Tecnifibre Official - Racquets

ClaudTT

Rookie
Tennis Warehouse Europe has the specs posted.
I see, look at it all, it is the same old 23mm stiff frames base with new paint... what an opportunity lost. Seemed that they had some clues from the TF40 ... but not quite.

I got enthusiastic when I saw the official specs calling 22,5 mm beam, I thought a straight beam can come out at 65-64 and will be good. After all TF40 at 22mm is RA64 and feel on the limit but still OK for 18x20.

Not quite, the RS has the similar but larger beam tapered depth d=23,23,22.5 and huge stiffness at 69 for the 315 (like before) and 70 for the 295 frame at d=23.5,23.5,22.5mm as before but without foam :( (according to Tecnifibre).

So clearly incomplete line: NO 16x19 patterns with straight beams at or below RA65.

Regrettable mistake in the line up, other brands are smiling big.
 
Last edited:

fl4tsc

Rookie
I see, look at it all, it is the same old 23mm stiff frames base with new paint... what an opportunity lost. Seemed that they had some clues from the TF40 ... but not quite.

I got enthusiastic when I saw the official specs calling 22,5 mm beam, I thought a straight beam can come out at 65-64 and will be good. After all TF40 at 22mm is RA64 and feel on the limit but still OK for 18x20.

Not quite, the RS has the same beam depth as before d=23,23,22.5 and huge stiffness at 69 for the 315 (like before) and 70 for the 295 frame at d=30,30,30mm as before but without foam :( (according to Tecnifibre).

So clearly incomplete line: NO 16x19 patterns with straight beams at or below RA65.

Regrettable mistake in the line up, other brands are smiling big.
I'm on the playtest for the 305 and it is way more than just a paint upgrade. The beam is a completely different shape (the 5 sided R thingy). Doesn't feel as stiff as the (unreleased for the 305 at least) specs would have you believe.
 

Miki 1234

Rookie
So clearly incomplete line: NO 16x19 patterns with straight beams at or below RA65.

Regrettable mistake in the line up, other brands are smiling big.
300 is 66 RA , 65 will not make any difference.
Plus weight is very low and can be customised .
I think that frame has very good potential on paper.
 

ClaudTT

Rookie
300 is 66 RA , 65 will not make any difference.
Plus weight is very low and can be customised .
I think that frame has very good potential on paper.
Adding weight does not change flex whatsoever... it is a property of the frame structure.
We know what RA64 feels like and 65 and 69...etc.
FYI: reference flex RA66 is a lot of stiffness, it is for low swing speed types that need power.
 

Miki 1234

Rookie
Adding weight does not change flex whatsoever... it is a property of the frame structure.
We know what RA64 feels like and 65 and 69...etc.
FYI: reference flex RA66 is a lot of stiffness, it is for low swing speed types that need power.
98 inch 66 ra 16x19 300g frame is always welcome and anyone can play with it if its done right.No need to get upset over nothing and say nothing at all.
If it was 64 or 65 ra would be exact same thing which is a sweet spot for pro players .So its not that stiff as you said
 

ClaudTT

Rookie
98 inch 66 ra 16x19 300g frame is always welcome and anyone can play with it if its done right.No need to get upset over nothing and say nothing at all.
If it was 64 or 65 ra would be exact same thing which is a sweet spot for pro players .So its not that stiff as you said
If you read around this wonderful blog, it is easy to find why people prefer no more than 64 on 98sqin.
It is not the same, 60-62-64-65-66 are not the same flexes, you are wrong and don't even know what RA index is or measures and how is applied.
Now, if you only listen to yourself... or look (and know) what the pros use...
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
If you read around this wonderful blog, it is easy to find why people prefer no more than 64 on 98sqin.
It is not the same, 60-62-64-65-66 are not the same flexes, you are wrong and don't even know what RA index is or measures and how is applied.
Now, if you only listen to yourself... or look (and know) what the pros use...
What is your problem... You speak in utter generalizations... seem to like to argue with everyone... and seem like a real *******.

I guess you're going on the ignore/ block list... Bye Bye.
 

Miki 1234

Rookie
If you read around this wonderful blog, it is easy to find why people prefer no more than 64 on 98sqin.
It is not the same, 60-62-64-65-66 are not the same flexes, you are wrong and don't even know what RA index is or measures and how is applied.
Now, if you only listen to yourself... or look (and know) what the pros use...
Post before you wrote 64 or 65 ra even you think 1 ra is nothing but when i said 65 or 66 you went crazy.
That is why you will bever play anything resembling tennis because you think about 1 RA
Rather think about that.
 
Last edited:

ClaudTT

Rookie
People request my advice on type of racquet: Do you think that I can tell them without proper information from the manufacturers/industry ?
A player can get a permanent elbow/shoulder/wrist injury by playing with the wrong frame. It is not a joke.
Stiffness is not even treated equally and there is no standard yet to my knowledge.
It has been an issue for too long already.
 

tomato123

Professional
Been play testing the 300 for tw for the past week, and while I agree that 98 sq inch 16x19 is as cookie cutter as it gets, this has potential to be a sleeper in the sea of tweener frames as it has a good combination of control and spin without feeling uncomfortable on the arms or feeling too powerful. Many times I found myself saying “this shouldn’t hit this kind of ball” or “this shouldn’t feel comfortable but it does” based on paper specs. On another thread I described this racquet as a 16x19 that plays similarly to an 18x20 and a must try for people who have been wanting a 16x19, crisper version of the ultra tour. Specs are ripe for customization if desired, but potentially a major letdown in this department due t the lack of a trap door in the buttcap.
 

Winners or Errors

Hall of Fame
Make sure YOU test it first well, before ditching anything...
Right now I'm vacillating between the Six.One 95 16x18 and the TFight 305 (not the RS, the last one). They are quite similar in swingweight, though the Six.One is a bit more stable and the TFight is a bit more forgiving. I really like the feel of 18x19. I don't know that I'll test the new one at all. I have like five racquet models I like. I am curious, always, about whether there is any there there when new racquets come out, or if it's all marketing smoke and mirrors. I like watching the TW reviews and reading them, because I often find that what the players say doesn't seem to match their performance with a particular stick - they are selling racquets, after all.
 
I like Tecnifibre & they make quality products, but regarding the racquets, the grips are too short & I wasn’t able to get used to it. I have the 305 XTCs but am looking to sell them. It’s a shame cuz it’s a solid frame overall.
 
Just want to say that Tecnifibre is doing an outstanding job designing all of their frames. I have tried over 40 racquets, and can say that no other racquet on the market combines the power, control, spin, and feel of the TF40 305. I'm inclined to think that the big grommets bring everything together on that frame. Launch angle is perfect and can be adjusted with string setup. I would be very careful about changing anything on that frame, except cosmetics for variety, maybe go gloss and limited edition cosmetics.
 

ClaudTT

Rookie
Yeah. They hit a good design with the TF40 305. They could include variants in that line per some requests.
The other rackets are very capable too, depends what you are looking for, ex: more power, more spin.
Like mentioned before several times, the flex side (LTD) is missing now.
Hope to try the RS designs soon. Couldn't get in the tests.
 
Last edited:

ClaudTT

Rookie
Right now I'm vacillating between the Six.One 95 16x18 and the TFight 305 (not the RS, the last one). They are quite similar in swingweight, though the Six.One is a bit more stable and the TFight is a bit more forgiving. I really like the feel of 18x19. I don't know that I'll test the new one at all. I have like five racquet models I like. I am curious, always, about whether there is any there there when new racquets come out, or if it's all marketing smoke and mirrors. I like watching the TW reviews and reading them, because I often find that what the players say doesn't seem to match their performance with a particular stick - they are selling racquets, after all.
The TF305 is weapon... far superior in every aspect to the Six.one, lots of advantages. The RS have good reviews. I will test them.
 

ClaudTT

Rookie
so that is the racket Medvedev is using ?? how does the skinny man hit the ball so hard with that ?
Well very simple: it is Physics. He has natural leverage.
I never forget the first time I tried a 27.5in racket, a Prince Mono... could get a lot of extra power from that 1/2in extension.
Daniil has close to 2m height as well... serves are flat all the time.
 

Winners or Errors

Hall of Fame
The TF305 is weapon... far superior in every aspect to the Six.one, lots of advantages. The RS have good reviews. I will test them.
I find the Six.One more maneuverable. It's the headlight balance, because the racquet is a little heavier. When I can't keep up with the XTC 305, it's a very easy transition, so I carry both in the bag. When I'm feeling strong and my injuries/scars aren't acting up, the 305 is a better racquet. That's not always the case, though. Racquets have personalities, you know.
 

caesar66

Professional
Right now I'm vacillating between the Six.One 95 16x18 and the TFight 305 (not the RS, the last one). They are quite similar in swingweight, though the Six.One is a bit more stable and the TFight is a bit more forgiving. I really like the feel of 18x19. I don't know that I'll test the new one at all. I have like five racquet models I like. I am curious, always, about whether there is any there there when new racquets come out, or if it's all marketing smoke and mirrors. I like watching the TW reviews and reading them, because I often find that what the players say doesn't seem to match their performance with a particular stick - they are selling racquets, after all.
If you can get ahold of a tfight 315 xtc, you’ll find a lot of similarities to the feel/plow through of the 6.1.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Well very simple: it is Physics. He has natural leverage.
I never forget the first time I tried a 27.5in racket, a Prince Mono... could get a lot of extra power from that 1/2in extension.
Daniil has close to 2m height as well... serves are flat all the time.
sorrry but Prince Mono is 28 inches long racket
 

ClaudTT

Rookie
sorrry but Prince Mono is 28 inches long racket
Was so long ago... forgot that fact. But truly side by side was remarkable power difference 27 to 28 in. We tested both versions, the rep was convincing people easily. My buddy bought 2 and was playing better right away.
 

DJTaurus

Hall of Fame
The XTC seems to have generated much more excitement from the reviewers. I don't hear Chris shouting that he's changing from his TF40... if that's what he's still using. Maybe the written review will say something.
Didn’t try new 305.... i also was a reviews victim of previous xtc 305. Sold it after 2 weeks and hated 18x19. 315 and 300 xtc were superior to me. But let me tell this. New 300 version which i tested and purchased it is 1000% improved in every f single aspect! The first stick making me seriously consider switching from my beloved Blade 2015..... huge statement i know but will shall see. The last 6 months of Covid i tested almost every single new stick from head,Wilson,prince,volk and Babolat. Haven’t found a better combo of power and control than 300 RS. It also blows away every modern racquet out there (specially tweeners) in terms of feel/ball connection..... they are the best out there with blade V7 and tf40. Even better than 360+ prestige imo. I f love swinging that thing... so addictive. Imagine an easy to use blade.... that’s how good it is.
 

Lozannois

Rookie
Didn’t try new 305.... i also was a reviews victim of previous xtc 305. Sold it after 2 weeks and hated 18x19. 315 and 300 xtc were superior to me. But let me tell this. New 300 version which i tested and purchased it is 1000% improved in every f single aspect! The first stick making me seriously consider switching from my beloved Blade 2015..... huge statement i know but will shall see. The last 6 months of Covid i tested almost every single new stick from head,Wilson,prince,volk and Babolat. Haven’t found a better combo of power and control than 300 RS. It also blows away every modern racquet out there (specially tweeners) in terms of feel/ball connection..... they are the best out there with blade V7 and tf40. Even better than 360+ prestige imo. I f love swinging that thing... so addictive. Imagine an easy to use blade.... that’s how good it is.
Very interesting! Wondering how it compares to my beloved blade 98s v7. Haven't found a better stick for me for the time being.

Envoyé de mon ONEPLUS A5000 en utilisant Tapatalk
 

DJTaurus

Hall of Fame
Very interesting! Wondering how it compares to my beloved blade 98s v7. Haven't found a better stick for me for the time being.

Envoyé de mon ONEPLUS A5000 en utilisant Tapatalk
I owned and sold 98s V7 due to lack of power compared to my 2015 V6 blade 98s. It has more direct feel and power. Less plush, more crisp and a lot more power. On the other hand V7 gives you the impression that it produces more heavy ball because of the extra SW. 300RS is a joy on volleys (easy depth).... not so easy power on serves but amazing placement. V7 softer on the arm but 300RS is more rock solid stable without the need for extra lead.
 

Lozannois

Rookie
I owned and sold 98s V7 due to lack of power compared to my 2015 V6 blade 98s. It has more direct feel and power. Less plush, more crisp and a lot more power. On the other hand V7 gives you the impression that it produces more heavy ball because of the extra SW. 300RS is a joy on volleys (easy depth).... not so easy power on serves but amazing placement. V7 softer on the arm but 300RS is more rock solid stable without the need for extra lead.
Very interesting! Looking forward to try that one!

Envoyé de mon ONEPLUS A5000 en utilisant Tapatalk
 

Winners or Errors

Hall of Fame
Didn’t try new 305.... i also was a reviews victim of previous xtc 305. Sold it after 2 weeks and hated 18x19. 315 and 300 xtc were superior to me. But let me tell this. New 300 version which i tested and purchased it is 1000% improved in every f single aspect! The first stick making me seriously consider switching from my beloved Blade 2015..... huge statement i know but will shall see. The last 6 months of Covid i tested almost every single new stick from head,Wilson,prince,volk and Babolat. Haven’t found a better combo of power and control than 300 RS. It also blows away every modern racquet out there (specially tweeners) in terms of feel/ball connection..... they are the best out there with blade V7 and tf40. Even better than 360+ prestige imo. I f love swinging that thing... so addictive. Imagine an easy to use blade.... that’s how good it is.
...but I love the XTC 305. I occasionally just find it unwieldy, and at the moment that could just be the grip change I made to leather and two over grips. It’s been a solid stick and behaves exactly as expected. I’m just skeptical about the new RS being an upgrade.
 

CBinRVA

New User
Didn’t try new 305.... i also was a reviews victim of previous xtc 305. Sold it after 2 weeks and hated 18x19. 315 and 300 xtc were superior to me. But let me tell this. New 300 version which i tested and purchased it is 1000% improved in every f single aspect! The first stick making me seriously consider switching from my beloved Blade 2015..... huge statement i know but will shall see. The last 6 months of Covid i tested almost every single new stick from head,Wilson,prince,volk and Babolat. Haven’t found a better combo of power and control than 300 RS. It also blows away every modern racquet out there (specially tweeners) in terms of feel/ball connection..... they are the best out there with blade V7 and tf40. Even better than 360+ prestige imo. I f love swinging that thing... so addictive. Imagine an easy to use blade.... that’s how good it is.
I went ahead and ordered a 300 RS based on the play test coments (saying it’s like the Gravity MP but with more power).
Mine arrives tomorrow !!

What string setups have you found work best on the 300 RS ?
 

DJTaurus

Hall of Fame
I went ahead and ordered a 300 RS based on the play test coments (saying it’s like the Gravity MP but with more power).
Mine arrives tomorrow !!

What string setups have you found work best on the 300 RS ?
Gravity MP is muted compared to RS. You also have more free power, miles better feel, more maneuverability, same stability and more spin. Didn’t like the oval shape of gravity line..... i tested all of them and MP was my favorite but still demanding for my taste. RS is an effortless players stick.... does everything pretty well.
 

CBinRVA

New User
Gravity MP is muted compared to RS. You also have more free power, miles better feel, more maneuverability, same stability and more spin. Didn’t like the oval shape of gravity line..... i tested all of them and MP was my favorite but still demanding for my taste. RS is an effortless players stick.... does everything pretty well.
Good to hear your compare/contrast to the Gravity MP.
I liked playing with the MP. Great control. But so many times I would build up a nice point, get in a good position ... and not have the finishing power to close out the point.

Looking forward to the 300 RS.

Be sure to post your thoughts on good string setups for the 300 as you try them out.
 

DJTaurus

Hall of Fame
Good to hear your compare/contrast to the Gravity MP.
I liked playing with the MP. Great control. But so many times I would build up a nice point, get in a good position ... and not have the finishing power to close out the point.

Looking forward to the 300 RS.

Be sure to post your thoughts on good string setups for the 300 as you try them out.
First of all cut out ice code if you have take it for demo cause most of them are strung with that. I haven’t put yet my go to go strings like 4G and Lynx Tour. The shop i purchased it strung it with no charge with Head lynx.... So imagine my positive impressions is with a string that i am not used to and I don’t like it.
 

Miki 1234

Rookie
Just tried the new rs 300 for a couple of min and I must say this is a top frame.
Its a perfect frame for junior tennis and big improvement to xtc 300.
Much more comfortable, control is very good better the previous model , power is more or less the same but the feel is better.
The feel is much more like 305 but lighter to swing and easier power.
Some tape is welcome tho , 2g on 12 is a good start.
Im switching to it when i get the chance from xtc 305 which i really like but this one is even easier to play with.
Tecnifibre did a great job on this one its just what was needed.
 

DJTaurus

Hall of Fame
Just tried the new rs 300 for a couple of min and I must say this is a top frame.
Its a perfect frame for junior tennis and big improvement to xtc 300.
Much more comfortable, control is very good better the previous model , power is more or less the same but the feel is better.
The feel is much more like 305 but lighter to swing and easier power.
Some tape is welcome tho , 2g on 12 is a good start.
Im switching to it when i get the chance from xtc 305 which i really like but this one is even easier to play with.
Tecnifibre did a great job on this one its just what was needed.
I still don’t know if it needs weight and where to put it. I like how it plays on stock balance. It’s super stable with plenty of power and control. If i had one thing to change it would be to increase its SW..... maybe only a few grams (1,5gr each side) at 10/2.
 

Miki 1234

Rookie
I still don’t know if it needs weight and where to put it. I like how it plays on stock balance. It’s super stable with plenty of power and control. If i had one thing to change it would be to increase its SW..... maybe only a few grams (1,5gr each side) at 10/2.
Yeah i think this one needs less weight then previous.
Last generation 300 xtc i put 4g on top 12 and then was totaly different frame.
This one maybe even works in stock good enough.
Also I think there are more ways to do same thing.
I will probably ad 5g silicon in handle and 2, 3 g on top .
I also use that small vibrastop tecnifibre has as 2g weight and put it right on top 12 as far as possible.
Works really well as weight and even reduces 50% the string vibration, which is amount i like
 
Last edited:

DJTaurus

Hall of Fame
Yeah i think this one needs less weight then previous.
Last generation 300 xtc i put 4g on top 12 and then was totaly different frame.
This one maybe even works in stock good enough.
Also I think there are more ways to do same thing.
I will probably ad 5g silicon in handle and 2, 3 g on top .
I also use that small vibrastop tecnifibre has as 2g weight and put it right on top 12 as far as possible.
Works really well as weight and even reduces 50% the string vibration, which is how is amount i like
It’s super smooth on contact. Haven’t noticed any vibrations even with my tourna sampras dampener.
 
Top