By changing its logo in 2019, Tecnifibre also took the opportunity to change all its packaging and increase brand visibility.
In addition, to improve clarity and to facilitate the choice of strings, 3 ranges have been created: Monofilaments - Multifilaments Poly-Fusion - Multifilaments
expert to pros
advanced to expert
intermediate to advanced
In order to reinforce this approach, we decided to test one string from each range in order to judge its contribution to the game and if the differences are significant.
In order to compare these three string, we tested them on the basis of these characteristics:
The test protocol : In order to make objective comparisons, we used the Playsight system on our tennis court. This system is a terminal connected to 5 cameras around the court that will analyze each ball strike in order to provide accurate game statistics on : Speed - Rotation - Height from the net - Accuracy Based on the results, we were able to classify all the string according to each aspect mentioned above. We also used a ball machine to ensure a ball of similar quality on the different tests performed.
In order to compare ball speed, each tester had to make a total of 10 maximum power strikes on the forehand, then on the backhand with each Tecnifibre string.
String gauge can influence string characteristics. Indeed, a thinner gauge will be more elastic. and will therefore offer more power than a thicker gauge. A 1.20mm gauge will be on average 10% more elastic than a 1.25mm gauge.
In order to be able to compare the control provided by each of these ropes, our two testers took part in an exercise in which they had to try to hit specific areas on the court.
By pre-stretching your string, especially on natural casings and multifilaments, you will gain control. Indeed, the pre-stretch will slightly break the elasticity of the string and stiffen it to give you more control on each of your strikes.
To compare the spin of these five strings, our two testers carried out short and cross court shots in order to maximize the rotation of the ball.
By reducing the tension of your string, you will enhance your spin. This is because strings that are less tense will have less friction between them and will move faster to give more rotation to the ball.
Multifilament, a string known for its extreme elasticity, tends to elongate much more than other constructions when strung on the racquet. Therefore the actual gauge installed on the racquet will be thinner than the gauge printed on the string.
Multifilament, a string known for its extreme elasticity, tends to stretch much more than other constructions when strung on the racquet. Therefore, the actual gauge installed on the racquet will be thinner than the gauge printed on the string.
The comfort of each string was determined using a scoring system completed by each player after the test.
When stringing your racquet, you can select a lower tension for the crosses (-1kg compared to your mains) and this will improve your comfort when playing and your feel when hitting.
Following the tests and the analysis of the different results, we offer you a summary table below in order to help you find the string that suits you best, according to the benefits you want.
- I have no pain in my arm
- I like to hit hard and I'm looking for control
- I want to bring plenty of spin
- I regularly break my strings and I need durability
- I want the best middle ground between a multifilament and a monofilament
- I want to protect my arm while keeping control
- I am looking for a versatile string in all aspects of the game
- I don't frequently break my strings
- I have pain in my arm
- I want maximum comfort
- I'm looking to bring power in my game
- durability is not my first priority
- I'm trying to keep consistent playing sensations over time