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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|
You thought gravity was old! Well, think again! Take a look at the Gravity Pro specs here! There is a new a appreciation for “gravity”. Feel it for yourself!
The new Head Speed 10th Anniversary Edition is here and whether you are a collector or serious player, or both, you need to see this model!
The all black, with some gold splashes, racquet is here in the MP and S versions, and both the same specs as the non anniversary edition which, by the way, has put a Head racquet in the top five best sellers in the US!
Typical of all Head Special Editions and Anniversary Models this racquet comes pre-strung with another set of string attached for those that don’t like the current string setup. A good move, in my opnion.
These racquets are here now so stop by and take a look at this beaitiful Anniversary Edition.
If you read our recent post about “How to Demo a Racquet,” you may be incentivized to do it!
So while you are at it try one of our performance racquets setup with MonoGut ZX or ZX Pro (thinner) to get the maximum performance from the racquet.
Ashaway MonoGut ZX and ZX Pro have been one of our most popular strings for well over five (5) years!
Top players have been using it, but now the word is spreading that is not just for “the good player” but for everyone! We are very sensitive to injuries and injury prevention, so that is why we recommend MonoGut ZX to almost all players. The durability and feel of this string are unique, and, MonoGut ZX and ZX Pro is a monofilament but is PEEK and no polyester.
As with any string, some will not want to change, but if you are looking for a new racquet, why not demo a racquet setup with MonoGut ZX or ZX Pro?
Ashaway MonoGut ZX and ZX Pro come in Black and Natural and 16 (1.27mm) and 17 (1.24mm) gauge.
In this particular instance, a few words are required to make the picture make more sense.
Thanks to Australian stringer Ashley Nugent, for asking, is the picture in the post “Is Your Racquet Healthy” accurate in terms of failure?
It is highly unlikely that a main and cross string will break at the same time in the same location.
The image was taken a couple of years ago and had to do with “elongation” not the failure and, I grabbed it to show what I mean by “obvious” in the subject post.
I am pretty sure the cross string in the picture was “cut” to illustrate the difference in elongation not string failure.
Thank you, Ashley!