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Racquet Review: Tecnifibre T-Fight 305, 295

Sunday, February 24, 2013 /by
Tecnifibre T-Fight 305
Tecnifibre T-Fight 305

MSRP: $189
Head Size: 95 sq. in.
Length: 27 in.
Weight: 11.5 oz. (305); 11 oz. (295)
Balance: 3 pts. HL
Beam Width: 21.5mm
String Pattern: 18x19 (305); 16x19 (295)
Construction: Firm
Swingweight: 320 (305); 315 (295)
Ideal Swing: Medium to Long (305); Medium to Long (295)
NTRP: 4.0+ (305); 3.5 to 5.0 (295)

The Pitch
The Tecnifibre T-Fight 305 and 295 are Tour Prepared. Manufactured according to standards suitable to ATP-level professionals, the T-Fights include silicone in the handle, which the company says reduces negative vibrations.

How It Tested
Lighter and more evenly balanced than the heavier T-Fight models, the T-Fight 305 and 295 are Tecnifibre’s jack-of-all-trades for intermediate-level players: They offer a good combination of pop, precision and maneuverability from all parts of the court. “I liked the 295’s control,” commented one 4.0 playtester. “When I was jammed with shots into the body, I was still able to put the ball back into play. I liked its ability to carve out short angles. It was also very receptive on the slice backhand—I got some bite on that shot—and was conducive to a wide variety of volleys.” While playtesters complimented the 295’s power and spin potential at the baseline, some said that, against faster balls hit by better players, off-center hits could feel jarring. For those looking for more stability, try the 305; its half ounce of additional weight, while making it slightly more difficult to swing, will help the racquet hold up against hard blows.

Bottom Line
A versatile stick offering intermediate all-courters a blend of power, control and agility.

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