Tecnifibre TF40 305 vs TFight RS 305

Jbloc11

New User
Hey everyone,

Anyone have any experience hitting both frames side by side? Hit with the TF40 and think it's a great frame in terms of feel and control. Has enough pop as well to make it not feel like it's underpowered. Was curious how the TFight RS stacks up to it.

Thanks!
 

abhi_trip

Rookie
I haven't hit with a TF40 305 , but I had demoed the Tfight RS 305 and just sent it back today. It's a fantastic frame if you get it on spec. The high swingweight helped me plough through the ball even with my medium paced swing. The power was ample and I hit a lot of winners with this frame which made me pleasantly surprised. I really liked it on groundstrokes, but it took me some time to adjust on serves. Power on serves was good as well. Directional control is excellent too. I would definitely recommend you to demo it.
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
Hey everyone,

Anyone have any experience hitting both frames side by side? Hit with the TF40 and think it's a great frame in terms of feel and control. Has enough pop as well to make it not feel like it's underpowered. Was curious how the TFight RS stacks up to it.

Thanks!
I have hit both. The RS was a better racquet for me. Better trajectory and depth control than the TF40.
 

celito

Semi-Pro
I have hit both. The RS was a better racquet for me. Better trajectory and depth control than the TF40.
I have a TF40 and now I want to test the RS ... :)

Spec wise they seem very similar with the RS having slight higher swing weight and being a little stiffer. The balance is the same. The TF40 also has one extra cross so I am guessing technically you should get a little more spin out of the RS.
 

celito

Semi-Pro
The RS also has different beam shape. The TF40 is more square while the RS is a 5 sided beam.
 
It’s been a minute but...

TF40 305 was plush, low powered, seemed to pocket but perhaps smaller sweetspot
305 RS a little more pop, preferred this one, but not as plush, kinda funky feeling on contact but I acclimated/tolerated

that’s all I remember
 

mhkeuns

Hall of Fame
Any comparison of the TF 305 RS to both Pure Strike and Blade 98? I’m especially interested in control and feel if anyone can help. Thanks.
 

soulfree914

New User
Any comparison of the TF 305 RS to both Pure Strike and Blade 98? I’m especially interested in control and feel if anyone can help. Thanks.
Control: TF40 305 > Blade v7 > RS 305 > PS
Feel:

Blade: Plush with a flexy pocketed response
TF40 305: Plush but direct response
RS 305: Firm, crisp and direct
PS: Firm and direct (slightly more muted than RS 305 if I remember correctly)
 

AceyMan

Semi-Pro
Is the RS 305 anything like the XTC 305, because I didn't gel with the latter whatsoever.

I think the TF40 isn't miles apart from the Pure Strike; I played the 2nd gen version and have demoed the current/3gen.

The TF40 demo was more recent and more extensive. You def can feel the foam fill (or whatever the equivalent is; I don't know if we ever fully established that.)

But the flex and power isn't so far apart. The Babo probably has more power at the tip, but overall doesn't provide quite as solid a strike (think, "whuump" factor) as the TF when you keep it in the sweet area (I like both sticks, if you can't tell).

HTH,
/Acey
 

Hulger

New User
RS305 (mine are little overspec) is more powerful (pattern, beam, sw) and needs more RHS to keep balls in. Racket head geometry feels bigger when holding in hand and unfortunately less maneuverable, so little difficult to keep the speed up. It has generous sweetspot and cushioned feel, which takes its toll from precision. It's better for defending and baseline. Less ideal for approaching and serving.

TF40 feels lighter, but it is stable enough. Thinner beam leads to more connected feel, and you get slightly more accurate shot placement from the 18x20 bed. Biggest disadvantage over RS is smaller sweetspot, and it's combined with overall less power, but still these two attributes favour TF over Blade v7 18x20 for example.

Between the two, spin potential (moderate) and launch angle (low) feel pretty same in vivo. IMO TF40 is better balanced overall.
 
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