Tecnifibre Official - Racquets

PrinceYonex

Rookie
I've just tried the TF40 RS 305 and 315 and i've been hitting with them for a week now. Both racquets felt the same except that the 315 was not as stable as the 305. So decided to focus on the 305 which the demo racquet came as 335 gm strung ( TF razor code) and with a wilson pro overgrip. The racquet has an amazing feel and comfort although razor code is not my favourite string by any means, it felt great. What surprised the most is the swing speed esp. from the baseline. It swings faster than what the balance point would suggest esp. compared to the blades which feel a bit sluggish and harder to swing. I think TF has done something good with the frame design. I am generally a flat hitter but i felt a little bit of lack of ball rotation coming from the racquet which it didn't bother me much, also i am sure i can get better spin with strings like 4G rough or volkl cyclone. Overall, the frame has a good balance between power and control, very solid, amazing feel, amazing comfort (best i've tried so far), manuevarability is not bad at all, spin (string sensitive) have to select the right string to get the spin I need.
I agree with most of this -- amazing feel and not as sluggish as the blade 18/20.
 

PrinceYonex

Rookie
I measured my TF40 305 with a swingweight of 321, and that's with NRG2 16g mains, PTP 1.2 crosses. I used the method of hanging the racquet off the edge of table and measured pendulum swings with the swingtool app.
 

BillKid

Professional
@Tecnifibre Official
Dear Tecnifibre,
Looking at Iga Swiatek’s match, I think it will not long before à Tecnifibre racquet wins his first slam.
If that happens, I would suggest a 50% discount on all Tecnifibre racquets for all enthusiasts posting on this thread, right after the RG final.
I preferred to submit my idea today, so you will have all the upcoming week to make the necessary arrangements.
Thank you in advance! :)
 

vanworth

Rookie
Wonder if anyone knows of any rumours of an update to the TF40? Will there be another model or is it a one off based on the 40th year celebrations?
 
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BillKid

Professional
Does anyone else have issues with the paint quality on the Tfight RS racket's? The outer clear coat is peeling off just from replacing the overgrip finishing tape. I thought the xtc paint quality was pretty bad too with how easily the racket scuffed and chipped but this takes it to a whole another level of sh!tty paint quality.
Does it chip more easily than other brands?
The TFight demo racquets at my tennis shop are still looking great but I don’t know, maybe not a lot of players are demoing them. In comparison, Wilson frames seem always very beaten.
I know some find it stupid, but I don’t like too much when my racquet gets a lot of chips very easily. Could you elaborate on the issue of paint quality for TFights?
Over the last few years, I have been pretty happy with Prince and Head, curious to know if Tecnifibre is significantly worse.
 

PrinceYonex

Rookie
That could be one reason, haha. Was thinking it could bring som liveliness and launch angle to the super tight 18x20.
How does this work? Do you just not string the last cross at the bottom? If so, that won’t affect the density of the rest of the string bed, but it might affect the overall stringbed stiffness. Would you actually notice a difference in liveliness and launch?
 

Rosstour

Legend
A little update would be nice, I have two tf40s and don’t mind my third racket being a little different (I don’t think I’ve ever broken two strings in one match so it would only get used for fun anyway)
I have broken two strings before. I also broke a string and a frame in the same match. RIP
 

AceyMan

Semi-Pro
Well,

Just in case TF product managers or engineers are still reading this, y'all need to put the XTC Ltd 315 in the permanent lineup alongside the TF40. 18M preferred. And guarantee grommets for 5+ years.

You'll sell plenty. (I'd make it a little more head light, stock, but that's my only quibble).

/Acey
 

ClaudTT

Rookie
Well,

Just in case TF product managers or engineers are still reading this, y'all need to put the XTC Ltd 315 in the permanent lineup alongside the TF40. 18M preferred. And guarantee grommets for 5+ years.

You'll sell plenty. (I'd make it a little more head light, stock, but that's my only quibble).

/Acey
I believe that grommets are available at TW... but that is something that we buy in anticipation according to user "abuse".
 

BoxbeamsFTW

Semi-Pro
That could be one reason, haha. Was thinking it could bring som liveliness and launch angle to the super tight 18x20.
I just string the mains slightly lower. Or leave the top cross quite loose. Tension hardly ever stays there anyway.
Why mess with perfection?
First time posting in this thread but way overdue. It's always swung a little funky. Like there were CAP grommets except without all the benefits. But I don't even like the feel of cap grommets a whole lot anyway.

Btw, what's with the inversed ribbing on the outside of the hoop? It's not advertised as any technology I can tell. What does it do? Does it do anything? Maybe I think the feel? It's not symmetrical on both sides either. Never heard anyone comment about it.
 

Winners or Errors

Hall of Fame
Just strung up my XTC 305 with a gut-poly hybrid. Very nice response. Jury is out on tension maintenance and durability in the 18x19 pattern. I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with the racquet, frequently dumping it for my Six.One 95, Becker London Tour, or Kneissl White Star Pro Masters, but I do play well with it. I still think it'll be the one for me as I get older. It's just a bit light for me at times.

Anyone else playing the XTC 305 still? I can't see a reason to upgrade to the TF or RS.

Love the grommet design, by the way. Those tie off points are something every racquet should have.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Just strung up my XTC 305 with a gut-poly hybrid. Very nice response. Jury is out on tension maintenance and durability in the 18x19 pattern. I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with the racquet, frequently dumping it for my Six.One 95, Becker London Tour, or Kneissl White Star Pro Masters, but I do play well with it. I still think it'll be the one for me as I get older. It's just a bit light for me at times.

Anyone else playing the XTC 305 still? I can't see a reason to upgrade to the TF or RS.

Love the grommet design, by the way. Those tie off points are something every racquet should have.
I still have my two 305 XTCs in rotation
 

BoxbeamsFTW

Semi-Pro
Hi @Tecnifibre Official can I get some insight into this? Just curious why it's there and if it does anything why it's not advertised as a technology.
Btw, what's with the inversed ribbing on the outside of the hoop? It's not advertised as any technology I can tell. What does it do? Does it do anything? Maybe I think the feel? It's not symmetrical on both sides either. Never heard anyone comment about it.
Also curious whether the TF40 will be updated or is it a one-off anniversary release. Thanks
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
Congrats to Tecnifibre and Medvedev for the well deserved first Slam
me too but i would like Technifibre to develop a new profiled poly for all those who dont have the precise flat low strokes of Daniiel. i m no expert but after the blackcode s there came nothing new. preferable in the lower cost segment.
 

avocadoz

Professional
I just picked up the TFight 305 RS and it came in at 315 grams and even balance UNSTRUNG. What lousy QC tolerance. Should I just send it back? I don't expect it to play anything like it's supposed to.
 

Spin Diesel

Rookie
I just picked up the TFight 305 RS and it came in at 315 grams and even balance UNSTRUNG. What lousy QC tolerance. Should I just send it back? I don't expect it to play anything like it's supposed to.
Did they accidentally send you a RS 315? +10g sounds pretty dramatic.
I‘ll tailweight mine when it arrives, so I guess the one you got would play great. But makes sense to send it back, if you want that headheavy balance, it‘s supposed to have.
 

avocadoz

Professional
Did they accidentally send you a RS 315? +10g sounds pretty dramatic.
I‘ll tailweight mine when it arrives, so I guess the one you got would play great. But makes sense to send it back, if you want that headheavy balance, it‘s supposed to have.
It says 305 and string pattern is 18x19. Yeah I'm thinking of adding a leather grip to make it more whippy.
 

galapagos

Professional
I just picked up the TFight 305 RS and it came in at 315 grams and even balance UNSTRUNG. What lousy QC tolerance. Should I just send it back? I don't expect it to play anything like it's supposed to.
mine was pretty spot on. 2 grams off. I would appreciate 315 gram version if the balance is around 315-310 mm ;p I would say tailweighing RS is a great idea ! It makes the racquet play amazingly good.
 

Spin Diesel

Rookie
I used the TWE service where they measure 6 rackets.

1. W 304 SW 293 BAL 32
2. W 306,4 SW 296 BAL 32
3. W 306,2 SW 301 BAL 32
4. W 304,1 SW 302 BAL 32,5
5. W 305,1 SW 303 BAL 32,5
6. W 304,7 SW 296 BAL 32

All have an RA of 70, except the last one at 69.

That isn‘t too bad, I think. I guess you‘ve been particularly unlucky @avocadoz
 
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SumYungGai

Semi-Pro
@Tecnifibre Official
Dear Tecnifibre,
Looking at Iga Swiatek’s match, I think it will not long before à Tecnifibre racquet wins his first slam.
If that happens, I would suggest a 50% discount on all Tecnifibre racquets for all enthusiasts posting on this thread, right after the RG final.
I preferred to submit my idea today, so you will have all the upcoming week to make the necessary arrangements.
Thank you in advance! :)
I've been looking for a reason to switch back to Tec racquets, and this would be a good one. But nothing feels as good as the Tfight 320's I used to use back in '06 and through college.
 

ClaudTT

Rookie
What would you like to change?
I‘d love to see an 18x19 version.. oh and a different paintjob.
More power from that pattern is possible. Previously, in the same direction and to increase launch angle I thought that 16x19 was a goood idea...but never happened.
They never said that they tried those patterns and failed...
I do not own one but I would have tried to string a 16x19 or 18x19, is probably good reference. I have done that before and you can really feel the difference.
 

ClaudTT

Rookie
The BIG step for Tecnifibre needs to be to approach the Quality Control of Yonex manufacturing.
I got (5) RS300 frames and had to discard 2 for disparity in SW (1) and stiffness (1), i.e. 40% rejection. I would not have the same problem with Yonexes.
Without doubt the Japanese company is way ahead of everybody and is why is gaining so much support from players at all levels.

Then, if Tecnifibre get that level of QC will be competing for the top because the frame designs are very good.
Without that ... I do not see 'just marketing' making any dent in sales. The competition triples $$$ in marketing.
QC well implemented is a small fraction of the cost of marketing.
 
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SumYungGai

Semi-Pro
Of the many recent racquets I've tried, the TF40 315 stood out. It was almost perfect. My only gripes were the grip shape (personal issue), and maneuverability. I used to own many Tfight 320's (purchased probably 10 of same model), and while being just as heavy it was far more maneuverable and easier to play with.

So many racquets of the past were just as heavy static weight, or heavier, and were more maneuverable. Maybe I just don't jive with the trending balance of modern frames. It's frustrating, as everything else about the 315 felt fantastic.
 
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