Tecnifibre TF 40 305
As you know Racquet Quest is always interested in racquet models from any brand and while Tecnifibre is not a new brand it is, in my opinion, just beginning to gain traction in this market.
Tecnifibre has always been associated with some of the best multi-filament strings available.
The racquet we are reviewing today is the Tecnifibre TF 40, 305 gram version. I would place this racquet in the “player” category, if you believe in such categories, and the 21.7mm beam confirms where most “players” find themselves. The 18×20 string pattern also contributes to the categorical placement.
There is a 305 gram version of the TF 40 and a 315 gram version both having the 18×20 string pattern. I believe there needs to be a 16×19 string pattern to complete the TF 40 series.
The TF 40 series is a no-frill approach to racquets. The red, white, blue, and black graphics look good as does the “knurled” outer surface of the racquet head.
Take a look at the “play ready”, string, overgrip, vibration damper, specifications below to see how it stacks up, then come by and try it!
|Racquet Model||Tecnifibre TF 40 305|
|Reference Tension||53 lbs - 24.9 kg|
|String||Tecnifibre HD MX 16|
|Machine Used||True Tension Professional|
|Racquet Flex, RDC||60 - After stringing|
|Racquet Flex, FlexFour||43|
|Racquet - In Plane Stiffness||376.3 lbs/Inch|
|Head Area, cm2||623.3|
|Head Area, Sq. Inch||96.6|
|Number of Main Strings||18|
|Number of Cross Strings||20|
|Main String Grid||7.625|
|Cross String Grid||10.125
|Density (% of head filled with string)||.786|
|Average Cross String Space||.506|
|Average Main String Space||.417|
|Dynamic Tension, Kp, ERT||39|
|Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in||218.3|
|First Moment, Nm||.846|
|Swing Weight, Kg/cm2||321|
|Swing Weight, Ounces||11.32|
|Swing Weight Calculated||362.6|
|Head Points||3.46 (negative = head heavy)|
|Head Weight, %||48.4%|
|Center of Percussion||20.5|
|Dwell Time, ms||8.21|
|Efective Stiffness - lbs||30.0|