Tecnifibre TFlash PS 300: GREAT racquet indeed. My review.

pabletion

Hall of Fame
Hey everyone, I recently demoed the new Tecnifibre TFlash PS 300 and I really REALLY liked it. I'm a Tecnifibre fan, and my current racquet is the TFight DC 300, which I really like, although I gotta say that, with the first playtest, I'm considering making the switch.

First Impressions: I looks really good, a bit thicker than what I'm used to of course (well it is). I personally really like the paintjob desing and color scheme. It does not look like a 100 sq in frame. The throat is reminiscent of the Pure Aero, its supposed to compete with this types of racquets, from what I understand. It feels faster than the TFight, which would be expected, since its more head light. It doesnt feel that light when you get a hold of it. Comparing it to the Pure Aero, it feels much more solid, the PUre Aero, to me, feels weird, feels "hollow", too light, maybe too head light. I strung it up with a familiar setup for me: Razor Code 17g blue at 53 lbs.

Groundstrokes: GREAT baseliner racquet, it is a powerful stick but not extremely, as to feel you loose control, that you cant use angles anymore. Swinging it, its easy to let the racquet head go through, and to really accelerate when you wanna make the ball dip even more, or hit a higher, spinny shot. It is a stiffer frame, but its not incredibly stiff.

-Forehands: very nice, solid, hitting out is just peaches. Very fast stick, comfortable. Felt ball was popping even more than my TFight, and spin was still there, ball dips down to the court with a lot of action. When I tried to dip it back near the net (passing shots, angles) I was able to as well.

-Backhands: This is what impressed me the most. I have a 2hbh, very decent, like to go for it. I felt BETTER with the TFlash than my Tfight when I was hitting with my BH. Sometimes I get "stuck" with the TFight, and with the TFlash felt it was easier for me to pass through with my hands, speacially my left hand. This enabled me to go down the line easier, feeling very comfortable and confident on just letting it rip. Again, serious pace and topspin.

I was able to be very aggresive on return of serves as well, since its a very maneuverable stick, came up with plenty of huge returns.

SERVES: really nice, plenty of pop, easy to generate kick serve, easy to place (my serve is not my strong point).

VOLLEYS: Maybe the weaker part of it, but not bad at all. You notice the lack of flex of the stick but like I said, it doesnt feel incredibly stiff. More than ok.

OVERALL THOUGHTS: Its just a GREAT baseliner stick, a modern racquet from Tecnifibre and an incredible improvement from the previous TFlash, which were good, but there was nothing to make them stand out. This TFlash is a MUST demo, for those who enjoy the more modern types of racquets such as the PUre Drives, or Pure Aeros, etc type of sticks. This one is right there if not even better, its kindof a blend or transition between the traditional sticks and the more modern ones. Really like it, really recommend as a demo. I still want to play more with it, but right out of the box, it felt great.

Questions comments are more than welcome!
 

DJ-

Hall of Fame
Hey everyone, I recently demoed the new Tecnifibre TFlash PS 300 and I really REALLY liked it. I'm a Tecnifibre fan, and my current racquet is the TFight DC 300, which I really like, although I gotta say that, with the first playtest, I'm considering making the switch.

First Impressions: I looks really good, a bit thicker than what I'm used to of course (well it is). I personally really like the paintjob desing and color scheme. It does not look like a 100 sq in frame. The throat is reminiscent of the Pure Aero, its supposed to compete with this types of racquets, from what I understand. It feels faster than the TFight, which would be expected, since its more head light. It doesnt feel that light when you get a hold of it. Comparing it to the Pure Aero, it feels much more solid, the PUre Aero, to me, feels weird, feels "hollow", too light, maybe too head light. I strung it up with a familiar setup for me: Razor Code 17g blue at 53 lbs.

Groundstrokes: GREAT baseliner racquet, it is a powerful stick but not extremely, as to feel you loose control, that you cant use angles anymore. Swinging it, its easy to let the racquet head go through, and to really accelerate when you wanna make the ball dip even more, or hit a higher, spinny shot. It is a stiffer frame, but its not incredibly stiff.

-Forehands: very nice, solid, hitting out is just peaches. Very fast stick, comfortable. Felt ball was popping even more than my TFight, and spin was still there, ball dips down to the court with a lot of action. When I tried to dip it back near the net (passing shots, angles) I was able to as well.

-Backhands: This is what impressed me the most. I have a 2hbh, very decent, like to go for it. I felt BETTER with the TFlash than my Tfight when I was hitting with my BH. Sometimes I get "stuck" with the TFight, and with the TFlash felt it was easier for me to pass through with my hands, speacially my left hand. This enabled me to go down the line easier, feeling very comfortable and confident on just letting it rip. Again, serious pace and topspin.

I was able to be very aggresive on return of serves as well, since its a very maneuverable stick, came up with plenty of huge returns.

SERVES: really nice, plenty of pop, easy to generate kick serve, easy to place (my serve is not my strong point).

VOLLEYS: Maybe the weaker part of it, but not bad at all. You notice the lack of flex of the stick but like I said, it doesnt feel incredibly stiff. More than ok.

OVERALL THOUGHTS: Its just a GREAT baseliner stick, a modern racquet from Tecnifibre and an incredible improvement from the previous TFlash, which were good, but there was nothing to make them stand out. This TFlash is a MUST demo, for those who enjoy the more modern types of racquets such as the PUre Drives, or Pure Aeros, etc type of sticks. This one is right there if not even better, its kindof a blend or transition between the traditional sticks and the more modern ones. Really like it, really recommend as a demo. I still want to play more with it, but right out of the box, it felt great.

Questions comments are more than welcome!
Awesome. Check out the thread

https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/tecnifibre-tflash-300-ps.602709/
 
Got to agree, you could play well with this frame sitting on a chair.

You can absolutely thrash the ball, with whatever technique you care to use, just grip and rip.

I have a few, and left some RPM Blast at 55 in one for several months and it still works fine. I thin you could string it with piano wire and it would play well. It should have been as flat as a pancake but it is still amazing. I think it is impossible to play badly with it even if you try
 

A_Instead

Hall of Fame
Yes...agreed ...it's a gem....
May extend one of mine to see how it will play at 27.5...and 27.25....
Who would have thought that a funky throat design would have such an impact on performance..it works
 

srvnvly

Hall of Fame
What were your thoughts on grip size? I demo’d a 3/8 grip awhile ago and it felt larger than normal; Chris posts he uses a 1/4 grip.
 

DJ-

Hall of Fame
What were your thoughts on grip size? I demo’d a 3/8 grip awhile ago and it felt larger than normal; Chris posts he uses a 1/4 grip.
More pronounced bevel feel for some could make it feel bigger. Once you get used to the shape, you won't find it bigger...
 

jackcrawford

Professional
What were your thoughts on grip size? I demo’d a 3/8 grip awhile ago and it felt larger than normal; Chris posts he uses a 1/4 grip.
It is shaped like Head traditional frames (not the Speed line, which is rounder). I use a 1/4 grip when I use Head, and I use a 1/4 grip with the TFlash PS 300 and it feels true to size to me.
 
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LeeCMB

New User
Currently got one of these to demo. Been using Pure Drives for a few months, and even though I've won more matches than my previous average, my wrist and shoulder are falling off.

Hoping this racket is a more comfortable alternative.
 

604al

New User
Currently got one of these to demo. Been using Pure Drives for a few months, and even though I've won more matches than my previous average, my wrist and shoulder are falling off.

Hoping this racket is a more comfortable alternative.
I found the Pure Drive to feel much more solid, but it was also the Tour version, so it had alot more weight to it. The PS 300 was ultra stiff to me... tried 3 different full poly setups and all were more jarring than a Pure Drive with Lux Alu. Wish tecnifibre enlarged the grommet holes to give the stringbed a bit more give.
 

jackcrawford

Professional
Try the Extreme 360 either the Pro or MP.. Problems solved..
My switch to the Tec PS reported above only lasted a couple months, I started finding it harsh, too. I have picked up a 360 Extreme MP and am looking forward to hitting it tomorrow. Strung with Black Code 18 @ 48, for an apples to apples comparison.
 
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