Tecnifibre Official - Racquets

bobtodd

Rookie
I love my TF 305's, but am looking forwrd to trying the RS 300. I am hoping it will swing a little faster. I plan to use the RS 300 on clay, and my TF 305 indoors.
 

Miki 1234

Rookie
Just had a full hit with 300 rs and all i can say is its even better then i thought.
Used 1.28 black code which is good string for this frame but 1.25 string would work better for most i think to get more
free power since its so easy to control it with this frame.
Comfort and control are just top .
Power is there . And even feel of low ra is there.
This is what blade 16x19 should feel like and I love the blade.
Package is neutral but another lvl .
Only minus is the weight which will not be enough for some.
But that can be changed very easy.
 

Lozannois

Rookie
Just had a full hit with 300 rs and all i can say is its even better then i thought.
Used 1.28 black code which is good string for this frame but 1.25 string would work better for most i think to get more
free power since its so easy to control it with this frame.
Comfort and control are just top .
Power is there . And even feel of low ra is there.
This is what blade 16x19 should feel like and I love the blade.
Package is neutral but another lvl .
Only minus is the weight which will not be enough for some.
But that can be changed very easy.
Very interesting thanks.

Does it have the same stability than the blade v7 16x19? Can you say it's like an easier to maneuvre blade 16x19?

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Miki 1234

Rookie
Very interesting thanks.

Does it have the same stability than the blade v7 16x19? Can you say it's like an easier to maneuvre blade 16x19?

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It is more stable and easier to maneuvre as well.Also sweet spot feels big like 100inch frame.
For blade you need decent lvl of play to get it right, but with rs anyone can pick up and play.
And its better for serious tennis as well.
 

Lozannois

Rookie
It is more stable and easier to maneuvre as well.Also sweet spot feels big like 100inch frame.
For blade you need decent lvl of play to get it right, but with rs anyone can pick up and play.
And its better for serious tennis as well.
Whahou! Sounds amazing. And you would say control and power level is similar to the blade?
 

Miki 1234

Rookie
Whahou! Sounds amazing. And you would say control and power level is similar to the blade?
Yeah, control is better then the new blade and power is close slightly but more power as well.
Only thing i prefer on blade was the feel coz it does have unique feel, but i did play with luxilon alu power with it.
 
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Miki 1234

Rookie
Will give some scoring for 300rs based on tw reviews :
Power 82
Comfort 84
Ground strokes 86 with some weight 87
Serve 82
slice 81
spin 84
stability 86 very high for such light frame, it has huge sweet spot even bigger then 305
manev 86 very , very light frame
control 87
feel 87
Total 87 with some weight , and 86 in normal weight.
plus: ground strokes, sweet spot , control ,
minus:to light for some

Frame i played with had 2 or 3 g on 12 .
 

EdmondTW

New User
I'm really into the RS 300/305 racquets, but they don't make one with 4 1/8'' grip size in the States.

I asked in a different thread, @Tecnifibre Official responded that some countries may have 4 1/8". Anyone knows which countries and any specific websites?

Or does anyone know whether Tecnifibre grip size runs big/small comparing to Babolat Pure Strike?

If anyone has experience changing a 4 2/8'' racquet into a 4 1/8'' without ruining the experience, let me know how you did it! I really want leather grips but it seems it's not thin enough for the customization.
 

GeoffHYL

Professional
Have played for about a week with a new TFight 305 RS. Am really enjoying this racquet. Was concerned that it might be a bit stiffer than I like or the swingweight might be a tad high, but it seems to fit my game like a glove. It is a really solid feel, but is still comfortable with a stiff poly string. At some point I will demo the 300 and 315 models of the RS line as well. I think Tecnifibre has a great lineup of racquets with the TF40 305 and 315 along with the RS line.
 

Winners or Errors

Hall of Fame
OK, people who have hit with the TF40 305 and the TFight 305 RS. My son is improving and about to abscond with my TFight 305 XTC's. Which of the two should he demo? He hits with a lot of spin, but it's the solid feel and tighter spin from my 305 that has him preferring it to his Graphene Extreme Pro. I'm probably going to suffer the loan this fall, but demoing and then Christmas... right around the corner. Again, your thoughts? I have not hit with either, though I suspect they are similar to what I have.
 

ClaudTT

Rookie
OK, people who have hit with the TF40 305 and the TFight 305 RS. My son is improving and about to abscond with my TFight 305 XTC's. Which of the two should he demo? He hits with a lot of spin, but it's the solid feel and tighter spin from my 305 that has him preferring it to his Graphene Extreme Pro. I'm probably going to suffer the loan this fall, but demoing and then Christmas... right around the corner. Again, your thoughts? I have not hit with either, though I suspect they are similar to what I have.
Demo these rackets, they are very high end (this side of Pro) but slightly markedly different, so he can feel the real differences and make an election. I think is the best way.
 
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t_pac

Semi-Pro
Anyone struggled with too low launch angle on the TF40 and had success with changing string setup?
'Yes' and 'not really'

An aggressively shaped poly main, 4lb differential and low overall tension (low 40s) helped a bit but it was still a bit of an issue, especially in higher level matches when I was defending more, getting less time to prep shots.
 

ClaudTT

Rookie
'Yes' and 'not really'

An aggressively shaped poly main, 4lb differential and low overall tension (low 40s) helped a bit but it was still a bit of an issue, especially in higher level matches when I was defending more, getting less time to prep shots.
Reduce string gage, lower string tension and use strings with high spin capability. If that is not enough, you are playing with the wrong pattern.
 

martian

New User
I also struggle a bit low launch angle on the Technifibre TF40s. It's a key reason I hope they make the string pattern more open, or release a 16/19 version. Love the racquets (they are what i use rn), but want a bit more spin and height over net. And more swingweight on the 315 would be good. I use the ice code at the lowest recommened tension and have adjusted my grip slightly to be more western.

The idea that a 18/20 racquet is more 'controlled' seems wrong to me. Tennis players use spin to control the trajectory and bounce of the ball. If you don't have enough spin, you therefore have less control. So they give these racquets a dense pattern to make them more 'controlled' and therefore differentiate them in the lineup, but it's a false notion without evidence behind it (does federer have less control cause he uses 16/19? No he is precise largely he directs the ball with his spin).
 

Miki 1234

Rookie
Will give some scoring for 300rs based on tw reviews :
Power 82
Comfort 84
Ground strokes 86 with some weight 87
Serve 82
slice 81
spin 84
stability 86 very high for such light frame, it has huge sweet spot even bigger then 305
manev 86 very , very light frame
control 87
feel 87
Total 87 with some weight , and 86 in normal weight.
plus: ground strokes, sweet spot , control ,
minus:to light for some

Frame i played with had 2 or 3 g on 12 .
Twe grading is out and looks like exact same as mine minus marks gradings which is a joke.
After playing with it for a while i would put to 2 point less in stability so 84 . And also remove sweet spot from positives , its still very good tho.
And minus 1 in comfort so 83 .
Also this depends on strings.
Everything else stays.
Top frame non the less.
 

Joe Garfield

New User
I recently tested the Tfight 305. I lIked everything about it except it seemed maneuverability seemed to really suffer, particularly for 305g frame. I‘d compare it to Pure Strike 98, which had a little more power and spin and easier handling, but harsher feel.

I almost passed over the rest of the Tecnifibre line as I didn’t realize the differences in model numbers! The Tfight 305 is a good weight for me, but the highest swing weight of any racquet I’ve used so far! So now I’m super eager to try the Tfight 300 and TF40 305. I have a very strong feeling one of these will be the racquet I end up playing.

It seems like the Tfight 300 should have maneuverability increase, and the 16x19 will give more power and spin. So it’s just a matter of whether or not I miss the control of the 18x20, and if I like the softer frame of the TF40 I guess.
 
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ClaudTT

Rookie
I recently tested the Tfight 305. I lIked everything about it except it seemed maneuverability seemed to really suffer, particularly for 305g frame. I‘d compare it to Pure Strike 98, which had a little more power and spin and easier handling, but harsher feel.

I almost passed over the rest of the Tecnifibre line as I didn’t realize the differences in model numbers! The Tfight 305 is a good weight for me, but the highest swing weight of any racquet I’ve used so far! So now I’m super eager to try the Tfight 300 and TF305. I have a very strong feeling one of these will be the racquet I end up playing.

It seems like the Tfight 300 should have maneuverability increase, and the 16x19 will give more power and spin. So it’s just a matter of whether or not I miss the control of the 18x20, and if I like the softer frame of the TF40 I guess.
You have a lots of tests to do... amigo.
 
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jriddy35

New User
I would assume old racquet with paint job because it seems pro's rarely switch, but the new 305 98in is 18x19 as well i believe.
 

hlausic

New User
I recently tested the Tfight 305. I lIked everything about it except it seemed maneuverability seemed to really suffer, particularly for 305g frame. I‘d compare it to Pure Strike 98, which had a little more power and spin and easier handling, but harsher feel.

I almost passed over the rest of the Tecnifibre line as I didn’t realize the differences in model numbers! The Tfight 305 is a good weight for me, but the highest swing weight of any racquet I’ve used so far! So now I’m super eager to try the Tfight 300 and TF305. I have a very strong feeling one of these will be the racquet I end up playing.

It seems like the Tfight 300 should have maneuverability increase, and the 16x19 will give more power and spin. So it’s just a matter of whether or not I miss the control of the 18x20, and if I like the softer frame of the TF40 I guess.
I think that Tfight 300 RS will be your next racquet...;) For me, better spin, more maneuverability, larger sweetspot, but little less power then 305.
 

Miki 1234

Rookie
I put 5g of silicone in the handle on my 300 rs .
And 4 gram on 12 which i will change to 3 and 9 .
Have to say its everything i wanted in a racquet with a softer poly its even better.
I dont even think about other frames found what i wanted.
 

ClaudTT

Rookie
If tennis market logic follows Babolat success because of Nadal, now Tecnifibre will jump to the top after Daniil kick butt with superpower shots ALL the Baboon's rockstars.

;):cool:
 
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ClaudTT

Rookie
Who Tecnifibre should sign up next ? Men and women...

I would choose for starters: Bianca Andreescu and JJ Wolf. Both can play perfect with an RS ... and combine power and touch.
 
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Joe Garfield

New User
I just picked up the Tfight 300 and TF40 305 to demo - so stoked! I want to love the TF40 because of what I've read/heard about the feel, but that string pattern looks pretty dense. I had a little trouble getting the Tfight 305 (18x19) to land short of the line with my 2HBH, but maybe the lower SW of the TF40 will help. It's my money shot and just my natural swing so not sure I want to change it.

Looks shouldn't matter, but somehow I just feel like a winner with the TFight in my hand! The modernized square frame, 98" head, and that 16x19 pattern make it look like a serious weapon. The lower swing weight also feels like it has more room for customization.

It's going to be an exciting and fun 3 days!! =D
 
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Joe Garfield

New User
Okay. My "problem" was that in your post you first talked about the TF40 having lower SW and then later the Tfight having the same thing. :)
ahh, I was comparing TF40 305 to Tfight 305. TF 40 305 is 326. Tfight 305 is 333! So yes, lower swing weight of TF40 is helping! TFight 300 swing weight is too low for me. I added weight and will try again.
 

Joe Garfield

New User
I picked up my TF40 305 today. 3-1/4 grip, Tecnifibre HDX 17 strings at 55lbs. Strung weight 316g, balance 332mm, SW 313. There were 3 with my grip size in the shop and I thought this one felt a little lighter. I figured it was probably placebo since were talking a couple grams and/or a few swing weight points. But I guess I was right! This is in comparison to the one I had on demo, which was pretty much exactly the same measurements at the TW spec. I figured it’s easier to start light and add weight, than the other way around.
 
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I picked up my TF40 305 today. 3-1/4 grip, Tecnifibre HDX 17 strings at 55lbs. Strung weight 316g, balance 332mm, SW 313. There were 3 with my grip size in the shop and I thought this one felt a little lighter. I figured it was probably placebo since were talking a couple grams and/or a few swing weight points. But I guess I was right! This is in comparison to the one I had on demo, which was pretty much exactly the same measurements at the TW spec. I figured it’s easier to start light and add weight, than the other way around.
I'm going to go hit outside in about an hour. Its only 46 degrees Fahrenheit, but all of the clubs are closed in the state of Minnesota, so this might be my only chance for awhile. It will be my first time hitting my TF40's.
 
I'm going to go hit outside in about an hour. Its only 46 degrees Fahrenheit, but all of the clubs are closed in the state of Minnesota, so this might be my only chance for awhile. It will be my first time hitting my TF40's.
I did get out to hit a few balls.
I like the frames, but am not sure I’m sold on Solinco Revolution. Maybe it was the temperature (45 degree Fahrenheit), but the racquets felt a bit “pingy” and not what I would call plush. It will be fun to see what they feel like once I can play indoors.
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
@Tecnifibre Official

I (and probably others) need your help with your cavalcade of new poly-multis.

Can you give us a brief comparison between Triax, RPX, and HDMX in terms of "how much poly", their coatings, power, and tension maintenance? They all look to be constructed the same just with different materials. I think we all like Triax a ton (I know I did) ... but RPX seems to be the better value... and why keep HDMX around if Triax is so good?

Thanks!
 
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