So. The racquetaholic never sleeps. That's why I have two new frames to test out at home: the Tecnifibre Tfight 315 ATP Ltd. The model itself is not new, but from 2013 and the specs make a lot of racquet fans drool with its customizable weight, silicone already injected in the handle and low stiffness rating. People “in the know” call it a poor man's PT57A and that's why I'm keen to try it out in tomorrow's hitting session.
As with all more interesting racquets – there is a huge thread on this one at the Tennis Warehouse Forum where customizations, string jobs and general opinions about the frame is being discussed. The Tecnifibre Tfight 315 ATP Ltd (maybe it's time to shorten names?) comes in two string patterns – 16/19 and 18/20. I've recently started to gravitate towards the more open one and my latest stick of choice, as some of you regular readers know, is the Babolat Pure Drive Original which I now have up for sale.
Why am I selling the Pure Drive Original? Well, I tend to get bored with frames when I've figured out what they do for my game and how I need to adapt my technique to bring the most out of the racquet. The Pure Drive is a great frame, but it's a lot of power to tame and that's why I want play with a softer frame for a while so I can really swing out. Next time I'll write about my own racquets here I'll probably be playing with something else. But that's kind of half the fun!
Here are the specs for the Tecnifibre Tfight 315 ATP Ltd 16/19. I will surely customize and play around with string and will update the post once I've done so.
How is the customization going ? Any feedback on how it plays ?
Thanks for asking. Well, I only added a couple of grams at 3 and 9 o’clock first which bumped it up to 343 grams. It played nicely, but still a little too headlight which made the racquet less solid when returning a really heavy ball. I then added a couple of extra grams to 10 and 12 o’clock which opened up the sweet spot and made the racquet play beautifully. It’s now at 349 grams with a 31,5 cm balance and I’m loving it! It’s right up there with the heavy PT630s I used to use.
Gotta be impressed with Tecnifibre for daring to put out these beautiful Tfight 315 ATP Ltds a few years ago. It is going against the grain of modern racquets, but instead they’ve really made a modern classic.
If you can handle a weight around 345+ grams and don’t want to put up the dough for a PT57A (PT630 pro stock mould), this is the stick for you in my opinion.
Cheers / Jonas
I have the T-FIGHT 320 95sq-in.
Quite simply the best stick I ever hit with. (Own the RF97 Autograph, Pure Drive 2015, Yonex v-core 97)
It trumps all of them (not Donald Trump).
I strung it with tecnifibre redcode at first 54lbs didnt particularly like it, although it was my first time on a 95sq inch racquet. I mishit a few times and the string snapped quick.
Next I strung it up with 40lbs BlackCode (my fav string) – It’s a dream setup for me.
The feel, comfort and confidence I get from this racket is head and shoulders above anything I’ve hit with in the past. Could it be the pre-injected Silicone in the handle? Or the 95sq inch headsize? Perhaps its forcing my preparation / technique to improve..
Overall weight strung is 351 grams. Great stick!
Sounds like you’ve found a solid choice of a racquet. I’m really happy with my Tfights now. People complain that the sweetspot is small, but I personally think that makes me play better and keeps me on my feet – pretty much exactly what you’re saying about preparation/technique. I haven’t tried Black Code, but it might be time to do it.
Stick with that racquet! Cheers / J
I love the Tecnifibre Tfight 315 LTD’s (both string patterns!!) I am one f those people on the TT forums praising these frames!! I have found that lead from 10-2 under he bumperguard and a little more silicone in the handle. Makes this frame play beautifully. Another friend of mine extends them and puts a small amount of lead at 10 and 2 (not al the ay like I do). Have you tried any other setups, and what are you stringing it with now (or did you stick with your initial setup?) I have found that natural gut/poly plays extremely well in both of these frames. Glad you found these amazing racquets!!!! 😛
The Tecs are rightly one of the best feeling sticks ever made. It’s kind of a copy of the PT57A, but for a super affordable price. I have some silicone in the handle and lead at 12, but experimenting between 12 and 3 and 9 to find what works best for me. Solinco Hyper-G is my main string, but testing out some different ones. The Ytex Quadro Twist has some great spin and pocketing that works really well in the Tecnifibre Tfight 315 Ltd.
I’m also very glad I found these racquets! 🙂
Do u have any for sale?
Sadly not. I regret selling all of them actually. Such a nice racquet that I played well with.