Tecnifibre tf40 305 g string setups

t_pac

Semi-Pro
Tier One Black Knight at 46/44 has been working well for me. Also played around with some multi and gut hybrids but favouring the FB poly.

Just strung up FireWire Boost at 46/44 so will try that tomorrow.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
I've used the following with good results

all 17g
Wilson Synthetic - 48#
HyperG - 43#
Volkl vSquare/Tier One Ghostwire (prob my fav set up so far) - 43#
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
So far the racquet doesn’t seem string sensitive. If it’s a string that you like...go for it.
 

t_pac

Semi-Pro
Played some decent doubles with the FireWire setup last night, strings played just fine. Not sure I could say they played any better/worse than the Black Knight to be honest.

The fact they come in red/white to match the frame is a bonus though!
 

ej28405

New User
Would 16g vs touch Mains at 54 lbs and 17g blast crosses at 52 lbs be too tight on this frame? I guess I’m going to find out soon! I normally play Babolat ps po7 18x20 with the same setup at 59/57.

I see everyone stringing in the 40s on this frame and now concerned / curious.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
Would 16g vs touch Mains at 54 lbs and 17g blast crosses at 52 lbs be too tight on this frame? I guess I’m going to find out soon! I normally play Babolat ps po7 18x20 with the same setup at 59/57.

I see everyone stringing in the 40s on this frame and now concerned / curious.
it might work for you. I find myself stringing lower than many by about 5 lbs. On my iPrestige and TC97 I have gut/poly at 52/48
 

ej28405

New User
it might work for you. I find myself stringing lower than many by about 5 lbs. On my iPrestige and TC97 I have gut/poly at 52/48
The string job on the new tf40 I got from TW was way under tensioned. I asked for 54/52 and it was more low to mid 40s. This is the second time I have bought a frame from TW and had them string it. Each time tension way off. Will avoid their stringing service next time.

I ended having to get it restrung by someone else at 58/56 (VS/Rpm) which seems to be just perfect. Not sure how people are stringing this in the 40s or even low 50s. Only hit for 30 mins but the early verdict is I like it much better than the PS PO7. More feel/touch, control (with the higher tension), maybe slight drop in power but minimal. Just a plush feel frame. The recommended max tension is 55lbs but I really think 16g natural gut needs upper 50s for control.

Excited to play more with it soon.
 

mrravioli

Semi-Pro
The string job on the new tf40 I got from TW was way under tensioned. I asked for 54/52 and it was more low to mid 40s. This is the second time I have bought a frame from TW and had them string it. Each time tension way off. Will avoid their stringing service next time.

I ended having to get it restrung by someone else at 58/56 (VS/Rpm) which seems to be just perfect. Not sure how people are stringing this in the 40s or even low 50s. Only hit for 30 mins but the early verdict is I like it much better than the PS PO7. More feel/touch, control (with the higher tension), maybe slight drop in power but minimal. Just a plush feel frame. The recommended max tension is 55lbs but I really think 16g natural gut needs upper 50s for control.

Excited to play more with it soon.
Yes they string racquet for free (no service fee) but it doesn’t always feel perfectly done. I once had a racquet come with stringing detail sticker and Chris Edwards name on it. That one felt very solid.
 

MikhailT

Rookie
I tried following:
WeissCannon Scorpion 1.22 full-bed at 23 kg: very hard to get enough spin, otherwise very nice feeling, control, just right amount of power
Yonex Poly Tour Spin 1.25 in mains, Scorpion 1.22 in crosses at 23kg: same as above, but a bit more spin
MSV Co-Focus 1.18 at 24/23kg: a bit boardy, firm and low-powered, but lots of spin - will try again at 21 kg
Volkl Cyclone 1.10 at 24/23 kg: this one reduced the swingweight and balance very noticeably. Insane amounts of spin. It's a bit too soft though, so less control.
For me an ideal string would be between Cyclone 1.10 and Co-Focus 1.18. I loved the TF40 305 with reduced swingweight of thin polys so I have ordered MSV Hex 1.10 and expect it to be firmer than the cyclone and more powerful than Co-Focus 1.18
 

TW Staff

Administrator
Our stringers use a lockout machine. If you are using a constant pull as a point of reference then you should bump up the requested tension by 4 lbs and that should get you good to go.

@mrravioli
Did you buy it from the used racquet section and do you remember which racquet it was? Might have been one of our hitters or one pulled from stock to be imaged or to measure specs.

Cheers,
Chris, TW
 

pverissimo

New User
Ever tried ice code? Really liking it, i really like the comfort and all around just good. Heard it's not the greatest for spin and I do feel that too. But just wondering how razor code white compares
Actually I have. Good string overall, plays well on the TF40 I agree with you, but did not WOW me. I think the TF40 is not very string sensitive. Never tried razor code
 
Ever tried ice code? Really liking it, i really like the comfort and all around just good. Heard it's not the greatest for spin and I do feel that too. But just wondering how razor code white compares
I've tried both Ice & Razor Code White. Ice is more comfortable and offers a lot more free power whereas Razor is really control oriented, lower powered and "stiffer". I like Ice Code a lot but given its power, I tend to string it a bit tighter, say 24 kg instead of 22/23 kg.
 

ej28405

New User
Any fb gut or gut/poly hybrid recommendations? Tensions?
I have been using the tf40 for about 2 months now.

My go to setup for a perfect blend of power feel and spin is the Babolat hybrid pack of 16g vs touch natural gut in the mains at around 59/60 lbs and 17g rpm blast in the crosses at around 57/58.

Also have tried full bed 1.20 hyper-g and full bed 1.20 Yptp but did not like either in this frame.
 

fed1

Semi-Pro
I currently have one with VS Gut in the mains at 49 and Black Code 17 at 47 and another with the new Triax 17 at the same tension. Right now I am surprisingly leaning towards the Triax setup.
 

ezekiel114

Semi-Pro
Any fb gut or gut/poly hybrid recommendations? Tensions?
i've done klip 16L with ALU Power at 55/48. probably my favorite setup. second is 17g or smaller poly at 48/46. i'd be interested in trying a 17g poly at 43 and see how that plays.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
haven't tried the gut/poly yet but have had a nice run with a few poly beds often with a rough main/smooth cross

I tried a full bed of hyperG and did not care for it. could have been tension.
 

t_pac

Semi-Pro
Settled on gut/poly at the moment (VS/Ghostwire), just tinkering with tension now.

FB poly at mid-40s plays well but I miss the feel from a hybrid...
 

Debster

New User
Thanks everyone!

I’m leaning towards starting with VS 16g (55 lbs), Ice Code 17g (51 lbs). @ezekiel114, I’m curious about the 7 lb tension difference between the main and cross? Can you comment on it? I think @Dartagnan64 does something similar.
 

ezekiel114

Semi-Pro
Thanks everyone!

I’m leaning towards starting with VS 16g (55 lbs), Ice Code 17g (51 lbs). @ezekiel114, I’m curious about the 7 lb tension difference between the main and cross? Can you comment on it? I think @Dartagnan64 does something similar.
here's my train of thought. i use full bed of 17g poly at 48/46. i usually go 5+ lbs higher when using multi/syn gut. i'm not that experienced in the nat gut world but i know its very powerful. so i bumped it up a little bit more. 55 sounded like a good starting point for me. 48 for the cross is around where the poly feels good to me. voila! 55/48. i do get weary of such a big differential but poly any higher would make it (for me) way too stiff. any lower in nat gut could make it uncontrollable.

i'm open for suggestions as i have another half set, although 16g, of nat gut i want to string up.
 

t_pac

Semi-Pro
I think there's leeway for bigger differentials when you're using polar opposite strings (nat gut/poly), for the exact reasons you mentioned.

I've got my main TF40 string with VS/Ghostwire at 55/50 but could happily go down in tension on the crosses, especially if it were a stiffer poly (GW is very soft).
 

pico

Semi-Pro
Still trying to find a good setup here. I def find that this frame needs a stiff setup since it feels so dampened. Stiff strings would give it better feel.
 

bobtodd

Rookie
Volkl V-square mains-52/Isospeed Cream 50 crosses, recently strung full bed of V-square at 51. Probably need to bump up to 53 next time.
 

EdmondTW

New User
The string job on the new tf40 I got from TW was way under tensioned. I asked for 54/52 and it was more low to mid 40s. This is the second time I have bought a frame from TW and had them string it. Each time tension way off. Will avoid their stringing service next time.

I ended having to get it restrung by someone else at 58/56 (VS/Rpm) which seems to be just perfect. Not sure how people are stringing this in the 40s or even low 50s. Only hit for 30 mins but the early verdict is I like it much better than the PS PO7. More feel/touch, control (with the higher tension), maybe slight drop in power but minimal. Just a plush feel frame. The recommended max tension is 55lbs but I really think 16g natural gut needs upper 50s for control.

Excited to play more with it soon.
Tennis Spin explained newly strung racquets lose tension very fast during the first two days. But I have to point out he used poly for demonstration, which loses tension pretty fast.
 
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