibers / 34% Elastyl Fibers / 33% Thermostabyl fibers with a 3SPL Silicium

2) Any chance Tecnfibre might poll the crowd and bring out 30 overgrip packs of Pro Contact overgrips in your Tecnifibre Blue Color? A Tecnifibre rep gave me a 3 pack of Pro Contact and I was hooked. I ordered a few 12 packs of the white, and ordered 12 packs of your "Blue, White and Red" 3 packs. Would love to see 12 and 30 packs of this great overgrip in Tecnifibre classic Blue color
 
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ewiewp

Professional
Settled on my specs for my TF40s, leather grip and some lead on the bottom of the handle to bring it to 6-7pts HL. This ends up at around 339-341g strung. Racket is a beast for me in these specs, hit a very heavy ball with plenty of spin and plenty of power but still with that sublime directional control.
I'm still experimenting. I have one tf40 305 tail-weighted about 7g, ended up ~344g strung.
I have one tf40 315. Its actual weight turns out to be ~325g. 448g strung, over grip + dampener.
315 is much more stable for my one handed backhand while the polarized 305 much better on serving.
Both has sensational feel when hitting sweet spot.
 

vanworth

Rookie
I'm still experimenting. I have one tf40 305 tail-weighted about 7g, ended up ~344g strung.
I have one tf40 315. Its actual weight turns out to be ~325g. 448g strung, over grip + dampener.
315 is much more stable for my one handed backhand while the polarized 305 much better on serving.
Both has sensational feel when hitting sweet spot.
I was fortunate that my 2 rackets were on spec (within one gram) but yes it's not easy to get it to 6pts HL virtually impossible if over spec I'm guessing. Guess you can take off the rubber grip thing in the middle but I tried that and really did not like the result bizarrely.
 

vanworth

Rookie
I tried adding a leather grip to my new tf40 and didn’t like it much. For me, it felt clunkier and more erratic, especially with ground strokes and returns. Like it better with no customization. I also went 58/56 (vs/rpm) but think I need 60/58 for these hot days with the ball really flying.

Curious if the 315 has the same comfort touch and feeling as the 305 just more headlight (Instead of having to customize). I noticed the review scores were much lower. I like the tf40 305 because it seems like a pure strike but softer with a ton more feeling. Just a much plusher feel.
Horses for courses I guess, I'm fairly small in height and defo needed the help on serve and enjoyed the extra swingweight that this gave me. The 315 would have been an option but I would want the swingweight higher given the weight, it's 3pts lower and that's what put me off personally.
 

MikhailT

Rookie
I was fortunate that my 2 rackets were on spec (within one gram) but yes it's not easy to get it to 6pts HL virtually impossible if over spec I'm guessing. Guess you can take off the rubber grip thing in the middle but I tried that and really did not like the result bizarrely.
6 pts HL is easy with 1.10 strings, my 305 is 5.5 HL with standard grip and overgrip.
I thought it was over spec, but apparently I just had really heavy strings.
 
@Tecnifibre Official two questions for you if you have some time to answer

1) Curious if HDMX Floro has more poly in it than HDX Tour? I have a reel of 1.35mm HDMX for crosses for a few clients who like it. Loved HDX Tour and hate it was discontinued, as it works well with Yonex Poly Tour Air crosses to give a soft setup with ample power and spin when elbows need a break from full poly.

HDX Tour = Multifilament (Elastyl and polyester fibers infused with polyurethane)
HDMX Floro = Multifilament (33% Polyester Fibers / 34% Elastyl Fibers / 33% Thermostabyl fibers with a 3SPL Silicium

2) Any chance Tecnfibre might poll the crowd and bring out 30 overgrip packs of Pro Contact overgrips in your Tecnifibre Blue Color? A Tecnifibre rep gave me a 3 pack of Pro Contact and I was hooked. I ordered a few 12 packs of the white, and ordered 12 packs of your "Blue, White and Red" 3 packs. Would love to see 12 and 30 packs of this great overgrip in Tecnifibre classic Blue color
Hi g4driver. Thank you for the inquiry. I can confidently say that the fiber construction is identical from HDX Tour to HDMX. The difference comes in the type of PU used and the maturation process. We changed the type of PU that was used and slowed the time to create the string. This was done to create a more consistent string through out the entire length of the set/etc. I know enough about strings to know that this probably has changed the string somewhat. I haven't anyone indicate they weren't able to switch over to HDMX. Are you finding it difficult? How does HDMX feel for you?

Starting next week, Tecnifibre will begin the communication on a new string. I am telling you this because it falls into the same string category as HDMX. If you want to pop over the the official string link for Tecnifibre, perhaps we can start that conversation when appropriate for the release dates. In the meantime, I am here for any further questions on HDMX.

And lastly, thank you for the input on the overgrips. I'll mention it in our product calls with France! Thank you again.....
 

ewiewp

Professional
Horses for courses I guess, I'm fairly small in height and defo needed the help on serve and enjoyed the extra swingweight that this gave me. The 315 would have been an option but I would want the swingweight higher given the weight, it's 3pts lower and that's what put me off personally.
315 supposedly has similar swing weights. But yeah, 305 has more freedom to be weighted. But note that polarized set up (weighting on tail and near head tip) has certain instability.
 

ClaudTT

Rookie
315 supposedly has similar swing weights. But yeah, 305 has more freedom to be weighted. But note that polarized set up (weighting on tail and near head tip) has certain instability.
Can you explain this? what kind of instability ?
 

Pneumated1

Hall of Fame
Yeah, I think a racquet with such a high twist weight will still be inherently stable even if a little weight is added only at the poles. Mine (bought used) is due to arrive this afternoon, so I'm looking forward to hitting this frame (TF40 305).
 
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