You need to get more Tecnifibre...

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AllCourtHeathen

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#5
Tecnifibre make awesome racquets, their string selection is elite, their apparel is well made and actually looks good, they should have a much greater market prescence than what they do here in Aus. Which is basically zero. And it is honestly hard to understand why.

It's like tecnifibre australia just really don't give a flying f**k at all
 
#10
Well, wait until you try giving those guys your money for some ProKennex gear. Then you will know true apathy. Thus far, I haven't purchased anything overseas that I could from them but they're testing my patience, big league.
 
#11
i had to send some NRG to a buddy in Mel... It wasn't cheap, but the second time he had family over in the US and they brought a crap load back for him... Sorry guys
 
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AllCourtHeathen

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#16
I just received them... bought two and only need one... that's all... I now have both the 18M and 16M versions...
yeah I have both as well, everyone seems to prefer the 16m but I just can't hit that well with it, no matter how many times I crank it out of the bag and give it another go, the 18m is awesome
 
#17
yeah I have both as well, everyone seems to prefer the 16m but I just can't hit that well with it, no matter how many times I crank it out of the bag and give it another go, the 18m is awesome
All the TW testers preferred the 18M and said that the 16M was more difficult to be consistent with. I have not had a chance to hit with them yet. Combination of shoulder injury (inflammation), stringer being away, and bad weather. Itching to go and give them a go...

The 16M I'm keeping had a 4 1/4 grip (they both do). I got some Twaron grips that I got some time ago which I was going to try and put on other racquets than the old Heads in order to "copy" the Twaron feel (or at least try to). Turns out they are very heavy to use as an entire grip and increase the grip size a bit, so I needed a smaller grip to start off with (all my other racquets are 4 3/8 or 4 1/2). So I took the 315 Limited 16M and applied the Twaron grip to the flat (wider) parts of the grip. That way I increased the weight and the size of the grip (and made it a bit more square - like a Wilson handle). I also added Tungsten Tape from about 2-4 o'clock, 8-10 o'clock and a bit at 12 o'clock. According to the "bounce the ball in the living room test" the racquet feels good. I'll see how it truly is when I hit the court. Weight wise, it's a beast... 374g (from memory), and if the grip doesn't feel right and it's too heavy I'll have to change the grip to a 4 3/8 and add less weight to the handle... But first thing's first... play with it as is.

The 18M I have to take to the stringer and then modify with weight in head and handle...
 
#18
yeah I have both as well, everyone seems to prefer the 16m but I just can't hit that well with it, no matter how many times I crank it out of the bag and give it another go, the 18m is awesome
As I've said, I haven't had a proper hit with them yet. However, when I bounce the ball in the living room (at least with the 16M), the PT630 and the Radical Tours still feel nicer, if I'm being honest.

The main test will come when I take them both to the court and have a proper hit back-to-back...
 
#20
It costs money for a distributor to buy and store racquets, and they don't sell in enough numbers to justify it. Only Wilson distribute in Australia directly. The other distributors (Head, Babolat etc) are probably smaller businesses than TW local arm. Yonex is distrbuted by Gray Nicholls, cricket company, and make money on their badminton stuff moreso than tennis. There just ain't a market here for it.

Can buy technifibre on TW local website anyhow
 
#21
It costs money for a distributor to buy and store racquets, and they don't sell in enough numbers to justify it. Only Wilson distribute in Australia directly. The other distributors (Head, Babolat etc) are probably smaller businesses than TW local arm. Yonex is distrbuted by Gray Nicholls, cricket company, and make money on their badminton stuff moreso than tennis. There just ain't a market here for it.

Can buy technifibre on TW local website anyhow
Yeah... they sell some models... but don't have the TFight 315 Ltd or DC 315 LTD models... which are the ones that count in my book... Fabulous Pro Stock (PT 965) Racquets sold to the public as Retail models... Low RA and easily modified to the required specs. Tecnifibre's version of the Head PT57A Pro Stock Racquet.
 

Raul_SJ

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#22
What about Tecnifibre X-One Biphase? My favorite string. Better than NRG..

How much is shipping for pack of strings from TW USA to Australia?
 
#23
I met a coach who’s representing TF in Sydney. 3/4 guzs he was coaching were playing with TF.
I’m considering ordering a racquet from him soon, when the new models come out.
 
#24
I met a coach who’s representing TF in Sydney. 3/4 guzs he was coaching were playing with TF.
I’m considering ordering a racquet from him soon, when the new models come out.
Technifibre operate in Australia mainly on coach relationships. One thing to be wary of with coaches is if they try to recommend you something. Often they don't have the choices available to them and may try to convince you which is best for you. Just a heads up
 
#26
Technifibre operate in Australia mainly on coach relationships. One thing to be wary of with coaches is if they try to recommend you something. Often they don't have the choices available to them and may try to convince you which is best for you. Just a heads up
I found this thread via Google and didn’t see it was about things Tennis Only should get... Oops. :confused: Wanted to edit it, but didn’t find the function.
Anyways, I’m a good Tennis Only client, therefore I don’t have bad conscience.

Actually the Tecnifibre coach is a friend’s coach. Mine has to play with Head.

But let’s be honest: at my level, or at the level of many of the guys on this forum, any good racquet would "fit the game". I mean that I’m not going to be notably better or worse with a new stick. I know what I’m looking for in a racquet (weight, balance, swing weight, stiffness and string pattern), and there are a few that fit my requirements.

Getting a TF would be an emotional thing, as I owned one in 1990 when the brand was still called Major. Loved all about it. Switched to Wilson as it was more «prestigious». Big mistake. Never found the same racquet again.

This «TF coach» also distributes clothes and bags. Therefore Tennis Only should be able to get hands on some.
There are also quite nice vibration dampeners from ATP-Tecnifibre.
 
#27
I found this thread via Google and didn’t see it was about things Tennis Only should get... Oops. :confused: Wanted to edit it, but didn’t find the function.
Anyways, I’m a good Tennis Only client, therefore I don’t have bad conscience.

Actually the Tecnifibre coach is a friend’s coach. Mine has to play with Head.

But let’s be honest: at my level, or at the level of many of the guys on this forum, any good racquet would "fit the game". I mean that I’m not going to be notably better or worse with a new stick. I know what I’m looking for in a racquet (weight, balance, swing weight, stiffness and string pattern), and there are a few that fit my requirements.

Getting a TF would be an emotional thing, as I owned one in 1990 when the brand was still called Major. Loved all about it. Switched to Wilson as it was more «prestigious». Big mistake. Never found the same racquet again.

This «TF coach» also distributes clothes and bags. Therefore Tennis Only should be able to get hands on some.
There are also quite nice vibration dampeners from ATP-Tecnifibre.
What I mean is he may not be able to get the one you want and will instead try to convince you to buy the one he has. Not all coaches but many are like that.

Regards racquets, there are big differences between racquets of same specs and you should really try to have a hit with one before buying it based off number on a sheet as it can make a huge difference to your game. E.g. Stiffness isn't a good measure of the "feel" of the racquet as many are heavily dampened and others like yonex have a stiff head hoop but thinner and flexible throat giving them a lower flex number but stiff feel stiff on ball strike. Just my two cents, racquets are expensive so don't want you regretting a purchase.

Suppliers have a massively long list you can buy off but from Tennis Only's point of view they can only make money off of something they can move within say 12 months. Range doesn't equal profit for them. Especially if the Technifibre racquet costs them as much as say a fed racquet which they know will move, they would rather spend their money on that. But if you email them about something they should be able to order something in for you specifically.
 
#28
Ok, got it! Thanks.

I have to admit that coming back from a 10 year tennis break, I didn’t test my actual racquet before purchasing it. It was a good frame at a discounted price.
The main reason I didn’t test it is that my game will hopefully change quite a bit: I need to correct the motion of each one of my strokes.
Despite having spent an incredible number of hours on a court when I was young, there was no coach in my 600 soul village on the French countryside. And there was no Youtube at that time! I tried to learn my strokes from bad quality VHS recording of bad quality retransmissions (room antenna) of Roland Garros. Rare close angles, rare slow motions.

Anyways: that’s why I’m working with a coach now.

I saw that Tennis Only - or TW-Europe once I’ll be back there - make it easy to test multiple frames, and I’m really curious to do so.
But... I’m still mourning my old Major and really hope the new TF frames will live up to these nostalgic memories of mine.

Cheers
 
#29
Ok, got it! Thanks.

I have to admit that coming back from a 10 year tennis break, I didn’t test my actual racquet before purchasing it. It was a good frame at a discounted price.
The main reason I didn’t test it is that my game will hopefully change quite a bit: I need to correct the motion of each one of my strokes.
Despite having spent an incredible number of hours on a court when I was young, there was no coach in my 600 soul village on the French countryside. And there was no Youtube at that time! I tried to learn my strokes from bad quality VHS recording of bad quality retransmissions (room antenna) of Roland Garros. Rare close angles, rare slow motions.

Anyways: that’s why I’m working with a coach now.

I saw that Tennis Only - or TW-Europe once I’ll be back there - make it easy to test multiple frames, and I’m really curious to do so.
But... I’m still mourning my old Major and really hope the new TF frames will live up to these nostalgic memories of mine.

Cheers
If you're after nostalgic than yes Tech, Prince and Pro Kennex still make racquets like they used to be. Well not from 30 years ago but maybe 20 years ago. Look for racquets with flex ratings below 63 and I would suggest a head size between 97-100 sq inches, bigger and it will be too powerful when you improve, smaller and it may be too hard to hit well with while starting.
 
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