One of my favourite racquets of all time is the Tecnifibre Tfight 315 Ltd in 16×19 string pattern. I used these racquets a lot and really loved the soft, controlled response. Now the update is here.
That Tecnifibre is a French company is apparent just by looking at the colours of the Tecnifibre Tfight DC 315 Ltd. I'm not French, but I do like the paint job of this edition better than the previous one, although the playability is of course far more important than the visual appeal. And I sincerely hope the DC model doesn't move too far away from the Tfight original when it comes to that.
A lot of racquet fans compared the Tecnifibre Tfight Limited racquets to the so called holy grail of tennis racquets, the HEAD Pro Tour 630 (or PT57A) and you can read more about that legendary racquet here and here. In my opinion the Tecnifibre racquet had little more power, but less stability (less weight) than the HEAD Pro Tour 630. This was easily fixed with a little bit of lead tape in the head. You can read my previous post about the Tecnifibre Tfight 315 Ltd here.
The stiffness of the new Tecnifibre Tfight 315 model is slightly higher than the previous version, but it's hard to say how that affects playability. The marketing talks about dampening and stability with the new Dynacore material (DC), but other racquets featuring this material hasn't received rave reviews so I'm skeptical whether the addition of it can actually be an improvement to a racquet that was so good in the first place.
My gut feeling (not string related this time!) is that this racquet will play very close to its successor and then it will be a great player stick ready for customization.
Below are the specs (copied from Tennis Warehouse). You'll be able to buy this racquet from most racquet suppliers such as the ones below.
Would you be interested in buying or testing this racquet? What do you think about the specs? Let us know in the comments below!
Strung Specifications of Tecnifibre Tfight DC 315 Limited
|Head Size: 98 sq. in. / 632.26 sq. cm.|
|Length: 27in / 68.58cm|
|Strung Weight: 11.7oz / 331.69g|
|Balance: 12.59in / 31.98cm / 7 pts HL|
|Beam Width: 20mm / 20mm / 20.5mm /|
|Power Level: Low-Medium|
|Stroke Style: Medium-Full|
|Swing Speed: Medium-Fast|
|Racquet Colors: Black/Red/White/Blue|
|Grip Type: Tecnifibre Xtra Feel|
|String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,8H
No Shared Holes
|String Tension: 49-57 pounds|
WHERE TO BUY THE TECNIFIBRE TFIGHT DC 315 LIMITED
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What does the LTD mean? Limited? I notice its not a PJ change, but the beam width is thinner.
when did the first version come out?
would you know if the headsize is true to size or actually 95 (Like the Pro Tour and Prestiges say they are 98 but actually 95 as well)
and if so, CAPs? 😛
Also, wouldnt the 320, 325 or even 325 be more in the weight class of the Prestiges?
Yes, it means limited. The beam width should be the same, you might be thinking of the Tfight 315 (without “limited”) which is a different racquet. The first version was released in 2013.
The Tecnifibre Tfight 315 Ltd is almost a copy of the PT57A/E so the head size is 95 sq inch. There are no CAP grommets on it, but I guess you should be able to use them if you want beef up the weight.
The Tecnifibre Tfight 320, 325 and 335 are different molds and quite a bit stiffer than the “Limited”…
Hope this helps. Cheers / J
Hi, I was just wondering, how does the old tecnifibre 315 ltd 16 main from 2013 compare to the Wilson ultra tour? Are they almost identical? Or do they have differences? Would really appreciate a response. Thanks.
Nah, they’re not identical but they play pretty close!
Both require lead tape to be a proper player racquet.
They both have smaller, but significant sweet spots.
You get more spin with the Tec 16 main, but the Tec 18 main is more similar to the Wilson Ultra.
The Ultra is 97 sq inches and the Tecnifibre is 95 (not actually 98), but it doesn’t really impact how they play.
Two great racquets that play very similar! Cheers / J
Thank you very much. Also, I’m assuming the feel is the same between the two?
Could you please compare the differences in FEEL between the two? Thanks.
The feel is very close! I think I got slightly more pocketing of the ball with the Wilson Ulta Tour to be honest. It doesn’t feel like RA 63 at all but more like 60. So they’re very close but if I got a new set of racquets today, I’ll go with the Ultra Tour.
Hope that gives you an idea. Both are great racquets however…
Cheers / Jonas
Will you review the new tec 315 ltd any time soon?
Still waiting to hear back from Tecnifibre. There isn’t a local distributor where I’m based currently (Sweden) and the new Tfight model doesn’t seem to be out in Europe yet. As soon as I have any news I will let you know.
Cheers / Jonas
Do you know if this new model came with pallets as the previous model??
I’m not sure but will try to find out shortly. Cheers / Jonas
I know this is an old post, but anyways: Do you have any thoughts on the Tfight DCS3 ATP 300? I’m thinking about using it as a platform for leading up. I currently use Yonex Dr 98 with a very small amount of lead – a good stick, but I fell like it’s lacking something… Maybe a bit more power and more direct/crisp feel.
Sadly, I haven’t tried that racquet. I think you should definitely try the Tecnifibre Tflash PS 300. Heard many good things about that racquet!
Good luck. Cheers / Jonas