When it comes to its racquets, Tecnifibre has generally appealed to accomplished players who put a premium on precision and control. The French brand’s T-Fight and TF40 series are both prime examples of frames for the discerning, high-performance crowd. However, this is a somewhat limited section of the tennis playing population. The widest swath of players want racquets that offer more of a boost in power and user-friendliness.
Enter the brand-new TF-X1 line.
While suitable for players of all ability levels, the racquet is designed to provide ample power, stability and forgiveness, in a comfortable, easy to use, eye-catching package.
There are three main technologies that deliver on the promise:
- A rounder head shape (FrameErgonomy) with reinforced sections on the firm, constant 24mm beam. This construction imbues the racquet with its force and sturdiness at relatively low weights.
- Isoflex, an innovative change to the racquet’s cross section—softer section on the longer strings; stiffer section on the shorter strings—to create a more consistent string flexibility and response despite the different lengths. This not only results in a juicier sweet spot, but more predictable results on off-center hits.
- X-Damp technology in the handle. Like many offerings in this category, the TF-X1 is rather stiff. This combination of an elastomer surrounding stainless steel helps filter out the low frequency vibrations that can be more harmful to the arm while increasing comfort.